Datebook

May 16 2015 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
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...
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,...
House & Home @ National Building Museum
Nov 6 2015 @ 7:29 pm – Dec 30 2016 @ 8:29 pm
House & Home @ National Building Museum
7:29 pm
An exhibit at the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM takes visitors on a tour of homes in America, past and present. The impact of technology, laws...
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
Nov 21 2015 – Dec 31 2016 all-day
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf @ George Washington University Museum
12:00 am
During the middle of the 20th century, Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf illustrated periodicals such as The Washington Star, The Washington Post and...
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....
Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse @ National Building Museum
May 21 2016 – Jan 16 2017 all-day
Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
Experience the fascinating stories behind 12 dollhouses, some dating back 300 years, at this National Building Museum exhibition. The miniature residences—including a 1760 dollhouse...
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945 @ Hillwood Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
12:00 am
The Art Deco style, which originated in Europe, flourished in the U.S. between the 1920s and the 1940s. An exhibit at Hillwood Museum considers...
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
Jun 24 2016 – May 21 2017 all-day
One Life: Babe Ruth @ National Portrait Gallery
12:00 am
From the beginning of his professional baseball career in 1914 until his death in 1948, no cultural figure in America received more consistent media...
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...
Four Seasons @ Hillwood Museum
Oct 1 2016 – Mar 31 2017 all-day
Four Seasons @ Hillwood Museum
12:00 am
Contemporary American artist Philip Haas was inspired by “The Seasons,” an unusual series of portraits by Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who depicted faces...
Oct 4 2016 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
This exhibition at the National Gallery of Art is comprised of more than 90 compositional and construction drawings, individual figure studies and sketchbooks by...
Oct 20 2016 – May 7 2017 all-day
Intersections: Arlene Shechet—From Here  On Now @ Phillips Collection
12:00 am
Sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for off-kilter sculptures that nevertheless achieve a balance between stability and instability, intellect and instinct. An exhibit at The...
Bingata! Only in Okinawa @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
Nov 5 2016 – Jan 30 2017 all-day
Bingata! Only in Okinawa @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
12:00 am
The distinctive culture and textile traditions of Okinawa will be represented in an exhibit at The Textile Museum at George Washington University. Contemporary works...
Nov 5 2016 – Apr 16 2017 all-day
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
This exhibit at the National Building Museum marks the centennial of influential landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s birth, chronicling a career that spanned five decades....
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 11 2016 – Mar 19 2017 all-day
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 am
The Smithsonian American Art Museum features the works of innovative 20th-century American sculptor Isamu Noguchi in an exhibition that explores the inspiration he found...
Nov 13 2016 – Apr 16 2017 all-day
Ferocious Beauty:  Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal @ Walters Art Museum | Baltimore | Maryland | United States
12:00 am
Himalayan artworks depicting wrathful Buddhist deities are the subject of this exhibit at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Twelve sculptures, paintings and ritual...
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 18 2016 – May 7 2017 all-day
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait @ National Portrait Gallery
12:00 am
A contemporary video artist from Queens, Bill Viola is the subject of this National Portrait Gallery exhibit—the museum’s first ever devoted to media art....
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 18 2016 – Apr 2 2017 all-day
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 am
One of the leading Color Field painters, Gene Davis is frequently associated with the classic stripe paintings he created in the 1960s. On display...
Nov 19 2016 – Apr 2 2017 all-day
Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts @ Phillips Collection
12:00 am
The Phillips Collection holds 25 paintings, drawings and prints by the late American artist Jake Berthot—the largest collection of his work to be found...
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
Nov 20 2016 – Mar 5 2017 all-day
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
American Modernist Stuart Davis developed a unique style that continues to influence art today—blurring the distinctions between text and image, abstraction and realism and...
Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov 21 2016 – Mar 17 2017 all-day
Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
The Library and Research Center of the National Museum of Women in the Arts has created an exhibition of large-scale typography and small crafts....
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...
Jan 7 – Jan 8 all-day
DC Big Flea & Antiques Market @ Dulles Expo Center
12:00 am
Held at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, the DC Big Flea & Antiques Market offers shoppers everything from vintage clothing and handbags to furniture,...
Washington Winter Show @ Katzen Arts Center at American University
Jan 13 – Jan 15 all-day
Washington Winter Show @ Katzen Arts Center at American University
12:00 am
More than 40 antiques dealers will proffer their wares at the Washington Winter Show—a.k.a. the Washington Antiques Show—held at . This year’s event celebrates...
Orchids: A Moment @ Smithsonian Gardens
Jan 14 – May 14 all-day
Orchids: A Moment @ Smithsonian Gardens
12:00 am
The Hirshhorn Museum is awash in exotic color and fragrance, thanks to this exhibit highlighting hundreds of live specimens from the Smithsonian Gardens’ orchid...
Home + Remodeling Show @ Dulles Expo Center
Jan 20 – Jan 22 all-day
Home + Remodeling Show @ Dulles Expo Center
12:00 am
Attendees of this year’s newly expanded Home + Remodeling Show at Dulles Expo Center can expect such additions as a diminutive model home and...
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival @ Dulles Expo Center
Jan 27 – Jan 29 all-day
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival @ Dulles Expo Center
12:00 am
The annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at Dulles Expo Center boasts something for everyone, from artisans selling their creations to specialty food vendors serving tasty...
Feb 1 – Jul 4 all-day
Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and the Art of Louise B. Wheatley @ Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates Maryland textile artist Louise B. Wheatley with a showing of her work. By displaying Wheatley’s creations alongside some...
Feb 4 – Apr 30 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Epoque @ Phillips Collection
12:00 am
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in a series of lithographs and posters, on display for the first time in the...
Feb 5 – Jun 4 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
Fifteenth-century Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia invented a glazing technique for terracotta that made him one of the most innovative artists of his time....