Datebook

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...
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
Feb 15 – Oct 7 all-day
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
This exhibit reveals the many ways cultures throughout the Americas expressed power and identity by decorating and venerating the head. Spanning 2,500 years, 20...
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Feb 15 – Jul 8 all-day
Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
12:00 am
Chinese-born artist Hung Liu, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1984, adapts historical Chinese photographs in her work. This exhibit assembles pieces that Liu...
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
Feb 17 – Jun 10 all-day
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
12:00 am
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s historic estate will host an exhibit of table settings representing past and present. A display of 18th- and 19th-century tables recreated...
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....
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...
Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day
Stephen Towns:  Rumination and a Reckoning @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and based in Baltimore, Stephen Towns explores African American cultural issues in murals and mixed-media art. This exhibit includes...
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...
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
12:00 am
Assembling 60 portraits by Paul Cézanne, this extensive exhibit traces the evolution of the artist’s distinctive style and the influence 
his subjects had on...
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @  BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
12:00 am
Posters from the collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger focus on the Vienna Secession, an influential group of late-19th-century artists...
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Apr 16 – Aug 5 all-day
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
12:00 am
In his first exhibition on the East Coast, Korean-born 
Do Ho Suh invites viewers into his personal world with “Almost Home.” Known 
internationally for...
Apr 16 – Jul 29 all-day
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia @ FREER | SACKLER
12:00 am
Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made 
by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant 
textiles....
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...
Apr 20 – Jun 10 all-day
2018 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House @ GREENSPRING VALLEY
12:00 am
Built in 1927, a remodeled Oakland estate in Baltimore County’s Greenspring Valley will open to the public for the 41st Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Designer...
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...
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
May 3 2018 – Mar 3 2019 all-day
Secret Cities @ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
12:00 am
This show explores the modern architectural roots of 
the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the...
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 9 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
World on the Horizon: Swahili 
Arts Across the Indian Ocean @  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF 
AFRICAN ART
12:00 am
This exhibit details the collision of myriad cultures on the Swahili coast in East Africa—a historic crossroads for peoples not only from Africa but...
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,...
Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
12:00 am
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...
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Sep 1 @ 7:06 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:06 pm
A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia @ THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
7:06 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....
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 9 @ 6:49 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:49 pm
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
6:49 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...
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
Sep 13 2018 @ 6:12 pm – Feb 3 2019 @ 7:12 pm
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
6:12 pm
Thick, gestural brushstrokes and loose bands of color characterize Irish artist Sean Scully’s acclaimed “Landline” series, now making its U.S. debut. The series spans...
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 16 2018 @ 7:19 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:19 pm
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
7:19 pm
Photographs, sculptures, drawings and documentary materials form this extensive survey of the works British sculptor Rachel Whiteread created during her 30-year career. Whiteread’s pieces...
Sep 23 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day @ Baltimore Museum of Art
6:30 pm
Los Angeles-born artist Mark Bradford mines the universe, Greek mythology and his own personal life in monumental abstract collages made of paper and scavenged...