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Guided Garden Tours

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Fri. Oct 25

Fences

Ford's Theatre
Oct. 13 – 27

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sun. Dec 8

Weekend Tudor Tots

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 2

Tudor Tots - Tuesdays: Fall Session

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Oct. 15 – 29

Trick or Treat: Family-friendly Halloween fun

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Oct 26

Landmark Lecture: Bound by Fortune and Fortitude

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Nov 19

Landmark Lecture: Houses Divided

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Oct 22

Architecture Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Oct. 18 & Nov. 1

Holiday Pajama Party

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 30

Holiday Teen Tea

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 8

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 21

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Oct. 19, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020

Family Day at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Oct 19

Priced Out

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri. Nov 8

My Brooklyn

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri. Dec 13

Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 11, 2020

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Theodore Greene

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 18, 2020

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 13 – Nov. 30

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Nov 19

Curator Tour – The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Oct 27

In Focus: Chief Joseph

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Nov 7

Morning with the Girl Scouts

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Nov 23

Portrait InSight

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Nov 16

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 24 – Nov. 23

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 24 – Nov. 23

Portraiture 101

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Nov 5

Young Portrait Explorers: Frida Kahlo

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 13 & 28

Young Portrait Explorers: American Indian Heritage Month

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 18 & 25

See Me at the Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Nov 12

Fresh Talk: Art, Power, and the Vote: 100 Years After Suffrage

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 17

Cultural Capital: The Big Quiet

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Oct 23

2nd Annual MakeHER Summit Workshops

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mon. Oct 28

After-Hours Party: Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Fri. Nov 1

Cultural Capital: Mujeres de Cine—Journey to a Mother’s Room

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 6

Cultural Capital: 19 the Musical

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27

Free Community Day: November

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3

Free Community Day: December

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Dec 1

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Oct 16

Gallery Talk: Judy Chicago—The End

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Oct 23

Gallery Talk: Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Oct 30

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 6

Gallery Talk: Judy Chicago—The End

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 13

Gallery Talk: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 20

Gallery Talk: Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 27

Gallery Talk: Judy Chicago—The End

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 4

Gallery Talk: Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 11

Gallery Talk: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 18

Gallery Talk: Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 15, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 22, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 29, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 19, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 26, 2020

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 12, 2020

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Dec 1

Young Learners Tour: Animal Adventure

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Oct 19

Young Learners Program: Read for the Record 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thu. Nov 7

Young Learners Tour: Spotting Shapes and Looking for Lines

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Dec 14

Young Learners Tour: Color-Full Fun

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Feb 15, 2020

Engineering 101 - Balloon Cars

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Nov 16

Homeschool Day - Space Cadets

College Park Aviation Museum
Tue. Oct 22

Santa Fly-In

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Dec 7

Washington in the 2000’s

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thu. Nov 7

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Stephen Danley

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Feb 22, 2020

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Brandi T. Summers

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Mar 21, 2020

The Warrior Tradition

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Tue. Oct 29

Lakota Music Project with the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Ensemble

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sat. Oct 19

MakeHER Mart

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Oct 27

Candlelight Tours Commemorating Christmas 1899

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Dec. 11 – 19

Holiday Tea & Mansion Tour

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 7

Tudor Lights 2019

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5

Veterans Day: Generations of Service Tours

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Nov 10

Artist Studio Tour: Chinatown, Carroll Square, National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Nov 9

