This show explores the modern architectural roots of the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the Manhattan Project. “Secret Cities” examines the architecture and construction of Hanford, Washington; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Los Alamos, New Mexico, and also focuses on the daily life of their inhabitants, exploring social hierarchical norms and segregation.
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 also from the Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Europe. Objects on view from a variety of places and time periods allow viewers to trace the influences of trade and cross-cultural pollination on artistic forms and motifs.
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 1788 residence designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol, as well as the gardens of the home John and Jackie Kennedy shared before his inauguration in 1961.
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, ceramics and works in metal, leather and wood. The juried, three-day event culminates with the Festival Party where 10 artist awards are presented.
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 era and Impressionist movement, influenced modernist painters such as Cézanne and Picasso with his figurative
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 a variety of media,including watercolor, oil painting and sculpture, and will be on display in the Hirshhorn’s second-level galleries.
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 chart the transition from late 20th- to early 21st-century living through the memorialization of everyday objects and public spaces.