Datebook

Oct
26
Thu
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
Oct 26 2017 – Sep 1 2027 all-day

Featuring nearly 350 objects and images, from a Tomahawk missile to a can of baking powder, this exhibit demonstrates the ways in which Indian words and images have become ingrained in American culture. It also examines how four Indian narratives—Pocahontas, Thanksgiving, the Trail of Tears and the Battle of Little Bighorn—have engendered enduring fascination and conflict.

Nov
20
Fri
¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 20 2020 – Aug 8 2021 all-day

This exhibit chronicles the rise of Chicano graphics amid the 1960s social-justice movement that led to new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the U.S. Also on view, current works trace how Chicanx artists have adapted those methods and messages for today. americanart.si.edu

Jan
18
Mon
Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Jan 18 – Dec 31 all-day

This virtual, participatory exhibit combines the work of nine artists with submissions from the public, all of which will examine women’s role in providing sustenance and healing. The artists will share their own kitchen tables via photos, videos and stories that depict food as a creative medium; cooking-related submissions from the public will be layered with the artists’ work, revealing the interconnectedness of food and the communal nature with which women nourish society. nmwa.org

Feb
14
Sun
Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence 
(1821-2021) @ THE WALTERS MUSEUM
Feb 14 – Aug 8 all-day

This exhibit commemorates Mexican and Central American independence from Spain while exploring cultural exchanges between indigenous and European peoples. Perusing 19 works of art including books, gold adornments and ceramic vessels, viewers can reflect on the vibrant societies that once flourished in what today are Mexico and Central America. thewalters.org

Feb
28
Sun
Lisa Yuskavage: 
Wilderness @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Feb 28 – Sep 19 all-day

This exhibit focuses on 15 large-scale landscapes by contemporary painter Lisa Yuskavage. Noted for their exuberant, ethereal flair, the works encourage viewers to immerse themselves in the mysterious worlds Yuskavage creates. artbma.org

Jun
26
Sat
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 26 – Sep 10 all-day

From 1954 to 1956, Jacob Lawrence painted a 30-panel series entitled “Struggle…From the History of the American People.” It depicts early decades of the republic through the words and actions of founding fathers as well as enslaved people, women and Native Americans. Assembled for the first time in 50-plus years, the panels—including We crossed the River at McKonkey’s Ferry… (inset)—can now be seen through a 21st-century lens. phillipscollection.org