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….

John Waters: Indecent Exposure

John Waters: Indecent Exposure

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When: October 7, 2018 @ 6:36 pm – January 6, 2019 @ 7:36 pm
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

The first major retrospective of avant garde director John Waters’ visual art in his hometown of Baltimore brings together more than 160 photographs, sculptures,…

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day

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When: September 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – March 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

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…

Sean Scully: Landline

Sean Scully: Landline

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When: September 13, 2018 @ 6:12 pm – February 3, 2019 @ 7:12 pm
Where: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM

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…

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

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When: May 18, 2018 – May 20, 2018 all-day
Where: RESTON TOWN CENTER

Celebrating its 27th year, this annual festival creates an 11-block “art walk” where more than 200 artists display everything from paintings to fiber art,…

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

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When: April 16, 2018 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 pm
Where: WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD

Attendees can peruse the works of 130 artists from around the country, experience live entertainment and enjoy cuisine from Bethesda’s top restaurants at this…

Georgetown Garden Tour

Georgetown Garden Tour

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When: May 12, 2018 all-day
Where: Georgetown

The 90th annual Georgetown Garden Tour invites visitors to immerse themselves in eight lush gardens. The self-guided tour includes the grounds of a historic…

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Kinetic Sculpture Race

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When: May 5, 2018 all-day
Where: AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM

Participants operate and race custom, man-powered works of art 
at this annual event. The 15-mile course takes racers through the streets of 
Baltimore, over…