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.

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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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Textiles Close Up: Historic and Contemporary African Textiles

Minneapolis Institute of Arts and home of Joanne Eicher, Minneapolis, MN
June 6, 2014

Join TSA and a group of renowned experts for an exciting conversation about historic and contemporary African textiles inspired by current exhibitions and important private collections located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The day begins at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where Dr. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, will lead a tour of the museum’s recently […]

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Textiles Close Up: Islamic Textiles at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
April 25, 2014

Join TSA for a day-long exploration of the rich history of textiles from Islamic lands with renowned scholar Louise W. Mackie, Curator of Textiles & Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The day begins with a study of textiles on display in the Islamic Gallery and in the new exhibition, LUXURIANCE: Silks from […]

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