Datebook

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Capital Remodel + Garden Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
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....
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...
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...
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...
20th Annual Parade of Homes @ NORTHERN VIRGINIA
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...
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,...