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Let our Culture Series help you experience museums and theaters guided by professionals, curators and other experts. Join us every other Friday morning for a unique presentation.

You only need to RSVP one time to receive zoom links to all of the sessions in the Culture Series.

Session time: Every other Friday morning – check each session to see if it is at 10:00 am or 11:00 am 

Session dates: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4

 

September 18 – Hillwood Estate & Museum Tour (10 am)
Join us for a guided history and tour of Hillwood, the mansion of Marjorie Merriweather Post. We’ll visit the mansion room by room, enjoy photos, collection highlights and archival images. Our docent will share insider knowledge and answer any questions we may have! This is a very special opportunity to explore treasures and icons collected by the amazing heiress, businesswoman and socialite.

October 2 – DC Art Highlights Tour (11 am)

Our guide for this virtual tour of several DC museums, Dr. Betsy Tebow, will help us experience and learn about highlights from each! Betsy, a retired art history professor with over 40 years teaching experience, will include art pieces from the National Gallery of Art, the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American Art and The Phillips Collection. Dr. Tebow earned her doctorate in art history from University of Maryland and was a professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Since retiring, Betsy has launched a second career as an extra in films and on TV.  Join us for a walk-free visit of DC’s best!

October 16 – Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time (11 am)

We invite you to join us as Pier Penic, Education Specialist K-12 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, leads us on a virtual tour of this major exhibition to explore global medieval Saharan Africa. “Caravans” features over 300 works primarily from the eighth – 16th centuries A.D. from across the Saharan region of West Africa as well as its diverse peripheries and sites of exchange – from England and Italy to Iran and China, as well as Nigeria and Ghana.

October 30 – National Portrait Gallery Tour (11 am)

We invite you to join us on a private, virtual visit to The National Portrait Gallery guided by Vanessa Jones, Access Program Specialist. After giving us a brief history of this DC museum that was opened to the public for the first time in 1968, Vanessa will share a highlights tour of some of the most compelling portraits in their collection. The purpose of The National Portrait Gallery is to display portraits of men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development and culture of the people of the United States. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is housed in the historic Old Patent Office Building.

THURSDAY November 12 – Special Event, More Information Soon (7:30 pm)

December 4 – Glenstone Museum (11 am)

Come along on a virtual exploration of Potomac’s very own Glenstone Museum. We will virtually be led on a tour titled “I Love My Leaf: Formalism, Mindfulness and Plant Identification” and focus on meaningful engagement at the intersection of art and science. What a time of year to celebrate nature and the impact it has in art! Glenstone is a place that seamlessly integrates art, architecture and nature into a serene and contemplative environment.

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