Courtesy Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III Collection of British Textiles

If you’re a Mid-Mod fan, Washington, D.C.’s Textile Museum has a show for you: Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain. The exhibit showcases the work of three women whose use of color and graphics in domestic textiles brought high design to the masses in the postwar U.K.: Marian Mahler, Jacqueline Groag, and the star of the show, Lucienne Day. Although much of Day’s output was abstract, geometric, and unquestionably gorgeous, the designer—who often worked with her husband, Robin, a noted furniture maker—could also be whimsical, as the Jack Sprat Glass Towel demonstrates.
Through Sept. 12.