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Portrait Story Days: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Wreath Workshop: Herbal

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Christmas themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Dec 17

Young Portrait Explorers: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Dec 17

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - Henrietta Lacks

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Dec 18

Brentano Quartet With Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Library of Congress
Tue. Dec 18

We Choose to Go to the Moon Performance

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Tue. Dec 18

Gallery Talk: Ambreen Butt

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 19

The Windsock Arms: Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Wed. Dec 19

Candlelight Tours

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 20

Thursdays at Noon: Overlooked

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Dec 20

Open Studio: Palette Knife

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Dec 21

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 22

Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 22 & 23

Discovery Cart: Santa & The 4 Forces of Flight

College Park Aviation Museum
Mon. Dec 24

Discovery Cart: Mailboxes

College Park Aviation Museum
Wed. Dec 26

ExplorNATIONS: Baskets, Boxes, and Bags!

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Dec. 19 – 28

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 21 & 28

Eric Mintel Quartet Fourth Friday Sound Sketch

National Gallery of Art
Fri. Dec 28

Mid-Winter Music of Early America

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Dec 29

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 30

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

National Gallery of Art
Dec. 23 & 30

Portrait Story Days: Jacob Lawrence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 29 & 30

The Apartment

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Dec 30

Weekend Tots: Noon Year’s Eve

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 30

Kwanzaa themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Dec 31

Gallery Talk: Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 2, 2019

Free Community Day: January

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 6, 2019

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 6, 2019

Woodshock

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 6, 2019

I See A Darkness: A Conversation with David R. Ibata

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Jan 7, 2019

Gallery Talk: Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 9, 2019

Film Screening: All That Jazz

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 10, 2019

Firsthand Experience: Fashion Illustration

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Jan 12, 2019

Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jan 13, 2019

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - ZOFO

Dumbarton Oaks
Jan. 13 & 14, 2019

Gallery Talk: Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 16, 2019

Film Screening: Gold Diggers of 1933

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 17, 2019

Krakauer-Tagg Duo Breath and Hammer

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jan 20, 2019

Gallery Talk: Ambreen Butt

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 23, 2019

Film Screening: Staying Alive

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 24, 2019

Winter Opening Reception at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 26, 2019

Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Jan 28, 2019

Gallery Talk: Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 30, 2019

Film Screening: Stepping Out

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 31, 2019

Firsthand Experience: Sewing Machine 101

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Feb 2, 2019

Free Community Day: February

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Feb 3, 2019

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Feb 3, 2019

Gallery Talk: Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 6, 2019

Film Screening: The Sea Hawk

Library of Congress
Thu. Feb 7, 2019

#DECLASSIFIED: Recent Manuscript Acquisitions

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 9, 2019

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 13, 2019

Film Screening: Kings Row

Library of Congress
Thu. Feb 14, 2019

Mnozil Brass

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 15, 2019

Lara St. John, violin, and Matt Herskowitz, piano

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Feb 17, 2019

Renaud Capuçon, violin & Guillaume Bellom, piano

Library of Congress
Tue. Feb 19, 2019

Free Parking: Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Feb 21, 2019

Nat Geo Nights: Inside Egypt

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 21, 2019

#DECLASSIFIED: In Search of Korngold

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 23, 2019

Film Screening: Captain Blood & The Goonies

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 23, 2019

Curtis Opera Theatre Vocal Quartet

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Feb 24, 2019

NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Feb 24, 2019

Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Feb. 1 – 28, 2019

Film Screening: The Sea Wolf

Library of Congress
Thu. Feb 28, 2019

#DECLASSIFIED: The Viola Sonata at 100

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 2, 2019

Nancy at Ninety Gallery Talk

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2, 2019

Noah Getz and Friends Absolute Art and Jazz between the Wars

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 3, 2019

Interference Concert

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Mar 7, 2019

Paul Lewis

Library of Congress
Fri. Mar 8, 2019

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 9, 2019

Concert: Peter Vinograde J. S. Bach’s Seven Keyboard Toccatas

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 10, 2019

JRA Distinguished Artist Lecture with Tim Harding

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sun. Mar 10, 2019

After Hours: Evenings at the Edge

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Mar 14, 2019

Ensemble Signal with Allison Cook, soprano

Library of Congress
Fri. Mar 15, 2019

Parthenia with Ryland Angel, countertenor Tomb Sonnets

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 17, 2019

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - Howling Gaels

Dumbarton Oaks
Mar. 17 & 18, 2019

Borodin Quartet

Library of Congress
Fri. Mar 22, 2019

Aaron Diehl

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 23, 2019

Early Music Seminar: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Shakespeare Library
Wed. Mar 27, 2019

Fauré Quartett

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 31, 2019

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - The Knights, with Kinan Azmeh

Dumbarton Oaks
Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 2019

Film Screening: Reformat the Planet

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 4, 2019

Hi Score! Introducing a Game to its Music

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 5, 2019

#DECLASSIFIED: Processing & Preserving Video Games

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 6, 2019

After Hours: Evenings at the Edge

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Apr 11, 2019

Jerusalem Quartet

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 12, 2019

Shakespeare's Birthday

Folger Theatre
Sun. Apr 14, 2019

Americans’ Forgotten Love Affair with Opera

Library of Congress
Tue. Apr 16, 2019

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 18, 2019

Jazzmeia Horn Quintet

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 20, 2019

Duo Sonidos Fourth Friday Sound Sketch

National Gallery of Art
Fri. Apr 26, 2019

Franz Liszt’s Sardanapalo

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 27, 2019

Concert: The Brandee Younger Trio

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 28, 2019

Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio

Library of Congress
Sat. May 4, 2019

After Hours: Evenings at the Edge

National Gallery of Art
Thu. May 9, 2019

Conversation : Jessye Norman

Library of Congress
Thu. May 16, 2019

Yumi Kurosawa, koto

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 19, 2019

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Library of Congress
Sat. Jun 1, 2019

Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Jun 17, 2019

Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Jul 11, 2019

M5 Mexican Brass Brasscinación

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Nov 25, 2019

Ongoing Events

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Thru Dec. 22

Holiday Meal at the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 30

Tour: Anderson House

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thru Dec. 31

Tour: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thru Dec. 31

Corot: Women

National Gallery of Art
Thru Dec. 31

Herblock Gallery

Library of Congress
Thru Jan. 1, 2019

Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

Library of Congress
Thru Jan. 1, 2019

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

Library of Congress
Thru Jan. 1, 2019

National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here

National Geographic
Thru Jan. 1, 2019

Tomb of Christ

National Geographic
Thru Jan. 2, 2019

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Remembering Vietnam

National Archives
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Titanic: The Untold Story

National Geographic
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Sense of Humor

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Churchill's Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Rachel Whiteread

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 13, 2019

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 20, 2019

Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, DC

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Jan. 31, 2019

Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Feb. 10, 2019

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950

National Gallery of Art
Thru Feb. 18, 2019

ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Block Watch

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Feb. 28, 2019

Juggling the Middle Ages

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28, 2019

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Mar. 3, 2019

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 10, 2019

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

National Gallery of Art
Thru Mar. 17, 2019

Jiří Kolář (1912-2002): Forms of Visual Poetry - From the Collection of Museum Kampa, Prague

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17, 2019

Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17, 2019

Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17, 2019

The Gifts of Tony Podesta

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17, 2019

The Gifts of Tony Podesta Gallery Talk

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17, 2019

A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thru Mar. 24, 2019

First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan. 19 – Mar. 31, 2019

Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Apr. 14, 2019

Lincoln's Contemporaries

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19, 2019

Champions

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19, 2019

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19, 2019

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – May. 26, 2019

Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – May. 26, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jun. 2, 2019

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jun. 29, 2019

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – Jul. 9, 2019

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

Kreeger Museum
Apr. 18 – Jul. 31, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18, 2019

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 17, 2019

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31, 2019

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jun. 1, 2020

New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 20, 2020

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Sep. 30, 2020

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2021

Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jan. 1, 2022

Americans

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2022
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