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Apr 21 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
Check out newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make a guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put them on a GPS enabled app.[...]
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[...]
There are many other bus tours currently running. Be sure to read our comparison post on Washington, D.C. bus tours to help you navigate all the different bus tour options available to you, from open-top[...]
The Library of Congress dug into its vaults to present this enlightening and in-depth exhibit on the immense contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Drawn to Purpose stretches all[...]
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[...]
Join Hill Center Galleries for eight solo exhibitions featuring photographers. Learn more here. Viewfinders: Eight Photographers Karen Cohen | Surreality Jane Mann | Layers II Bruce McNeil Mike Mitchell | Four Seasons in the C&O[...]
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[...]
Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are[...]
Interested in taking a private walking tour? If you’re flexible with your timing and can book a private tour at the time listed, we can offer a discounted rate! These tours are offered at 10am-12pm[...]
Apr 21 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[...]
In the first exhibition of its kind in the U.S., the National Gallery of Art will show how striking images from the Renaissance came to be printed upon ceramics and bronze reliefs. More than 90 of the[...]
Apr 21 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[...]
Your Community, Your Story – Through Jan. 6, 2019 The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is unlike any other in the District, utilizing the community around it to help shape exhibits, programs and collections. This display highlights some[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
DC By Foot is pleased to present our pay-what-you-like walking tour of the monuments and memorials of the National Mall in Washington D.C.! This highly engaging tour will take you through the heart of the[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts @ The National Museum of African Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Experience African art from a new perspective in this expansive exhibition that comes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art on Nov. 4. More than 300 works of art will be featured across seven[...]
Categories: Workshops Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light Cost: Registration required Get Tickets: Craft works of creative writing in a workshop led by local writer Willona Sloan. 
Explore art from the Islamic world in the Freer|Sackler and learn how to appreciate its aesthetic qualities in this workshop led by artist and writer Kamal Boullata. Engage in close looking, group discussion, and drawing[...]
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The neighborhood of Eastern Market/Barracks Row is set on historic Capitol Hill, where the homes of historical figures mix with modern day congressmen. One of DC’s first neighborhoods, you’ll see the small town charm in[...]
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Categories: Performances Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Great Hall Artist Lee Mingwei conceptualized Sonic Blossom while caring for his mother, who, while recuperating from surgery, found comfort and healing in listening to Franz Schubert’s Lieder.[...]
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: G Street Lobby Cost: Saturday talks require email registration at 48 hours in advance. Meet at the G Street entrance.  Accessibility: Audio description Experience[...]
Apr 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.
Apr 21 @ 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.
Apr 21 @ 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.
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Categories: Workshops Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Explore! Cost: Registration required Get Tickets: Learn about the connection between portrait poses and dance in a program inspired by the exhibition Portraits of the World: Switzerland.
Gain insight into paintings, jewelry, and sculpture from across India in this gallery talk by curatorial fellow Emma Stein.
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Categories: Kids & Families Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Education Center Cost: Free Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait[...]
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Categories: Kids & Families Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Education Center Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.
Venue: Anacostia Community Museum Event Location: Program Room Related Exhibition: A Right To The City In conjunction with the opening of A Right to the City, take part in a historic gathering of alumni from[...]
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours Venue: Portrait Gallery Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby Cost: Free; walk-in Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights[...]