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“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms”

February 13 - April 29

In 1941, FDR made a speech to Congress laying out four basic American freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Norman Rockwell then used that idea as the basis for four paintings that depicted his Vermont neighbors tucking their children into bed, eating Thanksgiving dinner, and so forth. […]

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$12

“Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla”

February 16 - May 19

With a title that means “I am an island,” this is the first-ever museum show devoted to the work of Cuba-raised, Puerto Rico–based artist Zilia Sánchez. Born in Havana in the 1920s, she got her start designing sets for an anti-Batista theater group. But the pieces in this exhibit are less overtly political. Instead, they’re […]

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$15

“Queens of Egypt” Exhibit Opening

March 1 at 10:00 am - March 31 at 6:00 pm
National Georgraphic Museum, 1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The concept: Cutting-edge research and imaging techniques have revealed new discoveries from the Valley of the Queens, resulting in a fresh look at the lady rulers of Egypt’s New Kingdom. Don’t miss: A quartet of imposing female goddesses with lions’ heads; the 18-foot-long “Harem Conspiracy Papyrus,” which tells the story of the attempt by Ramses […]

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Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance

Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance

March 11 at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC United States

Three poets with different and distinct identities come together for one night of reading verse about the rich and complex idea of Southern food and culture. From how to make potato salad to memories of canning to livers and gizzards, this anthology celebrates twenty years of symposia from the Southern Foodways Alliance

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