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‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Jan 23 all-day
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘4,380 Nights’ @ Signature Theatre
‘4,380 Nights’ @ Signature Theatre
Jan 23 all-day
‘4,380 Nights’ @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Playwright Annalisa Dias examines post-9/11 America in this timely Signature Theatre play that is presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The title references the amount of days that Malik Djamal Ahmad Essaid has been held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center without charge. Split between Essaid’s interactions with those on the outside and historical[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Jan 23 all-day
‘Hamlet’
The Shakespeare Theatre Company takes on quite possibly the greatest tragedy of Western literature this January. Hamlet comes home from college after his father’s sudden death to find his mother remarried, his uncle in power and, in turn, his entire world turned upside down. After being visited by the ghost of his father, Hamlet must decide whether[...]
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jan 23 all-day
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘In the Tower: Anne Truitt’ @ National Gallery of Art East Building
‘In the Tower: Anne Truitt’ @ National Gallery of Art East Building
Jan 23 all-day
‘In the Tower: Anne Truitt’ @ National Gallery of Art East Building
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. Experience the development of Truitt’s work across 50 years through nine sculptures, 12 paper works and two paintings. Some of the artist’s most acclaimed pieces will be on display, highlighting her successful use of[...]
‘Jefferson’s Garden’ @ Ford’s Theatre
‘Jefferson’s Garden’ @ Ford’s Theatre
Jan 23 all-day
‘Jefferson’s Garden’ @ Ford’s Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The contrast of America’s founding fathers’ ideals and the truth of freedom in this country are explored in this new production set to be staged at Ford’s Theatre as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. A Quaker pacifist decides to fight in the American Revolution. An enslaved woman leans towards fighting for the British due to[...]
‘On Your Feet!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘On Your Feet!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 23 all-day
‘On Your Feet!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The uplifting story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan will light up the Kennedy Center stage this month. The duo rose from humble beginnings in Cuba to mega stardom on the U.S. pop charts, but not without struggles and tragedy along the way. You will hear classic songs throughout the production, all woven into an inspiring tale of[...]
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jan 23 all-day
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
More than 60 photographs from the collection of Robert B. Menschel will be on display at the National Gallery of Art for this exhibition. Inside, visitors will discover how posing for a portrait changed as the medium evolved. Works in the exhibit stretch from the 1840s to the 1990s, and include portraits of famous figures such as[...]
‘Sovereignty’ @ Arena Stage
‘Sovereignty’ @ Arena Stage
Jan 23 all-day
‘Sovereignty’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, this Arena Stagedrama concerns a young Cherokee lawyer who learns, while fighting for her nation’s independence, why some wounds never heal. During her battle, Sarah Ridge Polson must face the tragedies of the Cherokee Nation, encountering historical figures like Andrew Jackson, as well as the ghosts of her own[...]
‘The Humans’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘The Humans’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 23 all-day
‘The Humans’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play comes to the Kennedy Center for a limited run this January. The Humansconcerns Erik Blake and his Pennsylvania family, who journey to his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan for the first time to celebrate Thanksgiving. During the family dinner, scary sounds are overheard, eventually bringing family fears and foibles into[...]
‘The Way of the World’ @ Folger Theatre
‘The Way of the World’ @ Folger Theatre
Jan 23 all-day
‘The Way of the World’ @ Folger Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Adapted from a William Congreve play, this Folger Theatreproduction asks if true love can overcome the immense importance of wealth and status in a place like the Hamptons. Mae has inherited $600 million, but her boyfriend Henry’s dalliance with her aunt inspires her to withdraw from the community. However, Henry has a plan to win Mae[...]
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Jan 23 all-day
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Dive into the spellbinding world of winter indoor soccer in this new play from Studio Theatre. Meet the Wolves, a team of 16-year old girls who are undefeated on the field but deal with plenty of life’s pressures and conflicts off it. The struggles of adolescence, the importance of friendship and the fears of transitioning[...]
‘Unnecessary Farce’ @ The Keegan Theatre
‘Unnecessary Farce’ @ The Keegan Theatre
Jan 23 all-day
‘Unnecessary Farce’ @ The Keegan Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Hilarious confusion reigns in this crime caper/comedy at The Keegan Theatre. Two cops have set up a sting operation on a crooked mayor, observing a cheap motel room where his female accountant awaits his arrival. However, a mix-up ensues, as no one is sure who’s in which room, who’s on videotape, where the money is,[...]
