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.
The Phillips Collection is 100 years old!
The Capital's first museum of modern art, Duncan Phillips' fascination with artistic expression opened its doors in 1921. One our favorite neighbors, the building itself is a masterpiece, designed by the renowned McKim, Mead & White. The year celebrates its 4700 piece collection with works ranging from Picasso to Rothko and van Gogh.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Library debuts its $211 million dollar renovation
Known as the central library for DC, this facility named after one of America's great civil rights leaders will bedazzle you with newly designed entry ways, research space and a rooftop event space and reading terrace. The year celebrates the 125th anniversary of DC public libraries, which will bring a slate of events around the city.
The 5oth Anniversary of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
DC's ultimate cultural center officially turns 50 in 2021. Enjoy its recent outdoor interactive expansion, The REACH, a monument to art and creativity from around the world. Stay engaged for can't miss performances and celebrations throughout the year.