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.
(Washington)
202-994-5200
Through 2/14

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)

The photographer's images are paired with pieces from the Qing dynasty.
2/18

Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

The 30-minute documentary features the story of Holocaust survivors in stitched and embroidered images.
Through 5/29

Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia

Nineteenth-century textiles are matched with the 20th century paintings they inspired.