Washington Area Resources


The Washington area enjoys a lively, varied theater scene both in a newly vitalized theater district and in the close-in suburbs. Nearby theaters - many of which provide group rates, backstage tour possibilities, and other supplementary educational opportunities - are listed below.

Washington, DC Theaters

Baltimore/Maryland Theaters

Virginia and West Virginia Theaters

Art and Museums

The area also offers a host of cultural resources, including the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution.

  • National Gallery of Art
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Museum of American Art
  • Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Phillips Collection
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of the American Indian

Libraries and Research Facilities

Marymount's prime location in the Washington area provides access to a variety of resources that enhance a student's educational experience, including several libraries and research facilities.

  • Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC): Marymount belongs to WRLC, the Washington area's consortium of university libraries which also includes Georgetown University, the Catholic University, American University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia. The shared resources of these institutions are easily available to all Marymount students.
  • Library of Congress: The nation's largest library collection is open to the public, and the program's introductory research course includes work at this historic site.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: The premier research institution in Shakespeare and Renaissance studies is located in Washington D.C.
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