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AFRICA AND BAHIA THROUGH THE LENSES OF PIERRE VERGER MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS Pierre Verger (1902-1996) was a French photographer, ethnologist, anthropologist and researcher, a true globetrotter who, falling in love with the city 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[...]
Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art explores how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over[...]
Cultural anthropologist and curator Niama Safia Sandy brings together seven artists for Black Magic: Afro Pasts/Afro Futures. The exhibition is a multidisciplinary expression of Afrofuturism and Magical Realism exploring the recurrent themes of the Black[...]
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[...]
Sep 20 all-day
“Geniale Dilletanten” was the deliberately misspelled title of a concert that took place at Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981. But over the years since then, it has come to represent an artistic scene in West and[...]
“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”[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Sep 20 all-day
Discover the paintings collection at the Folger—its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare’s power to inspire visual artists. From humble oil sketches to international masterpieces, this exhibition presents a sometimes surprising, and always eye-catching, view of[...]
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese of Riedizioni in Milan; Christina Kim of Dosa in Los Angeles; and Reiko[...]
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[...]
Venture beyond the animals and shapes you know and unfold the secrets of the universe with these fascinating displays of scientific and mathematical origami. For decades, scientists and mathematicians have been discovering new and unusual[...]
The National Museum of the United States Navy commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in a special exhibition titled Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance. This exhibit incorporates artifacts, photographs,[...]
Through March 2018 in the Special Exhibition Gallery, this exhibit examines the fashionably dressed urban woman of the late nineteenth century in works collected by the Blisses, who admired the art of the Impressionists. European[...]
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[...]
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West Cost: Free Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with[...]
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[...]
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Inside the Dinner Party Studio @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Friday, January 05, 2018. Join trailblazing artist Judy Chicago for a dinner party like no other!. This exhibit explores the creation of Judy Chicago s monumental and radical work The[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Lower Level, across from the Stars and Stripes Cafe Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark[...]
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[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West Cost: Free; first come, first served Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Meet at either Welcome desk Cost: Free; walk-in Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum. Daily: 10:15 AM and 1[...]
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater Cost: Free Accessibility: Assisted listening devices,Wheelchair accessible The museum’s signature film “We the People” is a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and[...]
Venue: American History Museum Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater Cost: Free Accessibility: Assisted listening devices,Wheelchair accessible The museum’s signature film “We the People” is a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and[...]