Thursday, July 23, 2015

Drop-In for (Free) Ramadan Suncatcher: Let Your Light Shine! This Saturday

Arts for Families (Photo: William Atkins, GWU)

From our friends at The George Washington University and The Textile Museum...

Embrace the tradition of Islamic textile art by creating a unique suncatcher to commemorate the spiritual fasting month Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, the joyous fast-break celebration. This drop-in program is part of the museum's weekly Arts for Families series, which invites families to explore art, history, and culture through a hands-on activity. Free; no reservations required.

Saturday, July 25, 2015; 1-4 PM

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)

This event is free and open to the public.

About The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum:
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opened on March 21, with three exhibitions: Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, The Textile Museum’s largest exhibition to date, as well as Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790-1801 and The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington, two shows curated from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The museum offers educational programs, including free family art activities on Saturday afternoons. Visit the online calendar for details.

The custom-built museum displays The Textile Museum’s globally recognized collections of nearly 20,000 textiles and related objects, and pieces owned by the university, including the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts documenting the history of Washington, DC.