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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.

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

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

  • Through Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

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"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson

Touchstone Gallery

"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson

Dee Levinson's fascination with the religion is revealed in a new series of oil paintings that attempt to capture part of the essence of a religion through individual portraits, symbolism and signs.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

16th Annual Mount Jezreel Baptist Church Alive 365! Ministry Leadership Conference

Mount Jezreel Baptist Church

This upcoming Sunday, July 15th through Wednesday, July 18th Mount Jezreel Baptist Church of Silver Spring, MD will celebrate their 16th Annual Church Alive! 365 Ministry Leadership Conference for the future of religious leaders in and around the Washington, DC, Maryland, North Virginia regions and surrounding areas including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The conference is notably regarded as a teaching seminar in which the "work of the Church" is defined and described according to the New Testament. This year’s theme is The Church: Agent for Justice with a vision for attendees to obtain both practical and spiritual solutions for effective ministry and leadership in an ever-changing social and political climate. The conference is hosted by MJBC’s senior pastor Rev. Dr. Eldridge Spearman with nightly worship services led by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson and Rev. Dr. John K. Jenkins Sr.

Categories: Discussion

2018 Youth Summer Art Camp July 16 - 20

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans invites youth ages 8-14 for a one-week art camp (July 16-20 or July 23-27) with professional instruction, followed by a one-day gallery show. All art supplies and snacks are provided. www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/art-camp-2018

Categories: Arts, Other Events

7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival

Dumbarton House

Delight in Regency inspired films for our 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival under the summer stars in Dumbarton House’s historic North Garden!

Categories: History, Food & Wine, Arts

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

American Youth Chorus Auditions

Calvary Baptist Church

The American Youth Chorus is holding auditions for the 2018-19 season.

Categories: Auditions, Music: Other

Arlington Historical Museum Open for Free Tours

Arlington Historical Museum

Walk through Arlington history and see our temporary exhibit on the men who died in WWI.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Art Exhibition: "Corpus & Auto-Objectification" by Paula Saneaux

Inter-American Development Bank

Acclaimed Dominican artist Paula Saneaux will be presenting a new exhibition, "Corpus & Auto-Objectification," at the IDB Staff Association Art Gallery July 10-August 1. The artworks in her exhibition tell the important story of the struggles Hispanic women face today. Some of the subjects covered are the pressure to conform to society's standards, the objectification of women by themselves or by others, and prostitutes and victims of human trafficking. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Artists in Fiction Book Club

Mansion at Strathmore

Strathmore’s new art-themed book club invites you to dawdle in Delft with Vermeer, explore the mystery behind Girl With a Pearl Earring, relive the Renaissance through the eyes of Artemisia Gentileschi in The Passion of Artemisia, and get a new perspective on Leonardo, Michelangelo, Monet, and many more. 

Categories: Arts, Books & Authors, Free

Auditioning Tenors & Basses for Congressional Chorus 2018-19 Season!

Calvary Baptist Church

Congressional Chorus is scheduling auditions for tenors and basses for the 2018-19 season.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Experience the History • The Fashion • The House

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

First Person 2018 Series: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor.

Categories: History, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

History Talk: Julia Rhinehart: WWI Navy Yeomanette

Aurora Hills Library

Women were first allowed to officially enlist as Navy yeomen (f) in World War I. Julia Rhinehart, a resident of the Glencarlyn neighborhood and a Virginia native, was among the women who were not nurses who enlisted to aid the US war effort. Find out who she was, what conditions were like as a Navy yeomanette in 1917, and why we know so much about her.

Categories: History, Lecture, Free

Immersive and Virtual Experience: Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis

ARTECHOUSE

Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns at Summer’s best immersive art exhibition - Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis at ARTECHOUSE DC.

July 2018 Shows at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Live from the Lawn: Free Summer Outdoor Concerts

The Music Center at Strathmore

Live from the Lawn, Strathmore's free outdoor concert series, is where summertime stands still as music and memories take center stage.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks.

Categories: Arts, Free

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

The Phillips Collection

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Nikki Brugnoli: Convergence / On view through August 17

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

An exhibition of drawings, prints, and artist books by Nikki Brugnoli

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years. It features works by 62 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Recovery Through Creativity

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages.

Categories: Arts

Refugee Storytelling with Manyang Khen

Hostelling International DC

Hostelling International DC is hosting a talk with Manyang Khen, Founder of 734 Coffee, a social entrepreneur and former Lost Boy of the Sudan refugee.

Categories: Discussion, Lecture

Refugee Storytelling with Manyang Khen

Hostelling International DC

Hostelling International DC is hosting a talk with Manyang Khen, Founder of 734 Coffee, a social entrepreneur and former Lost Boy of the Sudan refugee.

Categories: Discussion, Lecture

Second Nature: Portuguese Contemporary Art from the EDP Foundation Collection

The Kreeger Museum

The first group exhibition of Portuguese art of the 21st century to be presented in the United States, Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

See Me at the Freer/Sackler Galleries

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

See Me at the Freer/Sackler Galleries...an interactive tour of the museum's works of art tailored to individuals with dementia and their care partners.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Discussion

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Summer exhibitions on view June 16-August 12: Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, FIGURES: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss, Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction, and Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center. Be sure to join us for our opening reception on June 16, 6-9PM. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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