Best Laid: Designs for a Capital City

Best Laid: Designs for a Capital City

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When: June 15, 2019 @ 3:29 pm – December 22, 2019 @ 4:29 pm
Where: George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

This exhibition showcases designs for DC landmarks that never made it past the planning stages. Discover unbuilt concepts for Memorial Bridge, the Washington Monument and…

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California

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When: April 17, 2019 @ 3:26 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 4:26 pm
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Section 14 refers to an area of downtown Palm Springs that was the site of a land battle that lasted from the 1940s to…

Intersections: Ranjani Shettar

Intersections: Ranjani Shettar

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When: May 16, 2019 @ 3:23 pm – August 25, 2019 @ 4:23 pm
Where: Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Indian artist Ranjani Shettar’s “Earth Songs for a Night Sky” is part of The Phillips Collection’s series on the intersection between old and new…

Whistler in Watercolor

Whistler in Watercolor

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When: May 18, 2019 @ 3:18 pm – October 6, 2019 @ 4:18 pm
Where: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Museum founder Charles Lang Freer amassed the world’s largest collection of watercolors by James McNeill Whistler, most of which have never left the confines…

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

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When: May 11, 2019 @ 3:16 pm – May 12, 2019 @ 4:16 pm
Where: Bethesda, Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD

The works of 130 artists from around the country are on display during this annual event, where creations range from glass, furniture and ceramics…

Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes

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When: May 4, 2019 @ 3:06 pm – May 5, 2019 @ 4:06 pm
Where: North Virginia Building Industry Association, 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110b, Chantilly, VA 20151

Participants on this popular, self-guided tour can visit custom homes and renovations completed by top area builders and developers. Proceeds benefit HomeAid Northern Virginia,…

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

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When: June 2, 2019 @ 3:03 pm – August 18, 2019 @ 4:03 pm
Where: National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

This is the first exhibit to highlight how animals have been represented in Japanese art over the past 16 centuries. The assemblage of 315…

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

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When: April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Where: National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

This exhibit spotlights 25 paintings done by American artist Oliver Lee Jackson during the last 15 years. The large-scale pieces—some of which have never…

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

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When: June 28, 2019 @ 2:57 pm – January 5, 2020 @ 3:57 pm
Where: Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20006

Sculptor and glass artist Ginny Ruffner combines traditional glasswork with augmented-reality technology to create an interactive experience. Viewers download an app that superimposes digital…

In Peak Bloom 

In Peak Bloom 

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When: April 17, 2019 @ 2:55 pm – May 27, 2019 @ 3:55 pm
Where: Artechouse, 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

The brainchild of a women-led collective of five artists, this digital installation celebrates spring with interactive, visual and environmental experiences revolving around DC’s cherry…

Front Room: The Mary and Paul Roberts Collection

Front Room: The Mary and Paul Roberts Collection

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When: April 17, 2019 @ 2:52 pm – June 30, 2019 @ 3:52 pm
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

A gift from dedicated contemporary-art collectors Mary and Paul Roberts, 35 post-War works on paper are on view by such significant American artists as…

Roberto Lugo at 1 West

Roberto Lugo at 1 West

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When: April 17, 2019 @ 2:49 pm – July 15, 2019 @ 3:49 pm
Where: The Walters Art Museum, 1 West Mount Vernon Place

The activist and ceramicist Roberto Lugo has masterminded the first installation in the Walters’ nearby annex, 1 West Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore. Lugo,…

Animals, Collected

Animals, Collected

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When: April 20, 2019 @ 2:38 pm – March 10, 2020 @ 3:38 pm
Where: National Bulding Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The National Building Museum mined its collection of 320,000 objects related to the built environment to put on this exhibit of architectural objects depicting…

HOOPS

HOOPS

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When: April 17, 2019 @ 2:15 pm – January 5, 2020 @ 3:15 pm
Where: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

An enduring slice of Americana, the basketball hoop is the subject of 75 large-format prints on display by photographer Bill Bamberger. His images capture…

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.