The Textile Museum brings to life the culture and tradition, art and innovation of one of the world’s oldest forms of creative expression. Through changing exhibitions and public programs for all ages, the Museum provides new ways of seeing the world through the textile arts. Objects on view range from clothing made in ancient Peru, to Oriental carpets woven in the Middle East, to contemporary textiles created by leading artists–offering fresh discoveries each visit. The Arthur D. Jenkins Library, open select hours to the public, offers an unparalleled collection of textile-related materials.
Open to the public since 1925, the Museum is a private non-profit organization housed in two historic buildings: founder George Hewitt Myers’ home, designed in 1913 by John Russell Pope; and an adjacent building designed in 1908 by Waddy Wood. These former residences provide a warm, intimate setting for the Museum’s acclaimed shop, galleries, research library, and program spaces. The Textile Museum also boasts lovely gardens designed by Rose Greely, D.C.’s first licensed female architect.
In the fall of 2014, The Textile Museum will reopen as a primary cornerstone of the forthcoming George Washington University Museum (G and 21st Streets NW). For more information, visit www.gwu.edu/textilemuseum or http://textilemuseum.org/tmatgw/.
Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. through October 13, 2013. Closed federal holidays and December 24.
Beginning October 14, 2013, The Textile Museum Shop will be open Fridays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Textile Museum will be closed to visitors Mondays through Thursdays as it prepares to reopen in 2014 at the George Washington University. Learn more here.
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