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Calendar of Events

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jul 15 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[...]
Jul 15 all-day
March On Washington Film Festival @ DC Metro area
12:00 am
    From July 12-21, this groundbreaking film festival will showcase the important figures and events of the Civil Rights Era in an effort to inspire modern activism. Across 10 days, you will be able to catch screenings of films that illuminate the struggle and courage of Civil Rights activists, as well as special events[...]
12:00 am
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum explores the stories and inventions of more than 540 inductees through interactive exhibits.
Special Olympics At 50 @ National Museum of American History
Jul 15 all-day
Special Olympics At 50 @ National Museum of American History
12:00 am
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first International Special Olympics Games through a display that highlights the lives of four accomplished athletes who participated in the games over the years. Learn about the climate of stigma and discrimination faced in the 1960s by people with intellectual disabilities, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver first began the camp[...]
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia’ @ Freer|Sackler Galleries | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
10:00 am
Ikat is a popular type of fabric made in Central Asia. The word means “to tie” in Malaysian, which is appropriate for the technique used to make ikats: threads are tediously patterned by binding and dyeing before being woven together. Over time, ikats have been increasingly used by designers, from couture gowns to T-shirts to[...]
‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
10:00 am
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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
‘Do Ho Suh: Almost Home’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Do Ho Suh: Almost Home’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
11:30 am
Famous for his use of “fabric architecture,” Korean artist Do Ho Suh receives the major exhibition treatment on the East Coast for the first time with this display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Almost Home will feature Suh’s large-scale installations based on homes where Suh has lived all over the world, eye-catching with their bright colors and[...]
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Portraits of the World: Switzerland’ @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
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[...]
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
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,[...]
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Recent Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
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.