Exhibition Program: Meditation at the Museum

Sat, 16 September, 2023 10:15am - 12:15pm
Two blurred figures in black walk in front of an art installation of bright threads strung between two walls.

Photo by Derek Porter.


The museum and the Center for Mindful Living invite you to join a free meditation session in the museum once a month. Sessions take place in the gallery amid Anne Lindberg’s site-specific installation what color is divine light? Participants will be gently guided through an introspective experience that integrates breath and body-focused awareness, compassion-evoking affirmations, visualizations and slow, intentional movement.

The meditation will be led by two experienced guides who have studied mindfulness under Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and other teachers. No previous experience is necessary. Yoga mats and stools for all sessions are provided by the museum. 

About the Installation

Contemporary artist Anne Lindberg’s immersive installation what color is divine light? transforms light and thread into a site for contemplation and reflection on connections with ourselves, communities and individual conceptions of the divine. Learn more about the installation

About the Center for Mindful Living 

The Center for Mindful Living is a community for meditation practice, reflection and fellowship. It offers daily meditation classes and monthly special events related to Buddhism, mindfulness, healthy living, kindness and community. The center is a project of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. Learn more about the center

How to Participate

This program is free and will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.

GW Museum & The Textile Museum 701 21st Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Open to everyone.

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