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Museum

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution

Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Miscellaneous Event | 9/23

Synthesizing Art and Science Through the Senses: Exploring the Aesthetics of DNA

A program about how creating and experience art influences interpretations and understandings of science. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 9/22 - 12/8

Ongoing exhibits:

19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and a sculpture garden. See all Ongoing exhibits: locations Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution (69 locations)

 
4.

Exhibit | 10/16 - 12/12/15

At the Hub of Things

An installation occupying the entire outer ring of the third level galleries features works by Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
5.

Exhibit | 10/16 - 4/12/15

Days of Endless Time

In celebration of Hirshhorn's 40th anniversary, this exhibition features works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Douglas Gordon, Guido van der Werve and others. The works emphasize escape, solitude, enchantment, spirituality and the thrall of nature. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
6.

Exhibit | 6/16/15 - 9/30/15

Sitebound: Photography from the Collection

Works depicting a sense of place, by such artists as Laurel Nakadate, Catherine Opie, Taryn Simon and Thomas Struth. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
7.

Exhibit | Through 1/11/15

Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

An exhibition representing Scarpitta's career features paintings by the artist that incorporate bandages and automobile parts and his full-scale race car sculptures. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
8.

Exhibit | Through 9/30/15

Speculative Forms

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this sculpture exhibition examines trends in modernist sculpture since the early 20th century. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
9.

Exhibit | Through 10/5

Black Box: Oliver Laric

A video installation by the artist explores the concept of authenticity by examining the history of bootleg, remixes and hybrid. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
10.

Exhibit | Through 12/31

Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt

The entire museum space -- walls, floor, escalator sides -- is wrapped in text on vinyl by the artist, immersing visitors in halls of voices that address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power and belief. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Location

The National Mall

Between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC | 202-485-9880
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Jefferson Drive and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-2220
 
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Miscellaneous Location

L'Enfant Plaza Station (Metro/VRE)

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

Roti Mediterranean Grill

(7 locations)
 
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Movie Theater

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Smithsonian - Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

601 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4629

On this giant screen, the images are monstrous and the sound is earth-shaking.

 
16.

Music Event | 8/15

U.S. Air Force Band Air Force Strings

National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-767-5658

 
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Museum

National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution

Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-2214
 
18.

Exhibit | Through 7/25/15

Hawaii by Air

An exhibition examining how flying to Hawaii has changed through the years. National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Museum

Albert Einstein Planetarium

Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4629
 
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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

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
 
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Museum

National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
23.

Exhibit | 11/5 - 12/12/15

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

 
24.

Exhibit | Through 9/13/15

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

A photography exhibition featuring images by Alonge 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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Miscellaneous Location

The Carousel on the National Mall

900 Jefferson Dr. 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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Miscellaneous Location

U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-586-4848
 
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Restaurant | $$

Mitsitam Cafe

4th St. and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Exhibit | Through 8/17

Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios

A selection of diminutive and personal objects including postcards, locks of hair, a fragment of Plymouth Rock and more. Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Museum

Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution

1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
31.

Music Event | 12/6 - 12/7

Masterworks of Four Centuries 2014-2015 Concert Series

Flauto traverso player Sandra Miller, violist Steven Dann, violoncellist Myron Lutzke and baryton player and pianist Kenneth Slowik perform works by Haydn and Lidl. Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution 1000 Jefferson Drive 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

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
34.

Exhibit | 10/11 - 6/7/15

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

 
35.

Exhibit | 9/22 - 12/8

Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran

The collection highlights metalwork from the first millennium B.C. to the early Islamic period. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | 11/22 - 5/31/15

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

 
37.  

Exhibit | Through 6/7/15

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

 
38.

Exhibit | Through 3/22/15

Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

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

 
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Restaurant | $

Pavilion Cafe -- National Gallery of Art

700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360
 
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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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Miscellaneous Location

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink

700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-216-9397
 
43.

Music Event | 9/21

Seldom Scene

At the Sculpture Garden. See all Seldom Scene locations National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink (2 locations)

 
44.

Music Event | 9/28

National Gallery of Art Wind Ensemble

In conjunction with the "Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In" exhibition, the ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Bach and others. At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
45.  

Museum

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
46.

Miscellaneous Event | 10/2

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Author Karen Abbott discusses the subjects of her book. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 10/11

USS Monitor: Symbol, Landmark, and Sanctuary

The all-day seminar highlights the construction of the war ship, its major battle near Hampton Roads and its conservation at the Mariners' Museum. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 10/2

Uncorked Cabaret Presents Reds and Rose: Women and Wine, Both Decanted

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 10/9

Giacomo Puccini: The Man Who Loved Women

Members of the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist program perform excerpts from Puccini's "La Boheme." S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | Through 8/17

19th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival

A selection of modern films and comedies from Hong Kong. Highlights include "Mr. Vampire," a film that helped establish the Cantonese zombie genre, and "Aberdeen," a portrait of a Hong Kong family. Films are Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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