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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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.

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.

Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Oct. 20
More than two dozen large-scale and rarely seen works by Hartigan and Herzbrun from private and public collections.

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.

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.

Recent Acquisitions

Smithsonian 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 Age

National 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.

Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31
The smallest item is a 14-millimeter printing of Act IV, Scene 1 from The Merchant of Venice.

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.

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020
How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways

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

National 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.

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.

Spotlights

Tudor Lights 2019

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Sep. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020

Nat Geo Nights: Edge of Existence

National Geographic
Thu. Oct 17

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

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

Free Community Day: October

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Oct 6

Tudor Nights: Members Choice

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Oct 17

Free Community Day: November

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3

Day of the Dead Festival

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Nov. 1 – 3

Landmark Lecture: Unhappy Separations

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24
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