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‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 20 all-day
‘Jake Berthot – From the Collection and Promised Gifts’ @ The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection will display 25 paintings, drawings and prints from the late Jake Berthot (1939-2014), an acclaimed painter whose expressive works were often described as visual poetry. The introspective nature of the paintings draw on deep emotions, so you’ll have a chance to get closer to some of the most important pieces in Berthot’s[...]
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Mar 20 all-day
‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin’ @ National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin stands tall in the canon of 20th century landscape architecture, as his work influenced many others and inspired the emergence of ecologically minded and artistically powerful landscape art in America. Among his greatest accomplishments: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Yosemite Falls approach and the FDR Memorial in DC. This traveling exhibition features[...]
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Mar 20 all-day
Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution @ Anderson House
Visit Anderson House to experience this exhibition that details the immense challenges faced by American Revolutionary forces as they prepared to fight the British, one of the most well-equipped and dominating powers in the world. Learn the development of the Continental Artillery under Henry Knox through artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps that date back to the[...]
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 20 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 that sleekly resembles a modern artifact: the plastic bottle. The pieces can also recall pottery, sculptures and animals, blurring artificial[...]
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 20 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 process for making these woodblock prints, and how her work on those has influenced her renowned large-scale installations. Hours &[...]
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 20 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 the National Gallery of Art will display some of his finest works in this new exhibit (works by Luca’s son[...]
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 20 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, the display features images of natural wonders and a country amid a cultural shift due to industrialization and tourism. These[...]
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Mar 20 all-day
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
The longest-running and largest environmental film festival in the U.S. celebrates its 25th year of enlightening viewers on the state of our environment, and what we can do to maintain its health. More than 170 movies will be screened at venues all over the District, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Anacostia Community[...]
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia @ Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Mar 20 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 1820s as part of a government posting. His family’s time there is commemorated by an album consisting of 45 portraits,[...]
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 20 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 in the Arts is an interpretation of de Beauvoir’s Paris studio, allowing visitors to reflect on her immense contributions to[...]
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
George Condo: The Way I Think @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 20 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 paintings”. Experience how Condo transforms the raw and abstract ideas of his detailed drawings into hybrid paintings that show a[...]
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Mar 20 all-day
Intelligence @ Arena Stage
Based on true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that dives deep into post-9/11 espionage. A covert operative is looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until her cover is blown – a media firestorm ensues. She also must handle her diplomat husband’s quest for truth and the CIA’s inquisition. Arena Stage hosts this[...]
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
Mar 20 all-day
Midwestern Gothic @ Signature Theatre
As strange and captivating as its title suggests, this Signature Theatre production is sure to turn some heads this spring. Midwestern Gothic is a thriller/musical, focusing on a small town trapped by its own smallness. The town’s occupants seek diversion in strange ways, leading to this compelling play that truly reimagines its own art form.[...]
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Mar 20 all-day
Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing @ Signature Theatre
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing is based on the true story of one Elva Miller. Her off-key singing became a pop sensation in the 1960s (roughly 40 years after Florence Foster Jenkins became famous), and Lapine’s play paints a[...]
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Mar 20 all-day
National Cherry Blossom Festival
DC’s world famous springtime celebration in honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees returns for 2017. Besides the blooming of beautiful pedals, the festival is packed with signature events, including the aforementioned Pink Tie Party (March 16), the Opening Ceremony (March 25), the Blossom Kite Festival (April 1) , the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade[...]
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Mar 20 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 National Museum of Women in the Arts, show that female and artistic voices were strong in the region. Martinez’s pottery[...]
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Ragtime @ Ford’s Theatre
Mar 20 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 for the American dream in the early 20th century. A cast filled with DC stage stars will drive this intense[...]
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Mar 20 all-day
The Cherry Blossom PUB @ Mockingbird Hill & Southern Efficiency
Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane chandelier, waving cats and a blossom backdrop, while Southern Efficiency goes Super Mario – expect a Mario Kart[...]
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Mar 20 all-day
The Select (The Sun Also Rises) @ Lansburgh Theatre
Could you have ever imagined Ernest Hemingway’s first novel being turned into a stage production filled with music, dance moves and hilarity? Well, such a play actually exists, and it comes to Lansburgh Theatre from Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 18. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, is innovatively adapted by theatre ensemble Elevator[...]
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 20 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 the spectacle of their appearances. Artists such as Louis Lozowick and Reginald Marsh depicted the modern age in both its[...]
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 20 all-day
Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque @ The Phillips Collection
Prominent prints and posters from artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be on display for the first time in the United States courtesy of The Phillips Collection. Toulouse-Lautrec famously captured Parisian nightlife of the late 19th century and its most important figures through his daring and colorful pieces, in which he experimented with lithography and caricature.[...]
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9:00 am Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics @ Newseum
Mar 20 @ 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, U2 and Rage Against the Machine will be highlighted, indicating how artists can effect change through exercising their First Amendment[...]
10:00 am ‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
‘For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, DC’ @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 20 @ 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, funerals, parades and men being shipped off to war. Poolaw’s photos provide an in-depth and intimate look at a marginalized[...]
10:00 am Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Mar 20 @ 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 inspire patriotism, enrollment in military forces, rationing and charity work. Visitors will be able to view what the America of[...]
10:00 am Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Gateways/Portales @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 20 @ 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 will learn of both the struggles and victories that these migrants and immigrants face through topics such as social justice,[...]
10:00 am In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Library: Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ National Gallery of Art
In the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building, experience the stunning photographic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From early documentary photographs to immersive building wrappings, the duo created cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing works of art, both on the small scale and immensely large scale. Learn of the details and preparation that went into[...]
10:00 am June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation @ Renwick Gallery
Mar 20 @ 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 artworks and represents the first retrospective of Schwarcz’s work in 15 years. You will see the artist’s pioneering work in[...]
10:00 am New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 20 @ 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 of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
10:00 am Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 20 @ 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 the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
10:00 am To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Haiti Let Us Go @ The Phillips Collection
The impressive work of American artist Jacob Lawrence will again be on display at The Phillips Collection. This exhibition focuses on a series of 15 silkscreen prints created by Lawrence to tell the story of the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French[...]
10:00 am Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Mar 20 @ 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 specializes in immersive art. Her mirror rooms, large-scale paintings and child-like installations will all be on display in an exhibit[...]
11:00 am In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
In the Tower: Theaster Gates @ National Gallery of Art
Mar 20 @ 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 show how everyday objects can be turned into powerful art. In these elaborate creations, Gates incorporated the floor of a[...]
11:30 am ‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 20 @ 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), which examines mortality through two aging subjects. Viola uses water, light and spirituality to create moving portraits that connect multiple[...]
11:30 am ‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Gene Davis: Hot Beat’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]
11:30 am Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Gene Davis: Hot Beat @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admire 15 works of DC’s own Gene Davis, whose polychromatic striped paintings on large canvases continue to breathe new life into the rooms in which they’re displayed. Some of the works are nearly 20-feet-wide, creating dynamic and immersive experiences that were well ahead of their time. The pop-art exhibit pops off with a Hot Beat Dance[...]