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: Asia in Amsterdam at the Peabody Essex Museum

April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:30 am – 5pm All tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Additionally, Textiles Close Up program provides a fee waiver for one TSA member to participate in each event. These scholarships are reserved for members who would otherwise be unable to attend. To apply, visit our Awards & Scholarships page. Deadline: March […]

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Textiles Close Up: Chin Weaving at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
February 26, 2016

  Join the Textile Society of America for a rare opportunity to study the exquisitely crafted weavings of the Zo people of South and Southeast Asia. Tour the groundbreaking exhibition Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh, with Consulting Curators Barbara G. and David W. Fraser and PMA’s Senior Curator of Costume […]

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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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Texiles Close Up: 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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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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