Newsletter for June 14 to June 20, 2019 Newsletter for June 14 to June 20, 2019

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Hall of Fossils - Deep Time

After five years of preparation, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History debuts its new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall with an exhibit that connects Earth's distant past to its present. Visitors will be transported to ancient ecosystems and encounter roughly 700 fossil specimens along the way, including a lifelike T-Rex and a woolly mammoth. Some of the objects featured have never been on display in the museum. Learn how to interpret the scientific evidence of the past and present and see how the choices we make today will live far beyond us – into Deep Time.  


While we have highlighted Affiliate members in this DC Culture Communiqué for many years, we'd like to put the spotlight on how we support our Affiliates throughout the year. The Affiliate roster is on our website, where you can search them by alphabetical orderor by geographic location. Soon you can find them by cultural category. We actively engage our Affiliates via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You can search ourupdated online calendar of events by Affiliate, date and time and type of event.  We have plans to help you find more ways to enjoy our Affiliates and DC!

The National Law Enforcement Museum

The National Law Enforcement Museum is adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. Located in Judiciary Square, the museum introduces visitors to the history and complexities of law enforcement officer through invocative and engaging exhibits, artifacts and programs. The museum sparks constructive dialogue to better relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Friday, June 14

Event - 43rd Annual Gala Hispanic Business Hall of Fame
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Event - Tudor Tots
Tudor Place  

Exhibit - Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
Korean Cultural Center

Event - Capital Harvest on the Plaza
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Theatre - The Great Gatsby
Dumbarton House

Saturday, June 15

Event - Working in Watercolor

Event - Chocolate Truffle Making
The Willard Intercontinental Hotel

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Event - Life As A Metaphor: Personal Essay Writing
Hill Center

Sunday, June 16

Exhibit - Portraits of the World: Korea
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Mansion Magic Shows with Rich Bloch
Mansion on O Street

Monday, June 17

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind
DAR Museum

Tour - Halls of the Senate
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event - Film and Q&A: Ghost Light
Folger Theatre

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 18

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

Exhibit - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
United States Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, June 19

Exhibit -  IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage
Japan Information and Culture Center

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Exhibit - The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

Thursday, June 20

Exhibit - Organic Works by Nancy Frankel and Anne Marchand
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Event - Bullets to Bells with Stepphanie Mercedes
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - CODAworx Awards
Octagon Museum

Event - Opening Night Performance and Summer Solstice Party 
Chamber Dance Project


Newsletter for June 14 to June 20, 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

International Day of Yoga

Join the Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga for a celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga. This Sunday, June 16, experience the joy of yoga at the Washington Monument and then enjoy an Indian Vegetarian Food Festival at Freer Sackler museum. Yoga begins at 8:30 am; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. The food festival begins at 10:30 am. Both are free, but registration is encouraged.  

American Myth and Memory

David Levinthal creates photographs that reference iconic images that probe the memory and reexamine American subjects and the myths surrounding them. His 40-year career has focused on photographing toys in constructed scenarios. This exhibition showcases 74 of those color photographs created between 1984 and 2018. On display through October 14 in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Levinthal's work challenges myths, memory and American identity.

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

In mid-nineteenth-century America, the presence of women in public life coincided with portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of feminist icons. Among the images are editor and women's rights advocates Margaret Fuller and Lucy Stone, abolitionist Lucretia Mott, and author Harriet Beecher Stowe. See this exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery through May 2020.

June 22
Teaching Indian Ocean Economic and Social History
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

June 29
Comedy Down at Dupont Underground: Monthly Showcase
Dupont Underground

July 2
Downtown DC Summer Flicks: Avengers Infinity War

Downtown DC BID

July 6
United States of Shakespeare
Folger Theatre


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