Current Exhibitions

Photo of visitor in the "Stories of Migration" exhibition

The museum presents rotating, thematic exhibitions that draw from its permanent collections and loans from other collections and museums. 

The Textile Museum Collections gallery is currently closed for construction. Visit starting July 1 to see a new selection of objects from these collections, including many that have rarely or never before been displayed. 

Textile Exhibitions

Photos of the exhibition galleries

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Stunning ensembles by leading designers tell the story of the Ebony Fashion Fair and its creator Eunice W. Johnson, who broke the color barrier to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

Washingtoniana Exhibitions

Colonial-era navigational chart detailing Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania off the Chesapeake and Delaware bays

A Collector’s Vision: Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

A new 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 "Bird’s-Eye View of Capitol Dome and the Mall"

Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Historical images reveal how public competitions, presidential preferences, and unanticipated historical events shaped the U.S. Capitol and White House.

Coming Soon

Detail of ikat from The Textile Museum collections

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

This gallery is temporarily closed for construction. Visit starting July 1 to see a new selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections, including many that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Opening September 2, "Scraps" presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese in Milan; Christina Kim in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo in Tokyo.

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-seven leading fiber artists worldwide to create a dynamic three-dimensional work sized to fit within a standardized box. Opening September 30.