Weekend Roundup: Feb. 29 – March 3

March, as it always does, will come in like a lion with lots of things to do. Enjoy a kickoff to Women’s History Month at the National Gallery of Art, a new exhibit at the House of Sweden, and a James Bond exhibit kicks off at the International Spy Museum.

Visit the National Portrait Gallery for a “Star-Studded” Exhibit

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford by George Hurrell, gelatin Silver Print, 1936. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired in part through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Head to the National Portrait Gallery for their new exhibit “Star Power: Photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Age by George Hurrell.” The exhibit opens Friday and will feature photos from film’s golden age. Hurrell started off as a photographer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1930 and later progressed to their in-house portrait photographer. Expect to see pictures of Old Hollywood greats like Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Greta Garbo. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

First Saturday at the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating Women’s History Month
The National Gallery of Art is hosting its First Saturday event all about Women’s History Month. Guests can visit the “Dorothea Lange: Seeing People” the last month it will be on view. There will also be drop-in art making, face painting for kids, a pop-up library celebrating women artists and more. You can read more on all the activities offered here.

Photo of Jane Goodall courtesy of The Kennedy Center.

Don’t Miss the REACH to Forest Initiative Events
Through Sunday only, don’t miss the end of REACH to Forest, a two-week event that explores the relationship between forests and the human world. At the Skylight Pavilion, catch “Indigenous Benches of Brazil,” which features the U.S. premiere of an exhibit that features over 70 animal-inspired benches crafted by people from 41 ethnic groups across the Brazilian Amazon Forest region. Also, don’t miss “Celebrating Jane Goodall,” an exhibit that pays tribute to the conservationist and ethologist as she nears her 90th birthday in April. More information on REACH to Forest can be found here.

See a New Exhibit at the House of Sweden

Photo courtesy of House of Sweden.

Beginning March 2, head to House of Sweden to see “ICONS—An Exhibition About the Right to Exist,” which examines role models and how they are rarely depicted by people with intellectual disabilities. The photo exhibit features portraits of iconic figures (both real and fictional) modeled by 21 individuals with Downs Syndrome. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Cruise into “Bond In Motion” at the International Spy Museum
The official exhibition of iconic James Bond movie items opens at the Spy Museum Friday. Expect to see props, scale models, clips from the films, cars, submarines, motorcycles and more. Don’t miss the celebration of 60 years of James Bond! More information on the event can be found here.

Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
This Sunday, visit The National Museum of Women in the Arts for free admission. Part of the venue’s Free Community Days, guests can take the opportunity to explore collections and current exhibits. More information on the day can be found here.

Amy Kaslow Gallery Will Present a New Exhibit

Sandra Dooley. Cuando hablo de ti, 2024. Mixed media on canvas.

Opening today, Amy Kaslow Gallery will be presenting “Sandra Dooley: Layers.” Dooley’s artistry is lyrical and layered, with canvases sewn, wrapped, painted and appointed with great purpose. Her creations demand a close look to find surfaces rich in color and 3-D form. Dooley is wonderful at giving new life to used objects, often working with buttons, sequins, yarn, or repurposed burlap. More information on the exhibit can be found here.



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