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‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 18 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
Feb 18 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[...]
‘Chess’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘Chess’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 18 all-day
‘Chess’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Rock opera fans, get ready. The Kennedy Center welcomes this Broadway production that features music from Benny Anderrson and Björn Ulvaeus of the famous pop group ABBA, as well as lyrics by Tim Rice, one of Britain’s most celebrated lyricists. Chess concerns a love triangle between an American chess star, a Russian champion and an assistant caught between both[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 18 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Digging Up Dessa’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘Digging Up Dessa’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 18 all-day
‘Digging Up Dessa’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The tale of Dessa is part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, a story filled with history, treasure and mysteries to be solved, enjoyable for the whole family. During a museum trip, Dessa runs into Mary Anning, who just happens to be a 19th-century paleontologist whose vast contributions have been buried due to her gender and[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 18 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 18 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
Feb 18 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
Feb 18 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 18 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 18 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 18 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 18 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 18 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Something Rotten!’ @ The National Theatre
‘Something Rotten!’ @ The National Theatre
Feb 18 all-day
‘Something Rotten!’ @ The National Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Two brothers set out to write the first musical in this play that has garnered 10 Tony nominations, including Best Play. Set in the 1590s, Something Rotten! follows Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a smash hit, but unfortunately, some dude named Shakespeare keeps getting all the attention. After a soothsayer informs the brothers[...]
‘Sovereignty’ @ Arena Stage
‘Sovereignty’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 18 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[...]
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 18 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 18 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 18 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 18 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 18 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 18 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 18 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 18 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
Feb 18 all-day
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. This year is no exception. 2018 Festival Schedule here. Tickets available now. One day, two day and[...]
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 18 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[...]
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Feb 18 all-day
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
More than 900 teams will participate in this national tournament that brings together the best junior volleyball teams in the country. Across three days, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will showcase qualifier-style competition in one of the most exciting indoor sports. Three-day spectator passes cost just $35 – for more admission details and to[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 18 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 19 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 19 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 19 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 19 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
Feb 19 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
Feb 19 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 19 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 19 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 19 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 19 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 19 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 19 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 19 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 19 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 19 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 19 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 19 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 19 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 19 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
Feb 19 all-day
DC Independent Film Festival @ See schedule for exact locations.
As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. This year is no exception. 2018 Festival Schedule here. Tickets available now. One day, two day and[...]
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 19 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[...]
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Feb 19 all-day
Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
More than 900 teams will participate in this national tournament that brings together the best junior volleyball teams in the country. Across three days, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will showcase qualifier-style competition in one of the most exciting indoor sports. Three-day spectator passes cost just $35 – for more admission details and to[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 19 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 20 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 20 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 20 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 20 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
Feb 20 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
Feb 20 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 20 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 20 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 20 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 20 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 20 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 20 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 20 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 20 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 20 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 20 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 20 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 20 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 20 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 20 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[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 20 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 21 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 21 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 21 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 21 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
Feb 21 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
Feb 21 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 21 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 21 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 21 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 21 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 21 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 21 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 21 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 21 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 21 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 21 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 21 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 21 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 21 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 21 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[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 21 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 22 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 22 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 22 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 22 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
Feb 22 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
Feb 22 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 22 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 22 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 22 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 22 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 22 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 22 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 22 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 22 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 22 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 22 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 22 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 22 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 22 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 22 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[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 22 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 23 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 23 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 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[...]
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 23 all-day
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Arena Stage production boldly addresses America’s Japanese internment camps during World War II, constructed in response to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Hold These Truths details the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American son of Japanese immigrants who fought the courts to honor the values on which the U.S. was built. Don’t miss[...]
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb 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
Feb 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 23 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 23 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 23 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 23 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 23 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 23 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 23 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 23 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 23 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 23 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 23 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 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[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 23 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
‘1968: Civil Rights at 50’ @ Newseum
Feb 24 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[...]
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 24 all-day
‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’ @ National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Feb 24 all-day
‘Familiar’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cultural and religious conventions bring about a familial clash in this Women’s Voices Theater Festival production from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. An immigrant Zimbabwean family prepares for their daughter’s wedding, but when she states that she wants to observe a bride-price ceremony, a divide over tradition and assimilation emerges. The Tony-nominated Danai Gurira penned this[...]
‘Hamlet’
‘Hamlet’
Feb 24 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[...]
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 24 all-day
‘Hold These Truths’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Arena Stage production boldly addresses America’s Japanese internment camps during World War II, constructed in response to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Hold These Truths details the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American son of Japanese immigrants who fought the courts to honor the values on which the U.S. was built. Don’t miss[...]
