San Francisco exhibit to focus on textiles collection
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, May 6, 2013
San Francisco - The de Young museum here last week a special new exhibition, From the Exotic to the Mystical, which represents 15 centuries of textile arts.
Running thorugh Aug. 4, the museum's collection includes finely detailed English embroideries, playful Spanish laces, magnificent tapestries, and a set of elaborate French ecclesiastical vestments from the reign of Louis XIV.
The exhibition also honors Anna Gray Bennett, the founding curator for textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a champion for the study of European textile traditions. She died in 2012.
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