Arts and Points of Interest
The UDC Farmers Market brings local, fresh, sustainable food to campus on Saturdays from mid-May to mid-November from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vendors include farmers, bakers, and artisans from the District, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy.
Levine Music, the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for music education, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music.
Peirce Mill is significant as the last existing mill in the District of Columbia and the only 19th-century gristmill maintained by the National Park Service that operates on a full-time basis. It stands as a unique symbol of the milling industry which flourished along Rock Creek.
The Whittle School & Studios opening in fall of 2019 will be the first school for the Innovation Age, serving children ages 3 to 18, with the first two campuses in Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China opening in Fall 2019. The Whittle School will offer a truly global education across a network of modern, thoughtfully designed campuses around the world; a carefully developed progressive curriculum rooted in interdisciplinary and experiential learning; and an unequaled advising system to provide a personalized education.
The Whittle School & Studios will be located in the former International Telecommunications Satellite (INTELSAT) Organization Headquarters Building is one of the most iconic buildings on Connecticut Avenue. Located on an 11.75-acre site between Tilden and Van Ness Streets, and between Connecticut Avenue and International Drive NW. Opened in phases between 1984 and 1988, the building is one of the more notable modernist buildings in DC. Its architect, John Andrews, was an influential Australian architect who made his name designing dramatic brutalist buildings in Canada.
WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area. It is member-supported, professionally staffed, and licensed to American University.