Show and Tell: Kilims from Your Collection

Join us forĀ a lively show-and-tell program with fellow kilim collectors and experts. Guests are invited to bring up to two kilim pieces that are clean and able to be held by hand.

This program relates to the exhibition A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia. Free, but reservations are required. Register online or call 202-994-7394.

The museum notes with sadness the passing of Peter Davies, the guest lecturer for this program. Inspired by the kilims he encountered on his travels to Turkey in the 1960s, Davies became an avid textile collector and dealer, founding Turkana Gallery in 1976. The gallery, now located in Manhattan, recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Davies also authored the book The Tribal Eye: Antique Kilims of Anatolia.