Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (textile tour) and 2:45 p.m. (Washingtoniana tour).

Exhibition Programs

Photo of artist Alice Beasley discussing her work with a visitor

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

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

Curator Tour: "Foundations for a Nation"

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join Assistant Curator Anne Dobberteen as she guides you through the exhibition "Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection."

Greek and Roman Echoes in Early American Architecture

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Elise A. Friedland, GW associate professor of classics and art history, will look at how some of Washington, D.C.'s most famous buildings adopt and adapt both Greek and Roman models.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Workshop: Fashion from Paper

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Spend an afternoon creating your own designer dress from recycled newspaper and other common household items using your imagination and fashions from "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair."

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Celebration of Textiles

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for a free family festival celebrating the international art of textiles.

Curator Tour (Members): "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse"

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Museum members are invited to join Curator of Contemporary Art Camille Ann Brewer as she guides you through the exhibition "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse."

Curator Tour: "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse"

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join Curator of Contemporary Art Camille Ann Brewer as she guides you through the exhibition "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse."