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Celebrating its thirteenth year, the DowntownDC Holiday Market boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. This year the DowntownDC Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 30 consecutive days and will[...]
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
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[...]
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded[...]
In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are[...]
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[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
How do the arts and culture impact Washington, D.C.? Participants in the Investigating Where We Live program this summer are exploring the city, meeting artists and residents, and making connections to their own communities to[...]
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming @ Folger Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque. The music of Praetorius, Schütz, Schein,[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
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[...]
Dec 15 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[...]
In 2016, Dominique Muñoz was selected as Clark Construction’s first Photographer-in-Residence. His assignment was to capture the “Art of Building,” focusing on the social dimensions of construction, or the roles and relationships that can be[...]
The Kreeger Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with the unveiling of Phase I of the Museum’s reinstalled permanent collection. Guest curated by modern art historian Harry Cooper, the reinstallation introduces[...]
Dec 15 all-day
Remembering Vietnam addresses 12 important moments in the Vietnam War. The National Archives’ Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery hosts this exhibit that features recently discovered documents that shed light on essential details of the war. Learn[...]
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[...]
Dec 15 all-day
The annual holiday show at the United States Botanic Garden includes a collection of DC landmarks made entirely from plant materials, including the U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument , the Lincoln Memorial and many[...]
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[...]
Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-seven leading fiber artists worldwide to create a three-dimensional work to fit inside a standard box. The Box Project showcases the dynamic results. This exhibition was organized[...]
Dec 15 all-day
Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. Your groups will be able[...]
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[...]
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Hill Center Galleries @ Hill Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Six Single Artist Shows. Hill Center Galleries presents six single artist shows. Joanathan Bessaci: Maps Rachel Bohlander: Art of Empowerment Karin Edgett: Truth Michael Ford: Homeplace Judith Peck: Gathering Shards Scott Warren: World Views All[...]
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Underground After Hours @ Dupont Underground | Washington | DC | US
An Exclusive Art Experience. An underground event, dedicated to art. Discover Dupont Underground’s newest exhibition, The Odyssey: Brian Dailey’s Digital Work, and dance the night away with DJ Armen Ra of The Beat & Path.[...]
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and[...]
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
Nina Simone: Four Women By Christina Ham Directed by Timothy Douglas In the Kreeger Theater | November 10-December 24, 2017 Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American[...]
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Pajama Game Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Based on the novel 7 ½ Cents by Richard Bissell Directed by Alan Paul Choreographed by[...]
Celebrating its thirteenth year, the DowntownDC Holiday Market boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. This year the DowntownDC Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 30 consecutive days and will[...]
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
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[...]