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

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.

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Celebration of Textiles

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

Explore the art of recycling at a free festival in the museum.

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."

Film and Conversation: The Cost of Fashion and the Quest for Sustainable Solutions

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Watch the groundbreaking documentary "The True Cost," then join Janice Wallace, editor-in-chief of Façon Magazine, for a post-film discussion on ethical and sustainable alternatives to fast fashion.