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Ohio Drive SW and East Basin Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20024 | 202-426-6841

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51.

Exhibit | Through 9/27

Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture

An exhibition focused on Colombia addresses the impact of rivers on communities. Art Museum of the Americas 201 18th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-370-0147

 
52.

Exhibit, Book Event | 7/7

Libertad de Expresion

An exhibition examining the museum's collecting practices. Art Museum of the Americas 201 18th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-370-0147

 
53.

Miscellaneous Location

Washington Monument Grounds

16th Street and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
54.

Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue between New Jersey and Louisiana Avenues NW

Constitution Avenue between New Jersey and Louisiana Avenues NW, Washington, DC
 
55.  

Museum

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
56.

Exhibit | 7/25 - 12/13

Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions

The exhibition celebrates recent and promised gifts to the museum, including classical Southeast Asian sculpture and contemporary photography from the seventh century to the present. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
57.  

Exhibit | 8/29 - 6/5/16

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Baladi, an Egyptian-Lebanese artist, showcases her experimental photography, which focuses on how the medium shaped perceptions of the Middle East. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
58.

Exhibit | Through 9/13

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu

Director Abbas Kiarostami pays tribute to Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu with a 74-minute single-screen projection. See all Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu locations Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
59.  

Exhibit | Through 1/2/17

Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre

Waterston reimagined James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room in this exhibition, which explores the tensions between art and money, ego and patronage, and the Peacock Room's beauty and past. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
60.

Exhibit | 5/18 - 12/7

Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity

The museum's first exhibition since 2005 solely focused on Vietnamese ceramics shines a light on 23 works that exemplify the art of ceramic-making in Southeast Asia. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
61.

Miscellaneous Location

Waterfront

700 Water St. SW, Washington, DC
 
62.

Miscellaneous Location

U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-586-4848
 
63.

Museum

Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Pavilion

1050 Independence Ave S.W., Distric of Columbia, DC
 
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Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
65.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/11 - 7/12

Celebrating Vietnamesee Cinema

At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
66.

Exhibit | Through 9/6

Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens

The exhibition of screen paintings features landscapes from the 16th and early 17th centuries made using ink painting techniques assimilated from China. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
67.

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Freer and Whistler: Points of Contact

More than a dozen of James McNeill Whistler's paintings from the museum's collection are on display. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
68.  

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)

Featured in this exhibition are examples of Shanren's works, with a selection of paintings and calligraphy dating from the 1660s through his peak professional years in the 1680s and 1690s. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
69.

Exhibit | Through 11/2

Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer and Venice

The exhibition tells the story of how Charles Lang Freer acquired the "Second Venice Set," 26 etchings by James McNeil Whistler. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
70.  

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art

To celebrate the Rinpa aesthetic, the exhibition features 37 paintings, ceramics, woodblock-printed books and lacquers by Korin and later artists inspired by the design movement. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
71.

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century

The exhibition features 12 items from the museum's collection that highlight ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Museum

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-334-2436
 
73.

Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Associates

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-357-3030
 
74.

Theater

Discovery Theater

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700
 
75.  

Performing Arts | 12/31

Baby T Rex's Holiday Surprise

The baby dinosaur and his friends go on a globetrotting musical adventure to show midwinter celebrations are all about family, food and fun. Best for age 2 to 6. At the Discovery Theater. Discovery Theater 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700

 
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Restaurant | $$

Pier 7 Restaurant at the Channel Inn Hotel

650 Water St. SW, Washington, DC | 202-554-2500
 
77.  

Museum

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
78.

Miscellaneous Location

Enid A. Haupt Garden

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
79.  

Museum

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, DC | 202-426-6841
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80.

Museum

Department of the Interior Museum

1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-208-4743
 
81.  

Museum

National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
82.  

Exhibit | Through 11/2

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists

Forty artists' works inspired by Dante Alighieri's 14th-century poem are displayed. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
83.

Exhibit | Through 9/24

Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria

This exhibition features Alonge's photos documenting the rituals, pageantry and regalia of the royal court. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
84.

Exhibit | Through 1/24/16

Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue

In celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary, an exhibition exploring its history. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
85.  

Museum

National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
86.

Miscellaneous Event | 1/14/16

To the Mountaintop: The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of the civil rights leader, actor Xavier Carnegie performs a program of selections from King's speeches. The all-ages program incorporates live performance, sound clips, photographs and video footage. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
87.

Exhibit | 7/20 - 12/17

The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015

The exhibition features objects from the national collections that capture the significance and legacy of the ADA through the stories of four people. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
88.

Food Event | 8/20

FOOD in the Garden

Scientists, researcher and historians discuss all things seeds. Ticket includes two drinks and a plate of garden-fresh food. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
89.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Spark! Lab

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation encourages children ages of 6 to 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
90.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910

The era in which the science fiction genre took shape is explored through newspaper hoaxes, works of popular science and novels. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
91.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

New Display: Japanese American Nisei Congressional Gold Medal

The museum will display the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service veterans by the U.S. Congress Nov. 2, 2011. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
92.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

The Value of Money

A display of more than 400 objects from the National Numismatics Collection, including a personal check signed in 1813 by President James Madison, presented in the new Gallery of Numismatics. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
93.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Places of Invention

This interactive exhibition highlights what happens when a community is equipped with the right mix of inventive people and resources. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
94.

Exhibit | Through 8/23

Artifact Walls -- The Early Sixties: American Culture

An exhibition celebrating American culture in the early 1960s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
95.  

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

American Enterprise

The exhibition explores the interaction between business and innovation, and the creation and continual reinvention of American business and life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
96.

Exhibit | Through 8/23

Artifact Walls -- The Early Sixties: American Science

An exhibition celebrating innovation in American science during the early 1960s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
97.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project

The almost-4,000-square-foot exhibition space allows visitors to learn how new technologies, such as bicycles and electric refrigerators, and social changes affected each other and influenced American life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
98.

Exhibit | Through 10/25

'Hear My Voice': Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound

Exploring Bell's role in developing sound recording at his Volta Laboratory in Washington, this exhibition features documents, recordings, laboratory notes and an apparatus from the laboratory from the 1880s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
99.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Inventive Minds

This gallery introduces visitors to the Lemelson Center's efforts to document invention, with brief video interviews and archival materials. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
100.

Exhibit | 7/13 - 12/7

Inventing in America

Presented with support from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the exhibition highlights inventions and innovators. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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