The Textile Museum, Washington DC.
PROGRAMS IN FEBRUARY
Gallery Talk & Tour:
Seldom Seen: Director’s Choice from the Museum’s Collections
SATURDAY, February 11, 11:00 am
Join Textile Museum Director Daniel Walker for an insightful tour of the new exhibition featuring 28 rarely exhibited textiles from the Museum’s collections. The objects were chosen by Mr. Walker for their striking visual qualities and appeal. FREE; no reservations required. Limited to 35 participants.
Rug & Textile Appreciation Morning
Oriental Rugs as Islamic Art:
The Cultural Context
SATURDAY, February 18, 10:30 am
Join Textile Museum Trustee and local collector Wendel Swan as he provides an introductory discussion as to how Islamic culture and religion have influenced the evolution of the unique designs and patterns found in Islamic art. Using slides and Oriental rugs, he will explore the relationship between Oriental rugs and the other main forms of Islamic art, including architecture, ceramics, and calligraphy. FREE; no reservations required. Seating is limited, please arrive early.
An Evening for Educators
The Silk Road and Central Asia: 10th Century through mid-19thCentury
WEDNESDAY,February 22, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Join the Asia Society Washington Center and The Textile Museum for a teacher workshop exploring the history, culture, arts, geography, religions and politics of the Silk Road. Educators from all levels and disciplines are invited to attend and learn methods for sharing the Silk Road with their students. The program will be followed by a reception during which educators will have the opportunity to meet with one another and Asia Society and Textile Museum staff. FREE; reservations must be made by February 17. To register, contact the Asia Society. Click here to send an email or call (202) 833-ASIA (2742).
Gallery Talk & Tour:
Silk & Leather: Splendid Attire of 19th-Century Central Asia
SATURDAY, February 25, 11:00 am
Join guest curator John Wertime for a tour of Silk & Leather: Splendid Attire of 19th-Century Central Asia, an exhibition featuring different types of garments and accessories worn by the ruling class and urban and nomadic elites of the region which today encompasses Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and part of Kazakhstan. The exhibition closes February 26; what a great way to catch a last glimpse! FREE; no reservations required. Limited to 35 participants.
The Textile Museum is located at 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC.