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Calendar of Events

Apr
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‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Apr 21 all-day

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 more.
Hours & Admission

‘After the Rehearsal’ & ‘Persona’ – part of the Bergman 100 Celebration @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 21 all-day

The Kennedy Center honors the centennial of Ingmar Bergman, one of history’s greatest auteurs of both the screen and the stage. Two of his screenplays will be performed by the ensemble Toneelgroep Amsterdam, directed by Tony Award-winning Belgian Ivo van Hove. After the Rehearsal concerns a director forced to face a lack of control, while Persona encounters an actress who falls mute, and her eventual struggle with her own nurse. Don’t miss this double-bill that zooms in on the plight of artists to create consuming psychological drama.
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‘Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution’ @ Anderson House
Apr 21 all-day

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 in the Revolutionary War and how this duty influenced his vision of the U.S. and its institutions. Admission is free!
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‘Cézanne Portraits’ @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 21 all-day

The National Gallery of Art presents the first exhibit devoted to Paul Cézanne’s influential and highly regarded portraits. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the artist’s portrait practice, as the exhibition also features the first full visual account of Cézanne’s process for these post-impressionist works. Several of the paintings are exclusive to the Gallery, while some have never been shown in the U.S. before. Expect plenty of attention to be drawn to this exploration of one of history’s greatest painters.
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‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Apr 21 all-day

Award-winning photographer Stephen Wilkes captured the migrations of four ancient bird species, which led to heart-stopping images. This National Geographic Museum exhibit explores these photographs and the stunning birds that they depict, including flamingos in Kenya and sandhill cranes in Nebraska. You’ll be struck by the beauty of these shots from one of the world’s greatest photographers.
Hours & Admission

‘Evicted’ @ National Building Museum
Apr 21 all-day

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 on communities, as well as potential solutions.
Hours & Admission

‘Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna’ @ National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Avenue NW
Apr 21 all-day

St. Francis famously received the stigmata at La Verna, and this new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art fully explores the artistic interpretations of this mystical moment. There will also be numerous other examples of Franciscan imagery from the 1400s to the 1700s, all drawn from the Gallery’s extensive holdings, that reveal significant artistic developments and important historical context.
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‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 21 all-day

Chinese artist Hung Liu is the focus of this exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Liu is most commonly known as a painter, but her printmaking is also of note, as she uses an array of techniques, surfaces and colors to showcase her unique brand of realism. Her works deal with issues of identity, culture and class, making for a thought-provoking display that you can enjoy through July 8.
Hours & Admission

‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 21 all-day

In honor of the centennial of the Estonian Republic, the Art Museum of Estonia and the National Gallery of Art have collaborated on this exhibit dedicated to Estonia’s greatest Renaissance art, Michel Sittow. Roughly 20 of Sittow’s works will be on display, with an examination of his art in a broader context, including his relationship to his Netherlandish contemporaries, part of this fascinating exhibit.
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‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 21 all-day

Challenging popular assumptions about creativity and artistic process, this National Gallery of Art exhibit comprises 300 works by self-taught American artists such as Horace Pippen and Janet Sobel. Observing three separate time periods when popular and underground art merged, the exhibit will also examine recently made, radical work that has shifted the concept of mainstream art altogether.
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