Dancers perform at the October 2011 members' reception for the museum's "Weaving Abstraction" exhibition.
Dancers perform at the members' October 2011 reception for the museum's "Weaving Abstraction" exhibition. Photo by Kevin Allen.

While the new museum facility is under construction at GW's Foggy Bottom's campus, The Textile Museum is continuing to offer programs at its historic S Street location and other venues. Keep reading for details on our upcoming offerings. 

Upcoming Programs & Events

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:00am

Join Mount Vernon estate's Associate Curator Adam Erby for a behind-the-scenes tour of the mansion's textiles and decorative arts.

Patchwork Quilts and the Jewish Concept of the Kapore

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

Faye Moskowitz, a professor in GW’s English Department, will discuss and read from her essay “And the Bridge is Love," illustrating the Jewish concept of the kapore.

Threading a Tale: Language and Cloth in Andean Cultures

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30am

In this illustrated talk, GW Professor Emerita Catherine Allen discusses her research on weaving and storytelling in highland Peru.

Detroit: City of the Future

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00am to Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Textile Museum invites you to join artist and former director of Cranbrook Academy of Art Gerhardt Knodel on a three-day adventure into the creative core of a living and thriving American city: Detroit.

"T-Shirt Travels"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

This film imagines stories about the origins of donated clothes now worn by villagers in Zambia.

Recurring Programs

Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings

All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays each month at 10:30 a.m.

Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

This ongoing program (September through May) gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about their own textiles from museum curatorial and conservation staff.

Lunchtime Lectures

These half-hour lectures, followed by informal discussion and light refreshments, connect George Washington University faculty, students, and the public in the spring and fall semesters.