The Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building has been prominent on the Mall since its opening as America’s first national museum in 1881, but it has been closed for the last seventeen years. This past weekend, it opened with a fantastic exhibit called The FUTURES, which will be on display until next July.
We asked local photographers to show what they’ve been seeing this fall. Amid the awfulness of the continuing pandemic, they’ve managed to see some wonderful sights.
Veterans Day is a special day in D.C., with many different ways to honor veterans happening at the memorials all over the city.
Black Lives Matter Plaza has just reopened, after a four-month process that changed it from a large painted street mural into a permanent installation.
The High Heel Race, last Tuesday on 17th Street, has been a D.C. tradition since 1986. Sadly, there was no race last year due to the pandemic, but it came back this year with great happiness for both the participants and the large crowds.
There are frequent demonstrations and vigils in D.C. after gun tragedies, but some of the most powerful activism comes from showing the sheer volume of the individual lives lost.
Like clockwork every year, the resident Barred Owls of Rock Creek Park make their appearance to mark the beginning of spring and the beginning of a new cycle of life.
“Whose streets? Our streets!” is a frequent rallying cry in D.C., as residents take over the streets.
Franklin Park has just reopened – with a lot of history, potential, and some uncertainty.
There’s almost no way to comprehend the vast number of lives lost during the pandemic, but a new project on the grounds of the Washington Monument makes the numbers of this staggering loss visible.