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Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 29

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 19

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 26

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 12

Young Learners Tour: Color-Full Fun

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Feb 15

Dunedin Consort

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 30

Asko|Schönberg

Library of Congress
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1

Skride Piano Quartet

Library of Congress
Wed. Feb 5

Phaeton Trio

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 7

Perfection: The Laurent Crystal Flute, 1807-1848

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 15

Miranda Cuckson & Friends

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 21

Sphinx Virtuosi

Library of Congress
Fri. Feb 28

Concerto Köln

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 29

Arabesque Marouan Benabdallah

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 14

Takács Quartet

Library of Congress
Tue. Mar 17

Tabea Zimmermann, viola | Javier Perianes, piano

Library of Congress
Wed. Mar 18

Conrad Tao, piano | Caleb Teicher, tap dance

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 4

Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 9

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 16

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 23

Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 11

Bang on a Can All Stars | Field Recordings

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 17

#Declassified: The Beethoven Complex

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 25

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Stephen Danley

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Feb 22

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

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Mar 21

Flux Quartet with Oliver Lake and Donal Fox

Library of Congress
May. 1 & 2

International Contemporary Ensemble

Library of Congress
Fri. May 8

Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata: Two Visions

Library of Congress
Fri. May 15

#Declassified: Fly Space 3: Attack of the Stacks

Library of Congress
Sat. May 16

Big Band Evening: Strayhorn Known and Unknown

Library of Congress
Thu. May 28

Paris Blues

Library of Congress
Fri. May 29

Anatomy of a Murder

Library of Congress
Sat. May 30

Billy Strayhorn Symposium

Library of Congress
Sat. May 30

The Bill Charlap Trio with Jon Faddis

Library of Congress
Sat. May 30

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Library of Congress
Fri. Jul 24

The Apollo Orchestra with Peter Orth, piano

The Kennedy Center
Thu. Mar 5

The Apollo Orchestra with Michelle Kim, violin

Church of the Epiphany
Sun. May 17

The Apollo Orchestra presents Rossini’s Stabat Mater

Church of the Little Flower
Sun. Jun 14

ChorSymphonica: Leipzig’s 1st Taste

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
Fri. Jun 26

51st Annual Laurel Art Guild: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Mar 8

Guest Curator, Tim Davis: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Apr 5

Guest Curator, Tim Davis

Montpelier Arts Center
Sat. May 2

Andrew Flanders: Bygones: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sat. Feb 8

Julie Wills: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Apr 5

Giulia Piera Livi: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Fri. Jun 5

Linda Bernard and Roslyn Logsdon: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. May 3

Melissa Burley: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Fri. Jun 5

Barry Goldstein: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Jul 12

BlackRock SpringFest

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sun. May 3

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Publick Playhouse
Fri. Feb 7

The Sapphires (2012)

Publick Playhouse
Fri. May 8

Sound Meditation

Publick Playhouse
Mar. 10 – Jun. 2

NCBF: Student Art Contest Opening Reception

Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Tue. Mar 24

NCBF: Blossom Kite Festival

National Mall
Sat. Mar 28

NCBF: Petalpalooza

The Wharf
Sat. Apr 11

NCBF: Oxon Run Pink-Nic

Oxon Run Park, Atlantic Street, SE at Livingston Road, SE
Sat. Apr 18

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 5

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Feb 2

Gallery Talk: Rosa Parks, Before the Bus

Library of Congress
Wed. Feb 5

Gallery Talk: More to the Movement

Library of Congress
Wed. Feb 19

A Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 18

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company A Tribute to Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 3 – 24

Morning at the Museum

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 8

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 25 & 26

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 1

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Jan 25

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 27 & 29

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 25 & 26

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 8 – 29

Presidential Family Fun Day

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 15

See Me at the Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Wed. Feb 12

Young Portrait Explorers: Fishes with Julie Packard

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Jan 27

Young Portrait Explorers: Martin Luther King Jr.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 10 & 24

Alban Berg in the Library's Collections

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 22

Robert Franklin Gates

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 25

Winter Opening Reception

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 25

New Visions of the Future of Press Freedom

National Archives
Wed. Jan 29

A More or Less Perfect Union

National Archives
Thu. Jan 30

Twilight Tuesdays

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Feb. 4 – 25

The Beloved Community: MLK Jr. and Activism in Washington, DC

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Feb 15

Beijing Bamboo Orchestra

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Jan 25

Dance with Frog Hammer

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

Pilsner Jazz Band

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Jan 27

Roopa in Flux

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Jan 28

NSO Youth Fellows

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 & 30

KC Chinese New Year Family Day

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Jan 25

KC Lunar New Year 2020

The Kennedy Center
Thru Feb. 2

FMMC: Jordan Kitt's Concert Series

Jordan Kitt’s Music
Sat. Feb 8

FMMC: Friday Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church
Fri. Feb 7

