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2018_DC_TechnologyFD_Etc_18092233Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- All Else
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns...
2016_DC_America_Now_16070954Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service. The program features performances by D.C. hip-hop artist Tarica June, and bluegrass bands Steep Canyon Rangers and...
2016_DC_America_NowSS_160709108Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Seldom Scene
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of ...
2016_DC_America_NowSCR_160709163Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Steep Canyon Rangers
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of the ...
2016_DC_America_NowTJ_16070943Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Tarica June
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of ...
2011_DC_Artstronaut_110813111Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art-stronaut Family Day
Art-stronaut Family Day:
Reach for the stars with a family day that is out of this world! See how American inventiveness, as depicted in The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition, led to the great leaps of science and technology behind space travel and flight. Try your hand at experiments and art...
2012_DC_Video_FD_12031713Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art of Video Games Opening
2011_DC_Art_Trails_11102259Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art Trails
Choose your own art-adventure on a trip through the halls of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick a theme, grab a guide, and discover a world of creativity and fun in the galleries! You'll meet friends along the way to tell you stories, play music for you, and help you find the clues you need to...
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...
2018_DC_APacFD_18051222Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
Bring the whole family for a day filled with art, performances from different regions, and a variety of crafting activities. Make a parol lantern from the Philippines, or a rubbing inspired by Korean artist Do Ho Suh:
2012_DC_AsianFD_12050619Reynolds Center -- 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+...
2010_DC_Baseball_100814130Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2010) (w/Sean Burnett and Adam Kennedy)
The Washington Nationals are coming to American Art and National Portrait Gallery for the fourth annual Baseball Family Day featuring craft activities and performances by Snowday! Come dressed in your favorite Nats’ gear for photo-ops with the players, from 12-1 p.m.
Sean Burnett and Adam Kennedy from...
2011_DC_Baseball_11070976Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2011) (w/Todd Coffey and Alex Cora)
Nationals Baseball Family Day: Take me out to the museum! The American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are pleased to welcome all to our fifth annual Baseball Family Day with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Come take your picture with ball players Todd Coffey and Alex Cora from noon...
2013_DC_BaseballFD_130810166Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2013) (w/Scott Hairston and Chad Tracy)
Root for the home team! The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum bring back the boys of summer to celebrate America's favorite pastime. Meet players from the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, take a picture, and create your own keepsake frame to remember the day.
Scott...
2018_DC_TechnologyFD_BTT_18092259Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Bash The Trash
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns...
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Play_14080972Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Beach Balls and Kinetic Sand
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Crafts_140809156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Crafts
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Kinikia_14080976Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Kinikia
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Oasis_14080950Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Oasis Island Sounds
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island Sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
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,...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Tour_08091310Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Docent Tour
Pictures in this section were from the first part of a docent-led tour of Latino artist works in the museum.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Ent_08091362Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Entertainers
Pictures in this section include two of the musical groups which performed at the event: Grupo Corozo (doing a bomba y plena performance) and Cantare.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture....
2008_DC_Carnaval_Main_080913154Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Main
Pictures in this section are mostly the families doing art activities for the event.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to compose a plena and creating...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Vol_08091315Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Volunteer Get-together
Pictures in this section consisted of a get-together orientation for volunteers for the event. I was totally confused, thinking I was getting in early for an event with Cheech Marin which was actually scheduled for October 4. Instead, I found myself with dedicated volunteers and, me having a camera and...
2011_DC_Chalk4Peace_11092470Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chalk4Piece
Join the American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and your friends outside on the F Street sidewalk for a day of chalk art, entertainment, and fun! Make your mark with chalk artist Michael Kirby and his team from Murals of Baltimore as they create a site-specific work in chalk.
