The George Washington University and Textile Museum AHFES Catalogue

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 more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Winter Lottery

Events taking place in the Winter Lottery will be available for registration on December 3rd 

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms
Presented by: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

During the spring semester of 2019 the GW Museum will host the traveling exhibition "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms,"" which features some of Norman Rockwell’s most iconic images of American life and ideals.
In the wake of World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 speech laid out freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear as guiding principles for creating an inclusive and healthy democracy. Yet, freedom today may mean something different than it did in 1941. How do we think about these freedoms now? 
Students will join a one-hour tour and discussion of the context of Roosevelt’s speech, the artistic response, and an exploration into how contemporary artists see these ideals holding up – or not – today. 
Date: 2/20; 2/22; 2/25; 2/27; 3/1; 3/4; 3/6; 3/8; 3/11; 3/13; 3/15; 3/18; 3/20; 3/22; 3/25; 3/27; 3/29; 4/1; 4/3; 4/5; 4/8; 4/10; 4/15; 4/17; 4/19; 4/22; 4/24; 4/26; 4/29
Time: 10:00AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: 701 21st Street NW
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Civics/ Law, Philosophy, History/Geography
Grades: 6th-12th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date.


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A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia 
Presented by: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

To design a carpet or other textile, artists use the same elements of art found in other forms: line, color, shape, texture, and space. Textile artists often use repeating motifs and geometric patterning to make designs. Mathematical concepts like symmetry are powerful elements for introducing principles of design including balance, proportion, rhythm, harmony, and unity. In this tour students will explore symmetry and the patterns created in the kilim rugs from the special exhibition A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia. Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art.
Date: 10/3/18, 10/5/18, 10/10/18, 10/12/18, 10/17/18, 10/19/18, 10/24/18, 11/2/18, 11/7/18, 11/9/18, 11/14/18, 11/16/18, 11/28/18, 11/30/18, 12/5/18, 12/7/18, 12/12/18
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Discipline: Humanities: Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Math/Geometry
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, Visual Art, Math/Geometry History/Geography
Grades: 1st - 8th grade
Ticket capacity: 40 per date.

Supplementary Materials: Pre/Post Lesson, Images, Symmetry Worksheet

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