Families & Children
Arts for Families
is held one Saturday a month and invites children and parents to explore exhibition-related subjects with hands-on activities. Visit the calendar
page for specific listings.
of Textiles, 2009. Photo by Bill Petros.
During this annual event, held the first weekend in June, visitors of all ages are invited to explore the textile arts and cultures of the world through a multitude of hands-on activities and artist demonstrations in the Museum's exhibitions, historic buildings and garden.
Celebration of Textiles is part of Museum Walk Weekend, organized by the Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium; visit www.dkmuseums.com for more information.
Adult programs include tours, lectures, workshops, films, and year-round
Saturday Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings. Click the links
below for more information on ongoing programs and visit the calendar
page for specific listings.
& Textile Appreciation Mornings
In Memory of Harold Keshishian
All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays each month at 10:30 a.m. and recently renamed in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Speakers include local collectors and experts who share pieces from their own holdings. Visitors are invited to bring in clean, well-vacuumed examples of featured types from their own collections to share with the group. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required.See
the calendar page for descriptions
of upcoming programs.
This ongoing program, held the first Wednesday of every month
(September through May) from 10:30 am to 1 pm, gives visitors
the opportunity to learn more about their own textiles from Textile
Museum curatorial and conservation staff. While Museum curators
specialize in the textile arts of non-Western cultures, the conservation
staff can answer questions about caring for textiles produced
worldwide. Fee: free/members; $5/non-nembers. No reservations
Drop-in tours that feature an overview of the Museum and highlights
from current exhibitions
are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. No reservations are required.
Group tours of current exhibitions may be scheduled for the following
days and times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
from 10:15 am to 3:00 pm; Thursday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Please reserve
the tour at least four weeks in advance of the preferred date.
request a guided exhibition tour for adults using our Online Tour
Request Form, click here.
Students & Educators
School tours at The Textile Museum are an excellent way for students to personally engage with art, history, social studies, and more. The museum offers a variety of programs for students in grades 1–12, including thematic tours which complement current exhibitions and include touchable items and/or hands-on activities.
Docent-guided tours for groups of 6 to 40 may be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:15 am and Thursday starting at 1:30 pm.
here for 2012-2013 school tour details [PDF]
request a tour for a school group using our Online School Tours
Request Form, click
here. Tours can also be scheduled by calling (202) 667-0441, ext 65. Requests should be made a minimum of four weeks in advance of your preferred date. Please choose one tour per visit.
Girl Scouts of America
The Textile Museum offers Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts a chance to earn points toward the Art to Wear, Colors and Shapes and Art Around the World Try-its, or the Yarn and Fabric Arts badge. For more details, click here.
The Textile Museum
invites all classes in District of Columbia
Public and Charter Schools to apply for participation in a unique
Museum-School Partnership project tied to Out of Southeast Asia: Art that Sustains (April 12 through October 13, 2013). For details and to submit an application, click here. Applications are due by COB February 8, 2013.
open house evenings, and
support materials are offered in connection with some exhibitions. The
Textile Museum is a partner in the Arts for Every Student Program
with the D.C.
Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and D.C. Public
Schools. Send us your mailing address to be added to the Museum's Educator E-Mail
AT THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
The Textile Museum offers a variety of volunteer experiences. Click
here for more information about volunteering at The Textile