Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Lace is the single largest category of objects in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. How do we make sense of this ubiquitous yet enigmatic material? From fine art on the wall to intimate garments …

Politics at Home: Textiles as American History

Featuring work from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection ranging from the 18th through the 21st centuries, this exhibition includes a range of domestic textiles that demonstrate how public discourses of American politics have always …

Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium

The 2nd annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium will feature presentations by the 2021 cohort of summer fellows. Their presentations will focus the 3 CDMC pillars: design thinking, material culture, and textiles.

Malkha | Madison

Online Launch: August 2021 – Ongoing. The Malkha | Madison project seeks to deepen our understanding of the value of artisan production in the contemporary post-industrial world. Indian artisan cotton textile production is a field that links the pre-industrial past to the post-industrial future. Through CDMC’s 3 pillars, we aim to convey the vibrancy of the field by sharing the vision, process, & material culture of Malkha, a South India-based textiles commons.