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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.

House and Home

  • Through Monday, May 1, 2017

Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

  • Through Saturday, May 6, 2017

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I.

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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

National Museum of the United States Navy

Dr. Larrie D. Ferreiro presents the remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution’s success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. 

Ephemera

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work that is fleeting and impermanent. Ephemera features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity. Painter/sculptor Pam Rogers juried the exhibition.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Free Jazz Piano in LeFrak Lobby

National Museum of American History

Jazz up your afternoon with free live jazz piano performances in the museum's LeFrak Lobby as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2017. Featuring a free performance at noon over the last week of April, visitors can take a break and enjoy jazz played by talented, local musicians.

Categories: Music: Other, Free, History

Harmonious Art Group Gallery Exhibit and Artists Reception

Activity Center at Bohrer Park

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 22nd Annual Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting by the Harmonious Art Group. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Natural Causes – Earth Day Art Exhibit

Fairfax City Hall

he City of Fairfax Environmental Sustainability Committee will host the 2017 Earth Day Art Exhibit “Natural Causes!

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Over There: World War I Posters of the U.S. Navy

National Museum of the United States Navy

Special exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Navy commemorates World War I centennial.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, History

Senior Capstone Exhibition II

Rice Gallery

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

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Steven Luu: Come & Share My Feelings

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Steven Luu: Come & Share My Feelings. This exhibition is comprised of approximately 30 pieces in different media, both painting and kiln-formed glass. It will showcase Luu’s life before the military, during the military, and now.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

UMD Repertoire Orchestra

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors and members of the University of Maryland community. Led by graduate conducting students at UMD, the orchestra prides itself on a wide range of projects, collaborations and repertoire.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

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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