Duality: Art + Science

Duality: Art + Science

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When: November 2, 2018 – February 1, 2019 all-day
Where: American Association for the Advancement of Science

This exhibit at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington presents paintings and drawings inspired by astronomy, biology, physics and spectra….

American Craft Show, Baltimore

American Craft Show, Baltimore

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When: February 22, 2019 – February 24, 2019 all-day
Where: BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER

This juried craft show presents handmade works by more than 650 jewelry, clothing and home-décor artisans from around the country. “Let’s Make” sessions will…

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

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When: December 31, 2018 – January 20, 2019 all-day
Where: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

This exhibit sheds light on the methods behind chiaroscuro printmaking—an art form that flourished in 16th-century Italy. Artists interpreted works by masters of their…

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla 
(I Am an Island)

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla 
(I Am an Island)

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When: February 16, 2019 – May 19, 2019 all-day
Where: THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

The first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez examines her prolific career, spanning nearly 70 years. About 65 paintings, works on paper, shaped…

Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words

Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words

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When: December 31, 2018 – April 14, 2019 all-day
Where: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

This exhibit focuses on works on paper by Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt, who applies traditional Persian miniature painting to contemporary subject matter.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

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When: December 31, 2018 – April 28, 2019 all-day
Where: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for blurring the lines between art and technology. In his DC debut, he has designed hypnotic audiovisual installations…

Washington Winter Show

Washington Winter Show

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When: January 11, 2019 – January 13, 2019 all-day
Where: KATZEN ARTS CENTER

During the 18th century, the French word toilette came to signify the pampered process of dressing. This exhibit from Hillwood’s collection features elegant period…


Portraits of the World: Korea


Portraits of the World: Korea

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When: December 30, 2018 @ 9:17 pm – November 17, 2019 @ 10:17 pm
Where: NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Korean artist Yun Suknam, a pioneering feminist, creates portraits of women past and present. Anchored by a wood assemblage portrait of her mother, this…

Transformation: Art of the Americas

Transformation: Art of the Americas

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When: October 27, 2018 @ 7:28 pm – October 6, 2019 @ 8:28 pm
Where: The Walters Museum Baltimore

While tattoos and piercings are commonplace today, body modifications in the ancient Americas were invested with spiritual transcendence. This exhibit explores these traditions via…

Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese Snuff Bottles

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When: September 30, 2018 @ 7:25 pm – December 9, 2018 @ 8:25 pm
Where: THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, Baltimore

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…

Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018

Maryland Home & Garden Show: Fall 2018

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When: October 19, 2018 @ 7:22 pm – October 21, 2018 @ 8:22 pm
Where: TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS

Members of the remodeling and home-improvement community converge at the annual Home & Garden Show, where attendees may purchase handmade crafts and gifts, or…

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

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When: September 16, 2018 @ 7:19 pm – January 13, 2019 @ 8:19 pm
Where: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

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…

Fine Arts and Flowers

Fine Arts and Flowers

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When: October 24, 2018 @ 7:12 pm – October 28, 2018 @ 8:12 pm
Where: VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RICHMOND

This museum-wide event features floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. The festivities kick off with Kaleidoscope of Flowers, a gala in…

Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language

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When: October 6, 2018 @ 7:10 pm – December 23, 2018 @ 8:10 pm
Where: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed creates striking, woven carpets that challenge conventional patterns. This exhibit debuts his new works and installations inspired by ancient Peruvian…

A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia

A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia

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When: September 1, 2018 @ 7:06 pm – December 23, 2018 @ 8:06 pm
Where: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Originally woven by women in Turkey’s nomadic communities as adornments for tents and caravans, kilims represent intricate examples of abstract art and artistic ingenuity….

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

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When: September 29, 2018 @ 6:58 pm – January 21, 2019 @ 7:58 pm
Where: FREER/SACKLER MUSEUM

The introduction of the printing press and photography in the 19th century challenged traditional Japanese woodblock printmakers to adapt their craft. This exhibit examines…

Corot: Women

Corot: Women

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When: September 9, 2018 @ 6:49 pm – December 31, 2018 @ 7:49 pm
Where: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

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…

Smithsonian Craft2Wear

Smithsonian Craft2Wear

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When: October 4, 2018 @ 6:44 pm – October 6, 2018 @ 7:44 pm
Where: NATIONAL BUILDING       MUSEUM

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….