Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles
Exhibition Programs

Looking for more ways to engage with Weaving Splendor? The slate of associated programs offers many options for further exploring the exhibit’s themes and connected stories.


Take 5: Fibers
Saturday, January 22, 2022
11:00 a.m. CST

Engage in an eclectic and lively conversation centered on the multiplicities of textiles. Speakers will share their personal connections to the world of fibers, from solace in their craft, to sustainability and living traditions.

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The Curator & Conservator are IN!
Saturday, February 12, 2022
11:00 a.m. CST

Conservator Rachel Freeman, and curator, Yayoi Shinoda focus on Japanese works in the exhibition and Creativity Studio.

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Nō Robe (Kariginu-type) (detail), Japan, 1800–1849. Brocaded silk, 65 1/2 × 84 in. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 32-142/9.

Contemporary Asian Textiles: In Conversation with Designers and an Artist
Saturday, February 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. CST
Virtual Program

Enjoy an international panel discussion featuring Angel Chang, Asian American designer of seed-to-button, zero carbon womenswear that is handmade by ethnic minority women artisans in Guizhou, China, Matsubara Nobuo, Japanese artist specializing in indigo and stencil-dyed textiles, and Hema Shroff Patel, Mumbai textile practitioner with the central Indian revival textile workshop, Amba; as they share their connections to Asian textile traditions. The conversation is moderated by William Keyse Rudolph, PhD, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Chair Covers (detail), Chinese, 15th–16th century, Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Polychrome satin brocade, Overall: 77 x 49 ½ inches. Purchase: acquired through the bequest of Mrs. Jacob L. Loose from Charlotte Horstmann, Ltd., 70-28/1.

Past Programs

Why are Textiles Masterpieces?: Asian Textiles in Weaving Splendor

The Curators are In!