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Isabella

For the week of Oct. 13 through 19, the National Gallery of Art's Virtual Cinema streams part of Matías Piñeiro’s experimental fiction series, The Shakespereads, which explores William Shakespeare’s female roles in comedies.

Free

Virtual Happy Hour: Alma Woodsey Thomas and Her Circles

Join the NMWA for a celebration of Alma Woodsey Thomas with a specialty cocktail in her honor. Expect stories about the Washington Color School and the Little Paris Group from guest speaker Fanna Gebreyesus, of the Glenstone Museum.

Free

The Harlem Renaissance: Yesterday and Today

A virtual lecture on the history of the Harlem Renaissance with a focus on Josephine Baker, Jack Johnson, and Duke Ellington, and a look at how the movement effected modern-day culture from the Black Lives Matter movement to prominent artists such as Toni Morrison, August Wilson, and Isabel Wilkerson.

$10

Duncan Phillips Lecture: On the Future of Museums

The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch talks with Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg, director and CEO of The Phillips Collection on the roles and futures of American museums.

Free

This Loss We Carry

The National Mall Washington, DC

This public exhibit and memorial from The Soul Box Project features 36,000 Soul Boxes on the mall to represent the people killed by gun violence in a year. An additional 164,000 Soul Boxes will be carried to represent gunfire's unnamed victims.

Free

Family Hearth Cooking Workshop

George Mason's Gunston Hall 10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton, VA

Kid (8–16) and adult duos are invited to explore and cook in Gunston Hall's hearth kitchen to learn about history. You'll make gingerbread, strawberry jam, and whipped cream from very […]

$55 – $70
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Claire Alrich: still, life

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

Using fabric to channel landscapes, light, stillness, and life, this exhibit challenges viewers to experience both the still and the life. On Thursdays, visit the space for stillness, on Sundays, visit to take part in outdoor workshops that channel life and living. Created by local artist Claire Alrich.

Free
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LANDSCAPE PORTRAITS: Color Studies from Southeast Alaska

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

Botanical illustrator Mara Menahan displays her paintings from 2017 and 2019 documenting the last stands of ancient trees on Southeast Alaska's Taan Island, which has experienced severe clearcutting and the area's suffering wildlife.

Free

Mabel O. Wilson Receives Vincent Scully Prize

National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC

The National Building Museum invites you to celebrate the 23rd recipient of its annual Vincent Scully Prize, Mabel O. Wilson, a Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University whose work focuses on the ways Black culture and history intersect with the built environment. Catch Wilson discussing her career with the National Gallery of Art's […]

Free – $15

The Green Years

National Gallery of Art's Virtual Cinema is streaming Paulo Rocha’s 1963 debut feature—a coming of age story about a 19-year-old from Lisbon shoemaker who falls for a young housemaid. Streaming online from Oct. 20 through 26.

Free
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Brews and Views

A monthly happy hour, hosted by NMWA, that covers beer making, restaurants, art, politics, and more.

Free
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Writing Hour

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Free