Mary Hunt Kahlenberg
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 (LACMA) 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."