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Calendar of Events

Jun 23 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[...]
‘Botticelli in the Fire’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Jun 23 all-day
‘Botticelli in the Fire’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
12:00 am
The story of early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli is modernized in typical Woolly Mammoth-style this summer. Botticelli is dedicated to life’s pleasures, but while painting The Birth of Venus, his lifestyle is tested by a new populist priest in Lorenzo de Medici’s Florence. Sandro is left to choose between his work and the life of his apprentice,[...]
‘Camelot’ @ Sidney Harman Hall
Jun 23 all-day
‘Camelot’ @ Sidney Harman Hall
12:00 am
Shakespeare Theatre Company stages this classic musical that won four Tony Awards. King Arthur’s Round Table is at the center of the proceedings, as well as the leader’s struggle for a better world and a romance doomed to fail. Featuring an unforgettable score, elaborate set pieces and long enduring characters, Camelot promises to be a highlight of DC’s spring[...]
‘Cézanne Portraits’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jun 23 all-day
‘Cézanne Portraits’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
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[...]
‘Evicted’ @ National Building Museum
Jun 23 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[...]
‘Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna’ @ National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Avenue NW
Jun 23 all-day
‘Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna’ @ National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Avenue NW | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
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[...]
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jun 23 all-day
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
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[...]
‘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[...]
‘Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
In the first exhibition of its kind in the U.S., the National Gallery of Artwill show how striking images from the Renaissance came to be printed upon ceramics and bronze reliefs. More than 90 of the objects will be on display, showcasing designs from major artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Albrecht Dürer. Find out how[...]
Jun 23 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The infamous Tet Offensive is given in-depth treatment with this exhibit at the Newseum. The unexpected strike from the North Vietnamese forces on the Tet holiday altered the course of the Vietnam War. One of the more than 100 cities and villages struck was Huêˊ, where photographer John Olson captured the violence and its aftermath. His[...]
‘The Scottsboro Boys’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Jun 23 all-day
‘The Scottsboro Boys’ @ Signature Theatre Company
12:00 am
Signature Theatre celebrates the work of John Kander and Fred Ebb with this staging of their final collaboration, built from the same mold as Cabaret and Chicago. The Scottsboro Boys concerns an incident that took place on March 25, 1931 in the American South, as nine African-American teenagers were unjustly arrested and sentenced to death. The play is a stunning musical critique[...]
‘Titanic: The Untold Story’ @ National Geographic Museum
Jun 23 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[...]
By The People Festival @ DC Metro Area
Jun 23 all-day
By The People Festival @ DC Metro Area
12:00 am
The first annual By the People Festival, June 21-24, will feature performances, original art installations, conversations among speakers from different sides of current issues and an augmented reality art hunt – all with the goal of connecting people from diverse backgrounds, building bridges across the cultural divide and promoting open and civil discourse. Most activities[...]
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).
Jun 23 all-day
Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle @ National Mall
12:00 am
Rib roasters and sauce bosses show off their delicious wares during the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle. Pit masters from all 50 states, local restaurants and live music shut down Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets NW for a lively street party June 23-24. Cooking demos and free tastings make for a delicious (and filling)[...]
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jun 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[...]
12:00 am
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum explores the stories and inventions of more than 540 inductees through interactive exhibits.
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Jun 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[...]
Jun 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[...]
Jun 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[...]
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran @ Freer|Sackler Galleries | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
In 19th century Iran, there were no selfies. Portraits and studio photographs were the only way to convey the appearance of rulers, so royal figures of Qajar such as Fath-Ali Shah (a contemporary of Napoleon) and Nasir al-Din Shah (a contemporary of Queen Victoria) used this form to showcase their grandeur and power. More than[...]