Datebook

Sep
16
Sun
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 16 2018 @ 7:19 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:19 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 chart the transition from late 20th- to early 21st-century living through the memorialization of everyday objects and public spaces.

Sep
23
Sun
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Sep 23 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 2019 @ 7:30 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 materials such as billboards, fliers and graffiti. The exhibit explores the artist’s interpretations of identity and the embodiment of abstraction.

 

Sep
29
Sat
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
Sep 29 2018 @ 6:58 pm – Jan 21 2019 @ 7:58 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 the fall and resurrection of this ancient art form as artists became influenced by the challenges of modernity.

Sep
30
Sun
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
Sep 30 @ 7:25 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:25 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 the artistic virtuosity of their designers, these vessels once held a mix of tobacco leaves, spices and herbs.

Oct
4
Thu
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM
Oct 4 @ 6:44 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:44 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. More than 60 designers and artists from across the country will participate.

Oct
6
Sat
Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Oct 6 @ 7:10 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:10 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 textiles in the museum’s collection and by the artist’s field research in Peru and Mexico.

Oct
7
Sun
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 7 2018 @ 6:36 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 7:36 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, sound works and videos made since the early 1990s—all presented with his trademark renegade humor.

Oct
13
Sat
Nordic Impressions: Art from Aland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821-2018 @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Oct 13 2018 @ 7:03 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:03 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 include Edvard Munch and Anders Zorn.

Oct
19
Fri
Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018 @ TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS
Oct 19 @ 7:22 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:22 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 simply find inspiration for their home projects. The show will include an appearance by “MasterChef” Season 7 champion, Shaun O’Neale.

Oct
24
Wed
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
Oct 24 @ 7:12 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:12 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 the museum’s atrium; on subsequent days, guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours and workshops are part of the mix.