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!
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.
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational 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 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.
Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel WatkinAmerican 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.
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020 Twelve photographers, use humor, drama, ambiguity, and storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression.
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational 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.
Women Artists of the Dutch Golden AgeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 Examining the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood LibraryAnacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
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.
Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the VoteLibrary 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.
Section 14: The Other Palm SpringsSmithsonian 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.
Day of the Dead FestivalSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Nov. 1 – 3
Explorer Trivia NightNational Geographic
Fri. Nov 8
Nat Geo Nights: Earth InnovationNational Geographic
Thu. Nov 21
Heifetz Holiday ConcertThe Kreeger Museum
Thu. Dec 19
Free Community Day: NovemberNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3
Women of Color: The Power of Protest Ain’t I A Woman: Activism, Legacy and Our Quest for JusticeNan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Thu. Nov 14
Overheard: A live Podcast recordingNational Geographic
Thu. Dec 5
Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey HouseWoodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Tue. Oct 22
After-Hours Party: Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Fri. Nov 1
Cultural Capital: 19 the MusicalNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27
Washington National Opera Young Artist Program RecitalThe Kreeger Museum
Fri. Nov 1