What's On

A group of dancers dressed in black, dancing

What's On


For a full list of exhibitions see current exhibitions

Selected Programs

For a full list of events and programs see our calendar

Artist Talk:  Allison Janae Hamilton

Sunday, December, 11;  3:00 p.m
The Outwin 2016
Allison Janae Hamilton discusses her portrait Haints at Swamp II, as well as her larger series, Sweet Milk in the Badlands.


Thursdays at Noon: Portrait Spotlight

Thursday, December 15; Noon
G Street Lobby
Curator Leslie Ureña will discuss the photograph of Consuela Kanaga by Alma Lavenson.

Portrait Story Days: Inauguration Month

Saturdays, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Sundays,  2:00—5:00 p.m.
Education Center
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in our collection.  In partnership with Martin Luther  King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library.

  • January 7 & 8: George Washington
  • January 14 & 15: Theodore Roosevelt
  • January 21 & 22: Barack Obama
  • January 28 & 29: Abraham Lincoln

Artist Talk: Adrián Román

Sunday, January 8; 3:00 p.m.
The Outwin 2016
Discuss the mixed media sculpture Caja De Memoria Viva II: Constancia Colón de Clemente with artist Adrián Román and the sitter: his ninety-year-old great aunt "Tia Abuela."


Pop Quiz: Presidents

Thursday, January 12; 6:30 p.m.
Kogod Courtyard
Hail to the chief!  Before the inauguration, test your knowledge of all things presidential.

Thursdays at Noon: Portraits, Politics and Pagentry
On to the Next

Thursday, January 19; noon
America's Presidents
Senior Historian David Ward shares fun-filled facts and little-known tales about or nation's presidents and the issues they faced.