This Week in the DMV 1/8/17

Travel & Adventure Show

January 14th – 15th.  Looking to get inspired for your next adventure? Mark the calendar for the only travel show in the DC area, which features thousands of experts doling out info on top destinations and must-know travel tips. You’ll be immersed in cultures from around the world and can hear from other globetrotters to help you live out wildest travel dreams. This year, keynote speakers include Peter Greenberg, an Emmy Award-winning reporter and CBS News travel editor, and Travel Channel host Samantha Brown.

Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books

Starting Monday and going until March.  From the public nature of broadsides to the intimacy of a tiny handmade book, the Library and Research Center revels in contrasts of delightful collection items. The “Dead Feminists” broadside series presents eye-catching typography and layouts profiling international feminist heroes, while miniature artists’ books demonstrate intricate, hand-held craft, meant to be easily carried and privately enjoyed.

In the Tower : Barbara Kruger

Open until January 22nd.  Barbara Kruger has a style all her own, making this exhibit a perfect fit to reopen the National Gallery of Art’s reimagined East Building. In the Tower displays Kruger pieces that feature images of figures in profile overlaid with impactful figures of speech. Often times, the figures shown are passive, making the words that much more intense. Don’t miss this installation that showcases one of the most distinctive voices in art.

From Royal Mail to Public Post

Open until January 16th.  Royal Mail celebrates its 500th anniversary as the United Kingdom’s postal service this year, and DC’s National Postal Museum presents this display of original documents dated from 1635 to 1840 in honor of the incredible milestone. During the period at hand, the Royal Mail developed extensively, and you will be able to view important artifacts that chronicle the postal reform of the time, which saw the system go from one available only to high-ranking officials to one available to the public.

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