Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language

Faig Ahmed research artworks in the museum's collections
Curator of contemporary art Camille Ann Brewer and Faig Ahmed examine an object from the museum's collections.
October 6 through December 23, 2018

Acclaimed Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed creates breathtaking woven carpets that throw conventional patterns into chaos. This intimate exhibition introduces new works and installations by Ahmed, inspired by Peruvian textiles in the museum’s collections and his field research in the Peruvian Amazon.

On View

Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton

Drawing on historical newspapers from the collection of Antonia M. Chambers, this exhibition highlights important life events and accomplishments of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Greetings from Washington

This exhibition examines postcards relating to D.C., from their golden age at the turn of the twentieth century through the vintage glamour of mid-century graphics and beyond.

Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection

A selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.

Detail of artwork by Vernal Bogren Swift

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Textiles 101

Interactive displays allow you to enter the mind of an artist to explore fiber, structure, color, and the creative choices that influence textile design.