University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Lotus Stack

Date of Interview: November 17, 2009
Location of Interview: Stephanie Zollinger's Office University of Minnesota,
St. Paul, Minnesota

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Biographical Summary

Lotus Stack grew up in California.  She has a Studio Art degree in Ceramics with a Minor in History from San Francisco State University. Stack later moved to Minnesota and taught at the Weavers Guild. She began her career as an intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts working her way up to Curator of Textiles. While working at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Stack was instrumental in bringing the Jack Lenor Larsen archive to Minneapolis. Stack is a former president of The Textile Society of America.


Interview Topics

Stack talks about Jack Lenor Larsen’s first fabric donation to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Jack Lenor Larsen as innovator; Jack Lenor Larsen’s contribution to the field; Jack Lenor Larsen as the public relations man; the struggle to save the Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated company archive; bringing the archive to Minneapolis; the cataloguing process; and Jack Lenor Larsen’s lasting influence.



Hills of Home (1971)
Paradise Regained Collection
Samarkand (1968)
Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan Collection


Funding for these oral histories was provided by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the University of North Carolina, Asheville Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.




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Goldstein Museum of Design

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1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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