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Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids is required)

Reviews

“Wow, the museum is packed full of many interesting items. We had a lot of fun looking for secret doors, autographed guitars and many others. My favorite was the hidden wine cellar. It's an unusual and welcome twist for DC. Highly recommend it!” — Melanie
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Most Popular! (on-line reservations required)

Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids is required)


Hours: Tour appointments (based on availability) daily 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Close 5 p.m. (minimum time needed 45 minutes). Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 70 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 -- if you find 2 you are above average).


Team Building (on-line reservations required)

Breakfast Tour
Daily, 9am - noon, Includes Secret Door Tour! (value $25)
$50/per, minimum 10
Breakfast Tour

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(Includes a Secret Door Tour - $25 value!)
Groups of 10 or more will enjoy our delicious continental breakfast and engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of The Mansion. Afterwards tour through our themed rooms and behind secret doors to experience the creative process.

INCLUDES
- Private room (one hour)
- Continental breakfast

(sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate)
- Short discussion

(on our history & philosophy)
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors


Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.

Mustache Madness Hunt
$40/person
Mustache Madness Hunt

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Get your mustache on (don't worry we'll give you one) and join in the fun on this zany hunt around The Mansion & O Museum. You'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for designated items. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Tickets at the door ADD $5/person

Team Building Hunt
Facilitated Experience
$45/person +
Team Building Hunt

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whether your group works for a different department or on different projects we all have the same goal -- success. this facilitator led experience will encourage teamwork, inspire creative thinking, foster communication, build leadership skills, reinforce and teach new skills.

your team will think with their hearts, and feel with their minds as they search through themed rooms and behind secret doors looking for designated items. this facilitator led experience will help generate understanding and communication as your team embarks on a hunt around the mansion - then each team will come together to present their lessons learned and discuss the similarities and differences of their experience.

Prizes additional.

We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes 70!). We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms -- but be warned secret doors are tricky to find -- if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth.

$45 per person
$150 facilitator fee

team building treasure hunt lasts 2 hours

INCLUDES:
- Private room for one hour
- Hunt Facilitator
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

Offered 10am - 3pm based on availability

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing


MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Speakeasy Hunt
shhhh . . . add booze! Daily, 4pm - 7pm
$45/per +, minimum 15
Speakeasy Hunt

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Groups of 15 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion. Afterwards you'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search the main floor for designated items found only at O Museum in The Mansion. Prizes additional.

Includes

- Private room (one hour)
- Exotic cheese & crackers
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors
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FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
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• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
• advanced online-reservations required
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 - Must be 21+ for this hunt
- Bar packages additional
- Add additional appetizers > see options
- Additional mandatory bartender fee will be applied
- Not available Thursdays - Saturdays in December


Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 9pm for Speakeasy Hunts
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 

Food & Beverage Tours (on-line reservations required)

Immerse yourself in the legacies of artists, musicians, thinkers and heroes, all united in their common capacity and unquenchable desire. . . . to dream. (minimum time needed 2 hours) Over 100 rooms (guaranteed to see at least 60). Over 70 secret doors (guaranteed to be able to find at least 32 -- if you find 2 you are above average).
Secret Garden Chef's Table
Decadent Food & Tour: A Magical Experience
3,4,5 Course Options
Secret Garden Chef's Table

non-exclusive socially distanced dining: no rental fee required.
• delicious "chef's table" experience
• complimentary wifi outside
• masks available & required
• private self-guided tour

exclusive garden rental additional: $300 (up to 40 socially distanced guests)

housekeeping & sanitization: $75 (for exclusive rental only)

3 course meal: $85/person
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4 course meal: $110/person
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5 course + apps $120/person
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beverages additional

please note:20% set-up / strike fee, 10% tax, 5% sanitization fee, and gratuity are additional. your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be applied to your event costs

Bob Dylan Whiskey Hunt
Smooth Sip & Hunt
$45/person
Bob Dylan Whiskey Hunt

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Sip on Bob Dylan’s own Heaven’s Door Whiskey —  then explore our themed rooms and secret doors while you decipher the clues and search for music themed items including a guitar signed by Bob Dylan.

