The red zone
You'll be seeing red at the Textile Museum in Washington. The new exhibit Red, on display Friday-July 8, will blanket the museum with red textiles and photographs and will showcase the many uses and meanings of the bold color in clothing and fabrics around the globe and throughout the ages. Textiles on view come from the museum's collection of about 17,000 items and include a 6th-century Egyptian fragment, a 19th-century Navajo rug, a 1970s Halston ball gown, the current self-portrait tapestry Tommy USA by Thomas Cronenberg (shown at right) and an AIDS Awareness ribbon. Photographs on display illustrate the color's prevalence in today's textiles.