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Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals


This virtual, participatory exhibit combines the work of nine artists with submissions from the public, all of which will examine women’s role in providing sustenance and healing. The artists will share their own kitchen tables via photos, videos and stories that depict food as a creative medium; cooking-related submissions from the public will be layered […]

Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer


Though he earned a degree in architecture, DC-based Alan Karchmer has devoted his career to photographing buildings rather than designing them. This show presents images of structures Karchmer has captured around the world—including Washington National Cathedral’s Visitor Gateway (below), designed by SmithGroup Architects—and sheds light on his creative process.

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

National Portrait Gallery

In her depictions of immigrants seeking a better life abroad, contemporary Chinese-American artist Hung Liu speaks volumes about exile, identity and the Asian Pacific American experience. Her multi-layered portraits, many based on photographs, will be on view in the artist’s first major East Coast exhibit.

Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery


Rebecca Kamen’s paintings and sculpture explore the confluence of art and science. Working with scientists and researchers, 
she creates abstractions that shed light on the world 
around us.

Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change


In 2006, artist Diane Burko switched her focus from landscape painting to work that captures the effects of global warming. Informed by science and technology, pieces on view include Sphere 4 (right) and a 56-foot-long “World Map” series 
documenting changes in glaciers and reefs.

Amalgama Phillips

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

In celebration of The Phillips’ centennial, Spanish-born artist Daniel Canogar 
created a digital work that seamlessly “melts” together pieces from the 
museum’s permanent collection in an ever-changing abstract animation. 
Following its September 8 YouTube debut, “Amalgama” opens in the 
gallery on September 14.

Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The work of seven contemporary artists reveals the profound ways in which humans impact the planet. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky (above) documents the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

A Modern Influence: 
Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and 


During a 43-year friendship with Henri Matisse, Baltimore collector Etta Cone acquired more than 700 works by the French master—the majority of which she bequeathed to the museum upon her death in 1949. This exhibit chronicles their relationship and the evolution of the renowned Cone collection.

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano

Smithsonian American Art Museum

This exhibit documents the Venetian glass revival on the island of Murano between 1860 and 1915, which coincided with Grand Tours of Europe made by American luminaries. The period produced a wellspring of art depicting Venice and its illustrious glassblowing studios. Works by Sargent (right), Whistler and many others are on exhibit alongside exquisite hand-blown […]

David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This exhibit features more than 50 paintings, collages, prints and drawings by artist, educator and art historian David Driskell, who died last year at the age of 88. A 1955 graduate of Howard University who later taught at University of Maryland, Driskell focused his own work on abstraction, the natural world and the Black Christian […]

Anil Revri: Into the Light  


Anil Revri’s complex geometric abstractions embody spiritual ideas from the East and West. Born and raised in India and a U.S. resident for nearly 40 years, the artist employs tantric 
visualization techniques in his paintings and drawings that 
tap into unexplored realms of the unconscious.

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