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 10/12

The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington

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

The exhibit features historic maps and images that tell the story of how the city was shaped.