We have over 100 rooms, 80 secret doors, 60 signed guitars, rare photos, instruments, music memorabilia and much more to see when you visit.

This is a GREAT adventure, but especially for those who think they’ve seen it all.

Sponsored by Spirits Investment Partners, Bob Dylan’s Heaven's Door.

* Must be 21+ to drink alcohol

FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
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• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
• advanced online-reservations required

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Celebrate
Champagne, Sweets & Treasure Hunt (great deal!)
$65/person
Celebrate

The Coolest Place in DC! — Booking.com

Make memories and celebrate with a special day you will never forget!

Explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey.

INCLUDES:
- Glass of champagne or sparkling cider
- Mansion baked cookies & brownies
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This tour is non-refundable. Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

O'Kids Playdates
Family Fun! I-Spy Hunt & Yummy Cookies & Milk
$52 / person
O'Kids Playdates

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Way more fun than an amusement park - explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey. Enjoy delicious home baked cookies and a glass of milk or tea (tell us which in the comments when you reserve). Then embark on a treasure hunt searching for designated items to find.

Bring your own shopping bags. 30,000 square foot gift shop! 

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Events Author & Performer Archives

Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.
Sit back relax, suspend your disbelief & enjoy the magic and fantasy of our events. Dream a bit yourself.

Walking Tour Featuring O Museum
with Historic America Tours
Fri. & Sat. In August
Walking Tour Featuring O Museum

A special event with our friends at Historic America Tours which pairs Historic America’s Millionaires, Mansions, & Moonshine experience with Washington, DC’s most unique museum — O Museum in The Mansion.

The journey begins with a multi-sensory walk around DuPont Circle, exploring the extravagant homes and splashy scandals of bygone days before concluding with a visit to O Museum in The Mansion on O — with it’s uniquely themed rooms, secret doors, and immersive exhibits defies description. There you’ll enjoy a taste of (formerly) illegal booze and a self-guided tour of the Museum and The Mansion itself! Be sure to bring a shopping bag everything (without a heartbeat) is for sale there.

Meeting Point: Center of DuPont Circle, by the fountain

Duration: Approx. 2 hours to whenever (O Museum closes at 8pm on Friday and 9pm on Saturday so you can explore at your leisure. This is a walking tour.)

Starting Time: 5PM (every Friday & Saturday in August, 2021)

Highlights: The Patterson House, The Blaine Mansion, The Brewmaster’s Castle, The McCormick Apartments, a taste of prohibition alcohol, a self-guided tour of O Museum in The Mansion on O

Los Texmaniacs - Live Stream Benefit
- FREE
July 31
Los Texmaniacs - Live Stream Benefit

Presented by SHC Music Tribe & O Museum

Relax in your own home and join us for some great music and storytelling at this live, on-line intimate music experience.

— On-line Concert Starts: 7:30 pm (Reservations are not required to view the concert)

FREE to stream go to:
https://www.omuseum.org/music4good

DONATIONS APPRECIATED:
https://www.omuseum.org/donate

Register for the Meet & Greet Green Room after the show there too! https://bit.ly/LosTexmaniacsVIP

— DONATIONS APPRECIATED:
https://www.omuseum.org/donate

This Grammy award winning group combines a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, Texas rock, blues, and R&B, to cook up their own tasty TexManiacs groove.

TexManiacs have toured and recorded with everyone from Flaco Jimenenz, to the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones.

LISTEN NOW > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHUlcq_7tCE

Cash bar.

