Lecture: Guido Goldman and the Ikat Revolution

Kate Fitz Gibbon, attorney, cultural heritage law; Guido Goldman, collector and 2018 Myers Award recipient

5:30 PM: Reception
6 PM: Lecture

Central Asian ikat became an international fashion phenomenon largely thanks to Guido Goldman’s passion for a lost art and his enthusiasm for sharing it. The popularization of Central Asian ikat is just one instance of cultural transfer, and this lecture will use several striking examples to illustrate its benefits. Placing art first, and geography second, Goldman and cultural heritage attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon will explore how society and international relations are enriched and challenged by this interchange. This lecture will also explore the contradictions of nationalist art policy in an increasingly globalized world. 

This program relates to the exhibition Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat. Fee: $10/museum members and GW students, faculty, and staff; $15/public. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register online or call 202-994-7394.