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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The REDress Project

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Mar. 31
An outdoor art installation by artist Jaime Black (Métis). of red dresses hung in public spaces symbolize the issue of missing or murdered Indigenous women.

Queens of Egypt

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

First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Mar. 31
First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture.

Beyond Knotting: Wari and Inka Tunics from the Collection

Dumbarton Oaks
Apr. 2 – Aug. 18
The installation examines the relationship between two components of the Andean woven world, tunics and khipus.

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Apr. 6 – May. 26
Highlights Carrillo as artist, teacher, scholar, and social activist showcasing work created for the public, the private, and the museum.

Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean Life

Dumbarton Oaks
Apr. 2 – Aug. 18
This exhibition is the first to bring together examples of Wari, Inka, and Colonial khipu.

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Apr. 6 – Aug. 11
Ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques.

Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Apr. 6 – May. 26
Young’s artistic philosophy was to bring order out of chaos. His studies in physics and the natural sciences informed a different imagery—a fusion of brilliant colors.

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 9
This exhibition includes many significant international loans traveling to the U.S. for the first time.

Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto

National Gallery of Art
Thru May. 26
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.

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

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

New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. T

Spotlights

The Moving Print: An Evening of Print & Performance

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. May 9

Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Family Day

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. Apr 6

Acid Forest

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 24

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Apr. 28

REMIX: Can You Dig It?

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Apr 25

Jerusalem Quartet

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 12

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Apr. 6 – May. 26

Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect

National Geographic
Thu. Mar 28

Spring Opening Reception

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Apr 6

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

National Gallery of Art
Apr. 14 – Sep. 15

Women Making Waves: Julie Packard and Marcia McNutt

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Apr 23
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