Datebook

Jan
1
Thu
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing @ Baltimore Museum of Art

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.

Jan
10
Sat
Jacob Lawrence: Struggle… From the History of the American People @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Jan 10 – Aug 9 all-day

Struggle Series No. 1On view at THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, 12 panels from Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series depict events from the Revolutionary War through the great Westward expansion of 1817. The exhibit also examines the artist’s thought processes during the creation of these works, produced between 1954 and 1956.

Mar
7
Sat
Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screen @ FREER GALLERY OF ART
Mar 7 – Sep 6 all-day

FS-6825_05Cherry blossoms are a focal point in 16th- and early 17th-century folding-screen paintings, on view at the FREER GALLERY OF ART. These landscapes combine Chinese ink-painting techniques and the coloration and use of gold found in traditional Japanese paintings of the time.

Mar
13
Fri
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 13 2015 – Jan 10 2016 all-day

by Elaine de KooningA collection of rarely seen paintings by the late American Abstract Expressionist will be on view at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. The 66 works on display include multiple versions of pieces, intended to illustrate de Kooning’s creative process.

Mar
21
Sat
Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom @ National Building Museum
Mar 21 2015 – Jan 3 2016 all-day

Workers on Washington Monument scaffolding. Photo by Colin WinterbottomThe 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.

Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories @ THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
Mar 21 – Aug 24 all-day

1985.33.28 frontMarking THE TEXTILE MUSEUM’s debut in its new location at George Washington University, this seminal exhibit displays more than 100 textiles from around the globe, examining how they reflect cultural, political and social identities throughout history.

Apr
1
Wed
Asian Art Galleries Reopening @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Apr 1 all-day

Date3The Baltimore Museum of Art is doubling the space that houses its Asian art collection. Opening this spring, two renovated galleries will showcase about 150 pieces spanning the ninth through the 19th centuries, including the museum’s collection of Chinese high-fired ceramics.

Apr
3
Fri
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 3 – Aug 30 all-day

kuniyoshi_Fish KiteThe SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM is showing a major exhibit of the work of Japanese-born Modernist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Nearly 70 of the artist’s best paintings follow his career from his early figural work of the 1920s to the bold colors of his post-World War II creations.

Apr
19
Sun
On Paper: Spin, Crinkle, Pluck @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Apr 19 – Sep 20 all-day

onpaper3Eight prints and drawings on display at the BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART depict the consequences of actions—for instance, crinkle, spin, pluck, wrap, spit, shuffle, wriggle and squash. Rather than interpreting the action, the eight artists who created these pieces let the object or action speak for itself in their work.

Apr
24
Fri
Watch This! Revelations In Media Art @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 24 – Sep 7 all-day

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 2.02.51 PMInnovations in technology have created new avenues for communication and expression. This exhibition at the SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM focuses on key moments from history that have shaped the use of technology in art. The 44 objects on display include videos, installations and video games made from 1941 to 2013.