A Month of International Events A Month of International Events

Throughout the month, cultural and arts organizations present internationally themed programming—ranging from traditional to contemporary, from swinging music to scholarly pursuits, from classical to experimental. As you enjoy Passport DC, remember that many events are free thanks to contributions from individuals like you who financially support nonprofit cultural organizations.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling       

Through July 28, 2019     

Monumental wood sculptures by German artist Ursula von Rydingsvard evoke the grandeur and power of nature. They also bear evidence of the artist's meticulous process of cutting, shaping and assembling her works from thousands of cedar blocks. The Contour of Feeling exhibit focuses on von Rydingsvard's work since 2000 and her continued commitment to experimentation.           

National Museum of Women in the Arts


Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California 

Through January 1, 2020          

Palm Springs, California is known as a playground for the rich and wealthy. However, the area was once a desert outpost and home to Native Americans. This exhibit focuses on the conflict that arose over a one-square-mile-tract of the city's downtown, which formed the heart of the reservation belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Section 14 will show how the area became a hotbed for issues like tribal sovereignty, economics, race and land zoning from the 1940s through the 1960s.

National Museum of the American Indian


Americans and the Holocaust   

Through January 1, 2021                         

This exhibition is a portrait of American society that shows how the Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism, and antisemitism shaped responses to Nazism and the Holocaust. It reveals how much information was available to Americans at the time and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority, except for a few individuals who took the risk to help.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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