The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Detail of untitled artwork by John Garrett
John Garrett, "Untitled," 2004. Cotsen Collection, T-2505a. Photo by Bruce M. White. © Lloyd Cotsen, 2016.
Through January 29, 2018

Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-six leading fiber artists worldwide to create a three-dimensional work to fit inside a standard box. The Box Project showcases the dynamic results. Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research with the Racine Art Museum.

Participating Artists

Masae Bamba • James Bassler • Mary Bero • Zane Berzina • N. Dash • Virginia Davis • Carson Fox • Shigeki Fukumoto • John Garrett • Ana Lisa Hedstrom • Helena Hernmarck • Agneta Hobin • Pat Hodson • Kiyomi Iwata • Gere Kavanaugh • Ai Kijima • Hideaki Kizaki • Lewis Knauss • Nancy Koenigsberg • Gerhardt Knodel • Naomi Kobayashi • Gyöngy Laky • Paola Moreno • Jun Mitsuhashi • Kyoko Nitta • Hisako Sekijima • Barbara Murak • Cynthia Schira • Heidrun Schimmel • Carol Shinn • Sherri Smith • Hadi Tabatabai • Koji Takaki • Aune Taamal • Richard Tuttle • Peter Weber

On View

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-six leading fiber artists worldwide to create a dynamic three-dimensional work sized to fit within a standardized box.

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

"Scraps" presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese in Milan; Christina Kim in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo in Tokyo.

Detail of pillar rug from the museum's collections

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Historical images reveal how public competitions, presidential preferences, and unanticipated historical events shaped the U.S. Capitol and White House.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.

Upcoming Programs

October
18
Wednesday
6:00pm
October
19
Thursday
12:00pm—2:00pm
October
21
Saturday
10:00am—4:00pm
November
09
Thursday
12:00pm
November
16
Thursday
12:00pm—2:00pm
January
25
Thursday
6:00pm