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Focus: Fiber Exhibition
March1, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Kent State University Museum

Textile Art Alliance

The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is a Friends group of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Its mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

Membership is open to everyone.


    Calling all fiber artists, quilters, weavers, knitters, wearable art enthusiasts, designers, makers, craftspeople, textile art historians, educators and collectors – come share your interest in fiber art and textiles by becoming a member of the Textile Art Alliance (TAA) of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    You will have the opportunity to share your interests and meet other like-minded individuals at lectures, workshops, educational programs, our annual members’ meeting and the TAA Wearable Art Market.  TAA plans a full schedule of programs and events to introduce you to new techniques, master artists, and innovative ideas and approaches to fiber art and textiles.

     TAA Membership is open to anyone interested in contemporary or historic textiles and fiber arts. Membership in the Cleveland Museum of Art is required to become a TAA member.


    • A full annual program of textile and fiber arts events –
    • TAA members attend lecture for free and receive a discount on most workshops, Play Days and collection visits.
    • Priority registration for Workshops and Play Days
    • Advance notification of TAA events

    • Monthly updates on TAA activities and other area fiber arts events through the TAA e-News
    •  Show your fiber artwork in TAA member shows

    •  Discounts at local area fiber arts stores (see list below)
    • Meet fiber artists, educators and textile enthusiasts when you become an active part of the fiber art movement in Northeast Ohio

                    Membership* Fee Options (annual fee unless otherwise noted)

              Individual -  $75

              Student -      $10 with current student ID

              Sustaining - $100

                    Patron -     $150

              Lifetime --    $600 (one-time payment)

    ***Cleveland Museum of Art membership is required to become a TAA member.***     See the Cleveland Museum of Art website for membership categories and associated fees.

                                         For more information, please contact:


     President: Barbara Lubinski Membership Chair:  Sandy Heller    

    330-283-4627 330-819-9634           


    The Textile Art Alliance (TAA), an affiliate group of The Cleveland Museum of Art, is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators, and collectors with a common interest in the textile and the fiber arts.  


    Formed in 1934, TAA's purpose is to promote the fiber arts through exhibitions, educational programs and purchases to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


    To date, approximately fifty pieces have been purchased for the museum's textile collections. These gifts have ranged from Peruvian weavings dated 200 BC to works by contemporary artists such as Lenore Tawney, Glen Kaufman and Jon Eric Riis.