Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jan 29 – May 22 all-day

DT6_1993.76 (2)Eighteenth-century French artist Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun was the first woman to present her work at the salon of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. Her work and that of other women artists of the same era are the subjects of this exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which visualizes the world of the 18th-century art salon.

Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family 
Collection @ The Phillips Collection
Feb 6 – May 8 all-day

DT1_Cezanne_Montagne_Sainte-VictoireAn exhibit at The Phillips Collection examines the development of American and European landscape art through 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries. Highlights include Venetian scenes by Canaletto and J.M.W. Turner; landscapes by Monet and Cézanne; and modern works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and David Hockney.

New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb 7 – May 8 all-day

C2_Butler_2005.1The Baltimore Museum of Art displays recent acquisitions with complementary pieces from its existing collection. Approximately 200 works of art by the likes of Pierre Bonnard, René Magritte and James McNeill Whistler are part of the fascinating mix.

New Arrivals: Maryland Artists @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb 7 – May 8 all-day


Recently acquired works by Maryland artists highlight this exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. John Waters, Raoul Middleman, Keith M. Martin and Elinor B. Cahn are among the artists represented.

Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar’s Painter @ Hillwood Museum
Feb 13 – Jun 12 all-day

New_boyar_cropped_PR-1Konstantin Makovsky documented late-19th-century Russian aristocracy in exquisitely detailed paintings that were hugely popular in Gilded Age America. The artist’s “A Boyar Wedding Feast” is the centerpiece of an exhibition at Hillwood Museum that showcases other works by Makovsky as well as 17th-century embroidered garments; enamel, ivory and silver objects; and pearl-studded headdresses.

Three Centuries of 
American Prints from the National Gallery of Art @ The National Gallery of Art
Apr 3 – Jul 24 all-day

3919-130To commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary, 160 prints from its collection will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, representing the work of American artists from the early 18th century to the present.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change @ Hirshhorn Museum
Apr 7 – Sep 5 all-day

D3_Irwin-Ocean-ParkThe work of California artist Robert Irwin is the focus of this show at the Hirshhorn Museum. The two-part exhibit includes a survey of works completed between 1958 and 1970 and 
a new, immersive installation designed around the Hirshhorn’s distinctive architecture.

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr 8 – Jul 31 all-day

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 2.44.03 PMThis exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts features the work of female photographers in the Middle East, and challenges stereotypes about the roles women play in political and social commentary in the region. More than 80 photographs on view explore themes of identity, war, occupation and protest.

Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty @ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Apr 16 – Jul 24 all-day

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 2.45.33 PMThe Wu School, centered on the Chinese city of Suzhou, was renowned for its interpretations of poetry, painting and calligraphy during the Ming dynasty (1369 to 1644). This exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery showcases Wu School works, examining their imagery, ideas, artistic techniques—and the words used to express them.

Stories of Migration: 
Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora @ The George Washington University Museum
Apr 16 – Sep 4 all-day

D4_Abramshe_Stranger in a Strange LandWorks by 44 international artists on view at The George Washington University Museum document personal and universal experiences of migration—from historic events to present-day accounts of refugees adapting to a new homeland. Pieces on view include textiles and mixed media.