Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

If you are not aware of the work of Elizabeth Lay, please take the time on Friday, January 15, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about her and from her during the Smithsonian Associates Program. Elizabeth Lay will be one a lecturer for Fiber With A Cause workshop in the summer of 2021.

Join curator Elizabeth Lay, a regular lecturer on the topics of fashion, textiles, and American furniture, for an image-rich lunchtime lecture series focusing on decorative arts and design topics. Elizabeth Lay is a textile curator with a MA in the History of Decorative Arts and a BFA in Art History and Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Formerly she was the owner of Orlean Fine Tapestry and held a license from the V&A for needlepoint designs. She has taught extensively and has been an avid stitcher for more than 45 years.

Lay is a textile historian and the curator at Montgomery History’s Beall Dawson House and Stonestreet Museum in Rockville, Maryland. She is an adjunct professor of 20th century fashion at the Smithsonian–Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University.

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