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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.

America Reads

  • Through Saturday, January 21, 2017

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "America Reads," will celebrate the public’s choice of 65 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life.

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.

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Gauri Gill: Notes from the Desert

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Featuring fifty-six of her prints, this exhibition showcases Gill’s work in the remote desert region and draws on her extensive archive.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, International

Isreal Presents: Zero Motivation

Tikvat Israel Congregation

Two examples of recent Israeli cinema will be showcased during the 2017 edition of Israel Presents at Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville in January.

Shown will be “Zero Motivation” on Jan. 21 and “Baba Joon” on Jan. 28, both starting at 7:45 p.m. The films will be followed by light refreshments and a moderated conversation.

Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Created more than five centuries apart, an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Mark Rothko (1903–1970)—unexpectedly juxtaposed—reveal the immensity of the color red.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, International

Shen Yun 2017 World Tour with Live Orchestra, Washington DC

Kennedy Center, Opera House

Spirit reviving Chinese Classical Dance performance by the Shen Yun Performance Company with digital animation backdrop.

Shen Yun 2017 World Tour with Live Orchestra, Washington DC

Kennedy Center, Opera House

Spirit reviving Chinese Classical Dance performance by the Shen Yun Performance Company with digital animation backdrop.

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

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

Almost seventy sumptuous manuscripts are featured in The Art of the Qur’an, the first major presentation of Qur’ans in the United States. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts play a significant role in the history of the arts of the book in the Islamic world.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, International

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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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