Jacob Lawrence: Struggle… From the History of the American People @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Jan 10 – Aug 9 all-day
On view at THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, 12 panels from Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series depict events from the Revolutionary War through the great Westward expansion...
Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom @ National Building Museum
Mar 21 2015 – Jan 3 2016 all-day
The first museum show by this DC photographer documents the restoration of the Washington Monument and National Cathedral after they suffered damage during the...
Watch This! Revelations In Media Art @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 24 – Sep 7 all-day
Innovations in technology have created new avenues for communication and expression. This exhibition at the SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM focuses on key moments from...
Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 – Jul 26 all-day
The art of metalpoint—the use of a metal stylus on specially prepared ground—will be showcased at the through an exhibit of 90 drawings from...
May 3 – Sep 13 all-day
Twenty-six contemporary artists, including Sophie Calle, Adam Fuss and Vera Lutter, explore concepts of time, memory and history as they relate to photography, in...
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
May 16 2015 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
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...
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze @ National Portrait Gallery
May 22 2015 – Jul 10 2016 all-day
Works by photographers, painters, printmakers and time-based media artists depict celebrities who transcend fame, recognizing their achievements. The exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery questions...
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,...
The Modern Pueblo Paintings of Awa Tsireh @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sep 4 2015 – Jan 31 2016 all-day
The paintings of Awa Tsireh (1898-1955), an innovative and popular Pueblo artist, are on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Tsireh combined his...
Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872 @ The National Portrait Gallery
Sep 18 2015 – Mar 13 2016 all-day
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...
China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872) @ The Textile Museum
Sep 19 2015 – Feb 14 2016 all-day
This exhibit at The Textile Museum at George Washington University displays the work of John Thomson, a Scottish photographer and travel writer who explored...
Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia @ The George Washington University Museum
Oct 10 2015 – May 29 2016 all-day
Organized in partnership with GW’s Central Asia Program, this exhibit at The George Washington University Museum showcases the socialist realist movement of the Soviet...
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 23 2015 – Mar 20 2016 all-day
Photographs from the collection of American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) will be showcased at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A pioneer of platinum printing,...