Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
May 16 2015 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
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
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 Inka Road stretches 20,000 miles across South America. Providing a vital link between the administrative and spiritual capitals of the ancient Inka world,...
Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia @ The George Washington University Museum
Oct 10 2015 – May 29 2016 all-day
Organized in partnership with GW’s Central Asia Program, this exhibit at The George Washington University Museum showcases the socialist realist movement of the Soviet...
Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Nov 7 2015 – Sep 18 2016 all-day
The National Museum of the American Indian spotlights Native American artist Kay WalkingStick, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation born in 1935. The show...
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
Nov 21 2015 – Dec 31 2016 all-day
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...
Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jan 29 – May 22 all-day
Eighteenth-century French artist Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun was the first woman to present her work at the salon of the Royal Academy of Painting and...
Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar’s Painter @ Hillwood Museum
Feb 13 – Jun 12 all-day
Konstantin Makovsky documented late-19th-century Russian aristocracy in exquisitely detailed paintings that were hugely popular in Gilded Age America. The artist’s “A Boyar Wedding Feast”...
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward @ National Building Museum
Feb 20 – Sep 5 all-day
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...
Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art @ The National Gallery of Art
Apr 3 – Jul 24 all-day
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...
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 8 – Jul 31 all-day
This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts features the work of female photographers in the Middle East, and challenges stereotypes...
Snowy Landscapes: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui @ The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr 15 – Aug 3 all-day
During the 20th century, Japanese printmaker Kawase Hasui was known for his depictions of vivid winter landscapes, 12 of which are currently on display...
Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Apr 16 – Jul 24 all-day
The Wu School, centered on the Chinese city of Suzhou, was renowned for its interpretations of poetry, painting and calligraphy during the Ming dynasty...
Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora @ The George Washington University Museum
Apr 16 – Sep 4 all-day
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...
Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse @ National Building Museum
May 21 2016 – Jan 16 2017 all-day
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...