Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles presents rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian costumes and textiles drawn from the renowned collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and stunning artistry, Asian luxury textiles were central to global trade. The extraordinary stories of these treasures take guests on a journey along trade routes across continents, and through time, from the 1500s to today. Luxurious costumes of the court conveyed power, while striking theater robes brought stage characters to life. Sturdy wall hangings and furniture covers transformed palaces, temples, and homes, while shimmering tapestry-woven carpets were created as diplomatic gifts for foreign rulers.
Image: Chinese (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644). Chair Cover (detail), 17th century, Silk kesi tapestry weaves, 20 3/8 x 63 3/4 in. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 59-18/5
Source: Frist Art Museum
Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$8/Active-duty military (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations
Phone: (615) 244-3340
2022/10/07 - 2022/12/31
Additional time info:
Currently (September 2021) The museum is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5:30pm, and Sundays 1pm to 5:30pm. Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) will be open Thursday–Sunday from 1pm to 5pm each day. Request your free MAQ ticket at Guest Services when you arrive at the museum. MAQ tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. MAQ is operating at reduced capacity, so there may be a modest wait. Masks or face coverings are required for guests ages two and older. All visitors to the interactive space are required to hand sanitize before entering the space.