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16 January 2016

The New Renwick: Dedicated to the Future of Art

Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…


Katie Kirchhoff  |  No Comments

Renwick Stairwell Carpet

1 October 2013

Inside Washington’s Capitol Symbolism

Washington docent Jackie Burns shares the hidden symbols inside the US Capitol building.


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The Apotheosis of Washington

17 February 2013

In Focus: Presidential Trivia

Test your American history knowledge with our presidential trivia.


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments

Context President's Day Trivia

18 January 2013

History Lesson: 57th Presidential Inauguration

Want to learn more about the history behind the Presidential inauguration? Docent Jackie Burns give us a little context.


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Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

30 October 2012

Civil War Sesquicentennial

If you’ve ever driven through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Virginia, you’ve likely seen evidence of the Civil War – monuments,…


Liz Tunick  |  No Comments

National Gallery of Art walking tour

16 October 2012

What we are reading: from 007 to global gardener

A selection of the articles that we enjoyed reading the most this week


Petulia  |  No Comments


8 August 2012

Summer Evenings in the City

Late summer can be a tough time to visit the city. The pavement and buildings can trap the heat making…


Carolyn Macuga  |  1 Comment

Evening Walking Tours

14 June 2012

“A Capitol Fourth”: Celebrating in D.C.

Throughout America, from big cities to backyard BBQs, Independence Day is celebrated each July 4. But few places offer the…


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July 4th Fireworks

29 March 2012

D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each spring, the tidal basin of Washington, D.C. becomes a veritable sea of pink, the air replete with the sweet…


Liz Tunick  |  No Comments


20 March 2012

A Walk Through the New Ninteenth Century French Galleries at the National Gallery of Art

It’s been a little more than a month since the newly-reinstalled nineteenth-century French paintings galleries reopened at the National Gallery…


Liz Tunick  |  No Comments


14 February 2012

Summer Camp in Paris

Learn about our new Summer Camp program. How it works and how you could take advantage of it!


Petulia  |  13 Comments


31 January 2012

Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in…


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments


20 September 2011

4 Curious Facts About the Smithsonian American Art Museum & the National Portrait Gallery

Washington is a marvelous city to visit in the fall: the summer’s tourists have mostly departed, and the promise of…


Katie W  |  No Comments


7 August 2011

Front Yard America: Introducing Context Washington

If you haven’t heard yet, we just launched our newest Context city, Washington, D.C. Given our presence in Boston, New…


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments