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151.

Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

One Nation With News for All

A historical exhibition exploring how immigrants and minority groups used the press to fight for their rights in America. Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper, and the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper, will be displayed. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
152.

Exhibit | Through 12/28

1964: Civil Rights at 50

An exhibition about Freedom Summer features images taken for Time magazine by photographer Ted Polumbaum. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
153.

Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

G-Men and Journalists

An exhibition exploring the FBI's effort to combat crime features photographs, newspapers and interactive displays. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
154.

Miscellaneous Location

12th Street NW Between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues

12th Street NW between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
155.

Miscellaneous Event | 8/16 - 8/17

Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt

The animated films introduce children to the artists. Best for age 4 and older. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
156.

Miscellaneous Event | 8/16

Watson Adventures' Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt

National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
157.

Exhibit | 8/17

From the Library: Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books

Books assembled based on four themes -- "City Planning and Improvements," "Studying the Masters," "Purpose Built" and "Architectural Details" -- are on display. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
158.  

Museum

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215
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159.

Miscellaneous Event | 2/2/15

Gun Crazy

Two love-struck criminals on the run from the law. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
160.  

Exhibit | 9/21 - 1/4/15

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

An exhibition of photographs that explore significant cultural and geographic sites in India and Birma. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
161.

Exhibit | 11/2 - 2/16/15

El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

A commemorative exhibition featuring paintings by El Greco from the museum and Washington-area collections. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
162.  

Exhibit | 10/5 - 1/11/15

Degas's Little Dancer

A focus exhibition presented in conjunction with the world-premiere of the Kennedy Center's musical "Little Dancer." The musical is inspired by the original wax statuette of a young ballerina. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
163.  

Exhibit | 10/5 - 1/4/15

A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection

This exhibition features about 25 photographs by Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn and others. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
164.

Performing Arts | 11/28 - 11/30

Kirov Ballet Academy

An encounter with a 19th-century ballet rehearsal in honor of Degas's "Little Dancer.". At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
165.

Music Event | 11/20

Lucidarium

Using period instruments, the chamber ensemble plays Jewish music by Medieval and Renaissance composers. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
166.

Music Event | 11/30

Carolyn Enger

In celebration of the gallery's "Modern American Prints from the Kainen Collection" exhibition, the pianist performs works by mid-20th-century American composers. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
167.

Music Event | 10/26

Overlapping Worlds

In honor of Franz Kafka and in conjunction with the Mutual Inspirations Festival, central European violinist Alexander Shonert performs a program of centuries-old Czech and Jewish music accompanied by his mother, pianist Natalia Shonert. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
168.

Music Event | 12/13

Spanish Brass

The brass quintet presents a holiday program. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
169.

Music Event | 11/16

NGA New Music Ensemble

The National Gallery of Art's new music ensemble performs works by Oliver and Antosca in this concert sponsored in part by the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
170.

Music Event | 10/19

NGA Piano Trio

The pianists perform works by Brahms and others. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
171.

Music Event | 11/9

Francisco Bernier

In celebration of "El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration," the classical guitarist performs music from the Spanish Renaissance. Sponsored by the Billy Rose Foundation. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
172.

Music Event | 10/31

Prague Philharmonic Choir

The choir, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2015, performs works by Dvorak and others. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
173.

Music Event | 12/6

Empire Brass

The brass quintet presents a holiday music program. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
174.

Music Event | 11/23

Ciompi Quartet

The string quartet plays works by Glass, Dvorak, Griffes and others. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
175.

Music Event | 12/20

Thomas Circle Singers

The choral group sings holiday carols. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
176.

Music Event | 12/28

Ensemble Galilei

The ensemble plays works by O'Coloran, Marais and others. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
177.

Music Event | 10/12

National Gallery of Art Orchestra

Led by guest conductor Philippe Entremont, the NGA Orchestra performs works by Saint-Saens and others. Held in honor of the gallery's "Degas' Little Dancer" display, the concert will feature a solo from clarinetist Michel Lethiec. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
178.

