The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jun 26 2015 – Jun 1 2018 all-day
The Inka Road stretches 20,000 miles across South America. Providing a vital link between the administrative and spiritual capitals of the ancient Inka world,...
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection @ Renwick Gallery
Jul 1 2016 – Jul 1 2018 all-day
The Renwick Gallery reopened last fall after an extensive renovation; now, an installation of artworks taken from the museum’s permanent collection will explore...
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 26 2016 – Dec 31 2017 all-day
This ongoing exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases its renowned collection of 280 objects made by Russian decorative artists—including five imperial...
Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection @ Hillwood Museum
Jun 10 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Nearly 60 remarkable jewels from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s extensive collection of historical and 20th-century jewelry will be showcased in an exhibition at the Hillwood...
Hear My Voice: Native American Art from the Past and Present @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 19 – Dec 26 all-day
The dialogue between Native Americans and their art across centuries is the focus of an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts spotlighting...
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects @ Hirshhorn Museum
Sep 7 2017 – Mar 4 2018 all-day
Married, Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov create installations inspired by hardships they endured while living in the Soviet Union. Spanning 1985 to...
The Box Project: Uncommon Threads @ Textile Museum at George Washington University
Sep 30 2017 – Jan 29 2018 all-day
Former Textile Museum trustee and collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged 36 leading fiber artists from around the world to push the boundaries of classic fiber...
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
Oct 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic painting (c.1880) is the focus of this exhibit, which explores the process by which he created the masterpiece and...
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct 13 2017 – Jan 21 2018 all-day
The museum’s 30th-anniversary celebration includes this first-of-its-kind exhibit, exploring abstract works in a range of media by more than 20 African American women artists,...
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia @ Freer | Sackler
Oct 14 2017 – Oct 1 2020 all-day
Fresh from a major renovation of its interiors, the Freer|Sackler reopens on October 14 with a weekend celebration of Asian art, food and culture....
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 20 2017 @ 6:44 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 7:44 pm
Light-art pioneer Thomas Wilfred was considered radical for his mid-20th-century works fusing light and technology. Now, an exhibition of his art, which he termed...
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 22 2017 @ 6:48 pm – Jan 21 2018 @ 7:48 pm
This exhibition brings together nearly 70 Flemish paintings dating from the mid-1650s to about 1680. Works by Johannes Vermeer (A Lady Writing is above)...
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...
Countryside Artisans Winter Gallery & Studio Tour @ Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
More than 50 visual, sculptural, textile and libation artists in 17 studios (including Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio, above) will welcome visitors during...