Datebook

Jul
1
Fri
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection@ Renwick Gallery
Jul 1 2016 – Jul 1 2018 all-day

 

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-10-58-43-am-copyThe Renwick Gallery reopened last fall after an extensive renovation; now, an installation of artworks taken from the museum’s permanent collection will explore the value of craft in the modern world. More than 80 objects on view will include such new acquisitions as stained glass by Judith Schaechter, wood sculpture by Wendell Castle and cast glass by Karen Lamonte.

Oct
14
Sat
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia@ Freer | Sackler 
Oct 14 2017 – Oct 1 2020 all-day

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. Four special exhibitions also kick off—including one that examines Buddhism in Asian art through objects and immersive spaces.

Oct
20
Fri
Subodh Gupta: Terminal@ Freer | Sackler
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:50 pm – Jun 24 2018 @ 7:50 pm

The Freer | Sackler celebrates its October 2017 reopening with an installation by artist Subodh Gupta (above), who transforms utilitarian vessels found in India into monumental structures. Comprised of about 30 towers of brass containers from one to 15 feet in height, 
“Terminal” evokes a dense urban landscape.

Arts of Asia@ The Walters Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:51 pm – Sep 20 2020 @ 7:51 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.

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.

Dec
20
Wed
Visionary: Viewpoints on 
Africa’s Arts@ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

More than 300 works of art from the museum’s permanent collection are on display, including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, costumes 
and jewelry from some 25 nations. This ongoing exhibit explores perspectives in order to make thematic connections across 
the spectrum of time, place and 
medium.

Feb
15
Thu
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas@ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
Feb 15 – Oct 7 all-day

This exhibit reveals the many ways cultures throughout the Americas expressed power and identity by decorating and venerating the head. Spanning 2,500 years, 20 objects on display range from shaman headdresses to finely crafted ceramics.

Hung Liu In Print@ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Feb 15 – Jul 8 all-day

Chinese-born artist Hung Liu, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1984, adapts historical Chinese photographs in her work. This exhibit assembles pieces that Liu has richly layered using printmaking and collage techniques, resulting in compelling, highly textured compositions.

Mar
7
Wed
Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning@ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and based in Baltimore, Stephen Towns explores African American cultural issues in murals and mixed-media art. This exhibit includes a series of quilts that tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, also depicted in the 2016 film, The Birth of a Nation.

Mar
25
Sun
Cézanne Portraits@ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day

Assembling 60 portraits by Paul Cézanne, this extensive exhibit traces the evolution of the artist’s distinctive style and the influence 
his subjects had on his work. The show reveals paintings never before shown in the U.S. and is the first ever to be devoted exclusively to Cézanne’s 
portraiture.