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Spotlights
Degas/Cassatt
Thru Sun, October 5
National Gallery of Art

Focusing on the critical period from the late 1870s through the mid-1880s when they were most closely allied, this exhibition brings together some 70 works in a variety of media to illustrate the artistic dialogue that developed between Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt.
Uke and Guitar Summit 2014
Sat, August 9
Strathmore

This year’s Summit embraces the versatility of the amazing Ukulele along with the Hawaiian steel guitar and the tenor guitar. Hosted by Grammy-winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, the fun includes classes, jam sessions, concerts, music workshops and both hula and yoga classes.
National Gallery of Art Film Series: Canyon Cinema 16mm: Thru August 31, 2014
For this year’s edition of the Gallery’s summer preservation festival, eight programs of new and archival film prints survey the exceptional legacy and cultural vitality of Canyon, from its beginnings in 1960 through the present day. All films are screened in 16 mm format.
Celebrating Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Art
Thru Sun, September 7
National Gallery of Art

The Portrait of Joseph Roulin, on loan from the Netherlands' Kröller-Müller Museum, portrays both a friend and muse of the artist.
American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
Thru Sun, September 28
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Thru Tue, September 2
National Geographic