Detail of man's jacket


Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China



February 24–July 9, 2018

For centuries, minority cultures in southwest China have donned elaborate textiles, jewelry, and accessories for community celebrations. In this exhibition, dazzling festival costumes new to the museum’s collections explored traditions now endangered by modernization. Read the gallery guide for Vanishing Traditions.

Exhibition support was generously provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and Roger and Claire Pratt. Related programming was supported by Mrs. Eleanor Coppola.