July 14 – October, 2012
Beautifully embellished textiles from the museum’s extensive collection were featured in this exhibition, It All Comes Out in the Wash. Each piece in this exhibit was damaged in the flood of 2008 and painstakingly restored at the Chicago Conservation Center. This unique exhibition showed the beauty of the treasured textiles and the extensive work that brought them back to their original splendor.
About 25 kroje (folk costumes), plus many other examples of decorated textiles were on exhibit once again. Visitors were thrilled and surprised at the vibrant colors and quality of the pieces.