Museums in Metro DC including Art Museums, Historic Homes and More

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UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Mar. 3, 2019
Explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first secretary of the treasury and portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jan. 1, 2022
This compact exhibition educates visitors on the continued Native presence in the region, and provides an overview of the history and events from the 1600s to the present that have impacted the lives of the Nanticoke, Powhatan, and Piscataway tribes.

Juggling the Middle Ages

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28, 2019
This exhibition allows viewers to consider the role of the Middle Ages in the fashioning of modernity—from films rooted in Arthurian legend, to Gothic Revival architecture—through the lens of one powerful tale.

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 20, 2019
Chiaroscuro woodcuts, color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parigianino, and Titan, while boasting extraordinary craft and their own, often striking palette.

Americans

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2022
Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.

Titanic: The Untold Story

National Geographic
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
Discover the surprising link between the 1985 discovery of the Titanic by oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Robert Ballard and a top secret Cold War mission in our new fascinating exhibition.

Sense of Humor

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content.

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 14, 2018 – Nov. 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suknam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present.

Remembering Vietnam

National Archives
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
Remembering Vietnam explores the policies and decisions that initiated and escalated American economic and military aid to South Vietnam—during the French Indochina War and then in what Americans call the Vietnam War.

Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Feb. 10, 2019
The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA.

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jun. 1, 2020
Explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day.

Spotlights

Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 22 – 23

Winter Opening Reception at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 26, 2019

Open Studio: Palette Knife

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Dec 21

Winter Opening Reception at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 26, 2019

ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Block Watch

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Feb. 28, 2019

Firsthand Experience: Fashion Illustration

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Jan 12, 2019

Heifetz Holiday Concert

Kreeger Museum
Thu. Dec 13

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 22

Free Community Day: January

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 6, 2019

Wine & Design

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Dec 13

Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jan 13, 2019
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