Two individuals reaching towards rows of scarves hanging on a wall with a panel on the left that reads: "Ikat in Uzbekistan"


Artisans Gallery



The Artisans Gallery is an educational gallery where you can purchase and learn about handmade textiles representing global traditions. We share the stories of artisans around the world and support certified fair trade, sustainable, handmade and culturally authentic work. Museum members always receive a 10 percent discount.



Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed on university holidays



Exhibition Merchandise

For a limited time, the Artisans Gallery is featuring textiles from artist Wonju Seo in conjunction with the exhibition Korean Fashion: From Royal Court to Runway. Take a closer look at her "bojagi" work in the display case in the museum lobby or contact the Artisans Gallery for details.


Woman smiling while standing next to a display case full of patchwork textiles

Artist Wonju Seo next to her display outside of the Artisans Gallery. Photo by Liang Cai.

Currently Featured

The Artisans Gallery features rotating displays and textiles that directly relate to our museum collections. We currently feature the following:


Our Principles

Certified Fair Trade: We purchase products only from companies that provide good working conditions for workers and ensure no child labor or forced labor was used.

Sustainable: We source textile products that are produced in ethically responsible ways, both for the maker and for the planet.

Handmade: We feature unique or one-of-a-kind items that emphasize quality craftsmanship.

Culturally Authentic: We present objects that emanate from the geographic regions that developed their techniques and aesthetic, or by artists who appropriate cultural sources to create new and original work.




Artisans Gallery display window and museum entrance