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George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum

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701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
202-994-5200 Museum.GWU.edu

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Located 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.

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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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November  9, 2017 – March 2018 George Washington University Museum|The Textile Museum For the Record: Picturing D.C. is a juried exhibit of 44 original artworks by 25 local artists who have 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 Howard Town/Pleasant Plains, Burleith, Palisades, Shepherd Park, Ivy City, Buzzard Point, Kenilworth, or Congress Heights. Since its founding in 1894, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has…

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February 2018

Lecture: Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GW

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

Phillip Troutman, assistant professor, George Washington University Writing and History departments Phillip Troutman presents new research on the history of slavery at Columbian College—then a Baptist college, now George Washington University. Troutman focuses on an 1847 case in which Abram, a young man enslaved by the college steward, attempted to sue for his freedom. Abram was aided by Henry Arnold, a college junior who was expelled for his actions, creating a scandal in the Baptist press. This program is part…

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Lecture: Lisner Auditorium and Racial Justice in D.C.

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

Michael Tune, PhD candidate, George Washington University Department of History; Gayle Wald, professor, George Washington University Department of English Though recognized today as a site of racial progressivism, the story of Lisner Auditorium is one of foot-dragging and institutional reticence, not progressive action. Join graduate student Michael Tune and Professor Gayle Wald in this historical exploration of GW’s largest public venue. This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana…

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