Free Events: Museums

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Performances

Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Jul 11

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

Artist Talk with Shani Shih

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Sat. Aug 10

National Park Service Escape Room!

National Archives
Jul. 24 & Aug. 7

The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret: George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Tue. Jun 25

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 – 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

Gallery Talk: Keith Morrison

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

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

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jun 26

LGBTQ+ themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

REMIX: K-Style

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jun 27

Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jul 3

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
Jul. 5 – Aug. 16

Architecture Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Jun. 28 – Nov. 1

REMIX: Express Yourself(ie)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jul 25

Portrait Story Days: Dizzy Gillespie

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jun. 28 & Jul. 27

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Jul 16

Portrait Story Days: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jul. 20 & 21

Towards a More Inclusive Women’s Military History

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jul 18

Curator Tour: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Jul 14

Fall Plant Sale and Picnic

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Sep 29

Open Studio Fridays

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jun. 28 – Aug. 9

Rights and Responsibilities Learning Lab

National Archives
Thu. Jul 25

Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

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

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 Bicentennial Display

Library of Congress
Thru Aug. 15

Remembering Our Veterans:

Howard University
Thru Aug. 31

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

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
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