Fredrik R. Martin, the Missing Man

Thomas Farnham

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Coffee House Club

For a time Fredrik R. Martin was perhaps the most distinguished historian of Islamic Art in the western world, a consequence in large part of the brilliance of his A History of Oriental Carpets before 1800, a work that is today, even more than a century after it was published, still regarded as one of the pillars in the field of carpet studies. But Martin himself is now largely forgotten, a man whose fall from favor was perhaps as predictable as his ascendance to prominence was unanticipated. How he achieved and then lost esteem will be the theme of the talk.

Portable Storage: Tribal Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg

Deniz Beyazit

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Field Trip to the Metropolitan Museum

Curator Deniz Beyazit will guide us through the exhibition of 19 distinctly patterned examples of woven bags, along with one pile-woven saddle cover, that lend insight into a way of life practiced in the Middle East for hundreds of years.

Please note there will be an additional cost for this event.

Reconstructing Soft Furnishings in Medieval Ethiopian Rock-Cut Churches

Mikael Muehlbauer

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Coffee House Club

Mikael Muehlbauer is a Columbia University PhD candidate in Art History and Archealogy

Weekend in Canada

November 10-12, 2017

Field Trip to Toronto, Canada

A weekend of activities in Toronto including:

“Highlights from the Bruschettini Collection”

A curator’s tour of this exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum.

“Selected Objects from the Marshall and Marilyn Wolf Collection”

Visit to the home of these Hajji members and world renowned collectors.

Please note there will be additional costs for this event.

Recent Studies on the ‘Transylvanian’ Group

Stefano Ionescu

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mr. Ionescu is an independent scholar of Oriental carpets, he has dedicated almost twenty years to the study of Anatolian rugs, starting with those that survived in Transylvania.

This lecture is made possible through the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute of New York

12th and 13th Century Textile Finds at the Chungul Kurgan

Warren T. Woodfin

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Warren T. Woodfin is the Kallinikeion Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies, Queens College, CUNY