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Calendar of Events

‘Investigating Where We Live’ @ National Building Museum
Aug 17 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.
‘The Color Purple’ @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Eisenhower Theater
Aug 17 all-day
'The Color Purple' @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Eisenhower Theater
12:00 am
2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).
Aug 17 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[...]
‘Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution’ @ Anderson House | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
With a particular play about the life of Alexander Hamilton coming to the District this summer, it’s an ideal time to learn more about the Founding Father. The Anderson House, operated by The Society of the Cincinnati (Hamilton was an original member and its second president general), will feature this fascinating, detailed exhibit that explores Hamilton’s vital role[...]
‘Evicted’ @ National Building Museum
Aug 17 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
Aug 17 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).
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Aug 17 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[...]
12:00 am
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum explores the stories and inventions of more than 540 inductees through interactive exhibits.
War on Our Doorsteps @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Aug 17 all-day
War on Our Doorsteps @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
This special exhibition recreates and explores the original photographs taken by Alexander Gardner in the days following the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. First displayed in Matthew Brady’s studio in New York City in October 1862, the images changed the perception of war in the United States. The exhibition restages the original images,[...]
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
8:30 am
The Library of Congress dug into its vaults to present this enlightening and in-depth exhibit on the immense contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Drawn to Purpose stretches all the way back to the late 19th century, showing how women’s roles in the private and public sphere gradually increased, allowing for[...]
‘A Right to the City’ @ Anacostia Community Museum
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals’ @ U.S. Botanic Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
The U.S. Botanic Garden presents this colorful new exhibit that may reframe how you view plant life. Large-scale murals from local artists will showcase plants through powerful colors and vibrant detail, highlighting the vital role that plants play in urban environments, not just suburban or rural ones. You’ll have a chance to admire botanical art in one[...]
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: The Richter Archive at 75 @ National Gallery of Art
10:00 am
Learn the history and development of the National Gallery of Art’sphotographic archives with this special exhibit in the museum’s library atrium. The George M. Richter Archive of Illustrations on Art arrived at the Gallery in 1943, containing 60,000 photographs that helped form the department of image collections, which is now the largest collection of images of[...]
National Geographic Museum @ National Geographic Museum
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 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[...]