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2011_DC_Miss_DCM_1101051572010 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (1 of 2) -- Stephanie Williams to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Mingling
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off Party! Stephanie Williams heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2011
Join Us to celebrate at The Institute of World Politics, 1521 Sixteenth Street, NW.

ALSO FEATURING:
* Jen Corey – Miss DC 2009
* Kate Marie Grinold – Miss DC 2008
...
2011_DC_Miss_DCP_1101051582010 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (2 of 2) -- Stephanie Williams to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Presentation
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off Party! Stephanie Williams heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2011
Join Us to celebrate at The Institute of World Politics, 1521 Sixteenth Street, NW.
Tickets can be purchased at MissDC.org by clicking “SUPPORT” or e-mail...
2011_DC_Pageant_1Other_1107101282011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (1 of 7) -- Other
Among others shown here are this year's judges:
* Mario Acosta Velez
* Dennis Momyer
* Chartese Burnett
* John Kelly
* Angie Goff
* Chef Spike Mendelsohn
2011_DC_Pageant_2Swimsuit_110710622011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (2 of 7) -- Welcome and Swim Suit
2011_DC_Pageant_3Inter_110710642011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (3 of 7) -- Interviews (Miss DC)
2011_DC_Pageant_4Talent_110710942011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (4 of 7) -- Talent
2011_DC_Pageant_5InterT_110710692011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (5 of 7) -- Interviews (Miss Teen DC)
2011_DC_Pageant_6Awards_110710772011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (6 of 7) -- Awards (Ashley Boalch)
2011 Miss District of Columbia: Ashley Boalch
2011 Miss District of Columbia Outstanding Teen: Lauren Seely

The 2011 contestants for Miss District of Columbia were as follows:

...
2011_DC_Pageant_7Post_1107101572011 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (7 of 7) -- Post Award Pictures
2011_DC_Miss_DCM1_111215952011 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (1 of 4) -- Ashley Boalch to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Mingling
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off
Ashley Boalch heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2012. [The pageant airs at 9pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2012.]
Join us to celebrate
6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, December 15
The Institute of World Politics

Also Featuring:
* Jen...
2011_DC_Miss_DCP1_111215732011 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (2 of 4) -- Ashley Boalch to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Presentation except dresses
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off
Ashley Boalch heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2012. [The pageant airs at 9pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2012.]
Join us to celebrate
6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, December 15
The Institute of World Politics

Also Featuring:
* Jen...
2011_DC_Miss_DCP2_111215452011 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (3 of 4) -- Ashley Boalch to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Presentation dresses
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off
Ashley Boalch heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2012. [The pageant airs at 9pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2012.]
Join us to celebrate
6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, December 15
The Institute of World Politics

Also Featuring:
* Jen...
2011_DC_Miss_DCM2_111215702011 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (4 of 4) -- Ashley Boalch to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Posed pictures after presentation
The Miss District of Columbia Send-off
Ashley Boalch heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America 2012. [The pageant airs at 9pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2012.]
Join us to celebrate
6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, December 15
The Institute of World Politics

Also Featuring:
* Jen...
2011_DC_Miss_Amer_CHC_1103292692011 Miss District of Columbia / America Experience @ Capital Hill Club
For this reception, the Miss America contestants were joined by Teresa Scanlan, 2011 Miss America.
2011_DC_Miss_Amer_CB_110329682011 Miss District of Columbia / America Experience @ Cherry Blossoms
2011_DC_Miss_Amer_Newseum_110329372011 Miss District of Columbia / America Experience @ Newseum
2011_DC_Miss_Amer_VSA_110329742011 Miss District of Columbia / America Experience @ Van Scoyoc Associates
2011_DC_LincolnAF_11061138Air and Space Lecture -- Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated to President Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon might be used to spy on the enemy, thus helping the Union Army and establishing the earliest "air force."
In celebration of this anniversary, the...
2011_DC_Freezer33Albus Cavus Classroom @ Freezer
Peter Krsko (Albus Cavus) had mentioned that Chor Boogie was in town, working on his next show. I wanted to visit!
2011_DC_Fridge12Albus Cavus Classroom @ Fridge
2011_DC_Fridge_Chor33Albus Cavus Classroom @ Fridge -- Chor Boogie's "This Ain't No Place For No Hero" -- Artwork
Chor Boogie Opening: This Aint No Place For No Hero
Chor Boogie has been in residency at The Freezer for three weeks preparing for his latest show at The Fridge -- This Aint No Place For No Hero!
Please join us Saturday night from 7:00 - 10:00 PM for the opening reception!
For more info on this show,...
2011_DC_Fridge_ChorO_11040929Albus Cavus Classroom @ Fridge -- Chor Boogie's "This Ain't No Place For No Hero" -- Opening
Chor Boogie Opening: This Aint No Place For No Hero
Chor Boogie has been in residency at The Freezer for three weeks preparing for his latest show at The Fridge -- This Aint No Place For No Hero!
Please join us Saturday night from 7:00 - 10:00 PM for the opening reception!
For more info on this show,...
2011_DC_Fridge_Fridge525Albus Cavus Classroom @ Fridge -- "Fridge5" exhibit
The Fridge is pleased to announce FRIDGE5, a group show featuring some of our best-loved "street" and gallery artists from around the United States, each of whom has previously shown at The Fridge -- inside and outside of the gallery. The show will feature all-new, original work created specifically for...
2011_DC_Nichols_11021668American University -- 3rd Annual Eisenhower Symposium w/David Nichols
The third annual Eisenhower Symposium was held at American University's Abramson Family Founders Room in American University’s new School of International Service Building. The title of the symposium is Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis-Suez and the Brink of War, a “book launch” of the...
2011_DC_Portrait_11021637American University -- Eisenhower portrait unveiling
The university unveiled a Karsh portrait of Eisenhower. The unveiling was done by:
* Louis W. Goodman, Dean, School of International Service, American University
* Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
2011_DC_CalTort9California Tortilla -- Halloween costumes @ Gallery Place
2011_DC_DT101_11021773Capitol -- Domestic Terrorism 101
Domestic Terrorism 101

WMAL, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Westminster Institute invite you to a panel discussion to explore the various aspects of the growing threat of domestic terrorism: counter-terrorism, home-grown plots, staying ahead of the threat, Sharia...
2011_DC_Brown_11110852Capitol Hill History Project -- Gordon Brown ("Captain Who Burned His Ships")
Reserve Now for Nov. 8 Overbeck Lecture: "The Captain Who Burned His Ships"
On Tuesday, November 8, local author Gordon S. Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the growth of the Washington Navy Yard under its first commandant, Captain Thomas Tingey, and the terrible choice he faced...
2011_DC_Smith_11030827Capitol Hill History Project -- Kathryn Schneider Smith ("Washington at Home")
On Tuesday, March 8, Kathryn Schneider Smith will present an Overbeck History Lecture based on the completely updated second edition of her book Washington at Home: An Illustrated History of Neighborhoods in the Nation's Capital.
Using Capitol Hill as a starting point, Smith will explore how DC became...
2011_DC_Feightner_11052458Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture -- Edward "Whitey" Feightner
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Memoirs from an Aviator’s Logbook
Presenter: Rear Adm. Edward “Whitey” Feightner
Admiral Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River,...
2011_DC_Critters3Critters -- Racoon at Rhode Island Avenue shopping center
2011_DC_2200Penn13DC -- 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue
I saw this building last year on a construction watch tour. Parts of it have opened.
2011_DC_2315Mass3DC -- 2315 Massachusetts Ave NW
2011_DC_DCHist_OpenRec_111103125DC -- 38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Conference Reception @ Goethe-Institut
38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- November 3-6, 2011

The mission of the Annual Conference on Washington D.C. Historical Studies is to bring together the community interested and engaged in documenting the many varied aspects of the history of the Washington D.C. area and its...
2011_DC_Adams_Morgan11DC -- Adams Morgan Neighborhood
2011_DC_AU13DC -- American University
School of International Service Building.
2011_DC_Katzen16DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
2011_DC_Meyers_11021246DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011A Winter Artist Talk: Linn Meyers
Museum Gallery Talk with Linn Meyers:
"Linn Meyers: A Very Particular Moment" responds to the architecture of the museum by covering the walls with hand-drawn, repetitive, geometric lines, creating a hypnotic, meditative space. Meyers will discuss creating her largest temporary drawing to-date on a 23...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011A51DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011A Winter Exhibition
2011 Winter exhibition. On view at the American University Museum January 25-March 13, 2011:
* Nicole Cohen: Driving in Circles
* The Dark and Humorous Mind of Heather Wilcoxon
* Dafna Kaffeman: What Could be Sweeter Than Going to Paradise?
* Julie Linowes: Stain
* Marisa Baumgartner: Grande...
2011_DC_KatzenO_110129114DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011A Winter Opening Reception
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011B56DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011B1 Spring Exhibition
Pictures from the Spring 2011 exhibition. Including:
* BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design
* Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees -- NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED
* Robert D'Artista: Exceptional Glimpses of an Original
* A Cultural History of My Neighborhood: Photo Collages by Gail S. Rebhan
* Art...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11040254DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011B1 Spring Opening Reception
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011B281DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011B2 Spring II Exhibition
From the second part of the 2011 Spring Exhibition:

Art Department Student Exhibitions 2011 -- MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 23 to May 15, 2011
Emily Biondo
Jillian Bonahoom
Bobby Coleman
Michael Dotson
L. Kimberly Gillespie
Victoria Reeves Greising
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi
Sarah Miller
Michael...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11042322DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011B2 Spring II Opening Reception
2011_DC_Katzen_Panel_11060485DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011C Summer Artist Talk: E.CO
E.CO Artist Talk with artists Iata Cannabrava from Brazil and Sergi Camara from Spain:
Join the American University Museum and artists Iata Cannabrava from Brazil and Sergi Camara from Spain in an artists' talk through the E.CO exhibition, photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011C42DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011C Summer Exhibition
Pictures from the Summer 2011 exhibition. Including:
* E • CO
* Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez

E • CO
June 4 through August 14, 2011
E • CO presents photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives, each tasked with crafting a visual essay about one of...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11060420DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011C Summer Opening Reception
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011D100DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011D Fall Exhibition
Pictures from the Fall 2011 exhibition including:
* Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta
* Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam
* Wayne Barrar: An Expanding Subterra
* Gifts of Duncan Phillips
* Seismic Dream: Sculpture & Sound...
2011_DC_Smith_11102994DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011E Late Fall Artist Talk: Courtney Smith
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011E38DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011E Late Fall Exhibition
Pictures from the Late Fall 2011 exhibition including:
* Courtney Smith: Insatiable Spaces:
* Nicole Eisenman: Works on Paper:

Courtney Smith: Insatiable Spaces:
October 29 through December 14, 2011
Courtney Smith is known for her furniture-based sculpture and her investigation into the...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11102931DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2011E Late Fall Opening Reception
Includes photos of artists: Courtney Smith, Laura Katzman, and Beverly W. Brannan
2011_DC_Arena24DC -- Arena Stage
2011_DC_Arena_RWAC_1111274DC -- Arena Stage -- Rebel with a Cause panel talk
Rebel With a Cause
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Equivocation playwright Bill Cain, and director Bill Rauch for a discussion on rebellion and conspiracy from the Gunpowder Plot to today.
2011_DC_AFRH4DC -- Armed Forces Retirement Home (Old Soldiers Home)
2011_DC_OAS_Corridor29DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Corridor"
Corridor
On view March 24 - June 26, 2011

AMA / Art Museum of the Americas announces the opening of Corridor, an unusual exhibition showcasing the work of twelve established artists, six from Baltimore and six from Washington, D.C., a show that flips the conventional artist-curator relationship on...
2011_DC_OAS_Light_Place32DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Traveling Light" and "Common Place"
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CHILE:
2 Exhibitions, 7 Artists
Traveling Light Photo Gallery | Common Place Photo Gallery
September 15 - January 22, 2012

TRAVELING LIGHT - Ground Floor
Curated by Laura Roulet
Traveling Light, Five Artists from Chile, is an exhibition featuring five contemporary Chilean...
2011_DC_OAS_Wrestling60DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions"
Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
On view January 21–March 10, 2011
 
The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) announces the opening of Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, an exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries.   Featuring work by artists from...
2011_DC_SIAAI35DC -- Arts and Industries Bldg
2011_DC_Arts_On_Foot39DC -- Arts on Foot
2011_DC_Basilica_Out26DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
Mostly exterior shots but also including a couple who needed their photo by an icon.
2011_DC_Callbox5DC -- Callboxes
2011_DC_Pride_Festival_11061252DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2011)
2011_DC_CapHill24DC -- Capitol Hill area
Including Mark Warner, Governor of Virginia, being interviewed on the street.
2011_DC_Cap_Hill_Club19DC -- Capitol Hill Club
2011_DC_CIS10DC -- Carnegie Institute for Science
2011_DC_Carnegie_Lib26DC -- Carnegie Library of Washington, DC
I had been told the previous month that the Historical Society of Washington had closed its facilities here. Yep! From their web site:
The Kiplinger Library of the Historical Society of Washington is temporarily closed because of ongoing financial difficulties.  The Society's Board of Trustees is...
2011_DC_Cherry41DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2011)
2011_DC_Chevy_Chase1DC -- Chevy Chase area
2011_DC_CChase_Circle50DC -- Chevy Chase Circle
2011_DC_CCPC55DC -- Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
2011_DC_Ft_Reno6DC -- Circle Forts -- Fort Reno Park and Reservoir
2011_DC_Ft_Stanton4DC -- Circle Forts -- Fort Stanton
2011_DC_Coco_Sala1DC -- Co Co.Sala Chocolate Lounge & Boutique
2011_DC_Columbia_Heights2DC -- Columbia Heights area
2011_DC_Corcoran_Amer53DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Cont17DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Eur34DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_Daser_11021635DC -- DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
The introductory meeting of the DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous series. Panelists were:
* Lee Boot, multimedia artist, associate director, Imaging Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
* Thomas Skalak, vice president for research and professor for biomedical engineering,...
2011_DC_DOC34DC -- Dept of Commerce building
Including:
* Temporary coral reef display in the lobby called "Our Changing Seas: A Coral Reef Story" by Courtney Mattison.
* New generator being lifted up to the Commerce Dept roof.
2011_DC_DOE_Museum15DC -- Dept of Energy -- Energy Museum
2011_DC_Dirksen_SOB9DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Building
2011_DC_WWI5DC -- District of Columbia World War I Memorial
Being reconditioned.
2011_DC_SIPG_Bldg21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including cracks after the earthquake.
2011_DC_SIPG_Painting78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2011_DC_SIPG_Portrait60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Sculpture15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The license plate piece is back!
2011_DC_SIPG_Scholars4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2011_DC_SIPG_Pres29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_CW68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_CW_15th16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: "Fifteenth Amendment"
2011_DC_SIPG_Ellsworth38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord (Death of Ellsworth)
On the site of a former Union hospital the National Portrait Gallery will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions—one each year—commemorating this period of American history.

The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E....
2011_DC_SIPG_Jobs1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012
A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.
2011_DC_SIPG_Recent42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2011)
Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012
On view are approximately 40 new works of art acquired by the museum from 2007 to 2011, including caricatures of Beverly Sills and Earl “Fatha” Hines by Al Hirschfeld, photographs of former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush by Diana...
2011_DC_SIPG_Big_Lives46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Pictures, Big Lives
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Some 150 images of celebrated and famous artists offer clues to the intimate side of public personae: to the people and the things they cared about, where they’ve been, what they did,...
2011_DC_SIPG_Words8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Words Cannot Express
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Death is perhaps the only certainty in life. For those experiencing the death of a friend, family member, loved one, or an admired figure, words are often inadequate to give voice to the intense emotions involved. When...
2011_DC_SIPG_Folk32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Chicago26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
August 12, 2011 - January 2, 2012
On view are 26 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created by Chicago artists, including works by Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Vera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida....
2011_DC_SIPG_Multi40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Multiplicity
Multiplicity:
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan...
2011_DC_SIPG_Modern23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2011_DC_Holiday_Market19DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
The snowman and the gingerbread lady showed up for photos!
2011_DC_DukeEll_Br6DC -- Duke Ellington Bridge
2011_DC_Dumbarton_Br19DC -- Dumbarton Bridge
2011_DC_Dumbarton1DC -- Dumbarton Oaks
The gardens at Dumbarton Oats don't open until 2pm on Sundays. There was quite a line to get in at opening time.
2011_DC_Patterson5DC -- Dupont Circle -- Patterson House
2011_DC_Dupont_Circle21DC -- Dupont Circle Fountain
2011_DC_Dupont4DC -- Dupont Circle neighborhood (but not Circle)
2011_DC_Murals_RI24DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro)
2011_DC_Karabakh17DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Exhibit: Karabakh on My Mind
Karabakh on My Mind: Paintings by Leyla Rzayeva and Yavar Rzayev
2011_DC_Ten_Years57DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Exhibit: Ten Years After 9/11
The 9/11 Arts Project
August 23 - September 30
"Ten Years After 9/11" is an exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, featuring the work of 39 international artists. Co-curators Helen Frederick and William Dunlap recruited the artists, not specific artwork, which allows...
2011_DC_United_Way13DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Exhibit: United Way Photo Contest
United Way Photo Contest
January 5-14, 2011
Nearly 100 photographs by employees of Pepco Holdings, Inc. are on display through Jan. 14. The works are entries in PHI's 2010 United Way Photo Contest. PHI's Corporate Communications Group started the annual contest in 2007 as a United Way fundraiser.
PHI...
2011_DC_WHNPA_Opening_11071245DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Opening: Eyes of History (WHNPA 2011 Exhibit)
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery Features White House News Photographers Association’s 2011 Exhibit
“Eyes of History,” the White House News Photographers Association’s 2011 Exhibit, featuring award winning photographs will be on display at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery July 12 through August 12. An...
2011_DC_F11_Opening_11031013DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Opening: F11
Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery Hosts The Art League and f11 Women’s Photography Collective:
Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery will host The Art League’s exhibit, “A Room of Our Own,” featuring f11, A Women’s Photography Collective from Tuesday, March 1 through Friday, April 1. Opening reception will be held...
2011_DC_FotoWk_EPOp_11110915DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Opening: Fotoweek DC
FOTOWEEK DC (Two Part Exhibit)
Nov. 5 – 12, 2011
The FOTOWEEEK DC 2011 will include the National Geographic Image Collection exhibit at the Edison Place Art Gallery opening November 5, 2011. The exhibit presents the photography of B. Anthony Stewart and J. Baylor Roberts, two men that were part of...
2011_DC_KarabakhO_1102086DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Opening: Karabakh on My Mind
Karabakh on My Mind: Paintings by Leyla Rzayeva and Yavar Rzayev
2011_DC_Ten_YearsO_11090841DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Opening: Ten Years After 9/11
The 9/11 Arts Project
August 23 - September 30
"Ten Years After 9/11" is an exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, featuring the work of 39 international artists. Co-curators Helen Frederick and William Dunlap recruited the artists, not specific artwork, which allows...
2011_DC_Ike_Mem2DC -- Eisenhower National Memorial
The site of the future Eisenhower Memorial.
2011_DC_Emb_Bolivia59DC -- Embassy of Bolivia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Come and join us in a celebration of our “Limitless Diversity” May 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From its traditions in regional folklore to its important archeological ruins, Bolivia is deeply rooted in a sense of history, and values its diverse...
2011_DC_Emb_Brazil35DC -- Embassy of Brazil
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Learn about the Brazilian art form of Capoeira, which combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. Explore the Brazilian Ambassador’s residence, designed in 1908 by John Russell Pope, architect of the National Archives, the Jefferson...
2011_DC_Emb_Canada6DC -- Embassy of Canada
2011_DC_EC_Remembering_91120DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Exhibit: Remembering 9/11
In the days following September 11, 2001, Canada stood by the US; not only as an ally, but also as a friend and neighbour.
With American airspace shutdown, 17 airports across Canada took in 239 redirected planes. Whole communities -- like Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador; Halifax, Nova Scotia;...
2011_DC_Emb_Croatia18DC -- Embassy of Croatia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Visit the home of seven World Heritage sites as you learn about the deep history of Croatia. The heritage of the people of Croatia reaches back tens of thousands of years, even thought the nation recently received sovereignty in 1992. The embassy...
2011_DC_Emb_Cyprus7DC -- Embassy of Cyprus
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Welcome to the crossroads of civilizations, where the West and East meet. You will have the opportunity to taste our uniquely Cypriot Halloumi cheese and the fabulous dessert soudjouko, made from grape juice and almonds. You will also be able to view short films on...
2011_DC_Emb_Estonia24DC -- Embassy of Estonia
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Visit the Embassy of Estonia and discover more about the homeland of Skype! Enjoy Estonian folk dance and get a glimpse of Tallinn, the European Cultural Capital 2011!
2011_DC_Emb_Britain34DC -- Embassy of Great Britain
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

The Best of Britain: Culture, Business, and Sport. The Embassy will showcase the Ambassador’s Gardens; a bazaar highlighting British business and trade; activities on culture and sport including the Royal Family and Cultural Olympiad. Highlights also include British...
2011_DC_Emb_Greece2DC -- Embassy of Greece
Part of the EU Open House 2011. I didn't actually get in the embassy this year. The lines were awesome though!

Come celebrate with us 2500 years of Greek culture from Marathon to the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens 2011. Dance with the music of Zorba the Greek and indulge your palates...
2011_DC_Emb_India1DC -- Embassy of India
Just a walk-by photo. I didn't get in this embassy this year.
2011_DC_Emb_Iraq38DC -- Embassy of Iraq
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Come experience the wonders of ancient and modern day Iraq. Indulge your senses and discover ancient Babylonian and Assyrian artifacts, sample authentic Iraqi food, listen to Arabic music, learn traditional dance, and much more in this exciting...
2011_DC_Emb_Japan29DC -- Embassy of Japan, Japan Information and Cultural Center
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Come to the Old Ambassador's Residence and experience different aspects of Japanese culture. Japan is known for a culture rooted in traditions and rituals kabuki, tea ceremonies, and Budō (martial arts). From Noh Theater to Karaoke, Japanese...
2011_DC_Emb_Korea44DC -- Embassy of Korea (KORUS)
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Korus House, the cultural branch of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, hosts events year round including taekwondo classes, film festivals, culinary expos, calligraphy exhibits, and much more. Be sure to visit Korus House to learn more about...
2011_DC_Emb_Latvia33DC -- Embassy of Latvia
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Enjoy Latvian folk songs by Sudrabavots, a folk music ensemble from the Washington, DC area. Featured also: screening of films on the country, history and culture in the Reception Hall.
2011_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art16DC -- Embassy of Latvia ("Moments of Happiness" Exhibition)
Part of the EU Open House 2011.
2011_DC_Emb_Luxembourg21DC -- Embassy of Luxembourg
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Come visit the Embassy of Luxembourg for the day!
2011_DC_Emb_Nepal30DC -- Embassy of Nepal
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
Nepal, in South Asia, is a country of diverse culture, cuisine, music, and incredible geography. Eight of the world's 10 highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, are found in Nepal. The nation's rich tradition of storytelling is often conveyed...
2011_DC_Emb_Netherlands66DC -- Embassy of Netherlands
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

View paintings by 16th and 17th century Dutch Masters on display at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States. The neo-classical Residence is home to tapestries and paintings by Dutch Masters such as Jan van Goyen and...
2011_DC_Emb_Norway3DC -- Embassy of Norway
Just a walk-by photo. I didn't get in this embassy this year.
2011_DC_Emb_Romania28DC -- Embassy of Romania
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Come and visit the Beaux-Arts style embassy built in 1907 and you will have the chance to explore Romania through a video tour of its architectural treasures and vibrant cities. Leaflets on Romania’s history, culture and tourism will be available. Don’t miss the...
2011_DC_Emb_Slovenia5DC -- Embassy of Slovenia
Part of the EU Open House 2011.

Discover sLOVEnia and it's ECO tourism. While you enjoy the photographic exhibit of Lipizzaner horses, taste traditional food and listen to traditional beat, your children can watch the performance by Shaed Middle school, learn how to dance traditional dances and take...
2011_DC_Emb_Switzerland20DC -- Embassy of Switzerland
2011_DC_Emb_Turkey1DC -- Embassy of Turkey
Just a walk-by photo. I didn't get in this embassy this year.
2011_DC_Emb_Venezuela18DC -- Embassy of Venezuela
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
The Bolivarian Hall, located in 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW, will be open to the public and offer Venezuelan traditional dances, music, appetizers, and games in an environment full of culture and fun. Additionally, an art exhibition will be...
2011_DC_Farmers7DC -- Farmers Market by Gallery Place
I spotted chef Jose Andres shopping for food,
2011_DC_GovDelivery_110203126DC -- FCG & GovDelivery -- Drive Mission Initiatives by Directly Connecting with the Public
Drive Mission Initiatives by Directly Connecting with the Public
* Opening Remarks The 3 Most Impactful Ways to Achieve Operational Efficiency
Bobbie Browning – Senior Vice President, Federal, GovDelivery
- Shift to “Cloud-First”
- Reaching an expanded audience
- Stakeholder engagement
*...
2011_DC_GovDelivery_111019100DC -- FCG & GovDelivery -- Social Media's Role in Cost-Effective Digital Communications
Social Media's Role in Cost-Effective Digital Communications
President Obama effectively utilized social media to win the White House. NASA astronauts are tweeting from space. The National Guard teamed up with WWE to create the hugely popular "Show Us Your Guns" program. These days, everyone in...
2011_DC_FTC13DC -- Federal Trade Commission building
2011_DC_FCUCC7DC -- First Congregational UCC (945 G St NW)
2011_DC_Flashpoint18DC -- Flashpoint Gallery ("Site Aperture" by various)
2011_DC_Folger82DC -- Folger Shakespeare Library
2011_DC_FolgerOH_11041765DC -- Folger Shakespeare Library Open House
Free for All
Folger Events: Shakespeare's Birthday
It's April, the month we welcome spring at the Folger and celebrate Shakespeare. Enjoy music, games, spontaneous Shakespeare performances on the Folger stage, and more during our annual Birthday Open House ! Plus, get a special preview of the...
2011_DC_Cons_Festival_11110559DC -- FONZ Event -- Autumn Conservation Festival (2011) @ Zoo
Autumn Conservation Festival at the National Zoo

Due to construction projects on the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) campus in Front Royal, Virginia, the annual Autumn Conservation Festival event will not be held in 2011. As an alternative to this event, Conservation Research Club...
2011_DC_Fords_CEL8DC -- Ford's Theatre -- Center for Education and Leadership
2011_DC_Fords_Museum1DC -- Ford's Theatre Museum
2011_DC_Fords5DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS
The set of "Parade" was up when I visited.
2011_DC_Ft_McNair6DC -- Fort Lesley J. McNair
2011_DC_MGR_Misc_11111292DC -- Fort McNair -- McClellan's Grand Review Re-enactment -- Miscellaneous
Union General George B. McClellan's Grand Review of the newly reorganized and enlarged Army of the Potomac, held at Bailey's Crossroads, Va., on November 20, 1861, before President Abraham Lincoln and members of his Cabinet, will be re-enacted November 12, 2011, at the Fort McNair Parade Field,...
2011_DC_MGR_Parade_11111263DC -- Fort McNair -- McClellan's Grand Review Re-enactment -- Parade
Union General George B. McClellan's Grand Review of the newly reorganized and enlarged Army of the Potomac, held at Bailey's Crossroads, Va., on November 20, 1861, before President Abraham Lincoln and members of his Cabinet, will be re-enacted November 12, 2011, at the Fort McNair Parade Field,...
2011_DC_MGR_Present_11111299DC -- Fort McNair -- McClellan's Grand Review Re-enactment -- Presentation
President Lincoln's 1861 Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac at Bailey's Crossroads
Fort McNair Parade Field
Military District of Washington
Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Program:
* Grand Marshal: Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service
* Musical Prelude
* March...
2011_DC_Ft_StevensNC29DC -- Fort Stevens Park National Cemetery
2011_DC_SIFG56DC -- Freer Gallery of Art
2011_DC_SIFG_Peacock20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2011_DC_Meade8DC -- George Meade Memorial
2011_DC_Montrose_Pk4DC -- Georgetown -- Montrose and Dumbarton Park
2011_DC_Georgetown61DC -- Georgetown areas
2011_DC_GAHM_Fix_Foxi66DC -- German-American Heritage Museum -- Exhibit: Fix and Foxi
Rolf Kauka's Fix & Foxi Cartoon Universe on Show in Washington
Sep 16, 2011

Known as the German Walt Disney, Rolf Kauka is best remembered for his iconic Fix & Foxi characters. A new exhibition at the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA in Washington is now showcasing Kauka's cartoon...
2011_DC_GMF_11120642DC -- Government Mobility Forum
Government Mobility Forum:

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Executive Host: Anne Armstrong, President, 1105 Government Information Group

Session 1 – Opening Keynote Interview: Megatrends Driving the Mobile Enterprise
Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Editor and Publisher, The DorobekInsider
Phil...
2011_DC_Teddy_Island28DC -- GW Memorial Parkway -- Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
2011_DC_SMPA7DC -- GWU -- School of Media & Public Affairs
2011_DC_GWU27DC -- GWU (George Washington University)
2011_DC_Lisner9DC -- GWU (George Washington University) -- Lisner Auditorium
2011_DC_Hart_SOB2DC -- Hart Senate Office Building
2011_DC_Heritage6DC -- Heritage Foundation
2011_DC_Coulter_11061725DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Ann Coulter ("Demonic")
630 WMAL and the Heritage Foundation Cordially Invite You to a Book-Signing for "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America" featuring the best-selling author Ann Coulter who will be autographing copies of Demonic purchased at the event and answering audience questions.
Liberals activate mobs,...
2011_DC_HeritageV17DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Views from...
2011_DC_HI_Washington3DC -- HI Washington DC hostel (1009 11th St NW)
2011_DC_HillwoodI1333DC -- Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens -- Interior (1st Floor)
2011_DC_HillwoodI2130DC -- Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens -- Interior (2nd Floor)
2011_DC_HillwoodO208DC -- Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens -- Outside
2011_DC_IDBCC_Canadian35DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "Canadian Impressions"
Canadian Impressions  
February 28 – April 29, 2011  

An exhibition honoring Canada and the City of Calgary, in Alberta, site of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank. Twelve Canadian artists, selected from an open call, present 34 prints in...
2011_DC_IDBCC_Jamaica26DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "Contemporary Jamaican Artists"
Cultural Center Exhibition: Contemporary Jamaican Artists, Jamaica
18 May 2011 to 22 Jul 2011
A selection of contemporary Jamaican artists, invited by the World Bank to exhibit their work in the Caribbean segment of ABOUT CHANGE, the hemispheric survey organized by the World Bank Art Program in...
2011_DC_IDBCC_LAItaly31DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "Latin American Artists of Italian Descent"
Cultural Center Exhibition: Latin American Artists of Italian Descent, Italy
15 Aug 2011 to 21 Oct 2011
This selection of art works by Latin American artists of Italian descent constitutes a symbolic yet significant exploration of the Italian cultural presence and its influence in Latin America. The...
2011_DC_IDBCC_Visions16DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "New Visions"
The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces the opening of the exhibition 
New Visions: A Selection of the Latest Acquisitions from the IDB Art Collection, 2008-2011
November 7, 2011 to February 3, 2012

The present exhibition entitled New Visions: A Selection of the...
2011_DC_IWP5DC -- Institute of World Politics building
2011_DC_Islamic_Center3DC -- Islamic Center of Washington
2011_DC_Judgment_1105271DC -- Judgement Day poster marked up
There was a whacko religious group that prophesied that the earth would end on May 21. Whoops... Afterward, they claimed there were false prophets and the actual demise of the earth would be on, oh, let's say October 21 instead. You have to wonder about folks like this.

From their site at...
2011_DC_KSt6DC -- K Street area
2011_DC_Keck44DC -- Keck Center of the National Academies
2011_DC_Keck_Art74DC -- Keck Center of the National Academies -- Art Gallery
2011_DC_Aquatic29DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
2011_DC_Honors_111204133DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2011)
People photographed in sequence : Cal Ripken Jr., Lynda Carter, Carol Schwartz, Barbara Mikulski, Ken Salazar, Les Moonves, Julie Chen, Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Sonny Rollins, Rahm Emanuel, Vernon Jordan, Neil Diamond, Glenn Close, Norman Mineta, Robert DeNiro, Barbara Cook, Alan Greenspan, Andrea...
2011_DC_Ferrell_11102419DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2011 -- Will Ferrell)
Pictured here are Jack Black, Andy Samberg, Paul Rudd, William Daley, Ed Asner, Conan O'Brien, and Will Ferrell.

