Datebook

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...
Matthias Mansen: 
Configurations @ National Gallery of Art
Jul 23 – Dec 13 all-day
Matthias Mansen: 
Configurations @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
In this exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Berlin-based artist Matthias Mansen offers a modern, abstract take on the centuries-old tradition of woodblock...
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...
31st Annual Decorator Show House  @ Ellicott City, Maryland
Sep 24 – Oct 22 all-day
31st Annual Decorator Show House  @ Ellicott City, Maryland
12:00 am
Local interior designers will transform 26 rooms in White Hall, an early-19th-century, Federal-style mansion in Ellicott City, for this year’s show house. The home,...
2017 DC Design House @ Potomac, Maryland
Sep 30 – Oct 29 all-day
2017 DC Design House @ Potomac, Maryland
12:00 am
Area designers will transform 23 spaces in a sprawling Potomac home, currently on the market for $10.48 million. A preview gala in the ballroom...
Great Falls 2017 Studio Tour @ Great Falls, Virginia
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Great Falls 2017 Studio Tour @ Great Falls, Virginia
12:00 am
Fifty members of Great Falls Studios—an artists’ collective—will open their studios for self-guided tours. Artists include painters, potters, photographers, jewelry-makers, fiber artists, wood-carvers, sculptors...
Maryland Home & Garden Show @ Timonium Fairgrounds
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Maryland Home & Garden Show @ Timonium Fairgrounds
12:00 am
The Fall 2017 event will present more than 300 home-improvement and outdoor-living exhibits by professional landscapers and contractors, as well as a juried crafts...
Academy Craft Show @ Academy Art Museum
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Academy Craft Show @ Academy Art Museum | Easton | Maryland | United States
12:00 am
More than 70 artisans will display crafts ranging from basketry, fiber, glass and jewelry to metal, sculpture and wood at the Academy Art Museum’s...
Georgetown Design District's Fall Days of Design
12:00 am
A three-day scheduled event that invites interior designers, design enthusiasts and shoppers alike to visit 21 participating design and home furnishings stores for new...
Nov 8 @ 6:53 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:53 pm
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum
6:53 pm
A 19th-century cyclorama, on view at Gettysburg National Military Park, inspired artist Mark Bradford’s monumental installation. Depicting the final charge of the Battle of...
FotoWeekDC @ Washington, DC
Nov 11 – Nov 19 all-day
FotoWeekDC @  Washington, DC
12:00 am
The 10th annual FotoWeekDC celebrates photography at locations throughout the city with more than 150 exhibitions, competitions and programs. The works of photographers from...
Countryside Artisans Winter Gallery & Studio Tour @ Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
Countryside Artisans Winter Gallery & Studio Tour @ Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties
12:00 am
More than 50 visual, sculptural, textile and libation artists 
in 17 studios (including Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio, above) will 
welcome visitors during...
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
St. Albans’s Christmas House Tour @ Northwest Washington
12:00 am
This walkable tour through Northwest Washington’s elegant Spring Valley neighborhood features stylish homes decked out in holiday splendor. Sponsored by St. Albans School.
Holiday Home Tours @ Old Town Alexandria
Dec 2 all-day
Holiday Home Tours @ Old Town Alexandria
12:00 am
A number of stately homes in Old Town Alexandria, decorated for the holidays by local florists and interior designers, open their doors to visitors....