Thursday, June 14, 2018 (Morning)
TIME: 10:30 – 2:30 pm. Meet at WNDC at 10:15 am; Van departs promptly at 10:30.
EVENT TYPE: Tour
The idea for this tour sprang from a successful program at WNDC in February as part of our “Social Role of the Arts” series with the heads of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (ACM, see picture), the Anacostia Arts Center, and the Theater Alliance at the Anacostia Playhouse. Attendees were wowed at the array of artistic and cultural activities in Ward 8 and enthusiastically supported the idea of a special tour to visit these wonderful facilities.
The van, which departs WNDC at 10:30am, will first carry participants to the ACM for a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s collections, a viewing of its latest exhibition, “A Right to the City,” which focuses on six DC neighborhoods, and special presentations over lunch with community leaders. Then we will have a tour of the “Ward 8 Arts and Culture Scene,” driving by Civil War Forts Ricketts and Stanton and the Frederick Douglass home, and then stopping for visits at the Anacostia Arts Center and Anacostia Playhouse.
PRICE: Tour & Lunch. $40 members, $45 non-members.