Will Ferrell: 2011 Mark Twain Prize Recipient

The Kennedy Center will present the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 7:30...
2011_DC_Lamond_Riggs20DC -- Lamond Riggs Neighborhood
2011_DC_RestoreA43DC -- Lamont Bishop Gallery -- RESTORE: Japan -- Artwork
As the waters recede on the coasts of Japan the DC art community joins together to provide relief for all those who have lost everything in one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of man.
On Thursday, March 31st, 2011, ReadysetDC and Curating for a Cause team up to host RESTORE:...
2011_DC_RestoreO_11033184DC -- Lamont Bishop Gallery -- RESTORE: Japan -- Opening
As the waters recede on the coasts of Japan the DC art community joins together to provide relief for all those who have lost everything in one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of man.
On Thursday, March 31st, 2011, ReadysetDC and Curating for a Cause team up to host RESTORE:...
2011_DC_Lansburgh1DC -- Lansburgh Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre Company
2011_DC_LOC_Herblock22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2011)
Herblock Looks at 1961: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
For many Americans, the tensions of 1961—conflicts between East and West, the use of nuclear weapons and traditional warfare, political battles between conservatives and liberals, and issues concerning civil rights and segregation—played out...
2011_DC_LOC_Swann74DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Swann Gallery
March 18, 2011–Ongoing
The exhibition reveals the power of cartoons to illuminate both human nature and history as well as provoke laughter and reflection. The diverse selection of images on display here represents the fascinating world of caricatures, political cartoons, comics, animation art, graphic...
2011_DC_LOC_Ext1DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2011_DC_LOC_MRR37DC -- Library of Congress -- Main Reading Room (room itself)
2011_DC_LOC_Lucy43DC -- Library of Congress -- Performing Arts Exhibit: I Love Lucy: An American Legend
I Love Lucy: An American Legend
August 4, 2011–January 28, 2012
In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the show's debut, the Library of Congress presents I Love Lucy: An American Legend. This exhibition explores the show's history through the Ball and Arnaz family scrapbooks as well as...
2011_DC_LOC_GH52DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2011_DC_LOC_GHX12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2011_DC_LOCVw6DC -- Library of Congress -- Views from...
2011_DC_Lincoln_CottageVC67DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center
2011_DC_Lincoln_CVC_Being21DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center -- Exhibit: Being Lincoln
2011_DC_Lincoln_Cottage23DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)
2011_DC_Logan13DC -- Logan Circle neighborhood (but not Logan Statue)
2011_DC_LSailor_Misc1_110922149DC -- Lone Sailor Award (2011) -- (1 of 3) Pictures from the opening reception
The Lone Sailor Award is given to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their respective civilian careers while exemplifying the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. In receiving the Lone Sailor Award, the Bridges family, Lamb, Coleman and Feller join an impressive...
2011_DC_LSailor_Pgm_110922127DC -- Lone Sailor Award (2011) -- (2 of 3) The program itself
The Lone Sailor Award is given to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their respective civilian careers while exemplifying the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. In receiving the Lone Sailor Award, the Bridges family, Lamb, Coleman and Feller join an impressive...
2011_DC_LSailor_Misc2_110922106DC -- Lone Sailor Award (2011) -- (3 of 3) Pictures from the dinner and closing presentation
The Lone Sailor Award is given to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their respective civilian careers while exemplifying the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. In receiving the Lone Sailor Award, the Bridges family, Lamb, Coleman and Feller join an impressive...
2011_DC_ReformationDC16DC -- Lutheran Church of the Reformation
2011_DC_Solar162DC -- Mall -- Solar Decathlon (2011)
2011_DC_WCCanal6DC -- Mall -- Washington City Canal House
2011_DC_MLK_Mem103DC -- Martin Luther King Jr. Natl Memorial
Pictures taken before it opened, the first day it was open to the public, and a nighttime visit.
2011_DC_Meritalk_11082350DC -- MeriTalk 2011 Innovation Nation Forum (w/Alan Greenspan)
The 2011 MeriTalk Innovation Nation Forum convened the leading voices in both government and industry IT to answer today’s leading questions – what do these new initiatives mean? How’s OMB keeping score? What are the best practices to get change done?
Morning Keynote --
A Conversation with Dr. Alan...
2011_DC_MBT23DC -- Metropolitan Branch Trail
2011_DC_Mt_Gilead_BC7DC -- Mt Gilead Baptist Church (1625 13th St NW)
2011_DC_Mt_Pleasant16DC -- Mt Pleasant area
2011_DC_MPPL4DC -- Mt Pleasant Public Library
2011_DC_MPPL_Ext16DC -- Mt Pleasant Public Library -- Construction Watch Tour -- Exteriors
Construction Watch Tour: Mount Pleasant Library:
Originally designed in 1924 by New York architect Edward Lippincott Tilton, the historic Mt. Pleasant Library in Northwest Washington, D.C., is now undergoing modernization and expansion, designed by CORE Group and HMA2 Architects. Ginnie Cooper, chief...
2011_DC_MPPL_Group27DC -- Mt Pleasant Public Library -- Construction Watch Tour -- Group
Construction Watch Tour: Mount Pleasant Library:
Originally designed in 1924 by New York architect Edward Lippincott Tilton, the historic Mt. Pleasant Library in Northwest Washington, D.C., is now undergoing modernization and expansion, designed by CORE Group and HMA2 Architects. Ginnie Cooper, chief...
2011_DC_MPPL_Int96DC -- Mt Pleasant Public Library -- Construction Watch Tour -- Interiors
Construction Watch Tour: Mount Pleasant Library:
Originally designed in 1924 by New York architect Edward Lippincott Tilton, the historic Mt. Pleasant Library in Northwest Washington, D.C., is now undergoing modernization and expansion, designed by CORE Group and HMA2 Architects. Ginnie Cooper, chief...
2011_DC_Mt_Vernon2DC -- Mt Vernon Triangle area
2011_DC_Natl_Pres_Ctr11DC -- National Presbyterian Church and Center
2011_DC_SIAIR_Art5085DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: NASA / Art: 50 Years of Exploration
NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration
May 28, 2011 – October 10, 2011
Commissioned by the NASA Art Program, 72 works ranging from the illustrative to the abstract communicate the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades. The selected works span the...
2011_DC_SIAIR_Looking27DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 110: Looking at Earth
2011_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2011_DC_SIAIR_Nav1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 213: Time and Navigation
2011_DC_Aquarium45DC -- Natl Aquarium
2011_DC_WCUS181DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: What's Cooking, Uncle Sam
An exhibition at the National Archives through January 3, 2012.
Food. We love it, fear it, and obsess about it.
We demand that our Government ensure that it is safe, cheap, and abundant. In response, Government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our...
2011_DC_Archives13DC -- Natl Archives -- Exterior
2011_DC_Archives_McGowan22DC -- Natl Archives -- McGowan Theatre renovation
The flooding in 2006 had pretty well wiped out the McGowan Theatre. They fixed it up but it needed more extensive work so they closed it later for awhile. Jason gave me a backstage tour of the work they were doing on it.
2011_DC_NBF_Goodheart_11092514DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist and critic whose new book is the New York Times best-selling and critically praised "1861: The Civil War Awakening" (Knopf). He has contributed frequent essays and reviews to The New York Times (where he also served as deputy editor of the Op-Ed...
2011_DC_NBF_Say_11092521DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Allen Say
Allen Say
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of 6. When he was 12, he apprenticed for his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. In 1972, Say illustrated his first children's book, and until 1987 was a part-time illustrator. That year, while...
2011_DC_NBF_Chua_11092418DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Amy Chua
Amy Chua
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin) has created a sensation with its depiction of the strict, traditional child-rearing of the author's children. Her two daughters were never allowed to watch television or play computer games, be in a school play, have a play date, get any grade less...
2011_DC_NBF_Watkins_1109253DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College. She is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, and her new book is "My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference."
2011_DC_NBF_Selznick_11092417DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret" won a Caldecott Medal for its author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. It was also a finalist for a National Book Award, and Martin Scorsese has directed the film version, which will be released this November. His other books have received many awards and...
2011_DC_NBF_Millard_11092410DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2011_DC_NBF_Peterson_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson is an English professor and affiliate faculty member of the American Studies, African-American Studies and Women's Studies departments at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her works include "African-American Women Orators in the Antebellum North,"...
2011_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carmen Agra Deedy and John McCutcheon
Carmen Agra Deedy
Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has won more than a dozen awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. Her most recent books are "The Cheshire Cheese...
2011_DC_NBF_VanDusen_11092417DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen writes: “As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures. We didn’t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead. … I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up.” Since then, Van...
2011_DC_NBF_Emerson_1109241DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson
All of Claudia Emerson's books, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh," "Pinion: An Elegy," "Late Wife" and her latest work, "Figure Studies," were published as part of Louisiana State University Press's signature series, Southern Messenger Poets, edited by Dave Smith. "Late Wife" won the 2006 Pulitzer...
2011_DC_NBF_Eggers_1109249DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
The author of the best-selling memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is also the founder of the literacy project called 826 Valencia, named after its address in San Francisco. "A Heartbreaking Work" is the story of the author's struggle to raise his younger brother in San...
2011_DC_NBF_McCullough_11092530DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning...
2011_DC_NBF_Kendrick_1109251DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women," as well as "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative" (Peter E. Randall Publisher), a collection of poems on...
2011_DC_NBF_Lawson_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel “Along Comes a Stranger.” Her first book was “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children,” which was an anthology of the words and wisdom of 68 Americans, including Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Sam Houston, Mary Todd...
2011_DC_NBF_Waller_1109257DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller, a former veteran correspondent for Newsweek and Time, has reported on the CIA for six years. Waller also covered the Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers "The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers,"...
2011_DC_NBF_Morris_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Edmund Morris
Edmund Morris
"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," the first in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for its author, Edmund Morris. The second in the series was the award winning "Theodore Rex," and the final volume is 2010's "Colonel Roosevelt"...
2011_DC_NBF_Robinson_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2009 for his "eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus[ed] on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic...
2011_DC_NBF_Exquisite_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Join emcee Mary Brigid Barrett and authors and illustrators Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Patricia McKissack, Katherine Paterson and Chris Van Dusen for a session of fun and surprises as they bring you excerpts from the episodic story "The Exquisite...
2011_DC_NBF_Keillor_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
The place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average" is the creation of Lake Wobegon's founder, Garrison Keillor. The show began as a morning radio program on Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, called "A Prairie Home Companion"...
2011_DC_NBF_Wilkerson_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and the first black American to win for individual reporting. Inspired by...
2011_DC_NBF_Billington_11092429DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James H. Billington
James H. Billington
James Hadley Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987. He is the 13th person to hold the position since the Library was established in 1800.
2011_DC_NBF_Swanson_11092421DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal,...
2011_DC_NBF_Egan_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus," a novel that became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001; "Look at Me," a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; and "The Keep," which was a national best-seller. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New...
2011_DC_NBF_Lehrer_1109245DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer
In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil...
2011_DC_NBF_Achenbach_1109251DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joel Achenbach
Joel Achenbach
Washington Post science and politics writer Joel Achenbach was the newspaper's first online columnist with "Rough Draft" in 1999. His latest and seventh book is "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher" (Simon & Schuster). Achenbach's other books include "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Marciano_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano says that “it really, really helped that my grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, had created the Madeline books and left a story unfinished for me to work on.” And that Marciano has done. “Madeline at the White House” (Viking Juvenile) is the latest book...
2011_DC_NBF_Muth_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jon J Muth
Jon J Muth
Artist Jon J Muth is the creator of this year's art for the National Book Festival poster. He studied stone sculpture and calligraphy in Japan, and the Japanese influence is readily apparent in his "Zen" series of illustrated books. The first in the series, "Zen Shorts," won the prestigious...
2011_DC_NBF_Foer_11092525DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer's writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, The New York Times and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the design competition Sukkah City....
2011_DC_NBF_JMoore_11092420DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is a four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and the New York Times best-selling author of three books about Freckleface Strawberry, a character inspired by her own childhood experiences. She is also an avid reader, a literacy advocate and the mother of two young...
2011_DC_NBF_Martin_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Justin Martin is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies "Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money," about the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and "Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon," about the consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate. His new book, "Genius of Place: The...
2011_DC_NBF_Nelson_11092511DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson, who began drawing at age 3 and painting at age 10, says, "I have always been an artist. It's part of my DNA." He began collaborating with writers in 1999, including choreographer Debbie Allen ("Dancing in the Wings") and Ntozake Shange ("Ellington Was...
2011_DC_NBF_Kibuishi_11092513DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the "Flight Anthologies,"a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Kibuishi moved to the U.S. with his mother and...
2011_DC_NBF_Miller_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and author of "Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman" and "Ruth Hanna McCormick: A Life in Politics, 1880-1944." She is also co-editor of "A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor...
2011_DC_NBF_Fleisher_1109243DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Leon Fleisher
Leon Fleisher
In what The New York Times calls "a candid and lively memoir," world-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher frankly discusses how his thoughts turned to suicide when, in 1965, his left hand became crippled by a disease that was not diagnosed until 1991. During that interval, unwilling to concede...
2011_DC_NBF_Kaufman_1109256DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Marc Kaufman
Marc Kaufman
Are we alone in the universe? In “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth” (Simon & Schuster), Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman suggests that, as never before, we now have the knowledge and technology to answer that question, and will likely...
2011_DC_NBF_Reinhart_1109246DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" and "Encyclopedia Mythologica" series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including "Mommy?" by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy."
2011_DC_NBF_Jasonoff_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff is currently an associate professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture and Conquest in the East, 1750–1850," was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications, including The...
2011_DC_NBF_Misc_20110928DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_NBF_Moona_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Moona Luna
Moona Luna
Moona Luna is the passionate second project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band, Pistolera. With her daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album's worth of songs geared for families. After writing exclusively in Spanish for Pistolera,...
2011_DC_NBF_Stephenson_1109253DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic "The Baroque Cycle" ("Quicksilver," "The Confusion" and "The System of the World") and the novels "Cryptonomicon," "The Diamond Age," "Snow Crash," "Zodiac" and "Anathem." Last year, Stephenson introduced "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Thompson_11092543DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
The most recent Reuben Award, cartooning's equivalent of the Oscar, went to Richard Thompson, creator of "Cul de Sac," a strip born in The Washington Post seven years ago featuring the Otterloop family. Thompson also draws the "Richard's Poor Almanac" cartoon, and his new book is...
2011_DC_NBF_Dove_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Dove
Rita Dove
In 1993 Rita Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress, making her the youngest person -- and the first African-American -- to receive this honor; she held the position for two years. She was reappointed Special Consultant in Poetry for 2000, the Library...
2011_DC_NBF_WmsGarcia_1109242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Williams-Garcia
Rita Williams-Garcia
In "One Crazy Summer" (Amistad) winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King and Newbery Honor awards, Rita Williams-Garcia places her main character, Delphine, in Oakland, Calif., in 1968--a tumultuous period in American history. Nevertheless, Delphine triumphs over the adversity of...
2011_DC_NBF_Banks_11092411DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Russell Banks
Russell Banks
The author of more than a dozen works of fiction, Russell Banks' newest novel is "Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco). His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and two of his novels have been adapted into award-winning films: "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction." His novel...
2011_DC_NBF_McBratney_1109255DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sam McBratney
Sam McBratney
A native of Northern Ireland, Sam McBratney was a teacher in his 30s when he started writing children's books. He wanted to help children with reading problems. Now, with the 57th book of his career, "Guess How Much I Love You" has been issued in a pop-up version by Candlewick Press. All...
2011_DC_NBF_Paretsky_1109247DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
When detective V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 in "Indemnity Only," its author, Sara Paretsky, created a sensation by creating a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists. Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. "Body Work"...
2011_DC_NBF_Dessen_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in creative writing. She is the author of several novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen" and "Along for the Ride." A motion picture based on her first two books, called "How...
2011_DC_NBF_Alexie_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was both a critical and commercial success for author Sherman Alexie. The multitalented Alexie is also a poet, filmmaker and occasional comedian who often draws on his experiences as a Native American for his work. The 1998 independent...
2011_DC_NBF_Mukherjee_1109258DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee
"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" (Scribner), which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is Siddhartha Mukherjee's story of this dreaded disease -- from its origins to the global battle to cure, control and conquer it. Mukherjee is a cancer...
2011_DC_NBF_Plumly_1109254DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly is poet laureate of Maryland. His most recent poetry collection, "Old Heart" (W.W. Norton), was a National Book Award finalist. His work has been honored with eight Pushcart prizes, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and many other awards. He is a Maryland Distinguished...
2011_DC_NBF_Cooper_1109252DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper has been writing for over 30 years. In this time she has written numerous newspaper articles, books for children and adults, screenplays for TV and the cinema and a Broadway play. She is best known for her five-book series, "The Dark Is Rising," which includes the Newbery...
2011_DC_NBF_dePaola_1109242DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
More than 250 books feature the name Tomie dePaola as the illustrator, writer or both. He has been published for more than 40 years and has sold more than 15 million books worldwide. He was also the United States nominee in 1990 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration. The...
2011_DC_NBF_Morrison_1109248DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
The work of Toni Morrison has gained worldwide acclaim. The 1993 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Morrison, "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality." Her novel "Beloved" won the Pulitzer Prize for...
2011_DC_NBF_Krishnaswami_1109244DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami, who was born in New Delhi, was an only child who moved often for her father's career. She says she befriended books and made up stories in her head to compensate for her loneliness. She published her first story when she was 13, in Children's World, a magazine...
2011_DC_NBF_Amos_11092514DC -- Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Wally Amos
Wally Amos
Today, his name is a household word. Wally founded the Read It Loud! Foundation in 2005, urging parents and caregivers to read aloud to children for at least 10 minutes each day from birth to 6 years old. Read It Loud! is partnered with MARSYS, the Center for the Book in the Library of...
2011_DC_Building12DC -- Natl Building Museum
2011_DC_Building_LEGO20DC -- Natl Building Museum -- Exhibit: LEGO Towering Ambition
2011_DC_JStreet_11040987DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Japanese Street Festival (2011)
Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food, arts and culture, merchandise, and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages, including martial arts demonstrations.
2011_DC_CB_Macys13DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Macy's Cherry Blossom Show
A new tradition blooms at Macy's Metro Center in Washington, DC with the opening of Macy's Cherry Blossom Show, a whimsical floral fantasy highlighting the celebrated trees. The show will serve as a spectacular backdrop for two weeks of in-store special events, including musical and dance performances,...
2011_DC_NGAAH16DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
2011_DC_NGAEW_Bldg34DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2011_DC_NGAEW_Dali5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Chester Dale and Salvador Dali
2011_DC_NGAEW_Christo7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Christo:Over the River Project
Christo Donates Two Preparatory Collages for Over The River Project to National Gallery of Art, Washington
On View with Related Works from Gallery Collection through January 23, 2012

