The museum will reopen to the public on Friday, May 21. Free, timed-entry passes will be required for entry.

Everyday Luxury: Silk Quilts from the National Collection

Silk parlor throw

Everyday Luxury featured a rare showing of a selection from the museum’s collection of late 19th century silk quilts. These textiles tell a little known story about American industry, art, fads, and marketing. These quilts were made to be seen and not slept under and were sometimes called “parlor throws.”