Exhibitions

Painted with Thread image

Painted with Thread: The Art of American Embroidery

On view April 13, 2001

Located in the: Online interactive


This intensely thought-provoking and beautiful exhibition highlights 380 years of American embroidery art from the museum’s collection.  The show includes embroidery art from the seventeenth century to the present, biographical information on many of the artists, descriptions of the artistic and cultural settings in which the artists worked, and a collection of embroidery tools – the paintbrushes of embroidery. 

Take a closer look at the exhibition image gallery, facts, and biographies of the artists in this site.