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.

INISPIRING BEAUTY: 50 YEARS OF EBONY FASHION FAIR (March 18 through July 24, 2017)- March Lottery
For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences. Students will take an interactive tour of the Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair exhibition with a museum docent. Afterwards, students will spend approximately 30 minutes planning a hypothetical fashion fair based on topics they believe to be most relevant in art and social issues of 2017. They will have a chance to share their plans with their peers. After the museum visit, students and teachers will be able to participate back at school in an activity where they can create something that their visit to the exhibition inspired them to make. This activity will give students a framework for how to plan and collaborate with others to make a creative project.
Available Dates: M,W,F  from April 1 – June 30 (except Friday, April 7 and Friday, May 19) Available Dates: M,W,F  from April 1 – June 30 (except Friday, April 7, Monday, April 17 and Friday, May 19)
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts
Curricular Connections: History/Geography
DCPS Arts and Humanities Standards: Determination, Creation, Transformation
Grades: 6-12


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Presented by: George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, was an independent kingdom until 1879, with its own language, culture, and distinctive textile traditions. This special showing of textile treasures from Okinawan museum collections will feature brightly coloredbingata—traditional resist-dyed fabrics—and contemporary works by Okinawan artists and fashion designers. Organized in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Government. Major grant support for this exhibition is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
Dates: 1/11/17, 1/13/16, 1/18/17, 1/20/17, 1/25/17, 1/27/17
Time: 10:00am            
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: Foreign Language, History and Geography, Diversity
Grades: K-12

View Pre-Visit Materials here. 

Bingata! Only in Okinawa was available in the December Lottery

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