Datebook

Feb
22
Sat
Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen @ THE GW UNIVERSITY MUSEUM | THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
Feb 22 – Jul 5 all-day

This extensive exhibit brings together thousands of textile fragments, garments, rugs and other works of art assembled over a lifetime by the prolific collector and philanthropist Lloyd Cotsen, who was fascinated by indigenous cultures and vanishing artistic traditions around the world.

Feb
28
Fri
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb 28 – May 5 all-day

For the past 50 years, influential Latin American photographer Graciela Iturbide has employed black-and-white gelatin silver prints to create powerful, visceral images of her native Mexico. This exhibit of 140 photographs documents indigenous Mexican cultures and customs, from exuberant fiestas to processions honoring the dead. nmwa.org

Feb
29
Sat
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition @ THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Feb 29 – May 24 all-day

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This exhibit showcases works by 20th- and 21st-century African American artists alongside those of early-20th-century European modernists with whom they engaged, exploring the friction and connections among them. Pieces by Romare Bearden, Renee Cox and Carrie Mae Weems, for example, are juxtaposed with works by Kandinsky, Matisse
and Picasso, among others.

Mar
1
Sun
Bobby Berk at Belfort Furniture
Mar 1 all-day

Bobby Berk is coming to Belfort Furniture, Sunday, March 1 at 2pm. This award winning interior designer and member of the Fab 5 from Netlfix’s “Queer Eye” will be on-site for a conversation on design and to launch his exclusive new furniture collection in partnership with A.R.T. Furniture. Door prizes, refreshments, much more. The event will take place at Belfort Furniture, 22250 Shaw Road, Dulles, VA 20166. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.belfortfurniture.com/events/default.aspx

Degas at the Opéra @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 1 – Jul 5 all-day

The National Gallery pays tribute to the Paris Opéra’s 350th anniversary with an exhibit of around 100 works by Edgar Degas, who was known for his compelling depictions of the group’s dancers, singers and musicians both on stage and behind the scenes. Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints and sculpture are all part of the mix.

Mar
20
Fri
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture @ SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Mar 20 – Aug 16 all-day

In 1804, Prussian naturalist and author Alexander von Humboldt spent six weeks in the U.S., exchanging ideas about art, science, politics and nature with luminaries such as Thomas Jefferson and Charles Willson Peale. This exhibit examines von Humboldt’s impact on American cultural development through 100 paintings, sculptures, maps and artifacts by Peale, George Catlin, Frederic Church and more.

Mar
28
Sat
Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART
Mar 28 – Aug 2 all-day

This exhibit of modern Japanese painting and calligraphy, from the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, showcases works by Japanese painter Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), who studied the art of ancient Japan and that of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties. He developed an idiosyncratic style emphasizing a shared East Asian cultural fabric that feels relevant today.

Apr
4
Sat
One With Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection @ Hirshhorn Museum
Apr 4 – Sep 20 all-day

Following the blockbuster 2017 exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” the Hirshhorn Museum will showcase new acquisitions by the visionary Japanese artist with installations already in its permanent collection. Among the additions: “Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field” (now one of three infinity rooms belonging to the Hirshhorn); a more recent room installation, on view for the first time in DC; and earlier works.

Apr
25
Sat
Georgetown House Tour @ GEORGETOWN
Apr 25 all-day

Notable Georgetown homes will be open to visitors for the 89th annual Georgetown House Tour. The event will include a parish tea and a panel discussion with Waterworks co-founder Barbara Sallick on her new book, The Perfect Kitchen, and DC architect Christian Zapatka, who designed some of the homes on the tour.

Apr
26
Sun
Majolica Mania @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM
Apr 26 – Aug 9 all-day

Occupying the whole of The Walters’ annex, 1 West Mount Vernon Place, this exhibit of vibrant majolica ceramics features immersive installations on each floor—including a recreation of a Victorian parlor, reflecting the era in which majolica was first introduced. Three hundred fifty pieces will be displayed around themes of food, fashion, immigration and labor.