Thursday, June 26, 2008

Textile Museums

When traveling, most textile artists are usually interested in discovering interesting textile related museums and exhibits. The following list should be helpful:

Check the calendar on the website of the American Craft Council (ACC) for up-to-date information by state about fiber related exhibits. It also posts information about international exhibitions.
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Alphabetical List of Museums – FibreArts Online
http://www.fibreartsonline.com/res/museum/index.htm

American Museum of Quilts and Textiles (same as the San Jose Quilt Museum)
http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/

American Precision Museum - Sewing Machine Collection - Windsor, Vermont

Antique Sewing Machine Museum - Arlington, TX
http://www.planetware.com/arlington/antique-sewing-machine-museum-us-tx-ars.htm

Arizona State Museum – University of Arizona Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies – Tucson, AZ
http://www.tapestrycenter.org/

Cannon Village/Fieldcrest Cannon Textile Museum – Kannapolis, NC
http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1162906

Costume and Textile Group – Belle Mead, NJ
http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1163099

Embroidery Museum and Resource Center - Louisville, KY

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center – Espanola, NM
http://www.evfac.org/gallery.htm

Fabric Workshop and Museum – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org/

Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY
http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=FutureGlobal:Museum

Fiber Art Center – Amherst, MA
http://www.fiberartcenter.com/exhibits/exhibits.html

Handweaving Museum and Arts Center – Clayton, NY
http://www.hm-ac.org/

Home Textile Tool Museum – Orwell, PA
http://www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org/

International Quilt Study Center – Lincoln, NE
http://www.quiltstudy.org/

Jane Sauer Gallery (Thirteen Moons) – Santa Fe, NM
http://jsauergallery.com/

Kansas State University (KSU) Historic Costume and Textile Museum – Manhattan, KS
http://www.humec.ksu.edu/museum/

Kentucky Folkart Center of Morehead State University - Morehead, KY
http://www.morehead-st.edu/kfac/

Kolona Quilt and Textile Museum – Kalona, IA
http://www.kctc.net/welcome/kalona.html

Lace Museum – Sunnyvale, CA
http://www.thelacemuseum.org/

La Conner Quilt Museum – La Conner, WA
http://www.laconnerquilts.com/

LaJolla FiberArts Gallery – LaJolla, CA
http://lajollafiberarts.com/gallery.htm

Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum – Lancaster, PA
http://www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com/

Latimer Quilt and Textile Center - Tillamook, Oregon
http://latimerquiltandtextile.com/

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Costumes and Textiles – Los Angeles, CA
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=browpage&dept=cost

Michigan State University Museum - Great Lakes Quilt Center - East Lansing, MI (quilts not always on exhibit)
http://www.museum.msu.edu/glqc/index.html

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum – Almonte, Ontario
http://www.textilemuseum.mississippimills.com/Information.dwt.htm

Museum of Arts and Design – New York, NY
http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1107977/k.A72A/Mission_Statement.htm

Museum of Contemporary Craft - Portland, OR

Musuem of Indian Arts & Culture - Santa Fe, NM

Museum of International Folk Art – Sante Fe, NM
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/

Museum of Our National Heritage – Lexington, MA
http://www.monh.org/Default.aspx?tabid=233

Museum of the American Quilter’s Society – Paducah, KY
http://www.quiltmuseum.org/

National Museum of the American Coverlet – Bedford, PA
http://www.coverletmuseum.org/

National Museum of the American Indian - Washington, DC, Suitland, MD & New York, NY
http://www.nmai.si.edu/

New England Quilt Museum – Lowell, MA
http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/

New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail - The work of more than 200 New Mexico fiber artists awaits you at 71 destinations along the trails.
http://www.nmfiberarts.org/?view=download

Pennsylvania State Museum – Harrisburg, PA – has almost 200 quilts dating from the 1800’s to the present
http://www.statemuseumpa.org/quilts05new/pages/home.htm

People’s Place Quilt Museum – Intercourse, PA
http://www.ppquiltmuseum.com/

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Textile Collection – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/

Quilter’s Hall of Fame – Marion, IN
http://www.quiltershalloffame.net/index.html

Rensselaer County Historical Society – Costume & Textile – Troy, NY
http://www.rchsonline.org/co_ct.htm

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Golden, CO
http://www.rmqm.org/

San Jose Quilt Museum (same as the American Museum of Quilts and Textiles)
http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/

Shelburne Museum – Shelburne, VT – has over 400 18th and 19th century American quilts
http://www.shelburnemuseum.org/collections/detail.php?id=9

TAI Gallery – Textile Arts – Santa Fe, NM
http://www.textilearts.com/

Texas Museum of Fiber Arts (TMFA) – Austin, TX
http://www.texasfiberarts.org/

Textile Center of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
http://www.textilecentermn.org/

Textile Museum – Washington, DC
http://www.textilemuseum.org/

Textile Museum of Canada – Toronto, Ontario
http://www.textilemuseum.ca/

Toadlena Trading Post Weaving Museum - Newcomb, NM

University of Minnesota – Goldstein Museum of Design – Saint Paul, MN
http://goldstein.che.umn.edu/collections/textile.html

Virginia Quilt Museum
http://www.folkart.com/museums/m_vqm.htm

Windham Textile and History Museum – focus is on the cotton thread manufacture – Willimantic, CT
http://www.millmuseum.org/

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts – Cedarburg, WI
http://www.wiquiltmuseum.com/


NOTE: Liz Plummer has used GoogleMaps to create a useful tool that visually locates Textile Museums worldwide. The one of France was compiled by France Patchwork .
http://lizplummer.com/blog/google-maps-of-textile-museums/

8 comments:

Liz said...

Hi Gwen,

Thanks for the mention, and for the wonderful resource that is your blog!

My Google Map is of textile museums around the world - the one of France was compiled by France Patchwork (http://www.francepatchwork.com/)

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Thanks Liz. I'll make a correction to the post and note that it is worldwide - don't know how I missed that.

Gwen

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Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Yes. Liz' site is wonderful and very informative.

Gwen

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