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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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8:00 am

The Fast & the Fierce 5K

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Freedom Plaza, 13th Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

On your mark, get set … save animals! Friends of the National Zoo will host its second annual The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls, at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 14. Fundraising will support a Conservation Nation project studying black rhinos in South Africa, where researchers hope […]

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Sunday Sketch with Mary Jennings

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
Free

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries led by artist Mary Jennings! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch; all materials are provided. To register, please contact info@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x4.

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10:00 am

Coffee with the Curator

September 14 @ 10:00 am - October 5 @ 11:30 am UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$5.00

Celebrate NSLM’s newest exhibition Leading the Field: Ellen Emmet Rand with an informal coffee reception and tour of the exhibition with Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

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11:00 am

Something Sweet: Tea and Honey Tasting

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
$45

Join us as we partner with Local Personal Chef Lauren Cummings @fiddleheadchef as she curates the perfect fall tea menu featuring local specialty honey by Bee America! Each item on the menu has been lovingly handcrafted to highlight the unique tastes and textures of some of Bee America’s most special honeys. Chef Lauren and honey […]

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2:00 pm

Free Workshop Woodblock Printmaking – Amy Guadagnoli

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
Free

Free Woodblock Printmaking Workshop - Amy Guadagnoli Sep 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 P.M. Washington Printmakers gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC 20007 Please register at washington.print1@ gmail.com Woodblock printmaking is one of the oldest and most low-tech of the printmaking processes. Blocks of wood are first carved and then rolled with ink. […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month Concert: New Inca Son

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560 United States
Free

Begin the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month a day early this year with a concert by New Inca Son at the National Museum of the American Indian. Acclaimed throughout the world for their performances of traditional Andean melodies and dances, the musicians of New Inca Son are committed to cultivating understanding and appreciation of […]

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6:00 pm

An Evening with George Morris

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$10 – $20

Hear legendary trainer and equestrian George Morris speak at NSLM! Morris will be reading from his personal collection of riding books, including his own annotations and anecdotes. This program is being offered in partnership with Beverly Equestrian. To register, please contact info@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x4.

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7:00 pm

DC Art All Night

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - September 15 @ 3:00 am UTC+0
Free

Have you heard?! DC Art All Night is back on 9/14! This year, the festival will happen in eight neighborhoods all around DC. DC Art All Night ranks as one of the top ten overnight art festivals in the world! Don’t miss your chance to check out more than 500 visual and performing artists including […]

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