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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

11.30.2013

Blue Alchemy

[Vintage West African indigo throw from The Loaded Trunk.]

Anyone with a conventional work schedule (or kids) probably won't be able to make this screening but I'm still posting a reminder: filmmaker Mary Lance will be at The Met on Friday, December 6 to introduce a 4 p.m. showing of her documentary, Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo. Shot around the world, from Nigeria to the U.S. to Japan, the film looks back a thousand or so years yet glances forward, too, exploring the history of the blue dye as well as current revival efforts. To date, I haven't found it streaming on Netflix or Hulu or in iTunes.

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