Newsletter for June 19 to June 25, 2020 Newsletter for June 19 to June 25, 2020


DCJazzFest From Home

Tune in online to hear the DCJazzFest From Home presented by Live From Our Living Rooms! The program offers nine days of in-home performances and music-based presentations to raise relief funds for DC-area musicians from Sunday, June 21 to Monday, June 29. In line with social distancing, all performances and presentations include soloists and groups residing under the same roof. This DCJazzFest From Home series features 18 performances with musicians including DeeDee Bridgewater, Regina Carter, John Clayton and more master-level and emerging jazz artists. For more information, click here.



Friday, June 19

Exhibit -- Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event -- Juneteenth: A Day of Remembrance 
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities 

Event -- Tudor Tots: Hats
Tudor Place

Tour -- Virtual Tours
The Mansion on O Street

Saturday, June 20
Event -- Farmers Market SW

Tour -- Monuments and Memorials 
Washington Photo Safari

Tour -- FB Live Congressional Tour
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Sunday, June 21
Exhibit -- Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit -- Churchill's Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit -- Doorways: Artistic Reflections of Place

Monday, June 22
Exhibit -- Pre-Columbian Collection
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit -- Long May it Wave: The Story of the American Flag Through Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit -- Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tuesday, June 23
Event -- The Violinists of CDP
Chamber Dance Project

Tour -- Monastery and Garden
Franciscan Monastery

Event -- Women's Suffrage Series: Tina Cassidy
President Woodrow Wilson House

Wednesday, June 24
Event -- Spotlight on Design: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
National Building Museum

Event -- The Magic of Spying
International Spy Museum

Exhibit -- Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa 
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Thursday, June 25
Event -- Exploring Lincoln in Washington
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit -- Women Sculptors Bringing Balance with Humor
Zenith Gallery

Exhibit -- Portrait of an Agency
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum



Newsletter for June 19 to June 25, 2020. 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

The College Park Aviation museum is a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located on the grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport in College Park, Maryland. The airport was founded in August 1909 when Wilbur Wright arrived there to give flight instruction to the first military aviators. The site now has a museum with plane exhibits and displays that highlight historic aviation milestones. While the museum is currently closed, you can explore the museum online here.

Family Trivia Night at the Dumbarton House

Do you think you know DC history and trivia? Find out at the Trivia Night this Friday, June 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with the historic Dumbarton House. The online event will be hosted on a webinar platform. Questions will be presented online via PowerPoint, and teams can submit answers with an online form. There will be rounds on history, geography, and DC landmarks. Admission is a pay-what-you-like donation. Register to attend here

Women's Suffrage Series with Tina Cassidy

On Tuesday, June 23 at noon, go online with the President Woodrow Wilson House to hear from author Tina Cassidy. The event is part of the series Why Wait: From Start to (Un)Finished, A Look Back at Suffrage History. This series explores the Suffrage movement's origins during Woodrow Wilson's presidency, and the role of race in the movement's evolution. Cassidy is author of the book Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote.

Look and Listen: Asian Art and Music with Yuki Kurosawa

On June 24 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, watch music virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa perform and discuss music for the koto, a stringed instrument, from the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art. Kurosawa is joined by Japanese art scholar Sonia Coman-Ernstoff. Discover how traditions are renewed at the intersection of sound, image, and text.


May 22, 2020

Arena Stage has released its first film, titled May 22, 2020, which shares ten stories from locals about life during the pandemic. This docudrama is one of two films Arena Stage released as part of its 2020 season. For May 22, director Molly Smith enlisted the help of 10 playwrights, including Randy Baker, Audrey Cefaly, dramatist Karen Zacarías, Aaron Posner, and others. Ten Washingtonians were interviewed that same date in May and asked about life during the crisis. The 55-minute film is available to watch free on YouTube.

Black Opera as Architecture: A Conversation with Kimberly A. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran and Imani Uzuri

On Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm, join the National Gallery of Art as curator Kimberly A. Jones discusses the influence of opera with curator Kimberly Drew, vocalist Alicia Hall Moran, and composer Imani Uzuri. Their conversation expands on an interview conducted by Drew regarding the structure of opera and black cultural production. The conversation also celebrates the art exhibit Degas at the Opéra, now on display at the museum. 

June 30
Ensuring Vaccine Safety

Smithsonian National  Museum of Natural History


July 4
Virtual Journey of the Declaration of Independence: The Dunlap Broadside
U.S. National Archives


July 6
Virtual Educator Summer Camp
National Museum of Women in the Arts


July 9
Space Junk
Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space


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