Friends of Decorative Arts: Carla Funk
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Carla L. Funk is the Director of University Museums at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne. She is the Founding Director of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, which opened on the campus in 2009, and continues to oversee its operations, as well as the Foosaner Art Museum.
The Funk Center is the only museum in the southeast exclusively dedicated to the display and preservation of textile and fiber arts. In her FODA talk, she will discuss the vision
of the Center’s late benefactor, Ruth E. Funk, and examine its collection, which ranges from African Kuba cloth to couture.