The museum is temporarily closed to visitors as a public health precaution.
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The museum is currently closed.
Stop by anytime the museum is open to shop a thoughtfully selected array of wearables, home décor, books and gifts inspired by textile traditions from around the globe. Selections emphasize handmade, fair trade and sustainable products. Members always receive a 10 percent discount.
The Arthur D. Jenkins Library features thousands of hard-to-find resources on global textiles and traditional dress. The library is open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Email [email protected] to make an appointment and help our librarian prepare for your visit.
The center houses a research collection of maps, illustrative prints, newspapers and ephemera relating to Washington, D.C., history, as well as a non-circulating library.
It is open by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email [email protected] to make an appointment and help our curator prepare for your visit.
A coat room with lockers is available for bags larger than 11 by 15 inches, and umbrellas, outerwear and oversized strollers.
You may photograph the art in the galleries, with the exception of designated works on loan. To protect the art and avoid disturbance to other visitors, flashes, tripods and selfie sticks are prohibited. Staff may photograph or film in the museum for educational and promotional purposes. Your presence implies your consent for the use of your image and voice in marketing materials. If you see a staff photographer, please let him or her know if you would prefer not to be photographed.
Changing stations are located in restrooms on gallery levels. Strollers and front-worn baby carriers are permitted in the galleries. We encourage you to visit the Textiles 101 gallery where children can enjoy hands-on learning experiences.
Owing to the delicate nature of our museum’s collections, cut flowers and live plants are prohibited in the building.