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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational 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.
Ornament: Fragments of Byzantine FashionDumbarton Oaks
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 Brings together complete tunics, parts of garments, and contemporary replicas of ancient dress to evoke the fashions of this now lost world.
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.
Holiday Pajama PartyTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 30
Tudor Lights 2019Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5
Free Parking: Christine NeillAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Dec 5
None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic CouriersSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 2020
Cultural Capital: 19 the MusicalNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27
Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild PlacesNational Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020
Holidays through HistoryAnderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Fri. Dec 6
Engineering 101College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Holiday Trains & PlanesCollege Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21
Annual Holiday Card WorkshopSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Dec. 7 – 8
Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun DaySmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Fri. Nov 29
Overheard: A live Podcast recordingNational Geographic
Thu. Dec 5