September Events at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

By Editorial Team on September 9, 2016
See all of DC at Our Lady of Perpetual Help's parking lot.
See all of DC at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s parking lot.

Thursday September 12, 11am & 2pm and Sunday September 25, 11am & 2pm
Twelve Years Tours to Treasure
Families can sign up for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963 – 1975. Kids then go on a self-guided treasure hunt with an exhibition family guide to test their knowledge. Kids receive a free gift after completing their treasure hunt. This program is offered at two times during the day, 11am and 2pm. Twitter: #FamilyTours

Saturday 13, 10:00 am
Artist Studio Tour to DC
Ride the museum shuttle and visit local artists in their homes and studios. Artists include Alonzo Davis (mixed media) and Alec Simpson (painter). $10 transportation fee.
Twitter: #ArtistTour

Saturday 17, 2:00 pm
Art Workshop: Marvelous Molas!
Artist Camilla Younger leads this hands-on workshop making the distinctive and colorful patterns called molas using yarn and a variety of materials. The mola designs use forms from nature and everyday life to embellish clothing, and is an art form associated primarily with the Kuna women of Panama. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, DC. and in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Twitter: #Art #HispanicHeritageMonth #DCYouth

Sunday 18, 2:00 pm
Artist Talk: Women of the WPOW
In collaboration with Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), photographers Gabriela Bulisova and Becky Harlan will discuss their individual projects. Bulisova’s Inside Outside focuses on men reentering their communities and Harlan presents, DC’s Anacostia River, which explores life along the Anacostia River. Following their presentations, WPOW President and ACM photographer Susana Raab will moderate a Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. WPOW is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization representing over 200 photojournalists which seeks to educate the public about the role of women in the field of photojournalism. Twitter: #DCArtists #WomenInTheArts

Saturday 24, 2:00 pm
Artist Talk with Alejandro Orengo
Alejandro Orengo is a Baltimore-based photographer and filmmaker who covered the riots in April 2016 following the death of Freddie Gray. Known primarily as a street photographer, some of his work will appear in the museum’s upcoming exhibition Gateways. Join the artist as he shows examples of his photography and talks about his artistic process. This program is presented in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates community and cultural diversity. Twitter: #HispanicHeritageMonth #ArtistTalk

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.