Performance: Sounds of Guatemalan Marimba

August 30, 2023

Celebrate the sound of Guatemala’s national instrument with performances by Marimba Maya Awal, Marimba Mi Pequeña Internacional, and Marimba Linda Xelajú at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. […]

“Poetry is a country”

August 16, 2023

“Poetry is a country” will bring celebrated poets from across the nation together to premiere original poetry inspired by works in the National Gallery of Art’s collection. These free, annual […]

Zuni Olla Maidens Performance

May 15, 2023

An all-women’s group, the Zuni Olla Maidens from New Mexico are known for the Pottery Dance, in which they move in carefully choreographed steps with painted jars balanced on their […]

Native American Veterans Film Screening: Corridor Four

Corridor Four challenges the image of the American hero in a heartfelt portrait of 9/11 first responder Isaac Ho‘opi‘i (Native Hawaiian) as he works to put the traumatic experience behind […]

Living Earth Festival 2023: Native Nations Confronting Climate Change

April 11, 2023

From water scarcity to floods and erosion, Native nations are addressing climate change across Indian Country. During the Living Earth Festival, join the museum for a weekend of conversations, demonstrations, […]

Art in Bloom DC

March 22, 2023

Art in Bloom DC returns for its third annual exhibition at Anderson House this spring, from March 27 to March 30, 2023. This prestigious exhibition celebrates both fine art and […]

Cherokee Days Festival

Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and enjoy the three-day festival featuring storytelling, traditional flute music, traditional games, demonstrations, music, dance performances, and hands-on activities in the […]

Film Screening: Prey

March 14, 2023

(USA, 2022, 100 mins.) Director: Dan Trachtenberg, (Rated: R) Naru, a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly evolved Predators […]

Africa, With Love

February 9, 2023

Join the National Museum of African Art for the opening of our Research Gallery space. Drop in on Valentine’s Day for a night out at the museum, with drinks and […]

Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

January 24, 2023

Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian and join Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional […]