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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Live Dangerously

National 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 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.

Becoming Jane

National 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Library 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 Fashion

Dumbarton 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.

Spotlights

Free Parking: Christine Neill

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Dec 5

Overheard: A live Podcast recording

National Geographic
Thu. Dec 5

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21

Annual Holiday Card Workshop

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Dec. 7 – 8

Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun Day

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Fri. Nov 29

Tudor Lights 2019

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5

Wine & Design

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Dec 19

Nat Geo Nights: Africa's Last Wild Places

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 20, 2020

Engineering 101

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

Artists in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Jan 8, 2020

Cultural Capital: 19 the Musical

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov. 25 – 27

Holiday Pajama Party

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 30
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