Textiles Close Up


Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.

Ahu ‘ula (cape), pre-1861, Yellow and black ‘ō‘ō (Moho nobilis) feathers, red ‘i‘iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers, and olonā (Touchardia latifolia) fiber, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Ethnology Collection, 09670/1909.007. Photograph by Hal Lum and Masayo Suzuki, 2014.

Textiles Close up: Pacific Basin Textiles & Featherwork in San Francisco

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
November 6, 2015

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Join TSA for a day at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park for an exploration of the textiles traditions of Oceania. The day will begin with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali’l led by Christina Hellmich, curator in charge of the arts […]

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Fiber Art & Contemporary Textiles at the MFA, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
October 23, 2015

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Join TSA for a day exploring American, European and Japanese fiber art and contemporary textiles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The morning will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Textile and Fashion Arts department guided by Curator, Lauren Whitley. There, TSA members will examine highlights from the […]

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photo by bob smith

Textiles Close Up: Textiles at the International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico
July 9, 2015–July 13, 2015

Textiles at the International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe: Celebrate and Preserve Living Folk Art Traditions Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Dates: Thursday July 9 –Monday July 13, 2015 Program Description Join TSA behind the scenes of this very successful market whose mission is to preserve traditional folk art and create economic opportunities for living […]

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Needlework picture. Worked by Mary King. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1754. Silk embroidery on silk. 1966.978

Textiles Close Up: Needlework at Winterthur

Wilmington, DE
April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015, 10:30 am to 5 pm Celebrate springtime by joining TSA for a day at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, led by the John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Textiles, Linda Eaton. The day will begin with a curator-led tour of the exhibition The Diligent Needle: […]

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Treasures of Islamic Textiles & Art in Toronto November 10-11

November 10, 2014–November 11, 2014

TSA Textiles Close Up at Royal Ontario Museum, Textile Museum of Canada, and Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre Toronto   Join TSA for a 2-day exploration of Islamic textiles and art in Toronto’s oldest and newest museums! This event is timed to coincide with the opening of two important textile exhibits, the inauguration of the much- anticipated […]

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