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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


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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

Exhibition: Lost Time

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Artist Matt Pinney seeks to represent the systems that inform and classify how we communicate. He looks at the various elements that can shape our understanding of what we see: scientific reasoning, social media, politics, and the divine. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Discussion

Seen on Screen

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

September 7, 14, 21, 28 – 1:30 p.m. In observance of Constitution Week, see a 5-minute scene from the HBO movie, John Adams and join in a discussion about how the viewpoints of the forefathers shaped the Constitution. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Categories: Discussion, Film, History

Through the Eyes of a Conservator: The Paintings of Robert D’Arista

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Page Conservation prepared a number of paintings for Robert D’Arista: A Portrait. Learn how they reinvigorated the paintings by closing apertures in the paint, re-stretching the canvases, and enhancing the gloss. A light lunch will be served. Free and open to all.  

Categories: Arts, Discussion, 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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