Leibovitz, known for her stunning black and white portraits and groundbreaking assignments, explores what moves and inspires her in the everyday world. Landscapes, house interiors and found objects are just some of the works you’ll find in the exhibit. Smithsonian American Art Museum (americanart.si.edu), through May 20.
Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Changing of the guard takes place every hour on the hour.
Memorial Drive, Arlington, Va.
Daily 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Free.
Arlington House, daily, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 703-557-0614.
Cemetery Tourmobile leaves every 20 min. from the Visitor’s Center, daily, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Adults, $6; under 12, $3; under 3, free.
West Potomac Park, across the Tidal Basin from the Jefferson Memorial.
Open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. Free.
Jefferson Memorial, southern end of 15th St. SW.
Open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. Free.
Korean War Veterans Memorial, West Potomac Park on the Mall (across the Reflecting Pool from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial).
Open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. Free.
Lincoln Memorial, 23rd St. between Constitution and Independence Aves. NW.
Open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. Free.
Marine Corps War Memorial, Along Route 50 by Arlington National Cemetery.
Open 24 hrs. daily. Free.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial,
Judiciary Square, between E and F sts. and 4th and 5th sts. NW.
Open 24 hrs. daily. Free.
Visitor’s Center: 605 E St. NW. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m. Visitor’s Center closed on federal holidays.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Just north of the Reflecting Pool, 23rd St. and Constitution Ave. at Henry Bacon Dr. NW
Open 24 hrs. daily. Free.
Women’s Memorial, Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Apr. through Sept., 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Free.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Established in 1981 by partners Sylvia Ripley and Christopher Addison, Addison/Ripley has become one of Washington's foremost contemporary galleries, featuring changing exhibitions of the work of leading area and of internationally recognized artists. 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 202/338-5180. www.addisonripleyfineart.com
- Jan. 28-March 3: Kay Jackson: “Thinking Inside the Box”
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. Using photographs, documents and state of the art audiovisual equipment, the museum helps visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom. 1200 U St., NW. 202/667-2667. http://afroamcivilwar.org
Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. This gallery offers exhibitions and programs that enhance Jewish identity, examine issues of social importance and develop community. 1529 16th St., NW. Sun.–Thur. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 202/518-9400. www.washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/gallery/
Art Museum of the Americas. The museum, founded in 1976, houses a solid collection of Latin American and Caribbean art -- from colonial to contemporary -- in diverse media. 201 18th St., NW. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is free. 202/458-6016. http://museum.oas.org
- Through Jan. 22: Traveling Light + Common Place
- Through Jan. 25: Lost Worlds
Conner Contemporary Art. Since opening in 1999, Conner Contemporary Art (CCA) has mobilized the careers of artists who excel in diverse media. 1358 Florida Ave., NE. 202/588-8750. http://www.connercontemporary.com/
Corcoran Gallery of Art. The capital’s oldest gallery features an elegant collection of classic and modern American and European art. 500 17th St., NW. Farragut West and Farragut North. Sun., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Mon., Tues. General admission, $6; kids 6 and under and members, free. Some special exhibition admission prices apply. 202/639-1700. corcoran.org
- Through Jan. 16: Gordon Parks: Photographs from the Collection
- Through Jan. 16: Hank Willis: Strange Fruit
- Through Feb. 12: 30 Americans
Folger Shakespeare Library. The world’s largest collection of Shakespearean materials, rare Renaissance books and works of art. 201 E. Capitol St., SE. 202/544-4600. folger.edu
- Through Jan. 16: Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
- Jan. 16: MLK Day: Not Another Day Off
- Feb. 2-May 20: Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers, 1500-1700
Gallery 10, Ltd. Since 1974, the exhibitions have featured all media as well as installations and video representations. The gallery's stated goal is the promotion of high quality art, and experimental and high risk work. 1519 Connecticut Ave., NW. Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 202/232-3326.
