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“Sobia Ahmad”

June 3 - June 28
Gallery 102, 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Free

Part of Gallery 102’s Summer Solo Series. Born and raised in Pakistan, Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of 14. Highlighting the inseparability of the self and larger power structures, her interdisciplinary work dissects how social, cultural, and political forces shape personal narratives and community experiences. Ahmad’s work has been exhibited internationally […]

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“Beaded Prayers Project”

June 8 - July 15
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

Part of Gallery 102’s Summer Solo Series. Born and raised in Pakistan, Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of 14. Highlighting the inseparability of the self and larger power structures, her interdisciplinary work dissects how social, cultural, and political forces shape personal narratives and community experiences. Ahmad’s work has been exhibited internationally […]

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“6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition”

June 13 - October 6
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Free

6.13.89 will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and canceled the retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public.

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“A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989”

June 13 - October 5
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
Free

This companion exhibition to the Corcoran exhibition 6.13.89 will exhibit paintings, drawings, and prints from the GW Collection by artists who registered their protest of the volatile cancellation of the exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Also included are selected reminiscences of artists who were in Washington, D.C. at the time experiencing the upheaval as […]

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Ongoing

Magnificent Obessesions

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
national Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Washington D.C., 20560 United States
Free

The Smithsonian Libraries will be presenting the opening of the exhibition Magnificent Obsessions: Loving Books, Expanding Knowledge, on November 7th as a part of their 50th anniversary celebration at the National Museum of American History. The event is about the book collectors and their marvelous collections that helped to develop the Smithsonian libraries and expand […]

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NSLMOLOGY: Science of Sporting Art

April 12 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$8 – $12

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, […]

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Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen

April 12 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$8 – $12

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection. Recently conserved, the four-panel screen is comprised of paintings and prints showing 18th century racing portraits on one side and manège training (an early form of dressage) on the other. The exhibit will cast light on a captivating era […]

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The Sound of Colors: Carl “Eugi” Hall

June 7 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Park View Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “The Sound of Colors: Carl ‘Eugi’ Hall.” Imagining the sound colors make is the foundation of Hall’s creative spirit. This exhibition explores the merging of music and art and how the former can subconsciously influence the latter. Painted in acrylic, Hall’s works in abstract realism are […]

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Visions & Voices 2019

June 7 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Popcorn Gallery at the Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “Visions & Voices 2019,” featuring artists from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. In this exciting exhibition of fine art glass, the artists explore the many facets of glass as an artistic medium. The show reflects the endless possibilities of kilnformed glass while echoing the artists’ personalities. View […]

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Life Cycles: Water Media Abstracts

June 7 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812, 7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, 20812 United States
Free

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “Life Cycles: Water Media Abstracts,” featuring watercolor paintings by Bonny Lundy. Lundy’s young mind dreamed of oceans she had never seen. “Life Cycles” is an exploration of the mysteries of the sea, its shapes and movements, and its significance in our lives. Textures of tides and the unexpected forms […]

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6:00 pm

Dumbarton House’s Great Gatsby Picnic

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States
$15

Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. Picnic to this Roaring Twenties live action performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel presented by Picnic Theater Company at the Dumbarton House.

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“Put Crepe on Your Hat”: The Burning and Rebuilding of the Lincoln White House Stables

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$10

Join us for a talk with Dr. David Gerleman, Professor at George Mason University and one of NSLM’s John H. Daniels Fellows, as he discusses the burning and rebuilding of the Lincoln White House Stables.

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7:30 pm

Summer Concerts: Squeeze Bayou

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812, 7300 MacArthur BLVD
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

Enjoy an evening of live music with Squeeze Bayou. The Squeeze Bayou Band plays traditional Cajun and zydeco dance music from Southwestern Louisiana. The band specializes in playing two steps and waltzes, however the music reflects a blend of many styles including country music, blues, and Creole. Most of their material comes from traditional sources […]

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