Proceeds of this concert go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Street Museum

"#Values" By Dr. Betty Uribe
With Special Guest Maria Mastrodicasa - FREE
July 31
"#Values" By Dr. Betty Uribe

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How can a good leader be GREAT? Dr. Betty Uribe Uncovers the Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business and Life in her International Best Selling Book #Values. Along her own leadership journey, Dr. Betty™ learned and observed a variety of leadership styles which caused her to question why some were more effective than others.

After years of research and observation, she discovered that leaders with clear and sound values were the most effective in their profession and their lives. It was clear that values-based leadership was the secret to sustainable top-level performance in business and life. Thus the idea behind #Values was born.

#Values is packed with stories, real-life lessons, and wisdom from some of the top values-based leaders in the world. Throughout her book, Dr. Betty highlights her own leadership journey in business and in life. She deftly blends academic models with her own experience, as well as that of men and women she regards as exemplars of varied styles of effective leadership. She explores the broad spectrum of leadership types and the unifying principle and importance of values.

Dr. Betty™ provides the tools, advice, and encouragement needed to help anyone become a better leader.

Visit www.DrBettyUribe.com for more about #Values and Dr. Betty Uribe.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Betty™ is the Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase — throughout her 30+ years as a banking executive, Dr. Uribe has led the transformation of organizations, cultures and teams through values-based leadership.

Her best selling book has been highly touted by The Vatican, Steven Covey, as well as many other high profile people.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
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• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
• advanced online-reservations required


Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Proceeds from tours go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Street Museum

"You'll Never..." By Maria Mastrodicasa
With Special Guest Betty Uribe - FREE
July 31
"You'll Never..." By Maria Mastrodicasa

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Join us for a book signing with Maria Mastrodicasa the author of “You’ll Never…” The Journey to What is Possible Through Self Advocacy — With a special introduction by Betty Uribe

This is the journey of a young girl from Brooklyn who was told “YOU’LL NEVER amount to anything.” Maria left high school in the tenth grade, determined to make a better life for herself despite struggling with dyslexia.

Maria’s drive for achievement and instinct for self-advocacy led her to Wall Street where she ran with the wolves and came out ahead of the pack — earning six figures by the time she was 26 years old.

Maria shares the powerful lessons she learned while battling the violence and apathy of the school system, the "old boys’" network of Wall Street, and the heartbreak of domestic violence and divorce.

For every challenge, Maria developed a method to be her own advocate, and now shares her stories and suggestions that can empower you to succeed — against the odds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former very successful Wall Street Broker, Maria Mastrodicasa is an international speaker, author and Self-Advocacy Coach. Maria’s life-long commitment is for all women to feel safe and valued in school, the workplace, and the home. With more than 25 years of philanthropic work, Maria believes in focusing out, and sharing her personal pathway to Self-Advocacy.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
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• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
• advanced online-reservations required


Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Proceeds from tours go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Street Museum

Bluegrass Jam
Voted Best Bluegrass Jam in DC by City Paper - $25/per
August 2
Bluegrass Jam

First & Third Sunday of every month.

Featuring DC Bluegrass Union


Click to view video


Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a performer please reserve a friends & family jam & tour pass

Walt Wilkins & Marc Douglas Berardo Live Stream Benefit
- FREE
August 13
Walt Wilkins & Marc Douglas Berardo Live Stream Benefit

Presented by SHC Music Tribe & O Museum

Free to stream go to:
https://www.omuseum.org/music4good
Register for the Meet & Greet Green Room after the show there too!

Relax in your own home and join us for some great music and storytelling at this live, on-line intimate music experience with Walt Wilkins & Marc Douglas Berardo

ABOUT WALT WILKINS:
Songwriter, singer, traveler, troubadour - the calling I answered, the life I chose, the way I make my way.

ABOUT MARC DOUGLAS BERARDO
Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo is a hardworking, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song.

Don't miss these great singer, songwriters perform right in your own home.

All proceeds will benefit O Museum, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the works of people who have devoted themselves to bettering the lives of others. Our mission is to empower people to do what they love — dare to be different — and have fun. We inspire creativity, diversity, and imagination through the fusion of the arts, science, and sports.

