Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Free student-led tours of the exhibition "Fast Fashion/Slow Art" are offered Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

Exhibition Programs

Photo of artist Alice Beasley discussing her work with a visitor

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

Fast Fashion/Slow Art

Student Presentations: Art, Sustainability, and Activism

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us at the Corcoran as graduate students present their semester-long research projects on topics concerning the production and distribution of textiles and clothing.

Student Presentations: Art, Sustainability, and Activism

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us at the Corcoran as graduate students present their semester-long research projects on topics concerning the production and distribution of textiles and clothing.

Film: "RiverBlue"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

This feature-length documentary chronicles paddler and conservationist Mark Angelo's journey to uncover and document the extensive pollution impacts of the global fashion industry.

Student Presentations: Art, Sustainability, and Activism

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us at the Corcoran as graduate students present their semester-long research projects on topics concerning the production and distribution of textiles and clothing.

Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt

Workshop: Choosing Fabrics for Your Home

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join textile designer Karthika Audinet for a presentation and hands-on activities that will help you make informed choices about the fabrics and furnishings you choose for your home and daily life.

Colloquium: New Threads: Recent Research on Egyptian Textiles

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Inspired by new exhibitions on the fashion and furnishings of early medieval Egypt, this colloquium features new research from five distinguished scholars that will challenge your concepts of these ancient textile artworks.

Film: "Immortal Egypt: Invasion"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

In the final episode of this BBC documentary series, professor Joan Fletcher explores how ancient Egypt's story fits together.

Gallery Talk: Flax, Fibers, and Fabric in "Woven Interiors"

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Lori Kartchner from the museum's Education Department to explore the story of linen through works on view in "Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt."