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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

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Open Life Drawing - Short / Long Pose Sessions

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Categories: Arts

"Flights of Fancy" Story Time

National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. 

"How to Talk to the Creature in Your Car" A Program for Parents

Julia Bindeman Suburban Center

What secrets are kids keeping from their parents? How do you parent a teenager through this difficult time of teenage angst? This talk with health educator and motivational speaker Scott Fried offers specific ideas and techniques on how to understand your teen, how to communicate with them, and how to be there for them as they as they undergo the emotional journey to adulthood.

Categories: Family Oriented

Art at the Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Take a curator-led tour of the diverse $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in Washington, DC outside of a museum.

Categories: Arts, Tours

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Theater J

A triumphant and life-affirming story of how Karola Siegel went from Europe to Israel to New York, ultimately becoming America’s favorite sex therapist!

Categories: Arts, Theater

Call for Artists - Bethesda Painting Awards

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Auditions

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Exhibition. Michèle Colburn: The More Things Change

Arlington Arts Center

Exhibition featuring works by this DC-metro based artist known for her multi-media works exploring socio-political themes.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Arts

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Shops of Crystal City

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists. Featured artist is Sandi Parker

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. 45 minutes.  

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Enjoy viewing the beautiful and historic artwork that decorates the Halls of the Senate.

Categories: Arts, History, Tours

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Enjoy viewing the beautiful and historic artwork that decorates the Halls of the Senate.

Categories: Arts, History, Tours

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
 
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
 
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
 
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.

 

Categories: Arts, History, Free

Lunder Conservation Center Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks.

Categories: Arts, Free

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Open Life Drawing - Long Pose Sessions

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Long Pose Sessions (three hours)

If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

Categories: Arts

See Me at the Freer/Sackler Galleries

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

See Me at the Freer/Sackler Galleries...an interactive tour of the museum's works of art tailored to individuals with dementia and their care partners.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Discussion

St. Jude Gourmet Gala

The National Building Museum

Join us on Wednesday, February 21st for our 19th St. Jude Gourmet Gala, hosted at the National Building Museum.

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Target Gallery: Passages

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity.Passages gives an intimate look in to artists’ individual experiences and how they shaped who they are today. Hear juror Adriana Ospina, curator of the Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of Americas, speak during the reception on Second Thursday Art Night, February 8, at 7 pm.  

More than half of the artists on view in the exhibition are from the region. All are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation immigrants to the United States. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Teen Museum Council Movie Night

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Categories: Arts

The Sikh Project

Sandy Spring Museum

The Sikh Project, in collaboration with the talented British photographers Amit and Naroop, captures the beauty of the Sikh faith and the depth of the Sikh American experience. The exhibition will be on display at the Sandy Spring Museum from February 14-March 24, 2018.

The exhibit, which launched to critical acclaim in 2016, includes 38 portraits of turbaned men and women that embody the diversity of the Sikh community and recognize the challenges and triumphs of what it means to be Sikh in the United States.

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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