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Spouse and Guest Tours


Bring your spouse or special guest with you to the Annual Meeting. While you attend sessions and network by day, AIPLA staff will host amazing activities and interesting tours for your special someone. 

Reconnect in the evening to enjoy local sites and nightlife.  

Visit the Guest Suite during the meeting:

  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Saturday: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

This year's activities and tours include:

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tour of the Renwick Gallery 

 Today guests will enjoy the special exhibition of No Spectators: The Art of   Burning Man.  Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more   than 70,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning  Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its  principles of radical self-expression, deco modification, communal  participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement   and an annual event, burning man remains one of the most influential  phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time.

The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art, one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind. The museum’s home is a National Historic Landmark, the first built expressly as an art museum in the United States, and is named in honor of its architect, James Renwick, Jr. It has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1972. The Renwick exhibits the most exciting works by artists exploring traditional and innovative approaches to making, emphasizing craft as an approach to living differently in the modern world. Collections, special exhibitions, and scholarship highlight how extraordinary handmade objects have shaped the American experience and continue to impact our lives. At the conclusion of the Renwick tour, guests will enjoy a walking tour of Lafayette Park.

  • Registration Fee: $69

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tour of the Artechouse 

At the crossroads of art, science and technology ARTECHOUSE* brings a true 21st century art experience to the nation’s capital as Washington, D.C.’s first interactive digital art gallery.

Opened in June 2017 in Washington, D.C., ARTECHOUSE is a first-of-its kind innovative art space dedicated to showcasing experiential and immersive large scale installations by artists who are forerunners of the new age in arts and technology. Celebrating ideas, ingenuity and creativity through art, music and innovation, this multipurpose art space invites participants of all ages to immerse themselves into the world of digital art while exploring multi-sensory installations, new cultural and artistic experiences using the latest technology.

*October 2018 exhibit information to be released in September 2018.

  • ​Registration Fee: $85 

Please note: Accompanying spouses and/or guests must register.