Here are some events which you must attend when on a Washington DC tour to enjoy your trip to the fullest. We have mentioned the ending time or date of each program, so you can plan your Washington DC tour in a better way.
Capital Harvest on the Plaza
In the District’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza, CHoP is open from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm on each Friday through November 2019. When you visit, you will find a lot of artisanal crafts and farm-fresh deliciousness, in addition to tips and recipes for keeping a healthy lifestyle. Do check out the entire list of vendors in order to start planning your haul to the plaza.
Jazz in the Garden
Every Friday evening, just kick back and enjoy music with sangria at the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art. A DC music event, “Jazz in the Garden” is slated to take place from 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm through August 23, 2019. Spend an afternoon among the museum garden’s monumental artworks, set to tunes that range from go-go and African fusion to salsa and New Orleans Dixieland. It is a setting that you will enjoy being a part of, as musicians lend tunes to one of DC’s most tranquil scenes that are set around the central fountain of the garden. This is a seasonal tradition to explore and you must stop by while on your touring Washington DC.
Many objects relating to architecture reside in the National Building Museum. The museum’s event showcases its most unique architectural treasures, which depict real and mythological animals as decorative elements. These objects are found ornamenting churches, municipal buildings, and warehouses. When you see these animals in the museum, you will wonder why these were selected for the said places and what these mean to a particular location’s structure and inhabitants. The event will run through spring 2020.
‘More is More: Multiples’
Commerce and art collide in this exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). It shows how significant and empowering ideas can be communicated through art, even when it is mass-produced. Further, the objects showcased at the museum were designed by Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, and Jiha Moon, often in collaboration with a nonprofit or a design firm. Their creations displayed in the building include dinner plates, totes, sunglasses, and toys. New visitors will get to see how artist multiples can still be very viable artworks filled with insight, humor and commentary. These are nothing but identical objects which are made through commercial or industrial processes. ‘More is More: Multiples’ will be on view at the museum through September 22, 2019.
Photos depicting confessions, jokes, public speeches, lectures, political confrontations and other moments of communication make up ‘In Mid-Sentence’. It presents a selection of photos from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Photos featured in this public exposition encapsulate historic moments, like JFK’s televised speech for Democratic National Convention to name one. It will run through March 08, 2020.
‘Forgotten Workers: Chinese Migrants and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad’
It has been 150 years since the Transcontinental Railroad’s construction. In tribute of its 150th anniversary, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History presents this exhibition, which addresses the forgotten workers from China who heroically constructed the railroad’s western leg through the mountains of Sierra Nevada. Their work’s outcome is also displayed in detail here, including a graphic which maps the railroad and the descriptions of negative and positive impacts of the path. The exhibition will run through January 03, 2021.
‘The Way of the Kami’
As per the Kojiki, when gods came from the heaves above and they stirred the Earth using a jeweled spear, it paved the way to the Japanese islands. This text written in 712 laid the foundation for the Japanese religious practice “Shinto”, which means “the Way of the Gods”. The exhibition focuses upon the artistic culture of the Japanese Shinto that sees gods in natural phenomena, in the landscape and in dead ancestors. You will learn about this belief system and will see amusing and rare artifacts when at the Freer Gallery of Art. It will run the exhibition through November 11, 2019.
Rirkrit Tiravanija: ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green’
The Hirshhorn Museum presents the artworks by Rirkrit Tiravanija, a Thai artist, for the first ever time. The exhibition will turn the galleries of the museum into one communal dining area where you can share a meal and enjoy. ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green’ includes a mural, which will be drawn on the museum’s walls in the course of this exhibition, and which references protests against the Thailand government’s policies. It will include documentary shorts, curated by the filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, which will be shown all through the exhibition. It will run through July 24, 2019.