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Apr 22 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[...]
Focusing on forty-five portraits from an album assembled by the family of politician and statesman Henry Middleton, this special exhibition paints a captivating picture of diplomatic life in early nineteenth-century St. Petersburg. The intimate portraits,[...]
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Phillips presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential[...]
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 —[...]
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry Directed by Tazewell Thompson In the Fichandler Stage | March 31-April 30, 2017 The “play that changed American theater forever” (New York Times) finally comes to Arena[...]
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Smart People By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Seema Sueko In the Kreeger Theater | April 14-May 21, 2017 Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us? With[...]
Apr 23 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[...]
Focusing on forty-five portraits from an album assembled by the family of politician and statesman Henry Middleton, this special exhibition paints a captivating picture of diplomatic life in early nineteenth-century St. Petersburg. The intimate portraits,[...]
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 —[...]
Apr 23 @ 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 Month Tour: Washington Canal Park @ Canal Park
In 2009, STUDIOS Architecture was selected by renowned landscape architecture firm The Olin Studio and the Canal Park Development Association to design a café/pavilion and associated structures for Canal Park, the first new urban park[...]
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[...]
Apr 23 @ 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.[...]
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
Apr 23 @ 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,[...]
Pickle Pea Walks offers three walks about the White House. Each takes place in the President’s Neighborhood, the neighborhood surrounding the White House (We do not take our walk guests into the White House or[...]
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
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[...]
Apr 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Earth Optimism Teen-Only Event @ Smithsonian\'s National Museum of Natural History | Washington | DC | US
Scientists, Conservation Leaders, Teen Activists, and Performers Celebrating Earth Optimism!. Bringing teens together with people and projects that are having a positive impact on the planet: a chance to be inspired, share opinions and meet[...]
Apr 23 @ 11:45 am – 11:45 am
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.  Beginning September 1st, the tours[...]