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,...
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection @ Renwick Gallery
Jul 1 2016 – Jul 1 2018 all-day
The Renwick Gallery reopened last fall after an extensive renovation; now, an installation of artworks taken from the museum’s permanent collection will explore...
Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection @ Hillwood Museum
Jun 10 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
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...
Hear My Voice: Native American Art from the Past and Present @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 19 – Dec 26 all-day
The dialogue between Native Americans and their art across centuries is the focus of an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts spotlighting...
The Box Project: Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
Sep 30 2017 – Jan 29 2018 all-day
Former Textile Museum trustee and collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged 36 leading fiber artists from around the world to push the boundaries of classic fiber...
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
Oct 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
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...
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct 13 2017 – Jan 21 2018 all-day
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,...
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia @ Freer | Sackler
Oct 14 2017 – Oct 1 2020 all-day
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....
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:44 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 7:44 pm
Light-art pioneer Thomas Wilfred was considered radical for his mid-20th-century works fusing light and technology. Now, an exhibition of his art, which he termed...
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 22 2017 @ 6:48 pm – Jan 21 2018 @ 7:48 pm
This exhibition brings together nearly 70 Flemish paintings dating from the mid-1650s to about 1680. Works by Johannes Vermeer (A Lady Writing is above)...
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy @ The Walters Art Museum
Nov 12 2017 – May 27 2018 all-day
Between 1885 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, the House of Fabergé produced exquisitely jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for the Russian tsars. This...
Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 11 2018 all-day
This exhibit highlights the museum’s rarely viewed collection of 20th-century Mexican modernist art. About 30 prints, drawings and photographs by 12 artists, including Diego...
Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 18 2018 all-day
Los Angeles-based Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of paintings drawing on her experiences moving to the U.S., maintaining family ties...
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
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...
Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Jan 28 – May 13 all-day
Marking the centennial of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia, this monographic exhibit showcases some 20 works by Netherlandish Renaissance artist Michel Sittow,...