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Museum

National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
2.

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

 
3.

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 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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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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Miscellaneous Location

Enid A. Haupt Garden

12th Street and Independence Avenue 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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Museum

Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Pavilion

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

U.S. Department of Energy

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

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
11.

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

 
12.

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 | 9/7 - 12/7

Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity

The museum's first exhibition since 2005 solely focused on Vietnamese ceramics shines a light on 23 works that exemplify the art of ceramic-making in Southeast Asia. See all Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity locations Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
14.

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 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 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
16.

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 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 | Through 6/5/16

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Baladi, an Egyptian-Lebanese artist, showcases her experimental photography, which focuses on how the medium shaped perceptions of the Middle East. See all Perspectives: Lara Baladi locations Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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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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Theater

Discovery Theater

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700
 
22.  

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
 
25.

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

 
27.

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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Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
29.

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

 
30.

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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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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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 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

 
34.

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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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 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

 
38.

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

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

 
40.

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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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
 
43.  

Museum

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution

Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
44.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 1/3/16

Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence, 1914-1971

Italian's influence on abstraction is examined in this exhibit of rarely seen works from artists including Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Carlo Battaglia and others. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
45.  

Exhibit | Through 9/20

Shirin Neshat: Facing History

Selections of photography and films by Neshat highlight how cultural and political events impacted her work. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
46.

Exhibit | Through 9/30

Speculative Forms

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this 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

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

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

 
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Exhibit | Through 9/30

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

 
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Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Metro Station

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