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
‘Hung Liu In Print’ @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb 24 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
Feb 24 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[...]
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company
Feb 24 all-day
‘Light Years’ @ Signature Theatre Company | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Robbie Schaefer of the folk band Eddie from Ohio headlines this new production at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Robbie will tell tales about growing up in India, pursuing a musical career, his relationship with his father and his father’s own dark past. Expect riveting folk-rock songs throughout, as Robbie tells an unforgettable story of immigration, music[...]
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 24 all-day
‘Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Feb 24 all-day
‘Noura’ @ Lansburgh Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voice Theater Festival production will be can’t-miss fare from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. As an Iraqi couple prepares to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, Noura looks forward to welcoming a guest—a young Iraqi refugee. But Maryam’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront who they have become. Tickets
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 24 all-day
‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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.[...]
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE
Feb 24 all-day
‘Parallel Universe’ @ ARTECHOUSE | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ouchhh, a Turkish art studio, built this jaw-dropping exhibit currently on display at ARTECHOUSE. Parallel Universe is composed of four installations, each featuring 3D motion mapped projections influenced by mathematics, science and astrology. The immersive, audiovisual experience explores nature, space and the effect of new digital media. Prepare to be wowed. Tickets
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 24 all-day
‘Ten Americans’ @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such[...]
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Feb 24 all-day
‘The Artistic Table’ @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage
Feb 24 all-day
‘The Great Society’ @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther[...]
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Feb 24 all-day
‘The Lathe of Heaven’ @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire[...]
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum
Feb 24 all-day
‘The Marines and Tet’ @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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 Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
‘The Wolves’ @ Studio Theatre
Feb 24 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[...]
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb 24 all-day
Atlas Intersections Festival @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the[...]
Date Nights DC
Date Nights DC
Feb 24 all-day
Date Nights DC
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ @ National Gallery of Art
Feb 24 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[...]
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place
Feb 24 all-day
Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck @ Tudor Place | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.) Tudor Place[...]
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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
Feb 18 @ 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[...]
9:00 am Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration @ Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration @ Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration @ Frederick Douglass National Historic Site | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Frederick Douglass is a seminal character in U.S. history, a brilliant abolitionist who happened to call DC home for many years. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, also known as Cedar Hill, will host tours and other special activities in honor of Douglass’ 200th birthday this month, which falls during Black History Month. All events[...]
9:00 am Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon | Virginia | United States
Honor the birth date of America’s first president with a weekend of festivities at the beautiful Mount Vernon. On Saturday and Sunday, access to these events are included with admission, but on Monday, all events are free! #PoseLikeThePrez in selfies, take in character performances, hear classic stories, have birthday cake with “General Washington” and much, much[...]
10:00 am ‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 18 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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.
2:00 pm DC Chinese New Year’s Parade @ Meet at Gallery Place Metro Station
DC Chinese New Year’s Parade @ Meet at Gallery Place Metro Station
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
DC Chinese New Year’s Parade @ Meet at Gallery Place Metro Station
This annual parade in Gallery Place is one of DC’s signature Chinese New Year celebrations. With dozens of entries, this year’s parade promises to be the largest and most diverse yet. Expect Chinese folk dancers, beauty queens, firecrackers, kung fu demonstrations, floats (including lions and dragons) and plenty of pageantry as the procession winds through Chinatown.
2:00 pm NSO Family Concert: ‘Let’s Remix the Classix!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
NSO Family Concert: ‘Let’s Remix the Classix!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NSO Family Concert: ‘Let’s Remix the Classix!’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Electric cellist Wytold and Grammy-nominated beatboxer/multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon join for this innovative performance. The duo will re-interpret and remix classical masterpieces, from Beethoven’s famous Seventh Symphony to Leonard Bernstein’s “Mambo” for West Side Story. Expect a heavy hip-hop influence as these brilliant artists turn legendary compositions into their own. The program is intended for ages 5[...]
7:30 pm Disney on Ice Presents: ‘Frozen’ @ Capital One Arena
Disney on Ice Presents: ‘Frozen’ @ Capital One Arena
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm
Disney on Ice Presents: ‘Frozen’ @ Capital One Arena | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Capital One Arena hosts this lavish production that brings one of the decade’s most popular animated films to glorious life. Disney’s Frozen has quickly become a classic, and now, Disney on Ice is giving it the full treatment. The entire family can enjoy an evening filled with icy acrobatics, unforgettable songs and even special guest appearances from characters in Toy[...]
