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,...
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ten Americans After Paul Klee @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Feb 3 – May 6 all-day
Ten Americans After Paul Klee @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
The seminal role Swiss artist Paul Klee played in the development of mid-century American art is the subject of an exhibit examining Klee’s work...
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
Feb 14 – May 13 all-day
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
12:00 am
The artistic appropriation of commercial products in the late 20th century is the subject of an exhibit examining New York’s downtown arts scene in...
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
Feb 15 – Oct 7 all-day
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
This exhibit reveals the many ways cultures throughout the Americas expressed power and identity by decorating and venerating the head. Spanning 2,500 years, 20...
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Feb 15 – Jul 8 all-day
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
12:00 am
Chinese-born artist Hung Liu, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1984, adapts historical Chinese photographs in her work. This exhibit assembles pieces that Liu...
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
Feb 17 – Jun 10 all-day
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
12:00 am
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s historic estate will host an exhibit of table settings representing past and present. A display of 18th- and 19th-century tables recreated...
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 4 – May 28 all-day
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
Born in Lexington, Virginia, Sally Mann 
creates haunting photographs ranging from still lifes and portraits 
to landscapes. This exhibit showcases a wide array of...
Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day
Stephen Towns:  Rumination and a Reckoning @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and based in Baltimore, Stephen Towns explores African American cultural issues in murals and mixed-media art. This exhibit includes...
Women House @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Mar 9 @ 4:14 pm – May 28 @ 5:14 pm
Women House @  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
4:14 pm
Inspired by a 1972 project that challenged 
stereotypes of women in the home, this show features the work of 
36 global artists from the...
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
Assembling 60 portraits by Paul Cézanne, this extensive exhibit traces the evolution of the artist’s distinctive style and the influence 
his subjects had on...
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @  BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Posters from the collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger focus on the Vienna Secession, an influential group of late-19th-century artists...
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 16 – Aug 5 all-day
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
In his first exhibition on the East Coast, Korean-born 
Do Ho Suh invites viewers into his personal world with “Almost Home.” Known 
internationally for...
Apr 16 – Jul 29 all-day
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia @ FREER | SACKLER
12:00 am
Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made 
by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant 
textiles....
Apr 20 – Jun 10 all-day
2018 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House @ GREENSPRING VALLEY
12:00 am
Built in 1927, a remodeled Oakland estate in Baltimore County’s Greenspring Valley will open to the public for the 41st Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Designer...
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
May 3 2018 – Mar 3 2019 all-day
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
This show explores the modern architectural roots of 
the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the...
Kinetic Sculpture Race @ AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
May 5 all-day
Kinetic Sculpture Race @ AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
Participants operate and race custom, man-powered works of art 
at this annual event. The 15-mile course takes racers through the streets of 
Baltimore, over...
May 9 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
World on the Horizon: Swahili 
Arts Across the Indian Ocean @  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF 
AFRICAN ART
12:00 am
This exhibit details the collision of myriad cultures on the Swahili coast in East Africa—a historic crossroads for peoples not only from Africa but...
May 12 all-day
Georgetown Garden Tour @ Georgetown
12:00 am
The 90th annual Georgetown Garden Tour invites visitors to immerse themselves in eight lush gardens. The self-guided tour includes the grounds of a historic...
May 18 – May 20 all-day
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival @ RESTON TOWN CENTER
12:00 am
Celebrating its 27th year, this annual festival creates an 11-block “art walk” where more than 200 artists display everything from paintings to fiber art,...
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
This exhibit features some 60 works created by nine female Aboriginal artists living in remote communities across Australia. The pieces on view—some specially commissioned...
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Sep 1 @ 7:06 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:06 pm
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
7:06 pm
Originally woven by women in Turkey’s nomadic communities as adornments for tents and caravans, kilims represent intricate examples of abstract art and artistic ingenuity....