TEXTILES CLOSE UP: Indonesia at the Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510, United States
May 16, 2013

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

This year’s program is partially supported by a generous donation from Textile Arts, (Santa Fe, New Mexico).

The first event for this program will be Indonesian textiles with Ruth Barnes:

Join curator and TSA member Dr. Ruth Barnes for an exclusive day-visit to the Yale University Art Gallery and its rich collection of textiles from Indonesia. The small-group tour begins at the Gallery, which recently re-opened to the public following a major — and highly praised — expansion. Writing of the Indo-Pacific galleries, the New York Times recently declared “If you need one irrefutable reason for a visit [to the Yale Art Gallery], this is it…The installation is enrapturing, as intricately patterned as the Indonesian textiles and Borneo carvings that fill it.” Participants will gather for an à-la-carte luncheon at the Union League Café.  In the afternoon Ruth will guide a focused session examining weavings from Lampung and Palembang (South Sumatra), Java, Borneo and Sulawesi at YUAG’s off-site collections storage. A private reception will complete the day.

The tour is limited to 12 participants (including three students and one scholarship recipient). Sign-up is exclusive to TSA members until April 5th and closes for all on April 16th. Please complete and submit the accompanying Sign-up Form. Those assigned places will be sent registration and payment information.  If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified if an opening occurs.

If you intend to apply for a scholarship, please fill in this application: deadline April 9th.

Click here for Sign-up form

Event Description


Image Caption 1:

Ceremonial Weaving (Pua Kumbu)
late 19th Century
Cotton with warp-ikat patterning
122 x 183 cm (48 1/16 x 72 1/16 in.)
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Gerry Masteller

Image Caption 2:

View of the new Indo-Pacific Art Gallery