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2012_DC_Pageant_0Rehearse_1206171262012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (0 of 9) -- Rehearsal
2012_DC_Pageant_1Other_120617642012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (1 of 9) -- Other
2012_DC_Pageant_2Teen_1206171082012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (2 of 9) -- Teen competition portion
2012_DC_Pageant_3Welcome_120617352012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (3 of 9) -- Welcome portion
2012_DC_Pageant_4Swimsuit_120617862012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (4 of 9) -- Swimsuit portion
2012_DC_Pageant_5Inter_120617792012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (5 of 9) -- Interview portion
2012_DC_Pageant_6Talent_1206171232012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (6 of 9) -- Talent portion
2012_DC_Pageant_7Evening_1206171452012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (7 of 9) -- Evening Wear portion
2012_DC_Pageant_8Awards_1206171302012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (8 of 9) -- Awards (Allyn Rose)
Congratulations Allyn Rose, Miss District of Columbia 2012!

Miss DC contestants for 2012:

Rachel de Maree
Jaqueline Garcia
MacKenzie Green
Helen Hua
Haely Jardas
Giovanna Jean-Baptiste
Rachall Lawrence
Casey Valerie Linsey
Chelsea Partridge
Joanna Preston
Anna Alexandra Rojo
Allyn Rose...
2012_DC_Pageant_9Post_120617912012 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (9 of 9) -- Post-awards
2012_DC_Miss_DC_SendM_1212182352012 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (1 of 2) -- Allyn Rose to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Mingling
Help send Allyn off to Miss America
Come show your support for Allyn at Miss America, get a sneak peek of her competition wardrobe, and recognize the Miss District of Columbia class of 2012!
These were the pictures of the mingling before and after the presentation
2012_DC_Miss_DC_SendP_1212181452012 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off (2 of 2) -- Allyn Rose to Miss America Pageant @ Institute of World Politics -- Presentation
Help send Allyn off to Miss America
Come show your support for Allyn at Miss America, get a sneak peek of her competition wardrobe, and recognize the Miss District of Columbia class of 2012!
The celebration will be Tuesday, December 18 from 6-8pm at the Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street...
2012_DC_CalTort4California Tortilla -- Gallery Place
Bob and Lisa from the Gallery Place store. And then the new owners.
2012_DC_Hays_12020796Capitol Hill History Project -- Cindy Hays (Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery)
Overbeck Lecture: The Past and Future of Congressional Cemetery
On Tuesday, February 7, Cindy Hays will deliver an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on Congressional Cemetery, its significance to the Capitol Hill community, and its impressive, ongoing restoration by concerned neighbors and friends....
2012_DC_Morley_12091857Capitol Hill History Project -- Jefferson Morley ("Snow-Storm in August")
The Overbeck History Lecture Series kicks off its new season on September 18th with a gripping account of Washington's first race riot and the criminal trials that followed, prosecuted by the city's politically ambitious district attorney, Francis Scott Key.
Salon Washington correspondent Jefferson...
2012_DC_Boasberg_121120109Capitol Hill History Project -- Tersh Boasberg (experiences as head of DHPRB)
Longtime champion of DC historic preservation Tersh Boasberg will deliver our next Overbeck History Lecture on the evening of Tuesday, November 20, reflecting on his experience as chairman of the District's Historic Preservation Review Board, the DC Zoning Commission, and other leadership roles. A noted...
2012_DC_Cato_Clash_12051128Cato Institute -- "Clash of Economic Ideas" (w/Lawrence White, Sylvia Nasar, and James Knight)
The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Featuring the author Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by Sylvia Nasar, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism, Columbia University, Author, A Beautiful Mind and Grand...
2012_DC_Le_Droit_Tour_1209309Cultural Tourism DC -- Worthy Ambition: LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail Preview tour
Explore the unique architecture and historical figures of LeDroit Park durning this specail preview of Cultural Tourism DC’s LeDriot Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail, which is currently in development. The neighborhood was developed in 1873 as an exclusive white suburban enclave just beyond the...
2012_DC_AU4DC -- American University
Folks prepping for their graduation.
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012A117DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012A Winter Exhibition
Pictures from the 2012 Winter exhibition. On view at the American University Museum January 28-March 18, 2012:
* Raoul Middleman: City Limits
* Anil Revri: Faith and Liberation through Abstraction
* Gabarron's Roots
* Regarding Our Faculties: Zoë Charlton, Tim Doud, Deborah Kahn, and Luis...
2012_DC_Raoul_12021161DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012A Winter Gallery Talk: Raoul Middleman
Gallery Talk with Raoul Middleman
2012_DC_KatzenO_12012850DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012A Winter Opening Reception
Several artists were there for this event: Anil Revri, Raoul Middleman, and Tim Doud.
2012_DC_Katzen_Panel_12012845DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012A Winter Panel: Anil Revri
Anil Revri’s paintings function as aids to meditation, while at the same time the process of their creation is itself an act of meditation. They are beautiful, their craft is breathtaking, but their success depends on whether they further us, and the artist, along in the process of our own...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012B130DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012B Spring Exhibition
Pictures from the 2012 Spring Exhibition including:
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* In the Studio: A Capstone Exhibition
* Nine Degrees
* Lou Stovall: Vertical Views
* Floating World: 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
* Tomokazu Matsuyama: Thousand Regards

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2012_DC_KatzenX_2012C68DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012C Summer Exhibition
Pictures from the 2012 Summer Exhibition including:
* Mexico: Expected/Unexpected
* Patrick Graham: Thirty Years—The Silence Becomes the Painting
* The Constant Artist

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected
June 9 through August 12, 2012
This exhibition of selected works from the Isabel and Agustín...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012D36DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center -- 2012D Late Fall Exhibition
Pictures from the 2012 Late Fall exhibition:
* Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
* Platforms: Washington Sculpture Group

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
September 15 through December 16
Widely regarded as one of America’s last classic modern painters, Jules Olitski...
2012_DC_AFRH77DC -- Armed Forces Retirement Home (Old Soldiers Home)
Including some of the masonry damage from the earthquake.
2012_DC_OAS_Constellations51DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Constellations"
CONSTELLATIONS -- Constructivism, Internationalism, and the Inter-American Avant-Garde
An exhibit of the permanent collection. Curated by Abigail McEwen.
June 21 - September 23, 2012

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas, Constellations surveys the dynamic,...
2012_DC_OAS_NY22DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "New York: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York"
ÑEW YORK: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York
Curated by Paco Cano, Eva Mendoza Chandas and Jodie Dinapoli
February 16 - May 20, 2012

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Ñew York, featuring works by young, outstanding Latin American and Spanish artists residing in New York City commemorates a long lost...
2012_DC_SIAAI22DC -- Arts and Industries Bldg
2012_DC_Portal34DC -- Bishop's House -- Christmas Lights
2012_DC_CalTort_Party_12041761DC -- California Tortilla -- Brand Update Party
Join us to celebrate our Fresh New Look!
Come celebrate California Tortilla's brand update! Bring a guest and enjoy fresh food, signature cocktails and more!
2012_DC_Canal_Park7DC -- Canal Park
2012_DC_Candlelight_120513109DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2012) -- Pre-ceremony events
I didn't stick around for the ceremony. It's gotten so big that there's really no way to get close enough to see the stage anymore.
2012_DC_CapHill25DC -- Capitol Hill area
2012_DC_CIS14DC -- Carnegie Institute for Science
2012_DC_Cato3DC -- Cato Institute Building
2012_DC_Cherry72DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2012)
2012_DC_Chinatown2DC -- Chinatown area
2012_DC_CNewYr_120129119DC -- Chinese New Year Parade
2012_DC_CBMSO166DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
You are invited to a special preview of the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on April 12th. The April 12th event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Clara Barton and will recognize the official partnership between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the General...
2012_DC_Cleveland_Pk6DC -- Cleveland Park area
2012_DC_Columbia_Heights1DC -- Columbia Heights area
2012_DC_Costco16DC -- Costco @ New York Ave
The new Costco opens on New York Avenue.
2012_DC_DOC21DC -- Dept of Commerce building
The Ron Brown memorial in detail. Also the holiday display in the Commerce lobby.
2012_DC_Cloud_1209209DC -- DGI -- Government Cloud Computing and Data Center Conference & Expo
Cloud-based services are now included in federal technology plans, and cloud-adoption within the government is moving forward.  Also moving forward is The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative which calls for reducing the number of data centers by 39% by 2015.  Government agencies are required to...
2012_DC_WWI9DC -- District of Columbia World War I Memorial
2012_DC_SIPG_Bldg28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2012_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2012_DC_SIPG_Portrait135DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Sculpture61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Including The Museum sculpture.
2012_DC_SIPG_Will_Of16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013
Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the important...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- 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 ...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Volck34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord (Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck)
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 through January 21, 2013
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck is the second in our series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Having emigrated to the United States in 1848 after Germany’s failed revolution,...
2012_DC_SIPG_Armstrong1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
A portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) by Louis Glanszman is on view. Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, and said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
2012_DC_SIPG_Low7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW_Union21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 - May 8, 2016
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals is a part of the Portrait Gallery's series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Although Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the...
2012_DC_SIPG_Waters2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Alice Waters
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012
A photographic portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement, is on view. The portrait was commissioned by the museum from Dave Woody, winner of the...
2012_DC_SIPG_Recent15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2012)
Recent Acquisitions
November 9, 2012 – October 27, 2013
On view are works recently aquired by the museum, including paintings of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Adolph Ochs; a bronze of Ethel Waters; photographs of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mary Pickford, and Muhammad Ali; and prints of George Washington...
2012_DC_SIPG_Black_List11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Black List
While photography was allowed in this special exhibit, I couldn't photograph most of the pieces because the reflective glass kept picking up everything around me instead of the piece itself.
2012_DC_SIPG_Pollock23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock, Memories Arrested in Space
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
January 28, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is an American icon. Creator of rhythmic and energetic...
2012_DC_SIPG_Abstract18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Abstract Drawings
Abstract DrawingsJune 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich...
2012_DC_SIPG_Video_Games141DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Video games use images, actions, and player participation to tell stories and engage their audiences. In the same way as film, animation, and performance, they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art. In this...
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk_Throne31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art -- Restoring the Throne of the Third Heaven exhibit
2012_DC_SIPG_Luce23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Modern11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2012_DC_Holiday_Market49DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
Including several performances -- the German School's Washington Children’s Choir (Kinderchor) and Lilt (Irish Traditional).
2012_DC_Dupont18DC -- Dupont Circle neighborhood (but not Circle)
2012_DC_EPPV20DC -- East Potomac Park -- Views of the Potomac River
2012_DC_GS10059DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Exhibit: Girl Scout 100
2012_DC_Bonham82DC -- Edison Place Gallery -- Exhibit: Joe Bonham Project
The Joe Bonham Project
November 11-30, 2012
The Joe Bonham Project is a cooperative venture of the Society of Illustrators and the International Society of War Artists. The exhibition features fifteen artists, ranging from seasoned combat artists and well known illustrators for major publications to...
2012_DC_Ellipse2DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2012_DC_Emancipation_LC_120415194DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) -- Celebration @ Lincoln Cottage
DC Emancipation Day Celebration - April 15, 2012
This year marks 150 years of emancipation in the District. The enslaved people in Washington, DC were freed nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation, telegraphing the eventual end of slavery to the rest of...
2012_DC_Emancipation_LT_12041498DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) 150th Anniversary Great Debate @ Lincoln Theatre
On April 14, Centric, in partnership with the Office of Cable Television, celebrates the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. Nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln freed the enslaved workers and laborers...
2012_DC_Emb_Austria25DC -- Embassy of Austria
2012_DC_Emb_Bahrain2DC -- Embassy of Bahrain
2012_DC_Emb_Bangladesh24DC -- Embassy of Bangladesh
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
2012_DC_Emb_Benin31DC -- Embassy of Benin
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Explore the sophistication of Benin through visual exhibition, dance, and live music. The complimentary local food and drink tasting will give you a taste of this country.
Performers included Angelique Kidjo, vocalist.
2012_DC_Emb_Bolivia2DC -- Embassy of Bolivia
2012_DC_Emb_Botswana24DC -- Embassy of Botswana
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Present during the event was Her Excellency Tebelelo Seretse Ambassador of Botswana to the United States.
2012_DC_Emb_Brunei42DC -- Embassy of Brunei
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Present during the event was His Excellency Ambassador Dato Paduka Haji Yusoff bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Ambassador of Brunei to the United States, and his wife.
2012_DC_Emb_Canada6DC -- Embassy of Canada
2012_DC_EC_Inuit_Today8DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Exhibit: Inuit Today
Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today
October 22, 2012 – March 15, 2013
The Embassy of Canada and TD Bank Group are pleased to present a new Embassy gallery exhibit, Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today, Contemporary Art from TD Bank Group's Inuit Collection.
TD Bank Group assembled an Inuit art collection in 1967, to mark...
2012_DC_Emb_China2DC -- Embassy of China
2012_DC_Emb_Croatia15DC -- Embassy of Croatia
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
“Hrvatsko veselje” (“Croatian Merriment”) ​In cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Embassy will present the heritage, music, dance, cuisine, and beauties of Croatia, home to seven World Heritage sites, as well as the Dalmatian dog. Croatia is also...
2012_DC_Emb_Denmark10DC -- Embassy of Denmark
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
“Denmark: Taking global challenges seriously”. Visit our Embassy to learn about Denmark’s role in the global community. Learn about the Danish bicycle culture and our green energy ambitions; build virtually anything in LEGO, Denmark’s most famous toy; and take a guided...
2012_DC_Emb_Egypt29DC -- Embassy of Egypt
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
2012_DC_Emb_Estonia16DC -- Embassy of Estonia
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Visit the Embassy of Estonia and learn more about the “E-country“. Enjoy Estonian folk dance and song festival photo exhibition.
2012_DC_Emb_Ethiopia38DC -- Embassy of Ethiopia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Discover the hidden treasures of Ethiopia: home of eight amazing World Heritage sites, the cradle of ancient civilization and the origin of humankind. The embassy will showcase the country's diverse cultures, delicious cuisine, music and a photo...
2012_DC_Emb_Ghana21DC -- Embassy of Ghana
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Doing a book-signing was Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI aka King Peggy.
Peggielene Bartels was born in Ghana in 1953 and moved to Washington, D.C., in her early twenties to work at Ghana's embassy. In an interesting twist of fate, she was chosen to be King...
2012_DC_Emb_Britain54DC -- Embassy of Great Britain
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
This is GREAT 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 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics. Highlights also...
2012_DC_Emb_Greece3DC -- Embassy of Greece
2012_DC_Emb_Kenya2DC -- Embassy of Kenya
2012_DC_Emb_Latvia20DC -- Embassy of Latvia
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Take a unique opportunity and visit the traveling Exhibit of leading contemporary Latvian painters, including Ieva Iltnere, Miervaldis Polis, Kaspars Brambergs, Harijs Brants and others. Enjoy Latvian folk costumes, Latvian music, and films on the country and culture....
2012_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art14DC -- Embassy of Latvia (Contemporary Latvian Painters Exhibition)
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Take a unique opportunity and visit the traveling Exhibit of leading contemporary Latvian painters, including Ieva Iltnere, Miervaldis Polis, Kaspars Brambergs, Harijs Brants and others. Enjoy Latvian folk costumes, Latvian music, and films on the country and culture....
2012_DC_Emb_Lithuania14DC -- Embassy of Lithuania
2012_DC_Emb_MexicoCI99DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution
2012_DC_IACDC_Suitcase5DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- "Mexican Suitcase" film
As part of the Iberoamerican Film Showcase that will take place from January 19th to February 23rd, 2012 at multiple Embassies and Cultural Centers, the Mexican Cultural Institute is pleased to screen:

