Upcoming Exhibitions

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Check back to learn about new exhibitions opening at the museum in the spring.

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A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Updated in June with a dozen new objects, this exhibition showcases highlights from this remarkable collection documenting the history of D.C.

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Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Opening May 6, this exhibition reveals how the U.S. Capitol and White House were developed as architectural icons for our nation's capital.

On View

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair's creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

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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.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.