Stories of Syria's Textiles: Art and Heritage across Two Millennia | First Look
October 14 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm
An invitation for KMA Members (Curator's Circle and above) to view the Museum's fall exhibition, Stories of Syria's Textiles: Art and Heritage across Two Millennia, and explore the Museum and Sculpture Garden during the First Look preview hours.
Also on view, Rhonda Khalifeh: Immortal Stitch in the Pollack Family Learning Center.
Tunic decoration with Alexander the hunter on horseback, probably from Syria, 7th century. Wool and linen; eccentric weft, soumak, weft-wrapping, slit-tapestry weave, 131/4 × 123/4 in. (33.5 × 32.5 cm). Washington, DC, the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1948, 11.18. Photograph courtesy of the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum.
Textile with rosettes, from Dura-Europos, ca. 200–256. Wool; weft-faced tapestry weave, 9 × 12 ½ in. (22.9 × 31.8 cm). New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, 1933.487. Photo: Courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery.