Editors' pick

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Art Museum
An elegant little museum tells the story of woven works of art, from embroideries to masterpiece rugs.
Through 8/24

Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles Our Stories

More than 100 pieces span 3,000 years and five continents and features clothing, adornments and other fabrics that articulate a sense of self and status for cultures and religions.
Through 10/12

The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington

Examining the transformation of Washington since the Civil War, this exhibition explores the District's role as a laboratory for social and political changes.
Through 10/15

Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790-1801

An exhibition featuring historic maps and images that tell the story of how an early experiment in urban design shaped the landscape of Washington.