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Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Jul 11

Nat Geo Nights: Stories From the World

National Geographic
Thu. Jul 18

Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Aug 3

Tudor Nights: Members Choice

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Oct 17

Guided Garden Tours

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Jun. 28 – Oct. 25

Fences

Ford's Theatre
Sep. 28 – Oct. 27

Artist Studio Tour to Brookland

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jul 13

Exiled, America's Deported Veterans

Mt Pleasant Library
Fri. Oct 4

Portrait Party for Young Learners

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Aug 17

Tokyo Waka

National Gallery of Art
Jun. 27 – 29

Archival Screening Afternoon

National Gallery of Art
Fri. Jun 21

1900

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 22

Horse Beings

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 23

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 29

Ran

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 30

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Marita

National Gallery of Art
Tue. Jun 18

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Pororoca

National Gallery of Art
Wed. Jun 19

Air Force Strings

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 22

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

National Gallery of Art

Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 23

Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Sep 15

The Moon in the Age of Photography

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Oct 20

Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 21

Jazz in the Garden: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 28

Jazz in the Garden: The JoGo Project

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 5

Jazz in the Garden: Eleke

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 12

Jazz in the Garden: Miles Stiebel

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 19

Jazz in the Garden: Incendio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 26

Jazz in the Garden: Son del Caribe

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 2

Jazz in the Garden: The Bailsmen

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 9

Jazz in the Garden: Dixie Power Trio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Mon. Aug 19

Jazz in the Garden: Funky Dawgz Brass Band

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 23

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sun. Dec 8

Summer Cool-Off

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Jul 6

Tudor Tots - Fridays

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Jul. 19 – Oct. 4

Weekend Tudor Tots

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Jul. 20 & Nov. 2

Tudor Tots - Tuesdays: Fall Session

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sep. 3 – Oct. 29

Tudor Tots - Tuesdays: Summer Session

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Jun. 18 – Aug. 27

Sunday Art in the Park with GRACE

Reston Town Center
Jul. 7 – 28

Trick or Treat: Family-friendly Halloween fun

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Oct 26

Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Jun. 25 – Oct. 22

Artist Talk with Shani Shih

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Sat. Aug 10

National Park Service Escape Room!

National Archives
Jul. 24 & Aug. 7

Vintage Evening – A French Encampment in Washington, DC

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Sat. Jul 20

Lunch Bite – The 1786 Published Edition of the Marquis de Chastellux’s Account of His Travels

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Fri. Jul 19

Lunch Bite – Tarleton’s Second Battle of Cowpens

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Fri. Jun 21

Lunch Bite – A Collection of Images Illustrating the Art of War in the 18th Century

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Fri. Aug 16

Indian Summer Showcase with Indian City

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sat. Aug 3

The Lafayette Escadrille

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Wed. Aug 7

A Second of July Celebration of the American-French Alliance

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Tue. Jul 2

The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thu. Jul 25

Gallery Talk: Plans to Prosper You

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jul 20

Gallery Talk: Keith Morrison

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Jul 11

Gallery Talk: Being Here as ME

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Mon. Jun 17

Parking: DMV Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Jun 27

Curator's Talk: Barry Farm/Hillsdale

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Mon. Jul 1

Curator Talk: Ten Strong: Women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Mon. Aug 5

Amazing Grace

Allen Chapel AME Church
Fri. Aug 16

Tour with the Curator

The Kreeger Museum
Jun. 22 & Jul. 27

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 26

Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 19

Picnic Theatre Company Presents: The Great Gatsby

Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Wed. Jun 19

Cub Corner

College Park Aviation Museum
Thu. Jun 27

Windsock Arms

College Park Aviation Museum
Wed. Jun 19

Family Day: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Sat. Jul 20

LGBTQ+ themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Jun. 17 – 24

Juneteenth Pop-Up Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Jun 19

Wine & Design: Just Make It! Postal Jewelry Challenge workshop

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Jul 18

NPM Tribute to Gregory Hines on National Dance Day

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Jul 27

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

Landmark Lecture: Unhappy Separations

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24

Mail Trains

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Jun 19

Fresh Talk: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jun 30

Equitable Development and Eminent Domain

Busboys & Poets @ Brookland
Wed. Jun 19

Portrait Story Days: Mia Hamm

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Curator Tour: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Jun 18

Portrait Story Days: Gertrude Elder

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Jun 22

America Now: Celebration of Music

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Jun 22

REMIX: K-Style

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jun 27

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jul 7

Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 3

Scout Program: Cadette Girl Scouts’ Book Artist Badge Program

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Jun 22

Free Community Day: August

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Aug 4

Free Community Day: July

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jul 7

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 24

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 7

Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 10

Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 17

Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 31

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Aug 4

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 28

Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 14

Gallery Talk: New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 21

Tour: Portrait Party for Young Learners

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Aug 17

DC Art Book Fair

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jul 7

Written in Knots: Curator Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Jun. 21 – Aug. 16

Architecture Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Jun. 28 – Nov. 1

Wine & Design: Archival Handmade Boxes

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Jun 20

First Studio: Story + Workshop

The Kreeger Museum
Jul. 6 & 20

Urban Gardening Series: Sunlight, the Vitamin of Life

Martha's Table at the Commons
Sat. Jun 22

Urban Gardening Series: Summer Harvest, Looking to the Future

Martha's Table at the Commons
Sat. Aug 24

Ongoing Events

Tour: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

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

Tour: Anderson House

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

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jul. 27

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 9

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: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World

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

Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake

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

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

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

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum
Thru Jul. 31

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18

Gallery Tours

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31

Queens of Egypt

National Geographic
Thru Sep. 2

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

National Gallery of Art
Thru Sep. 15

The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 21

A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11

National Gallery of Art
Jul. 14, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 28

Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence

National Gallery of Art
Sep. 15, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020

Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain

National Gallery of Art
Oct. 13, 2019 – Feb. 17, 2020

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jul. 14

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
Jun. 28, 2019 – May. 17, 2020

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jul. 28

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31

More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 15

One Destiny

Ford's Theatre
Thru Oct. 26

Squire Broel

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

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 of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thru Oct. 27

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1, 2020

Whitman 200: Whitman Bicentennial Display

Library of Congress
Thru Aug. 15

50 Years of Stonewall: LGBTQ+ Activism in the U.S.

Library of Congress
Thru Jul. 11

La Cascada by Luzinterruptus

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thru Sep. 27

John Lennon: The Green Album

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jul. 7

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California

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

Navigating Eternity

Zenith Gallery
Thru Jul. 6

Being Here as ME- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Maia Cruz Palileo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

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

Water: The Mirror of Life

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thru Sep. 27

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
Sep. 19, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020
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