Friday, August 17, 2007

More on textiles




If you have not been to the Textile Museum, it is well worth the walk down S Street (where you can check out beautiful Burmese script on the Embassy of Myanmar along the way). There is a new exhibition entitled "Textiles of Klimt's Vienna" which features the work of several Viennese artists of that era. There is another exhibition up until August 19th called "Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia." The Textile Museum's collection contains a wide variety of textiles from all over the world and is housed in an historic home with an amazing garden out back, which you are welcome to explore. There is also a small but excellent library on-site. In 2008 the Textile Museum will be opening a second home in a more modern atmosphere in the Penn Quarter. Though they tend to be overshadowed by more "important" art forms such as painting and sculpture, textile and fiber arts are rich in tradition, skill and craftsmanship and the Textile Museum does a consistently great job of presenting this in a accessible, unpretentious way. Admission is free, though a donation of $5 is suggested.

2 comments:

Cath said...

Thanks, Fiona! I am definitely going to check out the Klimt. It is such an enjoyable stroll to the Textile Museum and they have lovely fountain garden in the back.

Montmarte said...

great blog you've got here... thanks for this link, can't wait to check this out!