Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Exhibition Programs

Photo of artist Alice Beasley discussing her work with a visitor

Museum curators, researchers, and special guests explore themes from current exhibitions. 

Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton

Family Day: Dear Hamilton, Love Washington

Join us for a day of family-friendly activities celebrating America's founding fathers, including interactive story time and a create-your-own postcard project.

Film: "American Experience: Alexander Hamilton"

This PBS film examines the life and career of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most controversial men of his age.

Film: "American Experience: Alexander Hamilton"

This PBS film examines the life and career of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most controversial men of his age.

Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

Film: "A Visit to China’s Miao Country"

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Eleanor Coppola shot this documentary in the southern region of China, revealing the extraordinary textile traditions of the Miao culture.

Greetings from Washington

Lecture: "Greetings from Hometown Washington, D.C.!"

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:30pm

Join Jerry A. McCoy, special collections librarian at the D.C. Public Library, for a look at unusual vintage postcards of Washington, D.C., and the stories behind the local sites depicted on the cards.

Family Day: Dear Hamilton, Love Washington

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a day of family-friendly activities celebrating America's founding fathers, including interactive story time and a create-your-own postcard project.