Washington, DC—The artist Christo presented the National Gallery of Art with two original preparatory collages for...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Venice9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
February 20–May 30, 2011

Venice inspired a school of competitive view painters whose achievements are among the most brilliant in 18th-century art. The exhibition celebrates the rich variety of these Venetian views, known as vedute, through some 20 masterworks by...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Galleries108DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2011_DC_NGA_Capitoline10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Capitoline Venus
Important Roman Statue Capitoline Venus Leaves Rome for Second Time Since 1797; Officially on View at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 8 to September 5, 2011

Presentation of Sculpture is First Act of New Sister Cities Relationship; Mayor of Rome to Announce Dream of Rome...
2011_DC_NGA_Louvre31DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre
A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre
June 25, 2011–July 8, 2012
Known today primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph, Samuel F. B. Morse began his career as a painter. One of his most important works is on loan from the Terra Foundation for American...
2011_DC_NGAP64DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
Including William J. Stone's "Declaration of Independence"
2011_DC_Jap_Amer10DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument
2011_DC_Law42DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2011_DC_Mall34DC -- Natl Mall area
Reflecting Pool to close for repairs
Pool will close for two years to receive filtration system
The GW Hatchet, October 21, 2010
by Bilikisu Adeyemi
Hatchet Reporter

D.C. residents should take a last look at the reflecting pool this month, as the site is set to close in November for about two...
2011_DC_SIAfri2DC -- Natl Museum of African Art
2011_DC_SIAfri_Tishman93DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2011_DC_SIAH_PopCult24DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture
2011_DC_SIAH_91167DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: September 11: Remembrance and Reflection
September 11: Remembrance and Reflection
September 3-11, 2011
11am to 3pm

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the National Museum of American History is providing visitors with a close-up view of more than 50 objects recovered from the three sites attacked that fateful day—New...
2011_DC_SIAH_Money87DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Stories on Money
2011_DC_SIAH_Int3DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Miscellaneous Interior Shots
2011_DC_NMHAM177DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed)
Pictures include those taken during the museum's last day in their old spot. In September, they're supposed to re-open at the new Seminary Place location.
2011_DC_SINH_Bldg2DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History
2011_DC_SINH_Miners10DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine
Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine
August 5, 2011 – September 30, 2012
During the autumn of 2010, the world watched as rescuers in Chile ferried 33 miners to safety after nearly two months trapped in a collapsed mine. One of the capsules used for testing the rescue shaft, new video footage,...
2011_DC_SINH_Mummies52DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt (Mummies)
2011_DC_SINH_Gems29DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Geology, Gems, and Minerals
2011_DC_SINH_Reef_Art80DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Hyperbolic Chrochet Coral Reef
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, by the Institute For Figuring and Companions, created and curated by Margaret and Christine Wertheim.

A sea of vibrant colors and fantastic structures, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef evokes a sense of stewardship of their real-life counterparts through a...
2011_DC_SINH_Orchids63DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Orchid Show
Orchids: A View From The East: January 29 - April 24, 2011:
Orchids have been a part of Chinese culture for many centuries, permeating Chinese history, legends, literature, and art. Since ancient times, orchids have been celebrated in China for their beauty and fragrance, and appreciated as symbols of...
2011_DC_SINH_Race63DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Race: Are We So Different?
Race: Are We So Different?
June 18, 2011 – January 8, 2012
This traveling exhibition looks at race and racism in the United States through biological, cultural, and historical points of view and reveals the profound effects of race and racism on everyone's life. It explores the history of the idea of...
2011_DC_SIPM50DC -- Natl Postal Museum
2011_DC_SIPM_AtoZ182DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately
2011_DC_WWII11DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2011)
2011_DC_SINZ_Cat35DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats
All seven of the cubs out in the yard.
2011_DC_SINZ_Main5DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere
2011_DC_SINZ_Panda15DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Red pandas (2011)
2011_DC_SINZ_SCBI90DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Science Resource and Collaboration Center (Holt House)
2011_DC_Zoo_LightsGB_201157DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2011)
This year's theme was the Kid's Farm, which State Farm Insurance had donated $1.4 million to the Zoo to keep open.
2011_DC_Zoo_Lights_201187DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2011)
2011_DC_NBC46DC -- NBC4 Television Station (4001 Nebraska Ave NW)
2011_DC_Newseum1DC -- Newseum
2011_DC_NewseumVD_11111216DC -- Newseum -- Veteran's Day Weekend
2011_DC_NewseumV67DC -- Newseum -- Views from terrace
Including a view of the Capitol Pride festival on the street below.
2011_DC_Oak_Hill34DC -- Oak Hill Cemetery
2011_DC_OCC15DC -- Old Convention Center (site) / CityCenterDC
2011_DC_ONO97DC -- Old Naval Observatory
2011_DC_ONOVw4DC -- Old Naval Observatory -- Views from ...
2011_DC_Old_Post18DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Outside
2011_DC_Old_PostV12DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower
Including a view of the Occupy DC protest.
2011_DC_OAS22DC -- Organization of American States Building
2011_DC_Party_Animals37DC -- Party Animals
Including party Animals at the Swiss Embassy and the DC Convention Center.
2011_DC_Paygov_11110932DC -- Pay.Gov Agency Forum
JoDee DeVillier and Mike MacKay -- Welcome, Team Introduction, and Forum Overview
??? -- The State of pay.gov: Where we are today, Product Road Map, and TCS
Lisa Conroy -- Pay.gov PCI Compliance
Mike Norman -- Pay.gov and GWA
Joe Harwood -- Pay.gov Credit Card Services
Stanley Frye -- Pay.gov and...
2011_DC_1000F2DC -- Penn Qtr -- 1000 F St NW block (near Petersen House)
2011_DC_Penn_Qtr18DC -- Penn Quarter area
2011_DC_Penn14DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area
2011_DC_Sheridan_Statue10DC -- Philip Sheridan Statue
2011_DC_PProse22DC -- Politics & Prose
Including the Christmas window display as well as the new owners Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine and the new print-on-demand machine.
2011_DC_FP_Occupy_DC77DC -- Protest: Occupy DC @ Freedom Plaza
2011_DC_KSt_Occupy_DC79DC -- Protest: Occupy DC @ McPherson Sq (K Street)
2011_DC_Murals59DC -- Public Murals
2011_DC_Murals_Mama_Ayesha7DC -- Public Murals -- Mama Ayesha's Restaurant (by Karla "Karlisma" Rodas)
2011_DC_Murals_Politics2DC -- Public Murals -- Politics
2011_DC_Quake_11082318DC -- Quake
People milling around after the quake hit. I was at a Meritalk innovation conference whose title this year was, appropriately, "Shake It Up."
2011_DC_Rock_Creek_Cem483DC -- Rock Creek Cemetery
Periodically, I use a site called http://www.findagrave.com to find who's buried at a cemetery I visit. They allow you to find the famous folk buried there and usually give you some idea of where they're buried. (Maps would be really helpful!)
But the service isn't limited to famous folks. Anyone...
2011_DC_Rock_Creek_Pk3DC -- Rock Creek Park
Fall color from the Duke Ellington Bridge.
2011_DC_RRB3DC -- Ronald Reagan Building (Exterior Images)
2011_DC_Russell_SOB2DC -- Russell Senate Office Bldg
2011_DC_St_Ann40DC -- Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church
2011_DC_SEME_11120814DC -- Secure Enterprise Mobility Expo (2011)
Keynote speakers featured:
* "Partnering Against Cyber Threats" -- Shawn Henry, Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
* "Advances in Network Based Security" -- Dr. Edward Amoroso, Senior Vice President and Chief Security...
2011_DC_Shaw36DC -- Shaw neighborhood
2011_DC_Sheridan14DC -- Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood
2011_DC_Blessed_Sacrament30DC -- Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
2011_DC_Sixth_I20DC -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
2011_DC_CFCH_Tour_11041922DC -- Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) -- Tour
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Folkways Recordings? What happens to the crafts and art from past Festivals? Find out on this tour of the offices of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The cases of crafts and the artwork adorning our office...
2011_DC_FolklifeC105DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Colombia
The bands at the end are (I think) Chirimia la Contundencia and then Grupo Cabrestero,
2011_DC_FolklifePC41DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Peace Corps
Performers include San Dancers from Botswana.
2011_DC_FolklifeRB165DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Rhythm and Blues
Performers include: The National Hand Dance Association, Stories from the Studio, Stax Music Academy with William Bell, Fernando Jones, Dixie Cups, the Jewels, The Monitors and The Swallows.
2011_DC_Smokin_1103297DC -- Smoke from the Franklin Towers building
There was a fire that popped up while I was reviewing the cherry blossoms. This is from WAMU's web site:

Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.
Greg Peppers

March 29, 2011 - In the District, fire officials are trying to determine what caused Tuesday morning's fire at the Franklin Towers...
2011_DC_Stanford_WAG39DC -- Stanford in Washington Art Gallery
Insight and Identity : Contemporary Artists and Gertrude Stein
October 25, 2011 through March 18, 2012 (exhibition extended)
The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Insight and Identity: Contemporary Artists and Gertrude Stein. The exhibition was developed to...
2011_DC_Stead31DC -- Stead Playground
2011_DC_Toynbee17DC -- Stickman Robots
These little stick things keep showing up around town. I can't find any of the original Toynbee tiles anymore but the modern successors are popular.
2011_DC_Supreme_Ct14DC -- Supreme Court Building
2011_DC_Takoma16DC -- Takoma
2011_DC_Telework_11101859DC -- Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting (Fall 2011)
Fall 2011 Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting:
Telework Exchange will host its semi-annual Town Hall Meeting on October 18, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Consisting of two tracks, the event will address both technology requirements and management needs for putting telework...
2011_DC_Tenleytown66DC -- Tenleytown Heritage Area
2011_DC_TPC90DC -- The Phillips Collection
2011_DC_Jeff_Mem11DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
2011_DC_Tibetan_Market15DC -- Tibetan Market by the Reynolds Center
This was set up near the Verizon Center for participants in the Dalai Lama weeklong event.
2011_DC_Tidal6DC -- Tidal Basin
Including a wedding party getting their photos taken during the Cherry Blossom period.
2011_DC_Tudor_Place41DC -- Tudor Place
2011_DC_U_Street13DC -- U Street Heritage area
2011_DC_Grant_Mem22DC -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2011_DC_Union_Station14DC -- Union Station
I hadn't been in Union Station since the earthquake. They had scaffolding up and such and were working on the ceiling, similar to what they're apparently doing at National Cathedral.
2011_DC_Lincoln150_11022345DC -- Union Station -- Abraham Lincoln Arrives (Civil War Sesquicentennial Event)
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Washington, D.C. in 1861 prior to his first inauguration. Jarvis will join the last leg of the journey of President Lincoln's famous train trip from his home in Springfield, IL to...
2011_DC_Union_StationX13DC -- Union Station -- Christmas Display
Because of the scaffolding and such, they gave up on the traditional Christmas tree this year and also shrunk the train set down to maybe one-fifth of its normal size.
2011_DC_Union_StationCC_111010189DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Day Ceremony
Civil Ceremony
Sponsored by
National Columbus Celebration Association
in cooperation with the
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
National Mall & Memorial Parks

Monday, October 10, 2011
Columbus Plaza -- Union Station

* Music Prelude -- "The President's Own" US Marine...
2011_DC_Union_Station_Area7DC -- Union Station / NY Ave area (NOMA)
2011_DC_Botanic40DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden
2011_DC_BotanicCAC_11121314DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Christmas -- Capital Accord Chorus
2011_DC_Botanic_Xmas76DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas
2011_DC_Botanic_FloraP13DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Flora Photographica
2011_DC_Botanic_Garden6DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden
2011_DC_Dalai_10070965DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Dalai Lama (A Talk for World Peace)
July 9th - A Talk for World Peace

July 9, 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders, will be making a HISTORIC VISIT to Washington, DC in July 2011. During this time, he will be conferring the Kalachakra for World Peace for the first time in the...
2011_DC_Harvest_110616132DC -- U.S. Capitol -- "The Harvest" premier (w/Eva Longoria)
Join actor Eva Longoria at a reception and special screening of the documentary "The Harvest."
Actor and activist Eva Longoria, executive producer of "The Harvest / La Cosecha," U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, and MALDEF to announce push for stronger child labor laws for farmworkers.
THE HARVEST/LA...
2011_DC_CapitolX119DC -- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (2011)
2011_DC_Capitol_VC36DC -- U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
2011_DC_Capitol55DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2011_DC_Capitol_C12DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Crypt
2011_DC_Capitol_I16DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Miscellaneous areas
2011_DC_Capitol_NSH23DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- National Statuary Hall
2011_DC_Capitol_R37DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Rotunda
2011_DC_Capitol_Amateis2DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Special: Amateis Doors
2011_DC_Capitol_Westward134DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Special: House Westward Expansion Corridor Murals
Steve Livengood, Chief Guide, US Capitol Historical Society, gave me a tour of the murals in the House wing of the Capitol. I had read about the new Westward Expansion Corridor in the Society's quarterly publication and asked how I could see them since they weren't on a regular tour route. Steve...
2011_DC_Arboretum97DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum
Time for fall colors!
2011_DC_Naval_Center4DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center
The Art of Naval Aviation
Featuring 28 original artworks from the U.S. Navy’s Art Collection, the Coast Guard Art Program and the Navy Memorial’s collection, this exhibit illustrates the history and evolution of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. “The Art of Naval Aviation” will be on display...
2011_DC_Naval_Aviation13DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center -- Exhibit: Year of Naval Aviation
2011_DC_Naval_Memorial7DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial
2011_DC_Verizon5DC -- Verizon Center
Outside the center for the Dalai Lama week-long event.
2011_DC_WRAMC52DC -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Pictures of the chapel. It closes the week after the medical museum does.
2011_DC_WCC95DC -- Washington Convention Center
2011_DC_WCCVw55DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...
2011_DC_Ballpark97DC -- Washington Nationals ballpark -- Game
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies.
2011_DC_BallparkVw26DC -- Washington Nationals ballpark -- Views from the park
2011_DC_NCath_XMas34DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Christmas Creches
2011_DC_NCath_Quake80DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Quake results
2011_DC_NCath_I132DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Interior Images (except stained glass)
2011_DC_NCath_O34DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Outside Images
2011_DC_NCath_Glass61DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained glass
2011_DC_NCath_CSA7DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained Glass -- Confederate Windows
2011_DC_NCath_Views55DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Views from...
2011_DC_WHCD_110430509DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2011)
Folks here include Sean Penn, Ryan Kwanten, Russell Simmons, Eric Stonestreet, George Stephanopoulos, Bob Schieffer, Chris Wallace, Tom Toles, Jonathan Capehart, Chris Colfer, Andy Samberg, Bristol Palin, Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Stipe, Carolyn Maloney, Mila Kunis, John Huntsman, Paul...
2011_DC_WPC_Dedication_11021184DC -- Willard Hotel -- Washington Peace Conference -- Dedication ceremony
After lunch, conference participants met outside for the dedication of a 150th anniversary commemorative plaque which will be placed on the facade of The Willard Hotel beneath the plaque erected by the Civil War Centennial Commission of 1961. The plaque is an elongated bronze bar (38" x 18") denoting...
2011_DC_WPC_Misc_110211117DC -- Willard Hotel -- Washington Peace Conference -- Miscellaneous
This page contains all images except those of the presentation itself or of the dedication ceremony outside. This page therefore includes random audience shots, conversation shots, posed shots, etc.

