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National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. NMWA brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments. The museum addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today.

A current exhibit, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, for the first time, places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another, and within the larger history of abstract art. Featuring work by twenty-one artists born between 1891 and 1981, the show comprises evocative prints, unconventional sculptures, and monumental paintings that reveal the artists' role as under-recognized leaders in abstraction. A number of the artists have close ties to the DC area. See the exhibit now through January 21. 


MOSAIC: Moments & Methods

An avid photographer since college, BD Richardson has won national and international photography awards. This exhibit represents many decades and moods of a life behind the camera lens. The work features several continents, from Paris to Peru to Poolesville, depicting the iconic as well as the everyday. This exhibit is on display at Touchstone Gallery until January 28.


1968: Civil Rights at 50

This exhibit at the Newseum explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968. Explore the tragic events through stunning photography and interactive elements. Learn about the assassinations of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy through the images and news artifacts that highlight the landmark events of the year. 1968: Civil Rights at 50 examines the relationship between the First Amendment and the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The exhibit opens Friday, January 12.


On Your Feet! 

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! at the Kennedy Center takes you inside their real-life story, with some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century. This production continues through January 28.


Friday, January 12

Exhibit - Gifts from the heART: That Inspire for Life
Zenith Gallery 

Exhibit - Two Reflections: Korean and American Artists Confront Humanity and Nature 
Korean Cultural Center DC

Film - Blockage 

Exhibit - German Jazz
Goethe Institut

Saturday, January 13

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

Theater - The Way of the World
Folger Theatre

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Tudor Place: America's Story Lives Here
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Sounds from the Sea
Honfleur Gallery

Sunday, January 14

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum

Theater - Sovereignty
Arena Stage 

Concert - Middle C Music Center: Esther Haynes
Tenleytown Main Street

Monday, January 15

Exhibit - Exploring the Americas 
Library of Congress

Event - Not Just Another Day Off 
Folger Theatre

Event - Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, January 16

Exhibit - Ancient Bronzes
Dumbarton Oaks

Film - Two Trains Runnin'
Edlavitch DCJCC 

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

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

Wednesday, January 17 

Exhibit - The Box Project: Uncommon Threads
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Event - The Future of the Past 
Department of the Interior Museum

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

Event - Escape the Enemy
International Spy Museum

Film - La La La at Rock Bottom
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Thursday, January 18

Concert - Take 5! Mike 'Bags' Davis Quintet
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Peacock Room Shutters Open

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

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Newsletter for January 12 to January 18, 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 19

The Verve Pipe
Wolf Trap

January 19

Free Folger Friday: Bernhardt/Hamlet
Folger Theatre

January 23

Out There: The Self Made Artists from DC

January 26

Spy Fest: A Kid Spy Family Festival!
Interntional Spy 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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