Now that you have a new 2012 calendar, here are some cultural dates to remember:
Jan. 26--The Kennedy Center’s Opera House is turned over to the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Jan. 27--”Jefferson and Slavery at Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” will open at the National Museum of American History. The show is a collaboration between the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Jan. 28--The restored French Galleries open at the National Gallery of Art.
Feb. 4--The Phillips Collection offers a survey of European painters, who found photography an interesting medium.
Feb. 8--Tickets go on sale at the Kennedy Center for the May 3 and May 4 concert with John Legend. Legend and the National Symphony Orchestra POPS will recreate Marvin Gaye’s landmark album “What’s Going On?”
Feb. 12 and 22--Ford’s Theatre will hold open houses for its new Center for Education and Leadership, a full experience of Lincoln and his time in Washington.
Feb. 22--The groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at its site near the Washington Monument, 15th and Constitution Ave. N.W.
A little further down:
April 16--Alec Baldwin is scheduled to deliver the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture
April 19--Discovery Shuttle scheduled to arrive at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
May 6--Joan Miro at the National Gallery of Art.
Our colleagues at the Going Out Guide also provided some dates in the visual arts for your calendar.