THE MEXICAN SUITCASE: La Maleta Mexicana @ 4:00 pm

The story of three lost boxes, found in a...
2012_DC_Emb_MexicoCIX15DC -- Embassy of Mexico & FotoWeek DC -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Photo exhibits
"This exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between the two artists, one from Mexico and one an annual visitor to Mexico which with a single photograph sent by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio as a digital file to Muriel Hasbun, who replied by sending back one of her own. This exchange went on for...
2012_DC_Emb_Mozambique28DC -- Embassy of Mozambique
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Present during the event was Her Excellency Amélia Matos Sumbana Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States.
2012_DC_Emb_Nigeria31DC -- Embassy of Nigeria
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
2012_DC_Emb_Pakistan15DC -- Embassy of Pakistan
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Experience the numerous diverse cultures and ethnic groups that the society and culture of Pakistan comprises. The comprehensive programs include performing arts showcase, food and drinks as well as vendors on the site.
2012_DC_Emb_Romania38DC -- Embassy of Romania
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Come and visit the Beaux-Arts style embassy built at the beginning of the 20th century and explore Romania through a video tour of both its unspoiled natural treasures and its vibrant cities. Leaflets on Romania’s tourism, traditions, and culture, as well as other...
2012_DC_Emb_Serbia17DC -- Embassy of Serbia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
2012_DC_Emb_Singapore3DC -- Embassy of Singapore
2012_DC_Emb_SAfrica34DC -- Embassy of South Africa
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
The embassy building itself was being redone and the staff has temporarily been moved into the Intelsat building.
2012_DC_Emb_Sri_Lanka11DC -- Embassy of Sri Lanka
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2012.
Present during the event was His Excellency Jaliya Wickramasuriya Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States.
2012_DC_Emb_SwedenV10DC -- Embassy of Sweden -- View from rooftop terrace
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Come and visit us for a day of family fun in our Georgetown waterfront location. Sample Swedish treats and enjoy our rooftop lounge as you get a taste of life and trends in Sweden and the European Union.
2012_DC_Emb_Sweden34DC -- Embassy of Sweden (House of Sweden)
Part of the EU Open House 2012.
Come and visit us for a day of family fun in our Georgetown waterfront location. Sample Swedish treats and enjoy our rooftop lounge as you get a taste of life and trends in Sweden and the European Union.
Entertainment was provided by Nordic Fiddle Magic.
2012_DC_Emb_UAE5DC -- Embassy of United Arab Emirates
2012_DC_Emb_Zimbabwe3DC -- Embassy of Zimbabwe
2012_DC_SIHG3DC -- Enid A. Haupt Garden
2012_DC_Equitable15DC -- Equitable Bank Bldg (915 F St NW)
2012_DC_Farragut3DC -- Farragut Square
2012_DC_GovDelivery_12101652DC -- FCG & GovDelivery -- Digital Government: The Transformative Power of Communications
Digital Government: The Transformative Power of Communications:
In May, the White House officially released a new strategy for the Federal government, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.
The document concludes with a list of 29 "Action...
2012_DC_Big_Data_12062136DC -- FCW briefing on Big Data and Government Enterprise
Join Federal Computer Week for this exciting, intensive program to thoroughly understand the emerging challenges, trends, directions, architectures, and solutions for big data and proven analytical strategies. Learn more about how your agency can and will benefit from using highly scalable, real-time...
2012_DC_Telework_12060537DC -- FCW presents Telework Management Strategies
Telework Management Strategies: Mandates, Culture, and Getting the Job Done:
Join your agency executives and colleagues next Tuesday, June 5 to hear how to evaluate and understand your current computing infastructure for telework sustainability, and set realistic internal goals for telework adoption...
2012_DC_Press_12010629DC -- Federal Courthouse -- Harry Thomas Jr. announces plea
Harry Thomas, Jr., DC city council member, had just admitted guilt in a scam that had fleeced the DC government of more than $350,000 intended to help city children. After months of denying everything, he finally caved in, agreeing to resign from office, pay restitution of $353,500 to the DC...
2012_DC_FONZ_AM_12110578DC -- FONZ Annual Meeting (2012)
2012_DC_FONZ_American_12083058DC -- FONZ Event -- American Trail exhibit reception
2012_DC_Zoofari_12051751DC -- FONZ Zoofari (2012)
ZooFari, the area’s premier food tasting event, features more than 100 of the area’s top restaurants all in the unique setting of the National Zoo. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation, research, and education programs.
2012_DC_ZoofariC_120517120DC -- FONZ Zoofari (2012) -- Cake competition
CAPITAL ONE BANK’S SWEET EATS CHALLENGE:
“Top Chef” finalists Spike Mendelsohn and Mike Isabella and other prestigious judges will host as teams of pastry artists create zoo-themed cakes.
2012_DC_Fords_CEL142DC -- Ford's Theatre -- Center for Education and Leadership
2012_DC_Fords_Tuskegee38DC -- Ford's Theatre -- Center for Education and Leadership -- The Test: Tuskegee Airmen
The Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project
August 29–October 21, 2012
Special Exhibition in the Center for Education and Leadership

The Test details the training of the first African-American aviators in U.S. Military history and follows their ground-breaking training, deployment and service in World...
2012_DC_Fords_Museum239DC -- Ford's Theatre Museum
I'd photographed the exhibit in 2009 when it reopened but, back then, my approach was to type up the text of the signs and then delete the pictures of the signs. Since then, I've changed my way of processing this.
2012_DC_Fords42DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS
The wreath outside was for the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln being shot here.
2012_DC_Fords_Bricks17DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS -- Sidewalk bricks
Donor bricks outside of Ford's Theatre.
2012_DC_FOSE30DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)
2012_DC_Jaczko_1204047DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko
Nuclear Security in the New Threat Environment
Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko,
Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Dr. Jaczko will discuss the NRC’s approach to physical security for the nuclear reactors, fuel cycle facilities, and nuclear materials it regulates; and new initiatives in...
2012_DC_Olson_12040429DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Eric Olson
Using Technology to Empower the New Fighter Warrior: Lessons from the “Bull Frog” Seal Commander
Eric Olson, Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Retired Four-star Navy SEAL Admiral
Please Note: This session is closed to the media.
It goes with out saying that the most respected...
2012_DC_Mitchell_12040424DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- George Mitchell
Turmoil in the Middle East: What Changes in Technology Mean to Global Security & Peace
George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace under the Obama Administration, former Senate Majority Leader
Senator George Mitchell is a renowned peace negotiator and was instrumental in...
2012_DC_VanRoekel_12040348DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Steven VanRoekel
Building a 21st Century Digital Government
Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will discuss the Administration’s strategy for innovating with less; the future landscape of federal IT; as well as his vision...
2012_DC_Koulopoulos_12040328DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Tom Koulopoulos
FutureTech: IT's Impact on Your Enterprise and Your Life
Tom Koulopoulos, Expert on Innovation, Globalization, and Information Technology, Author of The Innovation Zone
Tom Koulopoulos looks at the future of technology in the coming decades and examines the impact on business and social interaction....
2012_DC_FDR2DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
During cherry blossoms.
2012_DC_Douglass59DC -- Frederick Douglass NHS
2012_DC_Gallup_Bldg8DC -- Gallup Building (incl Masonic Temple on F)
2012_DC_GAR26DC -- GAR Memorial
2012_DC_Hancock_Mem5DC -- General Winfield Scott Hancock (Ellicott) Memorial
2012_DC_Mason7DC -- George Mason Memorial
2012_DC_Meade1DC -- George Meade Memorial
2012_DC_GAHM_Christmas_12120998DC -- German-American Heritage Museum -- Event: Christmas celebration
"Oh Thou Joyful Day"
The German-American Heritage Museum invites you to an open house to experience some of the traditional elements of authentic German Christmas at Hockemeyer Hall.
Enjoy traditional German Christmas carols performed by the Washington Saengerbund.
Get a taste of German Christmas...
2012_DC_GAHM_ACW113DC -- German-American Heritage Museum -- Exhibit: American Civil War w/Thomas Nast and Adalbert Volck
The American Civil War Seen Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists: Thomas Nast and Adalbert Volck
Jun 14, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012 | Washington, DC

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA presents a new exhibit that compares the illustrations of two German-American caricaturists:...
2012_DC_GAHM_Costumes28DC -- German-American Heritage Museum -- Exhibit: Germany and its Costumes
From the Mountains to the Sea - Germany and its Costumes - Dirndl & Lederhosen:
Many German-American festivals are opportunities to see Dirndl and Lederhosen fashions in all varieties. But it is the dance groups who can verge at the annual Steuben Parade or at many local and regional "Oktoberfests"...
2012_DC_AAEC_CDM_12091479DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Cartoon Death Match
Cartoon Death Match: A Field of Memes:
A wild must-see cartoon smackdown, complete with secret celebrity judges. 4 Cartoonists, 3 Judges, 2 Rounds, 1 Epic finale!
Contestants: Mike Peters, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, Mark Fiore
Emcee: Todd Zuniga of Literate Death Match Fame
Celebrity Judges:...
2012_DC_AAEC_Misc_120914107DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Miscellaneous
Artists shown here: Steve Artley, Joe Sutliff, Mike Rhode, Al Goodwyn, Ayman Alghamdi (from Saudi Arabia), Khalid Gueddar (from Morocco), Frank Sesno, Nick Anderson, David Horsey (Los Angeles Times), Bob Krieger (The Province), Ben Sargent, Guy Badeaux (Le Droit, Ottawa, Canada), Carolyn Belefski, Frank...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel1_120914104DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 1: Welcome and Great American Political Cartoon
Welcome remarks from AAEC President John Cole and GWU’s Frank Sesno. Followed by
The Great American Political Cartoon: When Cartoonists Ruled the Day!
Speakers: Sandy Northrop and Stephen Hess, authors of “American Political Cartoons, 1754-2010”

#!&%!! "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel2_12091437DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 2: Into the Matrix: Man vs. Machine
Into the Matrix: Man vs. Machine:
Steve Brodner (Brodnersbicycle.com) draws by hand, Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle draws by Cintiq.