Black Broadway in Washington, DC
By Briana A. Thomas - FREE
September 12
Black Broadway in Washington, DC

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Join us for a book signing with the author — in our SECRET GARDENS

Before chain coffee shops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington’s Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway.

From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often described as a “city within a city.”

Meet Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas and learn about U Street’s rich and unique history, from the early triumph of emancipation to the days of civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell and music giant Duke Ellington, through the recent struggles of gentrification.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Briana A. Thomas has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro- American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career. Briana earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland–College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications from Greensboro College. She is the co-pastor of a Maryland-based multisite church Open Bible Ministries.


Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (1 adult to every 4 kids)

FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS
—————————————-
• masks available and required
• touch-less entry
• hand sanitizer stations throughout
• complimentary gloves available
• signage to promote social distancing
• advanced online-reservations required

Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Proceeds from tours go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Street Museum

Every Step Tells A Story - Watch Party
An Evening of Music and Storytelling - $250/per
October 24
Every Step Tells A Story - Watch Party

Here's your chance to help O Museum continue our important work addressing human rights, disparities, and systemic racism. O Museum is in critical need of funding to support our education and self-empowerment programs that drive civic responsibility and heal the soul through music and storytelling.

Join us live at O Museum to watch This once-in-a-lifetime streaming event together. The streaming event will feature: Appearances by artists, performers, and storytellers from all walks of life including: Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, Marcia Thomas, Paul Williams, and Rhiannon Giddens

Streaming: 6:00 pm

Click reserve to join us for the live watch party at O Museum

—OR—

Become a Virtual Table Host and invite as many guests as you want to watch on-line with you!
VISIT: everysteptellsastory.org

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Entire balance is paid in full when you place your reservation.

Exhibits Artist Archives

These exhibits are included in all tours.

Character, Not Characters
CADE MARTIN: World's Top 200 Photographers
Character, Not Characters

A new photography exhibit from Cade Martin

Inspiration doesn't play by many rules. It rides in on the wind and shares your coffee break. Recently during a project, a client and I got to talking about tattoos. She mentioned a tattoo festival being held in the Washington DC area in the coming weeks. There it was, the spark of inspiration. I don't have any tattoos myself but the thought of all those people with their stories essentially written on their bodies was something I felt an immediate pull to photograph. I'm always seeking characters and these were characters I wanted to capture.

EXPERIENCE THE SHOOT >

These portraits are so alive with stories, the backgrounds amplifying the investment in expression. These people had amazingly detailed, as well as personal, tattoo work, it was such a clear commitment of time - and money - on their part. The whole experience turned out to be a blast - talking and working with people from all walks of life bonded by their ink. It's been amazing to spend a few minutes with these people and to make their portraits. I find the end product captivating, mysterious and revealing. But, I still don't have any tattoos.

ABOUT CADE MARTIN:
Named one of the 200 Best Advertising Photographers in the world -- Cade's meticulous attention to detail helps shape an environment that echoes the real world. Filled with strength and clarity, perfectly composed and lit with a simple elegance, his photographs touch the deepest emotions.

Cade Martin has shot for some of the most iconic brands in the world including Capital One, Discovery Channel, Target, Marriott International, and Starbucks to name a few.

American Civics
Shepard Fairey & Jim Marshall
American Civics

The first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall's iconic photography from the 1960's, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country's enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas. The art of American Civics gives a face to these issues to cultivate dialogue and encourage vigorous solutions to problems that have divided the country and eroded the core of the American ideals.
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Generously donated by Michael Jensen, President/Founder Jensen Communications Inc. Jensen Communications, Inc. is a media, marketing and management firm specializing in public relations serving a diverse range of clients in entertainment, business, cause-related politics and the arts.
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Rythmic Rebels
Sandrine Lee
Rythmic Rebels

French born photographer Sandrine Lee has lived, studied and worked in NYC for over a decade. Via her husband, Will Lee, she has entered the music world and made it her main photographic playground.

