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George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum

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entrygwumuseumLocated in the heart of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington, The George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture—both within the university and throughout the global community.

As a cornerstone of the university’s growing focus on arts and culture, the museum unites these two distinct collections. The Textile Museum, an institution with a nearly one-hundred-year history, an established audience, and a respected collection of textile art representing five continents and five millennia. The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of the founding and evolution of our nation’s capital.

Relevant artworks from the university’s collections, which include paintings, prints and drawings, photography, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Upcoming Programs

November 2017

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

November 9, 2017 - March 4, 2018
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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This juried exhibit includes 44 original artworks by 25 local artists focused on neighborhoods in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards. These two-dimensional artworks, created between 1988 and 2017, offer the artists’ interpretations of the neighborhoods below.  

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The Grocery Shopping Evolution in the D.C. Region, 1880–Present

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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In the 1930s, stores like Piggly Wiggly, Sanitary Grocery, and District Grocery allowed Washington area consumers to select their food from store shelves, a novel idea at a time when shoppers had to wait for a clerk to gather their orders. This concept continues to evolve even today, with self-checkout machines at Giant and the ability to stock your shopping cart remotely using online shopping services. Join Diana Kohn, president of Historic Takoma, as she explores how shopping for food has changed over…

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Archiving Digital Photography

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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This workshop offers tips on how to organize your digital photography files,  identify best practices for digital storage, and highlight resources that can help digitize your analog photographs, such as the DCPL Memory Lab. Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and other digital projects, the workshop will offer strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants,…

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December 2017

Picturing Kenilworth

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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Artist Bruce McNeil discusses the stories behind his art depicting Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth neighborhood, part of the exhibition "For the Record: Picturing D.C." This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Learn More

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