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read. But, damn it,...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel3_12091428DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 3: Cartooning Outside the Box: The Political Cartoon Evolves
Cartooning Outside the Box: The Political Cartoon Evolves:
Panelists: Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle; Steve Brodner; Mark Fiore, Daily Kos; and Ann Telnaes, The Washington Post

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel4_12091412DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 4: Comics Journalism: Cartoonists Are on the Story
Comics Journalism: Cartoonists Are on the Story:
Panelists: Mat Bors, Universal Press Syndicate and Susie Cagle, Cartoon Movement

#!&%!! "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read. But, damn it, they can see...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel5_12091423DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 5: Man vs. Machine, Round 2
Man vs. Machine, Round 2:
Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press vs. Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch.

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read. But, damn it, they can see the pictures!"  In that case...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel6_12091419DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 6: Campaign 2012, The View from Left Field
Campaign 2012, The View from Left Field:
Panelists: Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press; Jen Sorensen, Daily Kos; and Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read....
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel7_12091464DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 7: Blown Covers, New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See
Blown Covers, New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See:
Speaker: Francoise Mouly, Art Editor, The New Yorker, Editorial Director, TOON Books

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read. But, damn...
2012_DC_AAEC_Panel8_12091496DC -- GWU -- AAEC -- #!&% Cartoons! -- Panel 8: Campaign 2012, The View from Right Field
Campaign 2012, The View from Right Field:
Panelists: Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch; Chip Bok, bokbluster.com; and Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune

#!&%!!  "Stop them damn pictures!!” raged the infuriated politician, “I don't care what the paper writes about me. My constituents can't read. But,...
2012_DC_SMPA38DC -- GWU -- School of Media & Public Affairs
2012_DC_Hill_Center15DC -- Hill Center
2012_DC_Hillyer7DC -- Hillyer Art Space
2012_DC_SIHIR_Weiwei75DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Al Weiwei: According to What
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
October 7, 2012 to February 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. Beijing, 1957) is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. He is best known for projects such as his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the design of the 2008 Beijing...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Belief9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2012_DC_SIHIR_Dark_Matters20DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
February 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Dark Matters, a rotating exhibiton, brings together works from the Hirshhorn’s collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. It evokes notions of mortality,...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Suprasensorial23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
February 23, 2012 – August 12, 2012
The focus of this exhibition is to explain the international light-and-space art movement of the mid- and late 20th century. The exhibition consists of large-scale installations by five artists from South...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Circle50DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: (Outside) Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads sculpture by Al Weiwei
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
April 19, 2012 – March 17, 2013
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental outdoor installation showcases twelve 10-foot-tall bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Placed around the perimeter of the fountain in the museum’s central...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Aitken45DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: (Outside) Doug Aitken: Song 1
Doug Aitken: SONG 1
March 22, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Sunset to Midnight
For nearly eight weeks this spring, internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (American, b. Redondo Beach, California, 1968; lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) will illuminate the entire facade of the Hirshhorn’s iconic...
2012_DC_Howard_Theatre9DC -- Howard Theatre (and Duke Ellington "Encore" Statue)
2012_DC_Howard17DC -- Howard University area
2012_DC_IDBCC_Culture21DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "Art in Society: The Power of Culture"
Art in Society: The Power of Culture:
IDB displays works of grand masters of painting. Works by Mexico’s Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol of the United States, and Edgar Negret of Colombia are part of an art exhibit organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of...
2012_DC_IDBCC_Uruguay26DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- "Contemporary Uruguayan Artists"
IDB Cultural Center presents exhibit “Contemporary Uruguayan Artists”
Showing of works by 13 artists coincides with upcoming IDB annual meeting in Montevideo

The exhibit Contemporary Uruguayan Artists will open March 5 in the Cultural Center Gallery of the Inter-American Development Bank, in...
2012_DC_ISS_120912161DC -- Illinois State Society -- Illinois Statehood Day @ Lithuanian Embassy
The Illinois State Society Cordially Invites You To Attend A Reception At The Embassy Of The Republic Of Lithuania

Program:
* Minister Plenipotentiary Rolandas Kacinskas (welcoming remarks)
* Deanna Howes (singing in Lithuanian, Lietuva, Tevyne music)
* Rod Ross (speaking on "Illinois and...
2012_DC_IWP33DC -- Institute of World Politics building
2012_DC_IBEW11DC -- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers HQ (900 7th St NW)
2012_DC_SIIG21DC -- International Gallery
I thought the Christmas display in the corridor was pretty!
2012_DC_SIIG_VSA12DC -- International Gallery (VSA 11th: "Sustaining/Creating")
Sustaining/Creating: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 11, 2012 - January 13, 2013

This exhibition features the work of 15 emerging artists with disabilities, who present work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and...
2012_DC_SIIG_Math_Alive21DC -- International Gallery ("Math Alive")
MathAlive:
March 10, 2012 - June 3, 2012 (new opening date)
Through 40 interactives, this exhibition brings to life the real math behind some of the activities children like. Visitors young and old can ride snowboards in 4-D, design and play their own video games, capture their images in 360 degrees,...
2012_DC_SIIG_Jobs24DC -- International Gallery ("Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs")
The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World
May 11, 2012 - July 8, 2012 (new closing date)
Learn about the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,and how his patents and trademarks reveal the importance...
2012_DC_IUOE7DC -- International Union of Operating Engineers (1125 17th St NW)
2012_DC_Garfield_Mem18DC -- James A. Garfield Monument
2012_DC_Kennedy_Center7DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Including preparing for the new "War Horse" opera.
2012_DC_Honors_121202126DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2012)
Folks photographed here: Mary Hart, Lynda Carter, Cal Ripken Jr., Julie Chen, Les Moonves, Carol Schwartz, Vernon Jordan, Tina Fey, Nancy Pelosi, David Gregory, Leon Panetta, Natalia Makaorva, Dustin Hoffman, Ray Romano, David Letterman, David Rubenstein, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Page, Jack Black, Tracy...
2012_DC_DeGeneres_12102241DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2012 -- Ellen DeGeneres)
The 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
A lineup of top entertainers including Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Harvey, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, John Leguizamo, Jane Lynch, Jason Mraz, Lily Tomlin, Loudon Wainwright III and others will salute Ellen DeGeneres at the 15th Annual...
2012_DC_Lafayette_Square27DC -- Lafayette Square (by White House) area
Including taking down the inaugural stuff.
2012_DC_Le_Droit122DC -- Le Droit neighborhood
2012_DC_LOC_Earth22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
September 22, 2012–March 23, 2013
Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the EnvironmentEnvironmental issues affect everyone on planet Earth—the quality of the water and food we consume, the air we breathe, and the parks we...
2012_DC_LOC_Herblock20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2012)
Herblock Looks at 1962: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
2012_DC_LOC_Ext20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2012_DC_LOC_MRR34DC -- Library of Congress -- Main Reading Room (room itself)
Wide-angle lens time.
2012_DC_LOC_GH39DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2012_DC_LOCVw2DC -- Library of Congress -- Views from...
2012_DC_LCFD_Animals_12092915DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Animals
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Bucktails_120929104DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Bucktails
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Tour_12092926DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Cottage Tour
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Misc_120929119DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Miscellaneous
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Photos_12092966DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Period Photographer
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Gals_12092933DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- The Gals
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_LCFD_Revels_12092939DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Family Day 2012 -- Washington Revels' Jubilee Voices
Family Day 2012 :
Join President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns'...
2012_DC_AFRH_MDC_12052869DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Memorial Day Ceremony
2012_DC_Lincoln_CottageVC16DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center
2012_DC_Lincoln_Cottage51DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)
2012_DC_Const_Gardens2DC -- Mall -- Constitution Gardens (incl Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
2012_DC_WCCanal3DC -- Mall -- Washington City Canal House
2012_DC_MLK_Mem36DC -- Martin Luther King Jr. Natl Memorial
Including the first cherry blossoms around the memorial.
2012_DC_SIMLRG18DC -- Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
2012_DC_Meritalk_12050253DC -- Meritalk Spring 2012 Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting
The Federal government is tackling a unique challenge – reduce costs, while supporting a mobile movement and a growing distributed workforce. Join us on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for the 11th semi-annual Town Hall Meeting to discuss solutions and best practices for addressing the telework/mobility...
2012_DC_MGC25DC -- Mobile Government Conference
Keynote talks by:
* Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
* Peter Doolan, Group Vice President & Chief Technologist, Oracle Public Software, Oracle USA
2012_DC_Mt_Vernon27DC -- Mt Vernon Triangle area
2012_DC_NBW5DC -- National Bank of Washington (301 7th St NW)
2012_DC_NGMM118DC -- National Guard Memorial Museum
2012_DC_Natl_Pres_Ctr77DC -- National Presbyterian Church and Center
2012_DC_SIAIR_Marines97DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Fly Marines!
Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012
January 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Artworks and artifacts are on view to tell the story of the United States Marine Corps aviation over the past 100 years. Artworks include oils, watercolors, drawings, and poster art from such artists as...
2012_DC_SIAIR_Milestones19DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2012_DC_SIAIR_America141DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2012_DC_SIAIR_West_Gallery1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104: West Gallery
2012_DC_SIAIR_Welcome4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
2012_DC_SIAIR_How_Fly2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 109: How Things Fly
2012_DC_SIAIR_Looking4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 110: Looking at Earth
2012_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2012_DC_SIAIR_SeaAir10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: Sea-Air Operations
2012_DC_SIAIR_WWII16DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2012_DC_SIAIR_WWI5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2012_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers17DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2012_DC_SIAIR_Wright3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2012_DC_Archives_BF118DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” opens February 10, 2012
Founding father, scientist, diplomat, humorist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, rebellious teen—Benjamin Franklin is one of the most remarkable and influential Americans. Learn more about the many sides of Benjamin Franklin and...
2012_DC_Eman_Proc6DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: Emancipation Proclamation
150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
The National Archives will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with a special display of the original document in the East Rotunda Gallery. The commemoration will include extended viewing hours,...
2012_DC_Brink129DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: To the Brink
About “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis”:
Secretly recorded White House tapes form the centerpiece of this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Visitors listen in as the President and his advisers work furiously to avert a nuclear war. Original documents,...
2012_DC_Archives1DC -- Natl Archives -- Exterior
2012_DC_Archives_Store2DC -- Natl Archives -- The Archives Store reopens
They had been reworking the entry way area for awhile. The Archives Store finally reopened this year.
2012_DC_Building_LEGO35DC -- Natl Building Museum -- Exhibit: LEGO Towering Ambition
Including packing it up to remove it.
2012_DC_JStreet_120414112DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Japanese Street Festival (2012)
Sakura Matsuri -- Japanese Street Festival
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.
2012_DC_CB_Parade_120414390DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Parade
The 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® is Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am to 12:30pm, rain or shine. One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW, and is televised live on ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel8. The Parade...
2012_DC_NGAAH16DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
2012_DC_NGA_Bldg23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
Including workers on the dome.
2012_DC_NGAEW_Bldg4DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2012_DC_NGAEW_Concourse10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2012_DC_NGAEW_Galleries14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2012_DC_NGA_Furniture39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Masterpieces of American Furniture
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830
Opens October 7, 2012, on permanent view
The unveiling of the Kaufman Collection at the National Gallery of Art on the ground floor of the West Building is a landmark moment for the nation's capital, which until this time has...
2012_DC_NGA_French11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- French galleries reopen
2012_DC_NGA_Fleeting14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Fleeting Structures of Early Modern Europe
From the Library: The Fleeting Structures of Early Modern Europe
February 4–July 29, 2012
For centuries, the world has seen its cities enrobed in festive garb for all manner of honorary events. Today, urban centers find themselves revitalized and beautified to host the Olympic Games or celebrate a...
2012_DC_NGA_Text12DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Text as Inspiration
Text as Inspiration: Artists' Books and Literature
July 30, 2011–January 29, 2012

