Curators Circles: Threads

Textiles have been part of the MFA’s collection since its founding in 1870, as reflected in the Museum’s original motto “Art, Industry, Education.” Over the years, the collection has grown into one of the most diverse and important in the world and includes examples from many cultures, ancient to modern. This Curators Circle encourages close looking at objects in the Textile Study Room and provides the opportunity for members to interact with curators, visiting experts, and collectors to learn more about the multi-faceted world of the textile arts.

Contributions from every Curators Circles membership provide vital funding for the respective departments and curators in support of their curatorial ambitions including research, travel, acquisitions, and exhibitions.

For more information about this Curators Circle's programming, please contact Catherine Tutter, department coordinator, at

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Of the $1,500 annual contribution for this Curators Circle, $1,140 is tax deductible. This is based on the fair market value of benefits. A tax receipt will be provided.
Dates, times, and events are subject to change.