Museums in DC Metro including Art Museums, Historic Homes and More
Washington DC is the home to world-class museums that host varied and exciting programs for singles, couples, and families with kids! Check here daily for an abundance of museum programming, exhibitions cool after hours events, talks, lectures, historic home exhibits and concerts. And sign up here to receive our Museum & Art Gallery Seasonal e-newsletter launching this Fall!
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020 In this hands-on, transportive multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, you’ll explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020 Twelve photographers, use humor, drama, ambiguity, and storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression.
Women Artists of the Dutch Golden AgeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 Examining the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner CollectionFolger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31 The smallest item is a 14-millimeter printing of Act IV, Scene 1 from The Merchant of Venice.
Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the VoteLibrary of Congress
Thru Sep. 1, 2020 Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote,” tells the story of the long campaign for women’s suffrage – considered the largest reform movement in American history – which lasted more than seven decades.
Storied Women of the Civil War EraSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 8, 2022 This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who captivated the public while becoming sought-after subjects for Mathew Brady’s camera.
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020 In nearly 40 works of painted porcelain and glass, as well as two large bronze sculptures, Chicago tackles human mortality and species extinction.
One Life: Marian AndersonSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17, 2020 Shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career.
Votes for Women: A Portrait of PersistenceSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage in the United States.
ARCADIA: The Clyde’s Murals by William WoodwardAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Dec. 15 William Woodward’s vibrant, 72-foot mural, Arcadia (1980), evokes a landscape of pure painterly invention, a lost world that has inspired poets, artists, and musicians since antiquity.
Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel WatkinAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Dec. 15 Rogers, Sures, and Watkin trace human connections to the natural world—across time and varied landscapes.
WOMEN: A Century of ChangeNational Geographic
Thru May. 1, 2020 As we approach the 100th anniversary of the U.S. constitutional amendment confirming women’s right to vote, a powerful new exhibition and book from National Geographic showcases iconic women around the world.
Annual Holiday Card WorkshopSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Dec. 7 – 8
Cultural Capital: 19 the MusicalNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27
Free Parking: Christine NeillAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Dec 5
Engineering 101College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Wine and Design: Mail Art with Let's Go PostalSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Nov 21
Artists in Conversation: Janaina TschäpeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Holidays through HistoryAnderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Dec 6
Wine & DesignSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Dec 19
Tudor Lights 2019Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5
Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild PlacesNational Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020
Overheard: A live Podcast recordingNational Geographic
Thu. Dec 5
Holiday Trains & PlanesCollege Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21