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‘Big Fish’ @ The Keegan Theatre
‘Big Fish’ @ The Keegan Theatre
Aug 13 all-day
‘Big Fish’ @ The Keegan Theatre
The Broadway musical adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s film comes to DC’s Keegan Theatre this August. The play focuses on Edward Bloom, a salesman who lives lavishly and loves sharing his outlandish tales with anyone who will listen. When Edward’s son, Will (who is about to become a father himself), looks to[...]
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12:00 am Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Aug 13 @ 12:00 am – 10:00 am
Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History hosts two Smithsonian Sleepovers this month. These ever-popular events allow kids to spend a night immersed in adventure inside a Smithsonian museum. This go-round, kids can solve puzzles and play games involving the Natural History Museum’s exhibits, as well as participate in craft projects and watch and IMAX film. Ages 8-12 are[...]
10:00 am ‘Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology’ @ Hall of States, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology’ @ Hall of States, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
‘Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology’ @ Hall of States, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The illustrious Kennedy Center hosts more than plays. Until the end of the month, you can check out objects that combine creativity in design and functionality through cutting-edge technology in this free special exhibit at the Center’s Hall of States. View true innovation that may just alter your perception of what is truly possible – and gain[...]
10:00 am ‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
In Inuit culture, the narwhal (a small Arctic whale with a distinct spiral tusk) is an intriguing and spiritual animal. The National Museum of Natural History will showcase the Inuit perspective on the animal, as well as the latest scientific information, to reveal the complex nature of the narwhal. The exhibit will include tusks and skulls from[...]
10:00 am Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Aug 13 @ 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 inspire patriotism, enrollment in military forces, rationing and charity work. Visitors will be able to view what the America of[...]
10:00 am Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Aug 13 @ 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 art drastically changed during World War I, when depictions went from heroic and romanticized to first-person accounts by professional artists[...]
10:00 am June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60 artworks and represents the first retrospective of Schwarcz’s work in 15 years. You will see the artist’s pioneering work in[...]
10:00 am New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
10:00 am Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
10:00 am Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
Aug 13 @ 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 Picasso. A rebel through and through, Voulkos rejected standard technique and form, creating a truly distinctive body of work. This[...]
11:00 am In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
11:30 am ‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
Aug 13 @ 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. 22). In this special space: “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” an installation by artist Luke DuBois that features word clouds that[...]
11:30 am ‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Aug 13 @ 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 56 works inside, which show the immense sacrifice and extraordinary experiences of common soldiers. The museum is free to enter.
7:00 pm Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 12:00 am
Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of Natural History @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History hosts two Smithsonian Sleepovers this month. These ever-popular events allow kids to spend a night immersed in adventure inside a Smithsonian museum. This go-round, kids can solve puzzles and play games involving the Natural History Museum’s exhibits, as well as participate in craft projects and watch and IMAX film. Ages 8-12 are[...]