Datebook

Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day
Stephen Towns:  Rumination and a Reckoning @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
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...
Women House @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Mar 9 @ 4:14 pm – May 28 @ 5:14 pm
Women House @  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
4:14 pm
Inspired by a 1972 project that challenged 
stereotypes of women in the home, this show features the work of 
36 global artists from the...
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
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...
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @  BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Posters from the collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger focus on the Vienna Secession, an influential group of late-19th-century artists...
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 16 – Aug 5 all-day
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
In his first exhibition on the East Coast, Korean-born 
Do Ho Suh invites viewers into his personal world with “Almost Home.” Known 
internationally for...
Apr 16 – Jul 29 all-day
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia @ FREER | SACKLER
12:00 am
Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made 
by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant 
textiles....
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
Apr 16 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 pm
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
8:36 pm
Attendees can peruse the works of 130 artists from around the country, experience live entertainment and enjoy cuisine from Bethesda’s top restaurants at this...
Apr 20 – Jun 10 all-day
2018 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House @ GREENSPRING VALLEY
12:00 am
Built in 1927, a remodeled Oakland estate in Baltimore County’s Greenspring Valley will open to the public for the 41st Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Designer...
Smithsonian Craft Show @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day
Smithsonian Craft Show @  NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
Now in its 36th year, this 
juried event will feature 120 exhibitors from 33 states. Visitors can peruse works in a wide range of...
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
20th Annual Parade of Homes @ NORTHERN VIRGINIA
12:00 am
Participants on this self-guided tour can visit unique custom homes and renovations completed by area builders and developers. Proceeds benefit HomeAid Northern Virginia, which...
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...
Kinetic Sculpture Race @ AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
May 5 all-day
Kinetic Sculpture Race @ AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
Participants operate and race custom, man-powered works of art 
at this annual event. The 15-mile course takes racers through the streets of 
Baltimore, over...
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...
May 12 all-day
Georgetown Garden Tour @ Georgetown
12:00 am
The 90th annual Georgetown Garden Tour invites visitors to immerse themselves in eight lush gardens. The self-guided tour includes the grounds of a historic...
May 18 – May 20 all-day
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival @ RESTON TOWN CENTER
12:00 am
Celebrating its 27th year, this annual festival creates an 11-block “art walk” where more than 200 artists display everything from paintings to fiber art,...
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
This exhibit features some 60 works created by nine female Aboriginal artists living in remote communities across Australia. The pieces on view—some specially commissioned...
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Sep 1 @ 7:06 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:06 pm
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
7:06 pm
Originally woven by women in Turkey’s nomadic communities as adornments for tents and caravans, kilims represent intricate examples of abstract art and artistic ingenuity....
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 9 @ 6:49 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:49 pm
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
6:49 pm
This exhibition examines portraits of women by Camille Corot, a 19th-century French artist best known for his landscape paintings. Corot, who bridged France’s neoclassical...
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...
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 16 2018 @ 7:19 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:19 pm
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
7:19 pm
Photographs, sculptures, drawings and documentary materials form this extensive survey of the works British sculptor Rachel Whiteread created during her 30-year career. Whiteread’s pieces...
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...
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
Sep 30 @ 7:25 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:25 pm
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
7:25 pm
The Walters will display nearly 250 Chinese snuff bottles delicately crafted from stone, porcelain, lacquer and precious metals during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Reflecting...
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM
Oct 4 @ 6:44 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:44 pm
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING        MUSEUM
6:44 pm
A pop-up couture show and sale invites visitors to view and purchase wearable art in a reimagined, fashion-forward presentation of clothing, jewelry and accessories....
Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Oct 6 @ 7:10 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:10 pm
7:10 pm
Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed creates striking, woven carpets that challenge conventional patterns. This exhibit debuts his new works and installations inspired by ancient Peruvian...
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 7 2018 @ 6:36 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 7:36 pm
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
6:36 pm
The first major retrospective of avant garde director John Waters’ visual art in his hometown of Baltimore brings together more than 160 photographs, sculptures,...
Nordic Impressions: Art from Aland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and  Sweden, 1821-2018 @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
7:03 pm
This survey of Nordic art displays works by 54 artists—many of them women—in genres ranging from landscape and portraiture to abstract and conceptual. Artists...
Oct 19 @ 7:22 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:22 pm
Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018 @ TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS
7:22 pm
Members of the remodeling and home-improvement community converge at the annual Home & Garden Show, where attendees may purchase handmade crafts and gifts, or...
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
Oct 24 @ 7:12 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:12 pm
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
7:12 pm
This museum-wide event features floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. The festivities kick off with Kaleidoscope of Flowers, a gala in...
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...