This sesquicentennial symposium, "The Peace Conference at 150: A Call to Compromise," examines the...
2011_DC_WPC_Speakers_110211126DC -- Willard Hotel -- Washington Peace Conference -- Speakers
Speakers in sequence:
* Kim B. Holien, Professional Military Historian, Master of Ceremonies
* James Veil, Willard InterContinental Hotel, Welcoming Remarks
* Professor James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr., a leading expert in Civil War history and Executive Director for Civil War Studies at Virginia...
2011_DC_Willard49DC -- Willard InterContinental Washington
2011_DC_Woodies15DC -- Woodies Bldg (1025 F St NW) incl Forever 21
2011_DC_Woodley15DC -- Woodley Park areas
2011_DC_WWilsonHS16DC -- Woodrow Wilson High School
2011_DC_Wilson_House137DC -- Woodrow Wilson House
2011_DC_Wilson_House_AWRF10DC -- Woodrow Wilson House -- Exhibit: American Women Rebuild France
American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The exhibition American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924 is now open at Woodrow Wilson House where it will be on view until September 18th.

This exhibition, organized by the Franco-American Museum, Chateau de Blerancourt, France,...
2011_DC_Colby_11102894DC -- "The Man Nobody Knew" reception (Friday night)
THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY
From Emmy Award winning filmmaker Carl Colby

THE MAN NOBODY KNEW is a new documentary which offers a son's powerful look at his mysterious father - legendary CIA spymaster and former CIA head, William Colby - whose life was...
2011_DC_Colby_111025154DC -- "The Man Nobody Knew" screening and reception (Tuesday night)
THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY
From Emmy Award winning filmmaker Carl Colby

THE MAN NOBODY KNEW is a new documentary which offers a son's powerful look at his mysterious father - legendary CIA spymaster and former CIA head, William Colby - whose life was...
2011_DC_Hispanic_110921104Dept of Commerce -- 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for International Development, and Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September...
2011_DC_Locke_11050575Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Gary Locke
The Federal Triangle Partnership, including the Department of Commerce, Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and Customs and Border Protection, will hold its program commemorating 2011 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from...
2011_DC_Newton_11111045Eisenhower Institute -- Jim Newton ("Eisenhower: White House Years")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jim Newton and his newest book:
Eisenhower: The White House Years
The event will include a brief reception with light fare and refreshments, followed by the lecture, a question and answer session,...
2011_DC_Countdown_11032021Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Countdown to Zero" (w/Zia Mian)
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (USA, 2010, 91 min.)
A fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, this film is a wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It exposes a variety of present-day threats and features insights from a host of international experts and world...
2011_DC_Hummingbirds_11032546Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" (w/Ann Johnson Prum and Donna Stockton)
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR"
Produced by: Ann Johnson Prum
Presented by: Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR (USA, 2009, 50 min.)
The smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet and also among the fastest, hummingbirds take extraordinary to a whole new level. With...
2011_DC_Journey_11032783Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Journey of the Universe" (w/Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Thomas E. Lovejoy)
Washington D.C. Premiere
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE (USA, 2011, 60 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere One day on a Greek island and your perception of the universe will change forever. The epic Journey of the Universe is a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy,
geology, biology,...
2011_DC_Still_Live_Here_11032543Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "We Still Live Here" (w/Anne Makepeace and Judi Urquhart)
Washington D.C. Premiere
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN
Directed by: Anne Makepeace
Presented with: National Geographic All Roads
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN (USA, 2010, 56 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere A remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of southeastern...
2011_DC_Wilson_11031858Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- E.O. Wilson
Lecture by E.O. Wilson, Biologist, Naturalist, Writer, Professor and Environmentalist
One of the world’s greatest biologists, E.O. Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his pioneering books, “The Ants” and “On Human Nature.” Professor emeritus and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard University,...
2011_DC_Conover_11032021Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- "Islands in the Wind" and "Creating Synthetic Life" (w/David Conover)
ISLANDS IN THE WIND (USA, 2011, 22 min.)
World Premiere Tired of the hand-wringing, moaning, and societal inaction about climate change and high energy costs? The colorful characters of North Haven and Vinalhaven, two small islands off the Maine coast, decide overwhelmingly to do something about it....
2011_DC_Grabowska_11032018Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- "Sky Island" and "Ribbon of Sky" (w/John Grabowska)
SKY ISLAND (USA, 2010, 26 min.):
In northern New Mexico, a range of mountains rises up from the high desert: a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges – an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Sky Island paints a lyrical and...
2011_DC_Oil_Rocks_11031626Env Film Festival @ Swiss Embassy -- Marc Wolfensberger ("Oil Rocks")
OIL ROCKS – CITY ABOVE THE SEA (LA CITÉ DU PÉTROLE) (Switzerland / Azerbaijan, 2009, 52 min.)
Winner of the second annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film, presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film...
2011_DC_Bodmers_11032150Env Film Festival @ Swiss Embassy -- "Bodmers Journey" (w/Luke Gasser)
BODMERS JOURNEY (BODMERS REISE) (Switzerland, 2010, 94 min.)
Wine reception follows screening
Washington, D.C. Premiere On May 17, 1832 the German ethnologist and naturalist Prince Maximilian zu Wied and the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer set out on a long and adventurous journey into the vast...
2011_DC_Dad10Family -- Dad and Dixie
Dad and Dixie visit DC -- Lincoln Cottage, Woodrow Wilson House, and Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens.
2011_DC_CW150_PC_11022373Ford's Theatre -- Civil War Sesquicentennial press conference
In Washington, D.C., at Ford's Theatre Museum NPS Director Jarvis will continue the conversation with students on the importance of understanding how this nation can reflect upon the sacrifices of men and women made 150 years ago are still relevant to issues in our communities today. As part of the...
2011_DC_LLJews_1110105Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln Legacy Project -- Jews and Race Relations in the South
2011_DC_Booths_11020710Ford's Theatre -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
John Wilkes Booth: The Family Dysfunction That Led to Tragedy
Historian Nora Titone will read excerpts from and lead a discussion about her new book, My Thoughts Be Bloody. A fascinating look at the intense sibling rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, My Thoughts Be Bloody explores how...
2011_DC_Carpetbaggers_11012039Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Carpetbagger’s Children" dress rehearsal
You were recently invited to the dress rehearsal of The Carpetbagger’s Children on January 20. The RSVP deadline is today, January 14, and I truly hope to hear that you can come.

As the new Manager of Membership and Annual Giving, I look forward to meeting you and learning about what makes you...
2011_DC_FotoDC54FotoWeek DC -- FotoWeek Central Gallery
2011_DC_FNA_11060936Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" opening
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
Kenneth G. Lore, Chairman and President of the Foundation for the National Archives
Jose Andres, Chief Culinary Advisor
Invite you to join
Special Guest: The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
for a private reception and exhibition...
2011_DC_FOTHOC_11010176Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Victor's report:

