Visiting New York City?

Here are some museums that might have fiber-related exhibits.

Our monthly newsletter always has a museum exhibit listing that should be your first stop.
Also check out the supplies page for a list of NYC yarn stores. The weaving instruction page lists local organizations that offer classes.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://metmuseum.org
5th Ave at 84th St
Aside from their special exhibits, there are some fiber items in these galleries:
Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Medieval Art
Art of Native America
Art of the Arab Lands
The Ratti Center specializes in textiles but is only open by appointment.
The Costume Institute has wonderful exhibits twice a year.

 

The Met Cloisters
https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/plan-your-visit/met-cloisters
Fort Tryon Park
Medieval tapestries abound.

The Met Breuer
https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/plan-your-visit/met-breuer
Madison Ave at 75th St.
Occasionally has fiber-related exhibits.

Cooper Hewitt Museum
Design museum of the Smithsonian
91st St between 5th and Madison
https://www.cooperhewitt.org/
The exhibits are always fascinating, even if they aren't specifically on textiles. This is a gem of a museum in a beautiful old mansion.

Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle (59th St and 8th Ave)
http://madmuseum.org
Frequent textile-related exhibits
 

Rubin Museum
150 W 17th St at 7th Ave.
http://rubinmuseum.org
This museum of Himalyan art frequently has exhibits that feature textiles of Tibetan, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.

Charles B. Wang Center 
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY (accessible by Long Island Railroad)
http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang
This Long Island center of Asian art has exhibits and events that specialize in Korean, Japanese and Chinese crafts, with some focusing on textiles.

 

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 W  86th St
https://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/27/exhibitions
The decorative arts and design history program has a small gallery of exhibits on a wide range of topics throughout the year.
 

Fashion Institute of Technology Museum
https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/index.php
27th St and 7th Ave
There are always one or two free exhibits about fashion.

Parsons School of Design
Sheila C Johnson Design Center
66 5th Ave at 13th St.
Exhibits listing:  https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/current-exhibitions/
Public programs:  https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/exhibitions-and-events/

School of Visual Arts
Galleries in Chelsea, Flatiron and Gramercy 
http://www.sva.edu/about/exhibitions
Occasional fiber-related student exhibits

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P.O. Box 1507, Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-1507

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