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a lesser known dc museum

June 25, 2012

We officially have another check on our summer checklist! We’ve been to most of the staple DC museums, so to fulfill our “one new museum” item, we needed to pick a lesser-known museum in DC. (Plus, the Smithsonians are great, but sometimes you just don’t want to be in a sweaty summer crowd, ya know?)

So we visited The Textile Museum off of Embassy Row. It was small, quiet, and charmingly laid out – a welcome retreat from the massive Smithsonians. We loved the balance of artistic and historic approach to the textiles. It was great for us, especially since Emerson doesn’t last longer than an hour in a museum situation. We’re looking forward to bringing her back when she’s older for some of the arts for families programs.

Right now, they are featuring  Japanese textiles from the Tawaraye Workshop and a really interesting side-by-side exhibit where artists made contemporary textiles using The Textile Museum’s permanent collection as inspiration.

They don’t allow photos inside, but I pulled photos of the textiles from their (super cute) gallery guide books that I picked up while I was there.

The Textile Museum DC

textile museum dc


Any other lesser-known museums in DC that you would recommend?

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