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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:44 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 7:44 pm
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
6:44 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...
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.
Oct 22 2017 @ 6:48 pm – Jan 21 2018 @ 7:48 pm
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting @ National Gallery of Art
6:48 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)...
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...
Tamayo: The New York Years @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 3 2017 @ 6:55 pm – Mar 18 2018 @ 7:55 pm
Tamayo: The New York Years @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
6:55 pm
Mexican modernist Rufino Tamayo (left, in a portrait by Irving Penn) is the subject of an exhibit tracing his artistic development from the 1920s...
Nov 12 2017 – May 27 2018 all-day
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy @ The Walters Art Museum
12:00 am
Between 1885 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, the House of Fabergé produced exquisitely jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for the Russian tsars. This...
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 11 2018 all-day
Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
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...
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 18 2018 all-day
Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
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
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...
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
12:00 am
The Charm of Chinoiserie is the theme of this year’s event, which will showcase the wares of more than 40 antiques dealers. Highlights include...
Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day
Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
12:00 am
In addition to hundreds of vendors, this year’s expo will feature a 1,400-square-foot house showcasing small-space design ideas and the latest in furniture and...
Jan 28 – May 13 all-day
Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
Marking the centennial of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia, this monographic exhibit showcases some 20 works by Netherlandish Renaissance artist Michel Sittow,...
Outliers and American Vanguard Art @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Jan 28 – May 13 all-day
Outliers and American Vanguard Art @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
This exhibit reveals 250 works from three periods when mainstream and outlier artists intersected, ushering in new paradigms of inclusion, integration and assimilation. Works...