Arts & Culture

Get acquainted with the thriving arts and culture scene in Washington, DC.

6 Reasons to Check Out ‘Soy Isla’ at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection wants to introduce you to one of the most innovative and prolific abstract artists with Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) . The long overdue exhibition masterfully illuminates the life and work of Sánchez (born in 1926 in Havana), from her humble beginnings in Cuba to...

A visitor with Zilia Sánchez, Lunar con tatuaje (Moon with Tattoo), c. 1968/96. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 71 × 72 × 12 in., Collection of the artist, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York. Photo: Rhiannon Newman
Guide to Free Embassy Tours in Washington, DC During Passport DC

Passport DC is a month-long festival in May that pays tribute to Washington, DC's thriving international culture. As part of the festival, the first two Saturdays in May are devoted to embassy open houses. Consider this your chance to stroll Embassy Row – a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW that...

Tour an embassy for free during Passport DC - Free spring activities in Washington, DC
Molly Smith on Arena Stage, How to Get Last-Minute Tickets & the Southwest Neighborhood

Arena Stage , the stunning theater-in-the-round complex in the Southwest & The Wharf neighborhood , is an ideal venue to see compelling theater. Visitors can purchase tickets to see great American theater even on the day they visit. Molly Smith, who leads the Tony Award-winning theater complex...

Arena Stage Moby Dick performance
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC

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

@travelmemories74 - Visitors at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - Free Museum in Washington, Dc
12 Ways to Celebrate African American History & Culture in Washington, DC

From the city's roots as a vibrant community for African Americans to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC is rich with African American history and culture. Check out the numerous ways to honor the vast and complicated history and...

Mountain of Despair Entrance to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - National Mall in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Theater & Performing Arts in Washington, DC

There is no shortage of free theater in Washington, DC, from shows with no admission charge to events and concerts. Some of the city’s most prestigious venues offer free opportunities, including the Kennedy Center (most notably, its Millennium Stage), the National Theatre, Ford’s Theatre,...

Free Theater and Performing Arts Experiences in Washington, DC - Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art in DC
14 Famous Painters That You Can Discover in Washington, DC

We probably don’t need to tell you that Washington, DC has a great lineup of art museums , including the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection and many more. However, it can be difficult to decide how to approach your journey through these galleries. We’ve laid out where you can find...

@_abbyderrick - Woman viewing Vincent Van Gogh's Roses at the National Gallery of Art - Master painters at Washington, DC art museums
12 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Feb. 5. The nation's capital is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to celebrate the holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in Washington, DC that can help you...

Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Check Out the 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , a massive, kid-friendly celebration of cultures across the globe. The 2019 edition takes place from June 29-30 and the festival will focus on the social power of music. Read on to learn what activities and offerings...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
Your Guide to Visiting the Glenstone Museum

What you should know before going to Glenstone Glenstone is located at 12100 Glen Road in Potomac, Md., roughly 40 minutes from downtown DC by car. Parking is readily available. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Glenstone asks that its guests reserve a visit in...

@smaturu - Your guide to visiting the Glenstone Museum - Free modern art museum in Maryland near Washington, DC