Spend Your Long Weekend Getting Cultured — For Free! — At The Corcoran

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Want to see some amazing art for free? In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is offering free admission to the museum on Monday, which means you can catch three amazing exhibits addressing race and identity before they close.
The groundbreaking 30 Americans has been impressing audiences and critics with its collection of engaging works by some of the most important African-American artists of the past 30 years, including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kehinde Wiley. It's also your last chance to catch two additional shows, Hank Willis Thomas: Strange Fruit and Gordon Parks: Photographs from the Collection, both of which close on the 16th.
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A stroll through these exhibitions will create plenty of fodder for conversation, so you'll probably want to sit for a bite and a chat at chef Todd Gray's Muse café. Don't have the day off on Monday? Stop by Muse on Sunday, instead, to partake in a special brunch menu that includes some of Dr. King's favorite southern dishes. How's that for equal parts comfort and culture?
When: Monday, January 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street NW; 202-639-1700. Call 202-639-1786 for Muse reservations.
Photo: Courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
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