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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.

Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts

  • Through Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important "unit" of this artist's work.

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

  • Through Sunday, April 30, 2017

 This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, one of the foremost collections of the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's prints and posters.

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Speakeasy Hunt

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion.

Academy Award winning directors Paul Wagner and Marjorie Hunt present Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts

Washington National Cathedral

Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner, winners of the Academy Award for The Stone Carvers, present a new documentary: Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts which profiles 10 American artisans in the building trades.

Categories: Film, Discussion, Free

Arlene Shechet: From Here On Now

The Phillips Collection

New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. From Here On Now at the Phillips is both a poetic beckoning and a description of the literal. The exhibition’s title also tweaks the familiar phrase “from here on out” to bring attention to the present and as a reminder that the future is an abstraction. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Author Lecture- Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

DAR Library

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding

Building Community and Resistance in the Age of Trump

Loyola University Maryland

Journalist and author Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D., to deliver a lecture on “Building Community and Resistance in the Age of Trump" on Thursday, March 23 at 6:45 p.m. 

Cassini to Saturn: The Journey and the Legacy

The National Air and Space Museum

In this Exploring Space Lecture, Carolyn Porco will discuss what we learned from the Cassini orbiter and what its final legacy is likely to be. Free tickets are required. 

Categories: Lecture, History, Free

Creativity Awakened

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts in the Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit “Creativity Awakened” highlighting the exciting art of glass artist Julie Bahun and vibrant paintings by Ann Marie Williams. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Exhibit Tour: An Agreeable Tyrant- Fashion after the Revolution

DAR Museum

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution.

Categories: Tours, Exhibits, History

Exhibition: Chinamania

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics dubbed “Chinamania” swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Inspired by his travels to a major center for Chinese ceramics, contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates this phenomenon through an installation of Kangxi porcelains and his own monumental works.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Family Thursdays

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Visit the Capitol Visitor Center for a family program for Women's History Month.

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

George Condo: The Way I Think

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Get Lucky Hunt

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Good fortune prevails as you search high and low for special luck themed items found only at O Museum in The Mansion.

Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion.

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection has long had a special relationship with Jake Berthot, whose introspective paintings have been described as visual poetry. In 1996, the museum organized an exhibition of his work, and in 2015 received a major bequest from the artist’s estate. Including promised gifts, the Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important ”unit” of this artist’s work.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

Rice Gallery

This annual exhibition highlights the best undergraduate work, such as painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Jurors for the exhibition include professional artists and art educators. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

March 150 Art Sale & Exhibition

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns. All proceeds benefit the Gallery’s special exhibitions and programs.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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

Netted: Morphological State of Our Urban Space

The Art League Gallery

Artist Heidi Nam’s mixed media and collage works explore the transient state of our rapidly changing urban spaces.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

New Fiber Arts Instructors

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Focus on Fiber. This exhibition introduces Glen Echo Park's new fiber arts instructors. From knitting and quilting, to weaving and felting, there are exciting new classes and camps coming this spring/summer session. Visit the exhibition to learn more about these great new programs for children, teens and adults.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

New Post-Graduate Resident: Welcome Jay Hendrick

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Fairfax-based artist Jay Hendrick creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance.

During his residency, Hendrick will emulate the processes of other artists in the DMV in an effort to understand why they do what they do. He will interview each participating artist and document the project on his blog and organize a round-table discussion about painting.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Nutt and Bolt

The Lab, Convergence

Two rival robots learn to work together in this soundscape-driven play for ages 2-6.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

One-on-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder

The Phillips Collection

This installation will juxtapose several paintings from the Phillips’s permanent collection by American Romantic painter Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917) with a painting by Cuban-born American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, The First Kierkegaard.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Paras Kaul: Brain to Computer Interfacing for Well-Being

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Paras Kaul will discuss how she uses neurofeedback to produce music in the Healing Arts Ensemble and her work as a Research Associate for the Music and Well-Being Program at George Mason University.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Perspectives: Michael Joo

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space in this multimedia work. On view in the light-flooded Sackler pavilion, the installation will seem to shift with the seasons, complementing Joo’s interest in the nature of change.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Self Guided Tour of O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Create your own adventure when you explore The O Street Museum and its collections.

The Chronicle of the Horse in Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Chronicle of the Horse in Art and accompanying catalogue will present the rich variety and depth of the classic, iconic, and contemporary American, British, and Continental art featured prominently on the front covers of The Chronicle of the Horse for almost seventy years.

Categories: Arts, Discussion

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

The Phillips Collection

 This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, one of the foremost collections of the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's prints and posters.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Tudor Nights: Paw Prints

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

From livestock to hunting dogs to doves, animals have thrived for two centuries at Tudor Place. Join us for cocktails and animal tales, as well as art and objects of special interest to pet lovers.

Categories: Tours, History, Food & Wine

Visiting Artist Lecture: Amber Robles-Gordon

Peterson Hall, Room 104, McDaniel College

McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations, her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience. 

Categories: Arts, Lecture, Free

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Library of Congress- Thomas Jefferson Building

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Arts

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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.

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