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Jan 20 all-day
The Awards Show! @ District Architecture Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This exhibition combines award-winning projects from three of AIA|DC’s largest competitions: Unbuilt Awards Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Chapter Design Awards Each year, these competitions recognize practitioners, educators, and students within the architecture community who demonstrate excellence[...]
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[...]
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[...]
We regret to inform you that the Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience is sold out. On Jan. 20, 2017, the Newseum will host a sold out one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience from 9 a.m. to[...]
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nengajo 2017 Exhibition Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan JAN 4 – JAN 31, 2017 MON.-FRI.9 AM – 5 PM JICC Kick off the Year of the Rooster with nengajo designs from around the world! Explore Japanese[...]
Jan 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[...]
Jan 20 @ 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.[...]
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
DELIMITATIONS catalogs a 2400 mile long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that[...]
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
District II @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Organized by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.  and presented in partnership at the National Building Museum, the visual survey explores several decades of architectural and social change in the heart of the Nation’s Capital,[...]
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bingata! Only in Okinawa @ George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Through January 30, 2017 Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, was an independent kingdom until 1879, with its own language, culture, and distinctive textile traditions. This special showing of textile treasures from Okinawan museum collections features brightly[...]
Jan 20 @ 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,[...]
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Education Center, 1st Floor Cost: Free Visitors can experiment with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.
Jan 21 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[...]
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 —[...]
Women’s March on Washington Free Community Weekend at the Women’s Museum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts for free admission and programming all weekend, January 21–22. Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington during[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Jan 21 @ 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[...]
Jan 21 @ 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.[...]
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
District II @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Organized by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.  and presented in partnership at the National Building Museum, the visual survey explores several decades of architectural and social change in the heart of the Nation’s Capital,[...]
Jan 21 @ 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[...]
Jan 21 @ 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[...]
Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby Cost: Free; walk-in
Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Education Center Cost: Free Young visitors and their families may drop by to listen to a story and complete an art project. This program is sponsored in part by the[...]
Jan 21 @ 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,[...]