Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
1000 Fifth Avenue

The Metropolitan Museum of Art possesses one of the finest collections of textiles in the world. Encyclopedic in scope, it includes examples from all of the world's civilizations and from almost every period in history. Among the 35,000 pieces (a num... more

The Metropolitan Museum of Art possesses one of the finest collections of textiles in the world. Encyclopedic in scope, it includes examples from all of the world's civilizations and from almost every period in history. Among the 35,000 pieces (a number which does not reflect the holdings of The Costume Institute) are archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more, dating from 3000 B.C. to the present. Highlights include late Antique domestic textiles made in Egypt by Christians and pagans alike during the fourth to seventh centuries; silk tapestries and embroideries of the Yuan dynasty, a peak of refinement and complexity in Chinese textiles; a five-medallion "compartment carpet" crafted in Persia during the Safavid period in the early sixteenth century; and the opulent and rare seventeenth-century French embroidered wall panels in the Museum's Louis XIV bedchamber. Previously dispersed among the various curatorial departments according to the cultures that produced them, most of the Museum's textile holdings are now gathered in the Antonio Ratti Textile Center—one of the largest, most technically a... more

The Metropolitan Museum of Art possesses one of the finest collections of textiles in the world. Encyclopedic in scope, it includes examples from all of the world's civilizations and from almost every period in history. Among the 35,000 pieces (a number which does not reflect the holdings of The Costume Institute) are archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more, dating from 3000 B.C. to the present. Highlights include late Antique domestic textiles made in Egypt by Christians and pagans alike during the fourth to seventh centuries; silk tapestries and embroideries of the Yuan dynasty, a peak of refinement and complexity in Chinese textiles; a five-medallion "compartment carpet" crafted in Persia during the Safavid period in the early sixteenth century; and the opulent and rare seventeenth-century French embroidered wall panels in the Museum's Louis XIV bedchamber.

Previously dispersed among the various curatorial departments according to the cultures that produced them, most of the Museum's textile holdings are now gathered in the Antonio Ratti Textile Center—one of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study, storage, and conservation of textiles in any art museum. While each curatorial department retains intellectual responsibility for its own textiles, the custom-designed center provides the controlled environmental conditions necessary for the long-term preservation of these fragile works of art, as well as study and research facilities for Museum staff and the general public, and a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center

Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/20/2019 09:30 AM
Sun, October 20
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/22/2019 09:30 AM
Tue, October 22
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/23/2019 09:30 AM
Wed, October 23
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/24/2019 09:30 AM
Thu, October 24
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/26/2019 09:30 AM
Sat, October 26
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/27/2019 09:30 AM
Sun, October 27
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Textile Arts - Antonio Ratti Textile Center
10/29/2019 09:30 AM
Tue, October 29
9:30AM
$
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Occurs 47 more times through Jan 05

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

Schedule

October 20, Sunday 9:30AM
October 22, Tuesday 9:30AM
October 23, Wednesday 9:30AM
October 24, Thursday 9:30AM
See complete schedule

Category

Arts

Other Arts Events

Totally Tots

Totally Tots is the Museum's early-learner exhibit—just for children 5 and under... view

Hall of African Mammals

Since its opening in 1936, the Akeley Hall of African Mammals has been considere... view

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’

Updated with the latest eerie happenings!

60-minute tours begin on the half h... view

Hall of Birds of the World

Although some bird species cross the boundaries of oceans and mountains and a fe... view

 

European Paintings - Old Master and Nineteenth-Century

The Metropolitan Museum's collection of Old Master and nineteenth-century Europe... view

Porcelain - The Frick Collection

The Oriental Porcelains in The Frick Collection date from the Ming and Ch'ing dy... view

American Paintings and Sculpture

The collection of American paintings and sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum is... view

Hungry Like the Wolf

Extended by popular demand, we’re bringing you Hungry Like the Wolf — a weekly h... view