Datebook

Oct 14 2017 – Oct 1 2020 all-day
Encountering the Buddha:  Art and Practice Across Asia @ Freer | Sackler 
12:00 am
Fresh from a major renovation of its interiors, the Freer|Sackler reopens on October 14 with a weekend celebration of Asian art, food and culture....
Arts of Asia @ The Walters Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:51 pm – Sep 20 2020 @ 7:51 pm
Arts of Asia @ The Walters Art Museum
6:51 pm
This seminal exhibit highlights the artistic diversity of Asia, showcasing an array of objects from India, Nepal, Tibet Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia.
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
Oct 26 2017 – Sep 1 2027 all-day
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
12:00 am
Featuring nearly 350 objects and images, from a Tomahawk missile to a can of baking powder, this exhibit demonstrates the ways in which Indian...
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
May 3 2018 – Mar 3 2019 all-day
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
This show explores the modern architectural roots of 
the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the...
May 9 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
World on the Horizon: Swahili 
Arts Across the Indian Ocean @  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF 
AFRICAN ART
12:00 am
This exhibit details the collision of myriad cultures on the Swahili coast in East Africa—a historic crossroads for peoples not only from Africa but...
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
Sep 13 2018 @ 6:12 pm – Feb 3 2019 @ 7:12 pm
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
6:12 pm
Thick, gestural brushstrokes and loose bands of color characterize Irish artist Sean Scully’s acclaimed “Landline” series, now making its U.S. debut. The series spans...
Sep 23 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day @ Baltimore Museum of Art
6:30 pm
Los Angeles-born artist Mark Bradford mines the universe, Greek mythology and his own personal life in monumental abstract collages made of paper and scavenged...
Sep 29 2018 @ 6:58 pm – Jan 21 2019 @ 7:58 pm
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
6:58 pm
The introduction of the printing press and photography in the 19th century challenged traditional Japanese woodblock printmakers to adapt their craft. This exhibit examines...
Transformation: Art of the Americas @ The Walters Museum Baltimore
Oct 27 2018 @ 7:28 pm – Oct 6 2019 @ 8:28 pm
Transformation: Art of the Americas @ The Walters Museum Baltimore
7:28 pm
While tattoos and piercings are commonplace today, body modifications in the ancient Americas were invested with spiritual transcendence. This exhibit explores these traditions via...
Duality: Art + Science @ American Association for the Advancement of Science
Nov 2 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day
Duality: Art + Science @ American Association for the Advancement of Science
12:00 am
This exhibit at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington presents paintings and drawings inspired by astronomy, biology, physics and spectra....

Portraits of the World: Korea @ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Dec 30 2018 @ 9:17 pm – Nov 17 2019 @ 10:17 pm

Portraits of the World: Korea @ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
9:17 pm
Korean artist Yun Suknam, a pioneering feminist, creates portraits of women past and present. Anchored by a wood assemblage portrait of her mother, this...
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 14 2019 all-day
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
12:00 am
This exhibit focuses on works on paper by Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt, who applies traditional Persian miniature painting to contemporary subject matter.
Dec 31 2018 – May 19 2019 all-day
Painting the Classics: Japanese Scrolls and Beyond @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
12:00 am
This exhibit examines the ways in which Japanese artists from the Momoyama and Edo periods (1573-1868) reimagined classical narratives and poetry dating back nearly...
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 28 2019 all-day
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
12:00 am
Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for blurring the lines between art and technology. In his DC debut, he has designed hypnotic audiovisual installations...
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
This exhibit sheds light on the methods behind chiaroscuro printmaking—an art form that flourished in 16th-century Italy. Artists interpreted works by masters of their...
Feb 16 – May 19 all-day
Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla 
(I Am an Island) @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
The first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez examines her prolific career, spanning nearly 70 years. About 65 paintings, works on paper, shaped...
American Craft Show, Baltimore @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
American Craft Show, Baltimore @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
12:00 am
This juried craft show presents handmade works by more than 650 jewelry, clothing and home-décor artisans from around the country. “Let’s Make” sessions will...