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Credit: Michaele Barnes, Smithsonian

Credit: Michaele Barnes, Smithsonian

Press Release

Anacostia Community Museum Extends Hours Beginning Jan. 7, 2020, With Twilight Tuesdays

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is extending its hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and introducing a new program series, Twilight Tuesdays, designed to welcome visitors to the museum after hours starting Jan. 7, 2020. The museum reopened in mid-October with a new director, mission, vision and refreshed spaces, both inside and out, after a seven-month closure for renovations. The museum is located at 1901 Fort Pl. S.E.

"The museum’s current hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are not convenient for everyone to take advantage of the wonderful programs and exhibits offered during the week," said Melanie Adams, director of the museum. "The evening schedule will ensure that people who live and work near the museum have additional opportunities to enjoy this cultural gem right in their backyard."

Visitors will be able to view the current exhibition "A Right to the City" or participate in a variety of free programs Tuesday evenings that start at 6:30 p.m. for 30 to 60 minutes. Future programs include sneak peeks into the museum's collections, community game nights and guided art activities to access to one's inner creative. January's Twilight Tuesdays schedule is listed below. Visit for information on this series and other museum public programs.

Twilight Tuesdays in January 2020

  • Jan. 7-Healthy Eats. The founder of Fresh Food Factory, Amanda Stephenson, provides a food demo/tasting using ingredients from her Anacostia Arts Center store.
  • Jan. 14-Bust a Move. Hip-Hop dance demo and audience participation from Culture Shock, a Washington, D.C.-based dance organization.
  • Jan. 21-Highlight on the Collection. Champion boxer and Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson discusses his career and shows his boxing gear.
  • Jan. 28-The Art of Slam. Jonathan Tucker from Poetry Teaching Artists introduces the art of slam based on themes of gentrification, displacement and personal identity.

About the Museum: Established in 1967, the Anacostia Community Museum examines the impact of contemporary social issues on urban communities. For general information, call (202) 633-4820; for public program information, call (202) 633-4844 or visit Follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Note to editor:Images for publicity can be obtained from Also visit the museum website at for the calendar of public programs associated with the exhibitions.