Gallery Plan b. Plan b is a grass roots operation whose mission is to present an eclectic mix of artwork from established and emerging artists while catering to a diverse and growing audience of art buyers. 1530 14th St., NW. Wed.–Sat. 12 pm.–7 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.–5 p.m. 202/234-2711. www.galleryplanb.com
- Jan. 11-Feb. 26: Works by Bernardo Siles
- Feb. 29-April 8: “Precious Metals”
Hillwood Museum and Gardens. The heir to the Post cereals empire founded this 25-acre estate boasting several gardens and a collection of Russian imperial and French decorative arts. 4155 Linnean Ave., NW; Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7; children (6–18), $5; members, free. 202/686-5807. hillwoodmuseum.org
- Through Jan. 15: Wedding Belles
International Visions Art Gallery. International Visions presents visual art exhibitions and special cultural traditions in dance, music, theater and the literary arts. 2629 Connecticut Ave., NW. Wed. and Thurs. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 202/234-5112. www.inter-visions.com
- Through Jan. 7: Stanley Agbontaen
International Spy Museum. Learn about espionage—its past and present—through an interactive and playful tour. 800 F St., NW. Gallery Place. Hours vary. Adults, $18; seniors and active-duty military and intel community, $17; children (5–11), $15; children 4 and under, free. 202/393-7798. spymuseum.org
- Jan. 12: SMERSH: Stalin’s Secret
- Jan. 19: Vienna, City of My Dreams: An Evening with Oleg Kalugin
- Feb. 1: The Greatest Spies of World War II: Garbo, Baker, de Clarens…and Hemingway?
Irvine Contemporary Art. Irvine Contemporary specializes in contemporary art by early and mid-career artists with growing national and international reputations. A select group of major established artists are featured for collectors interested in building collections with art works in every category of interest. 1412 14th St., NW. Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 202/332-8767. irvinecontemporary.com
- Jan. 28-Feb. 11: Gaia: Urban Interventions
The Kreeger Museum. This former residence is home to some of the Kreeger family’s permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century artworks. 2401 Foxhall Rd., NW. Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tues.–Fri., by reservation only; tours, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors and students, $7; members, free. 202/338-3552. kreegermuseum.org
Mount Vernon. George Washington’s picturesque home and final resting place on the banks of the Potomac River teaches visitors about colonial life on a presidential scale. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, Va. Through February, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults, $15; seniors 62 and older, $14; children 6–11, $7; children 6 and under, free. 703/780-2000. mountvernon.org
- Feb. 18: Hoecakes and Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington
Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a gallery devoted to local, unusual and "in your face" art -- art that most galleries in the District don't or won't show. 1054 31st St., NW. Wed.–Sat. 1 p.m.–6 p.m. 202/342-6230. www.mocadc.org
National Building Museum. This museum pays homage to American achievements in the building arts. 401 F St., NW. Judiciary Square. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free; $5 suggested donation. 202/272-2448. nbm.org
- Through May 28: Unbuilt Washington
National Gallery of Art. This national treasure provides a wealth of classic and modern art in two very different buildings linked by an underground corridor. 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. Archives–Navy Memorial. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. 202/737-4215. nga.gov
- Through March 4: Harry Callahan at 100
- Through April 8: Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes
National Museum of Women in the Arts. This renovated Renaissance-revival structure houses a comprehensive collection of women’s art from the 16th century through today. 1250 New York Ave., NW. Metro Center. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m. Adults, $10; students and seniors 60 and older, $8; members and youth 18 and under, free. 202/783-5000. nmwa.org
- Through Jan. 15: The Collection in Depth
- Through March 4: 25 x 25: Artists’ Books from the NMWA Collection
The Octagon Museum. Located two blocks from the White House, the Octagon is a nationally recognized museum for architecture and design as part of the American Architectural Foundation. 1799 New York Ave., NW. Group tours only. Adults, $5; seniors and children, $3. 202/638-3221. archfoundation.org/octagon
Parish Gallery. Parish Gallery primarily, but not exclusively, represents contemporary visual artists of significance from Africa and the African Diaspora. 1054 31st St., NW. 202/944-2310. www.parishgallery.com
The Phillips Collection. The former home of Duncan Phillips is filled with a diverse collection of French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and modern art. 1600 21st St., NW. Dupont Circle. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., except Thurs., 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Mon. Intro tours, Sat., 11 a.m., free with admission. Tues.-Fri. admission to the permanent collection is by donation; all weekend visitors pay special exhibition fee; Adults, $10; seniors and students, $8; 18 and under and members, free. Prices vary with exhibit. 202/387-2151. phillipscollection.org
- Feb. 4-May 6: Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard
Project 4. This gallery's programming promotes an international, forward-thinking exhibition schedule of contemporary art and design. 1353 U St., NW. Wed.–Sat. 12–6 p.m. or by appointment. 202/232-4340. www.project4gallery.com
R Street Gallery. The R street gallery shows contemporary art that explores the political, social and environmental issues of our day, and supports progressive non-profit organizations through exhibitions, donations and other special events. 2108 R St., NW. Thur.–Fri. 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 1–6 p.m. and by appointment. 571/334-1900. www.rstgallery.com
