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12th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20001 | 202-727-1000

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12th St. and Independence Avenue

12th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-727-1000
 
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USDA Farmers Market, Department of Agriculture

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
 
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Smithsonian Metro Station

1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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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 | 5/16 - 11/29/16

Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre

Waterston reimagined James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room in this exhibition that 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 | Through 6/7

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

An installation by the artist inspired by personal memories of lost individuals and moments features discarded shoes and notes she collected. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 5/3

Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

The focus of this exhibition is a calligraphic script that was developed in 14th-century Iran, with more than 20 works from 1400 to 1600 on display. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 5/31

The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia

The exhibition provides a glimpse into travels across the continent. It features East Asian scrolls, Japanese woodblock prints, contemporary photography with maps and more. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 6/7

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

An exhibition highlighting discoveries made by the paleontologist and geologist during his adventures. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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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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Exhibit | 3/7 - 9/6

Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens

An exhibition of screen paintings of landscapes from the 16th and early 17th centuries combine 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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Music Event | 3/19

Kayhan Kalhor and Shujaat Khan

Performing together for the first time, the musicians present "Ghazal: Indian and Persian Improvisations," a program featuring Persian and Indian classical music. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 5/6

Musicians from Marlboro III

Peter Wiley, Mary Lynch, Itamar Zorman and young artists from the Marlboro Music Festival perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 4/30

Shanghai Quartet

The string ensemble performs the world premiere of Lei Liang's Verge Quartet, as well as works by Ravel and Beethoven. Part of the Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 3/14

Anton Belov

In "Inspired by Persia," the Russian baritone performs Persian and Persian-inspired poetry set to music by Brahms, Schumann, Wolf, and Tchaikovsky performed by pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 4/10

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

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

 
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Exhibit | Through 6/14

Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan

Chinese and Japanese paintings, lacquerware and ceramics show how Chinese arts and ideas influenced medieval Japan between 1192 and 1867. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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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

 
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Exhibit | Through 6/14

Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics

Patterned Japanese ceramics made using a 17th-century technique are displayed. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 5/31

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

Highlighting the tradition of landscape painting in Chinese culture, this exhibition features early works from the museum's collection. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/31

Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century

An exhibition featuring 12 Chinese ceramics from the museum's collection highlights 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

Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Pavilion

1050 Independence Ave S.W., Distric of Columbia, DC
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Associates

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-357-3030
 
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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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Performing Arts | 3/13

Bari Koral

The band jams to pop-friendly tunes about disappearing cupcakes, a runaway gingerbread man and more. At the Discovery Theater. Discovery Theater 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700

 
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Museum

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Enid A. Haupt Garden

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-586-4848
 
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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 | 4/8 - 8/2

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

Works by approximately 40 contemporary artists from 19 African countries and the diaspora are on view. 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 the museum's history. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
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Exhibit | Through 9/13

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

An exhibition featuring Alonge's photos that document 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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Museum

Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution

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

Arts and Industries Building - Smithsonian Institution

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

Muze

1130 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-787-6148
 
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U.S. Department of Agriculture's Jefferson Auditorium

14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-720-2791
 
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The National Mall between 14th and Ninth Streets

14th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
 
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Museum

USDA Forest Service Visitors Center

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

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 888-888-1778, 202-554-8588
 
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Miscellaneous Location

The Portals Theater

1236 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
 
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Hotel

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC | 202-484-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Location

L'Enfant Plaza

L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC | 202-727-1000
 
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Restaurant | $$

Sou'Wester

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-787-6868
 
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Museum

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C streets SW, Washington, DC | 202-874-2330
 
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Museum

National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution

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

 
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Music Event | 5/27

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society

Period instruments like the Renaissance flute, bandora and cittern are featured in "English Music from Shakespeare's Time," a Masterworks of Four Centuries performance featuring SCMS performers. See all Smithsonian Chamber Music Society locations National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution (3 locations)

 
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Music Event | 4/11 - 4/12

Smithsonian Chamber Players

Violinists Vera Beths and Cynthia Roberts, violists Steven Dann and Max Mandel and violoncellist Kenneth Slowik perform string quintets by Beethoven in this Masterworks of Four Centuries concert. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
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