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Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
10:00 am
Rick Araluce’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast of the U.S. will turn the Renwick Gallery into an underground subway platform. This immersive work will make you feel as if you’re situated in a creepy, subterranean environment. Expect flickering lights and distant sounds as you wait for a train that may never come.
Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Subodh Gupta: 'Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
10:00 am
A new large-scale installation from internationally appreciated artist Subodh Gupta resides in the Sackler Pavilion. Terminal is made from towers of brass containers that are connected by thread, creating a glimmering landscape. The spires within the installation range from one to 15 feet tall, reminding one of architectural features found on churches, temples and mosques.
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry @ National Gallery of Art
10:00 am
The National Gallery of Art hosts this landmark consideration of the artistic exchanges between Johannes Vermeer and his peers between 1650-1675. The exhibit features 65 works from Vermeer and fellow Dutch Golden Age painters, a group of artists that mastered depicting the domestic life of the time period through outstanding technique. Learn how these painters challenged and[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
10:00 am
The creative ways that absence is expressed throughout numerous forms of art is the topic of this new exhibit at the Hirshhorn. More than 70 works across seven decades make up the display, which include small-scale pieces that use mirroring effects to large-scale ruminations using simple materials. Visitors will be able to observe how leading artists[...]
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
11:30 am
This exhibit will examine the incredible influences between the work of Rufino Tamayo and the American art scene, a first for a major museum. Tamayo was a Mexican artist who lived in New York City off and on for almost three decades, composing Modernist paintings that incorporated Mexican subjects into urban and dreamlike settings, as well[...]
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
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.
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
The work of famous artists like Winslow Homer and Dorothea Lange will be on display in this new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. The face of the American laborer has undergone radical change over time, and this development will be showcased across several genres of art. Roughly 75 pieces will be on display, depicting slaves,[...]
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
11:30 am
Kara Walker daringly uses and reimagines 19th century portraits to confront observers with racial inequalities and injustices. In this exhibit, you can experience Walker’s thought-provoking interpretations, in which she overlays stenciled figures on original scenes depicted in Harper’s in an 1866 anthology of the Civil War. Walker’s images will be displayed next to the original prints, showing[...]
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
11:30 am
Thomas Wilfred is one of the most underappreciated artists of the 20th century, but he will get his due with this special retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Wilfred’s light installations, which used sculptures to project moving images, were way ahead of their time. The exhibit features 15 of the artist’s innovative compositions, the first[...]
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Recent Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
Savor some of the National Portrait Gallery’s newest additions in this special exhibit. You can marvel at works featuring Madeleine Albright, Spike Lee, Rita Moreno, Francis Scott Key and many more in this 27-piece display. See the story of America and witness the powerful impact of great portraiture as you journey through the fascinating collection.
‘Crazy for You’ @ Signature Theatre
Nov 23 all-day
‘Crazy for You’ @ Signature Theatre
12:00 am
The music of the famous Gershwin brothers guides this Tony Award-winning holiday spectacular. When a banker heads to a small town to foreclose on its theater, his love of music causes him to revive it instead. This decision leads to mistaken identities, a love story and a whole lot of 1930s flair that audiences will[...]
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
12:00 am
Newseum brings back one of its most popular exhibits in honor of JFK’s 100th birthday. More than 70 images from the Kennedys’ personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, will be on display. Lowe’s photos created the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot,” showcasing the public and private life of one of America’s most famous families in[...]
‘In the Tower: Anne Truitt’ @ National Gallery of Art East Building
Nov 23 all-day
‘In the Tower: Anne Truitt’ @ National Gallery of Art East Building
12:00 am
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. Experience the development of Truitt’s work across 50 years through nine sculptures, 12 paper works and two paintings. Some of the artist’s most acclaimed pieces will be on display, highlighting her successful use of[...]
‘Me … Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 23 all-day
‘Me … Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
12:00 am
Dr. Jane Goodall is the world’s most famous conservationist and animal activist, and the Kennedy Center will welcome a new musical adaptation of her life as a child and how it influenced her incredible work. The entire family will love the tale of Jane and her toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. Together, the duo discovers why it’s so important[...]
Nov 23 all-day
‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ @ Arena Stage
12:00 am
Nina Simone’s voice was a pillar of the Civil Rights Movement, and this production explores the profound effect that the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963 had on Simone, her work and the nation. Featuring some of the singer’s most powerful songs, audiences will be inspired by playwright Christina Ham’s journey into the psyche[...]
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
More than 60 photographs from the collection of Robert B. Menschel will be on display at the National Gallery of Art for this exhibition. Inside, visitors will discover how posing for a portrait changed as the medium evolved. Works in the exhibit stretch from the 1840s to the 1990s, and include portraits of famous figures such as[...]
