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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

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Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

By Anna Ziegler, directed by Johanna Gruenhut

Categories: Theater

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Autumn Colors

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Autumn Colors, a mixed media exhibition exploring the brilliance of the season.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Dawn Whitmore: A house is like a mind that holds everything

Arlington Arts Center

A house is like a mind that holds everything is a 5-channel immersive sound installation that delves into the relationship between the mind and the house as metaphorical dwellings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Fall Solos 2018

Arlington Arts Center

The artists of Fall SOLOS 2018 examine landscapes, investigate personal histories, and analyze the ways physical objects communicate meaning and help us understand the world. Exhibiting artists Nekisha Durrett, Zoe Friedman, Aimee Gilmore, Artemis Herber, Cindy Stockton Moore, Tristan Roland, and Julia Staples will install solo-style exhibitions in AAC’s seven main gallery spaces. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

Categories: History, Tours, Free

Gallery Clarendon Features October Fall Show

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Reception and meet the artists - October 12  5-8PM

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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.

Categories: Arts, Tours, Holiday

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

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.

Categories: Tours, Arts, History

Interactive Art + Tech Exhibit - New Nature by Marpi

ARTECHOUSE

This fall at ARTECHOUSE, step into a colorful digital menagerie of nature-inspired creatures and plant life that will react in real-time to your gestures and actions.

Intersections: Richard Tuttle

The Phillips Collection

It Seems Like It’s Going To Be is an elaborate installation that combines Richard Tuttle’s poetry and artwork, which ranges from intimate drawings to mixed media paintings and large sculptural assemblages. Based on his 41-verse poem, Tuttle created 41 works, one for each verse, which are presented throughout the entire second floor of the recently renovated Phillips House.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Mid-Day Art Break: Free Tour

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

To participate, meet a Gaggery Guide at the Information Desk in the Lobby.

Categories: Tours, Exhibits

Monday Night Music: Jon Seligman Jazz Trio

McDaniel Lounge

Jon Seligman, a percussionist and composer who teaches at McDaniel College, performs with his jazz trio. 

Categories: Free, Music: Other

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions pays tribute to the artistic excellence of 19th- and 20th-century Nordic painters, such as Edvard Munch, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anders Zorn, and Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval. Celebrating the considerable artistic diversity in Nordic art, the broad spectrum of works feature both the expected (sublime landscapes and melancholic portraits) and the unexpected (abstract and conceptual art).

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years. It features works by 62 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Saturday – 1 p.m. Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Scribe Week

Museum of the Bible

Join us for a special week of education programs that explore the ancient scribal art.

She Like Girls

UMBC Proscenium Theatre

A play put on my UMBC Dept of Theatre

Categories: Arts, Theater

St. James Early Learning Center Grand Opening!

St. James Early Learning Center Grand Opening!

The Campagna Early Learning Center at St. James provides opportunities for families with young children to access afforable, high-quality preschool with a STEM and language-rich curriculum.

Categories: Tours, Other Events, Tours

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Mondays, October 1, 15, 22, 29 – 10:30 a.m. Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet in the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Categories: History, Lecture, Free

Storytime

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

A kid-friendly, active and educational look at contemporary art for all ages and their families.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts, Free

Taking Time: An International Video Exhibition on Democracy

Rice Gallery

This international video exhibition focuses on the theme of democracy. It is organized by Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art at McDaniel and director of the college’s Rice Gallery, and curated by Kati Simon of Berlin and Hungarian-basedVásárhelyi Zsolt.

Categories: Arts

Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit

Historic Woodlawn

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House presents Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye, an installation in our museum areas from June-October 2018. Woodlawn is open for tours Friday-Monday, 11:00-3:00. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org for details.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Younger Portrait Explorers: Alexander Calder

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

This program touches on art and history through storytelling. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions. Registration required at npg.eventbrite.com.

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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