Weekend Outlook — Visit Corcoran’s historical art exhibit

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The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design opened an exhibit Friday documenting its decision to close a controversial display in 1989.

This weekend, you can enjoy a lineup of activities for free. Walk to the Flagg Building Friday to view a new art exhibition, then visit the inaugural D.C. Strawberry Festival Saturday. End your weekend poking fun at President Donald Trump’s tweets Sunday with a media installation at The Showroom.

Friday

‘The Canceling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition’ at the Corcoran

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design debuted a new exhibit Friday highlighting the controversy behind canceling late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s work in 1989. The installation, “6.13.89: The Canceling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition,” sheds light on a collection of archival material, like newspaper clippings and angry call logs, to document the closure. The exhibit will be on display in the Flagg Building until October.

Flagg Building, 500 17th St. NW, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Saturday

D.C. Strawberry Festival

The organization Cultivate the City will host the inaugural D.C. Strawberry Festival at H Street Farms to recognize the early summer strawberry harvest season. The festival will include a full day of contests, like a chubby bunny strawberry stuffing contest and classes on how to make your own jam, start a garden or whip up desserts from your garden.

H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 

Sunday

Trump Twitter library by “The Daily Show”

A pop-up “Twitter library” created by “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has made its way to Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City – and now it’s heading to Trump’s home. The museum-style exhibit at The Showroom on 14th Street will present an array of Trump’s tweets, like times when he has called situations “Sad!” One display called “Melania Trump: Trying to Help” will also be exclusively presented at the D.C. location.

The Showroom, 1099 14th St. NW, noon to 8 p.m. Free. 

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