Datebook

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.

Feb
17
Sat
The Artistic Table @ HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS
Feb 17 – Jun 10 all-day

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 by curators will be on view in the 40-foot dining room, while the dacha will house tables by local interior designers melding Merriweather Post’s inimitable style with their own modern sensibilities.

Mar
4
Sun
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 4 – May 28 all-day

Born in Lexington, Virginia, Sally Mann 
creates haunting photographs ranging from still lifes and portraits 
to landscapes. This exhibit showcases a wide array of Mann’s images and explores how her work has been influenced by Southern culture. nga.gov

Mar
7
Wed
Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Mar 7 – Sep 2 all-day

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 a series of quilts that tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, also depicted in the 2016 film, The Birth of a Nation.

Mar
9
Fri
Women House @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Mar 9 @ 4:14 pm – May 28 @ 5:14 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 1960s to the present. Sculptures, photographs, installations and videos reflect myriad viewpoints on the subject of home, from architectural studies to expectations and responsibilities.

Mar
25
Sun
Cézanne Portraits @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 1 all-day

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 his work. The show reveals paintings never before shown in the U.S. and is the first ever to be devoted exclusively to Cézanne’s 
portraiture.

Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Mar 25 – Jul 29 all-day

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 who challenged the norms of academic art. Works on view, including those of Gustav Klimt, are quintessential examples of Art Nouveau style.