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
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
9:00 am Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon | Virginia | United States
Honor the birth date of America’s first president with a weekend of festivities at the beautiful Mount Vernon. On Saturday and Sunday, access to these events are included with admission, but on Monday, all events are free! #PoseLikeThePrez in selfies, take in character performances, hear classic stories, have birthday cake with “General Washington” and much, much[...]
10:00 am ‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 19 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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.
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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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.
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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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.
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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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.
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
Feb 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
Feb 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 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
Feb 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 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
Feb 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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.
2:00 pm ‘DIAVOLO’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
‘DIAVOLO’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
'DIAVOLO' @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The innovative dance ensemble DIAVOLO brings its talents to the Kennedy Center for two nights only this February. Two compositions are on tap for this dynamic performance. Passengers finds subjects that are caught in between shifting states of mind, constantly searching for their identity – expect intense light effects. The Veterans Project: A Long Journey Home is an uplifting program that[...]
7:00 pm Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
Railroad Earth @ 9:30 Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Railroad Earth rose from Stillwater, NJ to become monsters of the festival circuit. Their unique brand of music combines rock and roll, jazz, Americana, blue grass and Celtic music to create quite the jam band stew. Their following is robust, so 9:30 Club has offered up its digs for shows on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets
7:00 pm Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets @ Capital One Arena
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets @ Capital One Arena
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets @ Capital One Arena | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The hometown Wizards will take on the Charlotte Hornets in the heart of Chinatown at Capital One Arena, rocking special jerseys in honor of Chinese New Year. The celebration will feature talent all over the court, as the Wizards look to Bradley Beal and Otto Porter to lead them to victory as they square off against Dwight[...]
8:00 pm Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre
Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
One of the world’s greatest tap dancers is bringing his artistic brilliance to The National Theatre for two nights this February. Savion Glover’s incredible percussive skill comes from his feet, and during this concert, he will be joined by a six-piece band and an entire company of dancers to perform original compositions. You’ll have two chances to[...]
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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the first exhibition to examine the appropriation of late-20th century commercial products. You will see groundbreaking work from essential artists who worked in New York City’s East Village, including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Richard Prince. Brand New will show how commerce and art became thoroughly intertwined in the 1980s, and how artists used consumer[...]
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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 ‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I’ @ National Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Postal Museum explores the role of women during World War I in this new exhibit. The letters and artifacts of four women inform In Her Words, illuminating how important the war was for women’s rights and labor in the U.S., as thousands served in and alongside the military during the struggle.
10:00 am ‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
‘Making Room: Housing for a Changing America’ @ National Building Museum
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 ‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
‘The Message: New Media Works’ @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 24 @ 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 ‘The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran @ Freer|Sackler Galleries
‘The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran @ Freer|Sackler Galleries
Feb 24 @ 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
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
‘Tomb of Christ’ @ National Geographic Museum
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha @ Sackler Galleries
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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.
3:30 pm DC Rollergirls @ DC Armory
DC Rollergirls @ DC Armory
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DC Rollergirls @ DC Armory | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
DC Rollergirls launch their 11th season at DC Armory on Feb. 24. The DC All-Stars will face off against the Charlottesville Derby Dames in intense roller-rink action, and in the second match of the doubleheader, the DC Rollergirls’ National Maulers squad will play Charlottesville’s B-level team. Expect fast-paced, physical action as these ladies determine the[...]
8:00 pm Method Man & Redman @ The Howard Theatre
Method Man & Redman @ The Howard Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Method Man & Redman @ The Howard Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This boisterous hip-hop duo is responsible for a classic album and a cult classic film,equipped with hilarious rapport that has made them beloved by an entire generation of fans. Method Man got his start with the Wu-Tang Clan, but quickly became a solo superstar. Redman has been bringing his own ruckus since the early ‘90s, a Def Jam[...]
8:00 pm NRBQ @ The Hamilton Live
NRBQ @ The Hamilton Live
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
NRBQ @ The Hamilton Live | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Through more than four decades and numerous lineup changes, NRBQ has remained one of rock’s preeminent bar bands, cranking out their playful yet remarkably precise take on rock, R&B, pop, rockabilly and jazz. Fend off the temptation to couch-sit and head to The Hamilton Live for an energetic Saturday night set. Tickets
8:00 pm Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre
Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up The ConCert @ The National Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
One of the world’s greatest tap dancers is bringing his artistic brilliance to The National Theatre for two nights this February. Savion Glover’s incredible percussive skill comes from his feet, and during this concert, he will be joined by a six-piece band and an entire company of dancers to perform original compositions. You’ll have two chances to[...]