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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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.

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.

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.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National 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.

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 17
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suknam uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present.

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.

Queens of Egypt

National Geographic
Thru Sep. 2
This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt.

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.

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.

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.

Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11
The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region is full of boundaries and borders, both physical—like the state lines that divide these artists—and imagined—political ideology, economic class, gender identity, religious belief.

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.

Spotlights

Wine & Design: Just Make It! Postal Jewelry Challenge workshop

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Jul 18

Exiled, America's Deported Veterans

Mt Pleasant Library
Fri. Oct 4

Cub Corner

College Park Aviation Museum
Thru Aug. 22

Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Aug 3

The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thu. Jul 25

Tour: Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Aug 4

REMIX: Express Yourself(ie)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jul 25

Gallery Talk: Keith Morrison

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Architecture Tour

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Nov. 1

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 28

Family Day: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Sat. Jul 20

Landmark Lecture: Unhappy Separations

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24
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