Washington, D.C. is home to a number of iconic historical landmarks and museums. This autumn, our awe-inspiring capital will be showcasing several new exhibits at select museums that give visitors a firsthand look at the history of numerous countries and eras.
National Museum of American History
Running along the National Mall, the National Museum of American History presents America’s history in all its complexity. On November 1st, the museum will open its new exhibit, Elephants and Us: Considering Extinction. This exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of the African Elephant Conservation Act and explores America’s relationship with the species over time. Topics include U.S. ivory consumption and our country’s efforts to stop the decline of the elephant population.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Founded in 1981, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world that is entirely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women artists, dating from the 16th century to the present. From September 19th – January 20th, the museum will display the Live Dangerously exhibit, which features photographs that depict women and their powerful connection to the world.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art is an elegant sculpture garden that features roughly 141,000 pieces from various countries and historical eras. From September 15th – January 12th, the museum will display Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence. This is the first exhibition in the U.S. that focuses on the work of Andrea del Verrocchio, a sculptor, painter and teacher of Leonardo da Vinci.
Anderson House was home to American diplomat, Larz Anderson III, and was a major hub for diplomatic and inaugural receptions, formal dinners and luncheons. After his death in 1937, the house was opened to the public two years later. Starting on November 8th, the museum will display America’s First Veterans, an exhibition that will feature paintings, prints, artifacts and documents in memory of the men who fought for American freedom in the Revolutionary War.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Beginning on November 15th, the National Portrait Gallery’s annual Recent Acquisitions exhibition will showcase the 25 new portraits that will be joining the more than 23,000 pieces of work that recognize individuals who have influenced the history and culture of the United States. New pieces include Morgan Freeman, Anna Wintour and Ruben Salazar.
When you find your next home at Sonnet, discover unique and exciting exhibits around every corner. Come take a tour today and experience an elevated D.C. lifestyle!