April Events at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

By Editorial Team on March 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.
Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.


Saturday 9, 10:00 am
Artist Studio Tour to DC
Ride the museum shuttle and visit local artists in their homes and studios. Artists include Curtis Woody (painter, mixed-media), and Thomas Gomillion (painter). $10 transportation fee. Twitter: #ArtistTour

Sunday 10, 2:00 pm
Twelve Years to Treasure Arts and Crafts
Families can pre-register for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975. Kids and their parents then participate in an art activity using fluorescent color strips to create art panels reminiscent of the 1970s Washington color field school of art. Twitter: #FamilyEvents

Sunday 17Thursday 21, and Saturday 30 11:00 am & 12pm
Twelve Years Tours to Treasure
Families enjoy a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975. Afterwards kids can go on a self-guided treasure hunt with an exhibition family guide to test their knowledge. They’ll receive a free gift for completing the hunt. Each Tours to Treasure program lasts approximately 60 minutes; recommended for families and children (6 years and up). Tours are offered at 11am and 2pm.
Twitter: #ACMFamilyEvents #tours

Saturday 30, 10:30 am
Quilting Workshop with Daughters of Dorcus and Sons
In the spirit of the Twelve Years exhibition, members of the esteemed quilting consortium,Daughters of Dorcus and Sons will demonstrate making a quilt block inspired by the 1970s DC Washington Color School of art. Art from the Washington Color School was distinguished by its generous application of color and bold, geometric shapes. Kits will be provided and will contain pre-cut & marked fabric squares, hand-needles, & thread. Participants are encouraged to bring their own BSK (Basic Sewing Kit).
Note: This is not a beginner’s workshop. Participants should have basic sewing or quilting knowledge and experience. Twitter: #FreeWorkshop

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