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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.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

  • Through Sunday, March 3, 2019

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.

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"Out of the Blue" Winter Show at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Out of the Blue" Winter Show in December at Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Winter Wonderland" Art Exhibit during December at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

"Winter Wonderland" Art Exhibit during December at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

A Little Goes a Long Way, assemblages by J. Thomas Wells

Newman Gallery

An exhibit of wall hung and table top assemblages.

Categories: Arts, Holiday, Exhibits

August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

Round House Theatre Bethesda

As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Citizen Barlow arrives in the kitchen of venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer Aunt Ester to have his soul cleansed for his part in the recent tragedy. Personalities mesh and collide and notions of freedom are challenged as they prepare for his mystical quest in this August Wilson epic.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

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

Community Stories Festival: Brunch Salon w/Joshua Glick

Docs In Progress

Media scholar Joshua Glick returns to Docs In Progress to talk about documentary's long standing affinity with the home movie genre. Join us in the "living room" of Docs In Progress for a light brunch and vibrant discussion about how documentaries explore domestic spaces, tell stories about the people who live within them, and help to construct the very idea of "home."

Categories: Film, Arts, Fairs & Festivals

Dawn Whitmore: A house is like a mind that holds everything

Arlington Arts Center

A house is like a mind that holds everything is a 5-channel immersive sound installation that delves into the relationship between the mind and the house as metaphorical dwellings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

December Open Exhibit

The Art League Gallery

The Art League Gallery's December Open Exhibit

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Early Fall Exhibitions

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

On view September 4: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity, Robert D'Arista: A Portrait, D'Arista Legacy, Selections from the Artery Collection, and Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation. The AU Museum is open 11-4PM, Tuesday-Sunday. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Early Fall Exhibitions

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

On view September 4: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity, Robert D'Arista: A Portrait, D'Arista Legacy, Selections from the Artery Collection, and Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation. The AU Museum is open 11-4PM, Tuesday-Sunday. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Fall Solos 2018

Arlington Arts Center

The artists of Fall SOLOS 2018 examine landscapes, investigate personal histories, and analyze the ways physical objects communicate meaning and help us understand the world. Exhibiting artists Nekisha Durrett, Zoe Friedman, Aimee Gilmore, Artemis Herber, Cindy Stockton Moore, Tristan Roland, and Julia Staples will install solo-style exhibitions in AAC’s seven main gallery spaces. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Gallery Experience: Art & Ingenuity Tour

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

In celebration of Ingenuity Week, we will explore the ways in which artists in the Hirshhorn collection have been original and inventive.

Categories: Tours, Free, 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: 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: Arts, Tours, History

Interactive Art + Tech Exhibit - New Nature by Marpi

ARTECHOUSE

This fall at ARTECHOUSE, step into a colorful digital menagerie of nature-inspired creatures and plant life that will react in real-time to your gestures and actions.

Intersections: Richard Tuttle

The Phillips Collection

It Seems Like It’s Going To Be is an elaborate installation that combines Richard Tuttle’s poetry and artwork, which ranges from intimate drawings to mixed media paintings and large sculptural assemblages. Based on his 41-verse poem, Tuttle created 41 works, one for each verse, which are presented throughout the entire second floor of the recently renovated Phillips House.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Jane Franklin Dance Forty+ Project

Theatre on the Run

If you’ve never performed, but wanted to try; if you haven’t danced since college, but would like to get back into it, this is the perfect project to step back into the joys of dance.

Categories: Dance, Arts, Theater

Journeys: Photographs by Marketa Jirouskova

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

"Journeys" refers to Marketa Jirouskova's main source of inspiration: a journey itself as a long, arduous travel in search of nature's highlights, in the footsteps of earlier explorers, or following her own paths.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Late Fall Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

View our Late Fall Exhibitions November 10-December 16, Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World and Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems. The AU Museum is free, and open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-4PM.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions pays tribute to the artistic excellence of 19th- and 20th-century Nordic painters, such as Edvard Munch, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anders Zorn, and Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval. Celebrating the considerable artistic diversity in Nordic art, the broad spectrum of works feature both the expected (sublime landscapes and melancholic portraits) and the unexpected (abstract and conceptual art).

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Veiled

District Clay Gallery

Veiled is beautifully curated exhibition that highlights 10 emerging, diverse, and provactive artists at the District Clay Gallery from November 3rd until December 27th. Chase Folsom seeks to dive deep and question reality, chance, memory, voice, reason, identity, and touch. We are the guilty witnesses and these works are a few pieces to the current puzzle that is our society.

Categories: Arts, Tours, Exhibits

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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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