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: New Designs in Judaic Needlework

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Author Rachel Braun discusses her book "Embroidery and Sacred Text," which features new designs in Judaic and Biblical embroidery.

Workshop: Learn to Sketch Textiles (Graphite and Paper)

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Stephanie Travis, director and associate professor for the GW Interior Architecture and Design Program, leads a workshop focused on sketching artworks on display in the museum.

Lecture: Guatemalan Mayan Weaving

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Through a selection of pieces from his collection, Raymond Senuk provides descriptions of Mayan textiles that date prior to 1940, as well as current-day Guatemalan textiles.

Workshop: Knit Along

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Craft Yarn Council of America-certified and experienced knitting teacher Debra Lee can help you get your project back on track.

Gallery Talk: Qing-Dynasty Chinese Woman's Jacket

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join Curator Lee Talbot as he discusses the history behind this magnificent robe in The Textile Museum's collections, which was made for a female member of the imperial family.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

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

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

Lecture: Exploring the Costume Collections of GW Department of Theater and Dance

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Sigrid Johannesdottir, GW assistant professor of costume design and technology, gives an introduction to the Department of Theater and Dance's costume collection.

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.