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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
 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

Ongoing exhibits:

Explore the evolution of flight through displays, hands-on exhibitions and historic aircraft and spacecraft, from the Wright Brothers' plane to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis to the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. The museum also has a planetarium and Imax theater, which for a fee shows educational films on flight and outer space. See all Ongoing exhibits: locations National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution (69 locations)

 
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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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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.

 
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Museum

Albert Einstein Planetarium

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

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
 
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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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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

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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Restaurant | $$

Mitsitam Cafe

4th St. and Independence Ave., 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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Museum

National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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Exhibit | 9/21 - 6/30/17

Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations

An exhibition exploring the importance of Native American diplomats and leaders focuses on the relationship between Indian nations and the founding fathers. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit, Book Event | 12/5 - 4/12/15

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

An exhibition exploring the concept of womanhood as represented through the Virgin Mary features works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. See all Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea locations National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 2/2/20

The Sublime World of Noel Coward

Steve Ross performs an evening of music and words about Sir Noel Coward. At the Rasmuson Theater. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-3030

 
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Exhibit | Through 1/5/15

Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson

An exhibition of works by the artists, who challenge the idea that North American Indians are a "vanishing race." National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 12/12

As We Grow: Traditions, Toys and Games

A new permanent exhibition at the museum displays more than 100 objects that show how Native American children play. The toys, games and clothing in these cases come from all over North, Central and South America and represent more than 30 tribes. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 2/1/15

Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

Central American ceramics from 1000 B.C. to the present are on view. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Exhibit | Through 7/6/15

Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities

An exhibition examining how eight Native American communities live in the 21st century. National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution Fourth 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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Store

Washington Design Center

300 D St. SW, Washington, DC | 202-554-5053
 
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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 | 11/5 - 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

 
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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 Event | 8/16 - 8/17

Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt

The animated films introduce children to the artists. Best for age 4 and older. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/16

Watson Adventures' Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt

National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Exhibit | 8/17

From the Library: Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books

Books assembled based on four themes -- "City Planning and Improvements," "Studying the Masters," "Purpose Built" and "Architectural Details" -- are on display. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Museum

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215
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Miscellaneous Event | 2/2/15

Gun Crazy

Two love-struck criminals on the run from the law. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Exhibit | 9/21 - 1/4/15

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

An exhibition of photographs that explore significant cultural and geographic sites in India and Birma. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Exhibit | 11/2 - 2/16/15

El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

A commemorative exhibition featuring paintings by El Greco from the museum and Washington-area collections. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Exhibit | 10/5 - 1/4/15

A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection

This exhibition features about 25 photographs by Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn and others. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Exhibit | 10/5 - 1/11/15

Degas's Little Dancer

A focus exhibition presented in conjunction with the world-premiere of the Kennedy Center's musical "Little Dancer." The musical is inspired by the original wax statuette of a young ballerina. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Performing Arts | 11/28 - 11/30

Kirov Ballet Academy

An encounter with a 19th-century ballet rehearsal in honor of Degas's "Little Dancer.". At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
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Music Event | 11/20

Lucidarium

Using period instruments, the chamber ensemble plays Jewish music by Medieval and Renaissance composers. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 11/30

Carolyn Enger

In celebration of the gallery's "Modern American Prints from the Kainen Collection" exhibition, the pianist performs works by mid-20th-century American composers. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 11/16

NGA New Music Ensemble

The National Gallery of Art's new music ensemble performs works by Oliver and Antosca in this concert sponsored in part by the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 12/20

Thomas Circle Singers

The choral group sings holiday carols. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 12/28

Ensemble Galilei

The ensemble plays works by O'Coloran, Marais and others. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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Music Event | 12/13

Spanish Brass

The brass quintet presents a holiday program. At the West Building Garden Court. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

 
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