FMMC: Lyceum Concert Series

The Lyceum
Sun. Feb 9

FMMC: Miller’s Grant Concert Series

Miller’s Grant Retirement Community
Mon. Jan 27

FMMC: Strathmore Concert Series

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thu. Feb 6

FMMC: The Cavani Quartet Remembers Irene Wise

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW
Sat. Feb 22

Open Mic @ The Writer's Center

The Writer's Center
Sat. Mar 7

Open Mic @ The Writer’s Center

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 4

A Variety Show for Literature Lovers

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 29

Art Reception for Gallery Resident Artist MK Bailey

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Fri. Jan 31

Lunar New Year 2020: REACH Winter Lantern PLUS

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

Free Parking: Communicating Vessels

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Mar 5

Gallery Talk: Eroded Field

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Feb 29

Volkmar Wentzel

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Feb 8

Washington Print Club

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Feb 1

Opening Reception: The all-media exhibit Rhythm and Blues

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Sat. Feb 15

Just Us

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 3 – Apr. 6

Picture This: Tours for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 25 – Apr. 25

ASL at the NGA

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 8 – Apr. 11

A Portrait of Robert Frank

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Jan 25

Speaking of Art Lecture

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 4

Jeff Koons: The Whitney Retrospective

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 25

No Data Plan preceded by Disintegration 93-96

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Jan 26

The Wild Frontier

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 1

LOGBOOK SERBISTAN preceded by Inventory

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 9

It Will Be Chaos

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 22

Mr. Jon & Carrie Rock & Rhyme

National Theatre
Sat. Feb 1

Mary Ann Jung: The Queen’s Speech

National Theatre
Sat. Feb 15

InterAct Story Theatre: Not My Monkey

National Theatre
Sat. Apr 4

Great Works Theatre: The BFG

National Theatre
Sat. Apr 18

The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Willie Perdormo

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Mar 10

JRA Distinguished Artist Series: Annie Evelyn

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sun. Mar 8

OGT KIDS: Storytime On Screen

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

FMMC: Composers Concert

Calvary Baptist Church
Fri. Feb 21

FMMC: Friday Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church
Fri. Mar 6

FMMC: Friday Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church
Fri. Feb 14

FMMC: Lyceum Concert Series

The Lyceum
Sun. Mar 1

FMMC: Old Town Hall Concert Series

Old Town Hall
Thu. Feb 20

FMMC: Strathmore Concert Series

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thu. Mar 5

FMMC: Avanti Orchestra

Church of the Epiphany
Fri. Mar 13

Valentine's Day Card Workshop

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sun. Feb 9

FMMC: Avanti Orchestra

Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College
Sat. May 30

Free Community Day: March

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Mar 1

International Women’s Day 2020

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Mar 8

MAR 04 Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 4

MAR 11 Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Mar 1

APR 01 Gallery Talk: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Apr 1

Delita Martin

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thu. Apr 9

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Apr 15

Free Community Day: April

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Apr 5

#5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 18

#5WomenArtists

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 25

Museum Day

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Apr 4

Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Apr 5

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020: Women Artists of Latin America

