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Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

National Archives
Thu. Feb 28
Harold Holzer and Edna Greene Medford explore the life of Daniel Cheste French, whose evolution ran parallel to, and deeply influenced, the development of American sculpture,

Talk and Pop-Up Exhibition: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Shakespeare Library
Sat. Mar 30
Join Before 'Farm to Table' Digital Research Fellow Elisa Tersigni in exploring rare materials related to the Folger Consort's Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.

Integrating Public Art into Your Next Project

District Architecture Center
Wed. Mar 27
Public art is created for many reasons, among them to tell a story and engage the community.

Inside Signature: Felicia Curry

Signature Theatre
Thu. Mar 7
Starring as Mitra in the world premiere Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, Felicia Curry was last seen at Signature in Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys.

Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Alexandra Petri, Washington Post Columnist

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Feb 26
Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down for a one-on-one, thought-provoking conversation with Alexandra Petri, a columnist for the Washington Post, who offers a lighter take on the news.

Direct Current: Gabriel Kahane—Book of Travelers: 8980

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Mar 27
The singer-songwriter performs his new song cycle with an evocative video backdrop, drawing on the conversations and stories Kahane gathered on an 8,980-mile trip just after the 2016 election.

Pre-performance Discussion: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Theatre
Fri. Mar 29
Robert Aubry Davis—host of WETA’s “Around Town” and of the national early music program “Millennium of Music” and a founding program director of SiriusXM radio—leads a lively pre-concert discussion with Robert Eisenstein and other performers.

Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect

National Geographic
Thu. Mar 28
Celebrated photojournalist David Guttenfelder went on assignment with National Geographic writer Neil Shea for the magazine in a journey of discovery across Tokyo—the world’s most populous city.

Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

National Archives
Wed. Feb 27
Professor Joseph P. Reidy discusses how emancipation was not only a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process.

Early Music Seminar: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Folger Shakespeare Library
Wed. Mar 27
Led by Robert Eisenstein, this lively seminar offers a sneak peek at the upcoming concert Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.

Spotlights

Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Idra Novey-Those Who Knew

Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Thu. Mar 7

Aaron Diehl

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 23

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

The Alden
Wed. Mar 13

#DECLASSIFIED: In Search of Korngold

Library of Congress
Sat. Feb 23

Inside Signature: Felicia Curry

Signature Theatre
Thu. Mar 7

Makena Onjerika

Library of Congress
Thu. Mar 14

Up-close with Architecture

District Architecture Center
Tue. Mar 5

#DECLASSIFIED: The Viola Sonata at 100

Library of Congress
Sat. Mar 2
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