"A Vision for Contemporary Textile Art" with Caroline Kipp, Contemporary Art Curator at the GW Textile Museum
Thursday, May 11 | 12pm | Online event
Limit: 50 guests
Caroline Kipp, Curator of Contemporary Art at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will present her aspirational visions for the museum's nascent contemporary initiative. This overview will outline Kipp's ideas for collecting, exhibitions, programming. Through these avenues, she intends to raise the profile of textile arts.
Caroline Kipp is a curator, artist, and a textile and decorative arts historian. She holds a BFA in fibers from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MA in museum studies from Harvard University. She is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.
Previously, she was the Curatorial Associate in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she was responsible for the contemporary decorative arts collection, including the Daphne Farago collection. She curated the Farago gallery rotations, Jack Bush: Radiant Abstraction, Community Arts Initiative: Mindful Mandalas, and Community Arts Initiative: Endless Feast, co-curated Beyond the Loom: Fiber as Sculpture/Subversive Threads as part of Women Take the Floor and Perception is the Medium. Kipp served as the assistant and project manager on Cecilia Vicuna: Disappeared Quipu, Sheila Hicks, Nan Goldin, Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained, Candice Breitz: Love Story, Maia Lynch: In Between, and Monuments to Us.
Prior to this she was part of the MFA Boston’s Textile and Fashion Arts Department where she contributed research to the exhibition Gender Bending Fashion.