Datebook

May
16
Sat
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
May 16 2015 – Jan 2 2017 all-day

Filthy LucreAn immersive installation at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by painter Darren Waterston reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s iconic Peacock Room as a decadent ruin symbolizing creative excess. Viewers will be able to compare Waterston’s interpretation to Whistler’s original, which is a permanent installation at the Freer Gallery of Art next door.

May
22
Fri
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze @ National Portrait Gallery
May 22 2015 – Jul 10 2016 all-day

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 2.14.19 PMWorks by photographers, painters, printmakers and time-based media artists depict celebrities who transcend fame, recognizing their achievements. The exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery questions the role of the artist, viewer and subject in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze.

Jun
26
Fri
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jun 26 2015 – Jun 1 2018 all-day

247967.000The Inka Road stretches 20,000 miles across South America. Providing a vital link between the administrative and spiritual capitals of the ancient Inka world, it is still in use today and deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. This exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian explores its engineering history in terms of technology, politics and culture.

Oct
25
Sun
Imagining Home @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 25 2015 – Aug 1 2016 all-day

ImaginingHome-renderingThis exhibit at the BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART explores what the concept of home means across myriad cultural platforms. Gathered from all over the world, more than 30 works from the permanent collection—including decorative art, textiles, paintings and sculpture—will be displayed in the museum’s new Center for People & Art.

Nov
6
Fri
House & Home @ National Building Museum
Nov 6 2015 @ 7:29 pm – Dec 30 2016 @ 8:29 pm

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An exhibit at the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM takes visitors on a tour of homes in America, past and present. The impact of technology, laws and consumer culture on domestic life is examined. “Please touch” walls scattered throughout introduce visitors to a tactile experience of materials used to build homes since the 19th century.

Nov
7
Sat
Kay WalkingStick: 
An American Artist @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Nov 7 2015 – Sep 18 2016 all-day

269250.000The National Museum of the American Indian spotlights Native American artist Kay WalkingStick, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation born in 1935. The show reveals more than 65 paintings, drawings, small sculptures and diptychs created over a career spanning four decades.

Nov
13
Fri
Inaugural Exhibit “Wonder” @ Renwick Gallery
Nov 13 2015 – Jul 10 2016 all-day

Jennifer Angus Renwick WonderAfter a two-year renovation, the Renwick Gallery reopens on November 13 with refreshed interiors and a contemporary craft exhibition sure to astonish and delight all ages. The inaugural exhibition takes an exhilarating leap in showcasing the dimensions of craft. Called “Wonder,” it fills the building with massive installations created from mundane objects: Index cards stacked like stalagmites. Sewing thread strung in floor-to-ceiling veils of color. And insects arrayed as a shimmering wallcovering.

Nov
21
Sat
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
Nov 21 2015 – Dec 31 2016 all-day

Spandorf-Peoples-Drug-Store-v2During the middle of the 20th century, Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf illustrated periodicals such as The Washington Star, The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. Her work will be displayed at the GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, along with her celebrated depictions of 19th-century buildings in urban DC as they faced demolition.

Dec
9
Wed
New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Dec 9 2015 – Jul 3 2016 all-day

DT5_2000.5Founded by sisters Etta and Claribel Cone in the 1920s, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s renowned Cone Collection encompasses a remarkable number of works by Henri Matisse. About 20 newly acquired prints and drawings by the artist will be displayed, illustrating how the Cone sisters established the museum’s Matisse collection as one of the most comprehensive worldwide.

Feb
20
Sat
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by 
Alan Ward @ National Building Museum
Feb 20 – Sep 5 all-day

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This National Building Museum exhibition showcases the large-format photography of accomplished Massachusetts-based landscape architect and photographer Alan Ward. His mostly black-and-white images reduce outdoor scenes to the elements of light, shade and texture, inviting viewers to see each landscape with a new perspective.