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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 1 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 1 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 1 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 1 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 1 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 1 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 1 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 1 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 1 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 1 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 1 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 1 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 1 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 2 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 2 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 2 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 2 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 2 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 2 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 2 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 2 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 2 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 2 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 2 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 2 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 2 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 3 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 3 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 3 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 3 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 3 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 3 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 3 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 3 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 3 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
4
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 4 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 4 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 4 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 4 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 4 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 4 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 4 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 4 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 4 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 4 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 4 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 4 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 4 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
5
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 5 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 5 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 5 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 5 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 5 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 5 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 5 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 5 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 5 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 5 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 5 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 5 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 5 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
6
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 6 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 6 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 6 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 6 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 6 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 6 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 6 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 6 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 6 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 6 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 6 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 6 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 6 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 7 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
May 7 all-day
A Raisin in the Sun @ Arena Stage
One of the truly groundbreaking theatrical productions of the 20th century will call DC home this spring. A Raisin in the Sun will grace Arena Stage starting March 31. Inspired by a revered Langston Hughes[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 7 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 7 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 7 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 7 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 7 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 7 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 7 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 7 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 7 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 7 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 7 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ 11:30 am
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Bill Viola intimately examines the human face and body through kinetic high-definition videos that often elicit intense emotions and thought. This National Portrait Gallery installation includes works like Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (2013),[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
8
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 8 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 8 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 8 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 8 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 8 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 8 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 8 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 8 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
9
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 9 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 9 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 9 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 9 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 9 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 9 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 9 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 9 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 9 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 9 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 9 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 9 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
10
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 10 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 10 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 10 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 10 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 10 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 10 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 10 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 10 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 10 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 10 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 10 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 10 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
11
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 11 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 11 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 11 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 11 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 11 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 11 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 11 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 11 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 11 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 11 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 11 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 11 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
12
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 12 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 12 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 12 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 12 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 12 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 12 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 12 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 12 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 12 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 12 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 12 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 12 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art gathers 25 black-and-white prints that showcase artists’ interpretations of America’s burgeoning metropolises in the early to mid-20th century. As cities and their populations grew, so did[...]
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics 9:00 am
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have partnered to create this unique display that will showcase the power of rock and how it can influence politics and equality. Artists like Bob Dylan,[...]
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ 10:00 am
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw of the Kiowa tribe began photographing family and friends across numerous tribes in the mid-1920s, sparking a career that lasted roughly 50 years. His work displayed everyday activities and momentous occasions, including weddings,[...]
Advertising War 10:00 am
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to[...]
Artist Soldiers 10:00 am
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war[...]
Gateways/Portales 10:00 am
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The stories and experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas (DC, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina) are showcased in this new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Visitors[...]
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation 10:00 am
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery’s highly anticipated new exhibit will showcase the work of June Schwarcz, a forward-thinking artist who used enamel to create an amazing body of work over 60 years. The exhibit features nearly 60[...]
New Painting by Mark Bradford 10:00 am
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet[...]
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces 10:00 am
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to[...]
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years 10:00 am
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years @ Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery presents yet another mind-bending exhibit this spring. Peter Voulkos revolutionized pottery making in the 1950s, utilizing an array of influences from other artistic forms, including Abstract Expressionism and the artworks of Pablo[...]
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors 10:00 am
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
One of the most highly anticipated DC experiences of the year begins at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s greatest artists, a Japanese woman who[...]
In the Tower: Theaster Gates 11:00 am
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s East Building presents this new, dynamic exhibit inside its Tower 3 galleries. American artist Theaster Gates will reveal a new body of work entitled The Minor Arts, with pieces that[...]
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation 11:30 am
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘America’s Presidents’ Temporary Installation @ National Portrait Gallery
With the gallery dedicated to American presidents currently under renovation at the National Portrait Gallery, this temporary display will live in the west gallery’s second floor through Sept. 4 (the restored gallery will re-open Sept.[...]
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now 11:30 am
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the[...]
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‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
May 13 all-day
‘Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism @ National Gallery of Art
Journey to the National Gallery of Art’s recently redesigned East Building to discover the fascinating beginnings of Impressionism with Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism. The underrated Bazille, a contemporary of Monet and Renoir,[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 13 all-day
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 13 all-day
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
May 13 all-day
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
May 13 all-day
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
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,[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
May 13 all-day
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 13 all-day
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
May 13 all-day
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Take a trip into the imagination of American artist George Condo at this new Phillips Collection exhibit. Roughly 200 of Condo’s drawings and sketches will be on display, as well as 8 of his “drawing[...]
Macbeth
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 13 all-day
Macbeth @ Sidney Harman Hall
One of Shakespeare’s most revered plays takes another turn at Sidney Harman Hall courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. Macbeth is a harrowing tale of a country ripped apart by invasion and civil war, with the[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
May 13 all-day
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
The American West of the early 20th-century is often cast as a male-dominated region full of violence and conquest. However, the work of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, showcased in this new exhibit at the[...]
Ragtime
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
May 13 all-day
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
This Tony-winning musical is based on a classic E.L. Doctorow novel. With brilliant music as your guide, follow the lives of a Harlem musician, a Jewish immigrant and a wealthy white family as each strives[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
May 13 all-day
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art