Anacostia Community Museum

Smithsonian
The Smithsonian's only neighborhood museum examines the history and culture of African Americans.
Daily 10 am-5 pm
(Anacostia)
Anacostia (Green Line)
Free
202-633-4820
8/23

A Matter of Worth

Artist Marcia Cole's collection of poetry, dialogues and spoken word, inspired by the "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" exhibit, focuses on exploration and self-evaluation.
8/23

Metro Mambo Summer Edition: The Revolution Was Televised

Host Jim Byers interviews Harold Harriston, bandleader for the television show Capital Caravan, who will discuss his life during the 1950s and '60s in Washington's emerging Latino community.
8/24

New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism

The film documents artist and urban designer Michael E. Arth's efforts to re-design an inner city slum in Florida.
8/27

Community Forum: Women in Business, Part 2

Business owners discuss their businesses and motivation.
9/6

Move This World

Performance troupe Move This World leads an interactive empowerment workshop based on the themes in the Ubuhle exhibition related to self-esteem, independence, and empowerment.
9/12

Move This World

Performance troupe Move This World leads an interactive empowerment workshop based on the themes in the Ubuhle exhibition related to self-esteem, independence, and empowerment.
9/20

Metro Mambo: Time Machine

Joe Conzo, author of "Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente," shares his archives of rare unreleased and live recordings by Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez, before a post-discussion dance to the big band sounds of Orquestra La Leyenda.
Through 9/21

Home Sewn: Quilts From the Lower Mississippi Valley

The exhibition examines the generational, social, and economic fabric of an African American quilting community in rural Mississippi. In addition, fieldwork and interviews with present-day African American women quilters give voice to the continuing tradition of quilting in these communities. This is the first in a series of collections-focused exhibitions.
Through 9/21

Ubuhle Women, Beadwork and the Art of Independence

This exhibition features a new form of bead art, the ndwango (which translates as "cloth"), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Through 12/12

Black Baseball in the District of Columbia

An examination of the national pastime in the African American community.