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Crafts_14041266Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Crafts
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Kimono_14041267Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Kimono Demonstration
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Drums_140412127Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Nen Daiko Taiko Drum Ensemble
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Onoe_14041247Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Onoe Ryu Dancers
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2009_DC_SAAMNY_090124160Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2009)
SAAM I Am - Happy Chinese New Year! SAAM invites the whole neighborhood to join us in celebrating the Chinese New Year in the heart of Chinatown. Festivities to bring in the Year of the Ox include the famous Lion Dance parade, performances by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe, and traditional martial...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Costume_14012565Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Chinese Student Arts and Performance Trouple, UMD (Folk Costume)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Crafts_14012593Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Crafts
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Dance_14012568Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe (Dance)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Misc_14012549Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Miscellaneous
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Panda_14012523Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Panda performer
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Puppets_14012572Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Tianjin Arts Troupe (Puppets)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Music_14012534Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Washington Guzheng Society (Musicians)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Lions_14012548Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Artists_15021450Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Artists
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Cere_150214134Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Ceremony
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_15021453Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Crafts
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Else_15021436Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Everything else
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Fairfax_15021458Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_15021447Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Lions
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Shaanxi_15021472Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Shaanxi Folk Arts Group
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Acro_160130196Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Acrobatics by Henan Performance Group
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Cere_16013045Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Ceremony
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_16013089Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Crafts
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Else_16013033Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Everything Else
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_16013073Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Lions
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Music_16013043Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Music by Henan Performance Group
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_CNY_Setup_16012950Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Setup
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Acro_170128195Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Acrobats
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_17012855Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Crafts and Miscellaneous
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_17012893Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Lion Awakening Ceremony and Visitors
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Music_17012890Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Music
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2013_DC_CivilWar_FD_130309235Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Civil War
Civil War Family Day: Join the troops who have set up camp in the Kogod Courtyard for an afternoon of crafts, games, and music, including silhouette art, period photography, and a scavenger hunt, all inspired by popular activities during the Civil War.
Also included here:
* Susquehanna Travellers...
2013_DC_Collage_FD_13041346Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Collage
Gluing and cutting won't be the only way you can collage at this Family Day! Come enjoy a game of collage roulette, with mystery pieces and a surprise design. For a totally new experience, a DJ will layer and mix tunes to create an audio collage while you work on crafts and projects the whole family...
2010_DC_Communities_10052263Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Communities: Best of D.C.
Communities: Best of DC Family Day:
The current exhibition Portraiture Now: Communities is the source of inspiration for a family day event that includes local student talent, with music by the Sitar Center and Oyster Bilingual Elementary School, a student artwork display from Oyster Bilingual and...
2013_DC_DeadFD_131102175Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Day of the Dead
Explore the museum’s new Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art exhibition and celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
Enjoy performances at noon and 2 p.m. by Bailes de Mi Tierra and try out craft activities, including making paper marigolds, papel picado (a decorative...
2016_DC_MuertosFD_161105136Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM. Enjoy traditional Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day, add your own artwork to our mural, and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper...
2018_DC_MuertosFD_Else_181027106Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- All else
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead...
2018_DC_MuertosFD_Ballet_181027172Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead...
2018_DC_MuertosFD_MADC_18102726Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- Mariachi Aguila DC
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead...
2010_DC_Earth_FD_100417148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Earth Day
Family Day: Earth Day Celebration:
Celebrate Earth Day in conjunction with the opening of the Running Fence exhibition with live performances and interactive storytelling. Have fun making eco-friendly woven placemats, fabric collages, decorating tote bags, and even helping to make a community...
2010_DC_Elvis21_101106125Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Elvis at 21
Elvis at 21 Family Day
This family day, inspired by the exhibition, "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" will feature performances of Elvis’ early music by local tribute artist Will Debley and band Blue Steele. Visitors will enjoy hands-on craft activities; book reading and discussion as...
2010_DC_Elvis_10012370Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Elvis Is in the Building!
Elvis Is in the Building!

Join the Portrait Gallery for an afternoon celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the birth of the King of Rock and Roll—Elvis Presley! The program will include gallery talks in the exhibition “Echoes of Elvis”; a discussion and book signing by George Klein, author...
2014_DC_FallFD_141011216Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2014)
Celebrate the changing seasons with stilt walkers, ghost stories, and a performance by the Banjo Man, Frank Cassel. Enjoy fall-themed craft activities or a scavenger hunt to find autumn scenes in the museum's galleries.
2015_DC_FallFD_Crafts_15091262Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- Crafts
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2015_DC_FallFD_Printing_15091287Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- Printmaking
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2015_DC_FallFD_Music_15091297Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- RockCandy Cloggers
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2014_DC_ReunionFD_140614157Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Family Reunion Celebration
Summer is the perfect time to reconnect with family members near and far. The American Art Museum welcomes families to come and create memory books, make art collages, design patriotic scratch-offs, receive photos from our photo booth and our specially designed tattoos of items in the museum’s...
