As we countdown to the opening of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum March 21, GW Today is giving readers a sneak peek at the newest arts hub on campus.
Chief conservator Esther Méthé and Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody inspect the carpet before it is mounted on the wall.
Exhibition production staff members Doug Anderson and Scott Brouard install objects for "Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories." It features more than 100 textiles. Fabric for Ravza-i Mutahhara, Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, Turkey, 18th century. The Textile Museum 1.84. Gift of Mrs. Hoffman Philip.
The exhibition will include a linen tea ceremony room made by artist Shihoko Fukumoto. The piece represents customary tea rooms in Japan, where friends gather to take a serene break from daily life. Shihoko Fukumoto, The Tea Ceremony Room, Japan, 1999. Museum of Arts and Design 2001.35. Museum purchase with funds provided by David and Sara Lieberman, 2001.