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Dr. Thomas Campbell

Thomas P. Campbell Honored with George Hewitt Myers Award for Lifetime Achievement in Textile Arts

November 22, 2019

Museum leader Thomas P. Campbell received the George Hewitt Myers Award for lifetime achievement in furthering the field of textile arts. The Myers Award, named for The Textile Museum’s founder and presented by the board of trustees of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, is recognized internationally as the highest accolade in the field of textile arts. The award was presented at a museum celebration on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

Marie-Eve Celio (Photo by William Atkins/GW University)

Marie-Eve Celio to Lead New Textile Study Center at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

October 21, 2019

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum announced the appointment of Marie-Eve Celio as the academic coordinator for the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center. In this role, Dr. Celio will develop scholarly programming, build academic collaborations and facilitate research related to the museum’s prominent study collection of global textiles.

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.