Datebook

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...
The Box Project: Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
Sep 30 2017 – Jan 29 2018 all-day
The Box Project:  Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
12:00 am
Former Textile Museum trustee and collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged 36 leading fiber artists from around the world to push the boundaries of classic fiber...
Oct 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
12:00 am
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic painting (c.1880) is the focus of this exhibit, which explores the process by which he created the masterpiece and...
Oct 13 2017 – Jan 21 2018 all-day
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
12:00 am
The museum’s 30th-anniversary celebration includes this first-of-its-kind exhibit, exploring abstract works in a range of media by more than 20 African American women artists,...
Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 18 2017 – Apr 15 2018 all-day
Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s @ Baltimore Museum of Art
12:00 am
The late African-American artist Al Loving created abstract expressionist works, experimenting in a range of media. In the 1980s, he used heavy rag paper...
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...
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:44 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 7:44 pm
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
6:44 pm
Light-art pioneer Thomas Wilfred was considered radical for his mid-20th-century works fusing light and technology. Now, an exhibition of his art, which he termed...
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...
Oct 22 2017 @ 6:48 pm – Jan 21 2018 @ 7:48 pm
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting @ National Gallery of Art
6:48 pm
This exhibition brings together nearly 70 Flemish paintings dating from the mid-1650s to about 1680. Works by Johannes Vermeer (A Lady Writing is above)...
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...
Tamayo: The New York Years @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 3 2017 @ 6:55 pm – Mar 18 2018 @ 7:55 pm
Tamayo: The New York Years @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
6:55 pm
Mexican modernist Rufino Tamayo (left, in a portrait by Irving Penn) is the subject of an exhibit tracing his artistic development from the 1920s...
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....
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 11 2018 all-day
Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
This exhibit highlights the museum’s rarely viewed collection of 20th-century Mexican modernist art. About 30 prints, drawings and photographs by 12 artists, including Diego...
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 18 2018 all-day
Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Los Angeles-based Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of paintings drawing on her experiences moving to the U.S., maintaining family ties...
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day
Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
12:00 am
The Charm of Chinoiserie is the theme of this year’s event, which will showcase the wares of more than 40 antiques dealers. Highlights include...
Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day
Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
12:00 am
In addition to hundreds of vendors, this year’s expo will feature a 1,400-square-foot house showcasing small-space design ideas and the latest in furniture and...
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...
American Craft Show, Baltimore 2018 @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day
American Craft Show, Baltimore 2018 @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
12:00 am
This juried craft show presents works by more than 650 jewelry, clothing, furniture and home-décor artisans. Myriad events include the Hip Pop Emerging Artists...
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day
Capital Remodel + Garden Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
12:00 am
More than 4,500 square feet of feature gardens by area landscape companies, a giant flower market and home-improvement products and services from hundreds of...
Maryland Home & Garden Show @ Timonium Fairgrounds
Mar 3 – Mar 11 all-day
Maryland Home & Garden Show @ Timonium Fairgrounds
12:00 am
Attendees can consult more than 300 home-improvement experts, peruse an array of inspiring landscape installations and browse a craft show during this annual event....
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
Apr 16 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 pm
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
8:36 pm
Attendees can peruse the works of 130 artists from around the country, experience live entertainment and enjoy cuisine from Bethesda’s top restaurants at this...
Smithsonian Craft Show @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day
Smithsonian Craft Show @  NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
Now in its 36th year, this 
juried event will feature 120 exhibitors from 33 states. Visitors can peruse works in a wide range of...
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
20th 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. Proceeds benefit HomeAid Northern Virginia, which...
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...