"Mother of all Technologies": Accumulating Culture Through Chinese Textiles Dr Michael Riley 4 November, 2023
Come join FIRST SATURDAY PDX for an interactive lecture with Dr Michael Riley on the history of Chinese textiles as we demystifythe elegance of Chinese antique court robes and textiles used for ceremonial and ritual purposes developed uniquely for men and women. The presentation will include history, cosmology and iconography, showcasing hierarchical silk robes such as a Dragon Robe, Banner Robe and a Robe of a Prince, with examples of hand embroidery techniques using threads of gold and silver.
Dr Rileyearned his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah and has been a collector of myriad objects since his youth. He is a recognized collector and authority on Asian Textiles with a propensity for Antique Chinese.
This is an on-site presentation in downtown Portland. Please meet us at the venue at 9:30am Registerhere RETROSPECTION ANTIQUES The Fine Arts Building 1017 SW Morrison St Portland, OR 97205
Excellent MAX and bus transportation is right by the venue; plan your Trimet tripHERE.A nearbySmartpark structure at SW 10th and Yamhill with entrance on 10th Avenue is also available, as is street parking.
* We recommend that attendees be vaccinated and follow CDC guidelines.
Our program series is supported by Northwest China Council, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Chinatown Museum and PSU Institute of Asian Studies. All our programs are free and open to the public.