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

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"