Faces of Hope
Chip Duncan
Faces of Hope

Filmmaker, author, photographer and recipient of more than 100 national and international awards for his work, Chip's images appear in the book Enough To Go Around - Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur. An exhibition of his images premiers at the 2011 World Peace Festival and this fall at O Street Museum Foundation.

This event benefits Relief International and
O Street Museum Foundation

Artis Lane
Designer of Rosa Parks' Congressional Medal of Honor
Artis Lane

Artis hails from North Buxton, a small town in Canada near Ontario that is largely populated by the descendants of slaves who escaped using the Underground Railroad. In Artis' words "My Civil Rights images led me naturally to ideas about what and who we are outside of race. I went from there to the most important body of work, the metaphysical images of generic man and generic woman emerging out of the ignorance of material concepts and evolving into spiritual awareness."
Her family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan when she was a toddler, and throughout her childhood she became interested in drawing and painting. She received a scholarship to the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Upon graduation, she continued her education at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and moved back to Detroit with her new husband, Bill. She became a close personal friend of Mrs. Rosa Parks while there.
 
While in Detroit, she painted and sculpted portraits of many political and business leaders of the day, including members of the Ford Family, Governor George Romney and Mayor Coleman Young. From there she moved to New York, Texas, New Mexico and Mexico City before settling in Los Angeles.
 
Artis created the Congressional Medal of Honor that was presented to Ms. Parks in 1999. Lane has designed multiple sculptures of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian Portrait Museum and The Mrs. Rosa Parks Museum located at Troy State.
 
The National Congress of Black Women commissioned her to create a bust of women's rights activist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth which was unveiled in 2009 by former First Lady Michelle Obama in the Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Centre. Truth was the first woman to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol.
 
Artis’s impressive list of commissions also include sculptures of President George H. W. Bush, Walter Annenberg. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gordon Getty, Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger, Oprah Winfrey, President Reagan, Jaqueline Kennedy and Michael Jordan.
 
Lane's sculpture was described as "primarily concerned with portraying what she sees as enduring spiritual truths. These truths are that the growth of spiritual awareness is continuous and that nobody ever arrives at perfection. In addition, spiritual awareness connects humans with a universal force." by the St. James Guide to Black Artists.

First Ladies of Rock
Gerald Johnson
First Ladies of Rock

Gerald Johnson's art can be found in the National Gallery of Art, The White House, and the Treasury Department, as well as over three hundred corporate collections in America, Europe and China.

He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now lives in the DC area. He earned his fine arts degree and completed his graduate studies in printmaking and painting at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of North Carolina.

"The O Museum has challenged my creativity and championed my art. Every artist's dream is to find a receptive audience for their work. Twenty-five years ago, carrying 10 tiny collages into this mysterious house on O Street I found that audience; always saying "Do what is in your heart."

Crown Jewels of Music
Nina Miller
Crown Jewels of Music

Nina Miller loves all animals, some people, music, books, sparkly things, and all things vintage. Perpetually getting lost, but with a strong inner-compass, she resides in Nashville with her little monster, Oliver.

Founded in 2002, The Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organization in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health and welfare causes. Nina is the Executive Director of The Gibson Foundation.

Nomads
Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture
Nomads

Nomad Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture Exhibit

This wonderous collection showcases mexican contemporary indigenous arts & crafts, created by world renowned artists, and has exhibited in Montreal, Boston and New York. The D.C. exhibit is supported by the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC.

Ottoman Magic
Mersad Berber
Ottoman Magic

Mersad Berber is one of the greatest and most distinctive Bosnian painters and graphic artists. His inspiration is derived from Bosnia, its Ottoman past, and its people. An honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, he has received approximately 50 awards and he has had exhibits in cities all over the world, from London and Madrid, New York to Moscow, Jakarta and New Delhi.


