Press Releases

Photo of museum exterior

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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. Now in its third year, For the Record encourages artistic documentation of D.C.’s built environment. The exhibit provides exposure and recognition to local photographers and fine artists while raising funds to support the work of the Historical Society.

Helena Hernmarck (b. Sweden, active Ridgefield, Connecticut), Color Triptyk, 2005.

Contemporary Fiber Art from 36 Artists Featured in New Exhibition at the GW Museum and Textile Museum

September 28, 2017

Contemporary fiber artworks commissioned through a challenge to artists by Los Angeles collector Lloyd Cotsen will be showcased in “The Box Project: Uncommon Threads” at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. The exhibition will be on view Sept. 30 through January 29, 2018.

Luisa Cevese working on Spread Threads mat.

Sustainability in Fashion, Textiles on View in New Exhibition Featuring Innovative Designers at the GW Museum and Textile Museum

August 31, 2017

Textile and apparel manufacturing is one of the most polluting industries in the world, and a new exhibition at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will explore the work of three innovative designers focused on sustainability and reducing waste in the design process.

Bird’s-Eye View of Capitol Dome and the Mall by Ronald Thompson

New Exhibition ‘Foundations for a Nation’ Explores Evolution of Designs for U.S. Capitol and White House

May 04, 2017

“Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection,” a new exhibition at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, explores the story of the design and early development of the Capitol and White House that set the standard for Washington, D.C.

Exhibition at GW Chronicles Rise of the Ebony Fashion Fair, Empowerment of African-Americans Through Fashion

Exhibition at GW Chronicles Rise of the Ebony Fashion Fair, Empowerment of African-Americans Through Fashion

March 17, 2017

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will present the story of the Ebony Fashion Fair and its cultural impact with the new exhibition “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.”