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. 

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

Panel Discussion: A Ten-Year Reflection on the Williams Administration’s Development Legacy

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:30pm

The museum will host a conversation with the former mayor Anthony Williams and other panelists discussing the development choices of his administration, including efforts to maintain affordable housing in the District today. A collaboration with the Center for Washington Area Studies.

Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

Family Day: Chinese Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate the year of the dog with unique traditions from China’s Guizhou Province and tours of the new exhibition "Vanishing Traditions."

Shop Event: Treasures from China Trunk Show

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Browse and purchase traditional clothing, baby carriers, children's hats, woven quilted bedcovers, and jewelry from China's Guizhou Province.

Workshop: Learn to Sketch Textiles

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Graduate students from the GW Interior Architecture program will lead a workshop focused on sketching artworks in the exhibition "Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China."

Film: "Love Songs of the Miao in China"

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

This richly photographed film captures the lifestyle of the Miao, an ethnic minority group that hails from deep in the mountains of southern China.

Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat

Curator Tour (Members): "Binding the Clouds: Central Asian Ikat"

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Museum members are invited to join Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody, for a tour of the exquisite artworks in "Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat."

Curator Tour: "Binding the Clouds: Central Asian Ikat"

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Vistors are invited to join Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody, for a special tour of the exquisite artworks in "Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat."