Newsletter for August 10 to August 16, 2018 Newsletter for August 10 to August 16, 2018


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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's leading museum and research complex. The museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity and learning about the natural world through exhibitions and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, it was among the first Smithsonian buildings to house the national collections and research facilities. Today, it entertains millions of visitors each year. See the 2017 Windland Smith Rice Awards exhibition on display through September 30 on the second floor of the museum.


A Garden Party: From Africa to Asia

This Friday, August 10, attend the party in the Enid A. Haupt Garden from 8 pm to 11 pm for an awesome Smithsonian at 8 event! Enjoy late-night access to the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery and view art from the African and Asian continents. The garden party features music from DJ As-One, specialty cocktails, curator talks, a photo booth, a cash bar, Asian- and African-inspired cuisine and beer samples. Dress in your garden party best and bring a photo ID. This is a ticketed event.

An Airmail Affair

Visit the College Park Aviation Museum this Friday, August 10, for tasty hors d'oeurves, live music by The Swingin' Swamis and a silent auction. See and take photos with a Curtiss Jenny aircraft, flown in to re-enact the first airmail flight, chat with the crew and take a peek at the new exhibit Delivering America: Airmail to Email. Guests also may talk with a curator about the historic airmail artifacts that are on display for one night only. Prizes will be awarded for the best 1920s inspired attire. Tickets are $60 to $100.

Investigating Where We Live

Visit this curated exhibition at the National Building Museum to learn about local teens' views of Washington, DC through their photographs, writings and artwork. Since 1999, teen participants in the Investigating Where We Live program have been exploring the city, meeting DC and making connections to their own communities, followed by an exhibit of their findings. This year, participants were asked to reflect on how their lives in 2018 connect to 1968. The Making Space For Us exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, August 11, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

The Richter Archive at 75

In celebration of the arrival in 1943 of the George M. Richter Archive of Illustrations on Art, this installation presents the history and development of the photographic archives of the National Gallery of Art. The initial gift from Richter has become one of the largest collections of images of art and architecture in the world with over 15 million items. This exhibition is open through August 24, Monday to Friday in the National Gallery of Art.


Friday, August 10
Event - Color in Creativity Night 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Theater - Dave
Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage

Exhibit - Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

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

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Film - In This Corner of the World
Japanese information & Culture Center (JICC) 

Saturday, August 11

Exhibit - American Civics
Mansion on O Street 

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

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

Concert - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight 
DC by Foot

Sunday, August 12

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

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

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

Event - Family Mindfulness: Protectors and Guardians

Tour - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Monday, August 13

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

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibit 
Hill Center

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

Exhibit - 2018 Landscape Architecture Awards
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, August 14

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

Event - Meet a Spy: Sandy Grimes
International Spy Museum

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

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

Exhibit - Congress and the Separation of Powers
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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

Wednesday, August 15

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

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Journey to Yuki's World
Touchstone Gallery

Event - Live from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Exhibit - The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, August 16

Exhibit - 20/20: Double Vision 
Dupont Underground

Film - Bard in the Park: The Lion King 
Folger Shakespeare Library 

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Event - Teen Night
National Building Museum

Newsletter for August 10 to August 16, 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.

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August 17

VooDoo Threauxdown Featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

August 19

DC World Reggae Festival 
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

August 23

Bard in the Park: Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Folger Shakespeare Library

August 25

17th Street Festival
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets



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