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Theater

Discovery Theater

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

Smithsonian Associates

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

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Bar/Club Event | 9/17

Sake Class

Timothy Sullivan talks about Japanese sake; tasting to follow the event. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
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Food Event | 9/29

Culinary History Talk

Libby H. O'Connell, author of "The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites" talks about the origins of various foods. Book signing to follow. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
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Food Event | 9/15

Tomato-Preserving Demo

Cathy Barrow, author of "Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry," demonstrates how to put up crushed tomatoes and tomato puree. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
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Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 1/3/16

The Peacock Room Comes to America

The room is recreated to appear as it did in 1908. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 1/3/16

The Nile and Ancient Egypt

The exhibit explores how Egyptian art was inspired by the river. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes

More than 100 items from the museum's collection are displayed, including pieces from the Shang and early Western Zhou dynasties as well as the Liangzhu culture. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Exhibit | Through 11/1

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

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas

Works from the museum's collection of South Asian and Himalayan art is highlighted. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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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 Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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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

 
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Exhibit | Through 6/5/16

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

The Egyptian-Lebanese photographer used a digital loom to create "Oum el Dounia (The Mother of the World)," a collage of her images that anchors this exhibit. See all Perspectives: Lara Baladi locations Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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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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Music Event | 10/29

Classical/Indonesian Fusions: JACK Quartet and Lightbulb

The string quartet and percussion ensemble present a program featuring Brian Baumbusch's "Hydrogen (2) Oxygen.". At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 10/8

Musicians from Marlboro I

Los Angeles principal cellist Peter Stumpf performs Mozart and Faure as well as Earl Kim's "Three Poems in French" with violinists Hye-Jin Kim, David McCarroll, violists Shuangshuang Liu and Rebecca Albers, soprano Sarah Shafer and pianist Kuok-Wai Lio. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Museum

Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Pavilion

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

Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution

1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Enid A. Haupt Garden

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

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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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 is on display. It is accompanied by images of the city. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Exhibit | 1/16/16 - 5/30/16

The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art

The second installation of "Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre" series focuses on "Three Girls," a large painting that he destroyed after an argument with his patron. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | 10/24 - 1/31/16

Sotatsu: Making Waves

An exhibition featuring approximately 70 works by Tawaraya Sotatsu explores the artist's work in a Western context. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity

The exhibit focuses on Vietnamese ceramics and the art form's traditions. See all Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity locations Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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Miscellaneous Location

12th St. and Independence Avenue

12th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-727-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Location

USDA Farmers Market, Department of Agriculture

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
 
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Miscellaneous Location

The Carousel on the National Mall

900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Museum

National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Exhibit | Through 11/1

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

Themes from Dante Alighieri's 14th-century poem are the inspiration for works by 40 African artists. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Miscellaneous Location

U.S. Department of Energy

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

Smithsonian Metro Station

1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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Museum

Arts and Industries Building - Smithsonian Institution

900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue Between Third and 15th Streets NW

Constitution Avenue between Third and 15th streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
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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

 

 
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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.

 
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Museum

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Mud Masons of Mali

Archival and contemporary photos and engravings representing the masons. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

An underwater journey through different marine environments by the award-winning photojournalist. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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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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