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Mar 14

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jun 7

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Apr 22

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Apr 29

Book Arts Lecture: Audrey Niffenegger—A Life in Libraries

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jun 7

Free Community Day: June

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jun 7

Free Community Day: May

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. May 3

Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 3

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 10

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 17

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 24

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 6

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 13

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 20

Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 27

Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Jennifer Koh

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 27

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. May 3

Diane Monroe, violin, with PUBLIQuartet

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 2

Nordic Voices

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 9

Eighth Blackbird

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 16

Third Coast Percussion

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 23

Suspicious Cheese Lords

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Feb 28

McGill-McHale Trio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 1

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 8

Agora Dance with Sound Impact

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 15

Vera Quartet with Meng-Chieh Li, piano

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 22

Elliot Wuu

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Mar 27

Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 29

Bomsori Kim, violin, and Amy Yang, piano

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 5

Junction Trio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 12

Family Workshops

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 15 – 17

Art Investigators: Ages 4–7

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 25 & 26

yMusic

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 19

Aspen String Trio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Apr 24

Robert Mirabal with ETHEL

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Apr 26

Brasil Guitar Duo with Jiji

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. May 3

Inna Faliks, piano

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. May 10

Ariel Quartet with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. May 17

Renzo Piano — The Architect of Light

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 1

Beyond Charlottesville

National Archives
Thu. Feb 27

The Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks

Library of Congress
Thu. Feb 13

Jazz and Gender Justice

Library of Congress
Wed. May 13

Author’s Talk and Concert – Hail Columbia! and the Music of the Founding Era

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Tue. Apr 21

Author’s Talk – 1774: The Long Year of Revolution

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thu. Mar 5

Author’s Talk – The Boston Massacre: A Family History

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Tue. Apr 7

Concert – Nancy Peery Marriott and David Chapman

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sat. Mar 21

Lecture – Suffering Soldiers: Moral Sentiment and Veterans’ Pensions

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Mon. Mar 30

Lunch Bite – A Map of the Province of New York, with Part of Pensilvania, and New England

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Feb 21

Lunch Bite – The Female Review: or Memoirs of an American Young Lady

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Apr 5

11th Annual Move Me Festival

Kenmore Middle School
Sat. Feb 29

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 31

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 7 – 28

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 31

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 7 – 28

Portraiture 101

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 4

The Art of Care for Medical Professionals (Adults, 4 Sessions)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Feb 7

Teeny Revelers - Winter 2020

Washington Revels
Jan. 28 – Mar. 12

Ongoing Events

New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 20

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

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

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 29

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1

Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library

Shaw Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20

Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library

Mt Pleasant Library
Thru Apr. 20

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20

Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20

America’s First Veterans

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Apr. 5

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 31

Storied Women of the Civil War Era

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 8, 2022

Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Apr. 15

51st Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center
Mar. 7 – 29

Guest Curator: Tim Davis

Montpelier Arts Center
Apr. 4 – May. 24

Andrew Flanders: Bygones

Montpelier Arts Center
Thru Mar. 1

Julie Wills

Montpelier Arts Center
Apr. 4 – May. 31

Giulia Piera Livi

Montpelier Arts Center
Jun. 5 – Aug. 2

Linda Bernard and Roslyn Logsdon

Montpelier Arts Center
May. 2 – 31

Melissa Burley

Montpelier Arts Center
Jun. 5 – 28

Barry Goldstein

Montpelier Arts Center
Jul. 5 – Aug. 2

None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 12

Creature Comforts Art Exhibit

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Thru Jan. 26

Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress
Thru Jun. 30, 2022

David Scheirer

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thru Feb. 23

The 29th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition: Home

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thru Feb. 23

NCBF: Student Art Contest & Community Art Show

Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Mar. 24 – Apr. 10

Baseball: America’s Home Run

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Jun. 27, 2020 – Mar. 1, 2022

Tangerine

Del Ray Artisans
Thru Feb. 2

Small Treasures

Zenith Gallery
Thru Jan. 25

Out of Joint - Small Drawing by Karen Schiff

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Thru Feb. 23

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20

A Tale of Four Cities

Waverly Street Gallery
Thru Feb. 8

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 30

Life in Color Gallery Exhibit

Arts Barn
Thru Jan. 27

Communicating Vessels: Ed Bisese, Elyse Harrison, Wayne Paige

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – Mar. 15

Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner: Portraits from the Collections of Washington Print Club Members

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – Mar. 15

Heroes & Losers: The Edification of Luis Lorenzana

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – Mar. 15

Landscape in an Eroded Field - Carol Barsha, Heather Theresa Clark, Artemis Herber

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – Mar. 15

Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – May. 24

Volkmar Wentzel

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 25 – May. 24

Waverly Street Gallery invitational Exhibition

Waverly Street Gallery
Feb. 9 – Mar. 7

Kondo vs. Chaos Art Exhibit

Del Ray Artisans
Feb. 7 – Mar. 1

Gallery Resident Artist MK Bailey

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thru Feb. 10

The all-media exhibit Rhythm and Blues

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Feb. 15 – Mar. 14

Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress
Thru Jan. 1, 2022

High Caliber Art Exhibition

Gallery Underground
Thru Jan. 31

Kaleidoscope National Juried Show

Gallery Clarendon
Thru Feb. 8

Carved in Stone, Painted with Light

Zenith Sculpture Space
Thru Apr. 4

The Moment: Nature, Life, and Re-creation

Korean Cultural Center DC
Feb. 7 – 25
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