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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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Live! Concert Series on the Plaza

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - September 27 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC United States
Free

Join us on July 29 to September 27 from noon to 1:00 PM for free lunchtime performances featuring the area’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a variety of musical flavors, such as jazz, neo soul, bluegrass, reggae, country, pop rock and more. There is plenty of outdoor seating on #WilsonPlaza, so take the Metro, grab lunch […]

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7:00 am

Sunrise Yoga + Juice at The Watergate Hotel

July 31 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am UTC+0
The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
$25.00

Reset and Find Your Balance Recharge mid-week with a sunrise yoga class that is sure to leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day! Our master yoga instructor will take you through a beginner level, vinyasa flow with a series of core strengthening and stretching postures. Finish the workout with a delicious […]

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8:00 am

Kian Soltani, cello and Julio Elizalde, piano

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“A remarkable cellist, with a piercingly beautiful tone and utterly pure intonation” – The Times Kian Soltani is a familiar face to many Washington Performing Arts patrons, having appeared in November of last season as a soloist in the “title role” of Strauss’s Don Quixote with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra—earning praise from […]

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7:30 pm

STEVE MILLER BAND with MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, Virgina 22182
$35 – $75

The multiplatinum “Space Cowboy” brings his signature blues-rock hits like “The Joker” and “Fly Like An Eagle” back to Wolf Trap with “honky-tonk in technicolor” (Billboard) band Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

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Jane Austen Film Festival

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States
$6

Grab a blanket, grab a date, grab friends and family and enjoy Jane Austen’s timeless love stories under the stars in our beautiful historic garden. Now in its 8th year, the Jane Austen Film Festival has officially been EXPANDED to include 5 films! Gates open at 7:30 film begins at sunset (8:30) July 3rd- Sense […]

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