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Discover the centuries-old tradition of kites in Japan with this wonderful display curated from more than 50 traditional Japanese kites! These vibrant, colorful kites are a never-ending source of visual delight with their variety of[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
To today’s visitor, the U.S. Capitol and White House buildings are so familiar they feel both permanent and inevitable. In the early nineteenth century, however, the look and use of these symbols of democracy went[...]
“Inhotim: at the Crossroads of Glocal Change” is Inhotim’s first international exhibition. The initiative is a result of the cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), which regards Inhotim as an agent for positive “glocal”[...]
For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson,[...]
Discover exquisite examples of historic gems and the most beautiful jewelry of the twentieth century. Nestled in the hills of northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape[...]
Travelers from around the world flock to the nation’s capital to experience extraordinary sites: stately buildings that house the government; commemorative structures that honor people and events; and grand institutions that celebrate the arts, humanities,[...]
Discover the centuries-old tradition of kites in Japan with this wonderful display curated from more than 50 traditional Japanese kites! These vibrant, colorful kites are a never-ending source of visual delight with their variety of[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
“Inhotim: at the Crossroads of Glocal Change” is Inhotim’s first international exhibition. The initiative is a result of the cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), which regards Inhotim as an agent for positive “glocal”[...]
Discover exquisite examples of historic gems and the most beautiful jewelry of the twentieth century. Nestled in the hills of northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape[...]
Travelers from around the world flock to the nation’s capital to experience extraordinary sites: stately buildings that house the government; commemorative structures that honor people and events; and grand institutions that celebrate the arts, humanities,[...]
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It provides insight into[...]
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free with proof of residency for each D.C. Ward. All D.C. residents are invited to visit Hive with complimentary admission from 9–11 am on specific Ward Days. Visit go.nbm.org/hive to find your neighborhood’s Ward Day.[...]
Venue: National Zoo Event Location: Visitor Center Classrooms Cost: $113.00 per adult/child pair ($90 for FONZ members) Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/nature-cubs-moo-ving-and-grrr-ooving Related Events: Nature Cubs Preschool Summer Series (Wednesday and Thursday sessions) Link: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes[...]
Venue: National Zoo Event Location: Visitor Center Classrooms Cost: $113.00 per adult/child pair ($90 for FONZ members) Pre-registration required Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/nature-cubs-splash-summertime Related Events: Nature Cubs Preschool Summer Series (Wednesday and Thursday sessions) Link: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes[...]
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
American by Belief @ President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home   | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
On July 4, 1864, the same day the Lincoln family moved to the Cottage for the last time, Abraham Lincoln signed into law An Act to Encourage Immigration. This legislation cemented Lincoln and the Republican[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
It is possible to amend the Constitution, but it’s not easy. Only 27 times—out of more than 11,000 tries—have Americans reached consensus to amend the Constitution. Explore the National Archives’ new exhibit “Amending America” to[...]
Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Visit this new exhibition that traces the history and future of Washington, D.C.’s well known and influential mental health facility. Featuring film, photographs, architectural fragments, medical instruments, and an enormous three-dimensional model, the exhibition explores shifting[...]
At the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall — Congress and the World Wars. The exhibit highlights constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters all examples of how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In 2017, NMWA is taking a closer look at women working in abstraction. Born in 1938 in Bogotá, Colombia, Fanny Sanín developed her visual language during Colombia’s vibrant avant-garde art scene in the 1950s and[...]
From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy @ Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Come sail the high seas alongside some of history’s most famous explorers and navigators – Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Ahmad Ibn Majid – and visit different Omani ports of call. Each leg of this[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Consider the influence and intellect of writer Simone de Beauvoir in an interpretation of her Paris studio alcove. This installation invites visitors to reflect on Beauvoir s impact, not only in her time and not[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is a highly interactive, hands-on, family-friendly exhibition that allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by Nat Geo explorers in the field. Exhibit visitors will embark on an epic[...]
Open House - The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Open House from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm  This Dupont Circle landmark is the original site of the first Founding Church in the world in Washington D.C. Here, the prolific American writer, explorer, and founder,[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The exhibition communicates a contemporary narrative of mail and the postal service, highlighting the aesthetics of the communication tool itself and the juxtaposition between anonymity and shared experiences. It also demonstrates a unique relationship between[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Revival on view June 23–September 10, 2017 Revival presents contemporary women sculptors and photo-based artists whose arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter spur the viewer into a transcendent encounter with the art object. Spectacle and[...]
Did you know that a village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon eats most of its mail? Or that America’s newest national park was once so secret it used an undercover address? “Trailblazing: 100[...]
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby Cost: Free: Walk–in Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Beginning on September[...]