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The Textile Museum in the George Washington University Museum

701 21st Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20052
+1 202-994-5200
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Exhibits focus on the cloth-making process as well as on the role textiles play in various cultures.
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701 21st Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20052
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+1 202-994-5200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have two more weeks to visit The Textile Museum and see this marvelous exhibition telling the story of the Ebony Fashion Fair and it's creator Eunice W Johnson, who broke the color barrier to bring global fashion to African American audiences. The videos and...More

Thank Jannes G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We've been to the museum previously, before it moved to GWU. It has a really good collection but only small parts of it are on display at any given time so it is hit and miss as to what you'll see. The first time we...More

Thank chuckChicago
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My 16 year old daughter and I really enjoyed our visit. The temporary exhibit from the Okinawan museum was beautiful and informative. We learned so much about how the textiles were made and Japanese culture. We also found the exhibit with campaign flags and patriotic...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Not really a long term textile fan, but recent interest peaked about textile as art. I totally appreciated this exhibit and the museum layout on the GWU campus (Foggy Bottom metro). It is open and modern and displays textiles to view easily. The current exhibition...More

2  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Textile Museum recently moved from the Dupont Circle area to the GW University Campus close to the Foggy Bottom metro. The current exhibition is Bingata! Only in Okinawa. Check the website if you want to visit the library. The galleries are spacious...the shop is...More

1  Thank Jannes G
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is part of the university and included exhibits other than textiles. The museum is by donation (suggested $8). After a crazy day of the big museums on the mall it was great to visit this lovely quiet cool space We got to see...More

2  Thank Florence2564
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Textile Museum moved to a spanking new modern building on the GW campus. The new space allows larger exhibits. Wonderful space and lecture series.

1  Thank DCQuilter
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was recommended to see this gallery and it was such a nice change to the bigger, well-known museums that Washington hosts. If you want a stunning staircase, less crowds, more intimate close-ups with artworks and a fabulous shop to purchase goodies to take home...then...More

2  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A suggested donation for admission. If you like museums gives this a try and see what you think. I am neutral on this one. It's free.

Thank 1Greg0007
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Lots to see here, and on a recent visit, the display of photographs and textiles from China captivated us for several hours. Descriptions were detailed of how the people in the era would address the photographer, either looking straight on or away, smiling or not,...More

Thank Mary1700
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