Textiles at Twelve

Photo from Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator
Thursdays at 12 PM

Weekly lunchtime programs—including films, lectures, and gallery talks—focus on the textile arts and global cultures. Free; no reservations are required.

Upcoming Programs

Workshop: Learn to Crochet

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Learn to crochet on your lunch break with textile artist Sandy Hoar from GW’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Visitors can learn more about their own textiles from museum curators and conservators.

Lecture: A Sartorial and Sociological Study of Stephen Burrows

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Fashion and textile professional Tanya Myers discusses the style and impact of Stephen Burrows, a renowned creator and one of the first African Americans to acheive statures as a designer.

Film: "Ebony Presents the John H. Johnson Interview"

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this film, John Johnson, founder of the Johnson Publishing Company, describes how he successfully built the Ebony and Jet magazine brands.

Gallery Talk: 20th-Century Italian Designers and the Ebony Fashion Fair

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

This talk by Tanya Williams Wetenhall, GW assistant professor of design, will explore the inimitable Italian style on display in "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair."

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Visitors can learn more about their own textiles from museum curators and conservators.

Film: "The True Cost"

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented in conjunction with International Museum Day, this groundbreaking documentary film pulls back the curtain on the impact the fashion industry is having on our world.

Film: "Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution"

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

In 1973, American fashion designers Anne Klein, Bill Blass, and others pit their ready-to-wear clothing lines against the lions of French haute couture in a historic runway rumble.

Gallery Talk: Hanae Mori Evening Dress and Kimono Coat

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join curator Lee Talbot as he discusses Hanae Mori, one of Japan's earliest couture designers.

Film Shorts: Knitting as Performance

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

These fun knitting-themed film shorts include "Walkie Talkie Man" and the "Making of Walkie Talkie Man" by highly acclaimed music video director and filmmaker Michel Gondry, and "Video III" by Forcefield artist collective.