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Award Events


The George Hewitt Myers Award honors lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions in the field of textile arts. The award, named for The Textile Museum’s founder and given by the board of trustees, is recognized as the highest international accolade in the field of textile arts.


Past Myers Award Honorees

2019   Thomas P. Campbell, museum leader and scholar

2018   Guido Goldman, collector and philanthropist

2016   Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, artist and scholar

2015   Bruce P. Baganz, museum leader

2012   Walter Denny, scholar, educator, and author

2011   Milton Sonday, artist and scholar

2010   Michael Franses, author and publisher

2009   Mattiebelle Gittinger, scholar

2008   Jon Thompson, scholar

2007   Lloyd Cotsen, collector and philanthropist

2006   Josephine Powell, ethnographer and photographer

2005   Jack Lenor Larsen, textile designer