Datebook

Mar
9
Fri
Women House @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Mar 9 @ 4:14 pm – May 28 @ 5:14 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 1960s to the present. Sculptures, photographs, installations and videos reflect myriad viewpoints on the subject of home, from architectural studies to expectations and responsibilities.

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.

Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day

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 who challenged the norms of academic art. Works on view, including those of Gustav Klimt, are quintessential examples of Art Nouveau style.

Apr
16
Mon
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 16 – Aug 5 all-day

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 his architectural installations, Suh explores ideas of migration, displacement and the importance of home by rendering his former living spaces as hand-sewn fabric sculptures.

To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia @ FREER | SACKLER
Apr 16 – Jul 29 all-day

Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made 
by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant 
textiles. This show delves into the historical uses of ikats and explores their enduring appeal in contemporary design. More than two dozen historical ikat coats and decorative pieces from Central Asia will be on display, along with seven couture creations by the late Oscar de la Renta, whose initial use of 
ikats in 2005 sparked a surge in their popularity.

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
Apr 16 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 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 annual event. Creations on display range from glass, furniture and ceramics to paintings, photography and jewelry.

Apr
20
Fri
2018 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House @ GREENSPRING VALLEY
Apr 20 – Jun 10 all-day

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 Show House. Formerly owned by Edgar Allen Poe III, an ancestor of the author, the residence offers more than 20 rooms that will showcase the talents of local design teams.

Apr
26
Thu
Smithsonian Craft Show @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day

Now in its 36th year, this 
juried event will feature 120 exhibitors from 33 states. Visitors can peruse works in a wide range of media, from furniture and ceramics to jewelry, basketry and wearable art.

Apr
28
Sat
20th Annual Parade of Homes @ NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

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 builds homeless shelters in the region.

May
3
Thu
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
May 3 2018 – Mar 3 2019 all-day

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.