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

THEARC
Fri. Dec 27

Heifetz Holiday Concert

The Kreeger Museum
Thu. Dec 19

The Kreeger Museum Open House

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 19

First Studio: Story + Workshop

The Kreeger Museum
Oct. 26 – Dec. 21

Wine and Design with Halloween Stamp Party

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Oct 24

FMMC: Dumbarton Concert Series

Dumbarton House
Tue. Oct 22

Nat Geo Nights: Edge of Existence

National Geographic
Thu. Oct 17

Vanishing: Photo Ark

National Geographic
Thu. Oct 24

Expedition Earth

National Geographic
Tue. Oct 29

Explorer Trivia Night

National Geographic
Fri. Nov 8

Into the Archive: Untold Bethlehem

National Geographic
Tue. Nov 12

Sharks

National Geographic
Tue. Nov 19

Nat Geo Nights: Earth Innovation

National Geographic
Thu. Nov 21

Secrets of the Blue Zones Kitchen

National Geographic
Tue. Dec 3

Through the Lens: Hidden Worlds

National Geographic
Wed. Dec 4

Overheard: A live Podcast recording

National Geographic
Thu. Dec 5

Expand the Field

National Geographic
Tue. Feb 11, 2020

Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild Places

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020

Through the Lens: Return to the Russian Arctic

National Geographic
Tue. Feb 25, 2020

Artists in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020

Free Community Day: January

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 1, 2020

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 5, 2020

Lavinia Meijer

Dumbarton Oaks
Oct. 27 & 28

Contemporary Ensemble

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Nov 10

Contemporary Jazz and Blues

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Oct 20

Holiday Vocals

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Dec 8

Holidays through History

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Dec 6

French Marquis, Yorktown Victor, Spanish Grandee: Claude-Anne de Rouvoy, marquis de Saint-Simon

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thu. Oct 24

Lunch Bite - A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Oct 18

Lunch Bite - A Pensioner of the Revolution

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Nov 15

Lunch Bite - Nisbet Balfour’s Letter Book of 1781

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Dec 13

American Veterans through Two Centuries

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Mon. Nov 11

Music at Dumbarton Oaks - The Knights

Dumbarton Oaks
Dec. 1 & 2

The Insular Worlds of Byzantium

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House
Fri. Nov 15

Grand Re-Opening at Anacostia Community Museum

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun. Oct 13

Dark World

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Nov 16

Fair is foul & foul is fair

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Nov 9

Late Fall Opening Reception

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Nov 9

Stepping Out in Style

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Oct 17

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 1 – 29

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 18 – Nov. 29

Drawn to Figures: How to Draw Feet

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 13 & 16

Drawn to Figures: How to Draw Hands

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 6 & 9

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 1 – 29

Portrait Story Days: American Indian Heritage Month - Pocahontas

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 2 & 3

Portrait Story Days: American Indian Heritage Month - Sequoyah

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 9 & 10

Portrait Story Days: American Indian Heritage Month - Sitting Bull

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 23 & 24

Portrait Story Days: American Indian Heritage Month - Zitkala-Ša

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Nov 30

Portrait Story Days: Frida Kahlo

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Oct 13

Portrait Story Days: Pedro Martinez

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Oct 19

Strike a Prose: Write from Your Soul (cross-genre)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 22 & 25

Strike a Prose: Crafting Dialogue (fiction)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 15 & 18

Ivy Pull & Thanksgiving Wreathmaking Workshop

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 23

Wreath Workshop: Herbal

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 15

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Dec. 14 – 15

Screen Printing for Social Change

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Dec 7

Sketching in the Garden

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 26

Ongoing Events

Tour: Tudor Place

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thru Feb. 29, 2020

Anderson House

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Dec. 31

New York Ave Sculpture Project

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

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 17

Americans

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

Nation to Nation

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

Our Universes

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

Return to a Native Place

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

The Great Inka Road

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

Gallery Tours

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 29, 2020

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17, 2020

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31

One Destiny

Ford's Theatre
Thru Oct. 26

Asian Art from the Bliss Collection

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Jun. 1, 2020

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Oct. 27

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1, 2020

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs

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

Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library

Shaw Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library

Mt Pleasant Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Oct. 18 – 19

Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31

Garden Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

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

Live Dangerously

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

Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Oct. 20

Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Dec. 15

Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Oct. 20

Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Oct. 20

Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Dec. 15

America’s First Veterans

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Nov. 8, 2019 – Apr. 5, 2020

Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Oct. 31

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 31, 2020

Storied Women of the Civil War Era

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 8, 2022

Recent Acquisitions

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21

Pope-Leighey House Tours

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Thru Dec. 9

Woodlawn House Tour

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Thru Dec. 9

Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Oct. 17, 2019 – Apr. 15, 2020

None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 2020

WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic
Oct. 22, 2019 – May. 1, 2020

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 12, 2020

Ornament: Fragments of Byzantine Fashion

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

ARCADIA: The Clyde’s Murals by William Woodward

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Nov. 9 – Dec. 15

Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Nov. 9 – Dec. 15

Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Nov. 9 – Dec. 15

Michal Heiman's Radical Link: A New Community of Women, 1855-2020

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Nov. 9 – Dec. 15
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