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...
Visionary: Viewpoints on 
Africa’s Arts @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
Visionary: Viewpoints on 
Africa’s Arts @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
12:00 am
More than 300 works of art from the museum’s permanent collection are on display, including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, costumes 
and jewelry from some...
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
May 3 2018 – Mar 3 2019 all-day
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
This show explores the modern architectural roots of 
the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the...
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...
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Sep 1 @ 7:06 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:06 pm
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
7:06 pm
Originally woven by women in Turkey’s nomadic communities as adornments for tents and caravans, kilims represent intricate examples of abstract art and artistic ingenuity....
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 9 @ 6:49 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:49 pm
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
6:49 pm
This exhibition examines portraits of women by Camille Corot, a 19th-century French artist best known for his landscape paintings. Corot, who bridged France’s neoclassical...
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
Sep 13 2018 @ 6:12 pm – Feb 3 2019 @ 7:12 pm
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
6:12 pm
Thick, gestural brushstrokes and loose bands of color characterize Irish artist Sean Scully’s acclaimed “Landline” series, now making its U.S. debut. The series spans...
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 16 2018 @ 7:19 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:19 pm
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
7:19 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...
Sep 23 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day @ Baltimore Museum of Art
6:30 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...
Sep 29 2018 @ 6:58 pm – Jan 21 2019 @ 7:58 pm
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
6:58 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...
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
Sep 30 @ 7:25 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:25 pm
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
7:25 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...
Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Oct 6 @ 7:10 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:10 pm
7:10 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...
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 7 2018 @ 6:36 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 7:36 pm
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
6:36 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,...
Nordic Impressions: Art from Aland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and  Sweden, 1821-2018 @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
7:03 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...
Oct 19 @ 7:22 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:22 pm
Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018 @ TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS
7:22 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...
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
Oct 24 @ 7:12 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:12 pm
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
7:12 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...
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...
Duality: Art + Science @ American Association for the Advancement of Science
Nov 2 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day
Duality: Art + Science @ American Association for the Advancement of Science
12:00 am
This exhibit at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington presents paintings and drawings inspired by astronomy, biology, physics and spectra....

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...
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 14 2019 all-day
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
12:00 am
This exhibit focuses on works on paper by Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt, who applies traditional Persian miniature painting to contemporary subject matter.
Dec 31 2018 – May 19 2019 all-day
Painting the Classics: Japanese Scrolls and Beyond @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
12:00 am
This exhibit examines the ways in which Japanese artists from the Momoyama and Edo periods (1573-1868) reimagined classical narratives and poetry dating back nearly...
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 28 2019 all-day
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
12:00 am
Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for blurring the lines between art and technology. In his DC debut, he has designed hypnotic audiovisual installations...
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
This exhibit sheds light on the methods behind chiaroscuro printmaking—an art form that flourished in 16th-century Italy. Artists interpreted works by masters of their...
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
Jan 11 – Jan 13 all-day
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
12:00 am
During the 18th century, the French word toilette came to signify the pampered process of dressing. This exhibit from Hillwood’s collection features elegant period...
Feb 16 – May 19 all-day
Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla 
(I Am an Island) @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
The first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez examines her prolific career, spanning nearly 70 years. About 65 paintings, works on paper, shaped...
American Craft Show, Baltimore @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
American Craft Show, Baltimore @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
12:00 am
This juried craft show presents handmade works by more than 650 jewelry, clothing and home-décor artisans from around the country. “Let’s Make” sessions will...
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...