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Highlights from "Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles"
For the first time in decades, rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish clothing and textiles from the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are assembled for an extraordinary exhibition. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and superb artistry, Asian luxury textiles were prized domestically and were central to global trade. The exhibition traces the journeys of key works of art and the people who owned them and carried them across the world. Luxurious costumes of the court performed power, while striking theater robes brought stage characters to life. Sturdy wall hangings and furniture covers transformed palaces, temples, and homes, while shimmering tapestry-woven carpets were created as diplomatic gifts for foreign rulers. Artists borrowed techniques from near and far to appeal to the latest fashions in the developing global market. The extraordinary stories of these treasures of the collection take visitors on a journey across continents, from the 1500s to today. Please join our presenters, curators Dr. Kimberly Masteller, Dr. Ling-en Lu, and Yayoi Shinoda in Kansas City as they present some of the textile masterworks in this special exhibition.

Oct 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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