Datebook

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,...
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....
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...
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 26 2016 – Dec 31 2017 all-day
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 am
This ongoing exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases its renowned collection of 280 objects made by Russian decorative artists—including five imperial...
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery’s East Building
Mar 5 – Sep 4 all-day
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery’s East Building
12:00 am
Contemporary American artist Theaster Gates will create an installation for the new Tower 3 galleries in the National Gallery’s East Building. Entitled “The Minor...
Mar 5 – Aug 27 all-day
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
12:00 am
A retrospective at the Renwick Gallery showcases more than 50 objects by enamel artist June Schwarcz. Known for a distinctive style that combines texture...
Apr 7 – Aug 20 all-day
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
12:00 am
The late Peter Voulkos is credited with revolutionizing ceramic forms and techniques. The Renwick Gallery showcases works from his early career (1953 to 1968),...
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
May 6 – Aug 27 all-day
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 am
The iconic fashion designer’s achievements are the focus of this exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases 100 examples of his...
May 21 – Aug 20 all-day
America Collects 
Eighteenth-Century French Painting @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
Sixty-eight 18th-century French paintings from museums and private collections nationwide have been assembled by the National Gallery of Art in an exhibit that tells...
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
May 27 – Sep 3 all-day
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
The Phillips Collection will present the first comprehensive survey in the U.S. of the work of German artist Markus Lüpertz, who began painting in...
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset @ The Hirshhorn Museum
Jun 7 – Oct 1 all-day
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset @ The Hirshhorn Museum
12:00 am
The Hirshhorn Museum’s distinctive circular façade is the perfect showcase for a monumental outdoor mural by New York-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party. Painted directly...
Jun 10 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection @ Hillwood Museum
12:00 am
Nearly 60 remarkable jewels from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s extensive collection of historical and 20th-century jewelry will be showcased in an exhibition at the Hillwood...
Jun 15 – Oct 1 all-day
Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the black-and-white, abstract works of influential 20th-century American photographers Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Minor White, who explored...
Revival @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jun 22 – Sep 10 all-day
Revival @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
This National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit examines the profound effect art can have on its beholder. Pieces on view by such...
Jun 28 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn @ Hirshhorn Museum
12:00 am
“Trace,” a monumental installation at the Hirshhorn Museum by the provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, is comprised of 176 portraits of activists, prisoners and...
Parallax Gap @ The Renwick Gallery
Jul 1 2017 – Feb 11 2018 all-day
Parallax Gap @ The Renwick Gallery
12:00 am
The Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon will provide the backdrop for a visual puzzle in the form of a suspended structure running along...
Matthias Mansen: 
Configurations @ National Gallery of Art
Jul 23 – Dec 13 all-day
Matthias Mansen: 
Configurations @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
In this exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Berlin-based artist Matthias Mansen offers a modern, abstract take on the centuries-old tradition of woodblock...
Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask @ Baltimore 
Museum of Art.
Aug 16 2017 – Feb 18 2018 all-day
Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask @ Baltimore 
Museum of Art.
12:00 am
Eleven works by Dutch artist Annet Couwenberg focus on the intersection of science, art, technology and history in a series of textiles based on...
Aug 19 – Dec 26 all-day
Hear My Voice: Native American Art from the Past and Present @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 am
The dialogue between Native Americans and their art across centuries is the focus of an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts spotlighting...
Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show @ Baltimore Convention Center
Aug 24 – Aug 27 all-day
Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show @ Baltimore Convention Center
12:00 am
The Baltimore Convention Center will host the country’s largest annual indoor antiques show, now in its 36th year. European silver, Asian antiques and Americana...
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Sep 3 2017 – Jan 28 2018 all-day
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
During the latter half of the 19th century, advances in physics and the optical sciences inspired fresh ideas about the physical and spiritual worlds....
Sep 7 2017 – Mar 4 2018 all-day
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects @ Hirshhorn Museum 
12:00 am
Married, Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov create installations inspired by hardships they endured while living in the Soviet Union. Spanning 1985 to...
31st Annual Decorator Show House  @ Ellicott City, Maryland
Sep 24 – Oct 22 all-day
31st Annual Decorator Show House  @ Ellicott City, Maryland
12:00 am
Local interior designers will transform 26 rooms in White Hall, an early-19th-century, Federal-style mansion in Ellicott City, for this year’s show house. The home,...
2017 DC Design House @ Potomac, Maryland
Sep 30 – Oct 29 all-day
2017 DC Design House @ Potomac, Maryland
12:00 am
Area designers will transform 23 spaces in a sprawling Potomac home, currently on the market for $10.48 million. A preview gala in the ballroom...
The Box Project: Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
Sep 30 2017 – Jan 29 2018 all-day
The Box Project:  Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
12:00 am
Former Textile Museum trustee and collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged 36 leading fiber artists from around the world to push the boundaries of classic fiber...
Oct 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic painting (c.1880) is the focus of this exhibit, which explores the process by which he created the masterpiece and...
Oct 13 2017 – Jan 21 2018 all-day
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
The museum’s 30th-anniversary celebration includes this first-of-its-kind exhibit, exploring abstract works in a range of media by more than 20 African American women artists,...
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....
Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 18 2017 – Apr 15 2018 all-day
Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s @ Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
The late African-American artist Al Loving created abstract expressionist works, experimenting in a range of media. In the 1980s, he used heavy rag paper...
Great Falls 2017 Studio Tour @ Great Falls, Virginia
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Great Falls 2017 Studio Tour @ Great Falls, Virginia
12:00 am
Fifty members of Great Falls Studios—an artists’ collective—will open their studios for self-guided tours. Artists include painters, potters, photographers, jewelry-makers, fiber artists, wood-carvers, sculptors...