Upcoming Exhibitions

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Learn about new exhibitions opening at the museum through the spring.

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Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

Explore dozens of festival costumes from minority cultures in southwest China that are new to the museum’s collections. Opens February 24, 2018.

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Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat

Through the museum’s exceptional ikat collection assembled by Dr. Guido Goldman, this exhibition focuses on textiles produced with the sophisticated dyeing technique known as “binding the clouds.” Opens March 10, 2018.

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Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton

Drawing on historical newspapers from the collection of Antonia M. Chambers, this exhibition highlights important life events and accomplishments of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Opens March 31, 2018.

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Greetings from Washington

This exhibition examines postcards relating to D.C., from their golden age at the turn of the twentieth century through the vintage glamour of mid-century graphics and beyond. Opens March 31, 2018.

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A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art. Opens September 1, 2018.

On View

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Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.