Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen

Detail of prayer rug
Prayer rug (detail), Turkey or Armenia, 17th century. Cotsen Textile Collection T-0488.

February 22–July 5, 2020

A prolific collector, Lloyd Cotsen (1929–2017) assembled thousands of textile fragments, garments, and other artworks that reflected his admiration for indigenous crafts and vanishing artistic traditions. His ultimate goal, however, was to create opportunities for a wider audience to appreciate 3,000 years of human creativity. Celebrating a major gift from Margit Sperling Cotsen and the Cotsen estate, this exhibition brings together global treasures gathered over a lifetime.

Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Programs

September
14
Saturday
10:00am—4:00pm
October
26
Saturday
10:00am—3:00pm
November
14
Thursday
12:00pm