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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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“Best Laid Plans”

June 15 - December 22
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city, through historical prints and paintings from the collection.

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“Songs of the Civil War”

June 15 - December 22
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war.

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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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Jane Franklin Dance: Summer Camps (Ages 5-12)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
Arlington Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
$250

Jane Franklin Dance SUMMER Camp for ages 5 - 12 builds physical skill and creativity through movement, theatre, and visual art. The five-day camps includes dance technique and creative movement, visual art projects, outdoor trips to a nearby park, performance practice and a concluding performance at the end of the week. The typical camp consists […]

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Escape from Between the Lines: Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox

June 25 @ 10:00 am - July 27 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812, 7300 MacArthur BLVD
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines,” featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have escaped the narrow, black-and-white lines of professional editing and writing to find a world of color, concept, and experimentation. Once unburdened from their career obligations, they each found a […]

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10:00 am

Summer Art Workshop

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
Free

Summer is cool at NSLM! Summer Art Workshops offer free art activities for kids aged 5 and up. Learn more color theory, shape, proportion, and more while having fun and getting messy! Each week will feature a different activity inspired by the artwork and books in NSLM’s collections. Summer Art Workshops are every Friday in […]

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6:00 pm

July Art Walk in the Park

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812, 7300 MacArthur BLVD
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities. In addition to activities in our visual arts studios, the Washington Conservatory of Music presents a “Casual Concerts” series to […]

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8:30 pm

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE™ in Concert with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

July 5 @ 8:30 pm - July 6 @ 11:00 pm UTC+0
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, Virgina 22182
$35 – $65

The Harry Potter™ film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that delights millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the National Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant HD screen […]

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