Experts consider him to be one of the greatest post-Classic artists in the world. His most significant projects were "Chronicles of Sarajevo", "A Trip to Skender Vakuf", "Srebrenica", "A Homage to Vlaho Bukovac", and "Ottoman Chronicles" among others.

Elie Abrahami
The Bridge From Persia to Paris
Elie Abrahami

Elie Abrahami has spent 1/3 of his life in Persia, Israel and France. He grew up in a strict orthodox Jewish family with 11 children in Persia, where it was against the rules to read or write. The family emigrated to Israel, where he was conscripted into the Army. Even though Elie was 5'2" he continually got into fights and was thrown in Israel's military prison, where he was taught how to read and write. For a while he was in charge of burning the garbage at the prison, and he started to use the black soot from the flames to draw pictures of Warren Beaty and Marilyn Monroe for cigarettes. An Israeli government official visiting the prison saw his drawings and asked to meet the artist. They immediately released him from prison and gave him a scholarship to the Avni School of Fine Arts, Tel Aviv, from 1964-1968. Later he attended the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, from 1970-1972. He has been living and working in Paris since the late 1960s. Abrahami has had numerous one-person exhibitions both in the United States and throughout the world. His works can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and internationally in public and private collections, including the Tel Aviv Museum and the Rothschild Collection, Paris. Today he speaks 15 languages and has been an artist in residence at The O Museum in the Mansion many times.

Alice Beasley
Art of Illusion - Artist Talk
Alice Beasley

Fabric is her chosen medium of expression through which she creates realistic portraits of people and objects.

Her work has been exhibited in many venues throughout the United States including the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum as well as abroad in Madrid, France, Japan and Namibia. Her work has been purchased or commissioned by a number of individuals and public entities including the County of Alameda, Kaiser Hospital, Highland Hospital and the Sunnyvale Medical Facility.

From the artist: "I find color, light, shadow, line and value in the pattern of ordinary household fabrics. From these I snip small pieces which I arrange and fuse into a figurative composition. As such the work grows from within rather than being applied to the surface of a canvas by paint, pencil or similar drawing tools. When the image is complete, I sew it together with the stitch line constituting the final “drawn” line."

Go Tell It On The Mountain
Kallé
Go Tell It On The Mountain

"Just like my paintings, I am faceless. I aspire to create other people’s hope through my art. It’s not about me."

Kallé Siekkinen is a self-taught artist from New Orleans and he paints from the heart. He enjoys painting on recycled materials using house paint, wood stain and stucco and is influenced by his friend and mentor the late, internationally renowned folk artist, Bill Hemmerling.

Most of his subjects are children and many of his paintings in some way represent his own life experiences. His painting are frequently faceless and often times painted jet black, more like a silhouette. Kalle says, “the color black is a mixture of all the colors in the world and is meant to represent everyone. By not having facial details, it allows the viewer to complete the painting by seeing the figures as whomever they choose”.

In his new series, Kalle enjoys using a wide variety of colors in an effort to portray unity among all people and spreading a message of love, diversity, and inclusion and in his own words, “hopes to change the world”.

Kalle’s paintings have sold to collectors abroad and have become a favorite among educators and directors of diversity. Many of his paintings can be seen in t.v. shows and movies such as Queen Sugar, Girls Trip, and C.S.I New Orleans. His studio and gallery are located in Ponchatoula, LA.

His printings are also exhibited at the O Museum in the O Mansion in Washington, D.C., home of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute (The only organization founded and endorsed by Mrs. Rosa Parks).

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When you become a member you will be providing the support necessary to share and preserve our evolving collections.

NOTE: All benefits are effective for one year.

Individual

$125.00/year - Membership benefits listed below for one person.

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as Individual Renew Individual

Family/Dual

$250.00 - Membership benefits listed below for four.

