Past Programs

R. John Howe: Textiles and Text

Download the archive of John Howe's blog "Textiles and Text," which documents the museum's Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning programs from November 2007–January 2019.

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Photo from Rug Morning

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: Felt Making Now and Then

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:30am

Join Renate Maile-Moskowitz—fiber artist, lecturer, and consultant—for a talk on the history and evolution of felt to its applications today.

Lecture/Show and Tell: Artful African and Asian Garments

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am

Collector Steve Price gives an overview on why clothing exists and its cultural role, followed by a presentation of garments from Africa and Central, mainland Southeast, and East Asia.