WILLIAMSTOWN -- The free public lecture series, "A Feast for the Eyes: Food, Porcelain, Silver, and Luxury Fabrics," continues at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute with the lecture "Fortuny Fabrics" by author Brian Coleman on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
Created by Spanish emigree Mariano Fortuny over a century ago in Venice, Fortuny fabrics today remain among the most luxurious and beautiful printed cottons in the world. Coleman, author of "Fortuny Interiors," will discuss Fortuny’s rich history and heritage.
Coleman calls Fortuny fabrics "the most beautiful, timeless, and unique fabrics in the world." In this lecture, he visits a palazzo in Venice, a country estate in Provence, a New York City Upper East Side salon, and a Malibu beach house, exploring how the romance and magic of Fortuny is interpreted today. A book signing with the author will follow the lecture.
For more info: clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.