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Signature Programs



We offer a variety of  virtual programs that you can enjoy from home. Join us online for regular artist talks, Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings, and other special offerings.  Our other program series — including family days and Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator — are temporarily suspended.    

D.C. Mondays

Join local authors, researchers and community members online for lively discussions about Washington, D.C.’s history, politics, culture and more. Interested in presenting at D.C. Mondays? Submit Your Program Idea

Contemporary Voices

Meet innovative artists and scholars whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques or knowledge. This series is presented in partnership with the Textile Society of America and is supported through the museum's Cynthia and Alton Boyer Fund for Education. 

Fashion on Film

Curated documentary and feature films explore the world of fashion, design, sustainability and global textile traditions. Watch the films at home, and then join in virtual group discussions led by special guests.

Member Programs

Support the museum and enjoy access to special members-only programs, including curator talks and behind-the-scenes tours. Learn About Our Membership Program

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Collectors and researchers discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. You are invited to submit related pieces to share during the program. This series is organized in memory of Textile Museum board member Harold M. Keshishian.

For a detailed overview of past programs in this series, you can browse the archive of John Howe's blog Textiles and Text.