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1.

Exhibit | Through 1/15

The Fall of the Berlin Wall -- Seen from an American Perspective

An exhibition featuring photos taken by San Francisco photographer Colin Campbell when the Berlin Wall fell. See all The Fall of the Berlin Wall -- Seen from an American Perspective locations Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
3.

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

 
4.

Exhibit | Through 6/14

Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan

Two exhibitions at the Free. In the first, Chinese and Japanese paintings, lacquerware and ceramics show how Chinese arts and ideas influenced medieval Japan between 1192 and 1867. The second looks at 17th-century Japanese vessels fired in Motoyashiki multi-chamber climbing kilns, with vivid and translucent glazes. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
5.

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

 
6.

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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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

 
8.  

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

 
9.

Music Event | 2/10

Music From Japan 40th Anniversary Concert

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

 
10.

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 | 4/30

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

 
12.

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

 
13.

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

 
14.

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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Museum

S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution

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

Smithsonian Associates

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-357-3030
 
17.  

Miscellaneous Event | 1/23

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

The kiddie rock band plays high-energy, upbeat tunes that blend imagination and humor. At the Discovery Theater. Discovery Theater 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700

 
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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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Museum

Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Pavilion

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

12th St. and Independence Avenue

12th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-727-1000
 
22.  

Museum

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
23.  

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 5/31

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 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 that highlight this script on display. 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

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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Miscellaneous Location

USDA Farmers Market, Department of Agriculture

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
 
29.

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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Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Metro Station

1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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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
 
34.

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 | 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

 
36.

Exhibit | Through 9/13

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

U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-586-4848
 
38.

Museum

Arts and Industries Building - Smithsonian Institution

900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
39.

Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue Between Third and 15th Streets NW

Constitution Avenue between Third and 15th streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
40.

Miscellaneous Location

The National Mall between 14th and Ninth Streets

14th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
 
41.

Music Event | 1/10

Emerson String Quartet

The ensemble performs works for string quartet by Mozart, Beethoven and Shostakovich. At the Baird Auditorium. See all Emerson String Quartet locations National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution (4 locations)

 
42.

Music Event | Through 1/11

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society

Violinist Mark Fewer, violist Steven Dann, violoncellist Myron Lutzke, bassist John Feeney and fortepianist Kenneth Slowik perform works by Schubert. See all Smithsonian Chamber Music Society locations National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution (4 locations)

 
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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
 
45.

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

 
46.

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

 
47.

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America

Examining the story of Martha, the last passenger pigeon seen on Earth, this exhibition features illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 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

Wilderness Forever: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting America's Wilderness

A photography exhibition in celebration of the anniversary of the Wilderness Act features large-format images by professional, amateur and student photographers. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 8/16

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Through images, music, visual art and first-person narratives, this exhibition explores the influence and experience of Indian Americans in the United States. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
50.

Exhibit | Through 12/12/18

The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World

A large-scale fossil exhibition focused on the late Cretaceous period in North America allows visitors to view the fossils of Tyrannosaurus and other dinosaurs from a working preparation lab. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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