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

Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11
Thirty paintings and watercolors by the Jamaican-born Keith Morrison.

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum
Thru Jul. 31
Explores the work of Charles Hinman, bstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvases during the 1960s.

Maia Cruz Palileo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11
Maia’s work is an examination of the Filipino diasporic psyche through a personal and political lens.

50 Years of Stonewall: LGBTQ+ Activism in the U.S.

Library of Congress
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which occurred June 28-July 1,1969, at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, New York City.

Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean Life

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Aug. 18
This exhibition is the first to bring together examples of Wari, Inka, and Colonial khipu.

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18
This exhibition explores how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century.

Squire Broel

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11
This unique sculptural installation exposes viewers to aspects of the American rural West’s untamed spirit, vast rugged landscapes, and traditions of mysticism.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jul. 28
An exhibition of monumental sculptures illuminates the process by which the artist gives outward visual form to her ideas and emotions.

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.

Beyond Knotting: Wari and Inka Tunics from the Collection

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Aug. 18
The installation examines the relationship between two components of the Andean woven world, tunics and khipus.

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11
Ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques.

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jul. 27
Explores baseball’s roots, changing traditions, and the game today through a collection of items that cannot be found anywhere else.

Spotlights

Portrait Story Days: Dizzy Gillespie

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Jul 27

Curator Tour: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Aug 3

Lunch Bite – A Collection of Images Illustrating the Art of War in the 18th Century

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Fri. Aug 16

The Lafayette Escadrille

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Wed. Aug 7

National Park Service Escape Room!

National Archives
Jul. 24 – Aug. 7

Vintage Evening – A French Encampment in Washington, DC

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Sat. Jul 20

Landmark Lecture: Unhappy Separations

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24

REMIX: Express Yourself(ie)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jul 25

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Aug 4

Artist Talk with Shani Shih

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Sat. Aug 10

Gallery Talk: Keith Morrison

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
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