‘Top Girls’ @ The Keegan Theatre
Nov 23 all-day
‘Top Girls’ @ The Keegan Theatre
12:00 am
Winner of the 1983 Obie Award for Best Play, Top Girls addresses issues of feminism and family ties. Five women from the past are invited to a dinner party hosted by Marlene, the manager of the ‘Top Girls’ employment agency. The surreal scene includes an adventurer, a dedicated wife and even a transvestite Pope, as playwright Caryl[...]
‘Twelfth Night’ @ Sidney Harman Hall
Nov 23 all-day
‘Twelfth Night’ @ Sidney Harman Hall
12:00 am
One of The Bard’s greatest heroines comes to life on the stage of Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Twelfth Night is the tale of Viola, who shipwrecks on the coast of Illyria and quickly disguises herself as an assistant for one Duke Orsino. Soon enough, Viola is immersed in a love triangle, running into other[...]
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
Nov 23 all-day
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
12:00 am
David Javerbaum, winner of 13 Emmys (11 of which came during his time with The Daily Show), crafted this hilarious comedy about divine intervention. God returns to Earth, and he’s taken the form of DC actor Tom Story. With archangels in tow, God provides a new set of Ten Commandments to unsuspecting Earthlings, and plenty of[...]
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Nov 23 all-day
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
Responsible for one of modern art’s most famous paintings, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter with strong ties to German Expressionism. The National Gallery of Art opens an exhibit containing 21 of his works on Sunday, Sept. 3, showcasing how Munch used color to invoke psychology and the spiritual world. Hours 
Nov 23 all-day
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags America @ Six Flags America
12:00 am
Beautiful lights, seasonal food and holiday-themed attractions and characters make up this Christmas event at Six Flags America. Running during weekends and select days from Nov. 18 – Jan. 1, make the drive to enjoy the thrills of Six Flags accompanied by plenty of holiday cheer. Tickets
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Nov 23 all-day
Jackson Pollock’s 'Mural' @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
On loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Jackson Pollock’s largest work will reside in the National Gallery of Art’s East Buildingthrough October of next year. Mural is nearly 20 feet long, a work originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City home. The piece represents a dynamic shift in Pollock’s style, making it[...]
Mean Girls @ The National Theatre
Nov 23 all-day
Mean Girls @ The National Theatre
12:00 am
The classic film from 2004 gets a musical adaptation this fall, with its pre-Broadway run launching in DC. Crafted by Tina Fey, with music written by her husband, Jeff Richmond, this production is sure to take the tale of Cady Heron and The Plastics to all-new heights. Tickets will be in very high demand, so[...]
The Second City Presents ‘Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
12:00 am
Comedian Felonious Munk stars in this hilarious production that incorporates his own harrowing backstory. From the creators of last year’s Black Side of the Moon, which was a huge hit for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, comes this tale of an African-American man who went from six years in prison to a six-figure job to a career[...]
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
10:00 am
The National Postal Museum highlights the role of the flowering plant on U.S. postage stamps over the last 50 years in this new exhibit. See developmental and final artwork that shows how important design artwork is to the completion and production of a postage stamp. Common artistic themes, like the relationship between flowering plants and bees, will[...]
‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
10:00 am
Although cats are great for internet memes now, felines were spiritual beings in ancient Egyptian times. The newly redesigned Freer | Sackler Galleries bring you this exclusive exhibit that mines the importance of the cat in society from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, including their status in religious and political life. You’ll be able to[...]
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
10:00 am
More than two hundred pieces of Buddhist art comprise this new exhibit from the Freer | Sackler Galleries. Spread across two millennia, the works show Asia’s powerful Buddhist heritage. You’ll learn how the art is perceived to have sacred power, how Buddhists have engaged with the works, how the religious understanding of the pieces differs from[...]
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
10:00 am
Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been an artistic duo for almost thirty years. The Hirshhorn Museum will display a range of their installations that date back to 1985, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and outdoor works. Many of the pieces are inspired by the Kabakovs’ time in the Soviet Union, where they faced[...]
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘In the Library: Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century Woodcut Illustration’ @ National Gallery of Art
10:00 am
Jost Amman was one of the popular printmakers and book illustrators of the late sixteenth century. This National Gallery of Art exhibit will examine Amman’s history and how his work stood apart from other artists who used similar techniques and methods during the time period. Visitors will be amazed by Amman’s precise and imaginative works.
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
10:00 am
Housing demands in America have shifted dramatically in the last 50 years. Nuclear families make up just 20% of America’s housing community today, compared to 40% in 1970. Nearly 30% of those looking for homes are single adults, a demand that has not yet been met by supply. The National Building Museum’s exhibit will explore how housing[...]