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

Collectors and experts discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. You are invited to bring in related pieces to share during the program. Please vacuum your textiles beforehand, even if they are clean, to help us keep the museum pest-free. In honor of Harold M. Keshishian

Upcoming Programs

Lecture/Show and Tell: A Collector’s Favorites from Persia to Anatolia

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:30am

Collector Gordon Priest shows pile rugs, wagireh, khorjin, and yastiks from the late 19th century tribal, village, and nomadic production of Persia, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, and Anatolia.

The Quilt Phenomenon

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:30am

Rebecca A. T. Stevens, the museum’s retired consulting curator of contemporary textiles, will trace the journey of the quilt from bedcovering to a contemporary art object.