The Uncommon Threads 2018 event has been postponed until 2019, as we are now offering the symposium on a bi-annual basis. Check back soon for details on Uncommon Threads 2019!

Florida Tech's Uncommon Threads symposium is offered to the community as part of the university’s continued focus on textile arts. Since 2004, this multi-day event has presented internationally recognized curators, scholars and experts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Thanks to the generous gifts of Ruth Funk - artist, lifelong art educator and local patron of the arts - the Uncommon Threads symposia and the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts are vibrant cultural additions to our Central Florida community.