2013_DC_FarmFD_130112123Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Farm-to-Table
Farm-to-Table Family Day:
The American Art Museum joins the National Portrait Gallery's second farm-to-table event. Enjoy live music, learn about the "slow food" movement from local community organizations, and participate in hands-on activities that get your hands a little dirty. You'll be ready to...
2013_DC_FarmFD_RICO_13011291Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Farm-to-Table -- Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
Farm-to-Table Family Day:
The American Art Museum joins the National Portrait Gallery's second farm-to-table event. Enjoy live music, learn about the "slow food" movement from local community organizations, and participate in hands-on activities that get your hands a little dirty. You'll be ready to...
2010_DC_Food_In_Art_10112090Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Food in Art
Food in Art Family Day:
As Thanksgiving approaches, discover how food has been a source of inspiration for artists in our collection. Try a scavenger hunt through the galleries or sketch out the decoration for your own delicious cake. Decorate your own apron and pick up a recipe for frosting inspired...
2009_DC_Frontier_091114103Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Frontier!
Family Day - Frontier!
Take off with American Art and the Portrait Gallery as we journey out to the Western Frontier. Dress up like Annie Oakley or George Catlin for a photo-op and make corn-husk dolls and dream catchers to take with you. Our scavenger hunt through the art galleries will be your map to...
2015_DC_GamerFD_150815156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Gamer Family Festival
Gamer Family Festival
Imagine a whole day inspired by the video games in the museum’s collection! Play the game Flower; create pixel art and other crafts; catch up with our partners at MAGFest, who will be bringing multiple console stations and games including Pong, Duck Hunt, Sonic Adventure 2, Super...
2015_DC_GamerFDP_15081556Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Gamer Family Festival -- Performance by Mega Ran and K-Murdock
Gamer Family Festival
Imagine a whole day inspired by the video games in the museum’s collection! Play the game Flower; create pixel art and other crafts; catch up with our partners at MAGFest, who will be bringing multiple console stations and games including Pong, Duck Hunt, Sonic Adventure 2, Super...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDC_151017122Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Crafts
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDJ_15101793Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Junk Man
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDM_15101740Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Magician
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2014_DC_HispanicFD_140913155Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Family Festival
Hispanic Heritage Family Festival/Día para la familia
Bring the whole family to the Smithsonian’s kickoff celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Held in conjunction with the exhibition Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, the day includes musical performances, interactive demonstrations, arts and...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_BF_171007140Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_CA_17100719Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Cantare
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_M_17100792Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Crafts etc
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2018_DC_BalletFD_Else_18120125Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Ballet Family Day -- Crafts and Face Painting
Celebrate the holidays with SAAM and The Washington Ballet. Acclaimed Artistic Director Julie Kent gives an introduction of how the ballet of the nation's capital puts on their annual performance of The Nutcracker before dancers perform excerpts from the charming holiday classic.
Enjoy making festive,...
2018_12_01B1_BalletFD_Perf156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Ballet Family Day -- Performances
Celebrate the holidays with SAAM and The Washington Ballet. Acclaimed Artistic Director Julie Kent gives an introduction of how the ballet of the nation's capital puts on their annual performance of The Nutcracker before dancers perform excerpts from the charming holiday classic.
Enjoy making festive,... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_Cards_09121231Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Cards
On Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., the Archives will offer visitors the chance to turn their holiday inspiration into cards. Artist Ed Bisese, who makes his annual holiday card, will describe his process and then guide participants in creating mail-ready works of art.
2013_DC_HolidayFD_13121485Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival
Come in from the cold and celebrate the holidays with us! Stop by our craft tables to make a wintry art project. We'll also have themed scavenger hunts, hot apple cider, and festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.
2015_DC_Italian_FDCH_15120535Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Capital Hearings
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDC_15120541Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Crafts and other
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDF_15120540Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- FLUSSO dance project
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDIF_15120547Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Italian Fairy
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDZ_15120525Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Zampognari (Italian Pipes)
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2014_DC_Italian_FD_141213228Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2014)
Celebrate the holiday season with the American Art Museum, the Embassy of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute. Enjoy seasonal music and costumed performers that embody Italian culture, and join us as we make festive arts and crafts you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones. Author...
