Permanent CLOSURE

Florida Tech announces permanent closure of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

Welcome to the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts!

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Online Exhibitions:

The Center has partnered with Evans Library Digital Scholarship Lab at Florida Tech to provide immersive experiences in virtual reality!

  • Explore the Center’s award-winning 2019 exhibition Designed to Mobilize: Propaganda Kimono 1920 – 1945!  Curated from the Center’s permanent collection, Designed to Mobilize presents kimono and associated textiles from one of the most distinctive periods of textile production in Japanese history.  Download the Family Fun Guide for kid friendly activities.
  • NEW! Explore the traveling exhibition Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence - a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 


  • Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Center's 2019 premiere of Studio Art Quilt Associates’ powerful exhibition Forced to Flee.  Hear from the show’s creators, artists, and Center staff as we introduce audiences to this important and timely exhibition.