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51.

Exhibit | Through 12/15

Palmyra

For the first time in nearly a decade the bust of a woman from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. It is accompanied by a images of the city. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
52.

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 of five long shots taken near the sea. See all Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu locations Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
53.

Exhibit | Through 12/13

Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions

The exhibit highlights gifts of Asian art given to the museum and includes a range of items from Buddhist sculptures to photography. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
54.  

Exhibit | Through 1/1/17

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

 
55.

Theater

Discovery Theater

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700
 
56.  

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

 
57.

Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Associates

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-357-3030
 
58.  

Museum

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
59.

Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue Between Third and Seventh Streets NW

Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
60.  

Museum

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215
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61.

Exhibit | 8/8 - 2/7/16

From the Library: Photobooks After Frank

This exhibition focuses on the role of the photobook and how it shaped photography into a viable fine art. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
62.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 8/2

Maysles Films Inc.: Performing Verite

Films by the late documentary filmmaker known for founding the influential "direct cinema" movement. At the Ground Floor Lecture Hall. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-842-6941

 
63.

Exhibit, Book Event | Through 8/2

From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance

An exhibition of books from the late 15th century through the early 17th century shows the development of publishing as it relates to the artistic and scholarly community of Florence. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
64.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye

More than 40 paintings from 1875 through 1882 -- Caillebotte's most impressionistic period -- are displayed, providing a deeper understanding of his character, aesthetic and artistic contributions. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
65.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh

A display of some two dozen Renaissance-era prints inspired by major masters of the period. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
66.

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. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
67.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 10/2

In the Library: Setting the Scene With Theater Architecture and Set Design

By way of two dozen rare books, this installation tells what went on behind the scenes in 18th- and 19th-century theater. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
68.

Exhibit | Through 3/11/17

Civic Pride: Group Portraits From Amsterdam

Rare depictions by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam's three militia companies. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
69.

Exhibit | Through 9/13

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NGA's photography program, more than 75 works by 26 artists from around the world are displayed. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
70.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638)

The first monographic exhibition on the Dutch painter offers insight into his mannerist style and ability. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
71.

Miscellaneous Location

Market Square

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Seventh and Ninth streets, Washington, DC | 202-727-1000
 
72.  

Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
73.  

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

 
74.

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

 
75.  

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 Ogata Korin (1658-1716) 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

 
76.

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

 
77.

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

 
78.

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

 
79.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 8/16

Twentieth Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival

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

 
80.

Museum

Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386
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81.  

Exhibit | Through 11/29

Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News

This exhibition examines the media coverage of the team during the past decade and displays significant items, such as the ball Ryan Zimmerman poked over the fence in the first regular-season game at Nationals Park and Bryce Harper's "Clown question bro" T-shirt. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
82.

Exhibit | Through 1/10/16

President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination

To mark the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, this exhibition features a collection of New York Herald special editions from April 15, 1865. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
83.

Exhibit | Through 9/12/16

Reporting Vietnam

More than 90 artifacts, magazines and newspapers are featured in this exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
84.  

Restaurant, Bar/Club | $$$

The Source

575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-6100
 
85.  

Food Event | 8/2 - 12/9/18

Dim Sum Brunch

Excellent Dim Sum, Saturdays only. The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
86.

Museum

National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
87.

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

 
88.

Exhibit | Through 12/12/18

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

An exhibition exploring the relationship between Native American nations and the United States. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
89.

Exhibit | Through 12/29

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862

An exhibition featuring 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events and consequences of the conflict. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
90.  

Exhibit | Through 6/1/18

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

To celebrate the construction of the Inka Road, which linked Cuzco to the farthest reaches of the empire, the exhibition digs into its early foundations and the technologies that made building the road possible. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
91.  

Restaurant | $$$$

Fiola

601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW , Washington, DC | 202-628-2888
 
92.  

Restaurant | $$$$

The Capital Grille

(3 locations)
 
93.

Miscellaneous Location

Canadian Embassy

501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-682-7797
 
94.

Miscellaneous Location

Pennsylvania Avenue Between Third and Seventh Streets

Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Seventh streets, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
95.

Museum

U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-2300, 800-821-8892
 
96.

Performing Arts | 9/26

Swing Time -- The Musical!

Set in a World War II era radio studio, the musical revue features a group of friends working together to put on a big band war bond drive. At the Burke Theater. U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
97.

Exhibit | 4/20

Nature's Best 2013 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Approximately 60 large-format images and photographers' stories highlight the beauty, power and humor found in nature. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 

 
98.

Movie Theater

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Smithsonian - Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4629

A massive Imax screen at the Natural History museum.

 
99.  

Museum

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
100.

Exhibit | Through 6/5/16

Into Africa: Photographs by Frans Lanting

An exhibition offering a unique perspective of the continent through the lens of the famed National Geographic photographer. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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