Newsletter for December 7 to December 13, 2018 Newsletter for December 7 to December 13, 2018


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Cultural Tourism DC Affiliates

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC affiliates include:

· Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
· National Museum of Women in the Arts
· Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
· National Women's History Museum
· Folger Shakespeare Library
· National Museum of Natural History
· National Postal Museum

We encourage you to learn about the programs and projects of these organizations. They are an integral part of the fabric of this community. Whether you are a tourist or resident, get to know them and enjoy all that they offer.


Artist Reception: Asian Identity

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, DC presents its final exhibition of 2018, Asian Identity, an intercultural group show featuring photographic, video, sculpture, and mixed media works by artists Yuni Kim Lang, Khánh H. Lê, and Sarawut Chutiwongpeti. These three artists, of Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai heritage, respectively, believe that investigating one's cultural roots is vital to understanding oneself. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassy. The opening reception and talks by the artists are Friday, December 7, at 6:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Natural History on the Big Screen:
The Human Element

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History invites you to a screening of the film The Human Element, on December 12. A Q&A with the film's producer James Balog and director Matthew Testa, moderated by Scott Wing, will follow. The film tells an urgent story and offers inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature. This program is part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, and the American Geophysical Union's Fall 2018 Meeting. Register for the screening here.

Food Evolution Revolution: The Cutting Edge Fusion of Archaeology, Anthropology and the Modern Kitchen

Visit the Hill Center on Wednesday, December 12, to hear archaeologist chef Dr. Bill Schindler, founder and director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, talk with Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large of The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of Atlantic LIVE. Learn how our cultural needs have shifted along with our expectations of taste, smell, texture and presentation of our food. Decide if fusing lessons from our dietary past with modern culinary techniques can help us create a food system that is meaningful, accessible, relevant and delectable! Get tickets for this event here.

Museum Studies II: 
Honoring the Female Perspective

Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times. Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. He features women as advocates of these museum spaces. This exhibit is on display at the Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris St NW until January 19.


Friday, December 7

Exhibit - Folding the Future: Theoretical Origami Devices  
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

Film - Turkish Movie Night: Turk Pasaportu
Yunus Emre Institute

Event - Full Circle Comedy
Dupont Underground

Saturday, December 8


Exhibit - Faig Ahmed Nonvisual Language
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Rodarte
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Sunday, December 9

Event - Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown BID

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - John Lennon: The Green Album  
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Monday, December 10

Exhibit - Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land I Have Travelled) 
Embassy of Australia

Event - Open House  
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Event - No Neutral Built Environments
National Building Museum

Event - Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute 
Folger Theatre

Tuesday, December 11
Exhibit - Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

Exhibit - Churchill's Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - The 2018 Awards Show
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Rafael Lozano Hemmer: Pulse
Hirshhorn Museum

Wednesday, December 12

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle
Zenith Gallery at 
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 

Exhibit - Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Film - Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
 Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Thursday, December 13

Event - Cub Corner Penguins
College Park Aviation Museum

Event - World Arabic Language Day 2018 
Qaboos Cultural Center

Event - Candlelight Tours
Tudor Place

Event - Spotlight on Tukey  
Yunus Emre Institute

Newsletter for December 7 to December 13, 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



December 15

Talk and Pop-Up Exhibition: A Christmas Messe
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 15 to December 22

Holiday Trains & Planes
College Park Aviation Museum

December 18

Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front
US Botanic Garden

December 19

Synagogues Final Move!
Capital Jewish Museum



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Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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