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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:59 am 

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Location: New York
Through September 11, 2011

Material World presents a tantalizing glimpse into the Museum of International Folk Art's largest collection of textiles and costumes stored in 57 closets and numerous trunks and drawers. The 138 rarely-seen items in this exhibition highlight the remarkable breadth and depth of 20,000 objects ranging from everyday household articles to elaborately detailed ceremonial wear in the Museum's textile collection.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue authored by exhibition curator Bobbie Sumberg. The catalog divides the textile and costume collection into two categories, textiles and dress, and into several subcategories: Textiles for the bed; for the dwelling; for the church, temple, or ceremony; and, decorative pieces such as samplers. Dress is divided into headwear, outerwear, footwear, accessories, ceremonial, and complete ensembles.
Note: Just back from Santa Fe. The exhibit is very high quality - but very small. And the main part of the Folk Art museum is closed for renovation until June or July. Several other museums in Santa Fe are also primarily closed, probably in advance of the main tourist season. Quite disappointing.


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