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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.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

  • Through Saturday, May 6, 2017

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I.

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.


Thu • March 23, 2017


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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