Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Exhibition Programs

Photo of artist Alice Beasley discussing her work with a visitor

Museum curators, researchers, and special guests explore themes from current exhibitions. 

George Washington and His World

GW Arts Walk

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate all the exciting creativity on campus at GW's second annual arts walk, followed by an after-party at the Corcoran!

Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen

GW Arts Walk

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate all the exciting creativity on campus at GW's second annual arts walk, followed by an after-party at the Corcoran!

Gallery Talk: Fakes and Forgeries in Textile Fragments

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, visit "Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen" with Jenna Campolieto and see if you can identify which fragments are forgeries or fakes.

Gallery Talk: Selections from "Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen"

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, Academic Coordinator Marie-Eve Celio will show you highlights from the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection of fragments dating from antiquity to the present day.

Gallery Talk: Lia Cook’s “Attitude”

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, Curator of Contemporary Art Caroline Kipp will introduce you to the work of American fiber artist Lia Cook through her 1999 piece "Attitude."

Gallery Talk: Kay Sekimachi’s "Moon and Mauna Kea"

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, Curator of Contemporary Art Caroline Kipp will introduce you to the work of American fiber artist Kay Sekimachi through her 1998 piece "Moon and Mauna Kea IV."

Gallery Talk: Collecting Japanese Treasures

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, independent Japanese textile curator Ann Marie Moeller will discuss several fragments (some over a thousand years old) in "Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen" that illustrate the long history of textile collecting in Japan.

Gallery Talk: A Patchwork Coat and the Art of Re-Use

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, Curator of Education Lori Kartchner explores a one-of a kind patchwork coat and the artful reuse of scraps from more than 20 different types of textiles.

Gallery Talk: "Tapa," Barkcloth of the South Pacific

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:30pm

This week, Curator Lee Talbot will discuss the production and cultural significance of Polynesian "tapa," a textile made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree.

Gallery Talk: The Record-Keeping Khipu

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:30pm

Jeff Splitsoser from GW’s anthropology department will examine how these ancient recording devices were made, how they were used, and the role they played within Inka society.