National Silk Art Museum
The museum is truly a one-of-a-kind. It is located in the former Bank of Weston building. The museum exhibits the world's largest collection of woven silk tapestries (more than 300) produced 200 years ago on punch card mechanical looms. This process was the first to utilize the same punch card technology that would eventually lead into the invention of the modern-day computer. The museum preserves and shares the history of this long-lost and largely forgotten guild. Every tapestry in the collection is a digitized copy of an original painting by one of more than 85 Master Artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection serves as the only evidence of many paintings that have either been lost over time, or are altogether unknown. The museum boasts an impressive art research library with the Grove Art Dictionary, E. Benezil-"Dictionnaires des Peintres, Sculptures, Dessinateus, et Graveurs," Propylaen Kunstqeschichte, and "The Art Galleries of Erope," as well as many rare books more than 100 years old.
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423 Main St.
Weston, MO 64098

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Open Year-round
Gift / Souvenir Shop
ADA Fully Compliant
No Smoking
Teens (13-18)
Adults (18+)
Senior Adults (55+)
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Camping
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Free Admission
Donations Accepted
Advance Contact Required

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