Museums in Metro DC 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.  


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Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – May. 26
Exhibition of some 40 prints from the second half of the 16th century, ranging from the exquisite etchings, to the spectacular woodcuts most from the Gallery’s own collection.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

National Gallery of Art
Thru Mar. 17
In four diptychs Bey pairs two life-size portraits representing the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and related violence in Birmingham that Sunday in 1963

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

National Gallery of Art
Apr. 14 – Sep. 15
American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson (b. 1935) has created a complex body of work which masterfully weaves together visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to modernism with principles of rhythm and improvisation drawn from his study of African cultures and American jazz.

Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17
A retrospective of seven decades of the work of Washington, DC sculptor Nancy Frankel celebrates her ninetieth birthday in 2019.

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20, 2020
With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways.

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

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

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mar. 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, “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.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19
The show relies on some thirty portraits to tell the story of 1968, the year when the Vietnam War reached a turning point, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and television sets displayed everything from the Olympic Games to the first manned orbit of the moon.

Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17
Platt and Beane fuse poetic image with word.

Queens of Egypt

National Geographic
Mar. 1 – Sep. 2
This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt.

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – May. 26
The first exhibition to focus specifically on Tintoretto’s work as a draftsman.

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10 – Jul. 9
The exhibition will include many significant international loans traveling to the U.S. for the first time.

Spotlights

Acid Forest

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 24

Curator Tour: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Mar 10

Women Making Waves: Julie Packard and Marcia McNutt

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Apr 23

Interference Concert

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Mar 7

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Apr. 28

Os Verdes Anos (The Green Years)

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Feb 23

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Mar 19

Galápagos

National Geographic
Mar. 7 – 8

Open Studio Pop-Up: Botanical Art

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Mar 15
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