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New and Renewed Affiliates

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC affiliates include:


Les Miserables

Get tickets to see Les Misérables at the National Theatre, showing until January 7. From the page to the stage to the big screen, Les Misérables has been dazzling audiences for more than 150 years. DC's National Theatre welcomes the story's newest production, fresh off an acclaimed two-and-a-half year run on Broadway. With its inspiring story and thrilling songs, this legendary play is sure to satisfy audiences.


Gifts from the heART

Zenith Gallery has selected a small, affordable collection of art from several of its beloved artists to highlight and present during the holiday season. Each of the artists provides something for everyone, from classic still life and miniature charcoals to sculptures of glass and driftwood. These medium to small works of art are perfect holiday gifts. No matter the size, art is the gift that keeps on giving – and Zenith Gallery is featuring an array of great gifts. See them all at the gallery through January 27, 2018.


 Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha 

The Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha exhibit unites the only sixth- and seventh-century, life-size Chinese lacquer Buddha sculptures known to exist. The three sculptures are from the Walters Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Freer Gallery of Art. This is the first time they are on display together.
The exhibition explores how the sculptures were made and highlights how science can contribute to understanding art. Experts from the Freer|Sackler Department of Conservation and Scientific Research used specialized equipment and new methods to analyze the sculptures, exposing microscopic details. The Buddhas are on display at Freer|Sackler until June 10.


Friday, December 22

Event - Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC BID 

Exhibit - Sounds from the Sea
Honfleur Gallery

Exhibit - Brasilia 1957: A 20th Century Saga
Embassy of Brazil

Theater - The Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Saturday, December 23

Event - Story Days: Susan B. Anthony
National Portrait Gallery

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

Theater - Nina Simone: Four Women
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Women in Art 1850-1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Sunday, December 24

Exhibit - Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Exhibit - Changing Landscapes: Janelle Lynch and Pedro David 
Art Museum of the Americas

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - Holy Childhood Christmas Card Winners
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Exhibit - Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center

Monday, December 25

Exhibit - Nativities of the World
Franciscan Monastery

Tuesday, December 26

Event - 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration with Nana Malaya Rucker
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Edvard Munch: Color in Context
National Gallery of Art

Wednesday, December 27 

Event - Kwanzaa Celebration with Melvin Deal African Heritage Dancers and Drummers
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Season's Greenings 
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Inside the Dinner Party Studio
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Thursday, December 28

Exhibit - Kwanzaa Celebration with All Day Arts & Crafts 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Tour - First Amendment Highlights 

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here 
National Geographic Museum

Newsletter for December 22 to December 28, 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

 Bring DC Home This Holiday Season!
With amazing historical photographs and maps, Washington at Home is a book filled with interesting stories and images of DC's storied past. Click here to purchase a copy.


 Digital Shopping Mall
Check out our online Digital Shopping Mall, which highlights gift ideas from our affiliates. Become an affiliate with Cultural Tourism DC and raise visibility of art, culture, heritage and tourism in the DC area.


December 31

Weekend Tots: Noon Year's Eve
Tudor Place

January 3


January 4

Chamber Music at Noon

January 5

Dante Pope
Dupont Underground



There's Still Time To Give!

Thanks to all the donors who supported us during #GivingTuesday. Donations help us continue our signature programs. There is still time to help!

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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