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Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
2.

Exhibit | 12/20 - 12/31/15

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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Music Event | 12/6

The Tarek Yamani Trio

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

 
4.

Music Event | 10/25

Bamboo Brilliance: A Mujuan Shakuhachi Celebration

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

 
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Music Event | 12/6

A Jazz Take on Arab Songs: The Tarek Yamani Trio:

Held in conjunction with the Sackler's "Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips" exhibition, this concert features pianist Tarek Yamani's jazz arrangements of mid-20th century works by Middle Eastern composers. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 10/23

Festival Pablo Casals Prades Collective

Artists from the Pablo Casals Festival perform Asian and French music during this stop of their first American tour. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 12/5

The Traveler's Ear -- Scenes from Music

In conjunction with the Sackler's "The Traveler's Ear: Scenes from Music" exhibition, French pianist David Kadouch plays works by Bach, Liszt, Bartok and Schumann that were inspired by travel. At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 11/22

Music From China Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Concert

The New York-based ensemble celebrates its anniversary by performing newly commissioned works for Western and Chinese instruments including the cello, erhu (fiddle) and zheng (zither). At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
9.  

Exhibit | 11/22 - 5/31/15

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. Key styles emerged 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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Exhibit | 12/13 - 6/14/15

Zen, Tea, and Chinese art in Medieval Japan

Features Chinese and Japanese paintings, lacquer ware and ceramics that shed light on the Chinese arts and ideas that were brought to medieval Japan between the late 12th and 16th centuries. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 10/25

Kurahashi Yodo II

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Tokyo school founded by his father, Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) player leads an ensemble in a performance titled "Bamboo Brilliance: A Mujuan Shakuhachi Celebration.". At the Meyer Auditorium. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 10/27 - 12/8

Ongoing exhibits:

Collections of ceramics, paintings and pottery from India, Vietnam and China. See all Ongoing exhibits: locations Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution (69 locations)

 
13.

Exhibit | Through 11/2/15

Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer and Venice

An exhibition that tells the story of how Charles Lang Freer acquired the Second Venice Set, 26 atmosphere 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 10/26

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy

Features landscape paintings from the Song dynasty period (907-1279) and later works that show an evolution of six different styles. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

The Nile and Ancient Egypt

High quality artifacts from the collections of Freer Gallery are showcased to illuminate the role and importance of water animals for ancient Egyptian religion and afterlife. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

A collection of stone and gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures highlight two flourishing ages, the late Six Dynasties and the High Tang (6th to 8th century). The exhibition's dramatic focus is the monumental Cosmological Buddha: a life-size stone sculpture covered in intricate representations of the earthly realms. It is the only one of its kind in the world. 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 Event | 10/27

Halloween Changes Its Disguise: Has the Witching Season Grown Up

Daniel Gifford, a holiday scholar and Smithsonian program manager, discusses the past 100 years of Halloween. S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
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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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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
 
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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 | 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

 
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Exhibit | 10/27 - 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 | 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

 
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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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Exhibit | Through 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

 
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Miscellaneous Location

USDA Farmers Market, Department of Agriculture

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
 
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Museum

Smithsonian Castle - Smithsonian Institution

1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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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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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
 
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Exhibit | 11/9 - 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

 
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Exhibit | Through 11/16

Africa Re-Viewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, an exhibition focused on the photographer's work capturing images of African culture. National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4600

 
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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

U.S. Department of Energy

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

The National Mall between 14th and Ninth Streets

14th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
 
43.  

Museum

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
44.

Exhibit | 10/24 - 4/20/15

Nature's Best 2013 Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

An exhibition of approximately 60 large-format images and photographers' stories highlight the beauty, power and humor of nature. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | 11/25 - 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 rex 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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Music Event | 10/26

Rob Kapilow

As part of his "What Makes It Great?" series, Kapilow leads a discussion on Schubert's "Impromptus" followed by a performance of the work by pianist Yuliya Gorenman. Presented with Washington Performing Arts. At the Baird Auditorium. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Music Event | 10/25

Eugene Drucker

The violinist and special guest, pianist Diane Walsh, perform works by Brahms, Bach and Saint-Saens as part of the Emerson String Quartet 2014-2015 Concert Series. At the Baird Auditorium. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 12/7

Emerson String Quartet 2014-2015 Concert Series

The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13 and "Grosse Fugue" and selections from Bach's "The Art of Fugue.". At the Baird Auditorium. 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

Dom Pedro

The 14-inch obelisk is a 10,363-carat aquamarine. 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

Living on an Ocean Planet

A new permanent exhibit that explores the ocean space and its relationship to human life. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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