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Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, one of the major authorities in the U.S. in the field of historic textiles, formerly served as Curator of Textiles and Costumes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a decade, where she built its Indonesian and Pre-Columbian collections. Also a former curator at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., she studied textile design at the Institute of Chicago, and in Vienna and Berlin. Currently a Research Associate with the Museum of New Mexico, she is co-curator for the Neutrogena Wing, opened August 1998. She authored the books “Textile Tradition of Indonesia”, “Walk in Beauty: The Navajo and Their Blankets”, and most recently from Abrams, “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Textiles and objects from the Cotsen collection and Neutrogena Collections.””Tai Gallery / Textile Arts Traditional Textiles and Ethnographic Cloth Art
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt. Textile Traditions of Indonesia. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1977
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt: Auspicious Beginnings, Textiles with Bird Imagery from 200 BC to 1900 Santa Fe 1987,
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt: Fabric and Fashion, Twenty Years of Costume Council Gifts Los Angeles 1974,
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt ed.: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary New York 1998,
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt, and Anthony Berlant, The Navajo Blanket, 1972, Praeger Publishers, in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt, Asian Costumes and Textiles from the Bosphorus to Fujiyama: The Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection. Mauro Magliani (Photographer) Skira. 2001