Calendar Of Events

Mar 23 @ 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 @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 23 @ 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[...]
Mar 23 @ 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 @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 23 @ 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 @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 23 @ 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 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 23 @ 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[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 23 @ 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’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 23 @ 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 @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 23 @ 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[...]
‘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[...]
Mar 24 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[...]
Mar 24 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world.[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 24 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 @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 24 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[...]
Mar 24 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 @ 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,[...]
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
The longest-running and largest environmental film festival in the U.S. celebrates its 25th year of enlightening viewers on the state of our environment, and what we can do to maintain its health. More than 170[...]
Mar 24 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 @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 24 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 @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 24 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 @ Arena Stage
Mar 24 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 @ Signature Theatre
Mar 24 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.[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 24 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became[...]
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[...]
Mar 24 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[...]
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Mar 24 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 @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 24 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[...]
Mar 24 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 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 24 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[...]
Mar 24 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[...]