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Re: inaccessibility to the arts

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GladRabbit001_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 17:25:40 PST


Obviously your curator has not checked out the price of silk undergarments
(winter under-wear) in any catalogue lately...as far as I am concerned items
made of silk are still available to those who have a moderately-high
discriminatory income...Silk may be more available today than it was in years
past (for instance, my parents who grew up in small west Tennessee towns have
never owned anything silk)

Stockings made during WWII were considered "black trade market" items....silk
has always represented, in my mind, a level of luxury and
wealth...commodities not generally affordable for the general working
public...

My question would be why does your curator think that silk has been
democratized? Upon what basis has (she/he) drawn that conclusion? If the
curator can answer that question, then you may have found a way in which to
approach the subject in an honest manner.
Susan Sanders
Curator
Visual Resources
University of Memphis

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