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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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.

Storied Women of the Civil War Era

Smithsonian 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.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
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

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 12
Draws from the Library’s extensive collection of comic art, which includes some of the earliest comics.

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17
Shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career.

WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic
Thru May. 1
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the U.S. constitutional amendment confirming women’s right to vote, a powerful new exhibition and book from National Geographic showcases iconic women around the world.

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

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

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1
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.

Spotlights

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 27 – 29

New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 20

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 31

Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild Places

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 20

WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic
Thru May. 1

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 29

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1

Twilight Tuesdays

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Feb. 18 – 25

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb. 28 – May. 25

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17

Delita Martin: Calling Down The Spirits

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Apr. 19
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