Datebook

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
13
Sat
Nordic Impressions: Art from Aland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821-2018 @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Oct 13 2018 @ 7:03 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:03 pm

This survey of Nordic art displays works by 54 artists—many of them women—in genres ranging from landscape and portraiture to abstract and conceptual. Artists include Edvard Munch and Anders Zorn.

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.

Nov
2
Fri
Duality: Art + Science @ American Association for the Advancement of Science
Nov 2 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day

This exhibit at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington presents paintings and drawings inspired by astronomy, biology, physics and spectra. The show largely focuses on the work of artist Jody Rasch, who uses science images to look beyond what we see in the macro world of our daily lives and challenges us to explore the world around us, question our world-view and how we react to information. Artwork by Betsy Stewart is also on display.

Dec
31
Mon
Ambreen Butt —Mark My Words @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 14 2019 all-day

This exhibit focuses on works on paper by Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt, who applies traditional Persian miniature painting to contemporary subject matter.

Painting the Classics: Japanese Scrolls and Beyond @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
Dec 31 2018 – May 19 2019 all-day

This exhibit examines the ways in which Japanese artists from the Momoyama and Edo periods (1573-1868) reimagined classical narratives and poetry dating back nearly 1000 years to the Heian period (794-1185). Handscrolls, hanging scrolls and albums are on view.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
Dec 31 2018 – Apr 28 2019 all-day

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for blurring the lines between art and technology. In his DC debut, he has designed hypnotic audiovisual installations that measure and incorporate visitors’ own biometric data, from heart rates to fingerprints, to examine the notions of anonymity and community.

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day

This exhibit sheds light on the methods behind chiaroscuro printmaking—an art form that flourished in 16th-century Italy. Artists interpreted works by masters of their time, such as Titian and Raphael, creating color prints using a succession of wood blocks.