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. 

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Curator Tour (Members): "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms"

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Museum members are invited to join exhibition curator Stephanie Plunkett, for a tour of "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms."

Film: "Hugo Boss’ Secret Nazi History, Fashion at War"

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Explore the unknown, dark history of fashion brand Hugo Boss in this documentary produced by Made to Measure, a new fashion video network.

Lecture/Show and Tell: “Frass-tacular!” Textile Conservation for WWII Aircraft Fabric

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Join conservation fellow Meghann Girard for a talk on the collaborative and innovative textile conservation techniques developed at the National Air and Space Museum to treat fabric panels from a World War II bomber.

Book Talk: "Lipstick Brigade"

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Author Cindy Gueli will discuss the captivating, surprising, and moving first-person stories she collected for her book about the incredible women who supported the WWII effort in Washington, D.C.

Lecture: Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

How does a commitment to religious freedom impact U.S. foreign policy? Join us for a lecture by Sam Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, on how this American value shapes relationships abroad.

Family Day: Freedom from Want

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

GW students and Washington, D.C., area families are invited to collaborate on a service project to support local families in need. A collaboration with GW's Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

Lecture: Winston in Washington

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us as Lee Pollock, interim executive director of the International Churchill Society, shares stories and history of Winston Churchill in Washington D.C.

Film and Discussion: "By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam"

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm

This timely film documents the history of anti-Muslim racism and xenophobia through the story of NBA all-star Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson). A collaboration with GW’s Institute for Middle East Studies.

Lecture: Spies in Washington

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Vince Houghton, curator at the International Spy Museum, will discuss the presence and actions of spies in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

Film: "Hugo Boss’ Secret Nazi History, Fashion at War"

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Explore the unknown, dark history of fashion brand Hugo Boss in this documentary produced by Made to Measure, a new fashion video network.

Lecture: Norman Rockwell and American Freedom

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will discuss Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings from their evolution to their impact. A collaboration with GW's Department of American Studies and Art History.

Film and Discussion: "The Delano Manongs" and the Legacy of the Filipino Farmworkers

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

"The Delano Manongs" tells the story of Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers whose 1965 strike brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion led by curator Theadore Gonzalvez from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Panel Discussion: Twenty-Five Years After the Rwandan Genocide

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm

Join us for a discussion reflecting on the legacy of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi in the lives of its survivors. A collaboration with GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Lecture: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Doug Ichiugi will provide insight into the design and impact of the memorial, which reflects on the legacy of Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II.

Artist Talks: Reimagining the Four Freedoms in Fiber

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join local artists Amy Wike and Esther Iverem for a discussion of their fiber artworks featured in the exhibition "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms."