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2019 Regional Juried Exhibition @ Hill Center
2019 Regional Juried Exhibition @ Hill Center
Feb 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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[...]
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb 11 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[...]
Nengajo 2019 @ Japan Information & Culture Center
Nengajo 2019 @ Japan Information & Culture Center
Feb 11 all-day
Kick off the Year of the Boar with nengajo designs from around the world! Explore Japanese New Year traditions with an exhibition of nearly 160 nengajo, or Japanese New Year’s cards, from the ninth annual JICC Nengajo[...]
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 11 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[...]
Playball @ National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Playball @ National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Feb 11 all-day
National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Bldg.76, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.  The National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN) to host a baseball-themed exhibition.  Playball:  Navy and the National Pastime will debut on April 2, 2018[...]
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Feb 11 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 11 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 11 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[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
Feb 11 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[...]
Women Who Work, Care, And Create @ Zenith Gallery
Women Who Work, Care, And Create @ Zenith Gallery
Feb 11 all-day
Women who Work, Care, and Create Featured Artists: Elizabeth Ashe, Jacqui Crocetta, Michelle Dickson, Elissa Farrow Savos, Susan Freda, Katharine Owens, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Paula Stern, Emily Tucci At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 Show dates:[...]
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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 11 @ 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 Tradition Transformed: Bojagi @ Korean Cultural Center
Tradition Transformed: Bojagi @ Korean Cultural Center
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents its opening exhibition of 2019, Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, featuring vibrant fiber works that capture the artistry and originality of the traditional Korean wrapping cloth, bojagi, by artists Kumjoo Ahn, Julia[...]
10:00 am Open House – The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House
Open House – The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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,[...]
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 11 @ 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.[...]
10:00 am Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja Look at the Land I Have Travelled @ Embassy of Australia
Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja Look at the Land I Have Travelled @ Embassy of Australia
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja Look at the Land I Have Travelled @ Embassy of Australia | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Date: October 10, 2018 – March 1, 2019 Location: Gallery @ Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036. Photo ID essential for entry. During his lifetime, Shane Pickett (1957-2010) was one of Western[...]
10:00 am Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The District Architecture Center is pleased to host Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, an exhibition of 27 regeneration projects from nine countries that demonstrate how culture can have a positive impact[...]
11:00 am Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area[...]
12:00 pm Lecture: Past, Present, and Future of D.C.’s Brewing @ George Washington University Museum
Lecture: Past, Present, and Future of D.C.’s Brewing @ George Washington University Museum
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Jennifer Ezell of Heurich House Museum and DC Brau beer historian Mike Stein for a discussion of Washington, D.C.’s brewing past, present, future. The speakers will dive into the history of Heurich’s Lager and[...]
12:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Feb 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 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.
1:00 pm Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and[...]
2:00 pm Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area[...]
2:15 pm Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Feb 11 @ 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[...]
3:30 pm Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Feb 11 @ 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.