Newsletter for August 28 to September 3 Newsletter for August 28 to September 3


Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art

The National Building Museum, in partnership with the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), presents Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art. This exhibition features DC street art created this summer in response to national protests. The murals highlight the impact art can have on the built environment. Murals That Matter opens on Friday, August 28, at 9:00 am, and will include existing and new artwork. In addition, six artists will create murals on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 to commemorate members of the 'Big Six' who organized the 1963 March on Washington. The public is invited to see the murals and meet the artists -- and to observe guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. The exhibit runs through late November.



Friday, August 28
Exhibit -- 4x8 Cityscape

Film -- Unstoppable
Korean Cultural Center 

Event -- Poetry and Prose with Dr. Huda J. Fakhreddine
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Saturday, August 29
Event -- Yoga from the Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

Event -- Islamic Patterns Online Art Workshop: Day One
Gandhi Memorial Center

Tour -- Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Sunday, August 30
Exhibit -- True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870

National Gallery of Art

Exhibit -- Women Sculptors Bringing Balance with Humor
Zenith Gallery

Exhibit -- 2nd Annual Funk Parade Photo Gallery
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Monday, August 31
Exhibit -- Return to Nature
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event -- Busy Bees: Music & Art Summer Camp
Hill Center DC

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

Tuesday, September 1
Event -- IDENTIFY: Lee Mingwei and Birita Poulsen with Leslie Ureña
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Theater -- Opera UNTRAPPED Online: The Emperor of Atlantis
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, September 2
Concert-- Homegrown: Si Kahn and Joe Jencks
Library of Congress

Event -- Shakespeare Lightning Round: Nataki Garrett
Folger Shakespeare Library

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

Thursday, September 3

Event -- ACF Digital: Creative Online International
Austrian Cultural Forum

Exhibit -- Women of Resilience
DAR Museum

Exhibit -- #artbits
Goethe Institut

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Virtual Battlefield Tour: Medicine at Bull Run

Tune in online on Friday, August 28, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, as Museum of Civil War Medicine Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn takes viewers on the museum's first virtual battlefield tour at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Hear of battlefield locations related to medical care, from field dressing stations to field hospitals. Learn about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals, and discover how Clara Barton was inspired to care for wounded soldiers.

Middle C Music Outdoor Jam Sessions

Hear live music when Middle C Music and musician Will Byrne perform an outdoor open jam session on Saturday, August 29, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, weather permitting. Masks required and social distancing observed. Middle C Music is a community music store that serves and promotes Washington musicians of all ages. Middle C Music is the only full-service music store in DC; it works with Tenleytown Main Street.

Reckoning the Legacy of Race and Racism in Georgetown

Join Tudor Place on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 pm, for an online discussion on how the ethnic diversity of Georgetown changed over the last 200 years. According to census data, in 1800, 34 percent of Georgetown residents were African Americans; today they are less than 6 percent of the population. Learn how policies, gentrification and other actions led to the dramatic change. The panel's conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. 

Mapping the Future World: Reimagining Art in DC and Seoul

The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art presents a conversation with artists on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30 pm. The project Mapping the Future World  asked eight artists based in the sister cities of Washington, DC, and Seoul, South Korea, to reimagine the future world. See how global exchange affected this creative art exhibit. The conversation will be moderated by Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art Curator Carol Huh.

September 5
DC Improv Drive-In Comedy
Events DC


September 10
Trivia Night: Botanical Brainiacs
U.S. Botanic Garden


September 11
Monuments at Night
Washington Photo Safari


September 12
Gond Painting Online Art Workshop
Gandhi Memorial Center


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