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.
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.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Fund for Contemporary Textile Art.

On View

A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art.

Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language

This intimate exhibition introduces new works and installations by acclaimed Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed.

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.

Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past

This exhibition examines the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two new panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell and related works.

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.

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