Datebook

Oct 14 2017 – Oct 1 2020 all-day
Encountering the Buddha:  Art and Practice Across Asia @ Freer | Sackler 
12:00 am
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....
Arts of Asia @ The Walters Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:51 pm – Sep 20 2020 @ 7:51 pm
Arts of Asia @ The Walters Art Museum
6:51 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.
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
Oct 26 2017 – Sep 1 2027 all-day
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
12:00 am
Featuring nearly 350 objects and images, from a Tomahawk missile to a can of baking powder, this exhibit demonstrates the ways in which Indian...
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...
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...

Portraits of the World: Korea @ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Dec 30 2018 @ 9:17 pm – Nov 17 2019 @ 10:17 pm

Portraits of the World: Korea @ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
9:17 pm
Korean artist Yun Suknam, a pioneering feminist, creates portraits of women past and present. Anchored by a wood assemblage portrait of her mother, this...
Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings @ National Gallery of Art
3:00 pm
This exhibit spotlights 25 paintings done by American artist Oliver Lee Jackson during the last 15 years. The large-scale pieces—some of which have never...
HOOPS @ National Building Museum
Apr 17 2019 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 5 2020 @ 3:15 pm
HOOPS @ National Building Museum
2:15 pm
An enduring slice of Americana, the basketball hoop is the subject of 75 large-format prints on display by photographer Bill Bamberger. His images capture...
Roberto Lugo at 1 West @ The Walters Art Museum
Apr 17 @ 2:49 pm – Jul 15 @ 3:49 pm
Roberto Lugo at 1 West @ The Walters Art Museum
2:49 pm
The activist and ceramicist Roberto Lugo has masterminded the first installation in the Walters’ nearby annex, 1 West Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore. Lugo,...
Apr 17 @ 2:52 pm – Jun 30 @ 3:52 pm
Front Room: The Mary and Paul Roberts Collection @ Baltimore Museum of Art
2:52 pm
A gift from dedicated contemporary-art collectors Mary and Paul Roberts, 35 post-War works on paper are on view by such significant American artists as...
In Peak Bloom  @ Artechouse
Apr 17 @ 2:55 pm – May 27 @ 3:55 pm
In Peak Bloom  @ Artechouse
2:55 pm
The brainchild of a women-led collective of five artists, this digital installation celebrates spring with interactive, visual and environmental experiences revolving around DC’s cherry...
Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California @ National Museum of the American Indian
Apr 17 2019 @ 3:26 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 4:26 pm
Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California @ National Museum of the American Indian
3:26 pm
Section 14 refers to an area of downtown Palm Springs that was the site of a land battle that lasted from the 1940s to...
Animals, Collected @ National Bulding Museum
Apr 20 2019 @ 2:38 pm – Mar 10 2020 @ 3:38 pm
Animals, Collected @ National Bulding Museum
2:38 pm
The National Building Museum mined its collection of 320,000 objects related to the built environment to put on this exhibit of architectural objects depicting...
Intersections: Ranjani Shettar @ Phillips Collection
May 16 @ 3:23 pm – Aug 25 @ 4:23 pm
Intersections: Ranjani Shettar @ Phillips Collection
3:23 pm
Indian artist Ranjani Shettar’s “Earth Songs for a Night Sky” is part of The Phillips Collection’s series on the intersection between old and new...
Whistler in Watercolor @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
May 18 @ 3:18 pm – Oct 6 @ 4:18 pm
Whistler in Watercolor @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
3:18 pm
Museum founder Charles Lang Freer amassed the world’s largest collection of watercolors by James McNeill Whistler, most of which have never left the confines...
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art @ National Gallery of Art
Jun 2 @ 3:03 pm – Aug 18 @ 4:03 pm
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art @ National Gallery of Art
3:03 pm
This is the first exhibit to highlight how animals have been represented in Japanese art over the past 16 centuries. The assemblage of 315...
Best Laid: Designs for a Capital City @ George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
Jun 15 @ 3:29 pm – Dec 22 @ 4:29 pm
Best Laid: Designs for a Capital City @ George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
3:29 pm
This exhibition showcases designs for DC landmarks that never made it past the planning stages. Discover unbuilt concepts for Memorial Bridge, the Washington Monument and...
Jun 28 2019 @ 2:57 pm – Jan 5 2020 @ 3:57 pm
Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination @ Renwick Gallery
2:57 pm
Sculptor and glass artist Ginny Ruffner combines traditional glasswork with augmented-reality technology to create an interactive experience. Viewers download an app that superimposes digital...