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Visitors enjoying a Drop-In Art Making activity in the East Building Atrium.

First Saturday: February

First Saturdays

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • East Building
  • Festivals
  • In-person

Celebrate Black history, art, and stories in this special day. Learn about two of Washington D.C.’s greatest artists, Alma Thomas and Sam Gilliam, and make art inspired by them.  Plus, listen to the sounds of the D.C. Youth Orchestra and check out Celebrating Black Stories, a series of short films curated by the New York International Children’s Film Festival. All activities are free, and most are first come, first served.

On the first Saturday of each month the National Gallery springs to life with a variety of engaging activities for all ages. Learn about upcoming First Saturdays.