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Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 20

The Swords of George Washington

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Wed. Feb 20

Traditional Arts and Resilience in Later Life

Library of Congress
Thu. Feb 21

Folger Friday: The Language of the Fan

Folger Shakespeare Library
Fri. Feb 22

#DECLASSIFIED: In Search of Korngold

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 23

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Sun. Feb 24

Gallery Talk: Ambreen Butt

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 27

#DECLASSIFIED: The Viola Sonata at 100

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 2

Nancy at Ninety Gallery Talk

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Mar 3

The Art and Science of Healing Design

District Architecture Center
Mon. Mar 4

Up-close with Architecture

District Architecture Center
Tue. Mar 5

Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 6

Inside Signature: Felicia Curry

Signature Theatre
Thu. Mar 7

Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Idra Novey-Those Who Knew

Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Thu. Mar 7

Curator Tour: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 10

JRA Distinguished Artist Lecture with Tim Harding

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sun. Mar 10

The Impossible Climb

National Geographic
Tue. Mar 12

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

The Alden
Wed. Mar 13

Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 13

Makena Onjerika

Library of Congress
Thu. Mar 14

EFF: When Lambs Become Lions

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 16

EFF: Grit

National Geographic
Sun. Mar 17

EFF: Paris to Pittsburgh

National Geographic
Tue. Mar 19

Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 20

EFF: Eric Moe Award Best Shorts Program

National Geographic
Thu. Mar 21

EFF: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

National Geographic
Fri. Mar 22

Aaron Diehl

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 23

EFF: Exploring the Real World of Virtual Reality

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 23

EFF: Ghost Fleet

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 23

Early Music Seminar: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Shakespeare Library
Wed. Mar 27

Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 27

Integrating Public Art into Your Next Project

District Architecture Center
Wed. Mar 27

Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect

National Geographic
Thu. Mar 28

Talk and Pop-Up Exhibition: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Shakespeare Library
Sat. Mar 30

Into the Archive: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Tue. Apr 2

David Sedaris

Strathmore
Wed. Apr 3

Hi Score! Introducing a Game to its Music

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 5

Closing Reception: Lush: Reinvention

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Sun. Apr 7

Curator Tour: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 7

Through the Lens: Saving Africa's Wildlife

National Geographic
Thu. Apr 11

Curator Tour: Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 14

Americans’ Forgotten Love Affair with Opera

Library of Congress
Tue. Apr 16

Carmen Giménez Smith: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 18

Nat Geo Nights: Possible Worlds

National Geographic
Thu. Apr 18

Public Keynote Lecture: Lisa Tetrault

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Apr 18

See Me at the Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 12 & Apr. 19

The Legacy of the New Dance Group

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 19

Portrait InSight

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 21 – Apr. 20

Manta Ray Eden

National Geographic
Tue. Apr 23

Women Making Waves: Julie Packard and Marcia McNutt

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Apr 23

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 1 – Apr. 26

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 28 – Apr. 27

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat. Apr 27

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 2 – Apr. 28

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Sun. Apr 28

Inside Signature: Kevin McAllister

Signature Theatre
Thu. May 2

Stage Director Talk: Love's Labor's Lost

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thu. May 2

Explorer Trivia Night

National Geographic
Fri. May 3

Kay Ryan

Folger Theatre
Tue. May 7

Jessye Norman

Library of Congress
Thu. May 16

Nat Geo Nights: Gorongosa

National Geographic
Thu. May 16

Cristian Ianculescu - Diaglogues

Waverly Street Gallery
Sat. Jun 1

Cristian Ianculescu - Diaglogues - Artist Talk

Waverly Street Gallery
Sun. Jun 2

Inside Signature with the Cast of Spunk

Signature Theatre
Thu. Jun 6

Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Jun 17

Blackbeard - Discussion Night

Signature Theatre
Tue. Jun 25

Blackbeard - Discussion Night

Signature Theatre
Wed. Jun 26

Blackbeard - Pride Night

Signature Theatre
Fri. Jun 28
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