Textile Museum. This museum has explored the beauty and craftsmanship of textile arts for 75 years. 2320 S St., NW. Dupont Circle. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1–5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and federal holidays. Suggested $5 donation. 202/667-0441. textilemuseum.org
- Through Feb. 12: Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa
The Touchstone Gallery. This elegant and spacious gallery has been owned and run by artists since 1976. 406 7th St., NW. Wed.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., noon–5 p.m.; and by appointment. 202/347-2787. touchstonegallery.com
United States Botanic Garden. Established in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. 245 1st St., SW. Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 202/225-8333. usbg.gov
Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral is a spiritual resource for the nation: a great and beautiful edifice in the city of Washington, an indispensable ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives, and a sacred place for the country in times of celebration, crisis, and sorrow. 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 202/537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org
- Feb. 3: Kindling the Flame: An Evening Pilgrimage Celebrating Saint Brigid
Woodrow Wilson House. A National Historic Trust site, the Wilson house is Washington’s only presidential museum. 2340 S St., NW. Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. Adults, $7.50; seniors, $6.50; students, $3; kids under 7, free. 202/387-4062. woodrowwilsonhouse.org
- The Smithsonian is a collection of world-renowned museums, galleries and a zoo—all open to visitors free of charge. The Smithsonian Information Center in the Castle (Smithsonian Institution Building) is open to visitors 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-1000. smithsonian.org
American Art Museum. Recently reopened, the American Art Museum is the first federal art collection in America, celebrating our country’s artists through their works. 8th and F streets, NW. Gallery Place/Chinatown. Daily, 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 202/633-1000. americanart.si.edu
· Jan. 20-May 20: Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
· Through March 11, 2012: Multiplicity
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. World-renowned collection of Asian and American art. Sackler Gallery: 1050 Independence Ave., SW. Freer Gallery: Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW. The two museums are connected by an underground exhibition space. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-4880. asia.si.edu
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This elegantly balanced circular building houses a massive collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculptures. 7th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. L’Enfant Plaza. Daily; museum, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; plaza, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; sculpture garden, 7:30 a.m.–dusk. 202/633-4674. hirshhorn.si.edu
· Through Feb. 26: Directions: Empire3
International Gallery. Exhibitions from the National Portrait Gallery, the Traveling Exhibition Service and other Smithsonian museums are featured in this collection. S. Dillon Ripley Center. 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW. Smithsonian. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., except Christmas. 202/633-1000. si.edu/ripley
National Air and Space Museum. With more than 8 million visitors each year and a Guinness Book of World Records listing of 118,437 attendees in a single day (on April 14, 1984), it is the world’s favorite museum. 4th Street at Independence Avenue, SW. L’Enfant Plaza. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000. nasm.si.edu
National Museum of African Art. The only national museum dedicated solely to the collection, study and exhibition of African art. 950 Independence Ave., SW. Smithsonian. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-4600. africa.si.edu
· Through March 4: Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley
National Museum of the American Indian. 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. L’Enfant Plaza. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). 202/633-1000. nmai.si.edu
· Through Jan. 7: Conversations with Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change
· Jan. 13-May 9: Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves
National Museum of Natural History. Get a glimpse of everything from below the Earth’s surface to the far reaches of outer space—on display. 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. Smithsonian. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000. mnh.si.edu
· Through Jan. 8: The Bright Beneath: The Luminous Art of Shih Chieh Huang
National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy the museum’s collection of nearly 20,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs—all of which are national treasures. 8th and F streets, NW. Gallery Place/Chinatown. Daily, 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 202/633-1000. npg.si.edu
· Through Jan. 22: Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
· Through April 22: The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
National Postal Museum. Come see the largest stamp collection in the world! 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE. Union Station. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-5555. postalmuseum.si.edu
National Zoological Park. This 165-acre park is home to nearly 5,000 animals. 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW. Woodley Park–Zoo/Adams Morgan. Parking is scarce. Daily, grounds, 6 a.m.–8 p.m.; buildings, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. 202/673-4771. nationalzoo.si.edu
