Textiles at Twelve

Photo from Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursdays at 12 PM

Weekly lunchtime programs—including films, lectures, and gallery talks—focus on the textile arts and global cultures. Free; no reservations are required.

Upcoming Programs

Film: "Artbound, 'Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead'"

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

Artbound offers an intimate look at the Día de los Muertos ritual through the story of artist Ofelia Esparza, who continues the tradition of building altars to remember the dead.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn more about your own textiles from museum curators and conservators.

Film: "Immortal Egypt: Invasion"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

In the final episode of this BBC documentary series, professor Joan Fletcher explores how ancient Egypt's story fits together.

Gallery Talk: Flax, Fibers, and Fabric in "Woven Interiors"

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Lori Kartchner from the museum's Education Department to explore the story of linen through works on view in "Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt."

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn more about your own textiles from museum curators and conservators.

Gallery Talk: A Closer Look at a 19th-Century Syrian Boy’s Coat

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody in the galleries as she discusses an extremely rare and exquisitely decorated boy's coat in The Textile Museum Collection.