Past Exhibitions

Anne Low Art Encounters Biennial 2019 

September 22nd-October 27th, 2019. Muzeul Textilelor, Building B, Art Cafe Gallery
Opening: Sunday, 22nd Septembrie, 2019. 11:30Am

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Wool and Water—Woven Felted Blankets of the Balkan-Carpathian Region

May 24th—November 24, 2019.  Muzeul Textilelor, Building B, Băița, No. 20A, Hunedoara County, România 

Traditional blankets, cerga și țolul, textile objects with a specific function, are the messengers of a complex textile technology, and imply the breeding of animals for wool, the cultivation of plants for fibers, and the management of water power. These blankets represent the essence of the relationship between the artistic creation attained in the home textile industry over centuries, and the necessities imposed by the mountain environment. At the same time, the pieces define the human relationship of the various participants, to the technological process of producing them.
Based on long-term scientific investigation, which included in-situ research and lab work, in particular technical analyses and fiber microscopy, with this exhibition the Muzeul Textilelor aims to familiarize the public with the art of producing traditional woven felted blankets typical to the Balkan-Carpathian area. We also intend to bring out the common characteristics of these pieces produced by various populations who lived in similar geo-climatic conditions.  

Decades of Visual Memory—Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon

March 29th – September 15th, 2019. Muzeul Textilelor, Building B, Băița, Hunedoara, România

The first ever exhibition dedicated to the photographers Ana and Gheorghe Tripon includes photographs taken by them between 1958-1992, as well as a few taken by unknown photographers during the first half of the 20th century – before their time. Located in Băița, Hunedoara County, România, the two photographers portrayed places, people, the important moments in their lives, social events, and the costumes and textiles specific to the region. Their photographs are mostly monochrome (black-and-white,) but there are also some in color, and some that have been colored.
The photography of Ana and Gheorghe Tripon served the need of Băița region comunity members to immortalize in images the people they loved, capturing the important moments in their lives. Along with the fulfillment of this mission, their photographs convey the documentary value of recording people's life style, and the traditional physical assets of the region – the architecture, the costume and the home-made textile inventory.
The rapid transformations that occurred during the 20th century can be observed throughout the Tripon’s photographs, and we can establish connections between various eras.
In today's context, when photography produces instant images, Ana and Gheorghe Tripon’s photography, from photo shoot to film processing was the result of an intense creative labor but also of a technical accuracy, remain unique.
The photographs included in the exhibition belong to the following collections: Ana Tripon, Muzeul Textilelor, Elena Țucă, and Victoria Tripon.

Ana and Gheorghe Tripon in Front of the Camera

Hărțăgani, possibly 1956
Ana Tripon collection

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Victoria Tripon (Nicula; (center)) With Ana Lup and Florica Moise

Hărțăgani, possibly 1943
Unknown photographer
Victoria Tripon collection

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The young girls at the left and right are wearing petticoats with black aprons over them that appear to be embroidered with motifs called moțești. The handkerchiefs worn at their waists were embroidered by the young girls themselves. Victoria is wearing a blouse made of crepe-de-chine fabric, over a skirt decorated with three rows of flounces at its bottom, and a silk apron with a ruffle on three sides.

The Bride's Dowry

Toplița village, possibly 1960
Photograph by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon
Ana Tripon collection

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Before the wedding of Mărioara lui Valică, the daughter of Mădălina, Gheorghe Tripon’s aunt, Ana and Gheorghe observed and photographed the bride’s textile dowry, displayed outdoors so the guests could admire it. In the photograph are wool woven coverlets, white sheets with large hand-made lace at their hem designed to show under the coverlet when the bed was made, and a hand-made quilted duvet. Less visible on the left are probably a table cloth and towels. Up on the hill, is the church of Măgura village.

Savu Ionel

Hărțăgani, probably 1957
Photograph by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon
Muzeul Textilelor collection

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Photographed in Front of a Coverlet Woven
in the Ales Peste Fire Technique

The House of Nana, Ana of Baciu

Hărțăgani, Racăș.
Photograph by Ana Tripon
Ana Tripon collection

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House demolished in the 1990s

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White on White - Textile Decoration Techniques

December 1th, 2018 – March 1th, 2019,  Muzeul Textilelor, Art Cafe, Building B, Băița, Hunedoara.

The White on White exhibition brings to the public textile objects made during the period following the industrial revolution, especially in the city, but also in the rural areas of Europe and the United States. The bleached fabric made of linen, hemp and cotton were the mainly used materials for the household textiles included in this exhibition—tablcloths, napkins and bed linens. The mecanic weaving produced wide fabric, necessary for these objects, therefore, the techniques previously used for joint the norrow width of the hand made fabric were no longer used. The cut work embroidery, which in Romania it is also called „broderie  spartă,” drawn thread work, various types of lace and insertions are some of the most important white on white decoration technique. During the end of the nineteen cntury and the first half of the twentieth century these thechniques spread rapidly throughout Europe and the United States. They changed the preferences for the textiles for interiors, and provoked radical transformations especially in the group of textiles produced until then in the rural areas, with traditional materials and technologies.


Fibre și Culoare - Creații de Timea Borșan

31 August-31 Noembrie, 2018 - Muzeul Textilelor, Art Cafe, Corp B, Băița, Hunedoara, România

Muzeul Textilelor își continuă angajamentul de a încuraja și susține creația textilă a tinerei generații prin expoziția Fibre și Culoare. Creații de Timea Ioana Borșan. Tânăra creatoare și-a început educația la Colegiul Economic” Emanuil Gojdu” din Hunedoara, după care a urmat Liceul de Arte ”Sigismund Toduță” din Deva. În prezent, este eleva clasei a XII-a la Colegiul Național Pedagogic ”Regina Maria ” din Deva. În repetate rânduri Timea a participat la concursuri internaționale de desen, două dintre aceste participări fiind premiate. Viziunea artistică a creatoarei Timea Ioana Borșan se definește prin perspectiva în spațiu, tridimensionalitatea formelor și îndrăzneală cromatică. 

The exhibition has four sections: the materials and technologies for producing blankets, cerga with tufts (ciupi), Aromanian blankets, and thin blankets called țol.

The objects from the exhibition belong to the collection of the Muzeul Textilelor.

The exhibition’s curator is Dr. Florica Zaharia.

Textiles—Art and Necessity. Highlights of the Muzeul Textilelor Collection 

Inaugural exhibition at the Muzeul Textilelor, Building B, Băiţa, No.20.
Period of time: May 26-October 26, 2018.

The Mathematic of Weaving

Inaugural exhibition of the students of Hunedoara region.
Muzeul Textilelor’ Art Café, Băiţa, No. 20.
Period of time: May 26-August 26, 2018.


Textile Cultural Heritage in the Carpathian-Balkan Area.

At the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York. June 24-30, 2016.

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Carpathian Echoes--Traditional Textile Materials and Technologies in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and Ukraine.

In collaboration with the Ukrainian Museum, New York. At the Ukrainian Museum. October, 2016-March, 2017.

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