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Jun 25 all-day
Some of the most dramatic events in journalism history are recreated in “I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure,” where a 3-D film and fourth-dimension special effects take visitors on a journalistic trip through time. Running[...]
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[...]
The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century, East of the Mississippi showcases some 175 works—from daguerreotypes and stereographs to albumen prints[...]
A scion of a Protestant upper-middle-class family from Montpellier in southern France, Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1862 he traveled to Paris, ostensibly to pursue his medical studies, though[...]
Guided Highlights Tour @ Newseum, Information Desk
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Hitler’s systematic extermination of six million Jews was not a secret. Details of the Nazi death camps were known as early as December 1942. Yet the American media — especially The New York Times —[...]
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
Revival @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | DC | US
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[...]
Jun 26 all-day
Some of the most dramatic events in journalism history are recreated in “I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure,” where a 3-D film and fourth-dimension special effects take visitors on a journalistic trip through time. Running[...]
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[...]
The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century, East of the Mississippi showcases some 175 works—from daguerreotypes and stereographs to albumen prints[...]
A scion of a Protestant upper-middle-class family from Montpellier in southern France, Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1862 he traveled to Paris, ostensibly to pursue his medical studies, though[...]
Guided Highlights Tour @ Newseum, Information Desk
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game @ James Madison Memorial Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This exhibition features baseball sheet music from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Most of these works are original copyright deposits and represent only a small fraction of the more[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
On View March 10-July 2, 2017. Chromatic Scale explores Polly Apfelbaum’s distinctive approach to prints and how it relates to her work in painting, sculpture, and installation. Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955, Abington, PA) employs bright[...]
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[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
April 8, 2017–July 9, 2017 Sackler sublevel 2 In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, made an announcement that startled the art world. The new arts center revealed it had discovered a[...]
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,[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Active as a photographer since the early 1990s, Rineke Dijkstra is known for her strikingly earnest, unsentimental depictions of young people in large-scale color prints. Shooting from a low vantage point with minimal background information,[...]
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[...]
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Conversation on North Korea @ International Spy Museum | Washington | DC | US
With Michael Morell and Ambassador DeTrani. Join us for a luncheon and insider’s perspective on North Korea with Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell & Ambassador Joseph DeTrani. Few places on earth remain as mysterious[...]
Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays.