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Come to the TMC and participate in a full roster of programming that includes curators’ and artists’ talks, lectures, technical workshops and identification clinics, seminars and family days. Find the program that interests you on our event calendar.

Docent-led public tours of the galleries are available every Sunday and are free with paid admission to the Museum. Tours begin at 2:00 PM at the main entrance. Specialized tours are available for groups. See Group Visits (adults) or School Visits (students and teachers) for more information.


Haft Paykar: A Tapestry of Tales from a Twelfth Century Persian Romance

Wednesday February 4 at 6:30 pm

Join Ariel Balevi, a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, and Central Asia, as he recounts some of the tales of the Haft Paykar, an epic romantic poem.

Ali Riza Tuna: The Art of the Anatolian Kilim

Tuesday February 17 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a rare opportunity to meet Ali Rıza Tuna, independent researcher, collector and rug specialist, for a talk on the aesthetics of the traditional Anatolian kilim in relation to Western art and artists.

Good Beginnings Exhibition Tour with Special Guest John Vollmer

Friday February 27, 6:30-8 pm

Join John Vollmer, internationally recognized curator and scholar specializing in Asian art and textiles on a tour of the Good Beginnings exhibition.

Textile seminarIndian danceLaughing in the gallery