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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 1 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 1 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 1 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 1 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 1 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 1 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 1 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 1 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 1 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 1 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 1 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 1 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 1 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 1 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 1 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Mar 1 all-day
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
As You Like It 7:30 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Shakespeare didn’t only dabble in tragedy. You can experience one of his greatest romantic comedies, As You Like It, at Folger Theatre this winter. Filled with humor, beauty and romance, the play follows Rosalind, who is banished from her home and ends up in the Forest of Arden, disguised as a man. However, as the[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 2 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 2 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 2 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 2 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 2 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 2 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 2 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 2 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 2 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 2 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 2 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 2 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 2 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Mar 2 all-day
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
DC Music Download highlights the city’s tremendous music scene with this weekend-long festival that incorporates numerous DC artists, venues and organizations. Check out the event page for all the weekend’s festivities; Saturday is a standout, with the first-ever DC record label expo happening at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café and DC Music Download’s[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 2 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 2 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 2 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 2 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Mar 2 all-day
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
As You Like It 7:30 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Shakespeare didn’t only dabble in tragedy. You can experience one of his greatest romantic comedies, As You Like It, at Folger Theatre this winter. Filled with humor, beauty and romance, the play follows Rosalind, who is banished from her home and ends up in the Forest of Arden, disguised as a man. However, as the[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 3 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 3 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 3 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 3 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 3 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 3 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 3 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 3 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 3 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 3 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 3 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 3 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 3 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Mar 3 all-day
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
DC Music Download highlights the city’s tremendous music scene with this weekend-long festival that incorporates numerous DC artists, venues and organizations. Check out the event page for all the weekend’s festivities; Saturday is a standout, with the first-ever DC record label expo happening at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café and DC Music Download’s[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 3 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 3 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 3 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 3 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Mar 3 all-day
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
As You Like It 7:30 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Shakespeare didn’t only dabble in tragedy. You can experience one of his greatest romantic comedies, As You Like It, at Folger Theatre this winter. Filled with humor, beauty and romance, the play follows Rosalind, who is banished from her home and ends up in the Forest of Arden, disguised as a man. However, as the[...]
Patton Oswalt 10:30 pm
Patton Oswalt @ Warner Theatre
Mar 3 @ 10:30 pm
Patton Oswalt @ Warner Theatre
Patton Oswalt is a current titan of stand-up comedy, with six acclaimed specials under his belt. Oswalt has also starred on Parks and Recreation, Veep and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite. His stand-up can cover quite a bit of terrain, from nerd culture to interpersonal relationships to the current political climate. Tickets will go quickly for this[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 4 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 4 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 4 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 4 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 4 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 4 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 4 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 4 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 4 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 4 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 4 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 4 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 4 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 4 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Mar 4 all-day
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
DC Music Download highlights the city’s tremendous music scene with this weekend-long festival that incorporates numerous DC artists, venues and organizations. Check out the event page for all the weekend’s festivities; Saturday is a standout, with the first-ever DC record label expo happening at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café and DC Music Download’s[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 4 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 4 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 4 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 4 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Mar 4 all-day
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
DC United vs. Sporting Kansas City (home opener) 7:00 pm
DC United vs. Sporting Kansas City (home opener) @ RFK Stadium
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
DC United vs. Sporting Kansas City (home opener) @ RFK Stadium
DC United begins its final season at the historic RFK Stadium with a matchup against Sporting Kansas City. Both teams participated in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs and each has championship aspirations this year. United will be led by forwards Lamar Neagle and Patrick Mullins, as well as renowned goaltender Bill Hamid. Tickets start at[...]
As You Like It 7:30 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
As You Like It @ Folger Theatre
Shakespeare didn’t only dabble in tragedy. You can experience one of his greatest romantic comedies, As You Like It, at Folger Theatre this winter. Filled with humor, beauty and romance, the play follows Rosalind, who is banished from her home and ends up in the Forest of Arden, disguised as a man. However, as the[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 5 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 5 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 5 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the INTERSECTIONS Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into two weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 5 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 5 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 5 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 5 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 5 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 5 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 5 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 5 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 5 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 5 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
Mar 5 all-day
Sounds of the City: A D.C. Music, Arts and Interactive Festival
DC Music Download highlights the city’s tremendous music scene with this weekend-long festival that incorporates numerous DC artists, venues and organizations. Check out the event page for all the weekend’s festivities; Saturday is a standout, with the first-ever DC record label expo happening at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café and DC Music Download’s[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 5 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 5 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 5 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Mar 5 all-day
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage
Golden Globe winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason comes to Arena Stage to star in this spellbinding, Lillian Hellman-penned masterpiece. Mason plays Fanny, who sees her daughter escape to the DC suburbs with her anti-fascist German husband just as America is about to enter World War II. There’s also a suspicious Eastern European[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ 10:00 am
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ @ National Gallery of Art
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz and awash in an array of colors, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building.
