An Evening with Carole Tanenbaum: The Incurable Collector

General Admission - $20 includes entry into the museum’s current exhibitions
Student Admission - $10 includes entry into the museum’s current exhibitions

Featuring a lively and informative conversation on the joys of collecting, Carole will discuss her affinity for hooked rugs (as featured in Home Economics and donations to the Textile Museum of Canada’s collection), quilts (as featured in Kaleidoscope, and donations to the Textile Museum), photography (as featured in True to the Eyes), and vintage costume jewelry (as featured in Fabulous Fakes, Schreiner, in the Textile Museum Shop, and two new exhibitions at MFA Boston).

Signed copies of Home Economics, True to the Eyes, Fabulous Fakes, and Schreiner will be available for purchase with a portion of sales benefiting the museum.

Carole Tanenbaum is an enthusiastic collector who —over the course of thirty years— turned her passion for vintage costume jewelry into a worldwide business. Her impeccable, yet unconventional eye, has led to impressive collections of rugs, quilts, photography, jewelry, toys, glassware, and more. Carole has given lectures at museums, universities, and social clubs both locally and abroad.

Eve Townsend is a lecturer in the School of Fashion at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and the Director of TMU’s Fashion Research Collection. Her research explores the intersection of jewelry, fashion, and social history. She is the co-author of Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry.

Type: Event

Date: May 9, 5:30pm - 7pm

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