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Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Upcoming Exhibitions through Winter 2023 

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC, United States

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Upcoming Exhibitions through Winter 2023    I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker's Portraits of Remarkable Black Women  Part I: July 8, 2022–Jan. 29, 2023 Part II: Feb. 10, 2023–Sept. 10, 2023 Credit information: Septima Poinsette Clark by Brian Lanker, gelatin silver print. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © Brian Lanker Archive. […]

National Air & Space Museum’s “Nation of Speed”

National Air and Space Museum National Air and Space Museum, efferson Drive, Åland Islands

"Nation of Speed"National Air and Space MuseumOpens Oct. 14, 2022For more information: https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/nation-speed%3Aevent-exhib-6030The new gallery "Nation of Speed" explores the deep-rooted connection between people and machines through the history they made together. This […]

Beginning Printmaking with a Press for Kids and Teens with Etai Rogers-Fett – Weekly – 8 Weeks

1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, DC 1675 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Printmaking is magic! Well, kind of - sometimes it can feel like magic when you have the ability to take your original drawings and designs and reproduce them in infinite variations! This course is designed as an entry point into the fun and versatile world of printmaking beyond what is typically offered in school curriculum. […]

$320

Printmaking with a Press for Kids , Teens with Etai – Weekly – 8 Weeks

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join Etai for a hands-on printmaking experience using a print press, specially designed for kids and teens, and unleash your creativity! Printmaking is magic! Well, kind of - sometimes it can feel like magic when you have the ability to take your original drawings and designs and reproduce them in infinite variations! This course is […]

Acid-Free Intaglio Printmaking Methods [Adults] with Etai Rogers-Fett – Weekly – 8 Weeks

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

This eight-week class is an introduction to intaglio printmaking with a press, designed to familiarize students with a broad spectrum of techniques and materials for intaglio printmaking without acid or ferric chloride. Each class session will include a step-by-step instructor demo, relevant examples from historical and contemporary print artists, and time for students to develop […]

$320

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Natalie E. Wright, George Gurney Predoctoral Fellow, discusses Andrew Clemens’ Untitled (The Mary Heye Bottle).  

Free

Art Bites Gallery Talk

G Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Natalie E. Wright, George Gurney Predoctoral Fellow, discusses Andrew Clemens’ Untitled (The Mary Heye Bottle). […]

Free

Braided Histories: Modernist Abstraction and Woven Textiles

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for an afternoon of presentations and conversations in celebration of our exhibition "Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction." This program is organized by the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (the Center) in collaboration with Lynne Cooke, exhibition curator and senior curator in the department of modern and contemporary […]

Free

DC Day of Archaeology Festival

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

The annual DC Day of Archaeology Festival gathers archaeologists from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia together to talk about our local heritage. Talk to archaeologists in person and learn more about archaeological science and the past of our communities. There will be engaging activities for children, artifact displays, music, and crafts. Organized by the local […]

Free

Frank’s Favorites

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Come celebrate and bid farewell to Frank Albinder in his final concert as Music Director of the Washington Men’s Camerata featuring a special program of his most cherished pieces for men’s chorus with works by Ron Jeffers, Peter Schickele, Amy Beach, Nikolai Golovanov, Gabriel Fauré, Randall Thompson and others. Regular $25.00, Student $15.00, Family $60.00

$25

Pierre Hantaï, internationally acclaimed harpsichordist, plays J.S. Bach

St. Columba's 4201 Albemarle St. NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join Capriccio Baroque for a spectacular concert of music by J.S. Bach performed on a gorgeous German-styled harpsichord. Famed French virtuoso and Gramophone Award winner, Pierre Hantaï, is sure to make this an unforgettable concert!

We Have Always Been Here 2024

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Four programs of films and videos by award-winning LBGTQ+ artists include a weekend of 16mm films by Warren Sonbert, curated and presented by Jon Gartenberg of Gartenberg Media Enterprises; the recent, celebratory and trans-positive epic Orlando, My Political Biography, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel; and the DC premiere of the nonfiction horror ANHELL69 by […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: Horror as Queer

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Horror as Queer,” a look at the influence and depiction of queerness in horror films, with May Santiago, adjunct professor of film studies at George Mason University and producer of the podcast Horrorspiria. Horror was queer long before both Brad and Janet succumbed to the charms of Dr. Frank-N-Further in […]

$13.50 – $17.

Rose: You Are Who You Eat 

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Once upon a vine, John Jarboe’s aunt revealed that John not only had a twin sister in the womb, but that John consumed her: “You ate her. That’s why you are the way you are.” This was a lot for John to swallow! In this musical shrine to the consumed twin, named Rose, John welcomes […]

$34 – $82

Blacksmithing Event

Central Park & Peoples Natural Gas Park 507 Main Street, Johnstown, PA, United States

Join us in Johnstown, PA, June 6-9, 2024, for an epic celebration of blacksmithing as the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Activities in Johnstown’s Central Park are free and open to the public. Watch the International Team Forging Competition as blacksmiths compete for bragging rights and cash prizes. Kids get a […]

Free at Central Park; Paid entry to Peoples Natural Gas Park

Watercolor Techniques Workshop with Etai Rogers-Fett – 3 Sessions

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Come join us for 3 fun watercolor sessions with Etai to learn new techniques and unleash your creativity! Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 2024 6:30-9:00 P.M. 6/13 - PART ONE - Color Theory 6/20 - PART TWO - Brushwork and Textural Effects 6/27 - PART THREE - Washes and Glazing Explore the art of watercolor […]

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women Open House

Renwick Gallery

Join curators and artists for the opening of the Renwick Gallery’s newest exhibition featuring artworks from SAAM’s collection. Grounded in the experiences and perspectives of women of diverse backgrounds, this exhibition provides an alternative, feminist history of American art. Listen to gallery talks from SAAM curator Mary Savig and curatorial assistant Laura Augustin Fox for […]

First Friday at Broadway Gallery Introducing Eugenia Mart

1025-J Seneca Road Great Falls, VA 22066

Broadway Gallery will be introducing Eugenia Mart and her latest artwork in a June art show with a First Friday reception on June 7th from 6-8 pm at Broadway Gallery’s Great Falls location. Light refreshments will be served. Eugenia Mart will give an artist talk on her process and inspiration. This is a continuation of […]

Gem Miner’s Spring Gem, Bead and Jewelry Show

Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD, United States

The Gem Miners Shows feature renowned international sellers of collectible gemstones, minerals, beads and jewelry and is one of the first major professional gem shows being held in 2024 in the Baltimore Metro Area this spring season. Additionally included in the lineup of merchandise will be fossils, carvings, crystals, cabochons, tools, findings and much more. […]

$5 – $6

“Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” – The Three Leading Ladies of “Hairspray”

The Alden 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA, United States

With Marissa Jaret Winokur, Laura Bell Bundy and Kerry Butler Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m. $75/$60 senior/$50 MCC tax district residents VIP $100/$85 senior/$75 MCC tax district residents VIP tickets include preferred seating and meet and greet after the show. The 20th anniversary of the original Broadway musical “Hairspray” is here! Reunited for the first […]

Picnic Theater Company presents: The Candidate

Tudor Place

Bring a picnic and enjoy live theater on the sprawling South Lawn. The Picnic Theatre Group will present a play adaptation of The Candidate, set in 1972. In this satire of electoral politics in America, the heir of a famous political family is tapped to run a hopeless campaign against a powerful incumbent Senator. Be […]

$20

Artist at Work Speakers Series: Camille Brown

Sitar Arts Center 1700 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join Sitar Arts Center on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation with local art curator and rising star Camille Brown, our featured guest for the final installment of the in the 2024 Artists at Work Speakers Series. Artists at Work gives you exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to DC's most exciting arts venues through […]

Art Signs: Artful Conversations in ASL 

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute in person conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for hearing participants.  Smithsonian American Art Museum; Meet in the F Street Lobby Free | Registration required 

Free

Watercolor Techniques Workshops with Etai Rogers-Fett – 3 sessions

Washington Printmakers Gallery 1675 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27, 2024 6:30-9:00 P.M. 6/13 - PART ONE - Color Theory 6/20 - PART TWO - Brushwork and Textural Effects 6/27 - PART THREE - Washes and Glazing Explore the art of watercolor and learn new techniques in this class for beginner and intermediate-level painters. Practice watercolor techniques as you explore […]

$160

Mt. Pleasant Whiskey Walking Tour June 15

3025 Mt Pleasant St NW 3025 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Mt. Pleasant Walking Whiskey Tour Join Troy Hughes, local author and a co-founder of the revived pre-Prohibition whiskey brand Mt. Pleasant Club Whiskey for a walking tour that reveals why a handful of 19th-century liquor merchants made Mt. Pleasant, a famously "dry" neighborhood, their home. The discovery of a 110-year old whiskey bottle in his […]

