Talbot Receives Promotion at Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.


Publication Date: 6/3/2009

Rhodes alumnus Lee Talbot of The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. has been promoted to associate curator of the Eastern Hemisphere Collections. Talbot will pursue curatorial work focused on the museum’s collection of textiles from Korea, China and Japan. He also will continue to chair the museum’s internal Exhibitions Task Force, acting as a liaison to the Board of Trustees.

Established in 1925, The Textile Museum is an international center for the exhibition, study, collection and preservation of the textile arts. It also explores the role that textiles play in the daily and ceremonial life of individuals the world over.

Talbot joined the museum staff in April 2007 and the following year co-curated the exhibition BLUE, which explored the historical and current use of indigo dye in textiles around the world. 

He graduated from Rhodes in 1986 with a B.A. degree, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture.