All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain

Shakespeare Theatre Company Affiliated Artist Patrick Page invites you to experience the evolution of evil in Shakespeare’s villains—from rogues and cutthroats to tyrants and sociopaths. A Tony Award nominee for his “electrifyingly maleficent Hades” in Hadestown (The New York Times) and lovingly nicknamed “The Villain of Broadway” (Playbill) for his delicious Broadway performances in Saint […]


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.


Driving the Green Book

Alvin Hall and Janée Woods Weber share stories from their Detroit to New Orleans road trip, inspired by the 1930s-1960s Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for Black people on traveling safely during segregation.    

$20 – $25

DIVERCITIES: Lost and Found in Translation

An interactive conversation with various translators discussing the intricacies of translating and connecting people through language barriers.


Virtual Tour: Disability Rights Movement

The promise of America is analyzed through the intersection of women's suffrage and the disabilities rights movement in this virtual tour presented by A Tour of Her Own, the first tourism company in D.C. focused exclusively on women's history.

Free – $30

Painting is for Everyone

A class on acrylic paints and painting. You'll learn terminology, some art history, and painting skills.

$175 – $205

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

Hear from Brian Vasile, owner of Grand Central LLC; Burt Foster, from the Office of Lottery and Gaming; Robert C. Lo Giudice, the US Head of Legal Affairs for Elys Game Technology and on how to apply for a Class B license and CBE certification.


Virtual Happy Hour: Judith Leyster Birthday Celebration

The National Museum of Women in the Arts and Frima Fox Hofrichter invite you to cheers Dutch painter Judith Leyster with a specialty cocktail (or mocktail), while sharing the museum's collection and archives dedicated to Leyster. Hofrichter is a professor at Pratt Institute, and author of Judith Leyster, A Woman Painter in Holland’s Golden Age. […]


How To Start Traveling Again

Washington Post’s travel writer Andrea Sachs joins forces with Frommer Media's Pauline Frommer, and Karin King, deputy assistant secretary of state for overseas citizen services for a talk to help you get traveling again!

$20 – $25

P&P Live! YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Summer Reads Panel

Authors Natalie Mae (The Cruelest Mercy), Lish McBride (Curses), Andrea Robertson (Cast in Secrets and Shadow), and Laura Brooke Robson (Girls at the Edge of the World) are getting together to discuss their YA sci-fi and fantasy books. Ages 12 and up welcome!


Open Studio Workshops

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy […]