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Fourth Estate

529 14th St. NW -- in the National Press Building, Washington, DC | 202-662-7638
 
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Macy's Downtown

1201 G St NW, Washington, DC | 202-628-6661
 
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Cosi

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Pennsylvania Avenue Between Third and Seventh Streets

Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Seventh streets, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
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National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215
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Miscellaneous Event | 7/30 - 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

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 7/30

Degas and the Dancer

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

 
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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

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/2 - 8/31

Canyon Cinema 16 mm

A retrospective of avant-garde films from the influential San Francisco cinema non-profit. At the Ground floor lecture hall. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Exhibit | 8/30 - 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

 
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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" will be on display. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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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)

 
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Exhibit | Through 9/1

The Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art: Behind the History

A display of photographs from the World War II era, documents and memorabilia. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/14

American Art: After and Before

Conservators discuss featured artwork after it has received treatment and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the what the conservation team does to prepare artwork for display. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/1

Nam June Paik Birthday Tribute

A celebration and discussion about the artist's life features sound artist Steven Vitiello and Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 7/31

On Site: Restless Collective

The co-founders of Restless Collective share stories about their projects and invite guests to participate in their Save Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge followed by an Instagram walk around the museum neighborhood. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 7/30

Curator Tour -- Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget

Curator Leslie Umberger leads a tour of the exhibit and shares stories about the works on display. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 7/31

Luce Design with Meg Murray

Murray, the owner of Thunder Pig Confectionery and Agent Marmalade Jams, discusses the art of cake design. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/16

Cineconcert: Buster Keaton's 'College' with pianist Andrew Greene

Pianist Andrew Greene performs a live musical score alongside a screening of Buster Keaton's 1927 silent comedy. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 8/3

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget

As an advocate for laborers' rights, Fasanella celebrated working-class people and explored issues of postwar America in his work. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth and features selections from his career. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 8/31

Pop Art Prints

Thirty-nine rarely displayed prints from the American Art Museum's permanent collection include work from the 1960s by Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol and others. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 8/17

Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Seventy-one pieces from the Sara Roby Foundation explore realism. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and others. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Location

National Press Club

529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-662-7522
 
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National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
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Eighth Street NW Between D and E

8th Street NW Between D and E Streets, Washington, DC
 
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Exhibit, Book Event | 8/22 - 4/12/15

Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

Features the work of David Antonio Cruz, Carleee Fernandez, Maria Martinez-Canas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadaneira and Michael Vasquez. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/25/15

Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio

The exhibition features large-format reproductions of photographs, drawings and maps that document the Civil War and its impact on Washington. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

The Network

Artist Lincoln Schatz recombines interviews with famous politicians, scholars and other notables into a single-screen video. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 5/25/15

One Life: Grant and Lee: 1864-1865

An installation exploring the lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC

 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 5/25/15

One Life: Grant and Lee: 'It is well that war is so terrible...'

The lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are explored through paintings, photographs and historic objects. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 11/2

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

The photographer's portraits of famous people are displayed. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/11/15

Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction

This group exhibition spotlights the work of such painters as Chuck Close, whose mid-20th-century portraits bucked the trend of abstraction. See all Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction locations National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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Exhibit | Through 5/31/15

Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

Studio portraits by one of the most famous photographers of the Civil War. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 9/7

American Cool

To define cool, you might start by listing the names of those who've contributed to pop-culture through their artistic influence or appealing personas. On Feb. 7, the National Portrait Gallery opens "American Cool," a photographic exhibition exploring the idea of cool with 100 portraits of American artists, musicians, actors and other iconic figures. Those featured include Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. The exhibit includes work by Carl Van Vechten, Annie Leibovitz and Cass Bird and other photographers. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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USDA Forest Service Visitors Center

201 14th St. SW, Washington, DC | 800-832-1355
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Willard InterContinental Hotel

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-628-9100; 888-567-8725
 
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Round Robin Bar

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-628-9100
 
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Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-872-3396
 
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Book Event | 8/2

Bernice McFadden

Will read from her novel "Gathering of Waters" about black woman coming of age in Mississippi between the Great Flood of 1927 and the murder of Emmett Till; the poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of "Skin, Inc." will read from his work; and Jervey Tervalon will read from his novel "Monster's Chef" about an ex-con cook who takes a nightmare job working for a country singer. The event is hosted by the Hurston/Wright Foundation Pepco's Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-492-1256

 
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Edison Place Gallery

702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-872-3396
 
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L'Enfant Plaza Station (Metro/VRE)

600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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Restaurant | $$

Zaytinya

701 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-638-0800
 
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Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-334-2436
 
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Marian Koshland Science Museum

525 E St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-334-1201
 
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