The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology

150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901


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This museum closed permanently in 2020, a casualty of COVID-19.

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts preserves and displays an international collection of textiles through rotating public exhibitions and educational programs. 

Highlighting the collection are traditional handmade textiles, embroidery, garments and related accessories from Africa, Japan, India and Central Asia; European and North American embroidery and samplers from the 16th through the 20th centuries; and contemporary wearable art and fiber arts.

Florida Tech’s Ruth Funk Center is the only textiles center in the state and one of very few in the nation. The two-story center features 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, 2,500 square feet of collections storage and work space.