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Have questions about that rug that your grandmother gave you? On Thursday, June 25, at 3:30 p.m. you’re invited to bring your rugs and other oriental textiles to the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art to have internationally recognized expert on Near Eastern and Central Asian textiles, John Wertime, comment on them. Wertime will not be appraising rugs, but will be here to help textile owners understand what they have. Space is limited. Call Robbin Birmingham at (334) 844-3085 to make a reservation to bring your textiles.

At 5 p.m., Wertime will give an accompanying lecture on “Women’s Visions: A Nomad Legacy in Islamic Art.” Space is limited. Admission is free. Advance ticket registration is encouraged. The cafe will open at 5 p.m., with music at 6 p.m.