The George Washington University and Textile Museum

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture—both within the university and throughout the global community. View their website.


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Presented by: GWU and the Textile Museum

Students will take a 35-45 minute tour of the special exhibition The Box Project: Uncommon Threads. During the tour, students will examine artworks and handle materials to learn about processes used by the artists. This will provide an opportunity for the students to use the vocabulary from the pre-visit materials in context alongside an object-based learning experience. The tour is designed to prepare students for the art making activity by showing them contemporary artists’ work from their community and around the world as well as introducing them to unfamiliar art making techniques. After the tour, groups will participate in an age-appropriate variation of the following art activity:  Build Your Own Box Project (4-12th grade: 30-45 minutes). Students will be given a small box (around 4x4x2.5 in) and additional materials to create their projects. Older students will be challenged to make their box as a self-portrait using color, shape, texture, and form to best represent themselves while younger student will focus on exploring the material and techniques. View educational materials.
Available Dates: W and F October 1 - January 26 EXCEPT 10/13, 11/3, 11/17 
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Discipline: Visual Arts / Photography/ Film
Curricular Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 4-12

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