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A Monument to Shakespeare @ Folger Shakespeare Library
A Monument to Shakespeare @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Dec 14 all-day
Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily wanted to create a monument to Shakespeare in the U.S. capital. This would be their gift to the American people, an architectural presence on Capitol Hill, and an[...]
A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology @ DAR Museum
A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology @ DAR Museum
Dec 14 all-day
Today’s culture makes it easy for American women to engage in the world around them, thanks to advances in both women’s rights and technology. But between 1820 and 1920, many women chose to respond to[...]
Animals Collected @ National Building Museum
Animals Collected @ National Building Museum
Dec 14 all-day
Roughly 320,000 objects relating to the built environment reside inside the National Building Museum. In Animals, Collected, the museum showcases the treasures that connect to the animal kingdom specifically. Architectural pieces that showcase both real and[...]
Anytime Audio Tours
Anytime Audio Tours
Dec 14 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[...]
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Dec 14 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 Ladies @ Madame Tussauds
First Ladies @ Madame Tussauds
Dec 14 all-day
Meet America’s most popular First Ladies at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC. Madame Tussauds is an international chain of wax museums, and the Washington D.C. location opened in 2007 and is the 12th of their many[...]
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Dec 14 all-day
March Madness comes to the National Building Museum in the work of photographer Bill Bamberger. The Hoopsphoto exhibit shows outdoor public and private basketball courts and hoops from across the U.S. and around the world. Whether[...]
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Dec 14 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[...]
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
Dec 14 all-day
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Old Korean Legation is the cradle of Korea-U.S. friendship. In 1889, Korea (then Joseon) established her first diplomatic mission in the U.S. at Logan Circle, Washington, DC, but lost ownership of the legation building[...]
Private Walking Tour – $195
Private Walking Tour – $195
Dec 14 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[...]
Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California @ National Museum of the American Indian
Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California @ National Museum of the American Indian
Dec 14 all-day
Palm Springs, California is known as a playground for the rich and wealthy. However, the area was once a desert outpost and home to Native Americans. This exhibit focuses on the conflict that arose over[...]
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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
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday Opens at 11:00 AM Last Admission at 5:00 PM Tours begin on the half hour Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Clara Barton’s Birthday). The Museum will[...]
12:00 pm Open Studio: Wrap It Up: Holiday Gift Giving
Open Studio: Wrap It Up: Holiday Gift Giving
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
While you make a furoshiki wrapping cloth, learn how this Japanese tradition can help save money and the environment. Also, enjoy a scavenger hunt to explore our new exhibition Hokusai: Mad about Painting. In the[...]
12:15 pm Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Dec 14 @ 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.
1:30 pm F|S in Focus
F|S in Focus
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A[...]
2:00 pm A Global Taste for Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain
A Global Taste for Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Peacock Room was originally designed in the 1870s as a grand display space for Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. Why was Chinese porcelain so popular across Europe and America at that time? How did an international[...]
2:15 pm Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Walk- In Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
2:15 pm Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Dec 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Come view[...]
2:15 pm Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Dec 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Come view[...]
3:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Dec 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 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.
3:15 pm Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Dec 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 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.
3:15 pm Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Dec 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artwork across cultures and what sets them apart? Investigate artworks from across Asia, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.
7:30 pm Vijay Iyer, piano and keyboards; Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
Vijay Iyer, piano and keyboards; Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Don’t miss this unique collaboration between visionary jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and legendary trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith. Iyer has been named Artist of the Year four times in DownBeat magazine, and Smith has been[...]