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Multicolored woven textile


Contemporary Textile Art



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), Indonesia, 2003, 2016.11.1

Blue textile

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


Red jacket with design of elephants and donkeys

Jon Eric Riis, Congressional Constraint, United States, 2012, 2015.12.1

Blue ikat textile

Ed Rossbach, Homage to Japan, United States, 1970, 2019.8.3

Textile with cartoonish faces

Lia Cook, Coptic Manga, United States, 2012, 2017.17.1

Multicolor textile

Helena Hernmarck, Homage to Mary Kahlenberg, United States, 2012, 2017.18.1



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