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Jan 23 all-day
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Responsible for one of modern art’s most famous paintings, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter with strong ties to German Expressionism. The National Gallery of Art opens an exhibit containing 21 of his works on Sunday, Sept. 3, showcasing how Munch used color to invoke psychology and the spiritual world. Hours 
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jan 23 all-day
Jackson Pollock’s 'Mural' @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
Winter Restaurant Week
Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 23 all-day
Winter Restaurant Week
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) curates two Restaurant Week promotions per year, and you’re in luck: one is right around the corner. More than 100 DC-area restaurants will participate, offering up multiple-course and prix fixe meals ($22 for lunch and brunch, $35 for dinner). Sign up for RAMW’s Restaurant Week mailing list to stay in-the-know on participants, deals,[...]
Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Jan 23 all-day
Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2015, DC’s theater community comes together again to mount a citywide festival in celebration of female playwrights. This month-long festival will celebrate the incredible impact that women have on theater, from behind-the-scenes roles to starring on stage. More than 20 theaters in the metro area will stage a new play[...]
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8:30 am Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been an artistic duo for almost thirty years. The Hirshhorn Museum will display a range of their installations that date back to 1985, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and outdoor works. Many of the pieces are inspired by the Kabakovs’ time in the Soviet Union, where they faced[...]
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Painting Shakespeare’ @ Folger Shakespeare Library
‘Painting Shakespeare’ @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Painting Shakespeare’ @ Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library presents this exhibit that shows how Shakespeare has inspired artists from his time to today. Painting Shakespeare includes everything from oil sketches to grand masterpieces, with each piece a reflection of how important and influential the Bard’s plays and words have been throughout the last 400 years. You will see scenes from Shakespeare’s plays reimagined,[...]
10:00 am ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Get acquainted with leading video artists from around the world in this spectacular audio/visual mash-up of an exhibit at the Hirshhorn. Five film and video installations that use music to great effect highlight different forms of communication in the digital age, from the concert to the music video to the web lecture. The videos will also[...]
10:00 am ‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
Take a three-dimensional journey into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in this enthralling exhibit at the National Geographic Museum. This sacred location in Jerusalem is believed to be the site of where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, as well as where he was buried and resurrected. The site recently underwent an extensive restoration, a[...]
10:00 am ‘Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals’ @ U.S. Botanic Garden
‘Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals’ @ U.S. Botanic Garden
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals’ @ U.S. Botanic Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
10:00 am Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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[...]
10:00 am Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Rick Araluce’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast of the U.S. will turn the Renwick Gallery into an underground subway platform. This immersive work will make you feel as if you’re situated in a creepy, subterranean environment. Expect flickering lights and distant sounds as you wait for a train that may never come.
10:00 am Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
This exhibit will mark the first time that every known sixth-century, life-size Chinese lacquer buddha sculpture will be displayed together. Secrets will also highlight how all three of the sculptures were made, revealing fascinating details, including what tree species the lacquer came from, what type of equipment was utilized and what type of burnt bone was mixed[...]
10:00 am Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Subodh Gupta: 'Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
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.
10:00 am What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
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[...]
11:30 am ‘Portraits of the World: Switzerland’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘Portraits of the World: Switzerland’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Portraits of the World: Switzerland’ @ National Portrait Gallery
With this exhibit, the National Portrait Gallery begins a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. You can marvel at Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler’s Femme en Extase, a portrait of the Italian dancer Giulia Leonardi. The piece embodies the theory of eurhythmics, which went on to change the concept of dance in America. Other Portrait[...]
11:30 am ‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
This exhibit will examine the incredible influences between the work of Rufino Tamayo and the American art scene, a first for a major museum. Tamayo was a Mexican artist who lived in New York City off and on for almost three decades, composing Modernist paintings that incorporated Mexican subjects into urban and dreamlike settings, as well[...]
11:30 am ‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the 56 works inside, which show the immense sacrifice and extraordinary experiences of common soldiers. The museum is free to enter.
11:30 am ‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
The work of famous artists like Winslow Homer and Dorothea Lange will be on display in this new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. The face of the American laborer has undergone radical change over time, and this development will be showcased across several genres of art. Roughly 75 pieces will be on display, depicting slaves,[...]
11:30 am Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kara Walker daringly uses and reimagines 19th century portraits to confront observers with racial inequalities and injustices. In this exhibit, you can experience Walker’s thought-provoking interpretations, in which she overlays stenciled figures on original scenes depicted in Harper’s in an 1866 anthology of the Civil War. Walker’s images will be displayed next to the original prints, showing[...]
11:30 am Recent Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Recent Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Savor some of the National Portrait Gallery’s newest additions in this special exhibit. You can marvel at works featuring Madeleine Albright, Spike Lee, Rita Moreno, Francis Scott Key and many more in this 27-piece display. See the story of America and witness the powerful impact of great portraiture as you journey through the fascinating collection.