Artists' books exemplify the creative and inventive abilities of their makers. Working in a visual and tactile format, they transform the book into a total art concept, with poignant, humorous, and clever results....
2012_DC_NGAP294DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
Including the reopening of the French wing.
2012_DC_NGAS18DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2012_DC_NGS_Titanic128DC -- Natl Geographic Society -- Exhibit: Titanic: 100 Year Obsession
National Geographic was the first to unveil images of the wreck discovered by National Geographic explorer Robert Ballard in 1985. Take a new look, from its historic beginnings to the latest research, at the ship that has captured the world’s imagination since it sank on April 15, 1912.
Explore an...
2012_DC_NGS3DC -- Natl Geographic Society -- Explorers Hall
2012_DC_NGS_Garden9DC -- Natl Geographic Society -- Outdoor Sculpture Garden
2012_DC_Jap_Amer10DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument
2012_DC_Mall36DC -- Natl Mall area
Mostly the work being done on the Reflecting Pool between the World War II and Lincoln memorials.
2012_DC_SINMAA15DC -- Natl Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
2012_DC_SIAfri_Tishman18DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2012_DC_SIAH_On_Move21DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: America on the Move
Time for a few pictures with the wide angle lens.
2012_DC_SIAH_Stories127DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: American Stories
Take a journey through time and discover both well-known and less-familiar stories about the American experience in the Museum’s newest signature exhibition: American Stories. In 5,300 square feet, American Stories features an engaging mix of artifacts from the Museum’s vast holdings to tell stories...
2012_DC_SIAH_Changing124DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
December 14, 2012 - September 15, 2013
The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History commemorate two events that changed the course of the nation: The 1863...
2012_DC_SIAH_Conestoga4DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Conestoga Wagon
Conestoga Wagon
September 19, 2012 – Indefinitely
Covered wagons, which enabled settlement to spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, have long held an iconic place in the real and storied past of the American nation. Until the 1850s, Conestoga wagons helped settlers just beyond the mid-Atlantic...
2012_DC_SIAH_Gowns2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: First Ladies
2012_DC_SIAH_Burden5DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Glorious Burden
2012_DC_SIAH_Gunboat1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Gunboat Philadelphia
2012_DC_SIAH_CWDraft2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Landmark Object: Civil War Draft Wheel
2012_DC_SIAH_GWStatue8DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Landmark Object: George Washington Statue, 1841
2012_DC_SIAH_Counter1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Landmark Object: Greensboro Lunch Counter
2012_DC_SIAH_John_Bull1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Landmark Object: John Bull Locomotive
2012_DC_SIAH_Comp64DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: National Mall Design Competition
From http://www.nationalmall.org/news/designing-future-national-mall

Designing the Future of the National Mall
By Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Huffington Post
Today, the Trust for the National Mall will introduce the final design concepts for the National Mall...
2012_DC_SIAH_PopCult24DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture
2012_DC_SIAH_Power5DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Power Machinery
2012_DC_SIAH_Price_Civil1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Price of Freedom -- Civil War
2012_DC_SIAH_Price_Cold2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Price of Freedom -- Cold War (Korea, Vietnam, etc)
2012_DC_SIAH_Price_Ind1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Price of Freedom -- Independence (American Revolution, War of 1812)
2012_DC_SIAH_Price_Misc2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Price of Freedom -- Miscellaneous (Intro, Terror, Medal of Honor)
2012_DC_SIAH_Price_WW28DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Price of Freedom -- World War II
2012_DC_SIAH_SAL1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Science in American Life
Science in American Life
April 27, 1994 – November 27, 2011
This exhibition examines the interaction between science and society from 1876 to the present. Through artifacts, historical photographs, computer interactives, and multimedia technology, the exhibition brings to life many of the scientific...
2012_DC_SIAH_Monticello85DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
January 27, 2012 – October 14, 2012
This exhibition explores slavery and enslaved people in America through the lens of Jefferson’s Monticello plantation. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and called slavery an—abominable...
2012_DC_SIAH_Flag4DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Star Spangled Banner sculpture
2012_DC_SIAH_TJBible16DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Thomas Jefferson's Bible
Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
November 11, 2011 – July 15, 2012
In 1820, Thomas Jefferson assembled a private text using excerpts from the Four Gospels of the New Testament in Greek, Latin, French, and English. His aim was to tell a chronological version of Jesus’ life,...
2012_DC_SIAH_Walls5DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Within These Walls
2012_DC_SIAH_Ext2DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Exterior Shots
2012_DC_SIAH_Int2DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Miscellaneous Interior Shots
2012_DC_SINH_Fossils37DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Fossil Mammals/Dinosaurs
2012_DC_SINH_Gems12DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Geology, Gems, and Minerals
2012_DC_SINH_Natures_Best48DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Nature's Best International Photography Awards (2012)
2012_DC_SINH_Titanoboa11DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
March 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
From deep underground in a Colombian coal mine, in a layer dating to 65 million years ago, scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds,...
2012_DC_SINH_Human_Origins1DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Human Origins
2012_DC_SINH_Mammals53DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Mammals
2012_DC_SINH_Rotunda7DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Rotunda
2012_DC_SINH_Ocean6DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Sant Ocean Hall
2012_DC_AmerInd5DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian
Wide-angle lens time.
2012_DC_NMWA64DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2012_DC_SIPM_Binding43DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Binding the Nation
2012_DC_SIPM_Fire_Ice162DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic
Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic
Open March 22, 2012 to January 6, 2014
The first two lines from Robert Frost’s poem Fire and Ice inspire the exhibition’s title. They are appropriate in view of the natural elements that caused the catastrophes and that so many lives ended because of them.
Some say...
2012_DC_SIPM_Mail_Call4DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Mail Call
2012_DC_SIPM_Systems48DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Systems at Work
2012_DC_WWII25DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2012)
2012_DC_SINZ_Amazonia39DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Amazonia
2012_DC_SINZ_BV29DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- American Trail
2012_DC_SINZ_Art29DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Artwork
2012_DC_SINZ_Bear3DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bears
2012_DC_SINZ_Cat30DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats
Including the new cheetah cubs.
2012_DC_SINZ_Carousel118DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Carousel
2012_DC_SINZ_Const2DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects
2012_DC_SINZ_Elephant12DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House
2012_DC_SINZ_Invert16DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates
2012_DC_SINZ_Farm1DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Kids' Farm
2012_DC_SINZ_Main11DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere
Including the ant-eater.
2012_DC_SINZ_Prairie5DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Prairie Dogs
2012_DC_SINZ_Primate7DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates
2012_DC_SINZ_Panda10DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Red pandas (2012)
More wide-angle lens stuff. I didn't actually see the giant pandas on this visit. But the red panda was cute!
2012_DC_SINZ_Reptile12DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House
2012_DC_NY_Ave25DC -- New York Avenue area (NOMA)
2012_DC_NYASP6DC -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project
2012_DC_Newseum13DC -- Newseum
Including preparing the new names for the commemorative wall. The funny-looking hingy-things are designed to allow the top floor to sway in case of earthquakes.
2012_DC_NewseumV39DC -- Newseum -- Views from terrace
2012_DC_OAS_Lost_Worlds15DC -- OAS General Secretariat Building -- Terrace Level Gallery -- "Lost Worlds"
LOST WORLDS F Street Gallery Opening
December 5, 2011 – February 24, 2012

This exhibition of photographs presents a powerful visual narrative of the cultures, conflicts and conquests that forged the New World. Covering significant ruins in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America,...
2012_DC_OCC90DC -- Old Convention Center (site) / CityCenterDC
2012_DC_Old_PostV14DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower
2012_DC_Party_Animals6DC -- Party Animals
2012_DC_PassportDC7DC -- Passport DC (Around the World) Open House
2012_DC_Penn_Qtr18DC -- Penn Quarter area
2012_DC_Penn5DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area
Including a building that I hadn't seen lit up before.
2012_DC_Petersen_House18DC -- Petersen House (House Where Lincoln Died)
Including time for a few pictures with the wide angle lens.
2012_DC_Jaisohn_Mem2DC -- Philip Jaisohn Memorial
2012_DC_PProse8DC -- Politics & Prose
2012_DC_LP_Egypt_1212089DC -- Protest: Egypt @ Lafayette Park
Including protesters. Interestingly, later that day it was announced that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi annulled most of an extraordinary Nov. 22 decree that gave him near-absolute power and plunged the country into a deeply divisive political crisis that has seemed to worsen by the day.
2012_DC_FP_Occupy_DC39DC -- Protest: Occupy DC @ Freedom Plaza
It was a bitterly cold morning. A week previously, after similar actions at McPherson Square, the U.S. Park Police had started compliance checks at the Occupy DC Freedom Plaza location. They're enforcing prohibitons on overnight camping and "biohazards." (The McPherson Square group is a bit different...
2012_DC_LP_Syria_1201287DC -- Protest: Syria @ Lafayette Park
2012_DC_Murals17DC -- Public Murals
2012_DC_SIRG2DC -- Renwick Gallery
2012_DC_Rock_Creek_Cem84DC -- Rock Creek Cemetery
The last remnants of fall colors.
2012_DC_Scottish10DC -- Scottish Rite Temple
2012_DC_Sewall_Belmont141DC -- Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
Open house day.
2012_DC_Shaw_Lib6DC -- Shaw Library
2012_DC_Shaw11DC -- Shaw neighborhood
2012_DC_Sheridan8DC -- Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood
2012_DC_Sherman35DC -- Sherman Memorial
2012_DC_Folklife19DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012)
This was the Tuahine Troupe from University of Hawaii.
2012_DC_Folklife_AIDS60DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012) -- AIDS quilt
2012_DC_SI_Castle10DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
2012_DC_SI_Castle_CWP39DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- Exhibit: Civil War Photography
Civil War Photography Comes to Life at the Smithsonian Castle
Exhibit Explores the Advancements of Photography for “Civil War 150”

A photo exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront,” opens in the...
2012_DC_SI_Castle_Comp24DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- Exhibit: National Mall Design Competition
From http://www.nationalmall.org/news/designing-future-national-mall