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as Family/Duo Renew Family/Duo

Angel

$750.00 - Membership benefits listed below for one person

  • Private docent-led tour for up to 4 guests
  • One bottle of champagne
  • 20% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • All access pass: to All Intimate Music Series & speaker events [benefit concerts excluded]
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as Angel Renew Angel

Winged O Society

Members of the Winged O Society are among the museum's leading supporters donating not just funds but their valuable time, providing the foundation necessary to share, build, and preserve our programs. Their support goes directly to our programs including Artists-in-Residence, Jammin', OKids, SRO Concerts, and our evolving collections.

Winged O members receive all of the benefits of membership listed above as well as the following:

Gold Record

$5,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Four tickets to the Intimate Music Experience of your choice with unlimited champagne
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

Join as Rising Star Renew Rising Star

Platinum Record

$10,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Six tickets to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 6
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as All-Star Renew All-Star

Rock Stars

$25,000 - and beyond

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Eight All-Access Passes & front row seats to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 8
  • Private art consultation with The Museum's Founder
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Naming opportunity at The Museum
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

Join as Rock Star Renew Rock Star

Heartfelt partners

American Forest Foundation
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Americana Music Association
Biden Inaugural Day Of Service
Bold Collaborative
Boys & Girls Clubs
Children's National Medical Center
Churchill
Colage
Cultural Tourism DC
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
DC Chamber of Commerce
Gibson Foundation
Girl Scouts
Global Rights For Women
Habitat for Humanity
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
Johns Hopkins University
Library of Congress
Music FIRST
Nelson Mandela Museum
Pediatric Aids HIVS Care
Police Foundation
Ready Willing and Working
Relief International
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rosa & Raymond Parks
sixth & i
Solas Nua
The Salvation Army
YMCA
Member of GuideStar and DC Chamber of Commerce

Historic Site on The African American Heritage Trail
Historic Site on The African American Heritage Trail

Thank you to our generous supporters

Rock Star Supporters

Al Kooper
Aloha Pool Service
Anonymous
Chris Dorsey
Cyril Neville
Darius Rucker
Emmylou Harris
Esperanza Spalding
Felix Cavaliere
Google
Hootie & The Blowfish
HubSpot, Inc.
JD Souther
Mark Bryan
Morris Family Foundation
Paul Williams
Richard & Susan Bloch
Richard Gusler
Sony Music
The Kristina and William Catto Foundation

Platinum Record Supporters

Alvin Stenzel
Castellini Foundation
SMART Technologies
Susan Thomases
The Mansion on O Street
The Potomac Fund

Gold Record Supporters

Al Tiramisu
Beckstrom Family Fund
Cincinatti Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
D.C. Housing & Finance
Flora L. Thornton Foundation
John Dillon
Larry Kramer Family Fund
Rebecca Bentzinger
Susie Markland

Top 40 Supporters

Individuals

Adi Karisik
Alejandro Escovedo
Andrew Prevost
Anonymous
Chuck & Rose Lane Leavell
Dan Navarro
Dave Copps
Debbie Ratner
Dr. Carolyn B. Rudd
Heather Gerum & Brent Schrader
Kimberly Eley
Mark & Brenda Moore
Pedro Alfonso
Richard Turner
Rob Halligan
Ronald Taylor
Roy Beaumont
Ted Spero
Tom Constanten
Tom Gallagher
Tracy Halliday
William Alsop, III

Corporate

Bicast
Chasing Dragons
CRP, Inc.
D.C. Lottery
DC09 Veterans Services Corp
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Fox Rothschild, LLC
H Street Community Development Corp
Karin's Florist
Linder Global Events
M&T Bank
MB Moore Foundation
MDB Communications
PIR Marketing
Reed Smith
Republic National D.C.
Reston Limousine
Spirits Investment Partners
U Street Valet
Wilson-Epes Printing
Z Stein Law