Current Exhibitions

Photo of visitor in the "Stories of Migration" exhibition

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

Please note: Our textile special exhibition galleries are temporarily closed for construction as the museum prepares to open new exhibitions in September. In the meantime, you can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the lower-level galleries

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.

On View

Detail of pillar rug from the museum's collections

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.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.