Music Event | 12/21

Alexandria Kleztet

The Virginia-based quartet presents a program of Jewish music including klezmer. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
179.

Music Event | 12/14

Baltimore Consort

In celebration of the NGA's "El Greco in the National Gallery and Washington Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration" exhibition, the early music ensemble presents a program of music from the Spanish Renaissance. Sponsored by the Billy Rose Foundation. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
180.

Music Event | 10/5

Senegal Saint Joseph Gospel Choir

The choral group sings works by American and African composers. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
181.

Exhibit | Through 11/6

Titian's Danae From the Capodimonte Museum, Naples

An exhibition of Titian's painting from the Italian Renaissance. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
182.

Exhibit | Through 3/11/17

Civic Pride: Dutch Group Portraits From Amsterdam

Rare depictions of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam's three militia companies, by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst. See all Civic Pride: Dutch Group Portraits From Amsterdam locations National Gallery of Art (2 locations)

 
183.

Exhibit, Book Event | Through 9/26

In the Library: Documenting Loss and Preservation of Art and Architecture During the Second World War

Images from the Department of Image Collections at the National Gallery of Art Library reflect the dangers and loss of cultural patrimony during wars. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
184.  

Exhibit | Through 11/30

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

Work by the artist including watercolors, drawings and tempera paintings are featured. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
185.  

Exhibit | Through 10/5

Degas/Cassatt

An exhibition featuring around 70 pieces in a variety of media reveals the artistic connection between Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 

 
186.

Exhibit | Through 2/1/15

Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection

The final show featuring pieces from Ruth and Jacob Kainen's collection is an overview of the first 70 years of 20th-century American art. The exhibition includes a 1946 pictograph by Adolph Gottlieb, two abstract expressionist works by Willem de Kooning and more. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
187.

Exhibit | Through 1/25/15

From the Library: The Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe

An exhibition highlighting the artist's work, which included etchings, decorative frontispieces and illustrated books. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
188.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

Masterpieces of American Furniture From the Kaufman Collection, 1700-1830

One of the largest collections of Early American furniture in private hands, acquired over the course of five decades by George M. and Linda H. Kaufman, is on display. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
189.

Miscellaneous Location

Washington Marina

1300 Maine Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-554-0222
 
190.

Bar/Club

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

639 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-6666
 
191.

Museum

National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
192.

Miscellaneous Event | 9/18

Symposium -- Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

A celebration of the opening of the "Nation to Nation" exhibition features authors, Native American leaders, a preview of the exhibition and more. At the Rasmuson Theater. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
193.

Miscellaneous Event | 2/2/20

The Sublime World of Noel Coward

Steve Ross performs an evening of music and words about Sir Noel Coward. At the Rasmuson Theater. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
194.

Exhibit | 9/21 - 6/30/17

Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations

An exhibition exploring the importance of Native American diplomats and leaders focuses on the relationship between Indian nations and the founding fathers. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
195.  

Exhibit, Book Event | 12/5 - 4/12/15

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

An exhibition exploring the concept of womanhood as represented through the Virgin Mary features works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. See all Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea locations National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
196.

Exhibit | Through 1/5/15

Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson

An exhibition of works by the artists, who challenge the idea that North American Indians are a "vanishing race." National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
197.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

As We Grow: Traditions, Toys and Games

A new permanent exhibition at the museum displays more than 100 objects that show how Native American children play. The toys, games and clothing in these cases come from all over North, Central and South America and represent more than 30 tribes. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
198.

Exhibit | Through 2/1/15

Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

Central American ceramics from 1000 B.C. to the present are on view. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
199.

Exhibit | Through 7/6/15

Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities

An exhibition examining how eight Native American communities live in the 21st century. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
200.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 8/14

First Person Series

Visitors can hear Holocaust survivors tell their stories during interviews with journalist Bill Benson. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC | 202-488-0400

 
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