With the new Congress, comes congressional receptions! As per usual, there's also art receptions galore.

As always, you can find the full list of events on our main page (including last-minute additions).

⇢ Full List of Events ⇠

Monday, February 11

Explore the Arctic in Virtual Reality, 5-7:30pm at Rayburn Building, Foyer. Your office is cordially invited to a special event featuring a journey to the Arctic in virtual reality. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a cherished landscape owned by all Americans. FREE

Tuesday, February 12

ILSS 116th Congress Welcome Reception!, 6-8pm (27 D St SE). Join the Illinois State Society as we welcome in the 116th Congress and the newly elected Illinois Members of Congress – Jesus Garcia (IL-4), Sean Casten (IL-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) FREE

Wednesday, February 13

16th Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception, 5-8pm at Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building FREE

Thursday, February 14

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. FREE

Friday, February 15

A Toast to Former Presidents! The Frederick Press Book Club Launch!, 6-9pm at Anthony Bowen Branch YMCA (1325 W Street Northwest). “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.” - Oprah Winfrey. Includes Guyanese buffet reception. $10

Saturday, February 16

Art Gallery Reception & Talk, 5=7pm at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf (60 District Square SW). Meet Finnish artists Nina Mickelsen and Marja Carpenter and see their incredible paintings and sculptures. FREE

Sunday, February 17

__lineation__, 500pm at DC Arts Center (DCAC) (2438 18th Street NW). John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a site-specific, subtle installation of line-work in order to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked. __lineation__ is an intervention that in its simplicity and directness encourages contemplation. FREE

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