Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design at The Met Fifth Avenue

Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work. This exhibition—drawn entirely from The Met collection—compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949).


Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Start Date

November 11, 2016

End Date

October 1, 2017


10:00 AM - 05:30 PM


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

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