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: Contemporary Rug Designs by Howard Hodgkin and Other Artists

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for a “field trip” to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery for a discussion on artist-designed rugs, focusing on a rug by the internationally renowned contemporary artist Howard Hodgkin.

Workshop: WWII and Knit Your Bit

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for a quick talk on how the American Red Cross engaged the public to knit much-needed items for soldiers during World War II.

Consultations: Ask a Curator, Ask a Conservator

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Workshop: Needle Felting

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

Celebrate your freedom to love by making a heart “felt” valentine gift for someone special in your life—or to keep!

Film: "Hugo Boss’ Secret Nazi History, Fashion at War"

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Explore the unknown, dark history of fashion brand Hugo Boss in this documentary produced by Made to Measure, a new fashion video network.

Workshop: Repair and Refresh

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 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, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Film: "Hugo Boss’ Secret Nazi History, Fashion at War"

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Explore the unknown, dark history of fashion brand Hugo Boss in this documentary produced by Made to Measure, a new fashion video network.

Lecture: "The Monument Quilt" Blankets the National Mall

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Artists Hannah Brancato and Shanti Flagg will talk about the artist/activist collective FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and their work creating public art projects to foster conversations around sexual and domestic violence.