Highlights from the Textile Collection
March 5, 2013–January 12, 2014
The William A. and Carolyn C. McDonnell Textile Gallery will reopen in March after a hiatus of almost five years, during which time the gallery was temporarily repurposed to display Ancient American art. The gallery's opening exhibition presents a selection of 21 textiles highlighting the depth and diversity of the Museum's holdings.
Included in this exhibition is a very fine and unusual Turkish Ushak carpet from the 16th century. Another featured work, Esther and Ahasuerus
, given by Mrs. William A. McDonnell demonstrates elaborate English embroidery of the second half of the 17th century. The exhibition also includes more contemporary work including a woven piece by St. Louis artist Mary Giles.
Curated by Zoe Annis Perkins, textile conservator, Highlights from the Textile Collection will be on view from March 5, 2013 through January 12, 2014 in Gallery 100.
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