February 2023 Arts Watch

February 8, 2023

New leaders have been appointed at the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of African American History and Culture, Hindman Auctions and the Phillips Collection. Have an ArtsWatch tip? Email editorial@georgetowner.com with […]

National Portrait Gallery Announces Public Programs (Dec-Feb)

December 1, 2022

Weekend Workshops Select Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 25 11:30 a.m.–noon Select Sundays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, Jan. […]

Portrait of a Nation Gala

November 12, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has just announced the honorees for the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Award, which recognizes contemporary icons across many fields in recognition of their transformative contributions to America […]

Smithsonian Portrait of a Nation Awards


The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced the host and lineup of presenters for the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Awards, which will be presented at a celebratory gala Saturday, […]

Weekend Round Up, Nov. 3 – 6

November 3, 2022

Happy almost Friday! Now that Halloween is over, events and things to do are at pre-holiday season levels. Enjoy concerts, dance performances, a trunk show here in Georgetown and start […]

Weekend Round Up, Oct. 20 – 23

October 20, 2022

Another jam-packed weekend is ahead of us! There’s plenty to do, including a fall harvest festival at Mount Vernon, The Gay Men’s Chorus fetes Judy Garland, the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear […]

“A Tribute to Maya Lin” at the National Portrait Gallery

October 16, 2022

The company will debut a second new work titled “A Tribute to Maya Lin” Oct. 16, 23 and 30 in response to the museum’s exhibition, “One Life: Maya Lin,” dedicated […]

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Select In-Person Programs as Virtual Workshops Continue August, September, October, November

September 19, 2022

Weekend Workshops Select Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 11, 17, 18 & 25 Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 Select Saturdays and Sundays, […]

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 with virtual programs and an in-person festival highlighting Hispanic history, culture, traditions and stories. […]

Portrait of a Visionary: Maya Lin 

September 14, 2022

There aren’t many artists in the last 50 years who will have more impact on the world than Maya Lin. I’m not talking about the “art world” — that ill-defined […]