Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture: Get acquainted with DC’s art and culture.

Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW on the National Mall . The four-level museum opened on Sept. 24, 2016, becoming the only national museum solely dedicated to the documentation of African American life,...

@h.i.o - Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture - Washington, DC
12 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday The Georgetown French Market For the 14th year, Georgetown 's Book Hill neighborhood turns into its own version of Paris throughout this weekend. The Georgetown French Market features more than 35 locally owned merchants, restaurants, galleries and salons participating in an open-air...

Georgetown French Market - Events and Festivals in Washington, DC
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

What is the National Museum of the American Indian and where is it? The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is located on Independence Avenue SW in Washington, DC, on the National Mall . The museum boasts one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native American objects,...

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC
Visiting the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

What and where is the National Portrait Gallery? Painting a picture of the many influential people throughout America’s history, the National Portrait Gallery is a must-see for pop culture fans, history buffs and art lovers alike. From activists and actors to presidents and poets, the museum...

National Portrait Gallery - Presidential Portraits
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

What is the National museum of African Art and where is it? The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is located on Independence Avenue SW in DC, on the National Mall . The museum possesses the largest publicly held collection of African art in the United States, with roughly 12,000 objects in...

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art - Washington, DC
3 Days Playing in President Obama's Backyard

Morning Start your day where any Presidential tour should: at the White House . Pose for a photo op, stop by the White House Visitor Center and then grab breakfast at the nearby White House FRESHFARM Market (Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. from April 7 to Nov. 17; 810 Vermont Ave. NW). With healthy frui...

10 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , a massive, multiple-day celebration of international cultures. The 2017 edition (June 29 – July 4, July 6-9) marks the 50th anniversary of the event, so special programming honoring this milestone is on tap. The...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
8 Independently Owned Bookstores That Will Charm You in Washington, DC

Regularly ranked as one of the most literate cities in the nation, DC finds its brain fuel from a variety of new and used bookstores. During your visit, pass on the ebook for a $20 Penguin Classic or a first edition. Browse the shelves of these neighborhood nooks to find that one book you’ve been...

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Visiting the Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery

Wander through three centuries of American art The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC is one of the largest and most expansive collections of American art in the world. The museum’s two locations, the main building in Penn Quarter and the Renwick Gallery in Downtown , represent...

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Washington, DC
13 Holiday-Themed Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the calendar turns to December, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights populate houses and storefronts and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC