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!

Hot Hits

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs

Smithsonian 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.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives exhibition explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage.

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian 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.

Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31
The smallest item is a 14-millimeter printing of Act IV, Scene 1 from The Merchant of Venice.

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020
How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways

Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin

American 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 Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National 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.

Live Dangerously

National 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.

Storied Women of the Civil War Era

Smithsonian 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.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian 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.

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National 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.

Recent Acquisitions

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3
An exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.


Cultural Capital: 19 the Musical

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27

Free Community Day: November

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3

The Kreeger Museum Open House

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 19

Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild Places

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020

Nat Geo Nights: Edge of Existence

National Geographic
Thu. Oct 17

Artists in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Oct. 19, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020

None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 2020

Nat Geo Nights: Earth Innovation

National Geographic
Thu. Nov 21
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