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!
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.
Storied Women of the Civil War EraSmithsonian 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.
Recent AcquisitionsSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 3 An exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.
Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel WatkinAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sep. 3 – Oct. 20 Rogers, Sures, and Watkin trace human connections to the natural world—across time and varied landscapes.
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.
Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood LibraryAnacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the VoteNational Archives
Thu. Sep 12 Join for a panel discussion as we discuss their stories, challenges, achievements, and what they confronted in the battle for the vote.
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Sep. 19, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020 Twelve photographers, use humor, drama, ambiguity, and storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression.
Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract ExpressionismAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sep. 3 – Oct. 20 More than two dozen large-scale and rarely seen works by Hartigan and Herzbrun from private and public collections.
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational 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.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent MythNational Archives
Tue. Sep 24 Levin argues that imprecise contemporary accounts and misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate myth.
Queens of EgyptNational Geographic
Thru Sep. 15 This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt.
A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Lance FreemanWoodridge Neighborhood Library
Sat. Sep 7
Early Fall Opening ReceptionAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Sep 7
REMIX: The Future is FemaleSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Sep 26
Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey HouseWoodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Aug. 27 – Oct. 22
Urban Gardening Series: Summer Harvest, Looking to the FutureMartha's Table at the Commons
Sat. Aug 24
Architecture TourDumbarton Oaks
Sep. 6 – Nov. 1
Landmark Lecture: Unhappy SeparationsTudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Sep 24
Art All Night at the AU MuseumAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Sep 14
Migration and Displacement Themed Story TimeSmithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Aug 26
Gallery Talk: Collection SamplerNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Aug 28
Portrait Story Days: Charles LindberghSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Aug. 24 – 25
Interference concertAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Oct 3