For the past 25 years Phillips, America’s first museum of modern art, has hosted a staff art show to showcase one-of-a-kind pieces from artists employed at the museum. Named after James McLaughlin, a still-life painter who worked at the museum for 50 years, the exhibit will be on view through September 17. 1600 21st St., NW; 202-387-2151
This impressive collection of 21 prints showcases the radical advances in optical sciences, physics, and spiritual beliefs that took place in the second half of the 19th century. Munch’s work is said to be colorful, personal and strikingly beautiful. National Mall, 3rd and 9th Sts., 202-737-4215
Helmed as the largest contemporary art gallery in the city, Long View Gallery has hosted an impressive list of both local and international artists in their nearly 9,000 square-foot space. In September, they will showcase the works of Colin Winterbottom, David Douglas, and Curtis Speer in a three-week long photography exhibit. 1234 9th St. NW; 202-232-4788
Brews, Booze, & Bites: American History Food Festival (September 16)
A National Historic Landmark, Tudor Place is rich in both American history and beauty. The Brews, Booze, & Bites event allows you to sample some of the best bakers, brewers, chefs, confectioners, and distillers in the D.C. area while visiting the estate grounds. Right Proper Brews, Republic Restoratives, Reservoir Distillery of Richmond, and Sagamore Spirits will all be serving up their best imbibes. Listen to live prohibition-era jazz music while lounging on the lawn and playing traditional games.
Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe (September 29)
The interactive museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy by bringing back one of its most popular photo exhibits. Featuring more than 70 images from photographer Jacques Lowe, the exhibit showcases intimate images of President Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline, and their children Caroline and John. 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.; 202-292-6100