The Frist Art Museum showcases extraordinary and rarely seen textiles from the famous Asian art collection

The Frist Art Museum presents Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, an exhibition of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian and Turkish textiles from one of the most important collections of Asian art in the United States. United . Organized by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the exhibition will be presented at Frist’s Ingram Gallery from October 7 to December 31, 2022.

Crafted with precious materials, innovative techniques and stunning artistry, Asian textiles have been an integral part of global commerce for centuries. Whether woven from cotton, linen, silk or wool, each textile in Weaving Splendor tells an intricate and compelling story that takes customers on a journey along trade routes across continents and across the world. time, from the fifteenth century to the present day.

“This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for our audience, as these extraordinary treasures are not often displayed due to their fragile and light-sensitive nature,” said Trinita Kennedy, Senior Curator at the Frist Art Museum.

“Our guests will not only gain a deeper understanding of the various historic textiles on display, but they will also learn how Asian traditions are practiced and kept alive today, including by artists from our own community through gallery demonstrations. “

With over 65 objects organized thematically into five sections, Weaving Splendor explores the diverse purposes for which Asian textiles were created, including for use as clothing, furniture, gifts and commercial goods.

In addition to the experiential learning activities in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, Weaving Splendor is complemented by an educational gallery with illustrated reference books, a place for guests to reflect and react, and a space where contemporary artists from fiber will talk and show their processes. A schedule of live demonstrations will be updated on FristArtMuseum.org and will also be available on a touch screen in the gallery.

Mildred D. Field