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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 1 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival @ The Yards Park
Apr 1 all-day
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival @ The Yards Park
Drink the District brings the beer, cider and wine while The Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront provides the perfect setting for this springtime party. With two sessions on Saturday and another on Sunday, there[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 1 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 1 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 1 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[...]
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 1 all-day
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Hamburg Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time in 13 years to weave a visionary retelling of a classic tale. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is updated for modern times[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 1 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 1 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 1 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 1 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk 9:00 am
Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk @ Meet at National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, Louisiana and New Jersey Avenues and D Street NW, Washington, DC
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk @ Meet at National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, Louisiana and New Jersey Avenues and D Street NW, Washington, DC
Lace up your sneakers for this stroll, which commemorates Japanese Americans and their experience during the Second World War. The walk begins and ends at the intersection of Louisiana & New Jersey Avenues NW, the site[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Blossom Kite Festival 10:00 am
Blossom Kite Festival @ Washington Monument grounds
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Blossom Kite Festival @ Washington Monument grounds
The Blossom Kite Festival is one of the most cherished traditions of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Witness incredible creativity and skill as kite flyers from the U.S. and around the world participate in a[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 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[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 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[...]
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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 2 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival @ The Yards Park
Apr 2 all-day
Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival @ The Yards Park
Drink the District brings the beer, cider and wine while The Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront provides the perfect setting for this springtime party. With two sessions on Saturday and another on Sunday, there[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 2 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 2 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 2 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[...]
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 2 all-day
Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Hamburg Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time in 13 years to weave a visionary retelling of a classic tale. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is updated for modern times[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 2 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 2 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 2 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 2 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run & 5K Run-Walk 7:30 am
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run & 5K Run-Walk @ Washington Monument grounds
Apr 2 @ 7:30 am
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run & 5K Run-Walk @ Washington Monument grounds
Thousands of runners participate in this annual event that honors spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the beautiful scenery of Washington, DC. Watch for free as participants weave their way around the Tidal Basin[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 2 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 2 @ 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ 11:30 am
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 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[...]
Gene Davis: Hot Beat 11:30 am
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 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[...]
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 3 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 3 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 3 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 3 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 3 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 3 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 3 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 3 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
Washington Nationals Opening Day 1:00 pm
Washington Nationals Opening Day @ Nationals Park
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm
Washington Nationals Opening Day @ Nationals Park
Fresh off a National League East title in 2016, the Washington Nationals look to bring DC its first World Series title since 1924 as the 2017 season gets underway at Nationals Park. The Nats begin[...]
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 4 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 4 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 4 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 4 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 4 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 4 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 4 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 4 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 4 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 5 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 5 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 5 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 5 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 5 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 5 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 5 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 5 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 5 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
Smithsonian Craft Show 12:16 pm
Smithsonian Craft Show
Apr 5 @ 12:16 pm – 1:16 pm
 
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 6 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 6 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 6 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 6 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 6 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 6 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 6 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 6 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 6 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I, 1917-1918 10:00 am
Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I, 1917-1918 @ National Museum of American History
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I, 1917-1918 @ National Museum of American History
Step into a replica of General John J. Pershing’s war office in this fourth Great War exhibit at the National Museum of American History. Pershing demanded that the U.S. have an independent army on the[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Modern Medicine and the Great War 10:00 am
Modern Medicine and the Great War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Modern Medicine and the Great War @ National Museum of American History
New medicine was essential to the United States’ efforts in World War I. In this exhibit, you can view artifacts that represented these new technologies and procedures, as well as learn how these practices came[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Uniformed Women and the Great War 10:00 am
Uniformed Women and the Great War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Uniformed Women and the Great War @ National Museum of American History
Continuing its focus on World War I on the 100-year anniversary of America’s entry into the conflict, the National Museum of American History highlights the role of women in this new exhibit. Thousands of middle-[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
John Mayer 7:30 pm
John Mayer @ Verizon Center
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
John Mayer @ Verizon Center
John Mayer has become synonymous with guitar wizardry, and he’ll bring his immense talent and long list of hits to the Verizon Center for a Thursday night show. This is Mayer’s first solo tour since[...]
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 7 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 7 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 7 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 7 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 7 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 7 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 7 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 7 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 7 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 7 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
Curren$y 8:00 pm
Curren$y @ Howard Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Curren$y @ Howard Theatre
Howard Theatre hosts one of hip-hop’s most successful independent artists for what will be a raucous Friday night show. Curren$y rose to stardom through acclaimed mixtapes, including the back-to-back releases of Pilot Talk and Pilot[...]
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‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 8 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 8 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 8 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 8 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 8 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 8 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 8 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 8 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 8 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 8 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival 10:30 am
Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival @ M Street and New Jersey Avenue SE
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival @ M Street and New Jersey Avenue SE
The largest one-day Japanese cultural festival in the United States, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is an event for all ages. Enjoy live performances on four stages, food, merchandise and even martial arts demonstrations. The[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
DC Wine Fest 12:00 pm
DC Wine Fest @ Long View Gallery
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DC Wine Fest @ Long View Gallery
The second annual DC Wine Fest Spring Edition is an elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Come throw back some great food and enjoy live musical performances, all while sampling some of the best varietals from[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 9 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 9 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 9 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 9 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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 9 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Apr 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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 9 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[...]
Intelligence
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Apr 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[...]
Midwestern Gothic
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Apr 9 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness.[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 9 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party[...]
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,
Apr 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[...]
Pike St.
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Apr 9 all-day
Pike St. @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Obie Award-winning playwright Nilaja Sun brings a new and vibrant play to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Pike St. shows off Sun’s distinctive performance and writing style in a tale concerning a Puerto Rican immigrant living[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Apr 9 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[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Apr 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[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Apr 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,[...]
‘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
Apr 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,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 9 @ 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[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
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
Apr 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[...]
To Haiti Let Us Go 10:00 am
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Apr 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[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Apr 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[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 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[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 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),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
Anacostia River Festival 1:00 pm
Anacostia River Festival @ Anacostia Park
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Anacostia River Festival @ Anacostia Park
The Anacostia River Festival celebrates connecting people to parks. Activities include hands-on art projects, kayaking and canoeing, live music and performances, and much more. Held in Anacostia Park, this free event encourages residents and tourists alike to[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 10 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 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[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
Apr 10 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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[...]
Chicago
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 all-day
Chicago @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The longest-running American musical in Broadway’s decorated history comes to the Kennedy Center this April. Chicago is the tale of Roxie Hart and her rise to dubious fame after murdering her lover, filled with sensational[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 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