The Visibility of Bisexuality in Art: Gwen John and Marie Laurencin

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Senior lecturer David Gariff leads this gallery talk exploring the art and life of two women painters, important players in Europe's art scene in the early 20th century —Gwen John (1876–1939) and Marie Laurencin (1883–1956)—whose work focused on other women. In NGA's East Building. Free. Also held on June 11.

Song of Sons

Chela Mitchell Gallery 300 Morse St. NE, Suite #8, Washington, DC, United States

There's a new gallery in town that's aiming to create space for artists of color. The Black-woman-owned Chela Mitchell Gallery's inaugural exhibition Song of Sons features work from fine art photographer and D.C. native Nate Langston Palmer. The photographer's work examines the collective understanding of American masculinity within Black communities, and in this show, Palmer […]

Trivia Night: Totally 90s

National Portrait Gallery 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC, United States

Long live the '90s. This nostalgia-driven happy hour trivia is a love child of the National Portrait Gallery and New Columbia Pub Quiz.  Come test your knowledge of all things '90s inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection—can be played individually or in teams of up to six people. Prizes will be awarded at the end of […]

Third Thursday at Hillyer

Hillyer Art Space 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, Washington, DC, United States

A conversation on how artists can create stories with or without words with photographer David Allen Harris and interdisciplinary artist Lyric Prince Harris. The two used stories and symbols to create a bold retelling of the reanimation legend of Osiris, god of the Underworld. Wine and refreshments will be served.

Pride and Publishing: LGBTQ+ History in Print

Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave. SE

Currently on view: The Library of Congress' collection of LGBTQIA self-published zines, newspapers, and magazines. The collection spans the 1950s to present day and depicts historical movements, the power of activism, and the creativity of the queer and trans communities.

NMAAHC Hip-Hop Block Party

National Museum of African American History and Culture 1400 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

The second annual event will celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The 12 hour event offers multi-generational performances by some of hip-hop’s most influential DJs, artists, and cultural influencers, as well as interactive activities, such as graffiti art, breakdancing and more.This year’s block party also marks the return of Club Café, where attendees can […]

Leave It On The Board

Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE, United States

Curated by Luis Del Valle, with Valley Place Arts Collaborative (an ARCH Development project), hosts an art show and skateboard design competition with 12 artists chosen from more than 200 […]

Leave it on the Board

Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE, United States

Curated by Luis Del Valle with Valley Place Arts Collaborative, 12 artists will share their work at this show, which also doubles as a skateboard design competition. See the finalists' […]

ArtWalk Dupont

IA&A at Hillyer 9 Hillyer Ct NW 20008, Washington DC

Kick off September with this monthly self-guided gallery walk, filled with markets, live performances, and too many art exhibits to name. Some venues include the Museum of the Palestinian People, Slow Down Market, Qatar America Institute for Culture, and Heurich House Museum's Mini Markt featuring local makers and artisans (including City Paper contributor Stephanie Rudig). […]

Blue Island

Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW

This screening of Chan Tze Woon's film is part of the National Museum of Asian Art's latest film series: Activism Onscreen, which portray the many forms activism can take across Asia and time. Described a blend of documentary and fiction, the film offers a glimpse into to Hong Kong and its residents for a "fascinating […]

Simple as Water

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

By Oscar-winning director Megan Mylan, this film follows four Syrian families spread across five countries—all of whom are dealing with the impact of war. Stay for the post-screening discussion between the film's Omar Sabha, Nazanin Ash, the CEO of Welcome.US, and Mylan.

Artist Talk: Land/Landbase/Landscape

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith discusses her vision in curating The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans and the exhibition's central theme of Indigenous reverence, study, and concern for the land. She will be joined by artists G. Peter Jemison and Neal Ambrose-Smith; as well as Elizabeth Rule, scholar, and advocate for Indigenous communities. […]