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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 19 all-day

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The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s catalogue.
Hours & Admission

‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 19 all-day

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Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features more than 50 photographs of Halprin projects, as well as artist drawings, notebooks and rare artifacts that are exclusive to the National Building Museum’s presentation.
Hours & Admission
National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 19 all-day

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Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the eighteenth century.
Hours

Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 19 all-day

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Porter Lara’s abstract work is the focus of this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Lara uses her hands, clay, stone and a pit-fire to create art that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial borders that society has created over time, like those between art and garbage or nature.
Hours & Admission

Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 19 all-day

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts goes all chromatic in showcasing artist Polly Apfelbaum, who uses an array of bright colors and abstraction to create prints that truly pop. The exhibit explores Apfelbaum’s process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations.
Hours & Admission

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 19 all-day

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Luca della Robbia was one of the master sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, inventing a glazing technique for sculpting that resonated throughout the artistic movement. Many of Luca’s sculptures retain their vibrant colors today, and the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son and grandsons will also be shown). Prepare to view marble and bronze masterpieces that still resonate, even 600 years after their creation.
Hours |  Free admission

East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 19 all-day

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Observe the first exhibition to solely focus on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. Incorporating some 175 works, including daguerreotypes and stereographs, the display features images of natural wonders and a country amid a cultural shift due to industrialization and tourism. These striking photographs helped establish the American identity and paved the way for environmentalism.
Hours |  Free admission

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Mar 19 all-day

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The longest-running and largest environmental film festival in the U.S. celebrates its 25th year of enlightening viewers on the state of our environment, and what we can do to maintain its health. More than 170 movies will be screened at venues all over the District, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Anacostia Community Museum. The festival will also include informative discussions and social events that will inspire dialogue surrounding these wonderful films and their important themes. Many of the events are free, and all are open to the public. Check the website for a full schedule.
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Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 19 all-day

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Living the diplomat’s life in early 20th-century Russia was an elegant endeavor. This is evidenced by a new exhibit coming to the gorgeous Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Henry Middleton journeyed to Russia in the 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits, acquired by Hillwood in 2004. The art does a wonderful job of portraying daily life in Russia for the Middletons, as do the exhibit’s other objects, images and publications.
Hours & Admission

From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 19 all-day

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Simone de Beauvoir is a historical pillar of feminism and existentialism, a brilliant mind who published some of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to popular culture and how her work affects them.
Hours & Admission