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Community Calendar

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.


Fri • September 21, 2018


WETA Ticket

WETA Special


Conversation Circles

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

The Conversation Circle is a free drop-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, Exhibits, Lecture

Edgar P. Richardson Symposium: New Perspectives on Portraiture

Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

The National Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary provides an opportunity to assess the study of portraiture. Recent scholarship has revived an interest in analyzing a genre clearly distinct in many ways from other art forms.

Categories: Lecture, Arts, Discussion

Free Folger Friday: Early Music 101

Folger Shakespeare Library

Join Macbeth musicians Daniel Meyers and Webb Wiggins for a whirlwind introduction to the instruments and musical styles of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, and a glimpse into how 21st-century musicians approach the music of earlier eras.

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. Open Studio takes place in the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151, on the first floor.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Lecture

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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