Datebook

May
18
Fri
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival @ RESTON TOWN CENTER
May 18 – May 20 all-day

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, ceramics and works in metal, leather and wood. The juried, three-day event culminates with the Festival Party where 10 artist awards are presented.

Jun
2
Sat
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Jun 2 – Sep 9 all-day

This exhibit features some 60 works created by nine female Aboriginal artists living in remote communities across Australia. The pieces on view—some specially commissioned for the exhibit—encourage viewers to contemplate humanity’s role in light of the powers of nature. phillipscollection.org

Sep
1
Sat
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Sep 1 @ 7:06 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:06 pm

Originally woven by women in Turkey’s nomadic communities as adornments for tents and caravans, kilims represent intricate examples of abstract art and artistic ingenuity. This exhibit marks the debut of the museum’s collection of Anatolian kilims from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sep
9
Sun
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 9 @ 6:49 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:49 pm

This exhibition examines portraits of women by Camille Corot, a 19th-century French artist best known for his landscape paintings. Corot, who bridged France’s neoclassical era and Impressionist movement, influenced modernist painters such as Cézanne and Picasso with his figurative
paintings. nga.gov

Sep
30
Sun
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
Sep 30 @ 7:25 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:25 pm

The Walters will display nearly 250 Chinese snuff bottles delicately crafted from stone, porcelain, lacquer and precious metals during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Reflecting the artistic virtuosity of their designers, these vessels once held a mix of tobacco leaves, spices and herbs.

Oct
4
Thu
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM
Oct 4 @ 6:44 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:44 pm

A pop-up couture show and sale invites visitors to view and purchase wearable art in a reimagined, fashion-forward presentation of clothing, jewelry and accessories. More than 60 designers and artists from across the country will participate.

Oct
6
Sat
Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Oct 6 @ 7:10 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:10 pm

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed creates striking, woven carpets that challenge conventional patterns. This exhibit debuts his new works and installations inspired by ancient Peruvian textiles in the museum’s collection and by the artist’s field research in Peru and Mexico.

Oct
7
Sun
John Waters: Indecent Exposure @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 7 2018 @ 6:36 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 7:36 pm

The first major retrospective of avant garde director John Waters ’ visual art in his hometown of Baltimore brings together more than 160 photographs, sculptures, sound works and videos made since the early 1990s—all presented with his trademark renegade humor.

Oct
19
Fri
Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018 @ TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS
Oct 19 @ 7:22 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:22 pm

Members of the remodeling and home-improvement community converge at the annual Home & Garden Show, where attendees may purchase handmade crafts and gifts, or simply find inspiration for their home projects. The show will include an appearance by “MasterChef” Season 7 champion, Shaun O’Neale.

Oct
24
Wed
Fine Arts and Flowers @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND
Oct 24 @ 7:12 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:12 pm

This museum-wide event features floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. The festivities kick off with Kaleidoscope of Flowers, a gala in the museum’s atrium; on subsequent days, guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours and workshops are part of the mix.