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....
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...
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...
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 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....
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...
Mar 12 – Jun 16 all-day
Twentieth-century art connoisseur Ian Woodner’s collection of drawings spanning the 14th to the 20th centuries will be on view at the National Gallery of...
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...
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
May 6 – Aug 27 all-day
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The iconic fashion designer’s achievements are the focus of this exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases 100 examples of his...
May 12 – Aug 6 all-day
Down These Mean Streets: Community 
and Place in Urban 
Photography @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
The growth of the suburbs after World War II left many American cities in decline—and the resulting landscape of urban neglect is the subject...
May 18 – Jun 25 all-day
Pattern and Repetition/Reni Gower and Stephen Boocks @ Athenaeum
The Athenaeum will showcase the work of area artists Reni Gower and Stephen Boocks in an exhibit that examines their use of repetitive shapes...
May 21 – Aug 20 all-day
America Collects 
Eighteenth-Century French Painting @ National Gallery of Art
Sixty-eight 18th-century French paintings from museums and private collections nationwide have been assembled by the National Gallery of Art in an exhibit that tells...
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
May 27 – Sep 3 all-day
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will present the first comprehensive survey in the U.S. of the work of German artist Markus Lüpertz, who began painting in...
Jun 3 all-day
4th Annual Arlington Home & Garden Tour @ Arlington, Virginia
Homes designed by area architects Randall Mars, Charles Moore and Susan Notkins will open their doors to visitors during the Home & Garden Tour...
Jun 10 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection @ Hillwood Museum
Nearly 60 remarkable jewels from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s extensive collection of historical and 20th-century jewelry will be showcased in an exhibition at the Hillwood...