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Please contact us at 202-355-4280 or info@culturaltourismdc.org.



The Old Korean Legation Building

Located in the historic Logan Circle neighborhood northeast of the White House, the Old Korean Legation building was erected in 1877 as the house of Seth Ledyard Phelps, American Civil War naval hero, politician, and diplomat. After becoming the Korean Legation in 1889, the building became the stage for diplomatic endeavors of the Joseon dynasty and the Korean Empire for seventeen years. The Old Korean Legation was returned to Korean hands in October 2012 when it was repurchased by the Cultural Heritage Administration and the National Trust for Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Korea. Reservations can be made to tour the Old Korean Legation building here.


Thus Sighs My Heart: Songs for
& of Medieval Women

Join three musicians from Armonia Nova and hear a music concert that pairs musical selections with paintings at the National Gallery of Art on February 22 at 12:10 pm. Constance Whiteside, director, medieval harp, Tina Chancey, vielle and kamenj, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano will perform music of the 12-15th centuries on re-creations of original instruments. They will also share thoughts on how clues in early manuscripts transform this style of music. No tickets are required for this free music event.

Sunrise on the Potomac River

Join Washington Photo Safari on Sunday, February 24 for a sunrise photo safari starting at 5:45 am. When the sun comes up behind the Capitol, the Potomac River shoreline comes alive with activity and makes a great picture. This photo safari led by architectural photographer E. David Luria starts at Thompson's Boat House below the Kennedy Center. See boaters ease their sculls into the Potomac right next to the old wooden structure at the mouth of the C and O Canal. Photograph colorful boats silhouetted against the morning sun, and the Washington Harbor complex before moving along Rock Creek Parkway to the beautiful Arlington Memorial Bridge. Get tickets for this event online.

Voice Array

The Mexican Cultural Institute presents Voice Array by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, in conjunction with Pulse, a series featuring three major interactive installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Voice Array allows visitors to interact with the piece by speaking into an intercom. The voice is translated into flashes of light that reflect a unique voice pattern which is stored as a loop in the first light of the array. This exhibit is on display through April 28.



Friday, February 22

Event - The Military Enlightenment Book Talk
Alliance Française de Washington DC

Exhibit - Nengajo 2019: Year of the Boar
Japan Information and Culture Center

Event - Folger Friday: The Language of the Fan
Folger Shakespeare Library

Concert - Wu Han and Friends: Schubertiad 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Saturday, February 23

Event - Museum Science Saturday 
National Law Enforcement Museum  

Event - Family Program
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Celebrating New American Gardens
U.S. Botanic Garden

Sunday, February 24

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

Tour - Secret Door Tour
The Mansion on O & O Street Museum

Exhibit - Ambreen Butt: Mark My Words
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, February 25

Exhibit - 2019 Regional Juried Exhibit
The Hill Center 

Exhibit - A Glimpse of Yemen

Event - Book Talk:  Lipstick Brigade
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, February 26
Event - Story Time with the DC Public Library
National Building Museum

Tour - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Women Who Work, Care, and Create  
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Wednesday, February 27

Event - Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

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

Event - Volunteer Open House
International Spy Museum

Thursday, February 28

Concert - Andrea Salcedo with Special Guest Francisco Yiyi Orozco
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas
Folger Shakespeare Library

Event - Cub Corner: Dogs
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim
Korean Cultural Center



Competition for Best of DC Arts
& Culture Non Profit 2019!

Cultural Tourism DC is in the Competition for Best of DC Arts & Culture Nonprofit 2019. If you love us...show it! If you have ever enjoyed our annual Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour, vote for us! If you have experienced a guided tour during WalkingTown DC in September, vote for us! Click here to go to the Washington City Paper page, and then click on 'Arts & Entertainment' and click on 'Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit'. Thanks for the support!

Get Ready for Passport DC!
Cultural Tourism DC will produce the 12th anniversary of Passport DC this spring. The annual festival that commemorates 'International Cultural Awareness Month' in the District of Columbia runs from May 1-31 and offers a wide array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, and performing arts organizations throughout DC. Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019's Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Please review the sponsor benefits and contact Cultural Tourism DC to get a package that meets your organization's goals. Call 202-355-4280 or visit www.CulturalTourismDC.org. 

Newsletter for February 22 to February 28, 2019. 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



March 1

Viktor Frankl: Nevertheless Say Yes to Life
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

March 1 

Free Folger Friday: The Country Gentleman
Folger Shakespeare Library

March 2

Master Class Kronos Quartet

March 5

The Scientist Is In: Victoria Lockwood
National Museum of Natural History



Sponsor Passport DC

Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Passport DC this May with a sponsorship that puts your brand in front of thousands of DC residents and tourists taking part in embassy open houses, street festivals, and more! Learn more here.

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!

Volunteer at Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest!

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to volunteer for an afternoon of neighborhood fun at the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street PorchFest, Saturday, April 13. Click here to register.


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