Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

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Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Established 2009
Location 150 W. University Blvd.
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida
Coordinates 28°03′58″N 80°37′24″W / 28.066085°N 80.623240°W / 28.066085; -80.623240
Type Textile museum
Website textiles.fit.edu

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is a museum in Melbourne, Florida, located in Brevard County. It is part of Florida Institute of Technology and exhibits textiles, clothing and accessories.[1]

Opened in 2009,[2] the Center features an international collection of historical and contemporary textiles, embroidery, clothing, lace, samplers and accessories from North America, Europe, Africa, Japan, India and Central Asia. The collection also includes contemporary wearable art and fiber arts.[3]

The museum is named after its founding benefactor, Ruth E. Funk, an artist and designer,[4] who donated funds and her collection of international textiles to the museum in 2006.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Art Quilt Exhibits at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, Florida, through August 18, 2012". About Quilts. June 9, 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Florida Tech (August 8, 2013). "Ruth Funk Center For Textile Arts Presents Cultural Highlights From The Permanent Collection". Space Coast Daily. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "About us". Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cloth and Culture: Couture Creations of Ruth E. Funk". Panache Partners. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "History". Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

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