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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

  • Through Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dedicated to teaching young artisans traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving Afghanistan’s proud cultural legacy. This exhibition transforms the International Gallery into a visit to Old Kabul.

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

  • Through Monday, January 2, 2017

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

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New Culture Exhibition Preview Case!

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Recent acquisitions representing the museum’s Division of Culture and the Arts will be on display to preview an upcoming exhibition on American culture.

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A sixth-century sculpture meets new technology in this interactive installation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Dancing through Color . . . featuring fabric sculptor Claire Courpron and mixed media painter Ann Marie Williams

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the July Featured Artists Exhibit Dancing Through Color, a collaborative exhibit of two and three dimensional work by fabric sculptor Claire Courpron and mixed media artist Ann Marie Williams. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

National Museum of the American Indian

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation, from the consolidation of the islands by King Kamehameha I in 1810 and the establishment of a society based on law, literacy, and diplomacy; through the undermining of Hawai`i's independence and its annexation by the United States; to the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement in the late 1960s and the resurgence of Hawaiian nationalism today.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Farm Animal Sanctuary - Tour and Open House

Star Gazing Farm

Come tour Star Gazing Farm, a non-profit animal sanctuary in Boyds, MD, Saturday-Sunday July 23-24, 10-5.  Event highlights: meet the animals up close, craft and animal educational demonstrations, farm games, snow cones and treats, wool, yarn, and crafts.  Admission is free.  This event is part of the annual Montgomery County Farm Tour.  (Please leave your own pets at home)  More information and directions:  http://www.stargazingfarm.org/2016-farm-tour

Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Archival materials show one man’s encounter with a notable ancient site.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Kathleen Best Gillmann: Vision at Water's Edge

The Art League Gallery

Whether she’s rendered ominous skies or bright sunlight, Gillmann’s paintings evoke a sense of peace and tranquility.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Laughing Matters

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

"Laughing Matters," is a display that looks into the stories of three comedians who changed the face of comedy.

Movement and Balance; Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life

Parkview Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Movement and Balance; Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life by Heidi Sheppard. 

Categories: Arts, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Not a Box

The Art League Gallery

“Not a Box” is an exhibit of installation art. Artists will transform a dedicated space in the gallery.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals performed by vocalist Humayun Khan in our Turquoise Mountain exhibition. Based on romantic Persian poetry, ghazals were cultivated in the courts of old Kabul beginning in the eighteenth century.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals performed by vocalist Humayun Khan in our Turquoise Mountain exhibition. Based on romantic Persian poetry, ghazals were cultivated in the courts of old Kabul beginning in the eighteenth century.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Rising Scaffold: Sondra Arkin

Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Rising Scaffold by Sondra Arkin.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The 4th Sunday Worship Experience

Silver Spring, Maryland

This is a free music concert open to the public.

Wade Kramm: Dotted Space

Target Gallery

Dotted Space features installations and artist pop-up books that use dotted lines to demarcate rectilinear spaces. When viewed from a particular angle, the lines seem to create three-dimensional shapes, some of which appear to penetrate and continue through the gallery walls. By materializing planes and spaces out of the void, he invites viewers to reassess the very confines of the built environment. Kramm was selected as the 2016 winner of the Target Gallery’s prestigious Open

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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