Newsletter for July 20 to July 26 Newsletter for July 20 to July 26


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Embassy of the Dominican Republic

The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC is located in the Kalorama neighborhood. Dominican Ambassador José Tomás Pérez, launched an initiative called the Visitors Leaders Program which aims to train future Dominican leaders by enhancing their professional leadership through an agenda of visits with academic content. This has included visits to organizations based in Washington, DC, including the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and institutions such as the White House and the State Department.  


International Day of
Archaeology Festival

Archaeology in the Community (AITC) invites you to the 7th Annual Day of Archaeology at Dumbarton House on Saturday, July 21! This festival is dedicated to the archaeology, history, and preservation of Washington culture. The AITC encourages the public to participate in mock-excavations, crafts, and 3D printed artifacts. You also may speak with archaeologists as you learn about DC's local history.

Over There, So Far Away: 1918 - 2018

Join the Art Exchange for a free exhibit Over There, So Far Away: 1918 - 2018 celebrating the centennial of the victory of Serbia and its Allies in WWI! The exhibit will be on display at the National Press Club on Thursday, July 26 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm during one in a series of events commemorating the flying of the Serbian Flag at the White House in 1918 and President Woodrow Wilson's Proclamation of the Day of Prayer for Serbia. For more information about the five-day commemoration program, with various registration options, visit this site.

Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton

He is hot and everyone wants to claim Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as his or her own. DC does too. No fake news here. An orphan from the West Indies, Hamilton played a role in bringing the U.S. capital to Washington, DC. Follow his important life events and accomplishments in the historical newspapers of his day. The George Washington University Museum organized the exhibit in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. See it now through Sunday, September 9.

Mrs. Rosa Parks Tour 

Celebrate the life of Mrs. Rosa Parks on a tour at the uniquely decorated Mansion on O Street. A resident of The Mansion for over a decade, Mrs. Parks was a mother figure and mentor to museum founder, H.H. Leonards. Her presence at The Mansion left an indelible mark. Visit her favorite rooms, view mementos, and hear inspiring stories. The tour includes a private screening of stories of Mrs. Parks when she resided at the mansion. The O Street Museum is open to the public daily for tours from 11 am to 5 pm, based on availability, with the last tour starting at 3 pm. Make reservations on-line to experience this tour.


Friday, July 20
Event - Fridays at Freer: Global Nomads

Exhibit - City, Unfamiliar Landscape
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Religions of the World by Dee Levinson
Touchstone Gallery  

Saturday, July 21

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 

Exhibit - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today!
College Park Aviation Museum

Tour - In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Procession 
National Women's History Museum

Exhibit - Fun House
National Building Museum

Exhibit - The Sweat of Their Face
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight
DC by Foot

Sunday, July 22

Exhibit - Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - Greetings from Washington
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Event - Happy Birthday Nam June Paik!
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Concert - National Symphony Orchestra: Casino Royale in Concert 
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Monday, July 23 

Concert - Fort Reno Summer Series
Tenleytown Main Street

Exhibit - Form & Function: The Genius of the Book  
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Lately Arrived: Recent Additions to the Collection
DAR Museum 

Exhibit - Heavy Metal: Women to Watch 2018 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tuesday, July 24 

Exhibit - Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Constructing Mexico68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Art Across Cultures

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

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center Galleries 

Exhibit - Curtis Woody: A Sketch of Slavey in the District of Columbia
Dumbarton House

Wednesday, July 25 

Exhibit - Greetings from Washington
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Film - Number 16, The Tetsuharu Kawakami Story 
Japanese Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Against the Day
Kreeger Museum

Event - Taste of Titanic
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Currents: Water in African Art  
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Event - On the Run II Yoga
Dupont Underground

Thursday, July 26

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - The Pilot Distict Project 
National Building Museum 

Exhibit - 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the U.S.
Goethe-Institut Washington

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Newsletter for July 20 to July 26, 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

WalkingTown DC
 is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2018 edition will run from Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, September 23 and will include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to volunteer and be part of WalkingTown DC? Click here for volunteer information.


July 27

My Name is Victoria
Goethe-Institut Washington

July 31

Us the Duo: The Together Tour
Sixth & I

August 4

Hanson String Theory with National Symphony Orchestra
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

August 4

World's Fair
DAR Museum



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