The other day on the Metro I noticed a huge poster that immediately caught my eye. It's not every day that you say huge, vivid ikat textiles staring you in the face on your morning commute! The poster was advertising an exhibit called "Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats" that's currently featured at the Textle Museum here in Washington, DC (through March 13, 2011). I'm sad to say that I have never been to the Textile Musuem, which is in the Dupont Circle area (I think closer to Kalorama) and housed in a historic building. I'm dying to go check it out one weekend (and with these temps, indoor activities are key!).
After all, it's important to remember that Ikat was around looooong before Elle Decor!
And just today, MoS Charlotte told me about another exhibit I am DYING to check out- "Fabulous Fakes: Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane" at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. It runs from February 3 - May 1. MoS Charlotte and I are trying to plan a little South Florida rendevous in March, so here's hoping we can catch this one together! Or maybe we will just head straigt to the gift shop...
And from "fakes" we switch gear to "freaking expensive"...if you're in Charlotte, the Mint Museum's exhibit "The Art of Affluence: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007" looks amazing! But hurry, it ends January 30th!
Any good exhibits going on in your neck of the woods?