The December 31, 2010-January 1, 2011 Friends of the Homeless activity marked the 15th consecutive year that this project provided large gift bags filled with  items -- some basic, some fun -- to men and women on the streets of Washington.  It followed a year-long effort by Tom Block...
2011_DC_G40_Art510G-40: The Summit art show (2011) -- Art
Art Whino returns in 2011 for the second edition of G40. The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully...
2011_DC_G40_People64G-40: The Summit art show (2011) -- People
Art Whino returns in 2011 for the second edition of G40. The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully...
2011_DC_GIFF_Reception_110511150GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- Congressional Reception
A Congressional Reception with Gary Sinise, Honoring Korean War Veterans:
In remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the GI Film Festival will host a congressional reception honoring Korean War veterans. Special guests to include Award-winning actor and former GI Film Festival GI Spirit...
2011_DC_GIFF_Award_11051198GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- Opening Awards
A Congressional Reception with Gary Sinise, Honoring Korean War Veterans:
In remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the GI Film Festival will host a congressional reception honoring Korean War veterans. Special guests to include Award-winning actor and former GI Film Festival GI Spirit...
2011_DC_GIFF_WI_11051158GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- "The War Inside" Screening
The War Inside: Produced by WILL Interactive
Designed for Army-wide distribution as a cornerstone soldier behavioral health and PTSD education program, The War Inside sheds light into the psychological challenges of coming home with combat stress and the toll it takes on individuals, families, and...
2011_DC_GIFF176GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- Miscellaneous
Pictures out in the lobby between screenings.
2011_DC_GIFF_Post_11051475GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Beautiful Dreamer" Post-screening reception
This was the reception following the "Beautiful Dreamer" screening.
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_Post_11051362GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Post-screening reception
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_Pre_110513136GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Pre-screening mingling
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_11051351GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Screening
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_HC_11051523GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Hold at all Costs" Screening
Hold at all Costs – World Premiere!
Directed by Glenn Palmedo Smith
For the first time, a documentary film examines a single battle of the Korean War. The film closely examines the forgotten war through interviews with historians and US politicians, exploring the actual participants of that conflict:...
2011_DC_GIFF_JG_11051452GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Journey Home" and "Gold Star Children" Screenings
Journey Home – World Premiere!
Directed by Christopher Loverro
A film to honor the sacrifice of veterans and their families, Journey Home is written, directed, and acted by an Iraq war veteran. The main character is serving in Iraq with his best friend who is killed in an ambush.
The film explores...
2011_DC_GIFF_LW_11051429GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Last to Leave" and "Wereth Eleven" Screenings
The Last to Leave – East Coast Premiere!
Directed by Pat Clark
April 29, 1975: As the North Vietnamese Army surrounded Saigon, the order was given to evacuate. In 19 hours, 81 helicopters air lifted nearly 6,000 Vietnamese and more than 1,000 Americans from Saigon during the largest helicopter...
2011_DC_GIFF_LB_11051582GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Line of Departure" and "Beyond Courage" Screenings and Closing Awards
Line of Departure – DC Premiere!
Directed by Folleh Tamba
His mother hails from Sierra Leone, the land of blood diamonds; his father is from Liberia, in West Africa. He survived a civil war and now he is about to go war for his adopted country of America. Take a journey with award-winning filmmaker...
2011_DC_GIFF_TB_11051433GI Film Festival @ Navy Memorial -- "Telegram Man" and "Beautiful Dreamer" Screenings
The Telegram Man – Encore Screening!
Directed by James Khehtie
During World War II, Australia’s small farming communities paid a terrible price. In the rural towns of New South Wales, one family each week discovered their son, husband, brother or father would not be coming home. In the throws of such...
2011_DC_ATT14Goethe-Institut & Natl Gallery -- Event: "African Twin Towers" screening (w/Alex Jovanovic)
Homage to Christoph Schlingensief: The African Twin Towers
Germany, 2006, 71 min, HD, Cast: Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Dirk Rohde, Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith
Introduction by Alex Jovanovic, personal assistant to Christoph Schlingensief, 2009-2010
Originally...
2011_DC_Tories_11010529International Spy Museum -- Thomas Allen ("Tories: Fighting for King")
Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War
Not simply a struggle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British, the American Revolution was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war. Conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot...
2011_DC_Mullen_11092084Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Admiral Mike Mullen w/David Brooks
Admiral Mike Mullen, JPDS-NC Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
Like the late General and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Admiral Mike Mullen has spent his adult life pursuing and promoting peace while also taking up arms in the defense of his country. In the spirit of Rabin, he has frequently spoken about...
2011_DC_Metro_FB9Metro Station -- Foggy Bottom
There had been a power failure in the station so these pictures are what you see when they're on emergency lighting.
2011_DC_Metro_FT6Metro Station -- Fort Totten
Working on the railroad and the plaque for the crash victims.
2011_DC_Metro_EN5Metro Station -- L'Enfant Plaza
The Wegman artwork.
2011_DC_Metro_RI58Metro Station -- Rhode Island Avenue
The construction around the station continues at a furious pace!
2011_DC_Matthews_11121369Natl Archives -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero:
Chris Matthews weaves first-hand accounts of John F. Kennedy together to tell the tale of how Kennedy grew from a child of privilege into a war hero and finally became President of the United States, all the while coping with a life-threatening disease. A book signing will...
2011_DC_Hardin_11040617Natl Archives -- David Hardin ("After the War")
After the War: The Lives and Reputations of Great Civil War Figures after the Shooting Stopped:
Journalist David Hardin discusses his book After the War, which follows the lives of the Civil War’s principle players in the years after the conflict. Some figures continued their rise to greatness, while...
2011_DC_Nichols_11042268Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis")
Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War:
David A. Nichols, a leading expert on the Eisenhower presidency and author of Eisenhower 1956, discusses how the thirty-fourth president of the United States skillfully negotiated to avert global warfare during the Suez crisis,...
2011_DC_Stewart_11120644Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("American Emperor")
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America:
David O. Stewart discusses Aaron Burr in his book, American Emperor. With his political career in tatters following his indictment for Alexander Hamilton’s murder, Burr plotted an insurrection and invasion of the Spanish colonies of...
2011_DC_Eisenhower_Mem_111005122Natl Archives -- Frank Gehry and Robert Wilson ("Creating the Eisenhower National Memorial")
Creating the Eisenhower National Memorial:
Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson, discuss the creative process of developing the concept and design of the Eisenhower National Memorial. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, will moderate the...
2011_DC_Halvorsen_11100649Natl Archives -- Gail Halvorsen ("Berlin Candy Bomber")
The Berlin Candy Bomber:
In June 1948, Russia blockaded the city of Berlin. The Americans, French, and British began a massive airlift of food and supplies. Gail Halvorsen was one of the hundreds of U.S. pilots involved in the airlift. On one flight, he met a group of children who were thrilled when he...
2011_DC_Feeding_111103116Natl Archives -- Gerald Darsch and Kathy Evangelos ("Feeding the Military")
Feeding the Military:
It was once said that an army marches on its stomach, yet soldiers seem to agree there is a conspiracy intent on rendering perfectly normal food unrecognizable. That may have been true of years gone by, but today's Army food laboratory creates rations that look and taste like the...
2011_DC_Wood_11051829Natl Archives -- Gordon Wood ("Idea of America") w/Jay Winik
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States:
More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. Tonight, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood reveals how the revolutionary generation, despite living in a distant, sparsely populated...
2011_DC_Nathan_11052541Natl Archives -- Joan Nathan w/Spike Mendelsohn ("Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America")
Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America:
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and our upcoming exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?,” which opens on June 10, we welcome award-winning television personality and cookbook author Joan Nathan. Jewish holidays are defined by food,...
2011_DC_Sorley_11101242Natl Archives -- Lewis Sorley ("Westmoreland")
Westmoreland: Military historian Lewis Sorley discusses how General William Westmoreland, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Superintendent of West Point, was chosen to lead the war effort in Vietnam—and why this selection turned out to be a disaster for the American military. A book signing...
2011_DC_NAOscD_11022614Natl Archives -- Margaret Parsons (introducing Live Action Short Film Nominees)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2011_DC_NAOscA_11022620Natl Archives -- Marvin Pinkert and WIFV members (introducing the Animated Short Film Nominees)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2011_DC_Yockelson_11051163Natl Archives -- Mitch Yockelson ("MacArthur: America's General")
MacArthur: America’s General:
When Douglas MacArthur addressed Congress in 1951, he was the most popular man in America after having served his country in a military career that spanned 52 years and service in three major wars. Archivist Mitch Yockelson takes a fresh look at the fascinating and...
2011_DC_Titone_11031820Natl Archives -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
My Thoughts be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy:
Historian Nora Titone discusses her book My Thoughts be Bloody, which chronicles the rivalry between the Booth brothers Edwin and John Wilkes in their efforts to claim their father's legacy on...
2011_DC_10yr911_11090957Natl Archives -- Panel -- 10th Anniversary of 9/11
10th Anniversary of 9/11:
Gordon Peterson, senior correspondent and anchor of ABC 7/WJLA TV news, moderates a program reflecting upon the extraordinary stories of unity, selflessness, and resilience as well as the efforts and reactions by the first responders to the tragic events of 9/11. Panelists...
2011_DC_Kitchen_11062956Natl Archives -- Panel -- 1959 Kitchen Debate
The 1959 Kitchen Debate: The National Archives Experience and the Office of Presidential Libraries present an eyewitness account of the impromptu debate between then-Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the U.S. National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in...
2011_DC_Peace_Corps_11031762Natl Archives -- Panel -- Early Years of the Peace Corps
The Early Years of the Peace Corps:
On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Executive order that created the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in 139 countries around the world. In commemoration of the agency’s 50th anniversary, we...
2011_DC_Pyramid_11120876Natl Archives -- Panel -- Food Pyramid and Government Dietary Guidelines
America Eats Series: The Food Pyramid and Government Dietary Guidelines:
As part of our America Eats series, join us this evening for an illustrated discussion on the history and future of USDA dietary recommendations, how they have changed over the years, and featuring historical images and food...
2011_DC_CW_Cartoons_11010669Natl Archives -- Panel -- Political Cartoons of the Civil War -- Presentation
Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History:
How do political cartoons from the Civil War era reveal what Americans thought about the war and how they participated in the politics of the day?
Join us for an illustrated discussion focusing on political cartoons — whether...
2011_DC_CW_CartoonsSS_11010692Natl Archives -- Panel -- Political Cartoons of the Civil War -- Slide Show
These were the various cartoons shown during the presentation.
2011_DC_Their_Stories_110310102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Their Stories, Their Voices (w/John Amos)
Their Stories, Their Voices: African American WWII Veterans Who Served on Iwo Jima:
Actor John Amos recently sat down for a conversation with six African American veterans who served America during World War II. The resulting short documentary acknowledges and pays tribute to all African American...
2011_DC_LBJ_Tapes_11042845Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson" (w/Taylor Branch, etc)
The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson:
In partnership with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, we present the latest volumes in the Miller Center’s series of annotated transcripts of President Johnson’s White House tapes. The transcriptions focus on 34 critical...
2011_DC_Brady_11010739Natl Archives -- Patricia Brady ("A Being So Gentle")
A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
The 40-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. But like many great love stories, this one ended tragically when Rachel died only weeks after Andrew was elected...
2011_DC_Fink_Marxer_1106103Natl Archives -- Performance -- Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Two-time Grammy Award®–winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer perform traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing, and children's music. This was tied into the official opening of the "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" exhibit.
2011_DC_Goodniks_11052528Natl Archives -- Performance -- Goodniks
This performance was in connection with the "Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America" talk.
2011_DC_WHomer_11020769Natl Archives -- Peter Wood ("Near Andersonville, Winslow Homer's Civil War")
Near Andersonville, Winslow Homer's Civil War: American painter Winslow Homer rose to national attention during the Civil War, but one of his most important early paintings, “Near Andersonville,” remained unknown for a century. In this illustrated lecture, author Peter Wood reveals the long-hidden story...
2011_DC_WCUS_Press_11060739Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?
Press Preview for “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibit at the National Archives:
Groundbreaking exhibit explores nation’s love affair with, fear of, and obsession with food:
A special press only “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s...
2011_DC_WCUS_Tour_11060715Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? exhibition tour
Press Preview for “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibit at the National Archives:
Groundbreaking exhibit explores nation’s love affair with, fear of, and obsession with food:
A special press only “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s...
2011_DC_Roper_11030219Natl Archives -- Robert Roper ("Now the Drum of War")
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War:
Join us today as educator and author Robert Roper discusses his book Now the Drum of War, which chronicles the experiences of the Whitman family through their wartime letters. The story covers their lives on the home front, military...
2011_DC_Genealogy_Fair21Natl Archives -- Special -- Genealogy Fair
Seventh Annual Genealogy Fair -- Become Your Family’s Detective:
"Become Your Family’s Detective," the seventh annual Genealogy Fair at the National Archives, will take place on April 20 and 21, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National...
2011_DC_PCartoons_11041344Natl Archives -- Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ("American Political Cartoons")
American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity 1754–2010
From Benjamin Franklin’s drawing in 1754 to contemporary cartoons, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons’ targets—and to the delight of their...
2011_DC_PCartoonsSS_110413129Natl Archives -- Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ("American Political Cartoons") -- Slide Show
American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity 1754–2010
From Benjamin Franklin’s drawing in 1754 to contemporary cartoons, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons’ targets—and to the delight of their...
2011_DC_NAOscS_1102272Natl Archives -- Tom Nastick (introducing the Documentary Short Subject Nominees)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2011_DC_SAAW_11063018Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "2011 Student Academy Award Winners")
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the Gold Medal winners of the 2011 Student Academy Awards®. Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards support and...
2011_DC_NAOscX_1102276Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "Exit Through the Gift Shop")
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2011_DC_NAOscG_11022410Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "Gasland")
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2011_DC_Spies_11020850Natl Archives & International Spy Museum -- Panel -- Spies and Conspiracies
Spies and Conspiracies: Espionage in the Civil War:
During the Civil War both sides conducted intelligence operations to give their side an advantage. Despite the often disorderly nature of these efforts, there were successes, including the use of Union codes to protect communications, and both sides...
2011_DC_Kalb_11120759Natl Archives & Newseum -- Marvin Kalb (Pearl Harbor)
In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
“It Is No Joke—It Is a Real War”: How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor
Marvin Kalb uses film, audio, and photographic records from the National Archives and the Newseum to discuss how the media informed Americans of the 1941...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingN_11040924Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Indoor events
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingF_110409133Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Outdoor ceremony
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2011_DC_CWAS_Etc_11042369Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (1 of 9) -- All except presentations
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S1_11042335Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (2 of 9) -- Speakers: Jay DeLoach and David Freddoso
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S2_11042343Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (3 of 9) -- Speaker: Craig Symonds
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S3_11042352Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (4 of 9) -- Speakers: Robert Schneller Jr. and Andrew Jampoler
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S4_11042376Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (5 of 9) -- Speakers: Robert Browning and Gordon Calhoun
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S5_11042332Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (6 of 9) -- Speakers: Matthew Eng and Robert Schneller Jr.
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S6_11042353Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (7 of 9) -- Speaker: Howard Fuller
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S7_11042355Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (8 of 9) -- Speakers: William Thiesen and William Connery
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S8_11042316Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (9 of 9) -- Speaker: Bob Neyland
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_CWAS_S8SS_11042361Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (9A of 9) -- Bob Neyland's Slide Show
2011_DC_EFD_110219100NBM -- Engineering Family Day (2011)
Discover Engineering Family Day 2011:
The National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality. Kick off and celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free,...
2011_DC_Lego_Master_11041054NBM -- LEGO Master In Action
LEGO® Master in Action:
Observe LEGO® certified professional Adam Reed Tucker as he returns to the National Building Museum’s exhibition LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition to complete his newest architectural triumph, the White House, for all to see. He is one of only 11 LEGO® certified...
2011_DC_Dunsmore_11121164Newseum -- Inside Media w/Barrie Dunsmore ("There and Back") w/Ted Koppel
Inside Media: Ted Koppel and Barrie Dunsmore:
Ted Koppel, former anchor for ABC's "Nightline" and a special correspondent for NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams," interviews former ABC News foreign correspondent Barrie Dunsmore on his new book "There and Back."
The book features a collection of...
2011_DC_Willman_11111225Newseum -- Inside Media w/David Willman (Anthrax Attacks on America)
Inside Media: The Anthrax Attacks on America
Guest: David Willman
The mailings of anthrax in 2001 triggered one of the largest and most complicated investigations in the annals of American law enforcement.
The letters targeted two U.S. senators, a network news anchor and others in the media. Five...
2011_DC_Rehm_11040943Newseum -- Inside Media w/Diane Rehm ("Life with Maxie")
Diane Rehm, host of WAMU’s long-running “The Diane Rehm Show,” talks about her new book “Life With Maxie,” which takes an inside look at her life through the story of her Chihuahua, Maxie.
The legendary radio host will also discuss her career and issues of the day.
Rehm is a native Washingtonian who...
2011_DC_Carleton_11031320Newseum -- Inside Media w/Don Carleton ("Life of Walter Cronkite")
Inside Media: The Life of Walter Cronkite w/Don Carleton
Author and historian Don Carleton talks about his new book “Conversations With Cronkite,” which provides a rare glimpse into the life and times of the legendary CBS News anchor in his own words.
The book features intimate conversations between...
2011_DC_NYTCW_11041035Newseum -- Inside Media w/Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds ("New York Times: Complete Civil War")
Inside Media: The New York Times and the Civil War
Guest(s): Harold Holzer and Craig L. Symonds
The New York Times was one of the few newspapers with correspondents on the front lines throughout the Civil War, which began 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.
“The New York Times Complete Civil War,...
2011_DC_Toomey_11091067Newseum -- Inside Media w/Jim Toomey (Cartoonists Remember 9/11)
Inside Media: Cartoonists Remember 9/11: Jim Toomey
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than 90 artists from the major comic syndicates will dedicate their Sunday strips on Sept. 11, 2011, to those who lost their lives in the attacks.
Jim Toomey, one of the...
2011_DC_Cover9_11111942Newseum -- Inside Media w/Joe Mathewson and Greg Stohr ("Supreme Court and the Press")
Inside Media: Covering the Nine: The Supreme Court and the Press
Guests: Joe Mathewson and Greg Stohr
Is the public served well by the relationship between the Fourth Estate and the third branch of government?
That’s the question put to Joe Mathewson, author of the new book “The Supreme Court and the...
2011_DC_Bowden_11100824Newseum -- Inside Media w/Mark Bowden ("Worm")
Inside Media: Worm: The First Digital World War: Mark Bowden
In late 2008, the Internet was suddenly hit by what best-selling author Mark Bowden called “a worldwide digital blitzkrieg.”
Bowden’s new book, “Worm: The First Digital World War,” chronicles how disaster was averted in this first skirmish...
2011_DC_Kalb_11070930Newseum -- Inside Media w/Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb ("Haunting Legacy")
Inside Media: Vietnam’s Legacy on the American Presidency
Guest(s): Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb
The legacy of the Vietnam War has haunted every president since Lyndon B. Johnson, especially on the decision of whether to commit troops to war.
In the new book “Haunting Legacy,” the father-and-daughter...
2011_DC_2011Review_11123051Newseum -- Inside Media w/Monica Hesse and Dan Zak (2011 Year in Review)
Inside Media: 2011 Year in Review: 0Monica Hesse and Dan Zak
Washington Post staff writers Monica Hesse and Dan Zak look back at the events of 2011 and explain what’s in and what’s out as 2012 begins.
Hesse and Zak are the authors of the annual Washington Post column “The List,” which has appeared New...
2011_DC_Leifer_11121028Newseum -- Inside Media w/Neil Leifer
The Newseum hosts a special Inside Media program with guest Neil Leifer, to be followed by a book signing.
"Photo Finish" was created in collaboration with Sports Illustrated. Nikon is the exclusive sponsor of "Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer."
Nikon Inc. is the world leader in...
2011_DC_Hamill_11061822Newseum -- Inside Media w/Pete Hamill ("Tabloid City")
Inside Media: Pete Hamill
Pete Hamill is synonymous with New York City journalism.
The prolific author and screenwriter is the only person to have been editor-in-chief of both New York tabloids. As author of the classic New York novels “Downtown” and “Forever,” Hamill knows his subject like no one...
2011_DC_Brown_11061133Newseum -- Inside Media w/Scott Brown and Gail Huff
Inside Media: Politics and Media: Sen. Scott Brown and Gail Huff
In a special “Inside Media,” Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., appears with his wife, Gail Huff, a reporter for ABC News affiliate ABC7 in Washington, D.C.
The couple will talk about their careers in politics and the media and the unique...
2011_DC_NewseumMN_11120584Newseum -- Members' Night -- Artifact viewing
Members' Night with Artifacts "From the Vault"
As a special thank you for your support and to celebrate the holiday season, we’d like to welcome you to the Newseum for Members’ Night. Press Pass members are invited to an exclusive reception and program featuring the Newseum’s curatorial team and a few...
2011_DC_Schieffer_11030774Newseum -- Members' Night -- Bob Schieffer
Members' Night with Special Guest Bob Schieffer:
As a special thank you for your support, we'd like to welcome you to the Newseum for a special Members' Night on Monday, March 7. Press Pass members are invited to an exclusive reception and program with special guest Bob Schieffer, CBS News’ chief...
2011_DC_NewseumMP_1108317Newseum -- Members' Preview -- FBI Exhibit September 11 update
Unfortunately, the Newseum asked me to not post pictures of their exhibits (weird, isn't it?) so you won't find the exhibit itself on this site.
2011_DC_POYi_MP_11042014Newseum -- Members' Preview -- "Pictures of the Year" 68th annual exhibit
"Pictures of the Year" Member Preview:
Newseum members are invited to see "Pictures of the Year" before the exhibit opens to the public on April 22.
The Pictures of the Year Exhibit at the Newseum will feature the best photojournalism of 2010, including print and digital images reflecting the...
2011_DC_911_Ten_11090785Newseum -- Panel -- 9/11: 10 Years Later (w/Charles Gibson, Victoria Clarke, Ari Fleischer, and Jim Miklaszewski)
"9/11: 10 Years Later"
As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, the Newseum presents a special evening program looking back at the events from that day and examining the impact of the terrorist attacks on life in America today.
Former ABC "World News" anchor Charles Gibson will moderate...
2011_DC_Classroom_11110133Newseum -- Panel -- "God in the Classroom: In God We Teach" screening
Special Program: "God in the Classroom"
WASHINGTON — As more study about religions enters the curriculum, how do we ensure that teachers neither inculcate nor denigrate religion?
Join us at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m., for a lively examination of the...
2011_DC_Sawyer_11041940Newseum -- Reel Journalism: China Syndrome (w/Diane Sawyer)
Reel Journalism: The China Syndrome (1979)
Guest: : Diane Sawyer
"The China Syndrome" stars Jane Fonda as human-interest TV reporter Kimberly Wells who, with her camera man (Michael Douglas), witnesses a near disaster at a nuclear power plant. When she tries to pursue the story, she is stopped by...
2011_DC_PStory_11042649Newseum -- Reel Journalism: Philadelphia Story (w/Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan)
Reel Journalism: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Guests: : Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan
"The Philadelphia Story" stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant as Philadelphia socialites Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven who divorce two years after their impetuous marriage. When Tracy prepares to marry a...
2011_DC_Insider_11030142Newseum -- Reel Journalism: The Insider (w/Dan Rather)
Reel Journalism: The Insider (1999)
Guest: Dan Rather
Veteran journalist Dan Rather will join "Reel Journalism" host Nick Clooney to discuss the 1999 movie "The Insider." They will answer audience questions at the conclusion of the film.
"The Insider" is based on the true story of Jeffrey Wigand, a...
2011_DC_Madrigal_1112107Newseum -- Special -- Barrington High School Madrigal Singers
2011_DC_POYI_Ceremony_11042986Newseum -- Special -- Pictures of the Year 68th Reception and Ceremony
You and a guest are invited to join the Newseum and Pictures of the Year International in celebrating the opening of the Pictures of the Year exhibition.
Guests are invited to tour the new exhibit and visit with winning photographers.
2011_DC_Wolfe_11101965Newseum -- Special -- "Wolfe!" reading (w/Tom Wolfe, Rene and Judith Auberjonois)
Special Program: WOLFE! The Electric Kool-Aid Ice-Cream-Suited Right Stuff Man-in Full-On-the-Beat
Guests: Tom Wolfe, Rene Auberjonois and Judith Auberjonois
Join author Tom Wolfe, actor Rene Auberjonois and playwright Judith Auberjonois for a reception, conversation and a premiering excerpt from the...
2011_DC_FreedomM_110506111Newseum -- "Freedom Riders" screening -- Miscellaneous pictures
Freedom Riders Reception and Program:
Join PBS, American Experience and the Newseum as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides.
Congressman and Freedom Rider John Lewis and author Raymond Arsenault will sign copies of their books during the reception.
Following the screening of...
2011_DC_FreedomP_11050683Newseum -- "Freedom Riders" screening -- Stage Presentation (w/Diane Nash, Stanley Nelson, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Raymond Arsenault, and John Lewis)
Speakers in sequence:
* Paul Sparrow, Senior vice president/broadcasting, Newseum
* Paula A. Kerger, president and chief executive officer of PBS,
* Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
* Mark Samels, Executive Producer of...
2011_DC_Page1_11061570Newseum -- "Page One: Inside the New York Times" screening (w/David Carr, Brian Stelter, Lynn Sweet, Margaret Carlson, Marc Ambinder, Kate Novack, and Andrew Rossi)
The Newseum, Participant Media, Magnolia Pictures and HISTORY Films invite you and a guest to the Washington premiere of
"Page One: Inside the New York Times"
A documentary film directed by Andrew Rossi
Produced and written by Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi.
The screening will be followed by a...
2011_DC_FarewellP_11011882Newseum & Eisenhower Institute -- Eisenhower's Farewell Address -- Presentation (w/James Fallows, Dana Priest, Evan Thomas, and David Gergen)
Eisenhower's Farewell Address: 50th Anniversary Program and Reception
Join us for a program hosted by the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and the Newseum.
David Gergen of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will lead the...
2011_DC_Farewell_11011888Newseum & Eisenhower Institute -- Eisenhower's Farewell Address -- Receptions
Eisenhower's Farewell Address: 50th Anniversary Program and Reception
Join us for a program hosted by the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and the Newseum.
David Gergen of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will lead the...
2011_DC_Petraeus_11031842Newseum & National Journal -- A Conversation with General David Petraeus
The National Journal and the Newseum invite you and a guest to
A Conversation with General David Petraeus
Journalist and author Michael O'Hanlon, recently returned from Afghanistan, will interview General Petraeus.
Welcoming remarks were provided by Major Garrett, Congressional Correspondent,...
2011_DC_LeiferR_11120995Newseum & Nikon -- Photo Finish reception w/Neil Leifer
On behalf of Nikon, the exclusive sponsor of "Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer," you and a guest are invited to join the Newseum in celebrating this new exhibit.
Guests are invited to tour the exhibit, visit with legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and...
2011_DC_Miss_Innocence_111003107Newseum & University of Mississippi -- "Mississippi Innocence" premier (w/Dahlia Lithwick, John Grisham, Harry Edwards, and Angela Davis)
Newseum and The University of Mississippi invite you to the Washington, D.C., screening and discussion of Mississippi Innocence www.mississippiinnocencefilm.com Film by Joe York.
Speakers in sequence:
* Charles L. Overby, Chief Executive Officer, Freedom Forum, Newseum and Diversity Institute.
*...
2011_DC_Writing37_11041881Nixon Legacy Forum – Writing For 37
Join us for a historic reunion of former White House speechwriters for a freewheeling discussion about how they helped craft and communicate the message and vision of America’s 37th President.
Richard Nixon assembled one of the most brilliant and colorful collection of speechwriters and wordsmiths in...
2011_DC_ECrisis37_11101961Nixon Legacy Forum & CSIS -- Richard Nixon and America's First Energy Crisis
Join us at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a lively discussion on how the 37th President responded to America’s first energy crisis.

