Exhibitions & Collections
The museum showcases The Textile Museum's collections of more than 20,000 objects from 3000 BCE to the present, including some of the world's finest examples of rugs and textiles from the Middle East, Central Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Africa, and the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The museum also introduces the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of historical artifacts that tell the story of the founding and evolution of our nation’s capital. Plan a visit to see treasures from these collections on display.
The museum presents rotating, thematic exhibitions that draw from its permanent collection and loans from other collections and museums.
Learn about past exhibitions held at The Textile Museum's original location in Washington, D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood.