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Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

In July 2015, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in downtown DC opened to the public. This site was Clara Barton's home base during the American Civil War, and today visitors can learn about the inspirational life of Clara Barton and her mission to support missing Union soldiers during and after the war. On display is an exhibit of photographer Alexander Gardner's The Dead of Antietam. Gardner's 1862 exhibit shocked observers, and the museum features photos from the famous exhibit in an immersive display. Visiting the exhibition is included with admission to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum and is free for Museum members. The exhibit is on display until November 3.


Expanding Spacetime

The Korean Cultural Center presents Expanding Spacetime, an exhibition opening August 3 featuring works by Chae Eun Rhee and Sky Kim. Vivid paintings in the exhibit ask viewers to consider how mind and body transcend time and space. As female artists who have lived in Korea and the United States, Rhee and Kim use different visual styles, but both aspire for a sense of spirituality in their works. The opening reception includes a talk by the artists and is this Friday, August 3, at 6 pm. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. See the artists' works through  September 4.

Journey to Yuki's World

The Touchstone Gallery presents Journey to Yuki's World by Japanese artist Yuki Hiyama. This is the artist's first Washington, DC, gallery exhibition and her second exhibition in the United States. Hiyama employs a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and even sand. Her strokes range from frenetic to languid, sometimes including characters, bodies, faces and also numerals. Attend the opening reception and meet the artist Saturday, August 4, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, and hear live music by The Governor's School for the Arts, Orchestra Department.

Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos

Visit the Mansion on O Street to hear Americana roots rock singer and songwriter Chris Berardo on August 5. With various musical compatriots, Berardo has spent much of the past quarter-century building a devoted fan base and accumulating an array of life experience reflected in his songwriting. Their release Ignoring All The Warning Signs rose to #49 on The National Americana Chart, #15 on The Roots Music Report and sat in the Top Ten at XM Radios X Country channel for two months. Reserve your tickets online for the 4pm show. Reservations are required. Doors open one hour before the concert begins.

20/20: Double Vision 

Experience the exhibit 20/20: Double Vision at Dupont Underground. This exhibit comprises video work that challenges what and how we see. 20/20 is defined as normal visual acuity, or the clarity and sharpness of vision. This exhibition is a play on the literal and metaphorical notion of visual clarity. 20/20 includes work from alumni of the Corcoran School of Art and area artists whose ties to the school have impacted their work. See this exhibit through August 28.



Friday, August 3
Event - Fridays at Freer: Hip-Hop and Kung Fu

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

Theater - Dave
Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage

Exhibit - Mayas: Spaces of Memory
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - National Mall
DC by Foot  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Playball
National Museum of the U.S. Navy  

Saturday, August 4

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center 

Exhibit - Fun House
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton  
The George Washington Univesity and The Textile Museum

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

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt 
Ford's Theatre

Event - Taste of Studio
Studio Theatre

Sunday, August 5

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man 
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery 

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

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Picturing Alexander Hamilton
National Gallery of Art

Monday, August 6

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam 
National Archives

Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - 2018 Landscape Architecture Awards
District Architecture Center 

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, August 7

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

Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project 
National Building Museum

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

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

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

Wednesday, August 8

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

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

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Event - The World and Me Family Program: Toakase's Tapa
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - Diggers & Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On
Embassy of Australia

Event - Inside Media: The History of the American Newspaper

Thursday, August 9

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young, Jr. 
Octagon Museum 

Exhibit - Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Do it for the 'Gram
National Building Museum

Newsletter for August 3 to August 9, 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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August 10-12

Washington Convention Center 

August 14

Meet a Spy: Sandy Grimes 
International Spy Museum

August 16

Bard in the Park
Folger Shakespeare Library

August 25

17th Street Festival
Dupont Circle Main Street



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