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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.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

  • Through Saturday, May 6, 2017

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I.

Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts

  • Through Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important "unit" of this artist's work.

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Kylián, Peck, Forsythe

The Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall

Three works, at one time radical and innovative, have since informed the next wave of contemporary ballet choreographers and audiences.

Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Speakeasy Hunt

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion.

3rd annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

Martin's Crosswinds

An evening for Vietnam Veterans to gather and reconnect or meet other Vietnam Veterans before being celebrated and honored for their service. 

Categories: Other Events

Argonautika

American University, Greenberg Theater

Directed by Isaiah Wooden, this endlessly imaginative adaptation of Greek mythology follows Jason and his spunky band of Argonauts as they endeavor to retrieve the coveted Golden Fleece.

Categories: Theater

Arlene Shechet: From Here On Now

The Phillips Collection

New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. From Here On Now at the Phillips is both a poetic beckoning and a description of the literal. The exhibition’s title also tweaks the familiar phrase “from here on out” to bring attention to the present and as a reminder that the future is an abstraction. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Creativity Awakened

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts in the Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit “Creativity Awakened” highlighting the exciting art of glass artist Julie Bahun and vibrant paintings by Ann Marie Williams. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Curator's Perspective: Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Epoque

The Phillips Collection

Phillips Associate Curator Renée Maurer, one of the curators of Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque, discusses Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's innovative lithographs that captured modern Parisian life.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Exhibits

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Exhibit Tour: An Agreeable Tyrant- Fashion after the Revolution

DAR Museum

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution.

Categories: Tours, Exhibits, History

Exhibition: Chinamania

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics dubbed “Chinamania” swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Inspired by his travels to a major center for Chinese ceramics, contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates this phenomenon through an installation of Kangxi porcelains and his own monumental works.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Family Thursdays

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Visit the Capitol Visitor Center for a family program for Women's History Month.

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

George Condo: The Way I Think

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Get Lucky Hunt

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Good fortune prevails as you search high and low for special luck themed items found only at O Museum in The Mansion.

Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion.

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection has long had a special relationship with Jake Berthot, whose introspective paintings have been described as visual poetry. In 1996, the museum organized an exhibition of his work, and in 2015 received a major bequest from the artist’s estate. Including promised gifts, the Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important ”unit” of this artist’s work.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

Rice Gallery

This annual exhibition highlights the best undergraduate work, such as painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Jurors for the exhibition include professional artists and art educators. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Maya Beiser

AMP by Strathmore

The Boston Globe declares, “with virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge of avant-garde adventurousness, Maya Beiser is the post-modern diva of the cello.”

Tickets: $40 - $50

Music and Film

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Hear new sounds for silent films when School of Music chamber groups perform their own original film scores for silent movie shorts.

Categories: Film, Music: Classical, Free

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, 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

Netted: Morphological State of Our Urban Space

The Art League Gallery

Artist Heidi Nam’s mixed media and collage works explore the transient state of our rapidly changing urban spaces.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

New Fiber Arts Instructors

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Focus on Fiber. This exhibition introduces Glen Echo Park's new fiber arts instructors. From knitting and quilting, to weaving and felting, there are exciting new classes and camps coming this spring/summer session. Visit the exhibition to learn more about these great new programs for children, teens and adults.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

New Post-Graduate Resident: Welcome Jay Hendrick

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Fairfax-based artist Jay Hendrick creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance.

During his residency, Hendrick will emulate the processes of other artists in the DMV in an effort to understand why they do what they do. He will interview each participating artist and document the project on his blog and organize a round-table discussion about painting.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

One-on-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder

The Phillips Collection

This installation will juxtapose several paintings from the Phillips’s permanent collection by American Romantic painter Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917) with a painting by Cuban-born American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, The First Kierkegaard.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Out of Order 2017: Artist Install Day

Maryland Art Place

Call for submissions for Out of Order 2017. Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7 am - midnight

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Perspectives: Michael Joo

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space in this multimedia work. On view in the light-flooded Sackler pavilion, the installation will seem to shift with the seasons, complementing Joo’s interest in the nature of change.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Self Guided Tour of O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Create your own adventure when you explore The O Street Museum and its collections.

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

The Phillips Collection

 This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, one of the foremost collections of the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's prints and posters.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Library of Congress- Thomas Jefferson Building

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Arts

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