October 9 to October 15 October 9 to October 15


The Impossible Dream

Zenith Gallery presents artwork of the Palestine Museum US, including sculpture, paintings, photography and prints by renowned and award-winning artists of Palestinian origin. Some of the artwork will be seen for the first time in the United States; all of it is available for sale. Zenith Gallery worked with the Palestine Museum US (located in Woodbridge, CT) to host this exhibit. An opening reception is Tuesday, October 13, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Zenith Gallery. Please wear a mask as required by CDC and DC guidelines.


Friday, October 9
Online Exhibit -- Uniting US: Veterans Art Show
Hill Center DC

Online Exhibit -- Long May It Wave
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Online Exhibit -- Documenting Crossroads: The New Normal
National Building Museum

Saturday, October 10
Online Exhibit -- African Voices
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Online Event -- Kalamkaris Basics: Tree of Life
Ghandi Memorial Center

Event -- UDC Van Ness Farmers Market
Van Ness Main Street

Online Event -- Online Yoga From the Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden

Sunday, October 11
Online Event -- Adam Scott Graham, organist
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit -- True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit -- Sunday Strolls in the Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Online Tour -- Historic House
The Octagon

Monday, October 12
Exhibit -- Light of Hope: The Corrie ten Boom Story

Museum of the Bible

Online Event -- 2020 Américas Award Ceremony
Library of Congress

Online Event -- Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote
The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

Tuesday, October 13
Online Event -- Tying It All Together: A Look at Fashionable Neckwear in the Mid-19th Century
DAR Museum

Online Tour -- Exploring Lincoln in Washington
Ford's Theatre

Tour -- Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth
Mansion on O Street

Wednesday, October 14
Online Event -- Hope through History with Sculptor Michael Benevenia
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

Online Event -- Virtual Adult Hip Hop with CityDance POP!
Tenleytown Main Street

Online Event -- Introducing... Sonia Sotomayor
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, October 15

Tour -- Lincoln's Assassination
DC by Foot

Online Event -- Museum Tours Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Online Event -- K-Cinema at Home: Champion
Korean Cultural Center


Newsletter for October 9 to October 15, 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

For more than 80 years, the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum's mission has been to inspire and educate Departmental employees and the public about the ongoing stewardship of the nation's public lands, natural resources and cultural heritage. The museum recently completed a renovation and created two new gallery spaces. One is the home of Thomas Moran & the Big Picture, in which the works highlight their historical connection and influence in land management. The other gallery showcases changing temporary exhibitions featuring cultural and scientific collections managed by the Department's bureaus and offices.


Equity in the Built Environment

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with Black Landscape Architect's Network (BlackLAN) inaugurates the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment, a series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause and cure for social and racial disparities. Learn how the Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Campus is helping to change economic disinvestment within a community in New Orleans' Central City. Live streamed via Zoom webinar, the program is on Wednesday, October 14, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

BLM Photo Exhibition: rise up

Dupont Underground's latest exhibit shows photographs of the recent protests and demonstrations in Washington, DC. Using the mobile phone and social media, social justice activists, citizens and photographers of all backgrounds capture new imagery and content while covering the events. See these stories and view the unconstrained vision and passion of local photographers. Dupont Underground requires visitors to wear a mask and social distance. This exhibit is open every Friday through Sunday until November 1.  

Film Across Borders

Films Across Borders showcases acclaimed films, documentaries and shorts from around the world. Now in its sixth year, Films Across Borders presents Stories of Resilience and Hope. The 2020 cinematic series features stories of humans and wildlife, and the challenges they face to survive in the world. The 2020 series is in a virtual format. Enjoy film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and topical speakers available October through December. Learn more by clicking here.

Her Story: A Century of Women Writers

Some of the most influential poets, novelists, and memoirists of the past 100 years will be fêted with a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit showcases 24 women through photographs, papers, sculptures, stories, and paintings, weaving together 100 years of literary history. The exhibit coincides with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Though admission to the Smithsonian remains free, visitors must register for a timed-entry pass ahead of arrival. To reserve a slot, visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery's websites. The exhibit is on display through January 18, 2021.

October 18
Composition at the National Gallery of Art - West Building
Washington Photo Safari


October 20
Virtual Battlefield Tour: Medical Care at Cedar Creek

National Museum of Civil War Medicine


October 22
Virtual Tudor Nights: Behind Closed Doors

Tudor Place


October 26
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy

International Spy Museum


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