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Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art explores how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over[...]
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded[...]
In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are[...]
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
How do the arts and culture impact Washington, D.C.? Participants in the Investigating Where We Live program this summer are exploring the city, meeting artists and residents, and making connections to their own communities to[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Nov 20 all-day
Discover the paintings collection at the Folger—its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare’s power to inspire visual artists. From humble oil sketches to international masterpieces, this exhibition presents a sometimes surprising, and always eye-catching, view of[...]
Nov 20 all-day
Remembering Vietnam addresses 12 important moments in the Vietnam War. The National Archives’ Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery hosts this exhibit that features recently discovered documents that shed light on essential details of the war. Learn[...]
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese of Riedizioni in Milan; Christina Kim of Dosa in Los Angeles; and Reiko[...]
Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-seven leading fiber artists worldwide to create a three-dimensional work to fit inside a standard box. The Box Project showcases the dynamic results. This exhibition was organized[...]
The National Museum of the United States Navy commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in a special exhibition titled Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance. This exhibit incorporates artifacts, photographs,[...]
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 represents the best visual journalism of the past year. It is seen by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. This year WPP is coming to Washington[...]
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Hill Center Galleries @ Hill Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Six Single Artist Shows. Hill Center Galleries presents six single artist shows. Joanathan Bessaci: Maps Rachel Bohlander: Art of Empowerment Karin Edgett: Truth Michael Ford: Homeplace Judith Peck: Gathering Shards Scott Warren: World Views All[...]
Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow! @ 1111 Sculpture Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Ibou N Diaye, a Mali native, constructs his breathtaking and detailed wood sculptures using traditional hand tools. Doba Afolabi, from Nigeria, expresses movement with bright colors that jump off the canvas and show the energy[...]
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art explores how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over[...]
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded[...]
In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are[...]
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Nov 21 all-day
“Human Landscapes” EXHIBITION ON VIEW September 28 – November 26, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm LOCATION OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas 201 18th Street NW Human Landscapes presents a multifaceted approach of diverse aspects of[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
How do the arts and culture impact Washington, D.C.? Participants in the Investigating Where We Live program this summer are exploring the city, meeting artists and residents, and making connections to their own communities to[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Nov 21 all-day
Discover the paintings collection at the Folger—its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare’s power to inspire visual artists. From humble oil sketches to international masterpieces, this exhibition presents a sometimes surprising, and always eye-catching, view of[...]