2016_DC_Italian_FD3_16121032Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Commedia dell’Arte with Faction of Fools Theatre Company
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD_16121038Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Crafts etc
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD4_16121069Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Italian Fairy
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD2_16121047Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- The Washington School of Ballet
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
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...
2009_DC_SAAM_JAM_09040450Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Jazz Appreciation Month
SAAM I Am - JAM at SAAM Family Day:
April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and we will bebop and toe-tap to the beat. Musicians from Baltimore Jazz Alliance’s Jazz for Kids program will provide instruction and encourage experimentation with nine different musical instruments. Everyone is invited to...
2018_DC_SAAM_JAM_18040737Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Jazz Family Day
Come and jam at SAAM during Jazz Appreciation Month! SAAM celebrates jazz’s influence on artists with activities and performances. Improvise with your own jazz-themed crafts, complete a swinging scavenger hunt, and bop to jazz performances throughout the day.
Listen to a range of jazz songs from Billie...
2010_DC_SAAM_MLK_10010938Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Family Day: Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Have fun making a handprint wreath and a sampler after quilts used to help slaves as they made their way to freedom.
2014_DC_MothersFD_140510151Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Mother's Day
Celebrate your family and the caregivers in your life during this family day. Make portraits of your loved ones like the ones artist Fasanella did of his parents; create a bouquet of paper flowers to give to someone special; and make a decorative family tree to display in your home with artist Alyson...
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!
2016_DC_OlympicFD2_16082033Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Aniekan Udofia
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2016_DC_OlympicFD3_16082091Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Batalá
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2016_DC_OlympicFD_16082051Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Crafts
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2010_DC_PeanutsFD_101002148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Peanuts
The museum hosts a friends-and-family day for all ages with programs inspired by Charles M. Schulz and his characters from Peanuts:
• Snoopy is available for photographs.
• Joe Wos, cartoonist-in-residence at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, offers workshops throughout the day.
• Sean...
2018_DC_TechnologyFD_PTR_18092229Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Pepper the Robot
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns...
2009_DC_Pinball_09103172Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Pinball in the courtyard
Tilt! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about pinball machines with collector and historian David Silverman. Then join us in the courtyard to test your skills on his one-of-a-kind pinball machines. Lecture at 3 p.m., game playing follows.
2018_DC_PresFD_18021760Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President's Day and fifty years of our hallmark exhibition America's Presidents with live music, art activities, tours with historians, and a special appearance by Washington Nationals' Running Presidents. Also featured was music from the past five decades: "Original" Moonligjhters band....
2009_DC_PresFFD_09021488Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2009)
Join us for the fourth annual Presidential Family Fun day at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum to honor America's presidents. Some of the activities scheduled for this Presidents' Day holiday weekend extravaganza include fife-and-drum music, a children's choral group,...
2010_DC_PresFD_100213181Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2010)
Family Day: Presidents Day:
Join us for the fifth annual Presidential Family Day at American Art and the National Portrait Gallery! Music, storytelling, hands-on art projects, a scavenger hunt, and encounters with several “special guests” are just some of the activities scheduled for this lively...
2011_DC_PresFD_110219120Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2011)
The National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum celebrate our nation’s presidents with a day full of craft activities, performances, and scavenger hunts. Make a "Happy Presidents' Day Card" to send to the White House, or dress up as a future President and get your official portrait taken. You can...
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...
2013_DC_PresFD_130216150Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2013)
Start off your Presidents' Day weekend at a patriotic family day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation's past leaders. Stick around to meet some special guests, and pose for your own Presidential...
2014_DC_PresFD_140215306Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2014)
Presented by the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment.
Activities will take place in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard unless otherwise noted.
Hands-on activities:
* Dress up and add yourself...
2015_DC_PresFD_Crafts_15021529Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Crafts etc
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_GWAL_15021522Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_Corps_15021589Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Linton Hall Fife and Drum Corps
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_Heads_15021558Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2016_DC_PresFD_Crafts_16021383Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Crafts
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered:
*...
2016_DC_PresFD_Corps_160213148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Linton Hall Fife and Drum Corps
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered on this...
2016_DC_PresFD_Racing_16021364Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Racing Presidents
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered on this...
