Newsletter for July 5 to July 11, 2019 Newsletter for July 5 to July 11, 2019

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Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari

DC's iconic monuments - the Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam Memorials - are visited by 20 million people per year. The area around them is fertile ground for street photography. Book a class with Washington Photo Safari and learn how to take great pictures of the city's most popular attractions. Learn how to use your camera in the field, not in a classroom. The Monuments and Memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography. Classes are offered throughout the year.


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center opened a very powerful exhibit last week, 'Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam.' Predominantly a panel exhibit, it succinctly offers insight into the history and practice of Islam. It expresses that Oman benefits from religious tolerance with an enriched society, a society that provides opportunities for women to excel within it. On a worldwide tour, the exhibit remains at SQCC through the summer. Whatever you believe, you are certain to learn something valuable from this exhibit. Go see it.

Recent New and Renewed Affiliates of Cultural Tourism DC:

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!

• Washington DC Charter Bus Company      • Artomatic        • Old Korean Legation Museum
     • Washington Walks        • Van Ness Main Street      • College Park Aviation Museum

     • IA&A at Hillyer       • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Friday, July 5

Exhibit - Karen Cohen: A She Thing
Hill Center

Exhibit - Smart Policies for a Changing Climate
American Society of Landscape Architects   

Concert - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Filene Center at Wolf Trap 

Event - Chinatown Block Party
DowntownDC BID

Saturday, July 6

Tour - Votes for Women
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Winner's Circle
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Sunday, July 7

Tour - Civil War History in Downtown Frederick
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Exhibit - Seriously Funny: From the Desk of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Concert - Josh Groban 
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Monday, July 8

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Nancy Sausser, Madeline A Stratton, and Flesh + Bone III
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Ursula von Rydingsvard 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tuesday, July 9

Exhibit - Secret Door Tour: Be a Super Sleuth!
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Downtown DC Summer Flicks: Captain Marvel
Downtown DC

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Gardens Across America
U.S. Botanic Garden

Wednesday, July 10

Exhibit - Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event -  Summer Movie Series: Aquaman
Events DC

Thursday, July 11

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - Roots of Peace
Art Museum of the Americas

Event - American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake 
Filene Center at Wolf Trap


Newsletter for July 5 to July 11, 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

DC Art Book Fair

On July 7, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will host its free Community Day and the DC Art Book Fair from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. The kid-friendly book fair will be in the museum's Great Hall. It features small presses, artists, and more to sell their independently published (largely paper-based) works. More than 40 artists will sell creations from comics to books and prints. Participants were chosen by the DC Art Book Collective. Admission to the fair is free.

Poetry and Prose with Huda Fakhreddine

On Thursday July 11, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, hear author Huda J. Fakhreddine discuss the Arabic poet Abu Tammam and the poem Spring at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC). Fakhreddine is assistant professor of Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition: From Modernists to Muhdathun. Click here for RSVP info.

Organic: Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand

Washington, DC artist Nancy Frankel describes her work as "organic geometry," and combines her love for natural forms with architecture. Her work uses a variety of media including wood, plexiglas and steel. The paintings by New Orleans native Anne Marchand focus on the interplay of colors. Inspired by the Hubble telescope, Marchand's paintings emulate the energy from nebulae and galaxies. See the work of both artists at the Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW through August 17.

July 12
Reception: Mixed Media Works by Tae Eun Ahn
Korean Cultural Center

July 13
The Plane that Anyone Could Fly

College Park Aviation Museum

July 13
Summer Saturday Art Workshop
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

July 14
Nas Illmatic 25th Anniversary
Filene Center at Wolf Trap


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