Founded originally in 2020 in São Paulo, Brazil, by Rodrigo Franzão and currently located in New Orleans, USA, Museu Têxtil aims to bring together curious minds interested in art, design, and culture by presenting universal research, techniques, and styles found in textile, mixed, and dimensional arts. These universal concepts are presented by visionaries from around the world who use their creativity to express themselves and share their worldviews. In this way, Museu Têxtil becomes a space that stimulates dialogue and inspires art lovers and creators from all over the world.
The main objective of Museu Têxtil is to disseminate the work of creative minds who use textile strategies as support in their creations. Additionally, the institution aims to foster an environment conducive to research, production, and exhibition of this cultural manifestation and form of artistic expression. With this, Museu Têxtil is dedicated to promoting and valuing textile art, encouraging the creation of new works and the refinement of techniques and knowledge in this area.
Art is a fusion between the real and the utopian, and Museu Têxtil seeks to expose this interaction through the emphatic self-referential rhetoric of innovators from different cultures and backgrounds. The institution is dedicated to investigating the representative meaning that the artist or designer uses when referring to the senses and the tangible physical world in which we are inserted. Thus, Museu Têxtil seeks to unveil the foundations that structure artistic research, revealing how these professionals use their senses to create and express their worldviews through textile art.
Museu Têxtil uses different media formats, such as audiovisual, exhibition projects, and thematic or free programs, to display artworks in its virtual environment in 360 degrees. These works emphasize the importance of textiles in the history of art, in the social, cultural, political, and economic context. In this way, Museu Têxtil offers an immersive and enriching experience to virtual visitors, enabling a deeper reflection on the importance and influence of this artistic language in various aspects of society.
Museu Têxtil also offers an educational area called Research and Learning, which aims to broaden the understanding of artistic creation. This is done through interviews with creative geniuses and scholars of this fascinating and ancient form of human expression. The goal is to reinforce the methodologies developed throughout history by humanity and, thus, encourage the rescue of the modern for a better understanding of the contemporary. With this initiative, Museu Têxtil contributes to the dissemination of knowledge and appreciation of textile art, as well as enriching the experience of the visiting public.