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Feb 24 all-day
#iseedc2016 @ District Architecture Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This exhibition spotlights winning photos from the #iseeDC2016 Instagram photo contest organized by the AIA|DC Design Excellence Committee. On display Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017. Of the 700-plus photos posted between October[...]
Feb 24 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[...]
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 only[...]
Guided Highlights Tour @ Newseum, Information Desk
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum admissions desk on[...]
On Exhibit at SQCC: Cultural Treasures from the Caves of Dhofar @ Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center grant recipient Dr. William Zimmerle has spent more than two years documenting the cave inscriptions of Dhofar as part of a digital humanities preservation project in the Sultanate.  Protected by the[...]
Suspicious Growths: Works by Tai Hwa Goh Exhibition Opening Event: Friday, Feb. 3 @ 6:00 pm On View: Feb. 3 – 24 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm) Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW[...]
Exhibit: "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion After the Revolution @ DAR Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Exhibit open October 7, 2016 – April 29, 2017 It’s 1781. The Revolution is over, and we are no longer colonists! We are citizens of an independent nation. But wait—are we going to follow English[...]
World War I: American Artists View the Great War @ Library of Congress | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Heeding the call from artist Charles Dana Gibson to “Draw ‘til it hurts,” hundreds of leading American artists galvanized public interest in the Great War (1914–1918). Although the United States participated as a direct combatant[...]
In images created by five internationally acclaimed photographers who traveled across five continents — Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stoddart — “REFUGEE” depicts the lives of diverse populations dispersed[...]
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Albuquerque-based Jami Porter Lara (b. 1969) uses a millennia-old process to make pottery resembling a ubiquitous icon of modern life—the plastic bottle. While visiting a remote area along the U.S.–Mexico border, Porter Lara found the[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Chinamania @ Freer Sackler Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
A mania for Chinese blue-and-white porcelain swept through London in the 1870s as a new generation of artists and collectors “rediscovered” imported wares from Asia. Foremost among them was American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler.[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
JAKE BERTHOT @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
From the Collection and Promised Gifts in Washington. The Phillips Collection has long had a special relationship with Jake Berthot, whose introspective paintings have been described as visual poetry. In 1996, the museum organized an[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Contemporaries and friends, potter Maria Martinez (ca. 1887–1980) and photographer Laura Gilpin (1891–1979) brought the American Southwest into focus as a culturally rich region that fostered artistic expression. Martinez’s bold adaptation of an ancient black-on-black[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art’s West Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Stuart Davis is synonymous with American modernism, an artist who blended the high and the low to create a truly distinctive career. Roughly 100 of Davis’ greatest works, many inspired by the unpredictability of jazz[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blair House: The President's Guest House @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Since its purchase by the United States Government in 1942, Blair House has served as the official residence for guests of the President of the United States, accommodating visiting foreign heads of state and delegations.[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
October 14, 2016 to February 26, 2017. Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books. This focus exhibition presents works from her series Haunted Philadelphia, inspired by eerie historical sites in her hometown,[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:15 pm – 12:15 pm
Explore the Sackler Gallery’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum opened in 1987 to house a gift of some 1,000 works of Asian art from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler. Among its highlights are sculptures[...]
Feb 24 @ 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.
Feb 24 @ 2:15 pm – 2:15 pm
This tour explores Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston that reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room. Waterston’s dynamic space highlights complicated tensions and acts of creative[...]
"Reagan v. Gorbatchev" Author Talk with Guillaume Serina @ Alliance Française de Washington DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
French author and journalist Guillaume Serina will present his new novel, Reagan v. Gorbatchev, about the 1986 Reykjavik Summit meetings between President Ronald Reagan and his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev. The book will be available[...]
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Famous Contemporaries @ La Maison Francaise, The Embassy of France | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Music by Gliere, Medtner and Rachmaninov Jennifer Gliere – soprano Kevin Wetzel – baritone Emil Chudnovsky – violin Vera Danchenko-Stern – piano Genadi Zagor – piano Tickets are $55, including wine and dessert reception with[...]
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Baby Screams Miracle @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
DC premiere from Obie Award-Winner Clare Barron. In the eye of the storm, all you have is faith, family and forgiveness. A small house is besieged by an apocalyptic storm. Great trees crack and splinter,[...]
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Intelligence @ Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Intelligence   World premiere by Jacqueline E. Lawton Directed by Daniella Topol In the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle | February 24-April 2, 2017 Inspired by true events, Intelligence is a fictionalized account of a[...]
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Watch on the Rhine @ Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Watch on the Rhine By Lillian Hellman Directed by Jackie Maxwell In the Fichandler Stage | February 3-March 5, 2017 Golden Globe Award winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) leads an ensemble cast as Fanny[...]
Feb 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[...]
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 only[...]
Guided Highlights Tour @ Newseum, Information Desk
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum admissions desk on[...]
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 —[...]
Struggle for Freedom celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers audience the opportunity to[...]