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...
19th Annual Parade of Homes @ Northern Virginia
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...
40th Annual Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House @ Mayfair, located north of Baltimore
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...