Designing the Future of the National Mall
By Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Huffington Post
Today, the Trust for the National Mall will introduce the final design concepts for the National Mall...
2012_DC_Shuttle_Flyby_12041736DC -- Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-By
Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian
Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet, departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today, and is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport about 11 a.m. EDT. After a two-day layover at the airport,...
2012_DC_StElizW_CWX85DC -- St Elizabeths West -- Construction Watch Tour -- Exterior Shots
Construction Watch Tour: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths:
When completed in early 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths will feature an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for...
2012_DC_StElizW_CWI36DC -- St Elizabeths West -- Construction Watch Tour -- Interior Shots
Construction Watch Tour: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths:
When completed in early 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths will feature an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for...
2012_DC_StElizW_CWG30DC -- St Elizabeths West -- Construction Watch Tour -- NBM Tour Group
Construction Watch Tour: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths:
When completed in early 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths will feature an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for...
2012_DC_StElizW_CWSS88DC -- St Elizabeths West -- Construction Watch Tour -- Presentation slides
Construction Watch Tour: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths:
When completed in early 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths will feature an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for...
2012_DC_StElizW_CWV44DC -- St Elizabeths West -- Construction Watch Tour -- Views from...
Construction Watch Tour: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths:
When completed in early 2013, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths will feature an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for...
2012_DC_Toynbee56DC -- Stickman Robots
Including a design I'd never seen before. Almost all of the previous ones had been either white or orange.
2012_DC_Supreme_Ct1DC -- Supreme Court Building
2012_DC_Shevchenko13DC -- Taras Shevchenko statue
2012_DC_Cairo10DC -- The Cairo
2012_DC_Extra_Mile2DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
I hadn't seen these two before.
2012_DC_Jeff_Mem4DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Chorale group during cherry blossom festival.
2012_DC_Tidal9DC -- Tidal Basin
Flower beds by the Tidal Basin.
2012_DC_Masaryk10DC -- Tomas Masaryk statue
2012_DC_U_Street7DC -- U Street Heritage area
2012_DC_Grant_Mem48DC -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2012_DC_Union_Station23DC -- Union Station
Including repairing earthquake damage.
2012_DC_Union_StationX3DC -- Union Station -- Christmas Display
2012_DC_UHPrayer5DC -- United House of Prayer for All People
2012_DC_Soldiers_Cem21DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
2012_DC_Soldiers_Cem_MDC_12052838DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery -- Memorial Day Tour and Ceremony
2012_DC_UDC20DC -- University of the District of Columbia
2012_DC_USASF_1204131DC -- USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012)
The USA Science & Engineering Festival hosted by Lockheed Martin will set the stage for attendees to meet some of the biggest celebrities in the science world on April 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Whether you’re a fan of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series the...
2012_DC_USASFP_1204113DC -- USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012) -- Presentations
People shown here:
* Sir Robert Swan (Antarctica 2041),
* Olympic speedskaters,
* Bill Nye,
* Homer Hickam (author of "October Sky"),
* Lisa Randall,
* Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah (from "NCIS: Los Angeles"),
* Jeffrey Bennett ("Max Goes to Mars"),
* Waleed Abdalati...
2012_DC_Stargazing_12042853DC -- USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012) & Air and Space Museum -- Planetary Radio
Telescopic Observing: Stargazing Party
Join museum astronomy educators for an evening of activities at the National Air and Space Museum including astronomy-themed programming in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery, including a guest appearance by Bill Nye the Science Guy and a live broadcast of Planetary...
2012_DC_Botanic105DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden
2012_DC_Botanic_Xmas122DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas
2012_DC_CapitolV2DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Views from...
2012_DC_CapitolX10DC -- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (2012)
2012_DC_Capitol_VC18DC -- U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
2012_DC_Capitol38DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
Including several photos of (unknown) groups.
2012_DC_Capitol_I17DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Miscellaneous areas
2012_DC_Capitol_NSH16DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- National Statuary Hall
2012_DC_Capitol_SC16DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Old Supreme Court Chamber
2012_DC_Capitol_R32DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Rotunda
2012_DC_Capitol_Brumidi82DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Senate Brumidi Corridor
2012_DC_Arboretum177DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum
Fall colors at the National Arboretum
2012_DC_Naval_Center7DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center
2012_DC_Naval_USN14DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center -- Exhibit: Year of the US Naval Chiefs
2012_DC_Naval_Memorial90DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial
Wide-angle lens time.
2012_DC_VFW15DC -- Veterans of Foreign Wars building
2012_DC_Waggaman2DC -- Waggaman Auctioneer Bldg (917 F St NW)
2012_DC_Wash_Circle5DC -- Washington Circle (George Washington Equestrian Statue)
2012_DC_WCC31DC -- Washington Convention Center
2012_DC_WCCVw53DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...
2012_DC_Ballpark72DC -- Washington Nationals ballpark -- Game and Stadium
2012_DC_BallparkVw47DC -- Washington Nationals ballpark -- Views from the park
2012_DC_WHVC34DC -- White House Visitor Center
Including the paintings of Peter Waddell. These are better described on http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_exhibits/waddell_white-house-past/
2012_DC_ClintonFB9DC -- William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building
2012_DC_Budget_12021366Dept of Commerce -- All-hands FY2013 Budget meeting
Secretary John Bryson, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Department of Commerce bureau heads invite you to participate in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2013 budget, which will be released that day. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary will deliver remarks,...
2012_DC_Smith_120228101Eisenhower Institute -- Jean Edward Smith ("Eisenhower in War and Peace")
The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College cordially invites you to an Author Series Event featuring Jean Edward Smith and his newest book: Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith, deemed "today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history" by journalist George Will, makes...
2012_DC_Wolves_12031548Env Film Festival @ Austrian Embassy -- "Radioactive Wolves" (w/Klaus Feichtenberger)
RADIOACTIVE WOLVES (Austria, 2011, 50 min.)
After the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people were displaced from the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia. In the absence of humans, a profusion of wild species has...
2012_DC_Fierce_12032596Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Fierce Green Fire" (w/Mark Kitchell, Philip Shabecoff, Barbara Bramble, Lois Gibbs, and Joe Romm)
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: THE BATTLE FOR A LIVING PLANET (USA, 2012, 110 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere “There’s no Hispanic air. There’s no African-American air. There’s air! And if you breathe air – and most people I know do breathe air, then I would consider you an environmentalist,” as one advocate put...
2012_DC_NRUR_12032193Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Natural Resources/Unnatural Results" (w/Stephen Sapienza, Nadja Drost, Amol Mehra, Daniel Baer, and Jon Sawyer)
NATURAL RESOURCES/UNNATURAL RESULTS: ACCESS, EXPLOITATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Films and Panel Discussion to Mark World Water Day
Reception Follows Program
PERU'S GOLD RUSH (Peru, 2011, 9 min.) In the Madre de Dios region of Peru, a virgin rainforest is losing ground to unrestricted wildcat gold...
2012_DC_Shattered_12032538Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Shattered Sky" (w/Sunshine Menezes,Steve Dors, Dan Evans, Larry Schweiger, and Jeff Goodell)
SHATTERED SKY (USA, 2012, 55 min.)
World Premiere Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer “the size of North America.” The culprits were man-made chemicals called CFCs, which were prevalent in billions of dollars worth of refrigeration, air conditioning and other products that...
2012_DC_Switch_12031391Env Film Festival @ Carnegie Inst -- "Switch" (w/Harry Lynch)
SWITCH (USA, 2012, 98 min.)
World Premiere What will it really take to go from the energies that built our world to the energies that will shape our future? Our transportation and housing, food and water, communications, light, heat and cooling – our entire modern life depends on energy. For more than...
2012_DC_Green_Tiger_12031837Env Film Festival @ Hill Center -- "Waking the Green Tiger" (w/Gary Marcuse and Judith Shapiro)
WAKING THE GREEN TIGER: A GREEN MOVEMENT RISES IN CHINA (China / Canada, 2011, 78 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed, and for the first time in China’s history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take...
2012_DC_Dust_Bowl_120325112Env Film Festival @ Natl Archives -- "Dust Bowl" (w/Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey)
Presented with: Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film
THE DUST BOWL (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
Special Sneak Preview with Clips The worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, “the dust bowl,” caused by the heedless actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their...
2012_DC_CA_Forever_12031839Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Amer History -- David Vassar and Sally Kaplan ("California Forever")
CALIFORNIA FOREVER: THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
World Premiere The dramatic history and scenic beauty of California State Parks – the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation – is illuminated in this film. From Yosemite, California’s first state...
2012_DC_Place_Land_12031820Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Amer History -- "A Place In The Land" (w/Grace Guggenheim and David Donath)
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
A PLACE IN THE LAND (USA, 1998, 30 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
George Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurence Rockefeller were three influential figures in the history of conservation. Born generations apart, with very different lives, the...
2012_DC_Watershed_12032457Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Amer History -- "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West" (w/Marc Pachter, Mark Decena, James Redford, Sandra Postel, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Edith Santiago, and Robert Redford)
WATERSHED: EXPLORING A NEW WATER ETHIC FOR THE NEW WEST (USA, 2012, 50 min.)
World Premiere “Whiskey is for drinkin’. Water is for fightin’,” says Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, recalling a well-worn saying heard throughout the Colorado River basin. As the most...
2012_DC_Wild_By_Law_12031813Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Amer History -- "Wild By Law" (w/Bill Meadows)
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT (USA, 1992, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world, this film provides an invaluable...
2012_DC_Wilderness_1203188Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Amer History -- "Wilderness Idea" (w/Jeffrey Stine)
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
THE WILDERNESS IDEA: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINOCHET AND THE FIRST GREAT BATTLE FOR WILDERNESS (USA, 1990, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
Should Hetch Hetchy, a valley within Yosemite National Park, be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir for...
2012_DC_Muir_12032243Env Film Festival @ Reynolds Center -- "John Muir in the New World" (w/Catherine Tatge)
JOHN MUIR IN THE NEW WORLD (USA, 2011, 83 min.)
Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist and farmer John Muir (1838 – 1914) was all these things and more. Nearly a century after his death, this Scottish American is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental...
2012_DC_CB_Fireworks_12040771Fireworks -- Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks (2012)
2012_DC_Fords_BTS_1202209Ford's Theatre -- Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios
Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios:
Join the designers who created the exhibits for the new Center for Education and Leadership and in the Ford’s Theatre Museum. Learn about their process for creating innovative and immersive exhibits. The discussion will include their work on thematic...
2012_DC_Stauffer_12021219Ford's Theatre -- John Stauffer ("Giants")
Author John Stauffer:
In his dual biography Giants, author John Stauffer explores the parallel lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the preeminent self-made men of their time. Stauffer describes their personal and political struggles with a keen understanding of the dilemmas they confronted...
2012_DC_Fords_Wreath_12021220Ford's Theatre -- Lincoln's Birthday Wreath Laying
This was Lincoln's birthday as well as the public opening of the Center for Education and Leadership. There were back-to-back free events scheduled throughout the day. Everything went well as far as I could tell except for it being a bitterly cold day.
Also included are photos of the wreath some...
2012_DC_Fords_Special_12022023Ford's Theatre -- President's Day -- Special Events (Jon Spelman, Tony Horwitz, Chris Matthews, Harold Holzer, and Michael Beschloss)
Several special events:
(1) Paul R. Tetreault, director of Ford's Theatre, in front of the CEL
(2) Jon Spelman, of Tales of the Lincoln:
Explore the myth and legend of Abraham Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman. In this fascinating new look at our 16th president, Spelman recounts tales about...
2012_DC_Necessary_1202158Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Necessary Sacrifices" exhibit
2012_DC_TuskegeeR_12082936Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project" exhibit
Special Members Only night to see
The Test: A Tuskegee Airman Project exhibition
Hosted by Ford's Theatre Society
Come celebrate the new exhibit with other members and learn more about these heroic men.
You will have special after-hours access to the new Center, where you can explore multiple...
2012_DC_VFT_12021214Ford's Theatre -- Virtual Field-Trip Demonstration
Virtual Field-Trip Demonstration:
Using video-conferencing technology, visitors will interact with Ford’s Theatre teaching artists to demonstrate what is possible on a virtual field trip to Ford’s Theatre, available to interested groups with the appropriate technology from anywhere in the world....
2012_DC_FNA_12020931Foundation for the Natl Archives -- Member reception for Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World exhibit
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Pre_12051677GI Film Festival @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Pre-Event Mingling
Mingling before the screenings for International Warrior Night with Pat Sajak.
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Recp_120516130GI Film Festival @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Reception
The reception after the International Warrior Night screenings with Pat Sajak.
Among the speakers were Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States.
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Scr_12051638GI Film Festival @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Screening
International Warrior Night with Pat Sajak -- Films included:

Bridges:
Captain Saul Bridges was an American bomber pilot in World War II. Just before the end of the war his plane is shot down over Berlin and he is saved by two children. After the war, he again crashes in Berlin during a supply drop...
2012_DC_GIFF_Reception_12051599GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- Congressional Reception
2012_DC_GIFF_Presentation_12051573GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- Presentation Honoring the Heroes of the Vietnam War
Presentation of the "GI Spirit Award" to Actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds). Presentation of "GI Hero Awards" to the men and women of the Vietnam War. Guest Speakers: Reps. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).
2012_DC_GIFF_Harms_Way_12051553GI Film Festival @ Capitol -- "Into Harm's Way" screening
2012_DC_Tannenbaum_12120833Goethe-Institut -- Event: Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
With the support of Friends of the Goethe-Institut
In conjunction with Downtown’s Holiday Market, the Goethe-Institut will open its doors to the public on this weekend, and offer up a variety of German holiday activities for all ages. Music, food,...
2012_DC_Parks_Passages30Goethe-Institut -- Exhibit: Parks & Passages
Parks & Passages: Inspirations from Berlin for Washington’s Dupont Underground
Rediscovering Berlin
Thursday, 13 September 2012 - Friday, 2 November 2012

Parks & Passages is an investigation of relics, ruins and reconstruction in the capital cities of Berlin and Washington, DC.