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Renwick is a showcase of American design, craft and contemporary art in the 19th-century collection galleries and grand salon. Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street, NW. Farragut West. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 202/633-2850. americanart.si.edu
· Through May 6: Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House
Udvar-Hazy Center. This facility, built by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, houses more than 80 aircraft and hundreds of space artifacts. 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly, Va. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Free admission. Parking, $12. 202/633-1000. nasm.si.edu
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This profoundly moving museum documents the Holocaust through photographs, film and artifacts. Permanent exhibits are recommended for visitors 11 and older. 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., SW (between 14th and 15th streets, SW). Smithsonian. Daily, 10 a.m.–5:20 p.m.; closed Yom Kippur and Christmas. Limited same-day passes are available starting at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance passes: 800/400-9373; free, but service charge added. 202/488-0400. ushmm.org
Arena Stage. Exciting classical and contemporary productions. Temporarily located at 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va. Show times unless otherwise listed: Sun., Tues., Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs.–Sat., 8 p.m.; selected Sat., 2 p.m.; selected Sun., 2 p.m.; selected Tues. and Wed., noon. 202/488-3300. arenastage.org
· Through March 4: Goodman Theatre’s Production of Red
Center for the Arts. George Mason University. 4400 University Dr., MS 2F5, Fairfax, Va. 22030. 888-945-2468. http://cfa.gmu.edu
· Feb. 4: Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra: Roman Leiontiev conductor
· Feb. 11: Arlo Guthrie: Boys’ Night Out
· Feb. 17: TFA: Can’t Scare Me, The Story of Mother Jones
· Feb. 24: Met Jazz Rehearsal
Folger Theatre. Host to many Shakespearean plays, concerts, literary readings and family activities. 201 E. Capitol St., SE. 202/544-7077. folger.edu
· Through March 4: The Gaming Table
· Feb. 6: Benjamin Percy & Dagoberto Glib
Kennedy Center. The center dually acts as the national center for the performing arts and a memorial to the late president. 2700 F St., NW. Foggy Bottom–GWU with free shuttle to and from the Kennedy Center, Mon.–Fri., 9:45 a.m.–midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.–midnight; Sun., noon–midnight. Free daily tours, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Tours: 202/416-8340. Box office: 202/467-4600. kennedy-center.org
· Feb. 3: Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Aaron Diehl
· Feb. 4: James Madison University School of Music: The Music of Claude Debussy
· Feb. 9: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
· Feb. 10: KC Jazz Club: Nicholas Payton
· Feb. 15: Vocal Arts DC: Florian Boesch, baritone & Roger Vignoles, piano
· Feb. 17: Dianne Reeves
· Feb. 19: The Wings of Ikarus Jackson
· Feb. 25: The Washington Ballet: twyla tharp: All American
· Feb. 28: Washington National Opera: Cosi fan tutte
Lisner Auditorium. George Washington University’s on-campus theater. 730 21st St., NW. Foggy Bottom–GWU. 202/994-6800. lisner.org
· Feb. 3: David Garrett
· Feb. 18: The Kids Are All Right
· Feb. 29: Falmenco Festival 2012: Gala Flamenca
National Theatre. This historic “Theatre of Presidents,” which has been in operation since 1835, has top-quality live attractions on its main stage, as well as many free programs throughout the year. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Metro Center. 202/628-6161. nationaltheatre.org
Shakespeare Theatre. The elaborate sets and impeccable acting would make Shakespeare proud. 450 7th St., NW. Archives–Navy Memorial. Hours vary. 202/547-1122. shakespearedc.org
· Through March 4: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Signature Theatre. Broadway-quality productions and a new intimate playing space make Signature the one to watch. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va. Box office hours: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat.–Sun. 12 p.m.–6 p.m.; Performance hours vary. 703/820-9771. sig-online.org
· Through March 25: Really Really
Strathmore Music Center. This $100 million complex hosts world-renowned performers in its 1,978-seat concert hall. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md. 301/530-0540. strathmore.org
· Feb. 2: Bach’s Brandenburg
· Feb. 6: The St. Olaf Choir
· Feb. 10: Wanda Sykes
· Feb. 15 Emerson String Quartet/Wu Han, piano
· Feb. 25: National Philharmonic: All Bach
· Feb. 26: Lily Tomlin
The Studio Theatre. This eclectic urban theater has built an outstanding reputation for its bold works, revivals and performance art. 1501 14th St., NW. 202/332-3300. studiotheatre.org
· Through Feb. 12: Time Stands Still
· Feb. 15-March 11: Astro Boy and The God of Comics
Synetic Theater. Fusing movement, text, poetry, dance, music and pantomime, this theater company creates a revolutionary synthesis of the theatrical arts. Performances are held at the Rosslyn Spectrum or the Kennedy Center. 703/824-8060. synetictheater.org
· Feb. 7-March 23: Genesis Reboot
Warner Theatre. Plays host to theater, theatrical dance and television presentations, but also national and international recording artists. 513 13th St., NW. Metro Center. 202/783-4000. warnertheatre.com
Wolf Trap. America’s only national park for the performing arts; fall-winter season, The Barns. 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va. 877-965-3872. wolftrap.org
· Feb. 4: John Eaton
· Feb. 9: Mountain Heart
· Feb. 15: JD Souther
· Feb. 24: Cherish the Ladies
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. A creative theater house bringing in some of the most interesting productions and talented performers. 641 D St., NW. 202/289-2443. Box office: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon–6 p.m. woollymammoth.net
· Feb. 13-March 11: Civilization (All You Can Eat)