Of Interest

Museums

The Textile Museum
Washington, DC
Website: http://museum.gwu.edu

The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation locally, nationally, and internationally of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles.


Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Washington, DC
Website: http://www.doaks.org

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, DC, administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents.


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Website: http://www.pafa.org

PAFA’s museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training.


Richmond Art Museum
Richmond, VA
Website: http://richmondartmuseum.org

The Richmond Art Museum, founded in 1898, is a fine art museum with a permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists. There is also a small, significant collection of local ceramic artists including works by potters of the Arts and Craft Movement, the Overbeck Sisters and the Bethel Pike potters.


The Smithsonian
Washington, DC
Website: http://www.si.edu

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.


The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD
Website: http://thewalters.org

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.


University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Philadelphia, PA
Website: http://www.penn.museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed to create a “national institution and gallery of art” to bring art and art education to the American people.