Datebook

Oct
26
Thu
Americans @ National Museum of the American Indian
Oct 26 2017 – Sep 1 2027 all-day

Featuring nearly 350 objects and images, from a Tomahawk missile to a can of baking powder, this exhibit demonstrates the ways in which Indian words and images have become ingrained in American culture. It also examines how four Indian narratives—Pocahontas, Thanksgiving, the Trail of Tears and the Battle of Little Bighorn—have engendered enduring fascination and conflict.

Oct
8
Thu
Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Oct 8 2020 – Jan 18 2021 all-day

The sixth installation of the Women to Watch series demonstratesthe transformation of paper into complex works of art. Pieces by 22 emerging and under-represented artists from around the world will show what can be done when paper is cut, folded, torn, burned or embossed. Creations include a striking installation (left) by Angela Glajcar. nmwa.org

Oct
30
Fri
A Perfect Power: Motherhood and African Art @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Oct 30 2020 – Jan 17 2021 all-day

In their depiction of the female form, central African artists in the 19th and early 20th centuries often paid homage to motherhood and the pivotal role women played as the pillars of family and morality. This exhibit assembles nearly 40 objects including monumental headdresses and sculptures of mythic female figures. artbma.org

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Oct 30 2020 – Jan 18 2021 all-day

Visitors to this Richmond venue can peruse nearly 300 artifacts salvaged from the lost Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which flooded more than 1,000 years ago. The exhibit spotlights jewelry and coins, utilitarian and ritual objects, colossal statues and more. vmfa.museum

Nov
20
Fri
¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 20 2020 – Aug 8 2021 all-day

This exhibit chronicles the rise of Chicano graphics amid the 1960s social-justice movement that led to new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the U.S. Also on view, current works trace how Chicanx artists have adapted those methods and messages for today. americanart.si.edu

Dec
28
Mon
The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road: 
Japanese Landscape Prints by Hiroshige @ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Dec 28 2020 – May 31 2021 all-day

Built in the eighth century, the Tokaido Road connecting present-day Tokyo to Kyoto had become a well-traveled thoroughfare by the early 1600s. Artist Utagawa Hiroshige’s woodblock prints depicting landmarks along this 320-mile passageway, first published in 1833, later became one of Japan’s most iconic print series. Twelve of these prints are on view, providing viewers with a glimpse of the sights and landscapes travelers once encountered along this historic route. vmfa.museum

Jan
16
Sat
She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee’s Bend Quilts 
and Civil Rights @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Jan 16 – May 2 all-day

Since the mid-1800s, Black craftswomen in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have fashioned worn clothing, sacks and other fabric remnants into one-of-a-kind quilts. The Baltimore Museum of Art recently acquired five quilts by Gee’s Bend artists; four of these will be on view in the American Wing’s Berman Textile Gallery. artbma.org

Jan
18
Mon
Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Jan 18 – Dec 31 all-day

This virtual, participatory exhibit combines the work of nine artists with submissions from the public, all of which will examine women’s role in providing sustenance and healing. The artists will share their own kitchen tables via photos, videos and stories that depict food as a creative medium; cooking-related submissions from the public will be layered with the artists’ work, revealing the interconnectedness of food and the communal nature with which women nourish society. nmwa.org

Feb
13
Sat
The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky @ HILLWOOD MUSEUM
Feb 13 – Jun 6 all-day

Ukranian-born artist Vladimir Kanevsky began his career as an architect before moving to the U.S. in 1989. After designing porcelain tableware for a project, he switched gears and wound up pursuing his fascination with botany as a flower sculptor. During winter’s throes, a profusion of the artist’s creations will bloom at Hillwood Museum. Each petal in Kanevsky’s works is shaped, painted, fired and assembled by hand. hillwoodmuseum.org

Feb
14
Sun
Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence 
(1821-2021) @ THE WALTERS MUSEUM
Feb 14 – Aug 8 all-day

This exhibit commemorates Mexican and Central American independence from Spain while exploring cultural exchanges between indigenous and European peoples. Perusing 19 works of art including books, gold adornments and ceramic vessels, viewers can reflect on the vibrant societies that once flourished in what today are Mexico and Central America. thewalters.org