Datebook

Sep
9
Sun
Corot: Women @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 9 @ 6:49 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:49 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 era and Impressionist movement, influenced modernist painters such as Cézanne and Picasso with his figurative
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Sep
13
Thu
Sean Scully: Landline @ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
Sep 13 2018 @ 6:12 pm – Feb 3 2019 @ 7:12 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 a variety of media,including watercolor, oil painting and sculpture, and will be on display in the Hirshhorn’s second-level galleries.

Sep
16
Sun
Rachel Whiteread @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Sep 16 2018 @ 7:19 pm – Jan 13 2019 @ 8:19 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 chart the transition from late 20th- to early 21st-century living through the memorialization of everyday objects and public spaces.

Sep
23
Sun
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Sep 23 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 2019 @ 7:30 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 materials such as billboards, fliers and graffiti. The exhibit explores the artist’s interpretations of identity and the embodiment of abstraction.

 

Sep
29
Sat
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography @ FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM
Sep 29 2018 @ 6:58 pm – Jan 21 2019 @ 7:58 pm

The introduction of the printing press and photography in the 19th century challenged traditional Japanese woodblock printmakers to adapt their craft. This exhibit examines the fall and resurrection of this ancient art form as artists became influenced by the challenges of modernity.

Sep
30
Sun
Chinese Snuff Bottles @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore
Sep 30 @ 7:25 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:25 pm

The Walters will display nearly 250 Chinese snuff bottles delicately crafted from stone, porcelain, lacquer and precious metals during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Reflecting the artistic virtuosity of their designers, these vessels once held a mix of tobacco leaves, spices and herbs.

Oct
4
Thu
Smithsonian Craft2Wear @ NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM
Oct 4 @ 6:44 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:44 pm

A pop-up couture show and sale invites visitors to view and purchase wearable art in a reimagined, fashion-forward presentation of clothing, jewelry and accessories. More than 60 designers and artists from across the country will participate.

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.