2019_03_23A1_CBlossomFD_Crafts119Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Crafts and all else
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture. A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day on our F Street plaza. Afterward, move into the Kogod Courtyard for a day of Japanese music and performances. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, decorate... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Misc_17032557Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Crafts and Miscellaneous
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Music_17032538Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Japanese Musical Performance
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2019_03_23A2_CBlossomFD_Other31Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Other Performers
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture. A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day on our F Street plaza. Afterward, move into the Kogod Courtyard for a day of Japanese music and performances. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, decorate... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Drums_170325192Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Taiko Drumming by Nen Daiko
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2019_03_23A3_CBlossomFD_Drums268Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Taiko Drumming, with Nen Daiko
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture. A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day on our F Street plaza. Afterward, move into the Kogod Courtyard for a day of Japanese music and performances. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, decorate... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Dance_17032549Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Traditional Dance by Onoe Ryu
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_Crafts_16040963Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Crafts
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_JMP_16040947Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Japanese Musical Performance
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_SSM_160409109Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Shizumi Shigeto Manale
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_Taiko_160409179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Taiko Drumming by Nen Daiko
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2017_DC_SafariFD2_170916101Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM on Safari -- Bowen McCauley Dancers
Family Day: SAAM on Safari
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to venture on a jungle safari? Take a walk on the wild side with SAAM and find out! Challenge yourself with a photo scavenger hunt—see if you can spot the animals hiding throughout the museum. Make your own binoculars at one of the...
2017_DC_SafariFD_17091633Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM on Safari -- Crafts
Family Day: SAAM on Safari
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to venture on a jungle safari? Take a walk on the wild side with SAAM and find out! Challenge yourself with a photo scavenger hunt—see if you can spot the animals hiding throughout the museum. Make your own binoculars at one of the...
2019_04_06A_OrchidFD54Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Family Day
Did you know orchids live on every continent except Antarctica? Visit the Kogod Courtyard to explore Orchids: Amazing Adaptations, a Smithsonian Gardens, U.S. Botanic Gardens, SAAM, and National Portrait Gallery partnership, and learn how orchids have adapted to diverse habitats. Learn what makes an... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SummerFD_160618179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Summer in the City
Looking to stay cool this summer? Come and celebrate the hottest season in our indoor courtyard. With water scrims to play in, steel drums by Oasis Island Sounds to dance to, and crafts and games for the whole family, what’s not to love about summer
in the city!
Performance Schedule:
Noon-1 p.m.:...
2008_DC_SAAMTH_08110840Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Thanksgiving Family Festival (2008)
Hungry for turkey? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are celebrating food and friends at SAAM I Am. Join us for a reading of A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Batman and then go on a Food in Art scavenger hunt to find some of your favorite holiday treats in artworks all around the museum....
2014_DC_TGiving_FD_141115168Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Thanksgiving Family Festival (2014)
Every Turkey Day celebration needs a well-dressed table! Start at the museum and make your very own Thanksgiving Day decorations to display. Learn to contra dance with caller Anna Rain and live music with Callithump featuring Glyn Collinson, David Knight, and Andrew Marcus. Then create your centerpiece,...
2016_DC_BigTopFD_AC_161022164Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Under the Big Top Family Day (Acrobatic Conundrum)
Under the Big Top Family Day
The circus is in town! SAAM takes you under the Big Top for an afternoon of dazzling feats with performers from Acrobatic Conundrum (we hope you’re not afraid of heights!) Try your hand at carnival games, grab a tasty bag of popcorn, or make a mask inspired by your favorite...
2016_DC_BigTopFD_16102299Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Under the Big Top Family Day (Except Acrobatic Conundrum)
Under the Big Top Family Day
The circus is in town! SAAM takes you under the Big Top for an afternoon of dazzling feats with performers from Acrobatic Conundrum (we hope you’re not afraid of heights!) Try your hand at carnival games, grab a tasty bag of popcorn, or make a mask inspired by your favorite...
2009_DC_Warholapalooza_09062053Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Warholapalooza
Warholapalooza: Make a piece of art in the style of Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. Including a book reading in the Kogod Courtyard with James Warhola, Andy Warhol’s nephew and author of "Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol," followed by a book signing in the G Street lobby. The book may...