This summer,...
2012_DC_Trabant_12111047International Spy Museum -- 6th Annual Parade of Trabants
Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants:
The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now...
2012_DC_Kagan_121213109Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ("Law and Justice") w/Leon Wieseltier
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
In addition to his dual roles of defending his country and seeking peace with its neighbors, the late Yitzhak Rabin sought a more just and tolerant Israeli society. To honor this aspect...
2012_DC_Metro_Du5Metro Station -- Dupont Circle
2012_DC_Metro_RI20Metro Station -- Rhode Island Avenue
2012_DC_Taikoza_12033165National Gallery of Art -- Taikoza Drum Performance
Taikoza

Marco Lienhard
Satsuki (Month of May)
Odori (Summer Festival)
Utsu Hachijo (Song from the Island of Hachijo)
Lienhard
Eisa (Okinawan Festival)
Odaiko (Big Drum)
Chichibu Yatai Bayashi (Chichibu Festival Drum Song)

The Musicians:
Founded in 1995 in New York City by members of...
2012_DC_Goodheart_12011823Natl Archives -- Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening:
Adam Goodheart presents a gripping account of how the Civil War began in 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded to free the country of slavery and end paralyzing attempts to compromise over it. A book signing will...
2012_DC_Pitch_12082315Natl Archives -- Anthony Pitch ("Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814")
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814
In August 1814, British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital. In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of...
2012_DC_McBurney_12051046Natl Archives -- Christian McBurney ("Rhode Island Campaign")
On July 29, 1778, a French naval squadron sailed to the entrance of Narragansett Bay. In The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War, Christian McBurney unravels one of the most multifaceted events of the war. A book signing will follow the program.
The...
2012_DC_Gilded_12011737Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts and Max Byrd ("Gilded Age Washington's Liveliest Hostess")
Gilded Age Washington’s Liveliest Hostess:
Cokie Roberts joins Max Byrd for a discussion of the letters of Clover Adams, wife of Henry Adams. In her magnificent Washington house, Clover held a salon for politicians and writers including Henry James, General Sherman, and Oscar Wilde. Her perceptive...
2012_DC_Rather_12050449Natl Archives -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Cokie Roberts
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather discusses the important moments of his career in his autobiography, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS News and inside stories about the people he has interviewed or worked with over his more than 60 years as a professional journalist. A book...
2012_DC_Waller_12030725Natl Archives -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage:
“Wild Bill” Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and the father of today’s CIA. Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England,...
2012_DC_Big_Broadcast_12051055Natl Archives -- Ed Walker and Rob Bamberger (The Big Broadcast)
Go Behind the Scenes of The Big Broadcast at the National Archives on May 10:
In conjunction with its release of the 1940 Federal population census, the National Archives presents Ed Walker, host of WAMU 88.5’s longest-running radio show, The Big Broadcast. Walker, along with Rob Bamberger, host of...
2012_DC_Carlson_12031446Natl Archives -- Elliot Carlson ("Joe Rochefort's War")
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway:
Elliot Carlson’s biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first book written about the officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy’s code before the Battle of Midway. A...
2012_DC_Baker_12121041Natl Archives -- H. Robert Baker ("Prigg v. Pennsylvania")
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution
Margaret Morgan’s parents were slaves of John Ashmore, a Maryland mill owner. He never laid claim to Margaret, who married a free black man and moved to Pennsylvania. After his death, his widow sent Edward Prigg to...
2012_DC_Armageddon_12101283Natl Archives -- James Blight and Janet Lang ("The Armageddon Letters")
The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Khrushchev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis:
James Blight and Janet Lang discuss their new book, The Armageddon Letters, which takes readers behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The speakers were introduced by Stacey Bredhoff, Curator, John...
2012_DC_McPherson_12100223Natl Archives -- James McPherson ("War on the Waters")
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865:
Even though the two navies represented a small percentage of the Union and Confederate fighting forces, they were crucial to the war’s outcome. Civil War historian James M. McPherson recounts the war’s naval campaigns, their leaders, and...
2012_DC_Jackson_12052356Natl Archives -- Joe Jackson ("Atlantic Fever")
Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
For eight years, a prize of $25,000 for the first successful flight across the Atlantic sat unclaimed until the spring of 1927, when eight aviators suddenly vied for the prize. Joe Jackson discusses this dynamic race to...
2012_DC_Masur_12121463Natl Archives -- Louis P. Masur ("Lincoln's Hundred Days")
Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union:
Professor and author Louis P. Masur tells the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final...
2012_DC_NAOscL_12022513Natl Archives -- Margaret Parsons (introducing Live Action Short Film Nominees)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_Updegrove_12042039Natl Archives -- Mark Updegrove ("Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency")
Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency:
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of LBJ, his presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. Medicare, Head Start, PBS, NPR, and the Voting Rights act were signed into law by President Johnson—and all are coming under...
2012_DC_Franklin_Meet_12021017Natl Archives -- Meet Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Glass Armonica
Meet Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Glass Armonica:
Chat with Benjamin Franklin—portrayed by Dean Bennett of the American Historical Theater—about his accomplishments. Listen to Dean Shostak as he plays the armonica, a fascinating musical instrument invented by Franklin that is played by rubbing wet...
2012_DC_Kunstler_120913145Natl Archives -- Mort Künstler ("An Evening with Historical Artist...")
An Evening with Historical Artist Mort Künstler:
When Mort Künstler began his emphasis on Civil War art in the early 1980s, he was already renowned as “the premier historical artist in America.” Künstler and Laurie Norton Moffatt, director of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, will engage...
2012_DC_Pres_Club_12042777Natl Archives -- Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ("The President's Club")
The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover established the Presidents Club at Eisenhower’s inauguration. Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss the secret history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents. A...
2012_DC_Leadership_120301128Natl Archives -- Panel -- 5th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership ("First Ladies") w/Bess Abell, Jean Becker, Anita McBride, Cokie Roberts, and Susan Sher
5th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Leadership for the First Ladies
What changes have taken place in roles, opportunities, and obstacles for women in leadership positions in the White House? NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts moderates a panel including Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff...
2012_DC_Beyond_12081737Natl Archives -- Panel -- Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power
Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power
Women’s Equality Day 2012 marks 92 years since women won the right to vote. But many suffragists believed voting was only a means to an end. Page Harrington, Executive Director, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, moderates a panel including...
2012_DC_Emancipation_NA_12041866Natl Archives -- Panel -- DC Emancipation: The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Equality
DC Emancipation: The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Equality
In observance of the 150th anniversary of DC emancipation, John Franklin, director of partnerships and international programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will moderate a panel...
2012_DC_Fourteenth_12102561Natl Archives -- Panel -- Fourteenth Day
The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis/The Secret White House Tapes
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a panel will discuss JFK’s secret White House recordings, which will be played during the program. Caroline Kennedy will offer opening...
2012_DC_Lincoln_Const_12012653Natl Archives -- Panel -- Lincoln and the Constitution
Lincoln and the Constitution:
No President faced a more severe Constitutional crisis—or tested the limits of the Constitution more daringly—than Abraham Lincoln. Authors and historians Mark E. Neely, Jr., , and Frank J. Williams—with Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer as moderator—probe issues that still...
2012_DC_Magna_Carta_120216131Natl Archives -- Panel -- Magna Carta and the Constitution
Magna Carta and the Constitution
To celebrate the return of Magna Carta to the National Archives, we present a discussion on its connection to the American Constitution including its place in the charters of the American colonies, its impact on the era of the Founding Fathers, and its legacy in the...
2012_DC_McNamara_12041064Natl Archives -- Panel -- McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965–1969
McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965–1969
Dr. Erin Mahan, chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, moderates a panel discussing the roles Robert S. McNamara and Clark M. Clifford played in the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Participating on the panel will be Dr. Harold...
2012_DC_Pixels_12101991Natl Archives -- Panel -- Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels
Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age:
In 2007, the Academy’s Science and Technology Council released their landmark study, The Digital Dilemma. Five years later, archival institutions and film industry continue to address the “digital dilemma” when...
2012_DC_Lady_Bird_121206102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson, a panel will discuss her achievements and contributions. Audio recordings of the Lady Bird Johnson Oral History Project will be played. Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential...
2012_DC_Pat_Brown_12032065Natl Archives -- Panel -- "California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown"
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film presents a new work about an ordinary man who shaped the future of modern California in the turbulent 1960s—Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, “the Godfather of Modern California.”
Welcoming...
2012_DC_Medal_12011054Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty"
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
December 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s creation of the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor recipients Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., Brian Thacker, and others engage in discussion moderated by Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe,...
2012_DC_Revolutionary_12011174Natl Archives -- Panel -- (r)Evolutionary Parks, the Future of Public Space
(r)Evolutionary Parks—The Future of Public Space
A panel of architects will discuss ways that people use and enjoy public parks. The program is a companion event to the National Mall Design Competition that seeks to redesign three spaces on the National Mall. Presented in partnership with the National...
2012_DC_BF_Press_12020737Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” explores life of enigmatic, creative genius

WHAT:
A special press only breakfast and “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World.
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World...
2012_DC_BF_Tour_12020723Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World tour
2012_DC_Eman_Press_121220120Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- Emancipation Proclamation
Exclusive Press Preview of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives, the original document for its 150th Anniversary

Special behind-the-scenes press opportunity and photo-op. Photograph/videotape the original Emancipation Proclamation, learn about its history and conservation from the...
2012_DC_Sunshine_12031225Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- Sunshine Week
National Archives OGIS Celebrates “Sunshine Week” with FOIA Display and Program March 12th:
WHAT: Washington, DC. . . In celebration of Sunshine Week, The National Archives Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) will host brief remarks and display of the original Freedom of Information...
2012_DC_Brink_Press_12101052Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- To the Brink
Washington, DC . . . A special press-only preview to launch the new National Archives exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, October 12, 2012.
“To the Brink” shows Kennedy and his...
2012_DC_Brink_Tour_12101014Natl Archives -- Press Conference -- To the Brink exhibition tour
Washington, DC . . . A special press-only preview to launch the new National Archives exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, October 12, 2012.
“To the Brink” shows Kennedy and his...
2012_DC_GRM_12032716Natl Archives -- Public Meeting on Government Records Management
National Archives Holds Public Meeting on Government Records Management
Help the National Archives develop a 21st-century framework for managing government records
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites the public, public interest, and vendor/IT communities to an open forum on...
2012_DC_Slotkin_12091221Natl Archives -- Richard Slotkin ("The Long Road to Antietam")
The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution:
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy—one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation...
2012_DC_NAOscS_1202264Natl Archives -- Susan Clifton (introducing the Documentary Short Subject Nominees)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_Nathans_12012057Natl Archives -- Sydney Nathans ("To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker")
To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker
What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? In To Free a Family, Sydney Nathans uses letters and diaries to tell the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who fled her owner in 1848 and spent the next 17 years trying to recover her...
2012_DC_Kidd_12020119Natl Archives -- Thomas S. Kidd ("Patrick Henry")
Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots
Most Americans know Patrick Henry as the fiery speaker whose pronouncement “Give me liberty or give me death!” rallied American rebellion against the British Crown. Yet he seems to retreat into obscurity after bellowing the defiant declaration. Historian Thomas S....
2012_DC_NAOscA_12022530Natl Archives -- WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members (introducing the Animated Short Film Nominees)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_NAOscT_1202266Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "If a Tree Falls")
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_NAOscP_1202259Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory")
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_NAOscU_12022314Natl Archives -- Willie Waffle (introducing "Undefeated")
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth 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...
2012_DC_McGowan_12110873Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- 8th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Communicating the Message")
Eighth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications: Communicating the Message: Election Results and Ramifications:
A panel moderated by journalist Steven V. Roberts will analyze the communications methods used to achieve success in elections. The panelists will discuss election results, how campaigns were...
2012_DC_PPF_12042680Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns
Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns
How have campaigns evolved over the years and where are they heading? Panelists will discuss fundraising, the changing role of media in campaigns, how primaries and debates have changed, and thoughts and predictions for the future....
2012_DC_4Country_120218146Natl Museum of Amer History -- For Country
For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
2012 marks 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, the action that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Learn more about this period in American...
2012_DC_Maxwell_12102027Natl Museum of Amer History -- Ron Maxwell introducing "Gettysburg"
Civil War historian and former NPR film [music] commentator Noah Andre Trudeau leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in this classic Hollywood movie.
2012_DC_Monticello41Natl Museum of Natural History -- Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses (Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin)
Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses: A Conversation Between Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin:
NPR’s Tell Me More host Michel Martin, and Annette Gordon-Reed, Prof. of Law, Harvard University, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family will discuss the...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingN_12041419Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Indoor events
Celebration - 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 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingF_120414153Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Outdoor ceremony
Celebration - 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 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2012_DC_Ensigns_12041434Naval Heritage Center -- Ceremonial Commissioning of Ensigns
2012_DC_LEGO_Master_12090135NBM -- LEGO Architecture Tours
LEGO® Architecture Tours
Adam Reed Tucker visits LEGO®Tours at: 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 pm
Meet and talk with LEGO® master Adam Reed Tucker as he leads visitors on 20-minute tours of the LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition exhibition during its last weekend at the Museum.
2012_DC_Canstruction193NBM -- Washington Architectural Foundation's Canstruction® 2012
Washington Architectural Foundation's Canstruction® 2012
See fantastic structures built entirely out of thousands of canned goods by metropolitan Washington D.C. architecture and construction teams! Canstruction® is a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Bring...
2012_DC_Woodward_12061357Newseum -- A Conversation with Bob Woodward on the 40th Anniversary of Watergate
Newseum Special Program: A Conversation with Bob Woodward on the 40th Anniversary of Watergate:
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, the Newseum will present a special evening program with legendary journalist Bob Woodward, who will talk about his role in reporting the scandal for...
2012_DC_Turner_12081549Newseum -- An Evening with Actress Kathleen Turner
An Evening with Actress Kathleen Turner:
Join us for a special program at the Newseum with Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner.
Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner appears in a special evening program at the Newseum to talk about her role as legendary newspaper...
2012_DC_Wins_12100165Newseum -- Beyond Wins and Losses (w/panel)
Beyond Wins and Losses - A Citizen's Guide to the 2012 Presidential Debates:
This interactive discussion will be between journalists and scholars of political communication, public deliberation and debate what goes on beyond the wins and losses, beyond the snap judgments and easy answers, and offers a...
2012_DC_Campaign_12102366Newseum -- Campaign 2012 Coverage (w/Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, and Candy Crowley)
"Campaign 2012 Coverage: Breaking New Ground" Evening Program:
The Newseum and the Bipartisan Policy Center invite you and a guest to a special program with three groundbreaking journalists: PBS's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill and CNN's Candy Crowley.
Woodruff and Ifill are the first all-female team to...
2012_DC_Barry_12030753Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- John Barry ("Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul")
The Religious Freedom Education Project and Wesley Theological Seminary invite you to a provocative and timely presentation by award-winning author John M. Barry on his new work Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
John M. Barry’s latest book,...
2012_DC_Muslims_12011880Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- What is the Truth About Islam and Muslims in America? incl Reception
What is the Truth About Islam and Muslims in America
WASHINGTON — The Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, Unity Productions Foundation, Wesley Theological Seminary, the Institute for Faith and Politics and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding will host the timely...
2012_DC_Stelter_12051322Newseum -- Inside Media w/Brian Stelter (New Media)
Inside Media: Brian Stelter Discusses New Media
New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter talks about his coverage of the Internet and television and how he uses new media to guide his reporting and inform his readers.
Stelter’s appearance coincides with the opening of the Newseum’s HP New Media...
2012_DC_Maraniss_12102036Newseum -- Inside Media w/David Maraniss ("Barack Obama: The Story")
Inside Media: David Maraniss:
David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critically acclaimed biographer, discusses his new book “Barack Obama: The Story,” a multigenerational portrait of President Obama and his American and Kenyan families.
Drawing on four years of research around the...
2012_DC_Tapper_12111061Newseum -- Inside Media w/Jake Tapper
Inside Media: Jake Tapper: The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
Jake Tapper, senior White House correspondent for ABC News, discusses his new book “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” The book provides an eye-opening account of the devastating sacrifices made during one of...
2012_DC_Albright_12120952Newseum -- Inside Media w/Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter")
Inside Media: Madeleine Albright
“Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948”
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about her new book “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948,” which chronicles her experiences growing up during World War...
2012_DC_Social_Media_12120839Newseum -- Inside Media w/Neal Augenstein and Andrew Beaujon (Social Media's Impact)
Inside Media: Social Media's Impact on Journalism
Guest: Neal Augenstein and Andrew Beaujon
From Facebook to Twitter, social media platforms have changed the way news is gathered and disseminated. While journalists use social media, private citizens are also using these methods to contribute to the...
2012_DC_Eyes_12111763Newseum -- Inside Media w/Nikki Kahn and Bill Clark ("Eyes of History 2012")
Inside Media: "Eyes of History 2012":
Guests: Nikki Kahn and Bill Clark
Washington Post photographer Nikki Kahn and Roll Call photographer Bill Clark, both top winners in the 2012 White House News Photographers Association's "Eyes of History" contest, display their award-winning work and talk about...
2012_DC_Horwitz_12021928Newseum -- Inside Media w/Tony Horwitz ("Midnight Rising")
Inside Media: Tony Horwitz:
John Brown’s secret raid on Harpers Ferry ruptured the union between North and South, but few Americans know the true story of the militant idealists who invaded Virginia before the Civil War.
In the new book “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil...
2012_DC_NewseumMN_12120372Newseum -- 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 dessert reception featuring the Newseum’s curatorial team and a few of...
2012_DC_FOI_120316186Newseum -- National Freedom of Information Day 2012 (w/panels)
8:30 a.m. Welcome:
* Gene Policinski, senior vice president/executive director, First Amendment Center
* James Duff, president and chief executive officer, Freedom Forum

