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Capitol Hill Restoration Society

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) was founded in 1955 to help preserve, protect and enhance the historic neighborhood's architectural and residential character. Capitol Hill won designation as a historic district in 1976. Since then, CHRS has become the largest civic association on Capitol Hill and it continues its work in planning, zoning, historic preservation and public safety -- and in hosting special events.

This May 12-13, the Society will again host its annual Mother's Day House & Garden Tour and, for the second year, sponsor "The Capitol Hill Home" Photo Contest. The winning images will be awarded two complementary passes to the 2018 House & Garden Tour and displayed on the CHRS website. Entries are due March 2.


Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema

The film program Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema derives from Goethe's novel Elective Affinities. The project, adapting Goethe's theory of attractions to the practice of exhibiting experimental cinema, is presented by filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson and writer Greg de Cuir Jr. Eight programs of international works of film and video art are arranged along thematic lines that correspond to their interests and concerns. Presentations (or "interventions") by visiting artists take place between the eight screenings. See this film program at the National Gallery of Art's East Building Museum from January 6 - 14.


Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, cats were associated with divinities, as revealed in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Cat coffins and representations of the cat-headed goddess Bastet are among the objects that reveal felines' role in ancient Egyptian religious, social, and political life. Dating from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, the more than eighty works include statues, amulets, and other items decorated with feline features.This exhibit at the Freer|Sackler runs through January 15.


Making Room: Housing for a Changing America 

Housing entrepreneurs are beginning to expand living arrangement options for the new demographics and lifestyles of our nation's residents. Making Room: Housing for a Changing America explores cutting-edge typologies through case studies and the presentation of The Open House — a flexible home designed for the exhibition by architect Pierluigi Colombo. The Open House features a hyper-efficient layout, movable walls, and multifunctional furniture, allowing the space to meet the needs of a variety of today's growing and underserved households. See this exhibit at the National Building Museum.


Friday, January 5

Exhibit - Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe

Exhibit - Sounds from the Sea
Honfleur Gallery

Event - Dante Pope 
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - German Jazz
Goethe Institut

Saturday, January 6

Event - Story Days: Martha Graham
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Event - Entering the Jungle: Wifredo Lam's Ta Prope Vie
Kreeger Museum

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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

Sunday, January 7

Concert - Astrid Schween
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Photographs by Dominique Muñoz
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens 

Exhibit - For the Record: Picturing DC 
The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum

Monday, January 8

Exhibit - Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Tuesday, January 9

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

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum 

Event - Unpacking the Russia Story with the Experts Who Have Covered It
International Spy Museum

Wednesday, January 10 

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

Exhibit - Around the World in 80 Paper Models 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - In the Tower: Anne Truitt 
National Gallery of Art

Event - Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update
International Spy Museum

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, January 11

Film - Chocolate City (2007)  
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - DC Economic Development Cluster Open House 2018
Washington Convention Center

Event - Reimagining Paper Weaving
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
Library of Congress

Newsletter for January 5 to January 11, 2018. 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

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January 13

Tudor Place: America's Story Lives Here
Tudor Place

January 15

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

January 16

Two Trains Runnin'
Edlavitch DCJCC

January 17

The Future of the Past
Department of the Interior Museum



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Thanks to all our 2017 Affiliates, participants, donors, and volunteers. Your support inspires us to do more and better programs. We look forward to a great 2018 with you and the Cultural Tourism DC family!

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