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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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“Joshua Citarella”

July 8 - August 2
Gallery 102, 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Free

Part of Gallery 102’s Summer Solo Series. Joshua Citarella works with both materials and software. His work positions photography at the nexus of an interdisciplinary practice. He has recently shown in New York and Detroit. He is the author of ‘Poligram & the Post-left.”

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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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More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head

July 6 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 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 presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to work the same image or idea over and over is not particularly rare in the pages of art history. What drives those “obsessions” is a matter for debate, […]

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10 Years of Silver Works: Looking Back and Forward Looking

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 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 “10 Years of SIlverWorks: Looking Back and Forward Looking” by SilverWorks Resident Artist Blair Anderson. This exhibition displays a new collection of the silversmith’s works as well as a retrospective of the last nine collections, featuring a piece or photo from each. Anderson’s latest collection is a riff on […]

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6:00 pm

Equines in the Great War

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$4. – $6542

Join us to hear Dr. Chuck Caramello, Professor at the University of Maryland and one of NSLM’s John H. Daniels Fellows, discuss the triumphs and losses of equines in WWI as seen in recruitment posters, photographs, and paintings from the period. RSVP to info@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x4.

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6:30 pm

Family Concert with Latin GRAMMY® Award Winner MISTER G!

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Grace Episcopal Church, The Undercroft, 1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
$10

Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning children’s artist MISTER G will perform a family concert in Silver Spring on July 11, 2019. Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G!) is a Boston-based artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies […]

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8:30 pm

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE – SWAN LAKE

July 11 @ 8:30 pm - July 13 @ 11:00 pm UTC+0
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, Virgina 22182
$25 – $95

Of all the great classics performed by American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans, this ballet has left audiences breathless for generations. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score […]

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