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

Lecture: The Way We Wore, WWII

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join textile historian Julie Geschwind for a look at how fashions, textiles, designs, and their inspirations evolved during the late 1930s to early 1940s.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn more about your own textiles from museum curators and conservators.

Workshop: Introduction to Needle Lace

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Artist Sandy Hoar will teach a one-hour workshop on the Armenian method of needle lace.

Workshop: Paper Dressmaking

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Create your own designer dress from recycled newspaper and other common household items inspired by your imagination and textiles on display in the galleries.

Gallery Talk: Sacred and Secular Islamic Textiles

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

This curator’s talk will focus on three textiles with an inscription with Arabic script—the first and the foremost form of visual expression in Islamic art.

Gallery Talk and Demonstration: Weaving Words with Simple Tools

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Learn about card-woven pieces on display in The Textile Museum collections gallery, and try card weaving for yourself.

Film: "Century of Color: Maya Weaving and Textiles"

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

The documentary surveys one hundred years of continuity and change in Maya weaving and textiles of Guatemala.

Workshop: Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Daniel Moreno, a graduate from GW's Interior Architecture program, will lead a guided sketching workshop in the galleries.