Member Preview Days

Friday, March 4, 10:00 am 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Members are invited to explore The Carpet and the Connoisseur before it opens to the public during two days of exclusive previews. In addition, on Friday, March 4, from 10:00 am1:00 pm, watch a weaving demonstration and learn about techniques related to the carpets on display. Advance exhibition tickets are not required, but recommended for availability.

Opening Lecture
Stories of Carpets and Weavers: Reading the Ballard Collection
Friday, March 4, 11:00 am
The Farrell Auditorium

Enjoy an introduction to The Carpet and the Connoisseur from Walter B. Denny, the exhibition's guest curator, during this free public lecture. A distinguished professor of art history and adjunct professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Denny is one of the world's leading authorities on Islamic carpets and textiles. Advance tickets are recommended.



Ticketing Information for Exhibition and Related Programs

Museum Members receive free timed tickets to the exhibition on every visit. Your membership level determines the number of tickets you may receive.  Ordering your tickets in advance for the exhibition and select public programs is not required, but recommended for best availability. Same-day tickets, when available, are distributed in person only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance tickets are available in person at the Information Centers or through MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or (online orders require a special, Members-only promo code. Call the SLAM Membership Office or click here to receive your code). All MetroTix orders, including Member tickets, will include a $3 per ticket fee.

For more information, please email us or call 314.655.5335.








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