Arts & Culture
There's almost too much arts and culture to enjoy in Washington, DC. Here you’ll find the best museums in the world, a prolific performing arts scene and an international community reflected in the city’s restaurants, shops and attractions.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
DC's art scene thrives with theater, performing arts, exhibits and events.
On any given night, curtains are rising on upwards of 200 performances at theaters in and around the city. Here's a peek of what's happening now.
Inspired by the new exhibit at The Phillips Collection, see DC through Vincent van Gogh's eyes.
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Soak up the nation's history at two crucial libraries, a historic train station and the U.S. Capitol itself.
Presented by Cultural Tourism DC, this annual event celebrates the international side of DC.
Music rules in this artsy neighborhood with a rich African-American heritage.
Get to know the vibrant neighborhood that thrives in the shadow of the Capitol dome.
Explore this port town-turned-tony neighborhood full of shops, restaurants and Georgetown University
DC is home to myriad live music venues. On any given night, catch jazz, house music, rock and go-go.
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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden displays some of the most exciting pieces in modern art.
The U.S. Capitol isn’t the only place to see the theater in DC. Check out these trusted venues.
The annual DC Jazz Festival features more than 125 live performances throughout DC.
Explore Washington, DC's thriving visual and performing art scene.
Washington, DC sets the stage for a thriving performing arts and theater scene.
Discover African American contributions to the rich local history and culture of Washington, DC.
Follow this insiders' tour and dive into the diverse neighborhoods of Washington, DC.
If you love the arts, dig music and like to chat up local artists, follow this creative itinerary.
Make time for these insider picks in LGBT Washington, DC's neighborhoods.
Attend special events at DC's embassies and travel around the world.
Celebrate global culture with these fun Washington, DC festivals.
Washington, DC's summer festivals celebrate everything from food to film.
See the cherry blossom trees in bloom and celebrate spring with exhibitions and live entertainment.
Located next to the water, Georgetown is where to find quaint row houses, shops and restaurants.
Home to dozens of museums and galleries (many of them free), DC has an exhibit for every art lover.
A cosmopolitan neighborhood with great bars and boutiques, Dupont Circle is DC's GLBT neighborhood.
Brookland is home to Civil War-era landmarks, quiet residential streets and picturesque places.
Discover the cultural side of Washington, DC, in its museums, theaters, restaurants and nightlife.
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