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Weekend Round Up May 30, 2019

On Saturday: mandolinist Chris Thile’s “Live from Here” will broadcast from Wolf Trap and balalaikas will ring out in Rockville.

Bunch Named 14th Smithsonian Secretary

The first African American secretary, Bunch is also the first former director of a Smithsonian museum to occupy the top spot since ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.

Summer Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Six D.C. art exhibitions worth a special trip this summer.

This Sunday: Spy Museum’s Grand Opening in L’Enfant Plaza

For the official May 12 opening, the museum will host a family festival with musicians from the NSO's Youth Fellowship Program, makeup artists, food trucks and a magician.

Telling Stories at National Geographic Museum

Nearly 50 people came to hear Kathryn Keane’s talk at Georgetown Media Group’s April 11 Cultural Leadership Breakfast, in part due to the “Queens of Egypt” exhibition.

Notre Dame, Paris’s Beacon, in Dire Jeopardy

Notre Dame is more than a church, of kings and bishops and Christians and martyrs, it is a kind of lifeform of humanity built with stone and wood, that aspires to flight even now.

Weekend Round Up April 4, 2019

“Petalpalooza” puts a cherry on top with Saturday-night fireworks on the Southwest waterfront. Also that night, the American University Museum opens its spring exhibitions.

New GU Gallery Features Work by Glenn Ligon

On Monday, April 1, the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Gallery will host a free public conversation between artist Glenn Ligon and Steven Nelson, art history professor and director of the African Studies Center at UCLA.

Zilia Sánchez at the Phillips

Major art museums throughout the country seem increasingly engaged in producing a new breed of exhibitions — shows that introduce audiences to modern and...

Weekend Round Up March 21, 2019

During the first big weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival: the Pink Tie Party, a Georgetown cupcake tour and art and music inspired by “The Tale of Genji.”