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National Gallery of Art: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Federal Triangle 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20565

Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the National Gallery of Art will show you a side of the National Gallery you’ve never seen before!  Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through these historic halls with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind...

Friday Oct 25th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

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National Gallery of Art: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - Federal Triangle 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20565

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD! On this two-hour tour of the NGA, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some women you haven’t heard...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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National Portrait Gallery: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Federal Triangle 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20565

Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery: Un-Highlights Tour Come on down to DC’s Gallery Place and experience the National Portrait Gallery like never before! Whether you’re visiting DC or have been here for years, we can promise to introduce you to some previously unheard of Americans! Join our renegade tour guides for...

Friday Oct 25th, 5pm - 7pm

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Monuments at Night

at Washington Photo Safari - Southwest Washington, D.C. 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037

Washington DC’s National Mall is the showcase of the nation’s capital, home to its most famous and historic monuments. One of the best ways to see it is through the viewfinder of your own tripod-mounted camera at twilight and at night, guided by a professional architectural photographer. After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime...

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$79

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions.

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Free

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building.

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Free

America InSight: Verbal Description Tours

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Join a docent-led tour designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights of the collection through rich verbal description and sensory experience.

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Free

Nutshell Studies Lecture

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 17th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Join Bruce Goldfarb from the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a lecture on the miniature world of the Nutshell Studies. Bruce shares insights into the part these dioramas played in advancing the field of forensics and explains their necessary role in training future investigators.

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Free

Crime Scene Conservation

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 17th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Explore the Nutshell Studies with objects conservator Ariel O’Connor and learn about the fascinating parallels between art conservation and forensic science. Discover how the condition of the materials might change your interpretation of the clues.

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Free

The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War Imagery in Contemporary Art Kara Walker’s work recasts imagery from the antebellum South, depicting the brutality of slavery and confronting racist stereotypes. Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, discusses...

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Parallax Gap Gallery Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 17th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

The Grand Salon’s installation, Parallax Gap, recreates the ceilings of nine iconic American buildings, bridging the space between architecture and craft. Join Abraham Thomas, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge, in conversation with independent curator Helen Bechtel as they discuss the development of the installation.

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Free

The Final Stop Artist Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Artist Rick Araluce discusses his installation The Final Stop, which transforms a 2,300 square-foot gallery at the Renwick into an abandoned subway platform, creating the illusion of an eerie subterranean world. He describes the details he incorporates into his large-scale works and explains his intense engagement with materials.

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Free

Our Collections Tour

at National Building Museum - Judiciary Square 401 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

The National Building Museum’s collection has just about anything for you to love, from one of the United States’ largest assemblages of architectural toys, to comprehensive drawings of the Washington National Cathedral, to an extensive photographic archive.  In this immersive program, hear our collections staff explain how and why we collect;...

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$15

Offsite Tour: Duke Ellington School of the Arts

at National Building Museum - Judiciary Square 401 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Tour major renovations and additions at this famed institution for the visual and performing arts. Gabe Oliver and Dan Waldo, project managers with design-builder GCS-SIGAL, and Christoffer Graae FAIA, Principal-in-Charge with the architects LBA-CGS JV lead a tour of the 265,000-square-foot project that features a four-story atrium with a new 800-seat...

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$35

The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture

at National Building Museum - Judiciary Square 401 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Tour the newly completed Center for Landscape Architecture, which includes a state-of-the-art meeting, reception, and exhibition center, as well as a three-story atrium that brings daylight into the building’s core.  Abram Goodrich, AIA, with Gensler’s Washington, D.C., office, and Lisa Delplace, ASLA, principal and CEO of...

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$35
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