National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-737-4215.
Picasso once said, “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge" — and the two-part "Indestructible" series at the Hirshhorn aims to prove him right. On January 13, Cologne-based filmmaker Christiane Büchner will introduce a series of shorts based around the theme of destruction. The second night of the series takes place on January 27.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 700 Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-4674.
Restorative Health, 4801 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-244-6661.
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street Northwest; 202-687-6514.
Freer and Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave SW; 202-633-1000.
Socially conscious film fans will want to visit the Goethe-Institut come February. For those interested in African history, there's the Afrofuturism series and discussion on February 3. Expect movies that address themes and concerns of African diaspora, using elements of science fiction and magic realism to examine the past, present, and future for Africans. From February 10 through 12, you can see flicks that highlight nuclear and radioactive issues during the first-ever Uranium Film Festival.
Goethe-Institut, 812 7th Street NW; 202-289-1200.