Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman

27-Star James K. Polk and George M. Dallas Campaign Parade Flag
27-Star James K. Polk and George M. Dallas Campaign Parade Flag
Through April 9, 2017

Just in time for the 2016 election season, rare campaign flags and patriotic textiles from the Collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman illustrate how presidential campaigning developed in the nineteenth century. Additional pieces from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection broaden the story.

On View

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair's creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman

Patriotic textiles from the Collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman illustrate how presidential campaigning developed in the 19th century.

A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Updated in June with a dozen new objects, this exhibition showcases highlights from this remarkable collection documenting the history of D.C.

Detail of ikat from The Textile Museum collections

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.