Lift a cup at a Galentine’s Day Tea or Russian Tea Time with Vera. Also, as the Lunar New Year begins, why not watch and discuss two videotaped ballets?
The National Building Museum, housed in the mammoth 1887 Pension Building at 401 F St. NW, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a number of free online programs.
Upcoming topics for online learning: Japanese textiles, Russian opera (and tea drinking), naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and painter Miki Hayakawa.
Starting a two-week run on Monday: Metropolitan Washington Restaurant “Week.” Also on Monday, works of art 12 and 24 feet tall go on view at the reopened Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.
Those staying put this weekend can go on virtual tours of Prohibition-era U Street and Rock Creek Cemetery.
Those venturing out can augment their reality on the National Mall or visit niche museums in Frederick and (starting July 17) Middleburg. And French cuisine would be apropos this weekend.
Online arts offerings of note include kids’ activities at Glen Echo Park, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Phillips Collection and Strathmore.
As D.C.-area arts organizations firm up their summer and fall plans, here is a handful (screenful?) of current recommendations for cultural distancing.
Here are some of the D.C. art museum exhibitions that Georgetown visual arts writer Ari Post is most looking forward to this spring.
“Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection,” explores Duchamp’s monumental influence through and past the scope of his era.