Notice: The museum is open to the public this week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you.

Contemporary Textile Art

 

SVG
GWTM_Coll_Contemporary_750x125Created with Sketch.

 

 

In 2016, the museum began collecting textile artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries that showcase textiles as a vibrant medium of contemporary expression. Our growing collection of contemporary art features works by Ed Rossbach, Jon Eric Riis, Lia Cook, Helena Hernmarck and Cynthia Schira. 

 

Orange batik
 

Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam, Trash Can of Tradition (Tong Sampah Tradisi), 2003, 2016.11.1.

Blue textile
 

Shigeki Fukumoto, Double Refraction: Turquoise, 2005, T-2578a.

Red jacket with design of elephants and donkeys

Jon Eric Riis, Congressional Constraint, 2012, 2015.12.1.

 

Blue ikat textile
 

Ed Rossbach, Homage to Japan, 1970, 2019.8.3.

Textile with cartoonish faces
 

Lia Cook, Coptic Manga, 2012, 2017.17.1.

Multicolor textile
 

Helena Hernmarck, Homage to Mary Kahlenberg, 2012, 2017.18.1.

 

Keep Exploring

Learn more about the artworks featured on this page and other examples from our collections.