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Dec 7 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[...]
Dec 8 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1966: Civil Rights at 50 @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
“1966: CIVIL RIGHTS AT 50” OPENING JAN. 15, 2016 | LEVEL 4 “MAKE SOME NOISE: STUDENTS AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT” This companion exhibit features a section of the original F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in[...]
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
Annual Crèche Exhibit: The Wondrous Gift is Given @ Washington National Cathedral | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Annual Crèche Exhibit: The Wondrous Gift is Given November 21, 2016–January 13, 2017 The Cathedral’s annual crèche exhibit features about 80 nativity scenes depicting the story of Jesus’ birth as interpreted by cultures and customs around the[...]
Dec 8 @ 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.[...]
Dec 8 @ 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,[...]
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
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,[...]
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
People on the Move @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence s Migration Series. The Phillips Collection reunites all 60 panels of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence s seminal masterwork depicting the mass movement of African Americans from the rural[...]
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
United States Botanic Garden Season's Greenings @ United States Botanic Garden Conservatory | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The U.S. Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train exhibit running through 45 plant-based models of national parks and historic places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue[...]
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whitfield Lovell @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Kin Series and Related Works. The work of internationally recognized American artist Whitfield Lovell (b. 1959, Bronx, New York) powerfully examines the markings that the past has made and continues to make on who[...]
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am
Do you have questions you want to ask or thoughts you want to share? One of our friendly and knowledgeable docents will roam the galleries ready to discuss or answer questions about our collections, exhibitions,[...]
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Artomatic @ Potomac | Maryland | United States
IT”S TIME FOR ARTOMATIC! Don’t miss Opening Night, Thursday, November 3rd! 12435 Park Potomac Avenue Potomac, MD 20854 Shuttle Bus The closest metro stop to Park Potomac is the White Flint Metro Station. A shuttle[...]
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.[...]
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrating its twelfth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 29 consecutive days and will have 4[...]
Great Moments in Art Works by Stephen Hansen @ Zenith Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Zenith Gallery Presents   Great Moments in Art Works by Stephen Hansen Show Dates:  November 4 – December 10, 2016 Opening Reception to Meet the Artist: Friday, November 4, 4:00-8:00 PM & Saturday, November 5,[...]
Dec 8 @ 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,[...]
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
Dec 8 @ 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.
Cathedral Highlights Tour @ Washington National Cathedral | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Explore the must-see details of the Cathedral’s dramatic art and architecture with a guided tour tailored for first-time visitors.
Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining[...]
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marian Tour in honor of the Immaculate Conception Click here for other tour dates in 2016. This Marian Tour is in honor of the Immaculate Conception. This tour focuses on the seven joys of the[...]
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: National Zoo Event Location: Zoo-wide Cost: Event is free and open to the public. Link: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/zoolights Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event,[...]