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2019 Regional Juried Exhibition @ Hill Center
2019 Regional Juried Exhibition @ Hill Center
Feb 10 all-day
The Hill Center Galleries presents its 2019 Regional Juried Exhibition. The work of more than 80 artists was chosen by juror Caitlin Berry, Fine Arts Dealer and Director at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. The[...]
A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
Feb 10 all-day
When caravans transported commodities to the Mediterranean world and Indian subcontinent, cities along trade routes like Timna (in today’s Yemen) became known for artistic production. Fine alabaster figures, impressive metal work, and funerary busts became hallmark’s of Yemen’s[...]
Adams Morgan Date Nights @ Adams Morgan NEIGHBORHOOD
Adams Morgan Date Nights @ Adams Morgan NEIGHBORHOOD
Feb 10 all-day
Adams Morgan is the best place to go on a date in DC — whether you’re a mom and daughter out for ice cream, a first date, or a married couple celebrating a double-digit anniversary.[...]
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb 10 all-day
Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter. Her content tackles global issues of oppression and the role of[...]
Anytime Audio Tours
Anytime Audio Tours
Feb 10 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
We are proud to offer our newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make one of our guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put[...]
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Feb 10 all-day
The Smithsonian American Art Museum present the first major retrospective on an artist born into slavery with this fascinating look into the work of Bill Traylor. Born in Alabama in 1853, Traylor lived through enslavement, the Civil[...]
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 10 all-day
May 11, 2018 – March 10, 2019 Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition[...]
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Feb 10 all-day
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[...]
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Feb 10 all-day
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan 19 – Mar 31, 2019 Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm | Sun: noon–5pm Just like today, getting food from farm to table in the early modern British world was hard work. And just like today, most of[...]
Flickering Treasures @ National Building Museum
Flickering Treasures @ National Building Museum
Feb 10 all-day
Movie theaters are where our culture’s dreams and desires have been projected since the arrival of nickelodeons, providing an enchanting portal into a world where moviegoers could escape their everyday lives. Yet many historic theaters[...]
John Lennon: The Green Album @ The National Postal Museum
John Lennon: The Green Album @ The National Postal Museum
Feb 10 all-day
On display September 7, 2018 — July 7, 2019 John Lennon’s boyhood stamp album—including 565 stamps on more than 150 pages is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. The exhibition coincides with the U.S.[...]
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 10 all-day
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[...]
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 10 all-day
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey,” a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and[...]
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Feb 10 all-day
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
On display until May 27, 2019 In addition to its permanent exhibition on the nation’s airmail service, the Postal Museum has a temporary exhibition, Postmen of the Skies. In 1918 the first regularly scheduled airmail service began operations.[...]
Private Walking Tour – $195
Private Walking Tour – $195
Feb 10 all-day
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[...]
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ Hirshhorn Museum
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ Hirshhorn Museum
Feb 10 all-day
Nov. 1 – April 28, 2019 Innovative Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will bring the largest interactive technology exhibition to the Hirshhorn in the museum’s history starting Nov. 1. Pulse will take up the entire Second Level, with[...]
Rodarte @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Rodarte @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb 10 all-day
The first fashion exhibition organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts will focus on Rodarte, a luxury fashion house founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Visitors will be able to view[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
Feb 10 all-day
This exhibit mines the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum’s collection to show how artists surmount the limits of the material world. Spanning more than seventy works, the exhibition explores the ways artists express absence. Tracing parallel developments in[...]
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9:00 am “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” Exhibit Closes @ Newseum, Level 2
“The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” Exhibit Closes @ Newseum, Level 2
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Today is your last chance to see this exhibit! On the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” will showcase the work of Stars and[...]
9:00 am Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am
Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. is a free, mobile-friendly website that helps visitors and locals discover more than 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va. Expert commentary and more[...]
9:00 am The Marines and Tet @ Newseum
The Marines and Tet @ Newseum
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am
‘The Marines and Tet’  The infamous Tet Offensive is given in-depth treatment with this exhibit at the Newseum. The unexpected strike from the North Vietnamese forces on the Tet holiday altered the course of the Vietnam[...]
10:00 am Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project @ National Building Museum
Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project @ National Building Museum
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visit this new exhibition that examines the highly classified effort to produce the atomic bomb and the three new “secret cities” that were built to accommodate the thousands of people who worked on the project.[...]
12:00 pm Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour @ O Museum in The Mansion
Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour @ O Museum in The Mansion
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When: Sundays 12pm – 2pm based on availability -(check website for additional dates & times) Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $30/person On-line reservations are required:[...]
12:00 pm Secret Door Tour @ O Museum in The Mansion
Secret Door Tour @ O Museum in The Mansion
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When: Sundays 12pm – 2pm based on availability (check website for additional dates & times) Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $25/person On-line reservations are required:[...]
12:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Feb 10 @ 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.
12:30 pm Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Feb 10 @ 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.
12:30 pm Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour
Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour
Feb 10 @ 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.
2:00 pm Twelve Angry Men @ Ford's Theatre
Twelve Angry Men @ Ford's Theatre
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm
Behind closed doors, tensions run high as a lone juror argues the innocence of a teenager accused of murder. In this provocatively resonant American drama, 12 jurors from all strata of society revisit the evidence,[...]
2:15 pm Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Feb 10 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and[...]
3:00 pm Martin Le vin herbé Wolf Trap Opera/ Washington Concert Opera @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Martin Le vin herbé Wolf Trap Opera/ Washington Concert Opera @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm
Wolf Trap Opera and Washington Concert Opera collaborate on Frank Martin’s rare modern retelling of the Tristan and Isoldelove story.
3:00 pm Tea Class: Tasting & Tour @ The Mansion on O & O Museum
Tea Class: Tasting & Tour @ The Mansion on O & O Museum
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
When: 2/10/2019 – 3pm Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $45/person On-line reservations are required: omuseum.org/teaclass Tea soothes the senses. During this one-hour session, tasters sip[...]
3:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Feb 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.
3:30 pm Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays.