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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.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

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.

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150 Years on The Hill: An Art Exhibition

Rice Gallery

In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. 

Categories: Arts

30 Years of Vision Exhibit

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces a very special Artists’ Reception for Loudoun Art Council’s October Installation: 30 Years of Vision Exhibit.  The Reception will be hosted at the AitV Gallery on October 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. and will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork from local artists from all over Loudoun County. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

50th anniversary of poet Haki Madhubuti's Third World Press

Sankofa Video & Bookstore

Sankofa Video & Books is honoring the 50th anniversary of poet Haki Madhubuti's Third World Press with a commemoration event and reading from his latest collection, "Not Our President: New directions from the Pushed Out, The Others and the Clear Majority in Trump's Stolen America."

Art Safari

Torpedo Factory Art Center

An Alexandria family tradition for 22 years, Art Safari returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Artists lead young visitors in creative projects across a variety of media, including clay, papier-mâché, fiber, and printmaking. Children should wear clothing that can get a little dirty. All activities are free, with most appropriate for children age 5 – 11. Some activities may require parental assistance. For more information, visit http://torpedofactory.org/artsafari. Join the conversation with #ArtSafariALX.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts, Free

Art Studio Tour

Great Falls Library

Art Studio Tour - Free self guided tour of 49 artists in 25 venues, 10 am to 5 pm each day. Tour Headquarters is Great Falls Library in Great Falls Va. GreatFallsStudios.com/StudioTour for map and information.

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

Captured Beauty: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (October 6–29, 2017)

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Captured Beauty” exhibition showcases fine art photography and how artists communicate their vision through a camera. The exhibit runs October 6–29, 2017 with an Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Culture Shock

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery’s newest exhibition, Culture Shock, explores socio-political issues through the lens of graffiti, street, and pop art.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Duck

Highwood Theatre

Duck explores the internal dissolution of an American patriot, one who did the right thing and played by the rules, rising to become a decorated hero for his work for the CIA. However, the more Duck devotes himself to his clandestine work, the deeper becomes his internal sense of horror, with himself and the world.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Discussion

Early Childhood Music Classes

Workhouse Arts Center

6 week Fall classes start September 20th and 23rd

Fall Dance Concert

Ohrstrom - Bryant Theatre

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. / Shenandoah Conservatory’s Dance Division presents a dynamic evening of varied repertoire featuring contemporary, pointe, jazz, and modern works choreographed by dance faculty.

Categories: Arts, Dance, Music: Classical

Fancy Foote-Wear

Garth Newel Music Center

A concert featuring the Garth Newel Piano Quartet performing the works of Arthur Foote and Gabriel Fauré. 

Gallery B October Exhibit: Sent & Received

Gallery B

Sent & Received will feature artwork by service members, veterans and military caregivers that explores the tradition of care packages. The exhibit will also include Combat Paper, works made on paper made from military uniforms. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
 
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
 
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
 
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.

 

Categories: Arts, History, Free

I Am Exhibition

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This touring peacebuilding exhibition features the work of 31 Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Join us for the third edition of Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium in Washington, D.C., October 19-22

National Union Building

Join us for the third edition of DOUBLE EXPOSURE Investigative Film Festival and Symposium in Washington, D.C., October 19-22. Uniquely among film festivals, DOUBLE EXPOSURE pairs four days of the most exciting new investigative works on film with a symposium custom-built to advance collaboration between investigative reporters and filmmakers.

Categories: Fairs & Festivals, Film, Arts

Land Lines

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Land Lines, an exhibition of black and white works relating to our natural environment, curated by Jaimianne Amicucci of The Gray Gallery.

Artists’ Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Life of Frances Glessner Lee Lecture

Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

William Tyre, executive director and curator of the Glessner House Museum, lectures on the life of the creator of the Nutshell Studies, Frances Glessner Lee.  Lee’s work is featured in the Renwick Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Tyre discusses her upbringing, interests, and the immense impact she had on the world of forensics.

Categories: Lecture, Arts, Exhibits

Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque.

Nutshell Studies Gallery Talk with Curator Nora Atkinson

Renwick Gallery, First-floor Lobby

Join Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, as she walks through the tiny worlds created by Frances Glessner Lee in the new exhibition Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death dioramas. Atkinson discusses how Lee fabricated these works and explores the intricacies behind each of these small scenarios.

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Sotto Voce

Theater J

An exquisite love story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, inspired by the plight of the passengers of the SS St. Louis, a ship of refugees that was turned away from America’s shores during WWII.

Categories: Arts, Theater

Spirit of Autumn: Immersive & Interactive Experience for All Ages

ARTECHOUSE

Oct 1 - Nov 5

Immerse into a dreamlike landscape of digital FALL at ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal interactive installation - SPIRIT OF AUTUMN. Inspiring creativity, imagination, and play, this multi-sensory installation encourages children and adults alike to engage and collaboratively transform the exhibit space into a digital fall playground. From 270 degree wall projections to moving floor pieces activated with the footsteps to augmented-reality powered experiences, and more.

For Tickets & Details visit: https://artechouse.com/tickets

Daytime Admission (Open to All Ages): 10am-4pm

Evening Admission (21+): 5pm-10pm

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD October 20 - 22 for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

The Exonerated

Glaze Studio Theatre

The Exonerated

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. / Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, “The Exonerated” tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

The Exonerated

Glaze Studio Theatre

The Exonerated

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. / Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, “The Exonerated” tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum

Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.

Categories: Arts

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

The Mistress Cycle

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

The Mistress Cycle is an intelligent new musical work that tells the story of five women. Though they come from different times and cultures, they share a sisterhood.

Categories: Theater, Arts

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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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