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!
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.
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.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood LibraryAnacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
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.
Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and PagesLibrary of Congress
Thru Sep. 12, 2020 Draws from the Library’s extensive collection of comic art, which includes some of the earliest comics.
Ornament: Fragments of Byzantine FashionDumbarton Oaks
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 Brings together complete tunics, parts of garments, and contemporary replicas of ancient dress to evoke the fashions of this now lost world.
Free Parking: Christine NeillAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Dec 5
Overheard: A live Podcast recordingNational Geographic
Thu. Dec 5
Holiday Trains & PlanesCollege Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21
Annual Holiday Card WorkshopSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Dec. 7 – 8
Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun DaySmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Fri. Nov 29
Tudor Lights 2019Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5
Wine & DesignSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Dec 19
Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild PlacesNational Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020
Engineering 101College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Artists in Conversation: Janaina TschäpeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Cultural Capital: 19 the MusicalNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27
Holiday Pajama PartyTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 30