DC Culture Communique June 24  

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Dedicated in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial comprises a three-acre park honoring all of America's federal, state, and local law enforcers. It was designed award-winning Washington, DC, architect Davis Buckley, and showcases two pathways of remembrance that feature blue-gray marble walls engraved with the names of more than 19,000 fallen law enforcement officers. Each spring, the names of the officers killed during the previous year are engraved on the Memorial walls, followed by the Annual Candlelight Vigil ceremony to dedicate the Roll Call of new officer names. Approximately 200,000 people visit the Memorial every year.



Artist Michael Platt celebrates trailblazers, knowledge-seekers, problem-solvers, and revolutionaries with larger-than-life prints on canvas in his new show Pathfinders at Honfleur Gallery. Foreground and background, past and present, pattern and figure all overlap in Platt's pieces to reveal the strength, resiliency, and grace of individuals who break with tradition. Platt is a Native Washingtonian and self-described "image-maker" who combines photography, digital imagery, and printmaking for this series of haunting, transcendent work.

Baseball's Greatest Hits: The
Music of Our National Game

This exhibition features baseball sheet music from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Most of these works are original copyright deposits and represent only a small fraction of the more than 400 published songs about baseball in the Music Division's custody. They illustrate the remarkable congruence between the evolution of the sport from pre-Civil War to the present, and the musical counterparts that have chronicled in song baseball's greatest moments.


Friday, February 17

Exhibit - From the Desk of Simone Beauvoir
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Theater - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, February 18

Tour - VISArts Center Exhibit and Lunch
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Exhibit - New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin

Theater - Watch on the Rhine
Arena Stage

Sunday, February 19

Exhibit - Jake Berthot
The Phillips Collection

Film - Pancho Villa's Revenge
National Gallery of Art

Theater - Roe
Arena Stage

Monday, February 20

Exhibit - Suspicious Growths Works by Tai Hwa Goh 
Korean Cultural Center 

Exhibit - An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution 
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Hirshhorn Museum Highlight Tours
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, February 21

Lecture - Conserving Media Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Film - The Last Laugh

Exhibit - #iseedc2016
District Architecture Center

Event - PEN/Faulkner Fiction: Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert
Folger Theater

Wednesday, February 22

Event - A Toast to the General
Tudor Place Historic House

Event - Handi-Hour: Crafts and Craft Beer
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lecture - The Back Story: The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Thursday, February 23

Exhibit - Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE

Theater - Baby Screams Miracle
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Lecture - Marley Dawson
The Phillips Collection

Newsletter for February 17 to February 23, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

February 25

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King
National Theatre

February 25

Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery 
International Spy Museum

February 26

Iranian Film Festival: 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarostami
National Gallery of Art

March 5
Reading Group: Existentialist Cafe
National Museum of Women in the Arts

The 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes spring in Washington DC! Learn about the cherry blossom events and things to do on the Tidal Basin.


DC Vignettes Scented Candles

Whether you like lavender, rose, or pine, this collection of candles will sooth and relax you. Choose from six scents and order today. Cultural Tourism DC receives a portion of the proceeds.

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Vintage DC Wines: Great Wine and Great Art 

Enjoy these Chilean wines with your family, friends, and co-workers. Artist Dana Ellyn created the beautiful labels, which represent selected DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Click to purchase a bottle or the collection.

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