For Kids & Families: Exploring Costume & Textiles

Three dynamic videos for children and families present an experiential approach to LACMA’s Costume and Textiles collection. Storylines weave together a range of objects from various cultures, time periods, and geographic regions revealing contextual information and inviting present day connections aimed to inspire authentic, relevant experiences for viewers. 

What does community have to do with it? Around the world, people with different kinds of expertise come together to create something special. In this video, narrated by a group of tweens, learn about the collaborative process for making three different textiles from Japan, Cameroon and the United States.


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What does your closet at home have in common with LACMA? LACMA curators reveal how fun and easy it is to make connections between a typical middle-school student's wardrobe and the museum's collection of costume and textiles.


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What inspires artists working with textiles? Learn how art made long ago sparks the creativity of today's designers. Discover how paintings by an Italian monk inspired two sisters from Pasadena, California, to create a line of silk gowns, and how visiting museums as a young girl influenced one designer to create whimsical patterns.


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