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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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“Fast Fashion / Slow Art”

August 8 - December 15
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Free

Fast Fashion / Slow Art comprises 11 films, videos and video installations by a diverse group of emerging and established contemporary artists and filmmakers that, collectively, encourage scrutiny of today’s garment industry.

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“Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt”

August 31, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

Bringing together rarely displayed artworks from the fourth to the twelfth centuries, this exhibition will reveal how textiles infused warmth and beauty into Egypt’s interior spaces.

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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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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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Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Park View Galley

September 6 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen
Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative Spirit, & other classes. The paintings in this show are strongly influenced by artists who work with light, including the classic Impressionists, as well as Walt Bartman and John Murray […]

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Visual Poetry: A Collaborative Exhibit of Image and Word

September 6 @ 11:00 am - October 6 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
Free

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Visual Poetry featuring the work of Photoworks artists who were challenged to ponder the poetry in their images and to assign words to the photographs they chose for this exhibition. Fourteen photographers, Photoworks faculty and students, have agreed to challenge their vision by exploring two creative art forms – […]

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Adult Dance Technique- Jane Franklin Dance

September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - July 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am UTC+0
Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
$3 – $110

Join us for an ongoing Saturday morning movement class for adults. Improve balance, range of motion, strength, coordination and interact with friendly people. Drop-in for a class or enroll for a series. You may join at any time. The class instructors are Jane Franklin Dance company members, all experienced professional educators.

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Forty+ Project- Jane Franklin Dance

September 10 @ 11:30 am - October 29 @ 1:30 pm UTC+0
Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
$160

Forty+ Project is a series of 8 dance classes and a culminating performance of a repertory dance work by a professional dance choreographer to celebrate the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults. This project culminates […]

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10:00 am

Capital Book Fest

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004 United States
Free

Visit our downtown DC pop-up book sale on Wilson Plaza! Browse over 12,000 gently used books, CDs, and DVDs, all on sale for under $6. Books are provided by Carpe Librum, a used, donation-based bookstore benefiting the DC nonprofit Turning the Page. There’s something for everyone at this sale: children’s books, teen reads, brand-new bestsellers […]

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6:00 pm

Zoo Uncorked

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
smithsonian’s national zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, 20008 United States

Like a fine wine, Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, just keeps getting better and better. Tickets are on sale now for the Friends of the National Zoo’s annual wine fest, and this year, the event boasts an impressive selection of bottles, all rated 90 points or above. Zoo Uncorked returns to the […]

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7:00 pm

African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
National Archives, 701 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408 United States
Free

What role did African American women play in the suffrage movement, and what were the barriers they faced? Join us for a panel discussion as we discuss their stories, challenges, achievements, and what they confronted in the battle for the vote. Moderated by Scott Abbott, Social Studies Director, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), panelists […]

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