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The Smithsonian's 175th Anniversary

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian represents America's thirst for knowledge. The 17 Museums in DC overseen by the Institution will all be part of a 175th anniversary celebration that will encompass events, exhibits and activations throughout 2021. The Arts & Industries Building also known as the Smithsonian Castle plans to re-open its doors as well.

si.edu

01 January
31 December

FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle

The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market is located in the heart of one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 50 farmers offering conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables, pastured meat, poultry and eggs, farmstead and artisan cheeses, sweet and savory baked goods (including gluten free options), fresh pasta, pickles, jams, and jellies, locally roasted coffee, District-made spirits and beers, handmade dumplings, soups and sandwiches, cut flowers, potted plants, soaps, and more.

freshfarm.org/markets/dupont-circle

01 January
24 December
Farmers Market

FarmFresh Dupont Circle Sunday Farmer's Market

Regarded as one of DC’s most popular farmer’s markets, more than 50 farmers offer conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables, pastured meat, poultry and eggs, farmstead and artisan cheeses, sweet and savory baked goods (including gluten free options), fresh pasta, pickles, jams, and jellies, locally roasted coffee, District-made spirits and beers, handmade dumplings, soups and sandwiches, cut flowers, potted plants, soaps, and more. 8:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

freshfarm.org

01 January
18 December
One with Eternity Exhibit

One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection

One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection will showcase the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection of works by Kusama, including two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms—her first and one of her most recent—that create a dazzling sensation of never-ending space. These transcendent rooms will be exhibited alongside an early painting; sculptures, including Pumpkin (2016) and Flowers—Overcoat (1964); and photographs of the artist.  An incredibly popular exhibit, passes in advance are required.

hirshhorn.si.edu

01 April
27 November
Library-of-Congress

Live! At the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

The Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building and all of the Library's exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall overlooking the Capitol and the Thomas Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs. The series will regularly feature special conversations, music, performances, films and workshops that showcase the broad range of holdings at the national library.

newsroom.loc.gov

05 May
05 December
Third Thursday Gallery

Third Thursday Dupont Galleries

A longstanding Dupont Circle tradition, Third Thursday Dupont offers the ability to connect with modern and contemporary art by national and international artists with a special emphasis on local and up and coming artists. Enter the heart of DC’s art scene the third Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This self-guided tour lets you uncover art galleries. explore paintings, sculptures and more! 

firstfridaydupont.org

19 May
15 December
Beyond King Tut

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience at the National Geographic Museum

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” is a cinematic immersive exhibition that takes guests on a journey to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. 

nationalgeographic.org

17 June
16 February

More Than Your Eyes Can See: Contemporary Photography From the Arab World

The art gallery at the Middle East Institute Arts and Culture Center has debuted a new exhibition that explores the Middle East through fine art photography and photojournalism. 

mei.edu

17 June
21 October