Curator Karina Corrigan will discuss the impact of imported Asian textiles on Dutch lives in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Dutch consumers were enthralled with the Chinese and Japanese silks and Indian resist-dyed and painted cottons which introduced a riot of new color, pattern and texture to their homes and wardrobes. Karina’s talk will focus on the Veldman-Eecen Collection of Dutch-market Indian textiles, a recent PEM acquisition, and highlight Asian and Dutch textiles that will be featured in “Asia in Amsterdam: the Culture of Luxury in the Dutch Golden Age,” the 2016 exhibition she is co-curating with colleagues from the Rijksmuseum.