Notice to Our Patrons
National Park Service will implement metered parking around the National Mall starting June 12, 2017. Please visit the National Parks Service website
for more information.
A Mingle With Marlene
Sip a cocktail in the presence of a Hollywood icon (in photos and film clips that is) during an evening in the stylish spirit of the Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image. In an after-hours gathering, historian and exhibit curator Kate Lemay discusses the star’s career and her trademark glamour, as well the making of the retrospective.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Discovering Glass in Philadelphia
See Philadelphia in a new light as museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker guides a tour to four special sites: a museum, a spectacular Tiffany mosaic mural, a university glass studio, and a unique exhibit of glass art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All the Presidents' Gardens
From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, the White House grounds have mirrored American garden history and changing fashions in horticulture and design. Author Marta McDowell offers a survey of their transformations and traditions, featuring the presidents, first ladies, and their gardeners.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Niagara Falls: A Summer Spectacular
One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a memorable dinner in one of Ontario’s most historic and charming towns.
Depart: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
From Idea to IPO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success
Successful Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur Danielle Tate provides an informative look at the basic tenets of entrepreneurship, drawing on the stories of real entrepreneurs for illustration.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.