Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
Image credit: HYBYCOZO, Deep Thought, 2018. Photo by Ron Blunt
See the Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals are one of the best teams in baseball right now. From the incredible talent on the field, to amazing food and so much more at the Nats Park, you can get your baseball fix with flying colors in the District this spring and summer.
FRESHFARM CityCenterDC Farmers Market
Shop for delicious local prepared foods, pasture-raised meats, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more every Tuesday throughout the summer. Open rain or shine! Afterwards, indulge in some retail therapy at the vast array of luxury stores at CityCenterDC.
Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
One of Washington’s favorite summer traditions, Jazz in the Garden runs every Friday through August 24 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The free concerts feature a lineup of musicians presenting a variety of jazz styles from swing to funk. Visitors can find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy a menu of food and beverages available at an outdoor grill on the patio and inside the Pavilion Café.
The Phillips Collection Presents: Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
This exhibition spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists. The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work is an attempt to grapple with fundamental questions of existence, asking us to slow down and pay attention to the natural world.
Image credit: Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Syaw (Fishnet), 2014. Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl © Regina Pilawuk Wilson, courtesy Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti. Photo: Sid Hoeltzell
The Sound of DC
The Sound of DC arrives in Dupont Circle for the first time. The music concert series presented by outstanding jazz musician Mark G. Meadows will honor the music of DC natives that shaped the music industry forevermore, from Duke Ellington and Jazz, to Marvin Gaye and Soul, and Chuck Brown and Go-Go.
Fourth of July
Celebrate summer’s biggest holiday, the Fourth of July in DC with fireworks, a free concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and a celebratory parade. Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Independence Day celebrations against the backdrop of the DC skyline.