Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

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Saturdays at 10:30 AM

All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Speakers include local collectors and experts who share pieces from their own holdings. Visitors are invited to bring in clean, well-vacuumed examples of featured types from their own collections to share with the group. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required. 

Upcoming Programs

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Moroccan Carpets and Twentieth-Century Design

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:30am

This lecture by collector and author Brooke Pickering Cole explores Moroccan carpets and twentieth-century modernist interiors through the work of influential architects and designers.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Antique Rugs from Persia and Select Caucasian Rugs

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am

This discussion is led by Peter Saunders and Victor Mashihi III, a third-generation buyer, seller, and collector of unique, fine antique rugs from around the world.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: America’s Misunderstood Coverlet Weavers

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Matthew Monk, PhD candidate in history at the University of Delaware, will demonstrate that nineteenth-century woven coverlets are important artifacts and evidence of America’s path toward industrialization.

Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Luxurious Quilts from Nineteenth-Century America

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am

Textile curator Elizabeth Lay will examine high-style quilts of the mid-Atlantic area, with examples from the Montgomery County Historical Society’s collection.