Going Out Guide: Museums


Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Updated: Snow closings and specials for Monday

Wondering which museums are closed and which bars are offering snow-day food and drink specials? We’ve got the list.

By Going Out Guide Staff  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Museums, Restaurants, Snow

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Snow closings and specials for Thursday

We’re keeping track of what you can and cannot do with your (probable) snow day.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, FYI, Museums, Restaurants, Theaters

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/06/2013

National Museum of African Art hosts ‘punk in Africa’ program

An original member of South African band National Wake performs.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Artist Alicia Eggert says, ‘You are on an island’

You might spot the artist’s mobile sculpture driving around town in the coming days.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Newseum’s ‘Anchorman’ exhibit opens today

The exhibit features the KVWN-TV anchor desk, Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute and more objects from the 2004 film.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Movies, Museums

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

More ‘Pieces of Amber,’ in which we hear from Amber herself

The subject of the confessional theater piece disputes work’s origins.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums, Theater

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Non-Smithsonian exhibits for ‘nonessential’ workers during the government shutdown

Head to private collections and local galleries for a weekday diversion during the government shutdown.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Government shutdown, Museums, Shutdown

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Third annual (e)merge art fair returns to Capitol Skyline Hotel

Third annual (e)merge art fair comes to D.C.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Where can I take an art class that isn't one of those drink-and-draw deals?

The Going Out Guide staff takes your questions about adult art classes and other weekend plans.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Classes, Got Plans?, Museums

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Andy Warhol's "Silver Clouds" comes to Artisphere

Artisphere funds inflatable Warhol installation with crowdsourced campaign.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Phillips Collection unveils Georges Braque exhibition

The museum focuses on the French artist's still lifes, painted between 1928 and 1945.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/04/2013

'Anchorman: The Exhibit' to open at Newseum in November

Memorable sets and props from the Will Ferrell film will go on display, just in time for the release of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" in December.

By Katherine Boyle for the Style section  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Visit the Corcoran, Phillips Collection and more for free on Art Museum Day

A handful of museums are waiving admission on Saturday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Mini-golf returns to the National Building Museum on May 27

The museum's layout for 2013 has 18 holes, up from 12, and these are no ordinary windmills.

By Alex Baldinger | @baldinger  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Do This, Events, Museums

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Sequestration to force rolling closures of some Smithsonian art galleries

As soon as May 1, Smithsonian art museums, such as the Hirshhorn and the National Portrait Gallery, will be forced to temporarily close certain exhibition galleries on a rolling basis.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Snowquester: What's open, what's closed and snow specials

Federal workers have the day off, school systems across the area are closed but many points of interest -- museums, bars, restaurants -- are open for business.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Museums, Snowquester

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Artini tickets are on sale now

The Corcoran's sixth annual art-inspired cocktail competition is March 22.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties, Cocktails, Museums

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Art in focus: Mason Saltarrelli

Soulful paintings on paper inaugurate dealer Randall Scott's new art gallery.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/16/2013

On Presidents' Day, a rare peek into the heart of the Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln's handwritten draft of the Emancipation Proclamation also on display.

By Ron Charles  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Museums

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Art in focus: "Walter McConnell: New Theories"

Walter McConnell makes pottery that does a lot more than hold water.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Exhibits, Museums

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Art in focus: Andrea Way at American University

At A.U. Museum, 30 years of complex, contemplative art.

By osullivanm  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/07/2013

'Orchids to festoon and orchids to bury'

The Smithsonian's 18th annual orchid exhibit, a partnership between the Smithsonian Gardens and the U. S. Botanic Garden, feels far away from the busy Washington streets.

By Lonnae O'Neal  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013

'Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio and Dubuffet' at the Phillips Collection

An introduction to Alfonso Ossorio, who influenced the development of Jean Dubuffet and Jackson Pollock.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums, Openings, Art

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Mark Black History Month at American History this weekend

The Museum of American History hosts a family day with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quartet.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013

See Ai Weiwei on the front of the Newseum tonight and Saturday

See projections of the Chinese dissident artist's work on Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/18/2013

See the first draft of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation at the Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln junkies will want to check out The Civil War in America, on view at the the Library of Congress's Thomas Jefferson Building.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Museums