A wine class tonight, a mansion tour tomorrow, family activities on Saturday morning — all virtual. On St. Patrick’s Day in Gaithersburg, you can pick up a “spirit kit.”
On Friday afternoon, the Black Georgetown Community History Project will explore the family collection of sixth-generation Georgetowner Neville Waters online.
The year is wrapping up with gifts of virtual music and dance performances. Outdoors, you can head north to view lights in Anne Arundel or head west to count birds in Loudoun.
“Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood” is due to open at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in January, and “The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the National Gallery of Art in February.
On Friday and Saturday, the Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate the International Space Station. Also, galleries are about to close and reopen in the National Gallery’s West Building.
A theater welcomes an in-person audience, a history museum names a new director, the founders of a studio community step down and a major art exhibition is postponed.
Opening soon: a new Addison/Ripley show and half the main floor of the National Gallery’s West Building. Next Thursday, go on a high-def encounter with the Barnes Foundation Matisses.
NPR recently broadcast a story with the alarming headline: “One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds.”
The National Gallery of Art has reopened the ground floor of its West Building and the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, is presenting “Elzbieta Sikorska: Everything is Double.”
D.C.-area cultural organizations aren’t rushing to reopen. Some, like Washington Performing Arts, are looking to make the most of the need for distancing.