The Language of Fans, an interview with Laura Camerlengo

'Country Dance' fan, paper, watercolor, gold paint, mother of pearl, silver, c. 1760, De Young Museum, San Francisco

Much more than practical tools for cooling the body, Laura Camerlengo joins us to speak about the myriad of ways fans have been used historically as emblems of status and tools of communication. Her exhibition Fans of the 18th Century is on view now through June 30, 2019 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.