Rosetta Tharpe

#GWMusicMonday: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Sister Rosetta Tharpe

April 16, 2018
GW Today presents a musical guide to the rock-and-roll trailblazer from English and American Studies professor and Tharpe biographer Gayle Wald.
Contemporaneous newspaper sources reveal where citizens got their ideas about Alexander Hamilton. (Images via The George Washing

Alexander Hamilton Makes Headlines

April 09, 2018
Newest exhibit at the George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum showcases the founding father’s appearances in contemporaneous media.
Image of Guido Goldman

Scholar Honored at Textile Museum Gala

March 26, 2018
Art collector Guido Goldman receives lifetime achievement award, while former President Steven Knapp and retiring Treasurer Lou Katz receive awards of distinction.
Vanishing Traditions

Clothes That Once Defined the Lives of Women at ‘Vanishing Traditions’

March 08, 2018
The newest exhibition at the George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum features festival costumes from minority cultures in Southwest China.

Confucius Institute 2018 Celebration of the Lunar New Year

February 21, 2018

The GW Confucius Institute, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Multicultural Student Services Center and the International Ser

Lori Kartchner, far left, welcomes guests to Textiles 101.

Threads of Knowledge

February 16, 2018
Lori Kartchner, M.A.T. ’13, developed Textiles 101, the all-ages learning space at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
gw valentine

#GWMusicMonday: A Very GW Valentine

February 12, 2018
Break out the roses and chocolate (just for yourself, if need be) as GW community members suggest some favorite romantic tunes.
Textile journal

GW Museum and Textile Museum Relaunches Textile Museum Journal

January 22, 2018
Annual scholarly journal, on hiatus since 2004, is back in circulation in digital form.

‘Whose Streets’ Documents Activism in Ferguson

January 19, 2018
Documentary film on the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in the Missouri town is screened and discussed at SMPA.
Joseph Kunkel. (Photo: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design)

Architect Discusses How to Build ‘with,’ not ‘for,’ Disadvantaged Communities

December 11, 2017
William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor Joseph Kunkel demonstrates goals and methods at cross-cultural collaboration symposium.

‘Tis the Season at the Museum Gift Shop

December 11, 2017
Looking for a quick holiday gift? Stop by the museum for everything from jewelry to home goods.

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery Celebrates 15-Year History in ‘Drawn From’

December 04, 2017
In honor of the show, friends and staff of the Brady Art Gallery look back at their favorite exhibitions.

Alec Baldwin: ‘We Can’t Be Mean Enough’ to Mr. Trump on SNL

November 15, 2017
The SNL impersonator and his writing partner Kurt Andersen came to GW to promote their new book, a parody memoir written in President Donald Trump’s voice.

Historical Society’s ‘For The Record’ Exhibit Documents D.C. Neighborhoods at GW Museum

November 13, 2017
Images from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s, annual juried competition show Washington through the eyes of local artists.

Fall Reading List

November 06, 2017
Here’s what the GW community has been reading so far this semester.