Centrally located on the Foggy Bottom Campus, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture, both within the university and throughout the global community. Through its affiliations and its own collections, including the 18,000 works of the Textile Museum and the unparalleled Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, the new museum links audiences, scholars, and collections with other museums, cultural and academic organizations.
Substantial completion was reached in 2014, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is located at 21st Street between G and H Streets on the southwest corner of University Yard. Identified as development site 102B under the 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan, this site is designated for a maximum 90% lot coverage, with a maximum height of 65’ (the adjacent Corcoran Hall is 65’ while Woodhull House is 36’ high). The new museum will include a new structure and a renovation of the historic Woodhull House. The new building’s footprint is approximately 7,000 SF with two below grade and four stories above grade with a total combined gross floor area of approximately 26,000 SF (26,271 allowable). The museum houses gallery and exhibition spaces including a high bay gallery and learning and educational facilities. Additionally, there will be library facilities, staff offices, and collections processing. Construction began in fall 2013 with substantial completion in late 2014 and the museum opening in March 2015.