$35

Upgrading Ikea Frames with William Demaria (Adults)—Session 1

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Framing on a budget and not looking to make a frame by hand from scratch? This class will show you how to turn a cheap frame from a box store like Ikea into something that is archival and can be presented in professional contexts. In this class you will learn how to cut UV glass […]

$180

Oil Painting like the Old Masters with William Demaria

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Grisaille, Verdaccio, Glaze, Impasto, Underpainting and Indirect Painting..... Have you ever seen these techniques referenced in art museums and wondered what they mean? These are various techniques artists have developed throughout history to help make painting difficult subject matters more approachable and allow artists to explore the transparent and sculptural nature of oil paint. In […]

$495

DRAG BINGO & SILENT AUCTION at St. John’s Georgetown

St. John's Episcopal Church Georgetown 3240 O St. NW, Washington, DC, United States

DRAG BINGO & SILENT AUCTION AT ST. JOHN's, GEORGETOWN St. John's is proud to celebrate PRIDE and welcomes EVERYONE to enjoy BINGO called by the amazing TULA from Ru Paul's Drag Race. Come on Saturday, June 22nd at 4:30pm to bid on exciting auction items! Bingo with TULA from RuPaul's Drag Race starts at 5:30pm! […]

6 Week Summer Camp for 10-14 year olds with Sadie Randal

Join us for a fun-filled 6-week art summer camp with Sadie Randal (they/them), designed for kids aged 10 to 14 - it's gonna be epic! Students will: - Learn the basics of carving linoleum to create various-sized prints - Learn the fun of printmaking - Make something they are proud of - Become storytellers - […]

Ramblin’ Featuring the Tony Award®-winning band, The Red Clay Ramblers: Opening Night Premium Tickets and Summer Solstice Party

Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW

Chamber Dance Project, Washington, D.C.’s premiere contemporary ballet company led by award-winning choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning, is pleased to present its highly anticipated June Season: Ramblin’, featuring live performances by the Tony Award®-winning sensation The Red Clay Ramblers Band June 27-29 at Harman Hall. Contemporary ballet meets the rousing, soul-stirring bluegrass and old-time string tunes […]

$250 – $350

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Renwick Gallery

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Kéla Jackson, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, discusses L'Merchie Frazier’s “From a Birmingham […]

Free

Drawing for Young Adults with William Demaria

Washington Printmakers Gallery 1675 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Whether you want to be a traditional oil painter or a digital illustrator, a solid foundation in drawing is essential. This 9-week class will allow students to pursue their own interests in art while also being introduced to fundamental principles of drawing. This class will start with pencil, then explore powdered graphite, and also pen. […]

$405

College Portfolio Development for Teens with William Demaria

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Whether you are looking to apply to art school or not, a strong art portfolio will make you stand out from other applicants. Colleges look for a mix of artwork that displays technical proficiency and explores issues and ideas that are important to the artist on a personal level. This 7-week class will help students […]

$378

Virtual America InSight: Verbal Description Tours

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a docent-led virtual tour designed for participants who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights from the collection through rich verbal descriptions that invoke a multisensory experience.  Location: Online via Zoom Free | Registration required

Free

Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition with William Demaria

1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Jul 11- Aug 29 - Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm *(No class Aug 8) This class is for adult beginners to learn the fundamentals of drawing, photography, and artistic composition. Want to develop your interest as an artist and looking for a place to start? Whether you want to make artwork that is realistic or […]

$378

17th Annual Capital Fringe Festival

Golden Triangle, Connecticut Ave 1150 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Eight Days of Performances 37 Productions; 138 Individual Shows The 2024 Capital Fringe Festival will feature entirely original theatre, dance, and unclassifiable productions with a total of 150 cast and crew members, 83% of whom are from the DMV area and 17% from across the country and internationally. Capital Fringe’s annual festival is the only […]

$17.51

Virtual “Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women” Lecture with Mary Savig

Online

Join Mary Savig, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, for a lecture about the exhibition “Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women”, now on view at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery. The artists featured mastered everyday materials, subverted conventions, and transformed humble threads into sublime creations. In this virtual program, Savig shares how the exhibition came together […]

Free

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Phillippa Pitts, the Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, discusses Albert Bierstadt’s “Among the Sierra Nevada, California”. […]

Free