Datebook

May 16 2015 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
An immersive installation at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by painter Darren Waterston reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s iconic Peacock Room as a decadent ruin...
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze @ National Portrait Gallery
May 22 2015 – Jul 10 2016 all-day
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze @ National Portrait Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
Works 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 Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jun 26 2015 – Jun 1 2018 all-day
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Inka Road stretches 20,000 miles across South America. Providing a vital link between the administrative and spiritual capitals of the ancient Inka world,...
Imagining Home @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 25 2015 – Aug 1 2016 all-day
Imagining Home @ Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
This 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...
House & Home @ National Building Museum
Nov 6 2015 @ 7:29 pm – Dec 30 2016 @ 8:29 pm
House & Home @ National Building Museum
7:29 pm
An exhibit at the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM takes visitors on a tour of homes in America, past and present. The impact of technology, laws...
Kay WalkingStick: 
An American Artist @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Nov 7 2015 – Sep 18 2016 all-day
Kay WalkingStick: 
An American Artist @ The National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The National Museum of the American Indian spotlights Native American artist Kay WalkingStick, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation born in 1935. The show...
Nov 13 2015 – Jul 10 2016 all-day
Inaugural Exhibit "Wonder" @ Renwick Gallery
12:00 am
After a two-year renovation, the Renwick Gallery reopens on November 13 with refreshed interiors and a contemporary craft exhibition sure to astonish and delight...
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
Nov 21 2015 – Dec 31 2016 all-day
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
12:00 am
During the middle of the 20th century, Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf illustrated periodicals such as The Washington Star, The Washington Post and...
New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Dec 9 2015 – Jul 3 2016 all-day
New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings @ The Baltimore Museum of Art | Baltimore | Maryland | United States
12:00 am
Founded by sisters Etta and Claribel Cone in the 1920s, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s renowned Cone Collection encompasses a remarkable number of works...
Feb 20 – Sep 5 all-day
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by 
Alan Ward @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
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...
Apr 3 – Jul 24 all-day
Three Centuries of 
American Prints from the National Gallery of Art @ The National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
To commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary, 160 prints from its collection will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, representing the work...
Apr 7 – Sep 5 all-day
Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change @ Hirshhorn Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The work of California artist Robert Irwin is the focus of this show at the Hirshhorn Museum. The two-part exhibit includes a survey of...
Apr 8 – Jul 31 all-day
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World @ National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts features the work of female photographers in the Middle East, and challenges stereotypes...
Apr 15 – Aug 3 all-day
Snowy Landscapes: 
Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui @ The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Richmond | Virginia | United States
12:00 am
During the 20th century, Japanese printmaker Kawase Hasui was known for his depictions of vivid winter landscapes, 12 of which are currently on display...
Apr 16 – Jul 24 all-day
Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Wu School, centered on the Chinese city of Suzhou, was renowned for its interpretations of poetry, painting and calligraphy during the Ming dynasty...
Apr 16 – Sep 4 all-day
Stories of Migration: 
Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora @ The George Washington University Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
Works by 44 international artists on view at The George Washington University Museum document personal and universal experiences of migration—from historic events to present-day...
Kertész @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr 30 – Oct 13 all-day
Kertész @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Richmond | Virginia | United States
12:00 am
Thirty works by Hungarian-born Modernist photographer André Kertész will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, highlighting the artist’s early career...
In Celebration of Paul Mellon @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 – Sep 18 all-day
In Celebration of Paul Mellon @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
A special 80-piece exhibit of art collector Paul Mellon’s finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints and illustrated books will be on display at the National...
Lincoln’s Contemporaries @ National Portrait Gallery
May 13 2016 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Lincoln’s Contemporaries @ National Portrait Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The National Portrait Gallery showcases 20 portraits by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady depicting famous figures from President Lincoln’s time. Subjects ranging from P....
Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse @ National Building Museum
May 21 2016 – Jan 16 2017 all-day
Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
Experience the fascinating stories behind 12 dollhouses, some dating back 300 years, at this National Building Museum exhibition. The miniature residences—including a 1760 dollhouse...
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
May 27 – Sep 5 all-day
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 am
This exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will display more than 50 works by Martin Puryear, a contemporary artist and Washington, DC, native...
Architects’ Drawings @ Cross MacKenzie Gallery
Jun 3 – Jul 31 all-day
Architects’ Drawings @ Cross MacKenzie Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
Architects Mark McInturff and Dhiru Thadani have curated a collection of handmade works on paper by top local, national and international architects for this...
Alison Saar in Print @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jun 10 – Oct 2 all-day
Alison Saar in Print @  National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
The National Museum of Women in the Arts will exhibit the work of American artist Alison Saar. Though she is known for her sculptures...
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945 @ Hillwood Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Art Deco style, which originated in Europe, flourished in the U.S. between the 1920s and the 1940s. An exhibit at Hillwood Museum considers...
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jun 11 – Sep 5 all-day
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 am
This exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will present more than 60 paintings and sculptures by Los Angeles-born Kehinde Wiley, whose work...
Romaine Brooks @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jun 17 – Oct 2 all-day
Romaine Brooks @ Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Smithsonian American Art Museum will display a collection of 50 paintings and drawings by Romaine Brooks (1874-1970), who lived in Paris most of...
Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 18 – Sep 18 all-day
Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
On the 10th anniversary of the death of acclaimed Dutch painter Karel Appel, The Phillips Collection will exhibit 22 paintings and sculptures by the...
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
Jun 24 2016 – May 21 2017 all-day
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
12:00 am
From the beginning of his professional baseball career in 1914 until his death in 1948, no cultural figure in America received more consistent media...
Jul 1 2016 – Jul 1 2018 all-day
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection @ Renwick Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
  The Renwick Gallery reopened last fall after an extensive renovation; now, an installation of artworks taken from the museum’s permanent collection will explore...
Icebergs @ National Building Museum
Jul 2 – Sep 5 all-day
Icebergs @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
An immersive installation at the National Building Museum simulates an underwater world of glacial ice fields, emphasizing themes of landscape representation, construction and geometry....