For almost four decades America has had to deal with the costs and consequences on an ongoing energy crisis. But back in the 1970s, when the...
2011_DC_Labor37_11120572Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration
Legacy Forum: Labor and Employment Policy
The 16th Nixon Legacy Forum will be a discussion on how under President Nixon, the White House and Labor Department promoted innovative legislative and administrative actions designed to appeal to Blue Collar workers including safety and health pension reform,...
2011_DC_Courts37A_111117100Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Nixon and the Courts
It has been said that a President’s most lasting legacy is his appointments to the Supreme Court — because they decide cases long after he has left the White House. The impact of Richard Nixon’s judicial appointments is still being felt today in 2011. Nixon and the Courts examines the thirty-seventh...
2011_DC_ColdWar37_11052797Nixon Legacy Forum & Navy Memorial – Richard Nixon as Cold War Strategist
Nixon's National Security Team Headline 12th Nixon Legacy Forum

The Nixon Foundation and the Navy Memorial invite you to the 12th Nixon Legacy Forum on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Heritage Center's Burke Theater. Nixon Administration national security officials will discuss how RN...
2011_DC_NPC_Bookfair_11111594NPC -- 34th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night
Authors in sequence:
John Farrell ("Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned"),
Richard L. Holm ("The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA"),
John Swenson ("New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans"),
Lisa Yockelson ("Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes"),
Katherine Kallinis &...
2011_DC_Kalb_11013165NPC -- Kalb Report: "All The News That's Fit To Print" (w/Bill Keller and Dean Baquet)
“All the News That’s Fit to Print” Behind the Scenes at the New York Times on the Next Kalb Report, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Executive Editor Bill Keller and Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet Take Marvin Kalb Behind the Headlines, Bylines and Paywalls of a 21st Century Newsroom
Jan 19, 2011

WASHINGTON –...
2011_DC_Kalb_11090944NPC -- Kalb Report: "Anchoring 9/11" (w/Charles Gibson, Dan Rather, Brit Hume, Frank Sesno)
Anchoring 9/11: The Day and the Decade:
Charles Gibson, Dan Rather, Brit Hume and Frank Sesno join moderator Marvin Kalb to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the devastating September 11 attacks and discuss the subsequent decade that changed the world.
The series is produced jointly by The George...
2011_DC_OAS_FusionR_11012159OAS -- Fusion of Spirits Reception
Pictures here were taken of people at a reception that was held in the main building.
2011_DC_OAS_WrestlingO_11012174OAS -- "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions" -- Opening Event
Pictures here were taken inside the museum of the people attending the opening.
2011_DC_Office_11083166Office (STAT-USA) -- Jane Molloy Retirement Party
2011_DC_Blur_11011785Politics & Prose -- Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel ("Blur")
Bill Kovach And Tom Rosenstiel - Blur:
In their primer for consumers of information in the age of blogs and twitters, the authors, both experienced journalists, argue that readers must be editors, and they offer tips on fact-checking, prioritizing, and other skills needed to navigate the proliferating...
2011_DC_Reisman_10070764Politics & Prose -- Bob Riesman ("I Feel So Good")
Bob Riesman - I Feel So Good:
Riesman’s life of Big Bill Broonzy (1903–1958) encompasses the bluesman’s many pivotal roles. From melding the traditional, rural blues of his native Arkansas Delta region with the urban sound in 1930s Chicago, to influencing the resurgence of folk music after World War II...
2011_DC_Kennedy_11092627Politics & Prose -- Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss ("Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations") @ Lisner Auditorium
Caroline Kennedy & Michael Beschloss - Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy:
In March 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy sat down with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the two recorded a series of interviews, which were then sealed and deposited in the JFK Library. The...
2011_DC_Mann_11091139Politics & Prose -- Charles C. Mann ("1493")
Charles C. Mann - 1493:
The author of the best-selling 1491, the story of pre-Colombian America, here looks at the enormous impact of the European arrival in the New World. The ramifications were global: while trade altered the balance of power and wealth among nations, the Colombian Exchange, often...
2011_DC_Flood_11110556Politics & Prose -- Charles Flood ("Grant's Final Victory")
Charles Flood - Grant's Final Victory:
Grant’s Memoirs were an instant bestseller in 1885, and are still valued for their literary and historic merit. Gravely ill when he wrote, Grant died just four days after completing the manuscript. Flood’s moving account of Grant’s last years is as illuminating...
2011_DC_Matthews_11112866Politics & Prose -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Chris Matthews - Jack Kennedy:
The highlights of JFK’s life are well known. In his recounting of Kennedy’s family life, his PT boat rescue, his stellar rise in politics, Matthews draws on interviews with Kennedy’s associates, oral histories, and a range of other documents to show how Kennedy really...
2011_DC_Lusane_11021966Politics & Prose -- Clarence Lusane ("Black History Of The White House")
Clarence Lusane - The Black History Of The White House:
Lusane’s chronicle of the White House is also the story of the struggle for civil rights in America. A professor at American University and former editor of Black Political Agenda, Lusane recounts the stories of the black laborers who built the...
2011_DC_Rasmussen_11011577Politics & Prose -- Daniel Rasmussen ("American Uprising")
Daniel Rasmussen - American Uprising:
The largest slave rebellion in American history took place in New Orleans in January 1811. Of 500 armed slaves, more than 100 were killed by federal troops and French planters, after which news of the incident was suppressed. Rasmussen’s extensive research into the...
2011_DC_Ackerman_11041044Politics & Prose -- Diane Ackerman ("One Hundred Names for Love")
Diane Ackerman - One Hundred Names for Love:
In 2005 Ackerman’s husband, the British writer Paul West, suffered a stroke that severely damaged the language centers in his brain. She encouraged him to record his experience in The Shadow Factory, and now adds her own powerful and moving memoir from the...
2011_DC_Waller_11021367Politics & Prose -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Douglas Waller - Wild Bill Donovan:
Called “Wild Bill” for his battlefield bravado in World War I, Donovan led the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War, introducing covert methods of warfare that became the stuff of spy legends. Separating the man from the myths, Waller, author of A...
2011_DC_Hurricane_11021578Politics & Prose -- Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky ("Eye Of The Hurricane")
Dr. Rubin Carter and Ken Klonsky - The Eye Of The Hurricane:
Dr. Carter, once a boxing champion, was wrongfully convicted of murder and served nineteen years in prison. His story has been told in the film The Hurricane; now he speaks for himself. Working with Klonsky, a journalist and prisoners’...
2011_DC_Showalter_11012743Politics & Prose -- Elaine Showalter ("The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers")
Elaine Showalter - The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers:
Showalter introduced readers to dozens of heretofore overlooked literary figures in A Jury of her Peers, her comprehensive study of women writers. Now she has edited a rich selection of poetry and fiction by American women from Anne...
2011_DC_Counterstrike_11091043Politics & Prose -- Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker ("Counterstrike")
Eric Schmitt & Thom Shanker: Counterstrike:
National security correspondents for The New York Times, the authors recount the evolution of America’s struggle against Al Qaeda from the initial “war on terror” to a more nuanced approach. Using Cold War deterrence strategy, for instance, military,...
2011_DC_Fukuyama_11042559Politics & Prose -- Francis Fukuyama ("The Origins Of Political Order")
Francis Fukuyama: The Origins Of Political Order
The first of a projected two-volume study of state formation, the latest work from the author of the much-discussed End of History takes a rich, multidisciplinary approach, examining how politics and government are grounded in geography, biology,...
2011_DC_Graff_11041651Politics & Prose -- Garrett M. Graff ("The Threat Matrix")
The age of terrorism has introduced new kinds of threats that call for new strategies to keep America secure. In his portrait of today’s FBI, Graff, the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian, draws on extensive interviews and once-secret documents to present a new generation of agents.
The speaker was...
2011_DC_Close_110816115Politics & Prose -- Jennifer Close ("Girls In White Dresses")
Jennifer Close - Girls In White Dresses:
Close’s debut fiction chronicles the ups and downs, the heartaches and headaches, of three young women. Getting by with a little help from each other, Isabella, Mary, and Lauren work at jobs they feel ambivalent about and fall in love with men they know they...
2011_DC_Marlantes_11091952Politics & Prose -- Karl Marlantes ("What It's Like To Go To War")
Karl Marlantes - What It's Like To Go To War:
What Marlantes experienced in Vietnam as a twenty-three-year-old lieutenant of a platoon of forty marines has haunted him since 1969. He turned his tour of duty into the acclaimed novel Matterhorn, and in his first book of nonfiction he continues his...
2011_DC_FoggyBk_11010836Politics & Prose -- Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen ("Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images")
Matthew Gilmore And Joshua Olsen - Foggy Bottom And The West End In Vintage Images:
With period photographs and thoroughly researched text, the authors - both associated with the area’s history discussion list and web site H-DC - recreate the factories, breweries, and gasworks that once stood where...
2011_DC_Galifianakis_110211187Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis ("If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute") -- Everything else
Nick Galifianakis - If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute:
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat ... and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While...
2011_DC_GalifianakisSS_11021154Politics & Prose -- Nick Galifianakis ("If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute") -- Slide Show
Nick Galifianakis - If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute:
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat ... and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While...
2011_DC_Starr_11102946Politics & Prose -- Paul Starr ("Remedy And Reaction")
Paul Starr - Remedy And Reaction:
Why is America’s health-care system so difficult to reform? In his history of recent health-care battles, Starr offers both an insider’s perspective, drawing on his experience as a senior advisor on health care policy to President Clinton, as well as that of a...
2011_DC_Spousonomics_11040314Politics & Prose -- Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson ("Spousonomics")
Paula Szuchman & Jenny Anderson - Spousonomics:
Applying economic theory to marital relations, the authors examine marriage in terms of loss- aversion, division of labor, information asymmetry, and the like to help couples resolve the daily trials of togetherness. Letting theory play out in case...
2011_DC_Bergen_11011657Politics & Prose -- Peter Bergen ("The Longest War")
Peter Bergen - The Longest War:
CNN national security analyst and author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, Bergen is one of the foremost experts about al-Qaeda. Working from long-term knowledge of the region and extensive interviews with combatants, he argues here that mainstream Islam, not Western force,...
2011_DC_Massie_11112837Politics & Prose -- Robert K. Massie ("Catherine The Great")
Robert K. Massie - Catherine The Great:
With award-winning biographies of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanovs already under his belt, Massie is a natural to tell the story of Catherine (1729-1796). And it’s a remarkable story: born to a minor noble family in Germany, she was only...
2011_DC_Afraid_11021287Politics & Prose -- Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain ("We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free")
Ron Collins and Sam Chaltain - We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free:
This history of free speech in America by Collins, a professor at the Washington College of Law, and Chaltain, former national director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, draws its title from a statement by Justice Hugo Black, who...
2011_DC_Reagan_11012564Politics & Prose -- Ron Reagan ("My Father At 100")
Ron Reagan - My Father At 100:
Were he still alive, President Reagan would turn 100 on February 6, 2011. To mark the centennial, his son, a political commentator for MSNBC and host of his own radio show, has written an intimate memoir about the father he knew—and the one he didn’t. This moving...
2011_DC_Stewart_11081550Politics & Prose -- Rory Stewart ("Can Intervention Work?")
Rory Stewart - Can Intervention Work?:
Combining first-hand experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, and other regions with a survey of philosophies that have informed state-building, Stewart, author of The Places in Between and King of the Marshes, and co-author Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of...
2011_DC_Prakash_110618119Politics & Prose -- Snigdha Prakash ("All The Justice Money Can Buy")
Snigdha Prakash - All The Justice Money Can Buy:
The investigative journalist goes behind the scenes of a high-stakes trial, shadowing a top trial lawyer as he takes on one of the nation’s most respected drug companies. Building on Prakash’s NPR reports on Merck’s painkiller, Vioxx.
The speaker was...
2011_DC_Isaacson_11120155Politics & Prose -- Walter Isaacson ("Steve Jobs")
Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs:
To his string of bestselling biographies of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Kissinger, and others, Isaacson now adds the life story of Steve Jobs. Written with the cooperation of its subject, this profile of the inventor, entrepreneur, leader, and visionary, offers a detailed...
2011_DC_Bernard_11082597Politics & Prose -- Warren Bernard ("Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising")
Warren Bernard - Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising:
The comic strip has its roots in advertising as well as in art. In the first book-length study of these dual sources, Rick Marschall, founder of Nemo: The Classic Comics Library, and Warren Bernard, a prolific commentator on and...
2011_DC_SIRG_Holiday63Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2011)
Renwick Holiday Festival:
Celebrate the holiday season in presidential fashion! Go on a scavenger hunt through Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House, where you might spot Grace Coolidge, Dolly Madison, and Teddy Roosevelt; then join us for a family day filled with music, crafts,...
2011_DC_Sfirri_11012357Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Mark Sfirri
Artist Talk with Mark Sfirri:
Wood artist and 2009 James Renwick Alliance distinguished educator Mark Sfirri, whose work is on view in A Revolution in Wood, explains his passion for wood turning and the artistic process. Join Sfirri as he discusses his body of work and current projects.
2011_DC_SfirriSS_11012357Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Mark Sfirri -- Slide Show
Artist Talk with Mark Sfirri:
Wood artist and 2009 James Renwick Alliance distinguished educator Mark Sfirri, whose work is on view in A Revolution in Wood, explains his passion for wood turning and the artistic process. Join Sfirri as he discusses his body of work and current projects.
2011_DC_SFBales_11101353Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Susan Ford Bates ("A Firsthand Experience with...")
A Firsthand Experience with Susan Ford Bales:
Ever wonder what it would be like to hold your senior prom in the East Room of the White House? Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President and Mrs. Ford, shares memories of this and other special events during an afternoon of reflections on life in the...
2011_DC_Goodheart_11042323Reynolds Center -- Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening"
Historian, journalist, and travel writer Adam Goodheart discusses his new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening, a gripping account of the early days of the Civil War. Goodheart is director of Washington College’s C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience....
2011_DC_Lee_11102614Reynolds Center -- Barbara Lee ("Renegade for Peace and Justice")
Barbara Lee, “Renegade for Peace and Justice: A Memoir of Political and Personal Courage”:
This candid political memoir captures Barbara Lee's extraordinary life and political career from her early upbringing in El Paso, Texas to her service in the U.S. Congress. In a new Afterword, Lee pays tribute to...
2011_DC_Bennett_11040554Reynolds Center -- Bob Bennett (Collectors' Roundtable)
Collectors' Roundtable with Senator Bob Bennett
This annual series provides insight and invaluable advice on collecting art from museum directors, curators, collectors, art dealers, and consultants.
This evening, Senator Bob Bennett, collector, Utah and Washington, D.C., presents "Collecting...
2011_DC_BennettSS_11040528Reynolds Center -- Bob Bennett (Collectors' Roundtable) -- Slide Show
Collectors' Roundtable with Senator Bob Bennett
This annual series provides insight and invaluable advice on collecting art from museum directors, curators, collectors, art dealers, and consultants.
This evening, Senator Bob Bennett, collector, Utah and Washington, D.C., presents "Collecting...
2011_DC_ExperimentO_11071466Reynolds Center -- Donor Event -- Opening of Great American Experiment
2011_DC_Artstronaut_110813111Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art-stronaut Family Day
Art-stronaut Family Day:
Reach for the stars with a family day that is out of this world! See how American inventiveness, as depicted in The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition, led to the great leaps of science and technology behind space travel and flight. Try your hand at experiments and art...
2011_DC_Art_Trails_11102259Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art Trails
Choose your own art-adventure on a trip through the halls of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick a theme, grab a guide, and discover a world of creativity and fun in the galleries! You'll meet friends along the way to tell you stories, play music for you, and help you find the clues you need to...
2011_DC_Baseball_11070976Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2011) (w/Todd Coffey and Alex Cora)
Nationals Baseball Family Day: Take me out to the museum! The American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are pleased to welcome all to our fifth annual Baseball Family Day with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Come take your picture with ball players Todd Coffey and Alex Cora from noon...
2011_DC_Chalk4Peace_11092470Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chalk4Piece
Join the American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and your friends outside on the F Street sidewalk for a day of chalk art, entertainment, and fun! Make your mark with chalk artist Michael Kirby and his team from Murals of Baltimore as they create a site-specific work in chalk.
2011_DC_Lego_Awards_111112152Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- First LEGO(R) League Family Day
Invention is the theme of the regional First LEGO(R) League Tournament, in which student-designed robots work to solve problems of food safety. Come cheer on your favorite team during a day filled with music, demonstrations, and students working to solve real-world engineering challenges.
2011_DC_PresFD_110219120Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2011)
The National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum celebrate our nation’s presidents with a day full of craft activities, performances, and scavenger hunts. Make a "Happy Presidents' Day Card" to send to the White House, or dress up as a future President and get your official portrait taken. You can...
2011_DC_Ault_Opening_11031057Reynolds Center -- Opening Reception -- "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America"
2011_DC_PrintMakers_11111663Reynolds Center -- Panel -- Washington Printmakers
Joann Moser, senior curator, moderates a discussion among artists Linn Meyers, Michael Platt, Lou Stovall, and Andrea Way, all of whom are featured in Multiplicity. The artists will talk about their printmaking techniques and the influence the art scene in D.C. has had on their work.
2011_DC_SIPG_Catepillar_11040513Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Dance Rehearsal for Catepillar Tractor event
2011_DC_Metropolis_11051470Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Silent Orchestra ("Metropolis")
Silent Orchestra and Metropolis:
Silent Orchestra returns to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery to premiere an original score for the classic film Metropolis. This 1927 silent German film is set in a society divided into two classes: one of planners and managers who live...
2011_DC_Lehrman_11051069Reynolds Center -- Robert Lehrman (Collectors' Roundtable)
Collectors' Roundtable with Robert Lehrman
This annual series provides insight and invaluable advice on collecting art from museum directors, curators, collectors, art dealers, and consultants.
This evening, collector Robert Lehrman (Washington, D.C.) presents "Secrets of the Art World."
Robert...
2011_DC_KirbyDRC15Reynolds Center -- Special -- Michael Kirby's "Chalk4Peace" chalk art
Michael Kirby preparing his chalk piece for the upcoming "Chalk4Peace" family event.
2011_DC_SIPG_Prep17Reynolds Center -- Special -- Preparations for private reception
These dancers were preparing for a private event by the Council on Competitiveness.
2011_DC_II_11110965Reynolds Center -- Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf ("Conversation with Internet Inventors")
Join us for a conversation with Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf, two of the Internet's founding fathers. Crocker established protocols necessary for the workings of the Internet, and Cerf, a computer scientist, was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system. They will discuss how...
2011_DC_Shockey_11030843Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Hugh Shockey (Washington Resigning His Commission: A History of Damage and Repair)
Washington Resigning His Commission: A History of Damage and Repair:
Take a look into the conservation of Ferdinand Pettrich’s 1841 larger-than-life statue of George Washington with conservator Hugh Shockey. See actual conservation records, hear about an ongoing problem with the sculpture, and learn...
2011_DC_Mineta_11091062Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Norman Mineta
In the weekly talk, a National Portrait Gallery staff member or guest speaker offers insight into the person in the selected portrait.
Today, Norman Mineta, secretary of transportation on September 11, 2001, discusses his life and the events of 9/11. Mineta's portrait is on view at the National...
2011_DC_Turner_1109288Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Robert Turner ("Jefferson-Hemings Controversy")
Robert F. Turner, editor and Scholars Commission chairman, discusses and signs copies of The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission. In 2000, the newly formed Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society asked a group of more than a dozen senior scholars from across the country to...
2011_DC_Rockman_11011239Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Alexis Rockman (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Alexis Rockman:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2011_DC_Tanner_11012144Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Brian Baade & Amber Kerr-Allison ("Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner")
Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner:
Conservators Amber Kerr-Allison and Brian Baade present findings of their recent study and analysis of six of Tanner’s works in the permanent collection, including the newly conserved Flight into Egypt. Learn how Tanner’s documented painting recipe, preserved...
2011_DC_TannerSS_11012127Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Brian Baade & Amber Kerr-Allison ("Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner") -- Slide Show
Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner:
Conservators Amber Kerr-Allison and Brian Baade present findings of their recent study and analysis of six of Tanner’s works in the permanent collection, including the newly conserved Flight into Egypt. Learn how Tanner’s documented painting recipe, preserved...
2011_DC_Perry_11071418Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Claire Perry ("Great American Experiment")
The Great American Experiment:
The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition curator Claire Perry discusses the idea of the United States as a “great experiment” and how inventive energies in art, science, and technology shaped the nation during the 19th century. Exploring 19th-century citizens’ belief...
2011_DC_Peyton_11101283Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Elizabeth Peyton (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Elizabeth Peyton uses rich, gem-like colors and masterful graphic precision to create visually arresting portraits of fellow artists, friends, and cultural icons. She is widely recognized for bringing new dimensions to figurative painting in the 1990s and is among the most celebrated painters of her...
2011_DC_Gamboa_11052667Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Harry Gamboa Jr. ("Erased: Limits and Borders")
Erased: Limits and Borders:
Artist and author Harry Gamboa Jr. reflects on the social and personal conditions of Chicanos during the second half of the 20th century, focusing on the development of Asco, a Los Angeles arts group whose key performances include Walking Mural, Instant Mural, and Spring...
2011_DC_Mehretu_11110299Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Julie Mehretu ("Grey") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Julie Mehretu, internationally renowned artist -- "Grey":
The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are a forum for discussing the creative experience and exploring what American art is today. Reception follows each lecture.
2011_DC_Talasek_11020930Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- J.D. Talasek (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: J.D. Talasek:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2011_DC_Wilson_11111020Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kristina Wilson ("MoMA and the Art of the Exhibition: 1924-1934")
Join Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and winner of the museum's 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for distinguished scholarship, for a discussion on her book The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA, and the Art of the Exhibition, 1925-1934 (Yale...
2011_DC_BobDay_11042192Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Robert Day ("An Evening with...")
An Evening with Robert Day:
Join us for an unforgettable evening with Robert Day, Washington College’s professor of English, emeritus, as he discusses his travels around the world in a talk entitled “Bar Art: John Sloan’s McSorley’s Old Ale House Paintings, a Vargas Girl behind the Bar at Ruby Red’s in...
2011_DC_Monfort_110330103Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Steve Monfort (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Steve Monfort
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2011_DC_Lovejoy_11022367Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Tom Lovejoy (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Tom Lovejoy:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss the...
2011_DC_Alumni37_110502131Richard Nixon Alumni Association -- Inaugural meeting
Ronald H. Walker, Chairman, The Richard Nixon Foundation and Sandy Quinn, President, The Richard Nixon Foundation invite you to the inaugural gathering of The Richard Nixon Alumni Association.
Bringing together the February Group, White House Policy Planning Staff and other Nixon Alumni devoted to the...
2011_DC_Judd_11041268Sixth & I -- Ashley Judd ("All That Is Bitter and Sweet")
For the past seven years, actor and activist Ashley Judd has kept poignant journals of her travels into the world's human-rights hot spots, where as a global ambassador for PSI/Youth AIDS, she waded into slums, brothels, and war-torn villages on four continents, advocating programs to improve the lives...
2011_DC_Flay_11092179Sixth & I -- Bobby Flay ("Bar Americain Cookbook")
When Bobby Flay looks at a map of the U.S., he doesn’t see states—he sees ingredients: wild Alaskan king salmon, tiny Maine blueberries, fiery southwestern chiles. The Food Network celebrity and renowned chef-restaurateur created his Bar Americain restaurants to celebrate America’s regional flavors and...
2011_DC_Chinese_Food_11122536Sixth & I -- Chinese Food + Movies + Beer
Chinese Food + Movies + Beer:
What’s a Jew to do on Christmas? We’ve got you covered! Feast on all-you-can-eat kosher Chinese food, sample beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company (the maker of He’Brew) and watch Spaceballs, The Princess Bride, or The Big Lebowski while you sample tasty craft brews and gorge...
2011_DC_Roberts_11032393Sixth & I -- Cokie & Steve Roberts ("Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families")
Cokie & Steve Roberts: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families:
When Cokie and Steve Roberts met in college, they believed their different traditions—she is Catholic, he is Jewish—would prevent them from getting married. Forty-five years later, they have learned not only to respect and...
2011_DC_DiFranco_11102643Sixth & I -- Concert -- Ani DiFranco w/Anais Mitchell
Ani DiFranco with Anais Mitchell
In support of her highly-anticipated new album, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet will grace our stage for two intimate performances. The Buffalo folk-rock native has released more than 20 albums during her legendary career.
Righteous Babe...
2011_DC_Cornell_11041729Sixth & I -- Concert -- Chris Cornell w/William Elliott Whitmore
Chris Cornell with William Elliott Whitmore
Chris Cornell has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. Maintaining a unique identity over two decades as a singer, songwriter, and lyricist, Cornell has been heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era for writing a string...
2011_DC_Isakov_11022631Sixth & I -- Concert -- Gregory Alan Isakov w/Dietrich Strause
Gregory Alan Isakov w/Dietrich Strause
Gregory's humble presence, poetic songwriting, and mesmerizing voice have been treasured by an ever-growing fan base. He has shared the stage with some of today’s leading folk artists, including Brandi Carlile, The Indigo Girls and Ani Difranco. Having been been...
2011_DC_Tunstall_11041342Sixth & I -- Concert -- KT Tunstall with Robert Francis and Miggs
KT Tunstall, with Robert Francis and Miggs
On the heels of her latest release, Tiger Suit, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall continues to wow audiences all over the world. Anyone who caught her stellar performance at 9:30 Club last year will attest: Tunstall brings one of the best live shows in...
2011_DC_Vega_111119100Sixth & I -- Concert -- Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega:
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s after getting her start playing neofolk songs in Greenwich Village clubs.
Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed...
2011_DC_Worldviews_11100668Sixth & I -- Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow ("In War of the Worldviews") w/Tim Shriver
Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow:
In War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, the two bestselling authors debate the most fundamental questions of human existence.
How did the universe begin? Where did life come from? Is there design in nature?
Without defending organized religion, Chopra...
2011_DC_Martin_110427105Sixth & I -- Demetri Martin ("This Is A Book")
Demetri Martin’s first book, This Is a Book, is the renowned comedian’s hilarious foray into prose comedy. In these pages, Martin expands on the sensibility he’s developed on stage as an award-winning stand-up comedian and on television as a writer-performer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily...
2011_DC_Keaton_11111732Sixth & I -- Diane Keaton ("Then Again")
In celebration of the release of Then Again, Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself, the Academy Award-winning actress comes to DC as part of her exclusive 4-city book tour.
After making her film debut in 1970, Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the...
2011_DC_Picoult_11032284Sixth & I -- Jodi Picoult ("Sing You Home") w/Ellen Wilber and Ron Charles
Of all the hot-button issues Jodi Picoult has explored in her bestselling novels, probably none is more divisive and emotional than the one at the heart of her new book, Sing You Home, about a same-sex couple and their attempts to have a child.
Zoe is a music therapist who spent years trying to get...
2011_DC_Breyer_11102751Sixth & I -- Justice Stephen Breyer ("Making Our Democracy Work") w/Leonard Baxt
Justice Stephen Breyer:
Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular?...
2011_DC_Showalter_11022651Sixth & I -- Michael Showalter ("Mr. Funny Pants")
Michael Showalter, the writer and star of The State, Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Michael & Michael Have Issues, combines funny anecdotes, stories, jokes, observations, and graphic elements in his first book, Mr. Funny Pants.
Full of Showalter's odd charm, Mr. Funny Pants journeys into the...
2011_DC_Ten_11060796Sixth & I -- Nathan Englander ("The Ten") w/David Segal
THE TEN is an innovative take on Shavuot, the holiday traditionally celebrated by studying Torah and enjoying the first fruits of the harvest.

