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'Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat' Celebrates the Artistic Innovation of 19th-Century Uzbekistan

March 08, 2018

"Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat," at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, will explore the art of dyeing known in Central Asia as abrband, or binding the clouds. The exhibition, which features artworks recently donated to the museum, opens Saturday, March 10, and will be on view through July 9.

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New Exhibition at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Celebrates Minority Cultures in Southwest China

February 22, 2018

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will highlight the diverse cultures of minority peoples in China's Guizhou province with the new exhibition "Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China." The festival costumes and jewelry on display were made by Miao, Dong, Shui, and other minority peoples in the 20th century. The exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 24, and will be on view through July 9.

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Interactive Exhibit at GW Introduces Visitors to the Art of Textiles

January 30, 2018

Textiles are an integral part of our daily lives, but where they come from and how they are made can seem mysterious. “Textiles 101,” a new permanent interactive exhibit that opened Jan. 27 at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, explores how fiber, color and structure influence how textiles are made and allows visitors to enter the mind of designers to discover the creative choices that influence textile design.

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Acclaimed Exhibit "For the Record" Opens at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

November 03, 2017

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried exhibit "For the Record" (Nov. 9, 2017 to March 2018) documents D.C.’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. The exhibit will be presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Foggy Bottom while the Historical Society awaits the restoration of its headquarters at the Historic Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square.