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 6 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 6 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 6 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 6 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 6 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 6 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 6 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 6 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 6 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 6 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 6 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 6 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 6 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 6 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 6 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 6 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 6 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 7 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 7 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 7 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 7 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 7 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 7 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 7 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 7 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 7 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 7 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 7 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 7 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 7 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 7 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 7 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 7 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 7 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
Talk: Architects Across Generations 6:30 pm
Talk: Architects Across Generations @ National Building Museum
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk: Architects Across Generations @ National Building Museum
In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Building Museum hosts two extremely successful businesswomen from two entirely different generations for a special talk. Architect and philanthropist Beverly Willis and CEO and entrepreneur Paola Moya of Marshall Moya Design will share their perspectives and insights, as well as the challenges that design professionals face today.[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 8 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 8 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
Mar 8 all-day
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
One of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the country comes to the District for its 2017 edition. Perennial powerhouses such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and hometown favorite Maryland will square off in a five-day battle for Big Ten supremacy. Be a part of a fantastic college basketball tradition inside Verizon Center, which[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 8 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 8 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 8 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 8 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 8 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 8 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 8 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 8 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 8 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 8 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 8 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 8 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 8 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 8 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 8 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 9 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 9 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
Mar 9 all-day
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
One of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the country comes to the District for its 2017 edition. Perennial powerhouses such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and hometown favorite Maryland will square off in a five-day battle for Big Ten supremacy. Be a part of a fantastic college basketball tradition inside Verizon Center, which[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 9 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 9 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 9 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 9 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 9 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 9 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 9 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 9 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 9 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 9 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 9 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 9 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 9 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 9 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 9 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 10 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 10 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
Mar 10 all-day
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
One of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the country comes to the District for its 2017 edition. Perennial powerhouses such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and hometown favorite Maryland will square off in a five-day battle for Big Ten supremacy. Be a part of a fantastic college basketball tradition inside Verizon Center, which[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 10 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 10 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 10 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 10 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts goes all chromatic in showcasing artist Polly Apfelbaum, who uses an array of bright colors and abstraction to create prints that truly pop. The exhibit explores Apfelbaum’s process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations. Hours &[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 10 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 10 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 10 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 10 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
From the Mouths of Monsters
From the Mouths of Monsters @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 10 all-day
From the Mouths of Monsters @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s essential Frankenstein, which turns 200 in 2018, this new play is all about finding your voice. Michelle struggles to speak, but after receiving a supernatural mask from a mysterious doctor, her words can now do serious damage. This two-actor play deals with the true power of the spoken word, and how[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 10 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 10 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 10 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 10 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Mar 10 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives for the American dream in the early 20th century. A cast filled with DC stage stars will drive this intense[...]
Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Mar 10 all-day
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Railroad Earth rose from Stillwater, NJ to become monsters of the festival circuit. Their unique brand of music combines rock and roll, jazz, Americana, blue grass and celtic music to create quite the jam band stew. Their following is robust, so 9:30 Club has offered up its digs for two nights’ worth of rocking shows.[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 10 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 10 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 10 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 10 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am
‘Fearless Project’ by Jeff Sheng @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek. 10 a.m. – closing
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude 10:00 am
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60 artworks and represents the first retrospective of Schwarcz’s work in 15 years. You will see the artist’s pioneering work in[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ 11:30 am
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors, Isamu Noguchi, is the focus of this new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Across more than 70 works, learn how Noguchi drew on ancient art and architecture to create his own stunning works, from Egyptian pyramids to American Indian burial mounds. Among the pieces on display:[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 11 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 11 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
Mar 11 all-day
2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Verizon Center
One of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the country comes to the District for its 2017 edition. Perennial powerhouses such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and hometown favorite Maryland will square off in a five-day battle for Big Ten supremacy. Be a part of a fantastic college basketball tradition inside Verizon Center, which[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 11 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 11 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Champion
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 11 all-day
Champion @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 11 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts goes all chromatic in showcasing artist Polly Apfelbaum, who uses an array of bright colors and abstraction to create prints that truly pop. The exhibit explores Apfelbaum’s process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations. Hours &[...]
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 11 all-day
Dead Man Walking @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
With Sister Helen Prejean’s real-life memoirs and the classic film based on them as inspiration, Dead Man Walking is an acclaimed opera that deftly deals with the notions of capital punishment, mercy and justice. Joseph De Rocher sits on death row for double murder, a crime he insists he did not commit. He requests the[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 11 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 11 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 11 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
From the Mouths of Monsters
From the Mouths of Monsters @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 11 all-day
From the Mouths of Monsters @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s essential Frankenstein, which turns 200 in 2018, this new play is all about finding your voice. Michelle struggles to speak, but after receiving a supernatural mask from a mysterious doctor, her words can now do serious damage. This two-actor play deals with the true power of the spoken word, and how[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 11 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing paintings”. Experience how Condo transforms the raw and abstract ideas of his detailed drawings into hybrid paintings that show a[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 11 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
King Charles III
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
Mar 11 all-day
King Charles III @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of the most internationally acclaimed plays of the last several years comes to Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company this February. Written in Shakespearean blank verse, King Charles III peaks into the future to witness Prince Charles take the throne and contemplate the immense power at his disposal. The play digs[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 11 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 11 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Mar 11 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives for the American dream in the early 20th century. A cast filled with DC stage stars will drive this intense[...]
Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Mar 11 all-day
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Railroad Earth rose from Stillwater, NJ to become monsters of the festival circuit. Their unique brand of music combines rock and roll, jazz, Americana, blue grass and celtic music to create quite the jam band stew. Their following is robust, so 9:30 Club has offered up its digs for two nights’ worth of rocking shows.[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 11 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 11 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 11 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art