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: Tiny Tapestries

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Complete your own tiny tapestry inspired by the stunning woven textiles on view in "A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia."

Lecture: Body, Ritual, and Cosmology on Daoist Robes

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join GW professor Xiaofei Kang in the museum's lower-level galleries to examine an elaborately embroidered Daoist priest's robe on display.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Workshop: Repair and Refresh

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Gather your items that need a little TLC and join us for a casual mending session.

Workshop: Communicating with Collage

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for a discussion and collage activity inspired by the exhibition "Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language."

Gallery Talk: Messages in Pre-Columbian Textiles

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Accompany distinguished textile scholar Ann Pollard Rowe on a journey through the lower-level galleries examining four pre-Columbian textiles on display.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Gallery Talk: Kilims, Nomads, and Sheep

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join Buffalo State College professor Kimberly Hart in the galleries as she gives context on the nomadic lifestyle that produced the kilims on display.

Lecture: Ajrakh Textile Traditions in Contemporary Art and Craft

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join artist Shelly Jyoti as she shares how her keen interest in India’s material and socio-political history has inspired her textile work over the past few decades.

Workshop: Repair and Refresh

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Gather your items that need a little TLC and join us for a casual mending session.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Film: "Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories"

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

This 2011 film explores the Peruvian tribe whose textiles inspired artist Faig Ahmed's work on view in "Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language."