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Freer | Sackler

The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art opened to the public in 1923, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, welcomed its first visitors in 1987. Both are connected by an underground passageway, and linked through the study, exhibition, and love of Asian art. In addition, the Freer Gallery contains a collection of 19th century American art punctuated by James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. Currently closed for renovation, The Freer | Sackler will reopen on October 14 at 5 PM. 

 

National Symphony Orchestra:
Carpenter Plays Copland

Cristian Macelaru conducts an all-American program featuring organist Cameron Carpenter, pairing Copland's Symphony for Organ and Orchestra and Appalachian Spring Suite with Bernstein's Divertimento in honor of the late composers' famous friendship. The Kennedy Center hosts three performances from Thursday, September 28 to Saturday, September 30.

 

Human Landscapes

The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the OAS and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States present Human Landscapes, an exhibition of photography and video curated by Andrés Duprat, Director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, and Fernando Farina an indepdent curator. This exhibit is on display from September 28 to November 26.

 

Wine Auction at Arena Stage

Arena Stage will host a live wine auction on Tuesday, October 3, at the Mead Center for American Theater. The evening kicks off at 6:30 PM with a sparkling wine reception and silent auction. It is followed by a five-course seated dinner catered by Design Cuisine with wine pairings and a live auction at 7:30 PM. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items and experiences throughout the event.

 

 

Friday, September 29

Event - Brewmaster Tours
Heurich House Mansion

Film - Obsession
Hill Center

Event - Artist Talk // Film Screening
Dupont Underground

Event - Josh Dean - The Taking of K-129
International Spy Museum

Theater - Death of a Salesman
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, September 30

Event - Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
National Portrait Gallery

Event - Artist Talk with Luis Peralta Del Valle
Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Votes for Women
American History Museum

Sunday, October 1

Event - Dead Men's Hollow
Hill Center

Exhibit - Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum

Event - Hill Center's Annual Family Day
Hill Center

Tour - Museum Highlights 
Hirshhorn Museum

Monday, October 2

Event - Cultural Capital: Mujeres de Cine/Women of Film
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - Unfolding the Universe
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare 
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tuesday, October 3

Tour - First Amendment Highlights
Newseum

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Event - Tapas with Teachers
Tudor Place

Event - Talk of the Hill with Bill Press
Hill Center 

Wednesday, October 4 

Exhibit - Black Magic: AfroPasts/ AfroFutures
Honfleur Gallery

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate

Concert - Aaron Seeber, Drummer
Hill Center

Thursday, October 5

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of our National Parks
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Phillips after 5: Finnish Kool
The Phillips Collection  

Exhibit - Geniale Dilletanten
Goethe-Institut Washington, DC

 

Newsletter for September 29 to October 5, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

 

     

 
October 6

Human Trafficking Fundraising Event for Children in Zimbabwe
Uthando Theater


 
October 7

Dead Man's Run
Historic Congressional Cemetery


 
October 7

PorchFest DC 
Adams Morgan

October 15

50th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour
Dupont Circle 

 
October 7

Volunteer for PorchFest DC!
Volunteer and join the Cultural Tourism DC team on October 7 at Adams Morgan. Volunteers 
greet guests at a performance locations, introduce performers, and help at the PorchFest Information Hub. Click here to sign-up for an orientation.

 

 

Neighborhood Heritage Trails
 

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history on one of our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn
 

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!


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