The high-energy, entertainment-rich, and thought-provoking evening features Nathan Englander, one of The New Yorker's “20 Writers for the 21st Century,”...
2011_DC_Sixth_Rye40Sixth & I -- Sixth and Rye truck
DC's First Kosher Deli on Wheels:
Pairing the aroma of smoked corned beef and the distinct crunch of a salty pickle, the Sixth & Rye food truck is here to satisfy DC's long-standing craving for old-fashioned kosher deli cuisine.
Sixth & Rye is made possible in part by a grant from The Natan Fund,...
2011_DC_Fey_11041476Sixth & I -- Tina Fey ("Bossypants") w/Michel Martin
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," and before her portrayal of Sarah Palin, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV....
2011_DC_Sixth_Wall125Sixth & I -- Wall of Fame
2011_DC_Bryson_11101768Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Bill Bryson ("At Home")
Bill Bryson: Join us for an evening in celebration of the paperback release of At Home: A Short History of Private Life.
Bill Bryson and his family live in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. One day, he began to consider how little he knew...
2011_DC_McCullough_110602108Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- David McCullough ("Greater Journey")
The Greater Journey is the enthralling—and until now, untold—story of American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris between 1830 and 1900. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater...
2011_DC_Abuelaish_11022895Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish ("I Shall Not Hate")
Inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, "I Shall Not Hate" is Dr. Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life and a portrayal of everyday life in Gaza. The Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor born and raised in the Gaza Strip has been crossing the lines that divide Israelis and...
2011_DC_Brooks_11050985Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Geraldine Brooks ("Caleb's Crossing")
Geraldine Brooks:
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. The narrator of Caleb’s Crossing, Bethia Mayfield, grows up in Great Harbor amid...
2011_DC_Jacobson_11040775Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Howard Jacobson ("The Finkler Question")
Howard Jacobson: The Finkler Question:
Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik.
Dining together one night, the men reminisce on a time before...
2011_DC_Eugenides2_11103110Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Jeffrey Eugenides ("Marriage Plot") -- Pictures taken during event, but not of Jeffrey
Jeffrey Eugenides:
The author of Middlesex (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize) and The Virgin Suicides (made into a film by Sofia Coppola), is back––with a novel about modern love.
It’s the early 1980s and Madeleine Hanna, a dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane...
2011_DC_Foer_11031394Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Joshua Foer ("Moonwalking with Einstein")
On average, people squander 40 days a year compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people, but after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we often forget: In every...
2011_DC_Armstrong_11011094Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Karen Armstrong ("Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life") -- All except presentation
Karen Armstrong - Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life:
In her many books on the history of religion (The Battle for God, The Great Transformation), Armstrong has advocated compassion as one of the greatest virtues. In her new book, she presents practical ways to practice compassion in everyday life,...
2011_DC_Moore_111002118Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Moore ("Here Comes Trouble")
Michael Moore:
"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a...
2011_DC_Ondaatje_11111637Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Ondaatje ("The Cat's Table")
Set on a ship bound from Colombo to England in the 1950s, the haunting new novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient is the coming-of-age story of an eleven-year-old boy. Finding unlikely tutors on jazz, literature, and women among his fellow passengers, the boy also glimpses...
2011_DC_Used2BUs_11090849Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum ("That Used To Be Us")
Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum:
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Friedman and Mandelbaum analyze those...
2011_DC_Eco_11110923Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Umberto Eco ("Prague Cemetery") w/Keith Donohue
Umberto Eco:
Nineteenth-century Europe -- from Turin to Prague to Paris -- abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black...
2011_DC_So_Called_111221121Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2011)
My So-Called Jewish Life:
Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC present the third annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish on the second night of Chanukah.

Storytellers:
(1) HOST -- Amy Saidman, SpeakeasyDC’s...
2011_DC_SSHP_11121352Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2011) @ Reynolds Center
Smithsonian chiefs that I saw at this event included: Lonnie Bunch (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Bob Lamb (FONZ), Wayne Clough (head of the Smithsonian), Christian Samper (National Museum of Natural History), Dennis Kelly (National Zoo)
2011_DC_STN_111021158Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2011) @ Natl Museum of American Indian
2011_DC_BallparkO_11060111US Census Bureau -- CFC event at Nationals Ballpark
2011_DC_USCHS_11050567USCHS -- Emancipation During the Civil War (w/Gary Gallagher)
U.S. Capitol Historical Society presents: Emancipation during the Civil War. Eighth in the series. The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Gary W. Gallagher the, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of...
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