Two Museums to Visit


Snakeshead textile design by William Morris

I’m one lucky gal! In the past month I’ve be able to visit 2 museums with wonderful textile collections. Here you see an image of Snakeshead a design from the William Morris: Designing an Earthly Paradise exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This fabric design features one of Morris’s (and my) favorite flowers, the fritillaria, a flower with a checkerboard bloom.


Embroidered bed hanging by May Morris

Items on exhibit range from actual William Morris fabrics to an embroidered bed hanging by May Morris to wood engravings illustrating books for the Kelmscott Press. Contained in one gallery, the exhibit extends until January 13, 2019.

Can you guess what other museum I was lucky enough to visit?


5 thoughts on “Two Museums to Visit

    • I wish I could see more of her work. Any recommendations for museums or collections that are available for viewing?

  1. I loved the textiles in the Victoria and Albert museum in London….but I will guess that you visited The Cinncinnati Art Museum since you were in Ohio

    • The Victoria and Albert is a favorite of mine too, Gene! But alas, I was unable to get to Cincinnati this trip. I’ll put it on my bucket list.

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