2010_DC_Prints_10012328Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- What's It All Mean To Make Prints
Workshop: What’s It All Mean to Make Prints
Do you know the difference between a lithograph and a serigraph print? Join us for an informative session on printmaking led by Susan Goldman and her colleagues from George Mason University’s Art and Visual Technology Department. Help design a collaborative...
2009_DC_WileyFD_091003124Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- William Wiley
Help us welcome artist William Wiley to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Wiley will perform his own music for audiences of all ages. In between attending Improv for Kids workshops and playing the pinball machines, you can create pinball paintings and design your own buttons.
2015_DC_Winter_FD_150110162Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Winter Festival
Don’t fly south for the winter, flock to the museum! Join us for feathery fun as the whole family enjoys crafting for the birds to celebrate The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, including a printmaking workshop with Lily Press, origami with Smithsonian Gardens, "Take-out Library" with...
2009_DC_Womens_090307144Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2009) -- Crafts
Family Day: Women's History Month: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling with author Yona Zeldis McDonough and folk artist Malcah Zeldis, a musical concert from a cappella trio Ulali, craft activities, dance performances, stamp designing, and a scavenger hunt. Clara Barton will be on hand to share her...
2009_DC_WomensP_090307146Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2009) -- Performances
Family Day: Women's History Month: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling with author Yona Zeldis McDonough and folk artist Malcah Zeldis, a musical concert from a capella trio Ulali, craft activities, dance performances, stamp designing, and a scavenger hunt. Clara Barton will be on hand to share her...
2010_DC_Womens_10030681Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2010)
Family Day: Womens History Month Events for Kids & Family:
Kick off Women’s History Month with musical performances and hands-on art and stamp activities, and walk the red carpet at a celebrity dress-up and photo station. Jointly presented by the American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery,...
2014_DC_Womens_History_14030179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2014)
Women’s History Month Family Day:
Stop by the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate Women’s History Month with a family day event that includes art activities, tours in English and Spanish, music and dance. 
Check out a display of artwork created by students of the Fairfax County Family Literacy...
2012_DC_1812FD_12110355Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- 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...
2018_11_01F_MuertosFD44Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- El Día de los Muertos Celebration
El Día de los Muertos Celebration
Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company. (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Lego_Awards_111112152Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- First LEGO(R) League Family Day
Invention is the theme of the regional First LEGO(R) League Tournament, in which student-designed robots work to solve problems of food safety. Come cheer on your favorite team during a day filled with music, demonstrations, and students working to solve real-world engineering challenges.
2019_02_14E1_Valentines_PopUp47Reynolds Center -- Valentine’s Pop-Up Handi-hour
Celebrate love, friendship, or snark this Valentine’s Day at Handi-hour, which makes a special pop-up appearance at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's main building. Volunteers will be on hand with supplies and templates to help you make a personalized card for your valentine. Our partners from SI... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Crafts_150502161Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Crafts and Technology
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Hist_15050296Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Historical Figures
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Perf_150502113Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Performers
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2016_DC_NSO_Chamber_16010949Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Chamber Music
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...
2016_DC_NSO_Orch_16010994Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Full Orchestra
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...
2016_DC_NSO_Petting_16010954Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Petting Zoo
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...


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2019_05_01A1_Lincoln_RoomD201DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Room Dedication
Dedication of the Lincoln Room in the Capitol. A unanimous House Resolution set aside the former mail room of the original House of Representatives chamber to honor Congressman Abraham Lincoln. This room was just a few feet behind Lincoln's desk on the House floor in what is now Statuary Hall. Linc... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone.... Author folks here pretty much in sequence: Co... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_27D_Underfoot123DC -- Awesome Con DC (2019) -- Underfoot Graphic Novel Launch Party
You're invited to THE UNDERFOOT Launch Party! Hosted by Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Thom Zahler Come celebrate The Underfoot, a new original graphic novel series from Lion Forge Comics, with Co-Creators Emily S. Whitten & Ben Fisher, Artist Michelle Nguyen, & Letterer Thom Zah... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C3_DaviesR145DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Folks here include: Michael Cavna, Mark Shields, Joe Sutliff, Eric Shansby, Clarence Page, Lisa Page, Matt Davies, Matt Wuerker, Clay Jo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C1_DaviesP117DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Rob... (Partially reviewed)


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