Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen

Detail from Wiener Werkstätte sample book
Wiener Werkstätte, page from sample book (detail), Austria, Vienna, ca. 1927. Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection T-0474. Photo by Bruce M. White.

Extended through December 23, 2020

A prolific collector, Lloyd Cotsen (1929–2017) assembled thousands of textile fragments, garments, and other artworks that reflected his admiration for indigenous cultures 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 estate of Lloyd Cotsen, this exhibition brings together global treasures gathered over a lifetime.

Watch a video tour of highlights from this exhibition, led by Curator of Education Lori Kartchner.

Highlights Tours

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