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Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions.

Free

Thursday Jan 18th, 12:30pm

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Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building.

Free

Thursday Jan 18th, 1pm

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Take 5!: Mike “Bags” Davis QuintetCelebrates the Music

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take 5!: Mike “Bags” Davis QuintetCelebrates the Music of Cal Massey Mike Davis and his quintet pay tribute to Cal Massey, one of the greatest jazz composers of the twentieth century. Davis (on trumpet) and his quartet interpret Massey’s compelling compositions and celebrate what would have been Massey’s 90th birthday. Mike Bags...

Free

Thursday Jan 18th, 5pm

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Time is Fire and Light Beams It’s local bands and local beer. Explore some of the three thousand artworks in the Luce Center while listening to sets by local bands Light Beams and Time Is Fire. Light Beams is an upbeat band with a unique take on twentieth-century dance-pop. Time Is Fire delivers...

Free

Friday Jan 19th, 6pm

Photography and Camera Basics

at Sam D’Amico Photography - Penn Quarter
8th and F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

This hands-on, 90 minute class, is intended to get the participants familiar with light and the tool that we use to make a photograph (a camera). We’ll talk about light as subject and what we do with our camera on a base level (Framing, focusing, metering and exposure.) to create photographic compositions with intention. This is a very basic class...

$65

Saturday Jan 20th, 1:30pm

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Getting To Know Your Camera

at Sam D’Amico Photography - Penn Quarter
718 7th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This hands-on, three-hour workshop is intended to introduce basic photographic principals that will allow the participant to understand how their camera works. Aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity (ISO/ASA), lenses, focusing modes, camera metering and automatic vs. manual exposure settings will be explained and related to the participant’s...

$90

Sunday Jan 21st, 10am

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Spanish - Level 1

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter
1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “tacos” and “margarita,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change all that with Spanish 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Spanish. Here's what to expect:...

$439

11 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

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Spanish - Level 2

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter
1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

Alright, we know you can already introduce yourself and make a damn good first impression. In Spanish 2, we’ll teach you how to take the conversation further. This class is for you if you're familiar with the basics and can say simple sentences in the present tense. Here's what to expect: Know before you go Start here if you’ve already completed...

$439

11 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

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French - Level 1

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter
1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “ooh la la” and “fromage,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready for that all to change with French 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational French. Here's what to expect...

$439

11 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

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Spanish - Level 7

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter
1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

Nivel 7 es para estudiantes que han asistido al nivel 6 muchas veces en Fluent City o para los que han vivido en un país donde se habla español por 6 meses, por lo menos. Nivel 7 es para estudiantes que han asistido al nivel 6 muchas veces en Fluent City o para los que han vivido en un país donde se habla español por 6 meses, por lo menos. No...

$399

10 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm

Spanish 1 Crash Course

at Fluent City - Penn Quarter
1100 G St NW, Virginia, Virginia 20005

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “tacos” and “margarita,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change all that with Spanish 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Spanish. Here's what to expect:...

$439

10 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm

Tamayo Gallery Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Deputy Chief Curator E. Carmen Ramos traces Rufino Tamayo’s artistic development, from his urban-themed paintings to his dream-like canvases, highlighting the crosscurrent of cultural exchange between the American art world and this Mexican modernist.

Free

Wednesday Jan 24th, 5:30pm

Intermediate Photography

at Sam D’Amico Photography - Penn Quarter
8th and F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Build on your already acquired basic SLR technique while adding skills and increasing your visual attention. You’ll strengthen your understanding and application of the craft of photography.  The intent of the class is to deepen the participant’s visual vocabulary and sensitivity while making personal and distinctive photographs. Already...

$275

4 sessions

Thursday Feb 1st, 11:30am

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Color-In Creativity

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Join us this February for the Luce Foundation Center’s young professionals coloring night. Warm up with a cup of complimentary cocoa while flexing your creative muscle. Peruse the cases and color pages based on works on view in the Luce Center. Snacks and other libations will be available for purchase

Free

Friday Feb 2nd, 5:30pm

Introduction to Photography

at Sam D’Amico Photography - Penn Quarter
718 7th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

By working your camera in fully manual exposure mode throughout the class, you will become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation and will learn to use your camera settings and features as elements of effective photographic composition. Class includes in-class lectures/discussion, in-class practical application exercises, homework assignments...

$275

4 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

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