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Mar 19 all-day The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Mar 19 all-day Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts goes all chromatic in showcasing artist Polly Apfelbaum, who uses an array of bright colors and abstraction to create prints that truly pop. The exhibit explores Apfelbaum’s process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations. Hours &[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Mar 19 all-day 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, the display features images of natural wonders and a country amid a cultural shift due to industrialization and tourism. These[...]
Mar 19 all-day
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 movies will be screened at venues all over the District, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Anacostia Community[...]
Mar 19 all-day Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts
Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
Mar 19 all-day The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing paintings”. Experience how Condo transforms the raw and abstract ideas of his detailed drawings into hybrid paintings that show a[...]
Mar 19 all-day The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Based on a much-loved picture book, this production from Australia’s Windmill Theatre is a puppet lover’s dream. Intended for everyone ages two and above, follow the tale of Grug as he looks for a rainbow in this 35-minute production at the Kennedy Center. Kids will love the tender storytelling, while adults can marvel at the[...]
Mar 19 all-day Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
Mar 19 all-day 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. The town’s occupants seek diversion in strange ways, leading to this compelling play that truly reimagines its own art form.[...]
Mar 19 all-day Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Mar 19 all-day Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives for the American dream in the early 20th century. A cast filled with DC stage stars will drive this intense[...]
Mar 19 all-day Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
Mar 19 all-day Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
Mar 19 all-day National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Mar 19 all-day The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
Mar 20 all-day The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
Mar 20 all-day National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Mar 20 all-day Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Mar 20 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts
Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Mar 20 all-day National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts goes all chromatic in showcasing artist Polly Apfelbaum, who uses an array of bright colors and abstraction to create prints that truly pop. The exhibit explores Apfelbaum’s process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations. Hours &[...]
Mar 20 all-day National Gallery of Art
Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
Mar 20 all-day 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, the display features images of natural wonders and a country amid a cultural shift due to industrialization and tourism. These[...]
Mar 20 all-day
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 movies will be screened at venues all over the District, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Anacostia Community[...]
Mar 20 all-day Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]