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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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701 21st Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20052
Upper Northwest
+1 202-994-5200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum used to be in Kalorama but is now on the GW campus. The Ebony exhibit was wonderful and the gift shop is a real find . . . my wife bought some sandals on sale she adores.

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I often visited the Museum when it was housed in DuPont, but never quite made it to the new setting until now. The building is impressive-- three floors that offer lovely display spaces. Enjoyed the exhibit on 're-purposed' silks and fibers, which was excellent. Also...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The “Inspiring Beauty, 50 Years of EBONY Fashion Fair” was a great exhibit. If you are old enough to remember the show t traveled across the USA, to bring beauty to some of the large and small places in this country. What a time for...More

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The textile "museum" boasts a collection of over 2000 pieces. Where are they? There were maybe 20 pieces in a basement gallery. The textiles on display were a nice representation of historic and culturally interesting work in a clean setting. It was well documented with...More

Thank QueenParrottfish
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  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
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10 April 2015|
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