Textiles at Twelve

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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

Gallery Talk: Textiles for Buddhist Temples and Imperial Palaces

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Cristin McKnight Sethi, GW assistant professor of art history, discusses a pillar rug in The Textile Museum's collections that was woven in what is now China’s Hui Autonomous Region of Ningxia to cover a column in a Buddhist temple.

Lecture: Mughal Textiles as Symbols of Dynastic Succession in the "Padshahnama"

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

Through examining Mughal fabrics in The Textile Museum's collections, architect and art historian Andrea Gallelli Huezo discusses how Emperor Shah Jahan strategically used textiles to endorse his favored successor.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Film: "In Search of Lost Color: The Story of Natural Dyes"

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

This film by Maiwa Productions features an astonishing range of dye techniques and origins—from the caracol purpura snail in Mexico, to the lac insects of Laos, to jackfruit root and the most famous root of all: madder.