Lace Exhibition: Gems of European Lace, ca. 1600-1920 – July 24, 2012 to January 13, 2013

Gems of European Lace, ca. 1600-1920
Ratti Textile Center Sponsors:
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, David H. Koch Charitable Foundation
Toyota Motor Corporation, the National Endowment for the Humanities
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 to Sunday, January 13, 2013
Location: Antonio Ratti Textile Center
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10028-0198
The rotating exhibit gallery is at the entrance to the Ratti Textile Center.
Organizers and Curator: Devon Thein, Gunnel Teitel, volunteers in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, under the direction of Melinda Watt, Associate Curator of the Department, and Supervising Curator of the Ratti Textile Center
Web site:
Telephone: 212-570-3951
Hours: Main Building
Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30AM to 9:00 PM
Sundays, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Recommended Admission fee:
Adults $25, Seniors 65 and over $17, students $12
Members and children accompanied by an adult, free

Thirteen outstanding pieces of handmade lace from the Met’s collection will be featured as one of the Ratti Textile Center’s rotating exhibitions.  More details can be seen in the press release below, which was issued on July 20th.
Established in 1995, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center consolidates most of the Met’s textile holdings (excepting those of the Costume Institute) in one of the most advanced textile storage and conservation facilities in the world.

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