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!
Recent AcquisitionsSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3 An exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.
Women Artists of the Dutch Golden AgeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 11, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Examining the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean LifeDumbarton Oaks
Thru Aug. 18 This exhibition is the first to bring together examples of Wari, Inka, and Colonial khipu.
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.
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.
Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood LibraryAnacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
Live DangerouslyNational 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.
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.
Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel WatkinAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sep. 3 – Oct. 20 Rogers, Sures, and Watkin trace human connections to the natural world—across time and varied landscapes.
Queens of EgyptNational Geographic
Thru Sep. 15 This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt.
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.
Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract ExpressionismAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sep. 3 – Oct. 20 More than two dozen large-scale and rarely seen works by Hartigan and Herzbrun from private and public collections.
Korean Family DaySmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Aug 17
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Music and Song at American Baseball StadiumsSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Aug 24
Landmark Lecture: Unhappy SeparationsTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24
Gallery Talk: Collection SamplerNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 28
Interference concertAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Oct 3
Free Parking: WD PrintmakingAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Sep 26
Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th AnniversarySmithsonian National Postal Museum
Oct. 18 – 19
REMIX: The Future is FemaleSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Sep 26
Portrait Story Days: Charles LindberghSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Aug. 24 – 25
Exiled, America's Deported VeteransMt Pleasant Library
Fri. Oct 4
Art All Night at the AU MuseumAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Sep 14
Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey HouseWoodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Aug. 27 – Oct. 22