– Jack Lenor Larsen, preeminent American textile designer for half a century, will lecture on Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Florida Tech’s F.W. Olin Engineering
Complex Auditorium. His presentation, Fabric: Oldest Technology Is also New, is free and open to the public.
Larsen will be available after the lecture for a reception and book-signing session for Jack Lenor Larsen: Creator and Collector. The reception will be
held across the courtyard in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building, Room 201. It precedes the opening at 7 p.m. of the traveling exhibit, “Jack Lenor
Larsen: Creator and Collector,” at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
Larsen’s designs have long been the subject of exhibitions in the United States and abroad and have been collected by museums. He is also a dedicated
collector of decorative arts and handcraft from around the world and a weaver, modernist architect, gardener, author traveler and entrepreneur. A mentor,
among those he has nurtured is renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
His East Hampton, N.Y. home, LongHouse Reserve, is a museum, a landscaped botanical and sculpture garden, and performing arts center that mirror his
personal pleasures and professional passions.
For more information, call the Florida Tech Office of Advancement at (321) 674-8962