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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Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

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

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 12
Draws from the Library’s extensive collection of comic art, which includes some of the earliest comics.

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1
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.

WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic
Thru May. 1
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.

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17
Shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
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

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.

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.

Spotlights

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 31

New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 20

Twilight Tuesdays

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Tue. Feb 25

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 27 – 29

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 29

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20

WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic
Thru May. 1

Heroes & Losers: The Edification of Luis Lorenzana

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 15

America’s First Veterans

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Jul. 26

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb. 28 – May. 25

Tour: Tudor Place

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thru Feb. 29
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