Washington, DC

Springtime is feeling especially hopeful this year. After a dreary winter — and an all-around dreary 2020 — life in D.C. is slowly revealing signs of pre-pandemic normalcy.

The iconic National Cathedral is embracing this feeling of hope with Michael Pendry’s “Les Colombes” (The Doves) art installation.

Experience (in person!) the cascading column of 2,000 origami doves flying through the Cathedral’s nave. Each dove is inscribed with prayers and messages of hope and are colorfully illuminated by the stained glass.

You can reserve a daytime exhibit walk, or experience the doves at night. Tickets are available in 15-minute increments to help facilitate social distancing.

You can also attend “Hope Floats: A Night of Storytelling Beneath the Doves” on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Settle into the Cathedral’s nave and take in stories of hope, renewal and light. Attend in person or sit in virtually.

This exhibit is only available for a limited time, so go online soon to reserve a spot for your visit to see the Doves.


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