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 “My goal is to celebrate our similarities instead of our differences.” – Aniekan Udofia You might not know him by name, but you definitely recognize his work. Aniekan Udofia is a prominent DC street artist with many of his work visible in northwest D.C. The most iconic of these murals is …

We took a trip to the National Building Museum to check out their newest installation, ICEBERGS. It’s pretty cool, and so is Brett Rodgers, the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the museum. We sat down with him to discuss iceberg slides, shaved ice treats, and, of course, the …

It’s 90 degrees out today. Hot enough to melt… an iceberg, perhaps? We tried to find out at the National Building Museum’s “ICEBERGS” installation, a more than 12,000 square feet “underwater” world in the great room of the building. The installation features soaring replica icebergs that jut in and out …

The best part about the Smithsonian museums is that they offer free access to some of the world’s best collections right here in the District of Columbia. A favorite museum of ours here at FamousDC is the National Gallery of Art. The NGA is home to some of the most amazing …

Taken behind the Washington Monument, this breath taking photo captures the sun rise of Washington DC, one of the most beautiful sites of the city.

Kiruna 4-ever – How to Move a City? is a video capturing the process of an architectural project to physically relocate the city of Kiruna to a sustainable location before the destruction of the city by environmental pressures. Architects have traveled the globe to take part in this exceptional challenge. It …

D.C. photographer, Cade Martin, recently launched his newly redesigned website displaying and promoting his artistic pieces. You may recognize his work from last year’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre advertisement posters. Check out his new, revamped website here!  Photo By: Cade Martin

Meet Morgan Hungerford West. She’s an artist, stylist, content creator and creative consultant. She founded Panda Head Blog in 2006, and over the last nine years has forged a successful, full-time career around hands-on visuals and creative problem-solving. She is really good at making things look really good. Her newest effort is A Creative DC.

Don’t settle in for a long winter’s nap, get out and go see these cool things this weekend. Phillips After 5, punk fundraiser concerts, drones &&& more – your ultimate first February weekend has arrived.

#HEY Are you on the list? Are your friends on the list? We’ve got happy hours coming in September. #NATIONAL Monkey selfies; That app Secret? It’s not so secret; So true we’re not sure how this made it on the Onion; Three words: mug of bacon; the White House is …

We have the best dates (or friend dates) ever lined up for you this weekend. Immerse yourself in comedy, music, embassies, brunch, DJ sets, guitar sets and more.

Restaurants want to own [the best junk] Get to know your Ward 6 councilmember [Shelonda Tillman] The Army has a lot of really valuable art [in a vault] Georgetown becoming kind of a snoozer [DSW coming] Photo by John Sonderman

The intersection of 7th Street, Florida Avenue, and U Street Northwest perpetually echoes the “boom-tap, a-boom-boom tap” sound made famous by the late Godfather of go-go, Chuck Brown. Minor Threat front man and D.C. native Ian MacKaye can still be heard playing all ages shows throughout the city, making tickets available exclusively at local record shops. And, if you get creative, you can scour the side streets of D.C. and find some of the rare remaining tags of the elusive Cool “Disco” Dan. D.C. underground will be sanctified this weekend in a 3-day lambast of cool marking the opening of “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980’s” and the world premiere of the film “The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan”.

Meet Philippa Hughes. Philippa is a well-known art collector and art connector in DC who is famously known for creating the Pink Line Project, a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC. FamousDC was lucky enough to chat with Philippa about the DC art scene and what makes our city just as fun as any other. Here is what she had to say about the past and present.   Written by FamousDC contributor Brittany Horowitz

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