ARTECHOUSE Launches Immersive Holiday Exhibit 

By Southwester Staff ARTECHOUSE is hosting a holiday exhibit titled SPECTACULAR FACTORY:The Holiday Multiverse. Open to the public November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023, the exhibit uses technologies including floor-to-wall panoramic projection and a spatialized audio system to create a metaverse-like immersion where visitors can interact with digital jingle bells, nutcrackers, wreaths, and a […]

U.S. Botanic Garden Hosts Holiday Display

By Southwester Staff This year’s U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) “Season’s Greenings” holiday display will be on view from Thursday, November 24, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023, and closed on December 25. On the lawn in the gated outdoor gardens, model trains will circulate through agricultural displays made from plant parts showcasing farms across the […]

Rubell Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition Showcases Powerful Artwork in Stunning Setting

By Sheila Wickouski The Rubell Museum DC, located on the site of the historic Randall School, opened its doors to the public in late October with an exhibit titled What’s Going On, a reference to the groundbreaking 1971 album by Randall School alumnus Marvin Gaye, who sang in the glee club as a junior high […]

Anacostia Community Museum Launches Augmented Reality Tour of Southwest

By Southwester Staff A new app-based walking tour from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum leads users through Southwest DC while telling the story of the neighborhood’s redevelopment.  “Before the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed” uses location-based storytelling, augmented reality and immersive audio to examine larger issues of housing inequality through the lens of Southwest. The […]

Southwest Liveaboard Boat Tour To Return October 1

By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier. Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such an unusual environment. This fall, you’ll have the chance to see inside some of those […]

Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building To Reopen with Futures Exhibit 

By Southwester Staff When the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building opened in 1881, it was quickly dubbed America’s “Palace of Wonders” and the “Mother of Museums.” Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, it reopens on November 20, not with a look backward, but with an eye on the future. As the Smithsonian’s second-oldest structure, its stained […]

June Community Calendar

WED 3             4:30-5:30 P.M.  Garden Club.  Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for hands-on fun in the library’s outdoor garden.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW, 202-724-4752. SAT 6               10 A.M.-3 P.M.  Friends of SW Library Summer Book Sale, Brush off your reading […]