8:45 a.m.
* Introduction: Ron Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law
*...
2012_DC_Eyes_120927122Newseum & Nikon -- Eyes of History 2012 reception
On behalf of Newseum CEO Jim Duff and Nikon, the exclusive sponsor of "The Eyes of History 2012," you and a guest are invited to join the Newseum and the White House News Photographers Association in celebrating this new exhibit.
Guests are invited to tour the exhibit, visit with winning photographers...
2012_DC_Nikon_12111741Newseum & Nikon -- Nikon Photo Day at the Newseum
Special Event: Nikon Photo Day at the Newseum
WASHINGTON — Get a behind-the-lens look at the events, issues and people who shaped our world in 2011 from the photojournalists who captured these unforgettable moments.
Among the activities photographed here:
Curator's Corner: Get a close-up look at...
2012_DC_Deadline_12012547Newseum & Transcendent -- "Deadline" screening (w/Mark Ethridge and Curt Hahn)
The Newseum and Transcendent invite you and a guest to a special private screening of Deadline
Join us for the advance screening of Deadline, the story of the murder of an African-American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost 20 years.
Inspired by a...
2012_DC_Peace37_12042373Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Nixon Legacy Forum: Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as advisor to six presidents, moderates a panel discussion on the Richard Nixon–Henry Kissinger diplomacy that laid the foundation for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt....
2012_DC_Kalb_12111968NPC -- Kalb Report: "Twilight of Network News" (w/Ted Koppel)
The Twilight of Network News:
A Conversation With Ted Koppel on Democracy and The Press
Monday, November 19, 2012

The Kalb Report: The Twilight of Network News -- A Conversation with Ted Koppel

About the Program:
Ted Koppel, the longest serving news anchor in network history, joins Marvin Kalb...
2012_DC_King_Peggy_120221120NPC -- King Peggy and Eleanor Herman ("King Peggy")
You are cordially invited to the world book launch of King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and How She Changed an African Village on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Please come to meet a real king, have your photo taken with her,...
2012_DC_OAS_ConstellO_12062176OAS -- "Constellations" opening
2012_DC_Bechdel_12050460Politics & Prose -- Alison Bechdel ("Are You My Mother?")
Alison Bechdel - Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama:
In her acclaimed graphic memoir, Fun Home, Bechdel focused on her father, his secret life, and his death. Now she turns to her talented, emotionally repressed mother, exploring the family psychology and the tentative mother-daughter truce the two...
2012_DC_Fox_Effect_12022766Politics & Prose -- David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt ("The Fox Effect")
David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt -- The Fox Effect:
With co-author Ari Rabin-Havt, Brock, founder and CEO of Media Matters for America and author of the political memoir Blinded by the Right, traces changes in Fox News since Roger Ailes became its president in 1996. Using memos and tapes leaked by Fox...
2012_DC_Nasaw_12111444Politics & Prose -- David Nasaw ("The Patriarch")
David Nasaw - The Patriarch:
With unprecedented access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers, the award-winning biographer of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph Hearst gets behind the myths and mysteries to tell the truth about this complex man. Kennedy’s boundless ambition led him into myriad business,...
2012_DC_Clift_12052443Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Clift ("Selecting A President")
Eleanor Clift - Selecting A President:
The first in a series of civics primers designed for students, this volume clearly and cogently describes the U.S. presidential electoral system. Clift, political commentator and reporter for television and print media, with Matthew Spieler, a former social policy...
2012_DC_Meacham_12111576Politics & Prose -- Jon Meacham ("Thomas Jefferson")
Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson:
Meacham’s Jefferson was an Enlightenment Age renaissance man. President and politician, he was also a visionary and philosopher, an inventor, an architect, a gardener—and much else. In this comprehensive portrait, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Andrew Jackson...
2012_DC_Bowden_12102728Politics & Prose -- Mark Bowden ("The Finish")
Mark Bowden - The Finish:
As he did in Black Hawk Down for the 1993 Mogadishu operation that left eighteen American soldiers dead, Bowden has written a definitive account of the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden. Combining deep knowledge of U.S. special forces, access to government...
2012_DC_Dobbs_12102658Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("Six Months in 1945")
Michael Dobbs - Six Months in 1945:
Meeting in Yalta in 1945, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin intended to end World War II. As they divided Europe into two spheres of influence, however, they began the next conflict—the Cold War. Dobbs, a former Washington Post foreign correspondent who covered the...
2012_DC_Atkinson_1211149Politics & Prose -- Rick Atkinson ("My Bookstore")
Rick Atkinson - My Bookstore:
Atkinson, D.C.-based author of Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn, and other works, is one of seventy-six contributors to this anthology of essays, odes, and tributes to the special relationship between writers and their local bookstores. Edited by Ronald Rice, a publishing...
2012_DC_Rushdie_12100864Politics & Prose -- Salman Rushdie ("Joseph Anton: A Memoir") @ Lisner Auditorium
Salman Rushdie - Joseph Anton: A Memoir at Lisner Auditorium:
Who is Joseph Anton? From 1989 until the Fatwa against him was rescinded, Salman Rushdie disappeared into a pseudonym he created from the names of two writers he admired: Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His new memoir is an account of the...
2012_DC_Graham_12031263Politics & Prose -- Senator Bob Graham ("Keys to the Kingdom")
Senator Bob Graham - Keys To The Kingdom
This thriller from the former Florida senator and governor starts with the murder of the 9/11 Congressional Commission co-chair and leads to the uncovering of an international conspiracy involving al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia. The plot culminates in a race against...
2012_DC_Bair_1210276Politics & Prose -- Sheila Bair ("Bull By the Horns")
Sheila Bair - Bull by the Horns:
While many have weighed in on the causes and lessons of the recent financial crisis, Bair, who was head of the FDIC during the crucial years 2006 to 2011, was one of the first to recognize the full risk of subprime loans. Her book offers an insider’s perspective on the...
2012_DC_Colbert_121116107Politics & Prose -- Stephen Colbert ("America Again")
Stephen Colbert - America Again:
SIGNING ONLY
Colbert’s latest critique finds America no less great for having lost its edge in certain sectors, such as economics and manufacturing—and maybe foreign relations and healthcare. Come meet one of TV’s most astute pundits for a signing of his new book.
2012_DC_Schwarzenegger_12100280Politics & Prose & Washington Post Live -- Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Total Recall") @ Hamilton
In partnership with Politics & Prose, Washington Post Live invites you to join a conversation with Arnold Schwarzenegger at The Hamilton.
The speaker was introduced by ??? and Bradley Graham.
He was in conversation with Ned Martel, Washington Post Style editor.
2012_DC_SIRG_Birthday_12012883Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Happy Birthday, Renwick!
Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Renwick Gallery! Enjoy contests, music, hands-on activities, games, gallery talks, crafts, a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and, of course, cake!
2012_DC_SIRG_Holiday_12120848Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2012)
Ring in the holidays with a Craft Futures themed festival. Get creative with 40 under 40 artist Shawn Smith and create 3D pixel ornaments. Enjoy hot apple cider, winter craft activities, and scavenger hunts while pianist Amy Conley plays season music.
2012_DC_Video_FD_12031713Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art of Video Games Opening
2012_DC_Art_Trails_12111014Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art Trails
Art Trails Family Day:
Lace up your favorite pair of comfy sneakers as you prepare to explore the galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick up a themed scavenger hunt and begin your trek through time, through space, and through art. You'll have to answer questions, solve puzzles, and look...
2012_DC_BHMFD_120204184Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Black History Month
Black History Month Family Day
One-Time Events Celebrate the start of Black History Month with a day of craft activities and live music for the whole family. Join us for a day of music, dance, a special tour of the related exhibition, and hands-on activities.
Throughout the day: Family books,...
2012_DC_JAMminFD_12042867Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- JAM-min'
American Art celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)! Baltimore Jazz Alliance’s Jazz for Kids band presents an introduction to jazz music, with a family-friendly mini-concert including audience participation. Children can also visit a “petting zoo” of musical instruments, where they try out some or all...
2012_DC_Multiprints_120121130Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Multi-Prints Family Day
Press, stamp, and rub to make an artistic impression during this printmaking family day. Artists from George Mason University will demonstrate a variety of printing techniques to kids of all ages, who can then visit our workshop tables to create a print of their own to take home!
2012_DC_PresFD_120218147Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2012)
Bring the whole family to celebrate President’s Day by joining the festivities inside the Kogod Courtyard!
The celebration, suited for all ages, will feature art exhibitions, musical performances, hands-on activities, and a talk by Sushmita Mazumdar, author of "Looking for Presidents."

Family Fun...
2012_DC_Video_Kojima_120317102Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Hideo Kojima
A Conversation with Hideo Kojima:
Hideo Kojima is considered one of the most important and innovative video game designers of his generation. Best known for the Metal Gear series, published by Konami, Kojima introduced a new cinematic style of video game that blended narrative, character development,...
2012_DC_Video_Misc_1203169Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Miscellaneous
Including people waiting outside on opening day and the "Tron" screening.
2012_DC_Video_Bushnell_12031696Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Nolan Bushnell
Video Games in Retrospect with Nolan Bushnell:
Join us for a fascinating evening with Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and a key player in the growth and popularity of the first video games. Bushnell, who is often considered the father of electronic gaming, will discuss how far video games have come...
2012_DC_Video_Panel_12031663Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Panel -- The Future
Evolution of Video Games: The Future:
Curator Chris Melissinos moderates a panel predicting what is in store for the future.
Paul Barnett, Mark DeLoura, Ken Levine, and Kellee Santiago.

