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,...
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...
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....
Subodh Gupta: Terminal @ Freer | Sackler
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:50 pm – Jun 24 2018 @ 7:50 pm
Subodh Gupta: Terminal @ Freer | Sackler
6:50 pm
The Freer | Sackler celebrates its October 2017 reopening with an installation by artist Subodh Gupta (above), who transforms utilitarian vessels found in India...
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...
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
Feb 15 – Oct 7 all-day
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
This exhibit reveals the many ways cultures throughout the Americas expressed power and identity by decorating and venerating the head. Spanning 2,500 years, 20...
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Feb 15 – Jul 8 all-day
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
12:00 am
Chinese-born artist Hung Liu, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1984, adapts historical Chinese photographs in her work. This exhibit assembles pieces that Liu...
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
Feb 17 – Jun 10 all-day
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
12:00 am
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s historic estate will host an exhibit of table settings representing past and present. A display of 18th- and 19th-century tables recreated...
Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day
Stephen Towns:  Rumination and a Reckoning @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and based in Baltimore, Stephen Towns explores African American cultural issues in murals and mixed-media art. This exhibit includes...
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
Assembling 60 portraits by Paul Cézanne, this extensive exhibit traces the evolution of the artist’s distinctive style and the influence 
his subjects had on...
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @  BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Posters from the collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger focus on the Vienna Secession, an influential group of late-19th-century artists...
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 16 – Aug 5 all-day
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
In his first exhibition on the East Coast, Korean-born 
Do Ho Suh invites viewers into his personal world with “Almost Home.” Known 
internationally for...
Apr 16 – Jul 29 all-day
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia @ FREER | SACKLER
12:00 am
Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made 
by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant 
textiles....
Apr 20 – Jun 10 all-day
2018 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House @ GREENSPRING VALLEY
12:00 am
Built in 1927, a remodeled Oakland estate in Baltimore County’s Greenspring Valley will open to the public for the 41st Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Designer...
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...
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
This exhibit features some 60 works created by nine female Aboriginal artists living in remote communities across Australia. The pieces on view—some specially commissioned...
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...
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM
Oct 4 @ 6:44 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:44 pm
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING        MUSEUM
6:44 pm
A pop-up couture show and sale invites visitors to view and purchase wearable art in a reimagined, fashion-forward presentation of clothing, jewelry and accessories....
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...