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Calendar of Events

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.
Jazz in the Garden @ National Gallery of Art
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jazz in the Garden @ National Gallery of Art
5:00 pm
Kick back and groove to the music with sangria in hand at Jazz in the Garden on Fridays throughout the summer, held in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden starting May 18. An eclectic mix of DC area jazz musicians lend a soundtrack to one of the city’s most idyllic scenes set around the[...]
Smithsonian Sleepovers @ Various Smithsonian Museums
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm
Smithsonian Sleepovers @ Various Smithsonian Museums
7:00 pm
Three Smithsonian museums will provide kids with an unforgettable adventure this July. The National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the National Museum of Natural History host Smithsonian Sleepovers. Spots will be in high demand, as kids can solve a historical mystery at the American History[...]
Jul 16 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
Jul 16 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[...]
‘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[...]
‘Titanic: The Untold Story’ @ National Geographic Museum
Jul 16 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
Jul 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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[...]