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Calendar of Events

Dec 14 all-day
'Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project' @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
For more than 40 years photographer Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has portrayed American youth and those from marginalized communities with an unusual degree of sensitivity and complexity. Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project celebrates the National Gallery of Art’s recent acquisition of four large-scale photographs and one video from Bey’s most important series, “The Birmingham Project,” a deeply felt and[...]
‘Intersections: Richard Tuttle’ @ The Phillips Collection
Dec 14 all-day
'Intersections: Richard Tuttle' @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
Prominent American artist Richard Tuttle ( b.1941), best known for his subtle and enigmatic works,  presents It Seems Like It’s Going To Be, an elaborate installation spread throughout the second floor of the original Phillips House galleries that combines his 41-verse poem with 41 works that he created for each verse. By juxtaposing his poetry with[...]
‘Investigating Where We Live’ @ National Building Museum
Dec 14 all-day
'Investigating Where We Live' @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
How do the arts and culture impact Washington, D.C.? Participants in the Investigating Where We Live program this summer are exploring the city, meeting artists and residents, and making connections to their own communities to answer this question. Visit their curated exhibition to learn about local teens’ views of Washington, D.C. through photographs, writing, and artwork.
Dec 14 all-day
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
As part of its Civil Rights at 50 series, Newseum will highlight the pivotal year of 1968. Explore the essential and tragic events of this year through stunning photography and interactive elements. You will learn more about the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the important Black Power protest at the Olympics and much, much[...]
‘Evicted’ @ National Building Museum
Dec 14 all-day
‘Evicted’ @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The National Building Museum features this groundbreaking exhibition that will use audio interviews, powerful images and detailed statistics to illuminate the crisis of housing instability in America. More than 2.4 million Americans are evicted from their homes each year, with a disproportionate effect on African American communities. Uncover the dire effects that this process has[...]
‘Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World's Best Photography’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Newseum will display seven decades of award-winning, iconic, necessary images that capture the major moments, people and events that have defined our times. In a collaboration with photojournalism program Pictures of the Year International, the exhibit is sure to provide viewers with a full range of the human experience. Hours & Admission
‘Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project’ @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
The National Building Museum invites you to discover how the famous Manhattan Project yielded three new cities featuring remarkable architecture. The project began with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers covertly acquiring land on which to build the facilities to conduct the unprecedented effort of building the atomic bomb. By the end of the war, more than[...]
‘Titanic: The Untold Story’ @ National Geographic Museum
Dec 14 all-day
12:00 am
Through the work of National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, Robert Ballard, you can learn of an incredible link between a secret Cold War mission and the 1985 discovery of the sunken Titanic in this new exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in DC. Ballard initially found the ship, and through investigative work that was only recently declassified, fascinating details[...]
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
12:00 am
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the last residence of Frederick Douglass (1818 -1895), one of the most prominent African-American leaders of the 19th century. Tours available. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Open 9 am – 5pm (Apr.15 – Oct.15) and 9am – 4pm (Oct.16 – Apr.14).
12:00 am
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum explores the stories and inventions of more than 540 inductees through interactive exhibits.
New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Bestabeé Romero @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dec 14 all-day
New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Bestabeé Romero @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero will assemble carved and painted tires into totemic structures that speak to themes of human migration and the natural environment. She embraces materials[...]
Christmas at Mount Vernon @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Christmas at Mount Vernon @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
9:00 am
George Washington’s estate knows how to celebrate the holiday season like few other locales in the DMV area. During daylight hours, tour the gorgeous mansion, witness chocolate-making demonstrations and hang out with the estate’s favorite pet, Aladdin the Camel. At nighttime, tour the estate by candlelight and on Dec. 14 and 15, enjoy an incredible fireworks display along the Potomac River.
