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Take 5!: Sarah Hughes Quartet Celebrates the Music

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Ornette Coleman, a widely acclaimed saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer, rewrote the language of jazz. Join alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes and her quartet as they play a selection of Coleman’s pieces, putting their own improvisational twists on his iconic works.

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Free

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building.

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Free

Yoga in Luce

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Bring your mat and relax with this Vinyasa yoga and art appreciation series. Participants will be invited to reflect on an artwork of their choosing before a credentialed instructor from Flow Yoga Center leads a one hour, all levels class. Please Note: participants must register online with the purchase tickets link above, which will go live two weeks...

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$10

The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War Imagery in Contemporary Art Kara Walker’s work recasts imagery from the antebellum South, depicting the brutality of slavery and confronting racist stereotypes. Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, discusses...

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Free

Movies at SAAM: Bamboozled

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), SAAM presents Spike Lee’s biting comedy Bamboozled. This feature film takes a satirical look at the history of African American stereotypes in American culture, following a frustrated African American TV writer who pitches a blackface...

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Free

Color-In Creativity

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Join us this February for the Luce Foundation Center’s young professionals coloring night. Warm up with a cup of complimentary cocoa while flexing your creative muscle. Peruse the cases and color pages based on works on view in the Luce Center. Snacks and other libations will be available for purchase

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Free

Chinese Mandarin - Level 2

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter 1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

Alright, we know you can introduce yourself and make a damn good impression in Mandarin. In Chinese 2, we’ll teach you how to take the conversation further. This class is for you if you're familiar with pinyin basics, pronunciation, and can say simple sentences. HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT KNOW BEFORE YOU GO  Start here if you’ve already completed...

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$399

10 sessions

Portuguese - Level 2

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter 1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

Alright, we know you can introduce yourself and make a damn good impression. In Portuguese 2, we’ll teach you how to take the conversation further. This class is for you if you're familiar with the basics and can say simple sentences in the present tense. HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Start here if you’ve already completed Portuguese...

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$439

10 sessions

Tamayo Gallery Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Deputy Chief Curator E. Carmen Ramos traces Rufino Tamayo’s artistic development, from his urban-themed paintings to his dream-like canvases, highlighting the crosscurrent of cultural exchange between the American art world and this Mexican modernist.

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Free

Spanish - Level 7

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter 1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

Nivel 7 es para estudiantes que han asistido al nivel 6 muchas veces en Fluent City o para los que han vivido en un país donde se habla español por 6 meses, por lo menos. Nivel 7 es para estudiantes que han asistido al nivel 6 muchas veces en Fluent City o para los que han vivido en un país donde se habla español por 6 meses, por lo menos. No...

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$399

10 sessions

Spanish 1 Crash Course

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter 1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “tacos” and “margarita,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change all that with Spanish 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Spanish. Here's what to expect:...

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$439

10 sessions

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Time is Fire and Light Beams It’s local bands and local beer. Explore some of the three thousand artworks in the Luce Center while listening to sets by local bands Light Beams and Time Is Fire. Light Beams is an upbeat band with a unique take on twentieth-century dance-pop. Time Is Fire delivers...

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Free

Take 5!: Mike “Bags” Davis QuintetCelebrates the Music

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take 5!: Mike “Bags” Davis QuintetCelebrates the Music of Cal Massey Mike Davis and his quintet pay tribute to Cal Massey, one of the greatest jazz composers of the twentieth century. Davis (on trumpet) and his quartet interpret Massey’s compelling compositions and celebrate what would have been Massey’s 90th birthday. Mike Bags...

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Free

Tamayo Family Day

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

SAAM celebrates renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and the exhibition Tamayo: The New York Years. Bring the entire family for a day of Mexican cultural performances, crafts, and art! Take a trip through Tamayo’s New York with a scavenger hunt, make your own cityscapes with vivid colors and geometric shapes, and use your imagination to create...

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Free

Improv for Teens

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Improv games and exercises to increase spontaneity on stage, loosen up the body and voice, and spark creativity. For students in grades 7 - 12.

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$290

6 sessions

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