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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.

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.

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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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

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 Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Gallery 209 April Show Opening

Gallery 209

Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 6-9 pm for Gallery 209's new show of contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures. Works by the 22 artists members will be on exhibit through May 1.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

June 2018 Shows at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

June 2018 Shows at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Free, 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

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

Shape Note Singing

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

Monthly community singings of early American hymns, anthems, and fuguing tunes in unaccompanied four-part harmony. Sing from Sacred Harp (1991) & Shenandoah Harmony tunebooks. Newcomers and beginners welcome to come and sing or listen. Loaner tunebooks available.

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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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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