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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.

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

  • Through Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection features stellar paintings and sculpture by major American artists Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud and others alongside European giants such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

  • Through Sunday, March 20, 2016

Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images which appeared in Vogue, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century. "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," celebrates his legacy as a modern master and demonstrates the photographer’s continued influence on the medium. 

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Arts in the Village Gallery’s February All-Artist show and Trunk Show

Arts in the Village Gallery

In February, Arts in the Village Gallery presents the all-artists exhibit, Connections, highlighting the concept of relationship or being united in cause.  The concept is also a popular one with the celebration of Valentines Day this month, and the Gallery will present a gift and jewelry Trunk Show on the weekend of February 6-7. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Concerto and Aria Competition

American University, Katzen Arts Center

The AU Symphony Orchestra hosts the annual Concerto and Aria Competition, open to all AU undergraduate students. Held in two rounds, the competition is a celebration demonstrating AU’s talented students. The winner will perform as soloist with the AU Symphony Orchestra in a public concert.

Free and open to the public.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

Smithsonian American Art Museum

An extensive collection featuring paintings and sculpture by major American and European artists. Free, no ticket required.

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

Free! Rockville Concert Band's annual Jazz Concert

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville Swing Band, guest ensemble, and Rockville Concert Band present their annual jazz concert. This exciting mix of musical talent performs contemporary jazz, big band arrangements and traditional swing from the Golden Era.

Categories: Music: Other, Free

Friday Morning Music Club Concert

Alexandria's History Museum, The Lyceum

Celebrating our 130th Anniversary! The Friday Morning Music Club will perform classical works by several composers.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Celebrating Irving Penn's legacy with a retrospective of his work, from street scenes to fashion photography. No ticket required.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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

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

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

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum el Dounia (The Mother of the World), a large-scale tapestry based on a photographic collage.

Categories: Arts, Free

The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition reconstructs how Whistler’s unrealized quest for “the perfection of art” intersected with less-rarified concerns about patronage, payment, and professional reputation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Trending: Contemporary Art Now

Target Gallery

Target Gallery partners with the Women’s Caucus of Art to present Trending: Contemporary Art Now! The exhibition is part of WCA’s 2016 national conference in Washington, D.C.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Submit an Event

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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