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: 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.

Demonstration: Indigo Dyeing

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join textile artist An-Phuong Ly as she discusses methods of indigo dyeing.

Gallery Talk: Tapestry in the Americas

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Ann Pollard Rowe will discuss the varied contexts and purposes of artworks currently on view in the Textile Museum Collections gallery

Gallery Talk: Kilims and the Weaver's Hand

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Senior curator Sumru Belger Krody discusses two textiles that are both cultural expressions and highly personal artistic expressions by the rural women who made them.

Workshop: Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sketch artworks on display in the museum with guidance from Stephanie Travis, head of GW's Interior Architecture Program.

Film: "The Machinists"

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

This documentary focus on the daily lives of three women garment workers and a union boss who want the fashion industry to stop making a profit at the expense of their workers.

Film: "Tears in the Fabric"

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

After the Rana Plaza tragedy, documentary filmmakers Hannan Majid and Richard York of Rainbow Collective return to Bangladesh to make their second film on the plight of garment workers.

Gallery Talk: Mali Tent Weavings

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Bryna Freyer, former curator at Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, gives an up-close look at a Mali tent weaving from The Textile Museum collections.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Gallery Talk: Textile Preparation for Woven Interiors

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Associate Conservator Cathleen Zaret will share some of the methods, materials, and decision-making processes employed in preparing archaeological textiles for display in "Woven Interiors."

Film Shorts: "Unravel" and "Occupation: Mill Worker"

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

"Unravel" follows the western world’s least-wanted clothes on a journey across northern India. Occupation: Mill Worker documents the events of February, 1992, when workers forcibly occupied the factories of Mumbai’s New Great Eastern Mill after a four-year lock-out.

Workshop: Beaded Gloves

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Embellish a pair of gloves with beads and other decorations, inspired by Jon Eric Riis's contemporary artwork "Hands of the Oracle"