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!
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.
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.
Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract ExpressionismAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Oct. 20 More than two dozen large-scale and rarely seen works by Hartigan and Herzbrun from private and public collections.
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.
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.
Recent AcquisitionsSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3 An exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.
Women Artists of the Dutch Golden AgeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 11, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Examining the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.
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.
A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace CorpsNational Archives
Wed. Sep 25 A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps is a feature documentary covering the almost 60-year history of the agency.
Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood LibraryAnacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
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.
Tudor Lights 2019Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 5
Engineering 101College Park Aviation Museum
Sep. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Nat Geo Nights: Edge of ExistenceNational Geographic
Thu. Oct 17
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent MythNational Archives
Tue. Sep 24
Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey HouseWoodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Sep. 24 – Oct. 22
Washington National Opera Young Artist Program RecitalThe Kreeger Museum
Fri. Nov 1
Free Community Day: OctoberNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Oct 6
Tudor Nights: Members ChoiceTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Oct 17
Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema and Silent Feminists: America’s First Women DirectorsNational Archives
Fri. Sep 20
Free Community Day: NovemberNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3
Day of the Dead FestivalSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Nov. 1 – 3
Landmark Lecture: Unhappy SeparationsTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24