Datebook

Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 10 – Jul 2 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts showcases powerful prints that Polly Apfelbaum methodically creates using multiple woodblocks—and explores how...
Mar 10 – Jul 2 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think, 1966–2016 @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
An exhibit at The Phillips Collection delves into the drawings and sketches of George Condo. Born in 1957, the prolific American artist prefers to...
Mar 12 – Jul 16 all-day
East of the Mississippi: 19th-Century American Landscape @ National Gallery of Art.
12:00 am
Daguerreotypes and albumen prints provide a rare glimpse into America’s past in an exhibition in the west wing of the National Gallery of Art....
Mar 12 – Jun 25 all-day
Off the Shelf: Modern 
& Contemporary Artists’ Books @ Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
A collection of more than 100 books by 50 notable artists, from Pablo Picasso to David Hockney, creates a visual feast at the Baltimore...
Mar 12 – Jun 16 all-day
12:00 am
Twentieth-century art connoisseur Ian Woodner’s collection of drawings spanning the 14th to the 20th centuries will be on view at the National Gallery of...
Apr 7 – Aug 20 all-day
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
12:00 am
The late Peter Voulkos is credited with revolutionizing ceramic forms and techniques. The Renwick Gallery showcases works from his early career (1953 to 1968),...
Apr 8 – Jul 9 all-day
Inventing Utamaro: 
A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered @ Sackler Gallery
12:00 am
For the first time since they were shown together in the late 1880s at the Paris art market, the Sackler Gallery reunites a trio...
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day
Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
The National Gallery of Art documents Frédéric Bazille’s influence on the rise of Impressionism in this exhibit that displays 75 of the French artist’s...
The Bonsai Saga: How 53 Japanese Bonsai Came to America @ National Arboretum
12:00 am
The Japanese art of bonsai and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are the subject of this exhibit at the National Bonsai &...
Smithsonian Craft Show @ National Building Museum
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
Smithsonian Craft Show @ National Building Museum
12:00 am
The 35th Smithsonian Craft Show displays the work of 120 exhibitors, from wood and textile artists to apparel and jewelry designers. Held at the...
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
19th Annual Parade of Homes @ Northern Virginia
12:00 am
Participants on this self-guided tour can visit unique custom homes and renovations completed by area builders and developers in Northern Virginia. Proceeds benefit HomeAid...
Apr 29 all-day
Georgetown House Tour @ Georgetown
12:00 am
Now in its 86th year, this annual event offers design buffs an inside look at eight to 10 of the most spectacular Georgetown homes...
Apr 30 – May 21 all-day
40th Annual Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House @ Mayfair, located north of Baltimore
12:00 am
Nineteen local designers will transform an 1812 stone house on a farm once known as Mayfair, located north of Baltimore. All proceeds support the...
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
May 6 – Aug 27 all-day
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 am
The iconic fashion designer’s achievements are the focus of this exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases 100 examples of his...
May 12 – Aug 6 all-day
Down These Mean Streets: Community 
and Place in Urban 
Photography @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 am
The growth of the suburbs after World War II left many American cities in decline—and the resulting landscape of urban neglect is the subject...
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ Woodmont Triangle , Bethesda, Maryland
May 13 – May 14 all-day
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ Woodmont Triangle , Bethesda, Maryland
12:00 am
Artists from all over the country come to the Woodmont Triangle area to participate in the annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. This year, 130...
Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing @ The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore
May 14 – Aug 13 all-day
Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing @ The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore
12:00 am
The artistic training and technique of 19th-century artists is the subject of this exhibit at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Seventeen portraits, still-life...
May 18 – Jun 25 all-day
Pattern and Repetition/Reni Gower and Stephen Boocks @ Athenaeum
12:00 am
The Athenaeum will showcase the work of area artists Reni Gower and Stephen Boocks in an exhibit that examines their use of repetitive shapes...
May 21 – Aug 20 all-day
America Collects 
Eighteenth-Century French Painting @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
Sixty-eight 18th-century French paintings from museums and private collections nationwide have been assembled by the National Gallery of Art in an exhibit that tells...
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
May 27 – Sep 3 all-day
Markus Lüpertz @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
The Phillips Collection will present the first comprehensive survey in the U.S. of the work of German artist Markus Lüpertz, who began painting in...
Jun 3 all-day
4th Annual Arlington Home & Garden Tour @ Arlington, Virginia
12:00 am
Homes designed by area architects Randall Mars, Charles Moore and Susan Notkins will open their doors to visitors during the Home & Garden Tour...
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset @ The Hirshhorn Museum
Jun 7 – Oct 1 all-day
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset @ The Hirshhorn Museum
12:00 am
The Hirshhorn Museum’s distinctive circular façade is the perfect showcase for a monumental outdoor mural by New York-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party. Painted directly...
Jun 15 – Oct 1 all-day
Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the black-and-white, abstract works of influential 20th-century American photographers Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Minor White, who explored...
Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor @ American University’s Katzen Arts Center
Jun 17 – Aug 13 all-day
Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor @ American University’s Katzen Arts Center
12:00 am
The landscapes of Maine and Washington, DC, are the focus of an exhibit of works by Frederic Kellogg, on view at American University’s Katzen...
Jun 17 – Aug 13 all-day
States of Mind: Photographs of Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer @ American University’s Katzen Arts Center
12:00 am
Scenes from North Korea and Cuba are revealed in 60 works by Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer at the Katzen Arts Center. The images...
Revival @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jun 22 – Sep 10 all-day
Revival @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
This National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit examines the profound effect art can have on its beholder. Pieces on view by such...
Jul 17 – Jul 23 all-day
Plein Air Easton Art 
Festival @ Easton, Maryland
12:00 am
Now in its 13th year, Plein Air Easton is a juried competition that challenges artists from all over the country to paint outdoors in...
Artscape @ Various locations in Baltimore
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day
Artscape @ Various locations in Baltimore
12:00 am
Art exhibits, fashion shows, live performances and international cuisine are just a few of the diverse attractions on offer during Artscape, held at various...
2017 Beach and Bay 
Cottage Tour @ Bethany Beach, Delaware
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
2017 Beach and Bay 
Cottage Tour @ Bethany Beach, Delaware
12:00 am
The 26th-annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour showcases three waterfront properties in Bethany Beach, Delaware, which will open their doors to the public. Tickets...
Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show @ Baltimore Convention Center
Aug 24 – Aug 27 all-day
Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show @ Baltimore Convention Center
12:00 am
The Baltimore Convention Center will host the country’s largest annual indoor antiques show, now in its 36th year. European silver, Asian antiques and Americana...