From Wikipedia:
* Paul Barnett is an English game designer who is currently the Creative Director of BioWare...
2012_DC_Video_Hunicke_12031784Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Robin Hunicke
It’s All in the Design with Robin Hunicke:
Video game designer Robin Hunicke with thatgamecompany takes you inside the world of game design and discusses the company’s highly anticipated, Journey.
2012_DC_Video_Sternberger_12031762Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Seth and Michelle Sternberger (8 Bit Weapon)
2012_DC_GSO_120429149Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Gamer Symphony Orchestra
University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra is the first collegiate ensemble of more than 120 instrumentalists and singers exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music.
* Conductress: Kira Levitzky
* Assistant Conductor: Jacob...
2012_DC_Ater_12042732Reynolds Center -- Renée Ater ("Insight and Inspiration for 20th-Century African American Art")
Insight and Inspiration for 20th-Century African American Art:
Shaped by social and political movements of the 20th century, African American artists often affirmed their experiences, communities, and personal histories in their works. Renée Ater, University of Maryland associate professor of art...
2012_DC_SIPG_Tour_12040737Reynolds Center -- Tour -- Adam Goodheart Civil War tour for Washington College
2012_DC_SIPG_Tour_12042127Reynolds Center -- Tour -- Still life tour for Washington College
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2012_DC_Morris_12042155Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Edmund Morris (Ronald Reagan)
One of the most Celebrated biographers of our time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris will speak about a freeze-frame television image (Ronald Reagan at Bergen-Belsen (NBC television sequence, 1985) that helped inspire his bestselling biography Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan.

The American...
2012_DC_Horwitz_12040783Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Tony Horwitz ("Midnight Rising")
Pulitzer Prize-- winning journalist, travel writer, and historian Tony Horwitz has written four bestselling books. His subject is a gripping portrait of abolitionist John Brown in captivity -- a painting that hides as much as it reveals.

The American Pictures series offers a highly original approach...
2012_DC_1812FD_12110355Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Family Day -- 1812: A Nation Emerges
“1812: A Nation Emerges” Family Day:
Join us for a fun-filled day of learning for all ages that will include music, hands-on activities and gallery talks in conjunction with the Portrait Gallery’s “1812: A Nation Emerges” exhibition. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education...
2012_DC_Cordery_12031492Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Stacy Cordery ("Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts")
Stacy Cordery -- "Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts":
Georgia-born Juliette Gordon Low married a British aristocrat who later founded the Boy Scouts. Inspired by her husband's work, she established the Girl Scouts to instill useful skills and moral values in young girls....
2012_DC_Jordan_12040921Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Vernon Jordan (Living Self-Portrait)
Join the National Portrait Gallery for an evening event. A living self-portrait with Vernon Jordan, the civil rights leader, activist, lawyer, business executive and influential political figure. Marc Pachter, former Portrait Gallery director and now acting director of the National Museum of American...
2012_DC_Groom_1204047Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Winston Groom ("Ronald Reagan")
Winston Groom signs copies of his children's book Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President.
2012_DC_AsianFD_12050619Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Family Day -- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a day centered on the exhibition “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter.” The event includes music and dance performances and a range of hands-on activities about portraiture and identity. The Hirshhorn’s Artlab+...
2012_DC_Marshall_121107142Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kerry James Marshall (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture with Kerry James Marshall:
Kerry James Marshall is a contemporary American artist whose distinctive body of work engages audiences on issues of black identity. A recipient of the McArthur Foundation’s “genius grant,” he has exhibited extensively at prestigious...
2012_DC_Salatino_12091999Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kevin Salatino ("Edward Hopper and the Burden of (Un)Certainty") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Kevin Salatino
Kevin Salatino is the Director of Art Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. He has curated exhibitions on the work of Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and William Wegman, among many others....
2012_DC_ECWAA_P_121116176Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Effects of the Civil War on American Art
Effects of the Civil War on American Art:
An all-day symposium examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period’s new medium of photography. The American Art Museum’s exhibition and senior curator, Eleanor Harvey, is the keynote...
2012_DC_ECWAA_S_12111690Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Effects of the Civil War on American Art -- Slide Show
Effects of the Civil War on American Art:
An all-day symposium examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period’s new medium of photography. The American Art Museum’s exhibition and senior curator, Eleanor Harvey, is the keynote...
2012_DC_McCoy_12092068Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- The Donvonte` McCoy Septet: Lee Morgan Retrospective
Take 5! The Donvonte` McCoy Septet: Lee Morgan Retrospective:
As a prolific writer and composer, Lee Morgan has penned many of jazz music’s finest standards. The Sidewinder (his most famous work) was Blue Note Records’ highest chart-topping song. The Donvonte`McCoy Ensemble has put together a premier...
2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405200Richard Nixon Alumni Association & Natl Archives -- Panel -- First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Nixon Legacy Forum: First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential...
2012_DC_Sacks_12120560Sixth & I -- Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ("The Great Partnership") w/Leon Wieseltier
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
In The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Jonathan Sacks argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but...
2012_DC_Balmorhea_12100699Sixth & I -- Concert -- Balmorhea
Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the six-piece instrumental rock group from Austin, Texas has produced five...
2012_DC_Kimbrough_12100645Sixth & I -- Concert -- Wendell Kimbrough
2012_DC_Ratigan_12020187Sixth & I -- Dylan Ratigan ("Greedy Bastards")
After years of learning about an American decision-making system centered on exploitation and extraction, the host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show lost his temper on-air. He received an outpouring of support from frustrated Americans who agreed that our country's principles are on sale to the highest...
2012_DC_Deford_12050750Sixth & I -- Frank Deford ("Over Time") w/Steve Inskeep
Frank Deford In Conversation with NPR’s Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as wide-ranging as Deford’s remarkable career. He joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, and made his fame with profiles of two teenage up-and-comers: Bill Bradley and Bobby Orr. Since then,...
2012_DC_De_Laurentiis_12033192Sixth & I -- Giada De Laurentiis ("Weeknights with Giada") w/Bonnie Benwick
The bestselling author and Food Network star comes to DC in celebration of the release of her latest cookbook, Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. Giada will be interviewed by Bonnie Benwick, interim Food Editor of The Washington Post.
Providing a sneak peek into Giada’s...
2012_DC_Rosin_12091196Sixth & I -- Hanna Rosin ("The End of Man") w/David Plotz
Hanna Rosin In Conversation with (Her Husband and Boss) David Plotz
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But as Hanna Rosin revealed in her groundbreaking The Atlantic cover story “The End of Men,” this long-held truth is no longer true. By almost every measure, women are no...
2012_DC_Garten_12121288Sixth & I -- Ina Garten ("Barefoot Contessa Foolproof") w/Bonnie Benwick
Ina Garten In Conversation with Bonnie Benwick
The #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Emmy-winning host of Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network offers recipes for effortless entertaining and everyday meals in Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust.
Garten offers...
2012_DC_Rivers_12061123Sixth & I -- Joan Rivers ("I Hate Everyone...") w/Joel Stein
Joan Rivers is a force of nature with a career spanning more than four decades in the entertainment industry. Rivers is an internationally renowned comedienne, Tony-nominated actress, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning television talk show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion...
2012_DC_Irving_12050951Sixth & I -- John Irving ("In One Person")
Marking the first stop on his 7-city book tour, the international bestselling author visits DC to speak about In One Person, his thirteenth novel.
In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator, tells the tragicomic story...
2012_DC_Haggadah_12031969Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander ("New American Haggadah")
Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander:
Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.
Now, Foer has...
2012_DC_MIBlack_12030859Sixth & I -- Michael Ian Black ("You're Not Doing It Right")
Michael Ian Black: “You’re not doing it right.”
Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now—on the eve of his 40th birthday—the comedian, actor, and bestselling author who brought you Stella and The State is finally beginning to wonder why.
As a husband and father living...
2012_DC_Englander_12021351Sixth & I -- Nathan Englander ("What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank")
Nathan Englander:
The eight stories comprising What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life.
The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver’s masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust...
2012_DC_Kurzweil_12112768Sixth & I -- Ray Kurzweil ("How to Create a Mind")
Ray Kurzweil:
In How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and New York Times bestselling author of the The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain.
Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges...
2012_DC_London_12100349Sixth & I -- Stacy London ("Truth About Style")
With her talent for seeing past disastrous wardrobes to the emotional issues that caused these sartorial crises, style savant Stacy London has transformed the looks and lives of hundreds of guests on What Not to Wear. In The Truth About Style, London turns that expert insight on herself.
Like the women...
2012_DC_Sixth_Wall90Sixth & I -- Wall of Fame
2012_DC_Wyclef_12092098Sixth & I -- Wyclef Jean ("Purpose: An Immigrant's Story") w/Michel Martin
Wyclef Jean In Conversation with Michel Martin
Touching on poverty, immigration, religion, father/son relationships, and celebrity, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story is the multi-platinum musician, producer, and actor’s revelation-filled memoir.
Born and raised in Haiti until moving to New York at age...
2012_DC_Woodward_12111287Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Bob Woodward ("Price of Politics") w/Dana Priest
Bob Woodward in conversation with Dana Priest:
Known since the 1970s for his tenacious reporting, Woodward’s The Price of Politics (Simon & Schuster, $30), shows in full detail how and why today′s major issue is still the economy. With access to key political figures of both parties, Woodward spent...
2012_DC_Rather_12050388Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Tom Bettag
From Dan Rather, one of the most influential and award-winning journalists of our time, comes Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, the story of his event-filled career—and his insight on the future of America’s news media.
In this candid autobiography, Rather covers all the important moments of his...
2012_DC_Powell_12052973Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Gen. Colin Powell ("It Worked For Me") w/Robert Siegel
General Colin L. Powell In Conversation with NPR’s All Things Considered Host Robert Siegel
In his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the lessons that have shaped his life and his legendary career in public...
2012_DC_Kantor_12011281Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Jodi Kantor ("The Obamas") w/David Brooks
Jodi Kantor:
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to Michelle’s fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as...
2012_DC_Annan_120905100Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Kofi Annan ("Interventions: A Life in War and Peace") w/David Ignatius
Kofi Annan In Conversation with David Ignatius
In Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, the first sub-Saharan African to hold the position of Secretary-General tells the story of his mission through the prism of some of the most consequential crises he confronted—and the way they illustrate the wider...
2012_DC_Albright_12042971Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter") w/Leon Wieseltier
The Hon. Madeleine Korbel Albright In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic:
Albright’s family history is inescapably a history of Europe during the Second World War. In Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a memoir of her early years, the...
2012_DC_Maddow_12042842Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Rachel Maddow ("Drift")
In Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, the host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails.
Maddow...
2012_DC_ZSmith_12101863Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Zadie Smith ("NW")
Zadie Smith:
The best-selling author’s tragi-comic new novel, NW, follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is...
2012_DC_Brzezinski1_12012992Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Zbigniew Brzezinski ("Strategic Vision") w/Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
In his latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, the former National Security Advisor looks back to the optimism following the fall of the Communist bloc and outlines a strategy by which the United States can reassert that position of strength. His analysis focuses on the...
2012_DC_So_Called_121215162Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2012)
Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC present the fourth annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish on the last night of Chanukah.
This year’s stories center on tourism in Israel, classes for interfaith couples,...
2012_DC_Corea_12111131Sixth & I and WPAS -- Concert -- Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Chick Corea & Gary Burton -- Hot House Tour
Legendary jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton perform material from their new album Hot House, exploring their unique takes on “standards” by legendary composers Kurt Weill, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Lennon and...
2012_DC_SSHP_121218137Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2012) @ Reynolds Center
Directors photographed during the event include:
* Wayne Clough (secretary of the Smithsonian Institution)
* Dennis Kelly (head of the National Zoo)
* Bob Lamb (head of FONZ)
* Marc Pachter (former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Natonal Museum of American History).
*...
2012_DC_STN_120928252Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2012) @ Donald Reynolds Center
2012_DC_Symantec_12110777Symantec Government Technology Summit (w/General Keith B. Alexander, Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, and Ted Koppel)
The 2012 Symantec Government Symposium will include a full morning of break-out sessions, afternoon plenary sessions, two keynotes, and the Cyber Awards presentation. Join us for the post-event reception, across the street from the Convention Center, at the Carnegie Library.

* Welcome and...
2012_DC_BallparkO_12051516US Census Bureau -- CFC event at Nationals Ballpark
27,111


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