‘A Right to the City’ @ Anacostia Community Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘A Right to the City’ @ Anacostia Community Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
The Anacostia Community Museum explores the evolution of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods over the past 50 years, from dilapidation to rising rents and inequality. You will find out how DC residents have always stayed organized and engaged, fighting for better schools, healthier communities and fair city planning, among many other effo
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon’ @ National Postal Museum
10:00 am
View original mail sent and signed by Alexander Hamilton when he served as the first Secretary of the Treasury in this enthralling exhibit from the National Postal Museum. You’ll also be able to see portraits of Hamilton and his contemporaries on stamps, in addition to enjoying interactive elements and educational programming. The exhibit will also coincide[...]
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10:00 am
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[...]
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’ @ Renwick Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
The Renwick Gallery hosts the first major national exhibition to focus on the large-scale participatory work from the annual gathering of bohemians who construct a city of 70,000 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for one week every year. No Spectators will take over the entire building, even extending outdoors, with sculptures positioned throughout the surrounding neighborhood in parks and on streets[...]
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Postmen of the Skies: Celebrating 100 Years of Airmail Service’ @ National Postal Museum
10:00 am
America’s fascination with airmail service in the early 20th century will be the focus of this new exhibit at the National Postal Museum. Trace the beginnings of the service, which initially only covered DC, Philadelphia and New York City, to its eventual privatization in 1927, when businesses began building their infrastructure through airmail, which led to[...]
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
10:00 am
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[...]
National Geographic Museum @ National Geographic Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
National Geographic Museum @ National Geographic Museum
10:00 am
Explore the world and all that’s in it at the National Geographic Museum. Great for all ages, the museum features a variety of changing exhibitions, from interactive experiences to stunning photography. Celebrating over 125 Years of educating people about our world, the Museum provides a unique perspective from renowned explorers, photographers, and scientists that support[...]
Season’s Greenings @ United States Botanic Garden
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Season’s Greenings @ United States Botanic Garden
10:00 am
The U.S. Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train exhibit running through classic train stations like New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, St. Louis’ Union Station and many more. Inside the Conservatory you’ll also find the garden’s collection of DC’s iconic landmarks, including a model of the Smithsonian National Museum[...]
Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Dec 14 @ 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.
The Batmobile @ National Museum of American History
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Batmobile @ National Museum of American History | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
Fans of both comic books and the cinema will love the new display of the Batmobile at the National Museum of American History. This particular vehicle comes from the 1989 Warner Brothers film entitled Batman, directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton as the caped crusader. Burton’s Batmobile was designed by Anton Furst and inspired by[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 10:15 pm
Holidays at National Harbor @ National Harbor
11:00 am
An action-packed holiday schedule is the norm at National Harbor, a shopping, dining and amusement park-like landmark located just 20 minutes south of DC. Step inside the Gaylord National Resort for ICE! (Nov. 16 – Jan. 1), an indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides, a live carving area and a retelling of A[...]
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now’ @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
Sharpen your understanding of an understudied art form, from its historical significance to its modern-day application, at this new exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery. Cut paper profiles, known as silhouettes, rose to prominence as a form of portraiture in the 19th century. The exhibition will focus on fascinating pieces from that era, as well as[...]
‘Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
11:30 am
Diane Arbus was a major figure in the acceptance of photography as a legitimate art form. The portfolio that is the subject of this exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, A box of ten photographs, was a catalyst for photography’s evolution. The exhibition will detail the history of the project, its innovation and how Arbus came[...]
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar’ @ National Portrait Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
11:30 am
Two contemporary artists highlight misrepresentations of minorities in American portraiture in this new National Portrait Gallery exhibit. Ken Gonzales-Day uses photography of sculptures, busts and ethnographic casts to create installations that show how the notion of “Otherness” has become intertwined with race, while Titus Kaphar defaces his paintings to reveal how portraits of American icons have coded[...]
Downtown Holiday Market @ Centered at 8th and F Streets
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Holiday Market @ Centered at 8th and F Streets
12:00 pm
This free-to-frequent downtown bazaar is centrally located at 8th and F Streets NW, in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Scope out eclectic wares from dozens of pop-up tents with seasonally flavored music performed live in the background. Locally roasted coffee and crafted-before-your-eyes mini-doughnuts inspire a cold-weather appetite, creating a[...]