Free Events: Museums

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Performances

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

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

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

Holiday Vocals

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Dec 8

Lunch Bite - Nisbet Balfour’s Letter Book of 1781

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Dec 13

ARCADIA Closing Party

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Dec 14

Citizen Lane Film Screening

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Wed. Dec 11

Native Art Market 2019

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Dec. 7 & 8

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 7 – 29

A Very Special Holiday with Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Dec 8

Curator Tour–One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Dec 8

Young Portrait Explorers: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 9 & 16

See Me at the Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Wed. Dec 11

Curator Tour–Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Dec 15

Roundtable with Women Leaders of the Smithsonian

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Dec 17

Working Women: The Smithsonian Institution as a Case Study—A Symposium

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Wed. Dec 18

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 26 & 28

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Feb 5, 2020

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Feb 2, 2020

A Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 18, 2020

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company A Tribute to Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 3 – 24, 2020

In Focus: Come Let Us Build a New World Together

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Jan 6, 2020

In Focus: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jan 9, 2020

Keynote Lecture–The Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Jan 17, 2020

Morning at the Museum

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 8, 2020

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 4 – 26, 2020

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 1, 2020

Portrait InSight

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 16 & 18, 2020

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 23 & 25, 2020

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 27 & 29, 2020

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 4 – 26, 2020

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 8 – 29, 2020

Presidential Family Fun Day

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Feb 15, 2020

See Me at the Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Wed. Feb 12, 2020

Young Portrait Explorers: Fishes with Julie Packard

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 11 – 27, 2020

Young Portrait Explorers: Martin Luther King Jr.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 10 & 24, 2020

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 6 – 27

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 6 – 27

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 8 – 29

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 3 – 31, 2020

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 7 – 28, 2020

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 3 – 31, 2020

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 7 – 28, 2020

Portraiture 101

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Jan 7, 2020

Portraiture 101

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Feb 4, 2020

Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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, 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

Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31

Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection

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

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
Thru Apr. 5, 2020

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

Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Apr. 15, 2020

None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 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
Thru Dec. 15

Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor

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

Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day

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

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

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

Fair is foul & foul is fair

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

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20, 2020
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