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The National Portrait Gallery showcases Harry Warnecke's early color photographs of famous faces from the 1930s and '40s.
March 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, enjoy the Calefax Quintet's unconventional take on Debussy, celebrate Women's History Month and the Girl Scouts centennial, and welcome the Persian New Year.
March 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The aptly-titled new exhibition at the Hirshhorn, "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space," features installations by five Latin American artists that focus on the interaction of light and space.
February 28, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
Events Feb 28-March 1: Paradox of Liberty, A Not So Still Life, and Perspectives on “Limits to Growth”
This week, learn about slavery at Monticello, meet artist Ginny Ruffner, and join experts for a day of discussion on sustainability.
February 27, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The Oscar-nominated writer tells how he adapted Brian Selznick's bestseller for the screen.
February 24, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This week, see teen spoken word poets compete in the Youth Slam Team Semi-finals, enjoy ancient music from Japan, and hear the artists behind "Suprasensorial" discuss their work.
February 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Here's a quick look at the five nominees.
February 17, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, learn about the influences of artist Jacob Lawrence, celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with the whole family, and take a tour of some of the most famous Civil War sites.
February 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The National Portrait Gallery expert on celebrity culture admits that she is often captivated by the glamour and glitz that defines the Hollywood superstar
February 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The officer who gained glory as a warrior in the Civil War also had a domestic side.
February 14, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Make a craft for your Valentine at the Renwick Gallery, try Taiwanese noodles at the Freer Gallery, and celebrate Mardi Gras with Little Red and the Renegades.
February 13, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Hollywood does romance best in its comedies
February 10, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Give Paris its due, but the place has at least its share of unromantic features
February 10, 2012 | By Susan Spano
This weekend, go to the Iranian Film Festival, taste and learn why chocolate was called the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, and enjoy a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.
February 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, learn why water matters, take a guided tour of the American Art Museum's exhibition, Multiplicity, and enjoy a free film at the African Art House Film Festival.
February 06, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Just in time for the Super Bowl, take a look at giants and patriots of all kinds in the Smithsonian
February 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, explore the night sky at the Air and Space Museum, celebrate Black History Month at the American Art Museum, and watch The Big Sleep at the new Warner Brothers theater in the American History Museum.
February 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From Kenyan storytelling performances to Black Power film screenings, February on the Mall is buzzing with Black History Month events.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen