Datebook

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jun 26 2015 – Jun 1 2018 all-day
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Inka Road stretches 20,000 miles across South America. Providing a vital link between the administrative and spiritual capitals of the ancient Inka world,...
Lincoln’s Contemporaries @ National Portrait Gallery
May 13 2016 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Lincoln’s Contemporaries @ National Portrait Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The National Portrait Gallery showcases 20 portraits by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady depicting famous figures from President Lincoln’s time. Subjects ranging from P....
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
Jun 24 2016 – May 21 2017 all-day
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
From the beginning of his professional baseball career in 1914 until his death in 1948, no cultural figure in America received more consistent media...
Jul 1 2016 – Jul 1 2018 all-day
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection @ Renwick Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
  The Renwick Gallery reopened last fall after an extensive renovation; now, an installation of artworks taken from the museum’s permanent collection will explore...
Four Seasons @ Hillwood Museum
Oct 1 2016 – Mar 31 2017 all-day
Four Seasons @ Hillwood Museum
Contemporary American artist Philip Haas was inspired by “The Seasons,” an unusual series of portraits by Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who depicted faces...
Oct 20 2016 – May 7 2017 all-day
Intersections: Arlene Shechet—From Here  On Now @ Phillips Collection
Sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for off-kilter sculptures that nevertheless achieve a balance between stability and instability, intellect and instinct. An exhibit at The...
Nov 5 2016 – Apr 16 2017 all-day
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin @ National Building Museum
This exhibit at the National Building Museum marks the centennial of influential landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s birth, chronicling a career that spanned five decades....
Nov 13 2016 – Apr 16 2017 all-day
Ferocious Beauty:  Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal @ Walters Art Museum | Baltimore | Maryland | United States
Himalayan artworks depicting wrathful Buddhist deities are the subject of this exhibit at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Twelve sculptures, paintings and ritual...
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 18 2016 – May 7 2017 all-day
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait @ National Portrait Gallery
A contemporary video artist from Queens, Bill Viola is the subject of this National Portrait Gallery exhibit—the museum’s first ever devoted to media art....
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 18 2016 – Apr 2 2017 all-day
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
One of the leading Color Field painters, Gene Davis is frequently associated with the classic stripe paintings he created in the 1960s. On display...
Nov 19 2016 – Apr 2 2017 all-day
Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts @ Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection holds 25 paintings, drawings and prints by the late American artist Jake Berthot—the largest collection of his work to be found...
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 26 2016 – Dec 31 2017 all-day
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
This ongoing exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases its renowned collection of 280 objects made by Russian decorative artists—including five imperial...
Orchids: A Moment @ Smithsonian Gardens
Jan 14 – May 14 all-day
Orchids: A Moment @ Smithsonian Gardens
The Hirshhorn Museum is awash in exotic color and fragrance, thanks to this exhibit highlighting hundreds of live specimens from the Smithsonian Gardens’ orchid...
Feb 1 – Jul 4 all-day
Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and the Art of Louise B. Wheatley @ Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates Maryland textile artist Louise B. Wheatley with a showing of her work. By displaying Wheatley’s creations alongside some...
Feb 4 – Apr 30 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Epoque @ Phillips Collection
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in a series of lithographs and posters, on display for the first time in the...
Feb 5 – Jun 4 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Fifteenth-century Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia invented a glazing technique for terracotta that made him one of the most innovative artists of his time....
Feb 17 – May 14 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Contemporaries and friends, Native American potter Maria Martinez and American photographer Laura Gilpin worked from the 1930s through the 1970s, shaping the image of...
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery’s East Building
Mar 5 – Sep 4 all-day
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery’s East Building
Contemporary American artist Theaster Gates will create an installation for the new Tower 3 galleries in the National Gallery’s East Building. Entitled “The Minor...
Mar 5 – Aug 27 all-day
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
A retrospective at the Renwick Gallery showcases more than 50 objects by enamel artist June Schwarcz. Known for a distinctive style that combines texture...
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 10 – Jul 2 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts showcases powerful prints that Polly Apfelbaum methodically creates using multiple woodblocks—and explores how...
Mar 10 – Jul 2 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think, 1966–2016 @ The Phillips Collection
An exhibit at The Phillips Collection delves into the drawings and sketches of George Condo. Born in 1957, the prolific American artist prefers to...
Mar 12 – Jul 16 all-day
East of the Mississippi: 19th-Century American Landscape @ National Gallery of Art.
Daguerreotypes and albumen prints provide a rare glimpse into America’s past in an exhibition in the west wing of the National Gallery of Art....
Mar 12 – Jun 25 all-day
Off the Shelf: Modern 
& Contemporary Artists’ Books @ Baltimore Museum of Art
A collection of more than 100 books by 50 notable artists, from Pablo Picasso to David Hockney, creates a visual feast at the Baltimore...
Apr 7 – Aug 20 all-day
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The late Peter Voulkos is credited with revolutionizing ceramic forms and techniques. The Renwick Gallery showcases works from his early career (1953 to 1968),...
Apr 8 – Jul 9 all-day
Inventing Utamaro: 
A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered @ Sackler Gallery
For the first time since they were shown together in the late 1880s at the Paris art market, the Sackler Gallery reunites a trio...
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day
Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art documents Frédéric Bazille’s influence on the rise of Impressionism in this exhibit that displays 75 of the French artist’s...
Smithsonian Craft Show @ National Building Museum
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
Smithsonian Craft Show @ National Building Museum
The 35th Smithsonian Craft Show displays the work of 120 exhibitors, from wood and textile artists to apparel and jewelry designers. Held at the...
19th Annual Parade of Homes @ Northern Virginia
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
19th Annual Parade of Homes @ Northern Virginia
Participants on this self-guided tour can visit unique custom homes and renovations completed by area builders and developers in Northern Virginia. Proceeds benefit HomeAid...
Apr 29 all-day
Georgetown House Tour @ Georgetown
Now in its 86th year, this annual event offers design buffs an inside look at eight to 10 of the most spectacular Georgetown homes...