Exhibition, Lecture and Reception
What: Collector's Talk: Donald Clay Johnson's Paritosh Collection
When: Sunday, September 18, 2011 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: 33 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
Free and open to the public
Join us for a talk by former curator of the Ames Library of South Asia at the University of Minnesota and noted Indian textile collector Donald Clay Johnson. He will talk about the origins of his Paritosh Collection, a selection of which is on exhibit at the Goldstein Museum of Design, and his experiences as a collector.
This exhibition showcases saris, shawls, and home textiles collected over 50 years by Dr. Johnson. Johnson began collecting during a year's residence in India in 1962 and named the collection "Paritosh," or "contentment," after his host family's compound. The handcraft techniques include ikat weaving, several varieties of embroidery, block printing, bandhani and lahariya varieties of tie-dye, and more.
Please visit collector Donald Clay Johnson's online archive to see images from his collection.
For more information about the exhibition, click here.