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Kaffe Fassett on “Dreaming in Color”

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

A one-man revolution, Kaffe Fassett changed the world of quilting and knitting with his explosive use of color. Fassett visits the MFAH to talk about his intimate new autobiography, Dreaming in Color, which follows his lifelong creative journey through richly detailed stories, as well as hundreds of glorious photos taken along the way. A book signing follows the lecture.

Lecture tickets are $8 for MFAH Members and $10 for nonmembers. Copies of Dreaming in Color are available through The MFAH  Shop. Purchase the book through the museum and receive one free lecture ticket when you show your receipt at any MFAH admissions desk. Advance tickets may be secured 713.639.7771; by clicking here for online purchase; or in person at any MFAH admissions desk. Pending availability, tickets may also be obtained on the evening of the lecture from the auditorium box office. Questions? Contact lectures@mfah.org for more information.

About the Author
Kaffe Fassett (born 1937) spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, Fassett studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, then made his home in England. A trip to Inverness, Scotland, inspired Fassett to begin designing knitwear, and his clients have included Lauren Bacall, Bill Gibb, the Missonis, Barbra Streisand, and Vogue magazine. Further explorations led Fassett to needlepoint, mosaics, rug making, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting. Now in his 70s, Fassett continues to produce vibrant new work and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture.