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!
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sep. 19, 2019 – 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.
Section 14: The Other Palm SpringsSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jan. 1, 2020 Exposing a land battle in the long conflict between western expansion and Indigenous peoples’ rights.
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.
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sep. 19, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020 Twelve photographers, use humor, drama, ambiguity, and storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression.
A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace CorpsNational Archives
Wed. Sep 25 A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps is a feature documentary covering the almost 60-year history of the agency.
Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema and Silent Feminists: America’s First Women DirectorsNational Archives
Fri. Sep 20 In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics.
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.
Recent AcquisitionsSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3 An exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.
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.
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.
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.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent MythNational Archives
Tue. Sep 24 Levin argues that imprecise contemporary accounts and misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate myth.
None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic CouriersSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 2020
Sculpture Talk with Foon ShamThe Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 5
Landmark Lecture: Unhappy SeparationsTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24
The Kreeger Museum Open HouseThe Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 19
Free Parking: WD PrintmakingAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Sep 26
Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey HouseWoodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Sep. 24 – Oct. 22
History After Hours: None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic CouriersSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Sep 18
Exiled, America's Deported VeteransMt Pleasant Library
Fri. Oct 4
Architecture TourDumbarton Oaks
Sep. 20 – Nov. 1
Wine and Design: Vintage Letter Writing Typewriters and CalligraphySmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Sep 19
Oh He Dead Acoustic ConcertThe Kreeger Museum
Thu. Oct 10
Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th AnniversarySmithsonian National Postal Museum
Oct. 18 – 19