LSU Textile & Costume Museum

The LSU Textile & Costume Museum provides changing gallery exhibitions supported by large diverse collections with a particular focus on Louisiana material culture.  It is active in education, research, artifact conservation, and public service.  This facility provides students with opportunities for technical, aesthetic, historic, and social cultural studies. 

The LSU Textile & Costume Museum will be under renovation starting December 2018 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2019. This exciting project will expand the museum's display space and have its own entrance to the public, separate from the main Human Ecology building entrance. Check back to see how construction is going!

Traje: Maya Textile Artistry - Wearable Art Exhibition

Call for Designs

Professional, Graduate, and Undergraduate Student Categories

Deadline- July 15

The newly expanded Louisiana State University Textile and Costume Museum presents Traje: Maya Textile Artistry, an exhibition celebrating The Travis Doering Collection of Maya textiles. This stunning collection houses over 195 pieces of handcrafted Maya textiles and garments. Items from the collection convey the depth of artistry and creativity among the creators of traditional Maya textiles and clothing.

Maya textiles feature extensive symbolism, brought to life through vibrant colors and design. Incorporating hand weaving, embroidery, and other textile techniques, these exquisite pieces embody both ancient and modern Maya culture. Designers are encouraged to think broadly about Maya textile traditions and culture to create original, Maya inspired wearable art.

Exhibit: September 20, 2020, to December 31, 2020, at the LSU Textile and Costume Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Contact: Dr. Casey Stannard,