Upcoming Exhibitions

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

Detail of print showing plans for the National Mall

Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City

This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city, through historical prints and paintings from the collection. Opens June 15.

Detail of sheet music showing General McClellan

Songs of the Civil War

This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war. Opens June 15.

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Fast Fashion/Slow Art

"Fast Fashion/Slow Art" scrutinizes today’s garment industry through eleven films and video installations. Presented at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

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Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt

Bringing together rarely displayed artworks from the fourth to the twelfth centuries, this exhibition will reveal how textiles infused warmth and beauty into Egypt’s interior spaces. Opens August 31.

On View

Detail of artwork by Vernal Bogren Swift

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.