Datebook

Nov
12
Sun
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy @ The Walters Art Museum
Nov 12 2017 – May 27 2018 all-day

Between 1885 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, the House of Fabergé produced exquisitely jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for the Russian tsars. This exhibit of more than 70 objects highlights the artisanship of those who created the eggs, and showcases two Fabergé eggs from The Walters’ permanent collection.

Dec
20
Wed
Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 11 2018 all-day

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 Rivera, David Alfaro Squeiros and José Clemente Orozco, reflect the political, social and cultural shifts that took place after the Mexican Revolution.

Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 18 2018 all-day

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 and building new relationships. Layers of paint, fabric and photographic transfers reflect the complex merging of relationships and cultures.

Visionary: Viewpoints on 
Africa’s Arts @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

More than 300 works of art from the museum’s permanent collection are on display, including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, costumes 
and jewelry from some 25 nations. This ongoing exhibit explores perspectives in order to make thematic connections across 
the spectrum of time, place and 
medium.

Jan
28
Sun
Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Jan 28 – May 13 all-day

Marking the centennial of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia, this monographic exhibit showcases some 20 works by Netherlandish Renaissance artist Michel Sittow, who was much sought-after in European courts in his day.

Outliers and American Vanguard Art @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Jan 28 – May 13 all-day

This exhibit reveals 250 works from three periods when mainstream and outlier artists intersected, ushering in new paradigms of inclusion, integration and assimilation. Works by folk artists such as Charles Sheeler and Christina Ramberg are juxtaposed with those of self-taught artists including Horace Pippin and Janet Sobel.

Feb
3
Sat
Ten Americans After Paul Klee @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Feb 3 – May 6 all-day

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 and its influence over important Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painters. Works by Gene Davis, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and others are part of the mix.

Feb
14
Wed
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
Feb 14 – May 13 all-day

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 the 1980s, when artists began branding their work and their personas. Paintings, sculptures and multimedia works by nearly 50 artists are showcased, including Jeff Koons and Richard Prince.

Feb
15
Thu
Crowning Glory: 
Art of the Americas @ THE WALTERS 
ART MUSEUM
Feb 15 – Oct 7 all-day

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 objects on display range from shaman headdresses to finely crafted ceramics.

Hung Liu In Print @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Feb 15 – Jul 8 all-day

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 has richly layered using printmaking and collage techniques, resulting in compelling, highly textured compositions.