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. 

A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

SOLD OUT: Lecture: Art Historians and Anatolian Kilims

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

This program is sold out.

Show and Tell: Kilims from Your Collection

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am

Join us for a lively show-and-tell program with fellow kilim collectors and experts.

Gallery Talk: Kilims, Nomads, and Sheep

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join Buffalo State College professor Kimberly Hart in the galleries as she gives context on the nomadic lifestyle that produced the kilims on display.

Lecture: Josephine Powell’s Life and Legacy

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

Kimberly Hart, the late Josephine Powell’s student, will discuss her mentor’s extraordinary life, exploring her work as a photographer, textile collector, and more.

Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language

Lecture: Shipibo-Conibo Textiles from the Peruvian Amazon

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

Drawing on anthropological theory, GW professor Erica Wortham will map out the context and complexity behind Shipibo-Conibo textiles and their circulation beyond the Peruvian Amazon.

Film: "Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories"

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

This 2011 film explores the Peruvian tribe whose textiles inspired artist Faig Ahmed's work on view in "Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language."

Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past

Lecture: Lafayette in Washington, 1824-25

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Tudor Place Executive Director Mark Hudson shares insights into the Marquis de Lafayette's visits to Washington in 1824 and 1825, including a stop at Tudor Place in 1824.

Family Day: I Can See My House From Here!

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join "Eye of the Bird" artist Peter Waddell for a day of family-friendly activities designed to help you see Washington, D.C., from a bird’s eye perspective.

Arts and Drafts Social Hour: Bird’s Eye Views and D.C. Brews

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy D.C. brews while you learn how to create a simple bird’s eye view drawing with "Eye of the Bird" exhibition artist Peter Waddell.

Lecture: Painting L’Enfant’s Washington

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Artist Peter Waddell discuss his monumental bird’s eye view paintings depicting Washington, D.C.'s origins, and the extensive research behind them.

Curator Tour: Washingtonians’ Plan for Washington, D.C.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:00am

Join us for a tour exploring D.C.’s dynamic planned—and unplanned—history with curator Jackie Streker.