The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will span the historic Woodhull House and a new 46,000 square foot building under construction at the corner of 21st and G Streets, adjacent to University Yard. The Textile Museum’s internationally known collection will be a cornerstone of the new museum, joining university art holdings and the Washingtoniana Collection in one location under the umbrella of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

Built by Maxwell Woodhull in 1855, Woodhull House was donated to the university in 1921 by his son General Maxwell Van Zandt Woodhull, a university trustee and benefactor who was influential in the university’s decision to move to Foggy Bottom.

In the News

Conservation and Collections Resource Center Attracts Community
GW Today, April 28, 2014

Textile Museum prepares for move
February 27, 2013

Groundbreaking set for Textile Museum’s new home in DC at George Washington University
October 6, 2012

Textile Museum to get new home
October 4, 2012

Renderings and Models

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21st Street Perspective (East)

21st Street Perspective (North)

G Street Perspective

21st Street Perspective (Southeast)

21st Street Elevation

G Street Elevation

University Yard Elevation

Model Views

Model Views

Fast Facts

  • An art and cultural center for learning at GW
  • Two state-of-the-art facilities: A new museum four blocks from the White House. A conservation and resource center in Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Construction will take place between 2012 and 2014
  • The GW Museum includes:
    • The Textile Museum, with a world-renowned collection of over 18,000 textiles; a 20,000 volume research library; and a distinguished history of ground breaking exhibitions, publications, and public programs
    • The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection and Center for National Capital Area Studies which describe the history and development of Washington, D.C.
    • Galleries
    • Virtual displays
    • Space for academic and scholarly activity and public lectures
  • Estimated Timeline
    • A groundbreaking ceremony on the Foggy Bottom Campus was will be held Oct. 18, 2012
    • Excavation will occur during winter 2012
    • The project will reach ground level in spring 2013
    • The structure will reach its highest point in late spring or early summer 2013
    • The new museum will open in fall 2014

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Images

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View additional photos of The Textile Museum's collection and the July 26 press conference.







 

Video

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Celebrate the GW Museum

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