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 8/24

Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles Our Stories

The exhibition features more than one hundred pieces that span 3,000 years and five continents, showcasing the museum's historic collections and key loans of contemporary art textiles and fashion.
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 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

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.