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May
23
Thu
Hoops @ National Building Museum
May 23 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 makeshift backyard hoops or playground hubs in the city, Bamberger’s large-format photographs illustrate the worldwide appeal of basketball. Hoops opens on Saturday, March 9 at 10 am and features a tour of the exhibit with the photographer at 11 am. The exhibit continues through January 5, 2020.
IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage @ Japan Information & Culture Center
May 23 all-day

The Embassy of Japan presents the exhibit IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage, an exhibition exploring the history of indigo dyed fabric and garments in Japan. Traditional Japanese craftsmanship has helped resurrect the classic American blue jean.

MAR 25 – JUNE 28, 2019

Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
May 23 all-day
See the best nature photography in the world on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. More than 26,000 photos were submitted for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and 60 were selected for display in this visually inspiring exhibit. In addition to the photos, you’ll see a video of manta rays and sharks feeding and a camera display that shows how they have evolved over time. The exhibit is open through September.

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560 Free admission.

Open every day except Dec. 25 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
May 23 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 in 1910. 102 years later, Korea repurchased the building in 2012; restored it to its original 19th century beauty; and opened it to the public as the Old Korean Legation Museum in May 2018.

ㅇ Open from 10:00 to 17:00
ㅇ Closed on Mondays
ㅇ Free Admission / Free Tour (Both Group and Individual visits)
ㅇ Reservations available at website
ㅇ Tel : (202) 844 – 3330
ㅇ Email : info@oldkoreanlegation.org

Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth! @ The Mansion on O & O St Mueum
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth

When: Daily 11am – 3pm 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

Online reservations are required: omuseum.org/secretdoor

Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.

On this self-guided tour, our volunteers will treat you to an in-depth history of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for as you head out on your super-sleuth adventure.

We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map – or showing you where they are. So be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop!

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MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (1 adult to every 4 kids).

ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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http://omuseum.org/visit

Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Fri
Hoops @ National Building Museum
May 24 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 makeshift backyard hoops or playground hubs in the city, Bamberger’s large-format photographs illustrate the worldwide appeal of basketball. Hoops opens on Saturday, March 9 at 10 am and features a tour of the exhibit with the photographer at 11 am. The exhibit continues through January 5, 2020.
IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage @ Japan Information & Culture Center
May 24 all-day

The Embassy of Japan presents the exhibit IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage, an exhibition exploring the history of indigo dyed fabric and garments in Japan. Traditional Japanese craftsmanship has helped resurrect the classic American blue jean.

MAR 25 – JUNE 28, 2019

Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
May 24 all-day
See the best nature photography in the world on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. More than 26,000 photos were submitted for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and 60 were selected for display in this visually inspiring exhibit. In addition to the photos, you’ll see a video of manta rays and sharks feeding and a camera display that shows how they have evolved over time. The exhibit is open through September.

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560 Free admission.

Open every day except Dec. 25 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
May 24 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 in 1910. 102 years later, Korea repurchased the building in 2012; restored it to its original 19th century beauty; and opened it to the public as the Old Korean Legation Museum in May 2018.

ㅇ Open from 10:00 to 17:00
ㅇ Closed on Mondays
ㅇ Free Admission / Free Tour (Both Group and Individual visits)
ㅇ Reservations available at website
ㅇ Tel : (202) 844 – 3330
ㅇ Email : info@oldkoreanlegation.org

Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth! @ The Mansion on O & O St Mueum
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth

When: Daily 11am – 3pm 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

Online reservations are required: omuseum.org/secretdoor

Find your way through secret doors and covert passages to a world never experienced. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of presidents and freedom fighters, historians and fiction writers.

On this self-guided tour, our volunteers will treat you to an in-depth history of our philosophy, museum, building, secret doors and what to look for as you head out on your super-sleuth adventure.

We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map – or showing you where they are. So be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop!

—————————————————————

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (1 adult to every 4 kids).

ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

—————————————————————

http://omuseum.org/visit

Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Sat
Hoops @ National Building Museum
May 25 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 makeshift backyard hoops or playground hubs in the city, Bamberger’s large-format photographs illustrate the worldwide appeal of basketball. Hoops opens on Saturday, March 9 at 10 am and features a tour of the exhibit with the photographer at 11 am. The exhibit continues through January 5, 2020.
Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
May 25 all-day
See the best nature photography in the world on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. More than 26,000 photos were submitted for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and 60 were selected for display in this visually inspiring exhibit. In addition to the photos, you’ll see a video of manta rays and sharks feeding and a camera display that shows how they have evolved over time. The exhibit is open through September.

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560 Free admission.

Open every day except Dec. 25 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
May 25 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 in 1910. 102 years later, Korea repurchased the building in 2012; restored it to its original 19th century beauty; and opened it to the public as the Old Korean Legation Museum in May 2018.

ㅇ Open from 10:00 to 17:00
ㅇ Closed on Mondays
ㅇ Free Admission / Free Tour (Both Group and Individual visits)
ㅇ Reservations available at website
ㅇ Tel : (202) 844 – 3330
ㅇ Email : info@oldkoreanlegation.org

Monuments & Memorials @ Meet at Renwick Gallery
May 25 @ 9:40 am

The Monuments and Memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, explains F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people and places. Learn how to use your camera in the field, not in a classroom on this DC photography tour! The instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people disappear!