‘El Muro/The Wall’ Dance at National Portrait Gallery (photos)

May 21, 2022

On three successive evenings in mid-May, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) premiered the latest in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. ‘El Muro’ […]

Portraiture Competition Winners Announced by National Portrait Gallery (photos)

April 29, 2022

“To see people as they are, as they imagine themselves, as they wish to be. To be witness, the friend, the judge, the accomplice. To record their moment,” said Annie […]

Reveal of the winner of the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and preview of “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today”


WHAT:          Reveal of the winner of the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and preview of “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today”   WHEN:          Friday, April 29 10–11:30 a.m.                         WHERE:       Smithsonian’s National Portrait […]

May 19 Cultural Leadership Breakfast: Melanie Adams, Anacostia Museum

April 28, 2022

Melanie A. Adams, director of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum since 2019, will speak at The Georgetowner’s next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, on Thursday, May 19. Admission to the event, from […]

Women Leaders: Anthea Hartig, National Museum of American History


ANTHEA HARTIG, ELIZABETH MACMILLAN DIRECTOR OF THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY  Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify their […]

Women Leaders: Rachel Goslins, Director, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building

April 7, 2022

Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify their voices in our online newsletters, spotlighting each of them individually. Our Thursday April […]

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian April & May 2022 Events

April 1, 2022

Public Events Calendar April – May 2022 New in New York City Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe Open through Sept. 11 View this major retrospective of the Yanktonai […]

National Portrait Gallery: Watergate—Portraiture & Intrigue

March 25, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue,” an exhibition exploring the 50th anniversary of the watershed moment through portraiture of the era. The exhibition will display […]

“Without A Whisper”: Film Screening and Virtual Discussion

March 1, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting “Without A Whisper,” a film about the untold history of Native women’s influence on the […]

National Museum of American History February Events

February 22, 2022

COOKING UP HISTORY “Bakers Against Racism: The Power of Community Activism through Food” Guest Chef: Paola VelezFeb. 22; Virtual demonstration at 6:45 p.m. For more information, see https://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/food/pages/cooking-historyChef Paola Velez, co-founder of Bakers Against […]