FILM: “Designed by Women: Marguerita Mergentime” American Textile Designer & "New England Modern" Sneak Preview!
$12 (1 hr)
A dual presentation. Filmmaker Jake Gorst presents a sneak peek of his upcoming documentary New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century. Virginia Bayer, granddaughter of innovative, passionate, and clever textile designer Marguerita Mergentime, presents and discusses a new short film about the woman who is credited with bringing bold patterns to 1930s American interiors.
As part of its ongoing Designed by Women project, The Stewart Program for Modern Design has collaborated with filmmaker Jake Gorst to create a short film on the life and work of modernist textile designer Marguerita Mergentime (1894 – 1941). Featuring interviews with curatorial experts and her granddaughter, Virginia Bayer, who preserves the Mergentime Archive, the short film explores Mergentime’s colorful and witty printed table linens of the 1920s and 30s.
Her work, which enlivened American households and encouraged home entertaining, was widely publicized, and shown in major World’s Fairs. She also designed drapery and carpets for Radio City Music Hall, a prestigious commission of 1932.
Virginia will sign copies of the book she co-authored, Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas (West Madison Press LLC, 2017) at the conclusion of the program.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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