Saturday Afternoons in the Galleries

Listen to gallery talks, pause to enjoy music by Washington area performers as you explore the Museum, or join a teaching artist-led class on select Saturdays throughout the season. Check back regularly, as new programs may be added.

Saturday, October 5, 2pm

Sculpture Talk with Foon Sham

Join local artist Foon Sham as he discusses his work, Revolve (2009), in the Sculpture Garden. Foon Sham is a professor at the University of Maryland and has an active studio practice. His work has been shown at the American University Museum, the National Building Museum, and the National Museum of American History, among many others.
Free | No reservation required

Saturday, October 12, 2pm

Gallery Talk: Joan Miró

Joanna Baker, Head of Collections Management, discusses Joan Miró’s Deux Personnages (1935) in the context of his use of collage and multimedia and placing it within the framework of his career as a whole.
Free | No reservation required

Saturday, October 26, 2 pm

Sketching in the Garden

Following a walk through the Sculpture Garden, participants are guided by a teaching artist in sketching from observation.
This meditative art making experience will use all of your senses to explore your surroundings and bring your drawings to life. No experience is necessary. Please bring your own sketchbook, materials and water bottle.
Advanced registration required | $10 per person, includes all-day museum admission


Saturday, November 2, 2pm
Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

Jeneen Piccurrio guides participants through a gentle yoga class surrounded by surrounded by art and nature.
Sri yoga is a chakra based, gentle, traditional hatha yoga practice accessible to all levels. Restorative and healing poses aligned with breath awareness are held to allow deeper access with greater release
Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat and any props or blankets you prefer. Yoga mats will be available for rent on a first come basis. $5 per mat.
Advanced registration required | $10 per person, includes all-day museum admission

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Outdoor events will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

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