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DC Landmarks and Civil War Era Music Explored in New Exhibitions at the George Washington University Museum

June 15, 2019

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will open two exhibitions on Saturday highlighting historical moments for the country and the Washington, D.C., area. “Best Laid Plans: Designs for Capital City” juxtaposes unrealized plans for D.C. landmarks with reality. “Songs of the Civil War” highlights some of the stories, heroes and tragedies of the Civil War through popular battlefield music of the day.

Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Paintings on Display Blocks from the White House at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

February 13, 2019

Seventy-eight years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous State of the Union address inspired artist Norman Rockwell to create his iconic “Four Freedoms” series of paintings, the works of art will be on display in the nation’s capital as part of a seven-city international tour.

‘Eye of the Bird’ Offers Visions and Views of D.C.’s Past with Panoramic Paintings at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

October 17, 2018

The exhibition examines the founding and early years of Washington, through two new bird’s-eye-view paintings by Peter Waddell, artist-in-residence at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 23.

Detail of textile by James Bassler

Cotsen Textile Collections Find New Home at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

October 11, 2018

The George Washington University announced today it will receive a $18.4 million gift combining more than 4,000 textiles and an endowment and equipment to support the textile collections assembled by the late Lloyd Cotsen. The collections will be accessible for scholarly research and will influence future educational opportunities at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

‘Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language’ Opens at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

October 04, 2018

This exhibition introduces the creative sources that inspired the latest artwork by acclaimed Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed.