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!


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

National 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 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.

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.

Live Dangerously

National 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 Corps

National 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 Directors

National Archives
Fri. Sep 20
In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics.

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.

Recent Acquisitions

Smithsonian 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 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.

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.

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library 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 Myth

National Archives
Tue. Sep 24
Levin argues that imprecise contemporary accounts and misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate myth.

Spotlights

None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jan. 26, 2020

Sculpture Talk with Foon Sham

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 5

Landmark Lecture: Unhappy Separations

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24

The Kreeger Museum Open House

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. Oct 19

Free Parking: WD Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Sep 26

Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Sep. 24 – Oct. 22

Exiled, America's Deported Veterans

Mt Pleasant Library
Fri. Oct 4

Architecture Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Sep. 20 – Nov. 1

Wine and Design: Vintage Letter Writing Typewriters and Calligraphy

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Sep 19

Oh He Dead Acoustic Concert

The Kreeger Museum
Thu. Oct 10

Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Oct. 18 – 19
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