2022 Dupont—Kalorama Museum Consortium Walk Weekend

By Editorial Team on May 23, 2022
Courtesy of the Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Consortium.

After a two-year hiatus, The Dupont-Kalorama Museum Consortium announces the return of Walk Weekend an annual festival held on the first weekend in June.  

From 10 AM to 4 PM on June 4th, and 5th, 2022 attendees will enjoy free admission, special exhibitions, tours, music, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages and interests at Consortium Museums, including National Museum of American Jewish Military HistoryThe Phillips CollectionThe Woodrow Wilson HouseAnderson HouseDumbarton House, and the newly added Dupont Underground.

Guests are invited to take a self-guided tour through The Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods to visit each site, enjoying the distinctive combination of visual charm and historical surroundings, complemented by a variety of art galleries, specialty shops, hotels, and restaurants. Attendees can register and find event information online.

Each site will offer an exciting and unique experience for Walk Weekend attendees:

National Museum of American Jewish Military History     1811 R St. NW

View our new exhibition on Jewish American military service during the Vietnam War and learn about unique experiences of individuals serving in wartime. Meet veterans of different conflicts in American history. Join us in celebrating Shabbat on Saturday and Shavuot on Sunday. 

The Phillips Collection      1600 21st St. NW 

Founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921, The Phillips Collection has been collecting groundbreaking works of modern and contemporary art for one hundred years. Duncan Phillips’s former home—and modern additions to it—provide a unique setting for the collection’s nearly 6,000 works. 

The Woodrow Wilson House     2340 S St. NW 

See the historic home of our 28th President, a perfectly preserved time capsule from the 1920s, then visit the gallery for our special exhibition Suffrage Outside, Inside: the 19th Amendment at 101!

Anderson House     2118 Massachusetts Ave NW 

Tour the headquarters of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati—a Gilded Age mansion originally completed in 1905 —at your own pace in addition to exploring the special exhibition, Saving Soldiers: Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War. 

Dumbarton House      2715 Q St. NW 

After exploring our period rooms – decorated to look as they did in 1804 – learn about ten women making strides in the historic preservation field through our exhibition Power in Preservation, closing at the end of June, and make your own preservation-themed craft! 

Dupont Underground      19 Dupont Circle NW 

Dupont Underground is transforming a long-abandoned streetcar station under Dupont Circle into a cultural platform aiming to inspire and strengthen thought-provoking dialogue among artists and the community. In June, we are hosting our exhibit with the Washington Blade Newspaper, The Gender Within: The Art of Identity.

Volunteer and partnership opportunities are available; please contact dupontkaloramamc@gmail.com for more information.

About Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium 

The Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) was established in 1983 to promote these “off the Mall” museums and their neighborhoods. It is a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of and collaboration between its member institutions. The DKMC also serves as a vehicle to enhance a greater sense of our artistic and historical heritage for a local and national audience.