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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.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.

Freedom: Bernstein & Beethoven, Part 2

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019

As a proud media partner of Freedom: Bernstein & Beethoven Part 2, Classical WETA afternoon host Bill Bukowski will be introducing the concert from the stage.

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"Senior Capstone Exhibition 1" at McDaniel College

Rice Gallery

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition spotlighting the work of 4 emerging artists to highlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

April Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Gallery Clarendon Features:

"Vogue" in the Overlook Gallery, Works by Courtney Kolker

Additionally, our April Member Show in the Main gallery

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

April Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

April Events  at Gallery Underground

Featured artist: James Bellows, woodworker

Focus Gallery: Member Show - "Out of Place"

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum presents Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, exploring the work of Charles Hinman, an abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvasses during the 1960s.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Conductor's Concert: UMD Symphony Orchestra & UMD Wind Orchestra

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Now in their 10th anniversary season, the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra is a leading voice among collegiate ensembles in premiering new works for winds.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

Conservation Gallery Talk: Craft Conversation

Renwick Gallery, First-floor Lobby

Visit old favorites and discover new treasured artworks in Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery.

Categories: Free, Arts, Discussion

Conversation Circles

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

The Conversation Circle is a free walk-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities. Each week, visitors can practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen

National Sporting Library & Museum

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

The Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of culture, identity, religion, environment, memory, and art history.

Categories: Arts, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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, Arts

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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, Arts

In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibition

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE celebrates spring and women in the arts and tech with the annual cherry blossom inspired seasonal exhibition in the nation’s capital. ​In Peak Bloom features interactive and immersive digital art installations inspired by the fragile beauty and ephemeral nature of the cherry blossom, reminding us of how precious and fleeting life is.

Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017) moved to Washington, DC in 1964 where he began to paint abstract forms with washed acrylics on unprimed canvas. Young’s artistic philosophy was to bring order out of chaos. His studies in physics and the natural sciences at Indiana University informed a different imagery—a fusion of brilliant colors.

Categories: Arts, Free

Lynn Boggess Solo Exhibition & Opening Reception

Principle Gallery

The Opening Reception for Lynn Boggess' Solo Exhibition will be held on Friday, April 19th from 6:30-9pm and the show will remain on view until Tuesday May 14th. To request the Lynn Boggess Exhibition Preview, please contact info@principlegallery.com

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Food & Wine

NSLMology: Science of Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Open Studio Fridays

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

Categories: Arts, Free

Peripheral Visions: Studio Art MFA First Year Exhibition

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Peripheral Visions focuses on the community as well as individuality formed in the first year of the Studio Art MFA Program, showing a group of very different artists working and learning how to grow together.

Categories: Arts, Free

Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti

Glen Echo Park

The exhibition is a series that explores humanity’s relationship with the land and this planet we call “Earth.”

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Squire Broel

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community, and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically oriented structures, Broel references tangible and intangible notions that resonate universally: botanical and architectural structures, environmental rhythms, physical and emotional solitude.

Categories: Arts, Free

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Eduardo Carrillo’s (1937-1997) artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his native California and to his Mexican heritage, as well as to his early religious upbringing and respect for European traditions in art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Under(world)

Dupont Underground

Ashes to Ashes. The Underworld Awaits.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera.

Categories: Arts, International, Exhibits

“(No) Comfort Zone” Art Exhibit April 5 - 28, 2019

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The “(No) Comfort Zone” exhibit (April 5-28, 2019) reflects people, places and things that are in and/or out of their comfort zone. In your comfort zone, things feel familiar and you are at ease and in control. Outside of your comfort zone, you face the unknown, the unfamiliar and the uncertain. Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 7-9pm. View at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

Categories: Arts, Free, 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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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