Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Ongoing Series

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From our longstanding Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings on Saturdays to Monday lunchtime meetups focused Washington, D.C., history, these diverse program series offer regular opportunities to discover art, history, and the global cultures represented in the museum’s collections.

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Gallery Talks

On Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., join docents and museum staff for interactive talks that focus on textile artworks on display.

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Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Collectors and experts discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. You are invited to bring in related pieces to share during the program.

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D.C. Mondays

The museum's Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection inspires weekly lunchtime talks on changing D.C. topics.

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Member Programs

Museum members enjoy special programs, curator tours, and access to exhibitions and experts across Washington, D.C.

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Fashion on Film

Monthly screenings of documentary and feature films explore the world of fashion, design, sustainability, and global traditions. 

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Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Bring in textiles that you own for a consultation with museum experts.

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Future of Museums

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively discussions about critical issues in the field, followed by drinks and networking across the street at Tonic. 

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Gallery Tours

Docents lead free highlights tours of the galleries each Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., for approximately 45 minutes.