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Private Walking Tour – $195
Mar 18 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 or 2pm-4pm or 7pm-9pm.

You can choose either our National Mall tour, Lincoln Assassination or Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour. We also offer a 7pm private option to take one of evening tours – Ghosts of Georgetown, Haunted Georgetown (Adults Only) or White House at Night (Secrets and Scandals – Adults Only)

No adjustments or customizations, please. If you need a customized tour or different time, please contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com. Any of our tours are available for private bookings but our online booking at this discounted rate is only available for our three most popular tours.

Rate: $195 for up to 10 persons. Groups larger than 10 must contact us first.

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Tour must be booked at least two days in advance. Last minute tours may be accommodated but must be booked via emailing us to check on availability.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ Hirshhorn Museum
Mar 18 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 three major installations using heart-rate sensors to create audiovisual experiences from visitors’ biometric data. Together, the biometric signatures will create spellbinding sequences of soundscapes, lights and animations.

The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim @ Korean Cultural Center
Mar 18 all-day
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents The Culture of Time and Space, a new exhibition of digital media art that explores the convergence of Korean traditional beauty and contemporary technology, featuring works by Korean media artist HyeGyung Kim.
 
Kim focuses on the convergence of digital media and Taoism through the medium of East Asian antiques. She experiments with connections between digital media and traditional Oriental art that represents Korean beauty through projection mapping and interactive media. She presents not only projection mapping onto Korean traditional crafts such as porcelain and antique wooden furniture, but also interactive media art that integrates light, sound, and movement. Ultimately, Kim hopes to provide an experience beyond space and time through this artistic dialogue. This exhibition aims to introduce the vibrancy of Korean contemporary media art and the deep connections possible between traditional aesthetic values and Korea’s prominent digital technology of today. 
 
Admission to the exhibition opening reception featuring talks by the artist on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The Culture of Time and Space will remain on view during regular hours through April 22, 2019.
On View: February 22 – April 22, 2019 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm, no RSVP required)
WHERE: 1st Floor Media Room, Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
To Be a Woman @ Korean Cultural Center
Mar 18 all-day
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents To Be a Woman, a special group exhibition featuring a diversity of art works by 45 Korean American artists from the Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington, D.C. (HMAA). Spanning richly traditional as well as cutting-edge contemporary art and craft, these 45 artists collectively express their experiences and emotions surrounding the driving inner spirit of women today.
 
Each artist explores current issues and challenges they confront and revisit in their lives, in particular as immigrant women in the United States, through an array of styles including East Asian traditional painting, contemporary visual art, calligraphy, metal craft, and sculpture. This special exhibition also commemorates International Women’s Day on March 8, designated by the United Nations.
 
HMAA is comprised of Korean-American artists who immigrated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at various times over the last half century. In 1975, 15 such artists living in the Capital region founded the organization to support artists of Korean heritage with exhibition opportunities and encouragement to pursue their mutual passion for art. 
 
To Be a Woman will remain on view during regular hours through March 25, 2019.
 
WHAT: Art exhibition, artist talks, & public opening reception
WHO: Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington, D.C. (45 artists)
WHEN:Opening Reception: Thursday, March, 8 at 6:00 p.m.
On View: March, 8 – 25, 2019 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm)
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
Voice Array @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Mar 18 all-day
The Mexican Cultural Institute presents Voice Array by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, in conjunction with Pulse, a series featuring three major interactive installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Voice Array allows visitors to interact with the piece by speaking into an intercom. The voice is translated into flashes of light that reflect a unique voice pattern which is stored as a loop in the first light of the array. This exhibit is on display through April 28.

NOVEMBER 1 – APRIL 28, 2019 AT THE MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
Mar 18 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 art from the 1960s to today, the exhibition draws on themes that chart the appeal of immateriality, including “The Dematerialization of the Art Object,” “The Body in Pieces,” “Close to Nothing,” “Memento,” and “The Posthuman Body.” This exhibit is on view through August.
Women Who Work, Care, And Create @ Zenith Gallery
Mar 18 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: January 14 – April 13, 2019

Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday January 30, 5pm-8pm

Throughout history, women have been excluded in virtually every field. Even when women are included, their achievements are overlooked and forgotten. Within the male-dominated art historical field, women sculptors are a rarity — normally working in textiles, decorative and fabric art — disregarded as a lower art form. While some women sculptors working in the “high art” form such as Edmonia Lewis, Barbara Hepworth, Beverly Pepper, Properzia de’ Rossi, Ruth Asawa, and Louise Bourgeois, most of these women are not discussed enough with their male counterparts in the history of art. In the current environment we are striving to showcase our local women sculptors, their works, and their importance to the Global arts scene.

Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
Mar 18 @ 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 than 800 photos are provided by 20 landscape architects. It was developed by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The guide is the first of its kind devoted to Washington, D.C. It highlights historic monuments and parks—including the National Mall and Memorial Parks and Capitol Hill—and examples of new sustainable works—including Constitution Square, a cutting-edge green street that is one block long, and Diamond Teague Waterfront Park, which incorporates man-made, water-cleansing wetlands on the Anacostia River.

 

The guide is divided into 16 distinct tours in all four quadrants of the District—as well as a tour of the new D.C. bicycle network. Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods, and includes a printable walking or biking map.

Open House – The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House
Mar 18 @ 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, L. Ron Hubbard worked from 1957 through 1960.

The neighborhood townhouse with its historically restored spaces to the late 1950s, now museum, provides informative exhibits with photographs that give glimpses into Hubbard’s early world travels. Visitors can also step into his 1957 office and see his Remington typewriter, Ampex tape recorders, Roneo mimeograph machine, Grundig radio, and personal artifacts.

Short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station.

Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Mar 18 @ 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 well beyond conservation. These projects promote good governance, growth of civil society, rise in incomes and economic opportunities, greater respect for human rights, and better stewardship of the environment—even in the poorest and most remote areas of the globe. While some projects are completed, those that remain in progress go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability, and training.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Council for the United States.

Gallery Hours

Mon – Wed      10:00am – 7:00pm
Thurs – Fri        10:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun           Closed

Wednesday, January 9 2019 to Friday, March 29 2019

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet at the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes.

Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 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 not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

 

F|S in Focus
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus calendar for this week’s schedule.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 18 @ 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.

Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Mar 18 @ 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.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour
Mar 18 @ 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.

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

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 Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.  

Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 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 not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art
Mar 18 @ 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 Japan.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Mar 18 @ 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.