Upcoming Exhibitions

August 24–December 14, 2014

The larger markets in West Africa offer everything from foodstuffs to scrap metal to used clothing—and they also boast hundreds and hundreds of stalls filled with printed cloth. With some vendors selling just a few cloths and others featuring...

September 7–December 7, 2014

Artists from two community art groups—The Mapula Embroidery Project, founded in 1991 in the Winterveldt area outside Pretoria, and Kaross Workers, founded in 1989 on a citrus farm in Limpopo Province—have for several decades used the art...

September 7, 2014–January 4, 2015

Women on the island of Timor weave some of the most colorful and varied textiles in Southeast Asia. These cloths are a primary vehicle of cultural expression, and they continue to be made, used, and exchanged in ways that reveal deep social,...

November 2, 2014–March 1, 2015

This exhibition features five installations by the Cameroon-born, Belgium-based artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, comprising sculpture, two-dimensional work, and recorded sound.  Three installations will be fresh iterations of earlier projects,...

December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015

In the summer of 1890, two young Americans, William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., set off to circle the globe on new-fangled “safety” bicycles. Three years later, after pedaling some 18,000 miles on three continents, their...

December 21, 2014–April 26, 2015

 Many friends of the Fowler have made special donations of works of art in honor of the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary. The first installation of gifts—mostly textiles from across Asia—was exhibited last fall. The second...