The BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART recently unveiled its newly renovated American Wing in conjunction with the museum’s 100th anniversary. More than 800 works explore the international side of American art, as well as Baltimore’s important role in the art world. Highlights include masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe and decorative stained glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The first museum show by this DC photographer documents the restoration of the Washington Monument and National Cathedral after they suffered damage during the 2011 earthquake. Large-scale images captured from dizzying heights give viewers at the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM a unique perspective as they examine these historic buildings and their beauty.
An immersive installation at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by painter Darren Waterston reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s iconic Peacock Room as a decadent ruin symbolizing creative excess. Viewers will be able to compare Waterston’s interpretation to Whistler’s original, which is a permanent installation at the Freer Gallery of Art next door.
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, it is still in use today and deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. This exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian explores its engineering history in terms of technology, politics and culture.
Sixty vintage prints are on exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to honor Esther Bubley (1921-1998), an American photojournalist who brilliantly depicted the lives of ordinary Americans through her work. The photographs include subjects in locations varying from beauty pageants to pediatrician’s offices, and examine many social issues prevalent in the mid-20th-century.
Esteemed photographer Alexander Gardner, whose work captured the shocking brutality of the Civil War along with memorable pictures of Native Americans during post-war American expansion, is featured at The National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit displays Gardner’s most famous work: a seldom-shown “cracked plate” photograph of Lincoln, taken weeks prior to his assassination.