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    HEMPHILL

    1515 14th Street NW, Suite 300  / +12022345601 / hemphillfinearts.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm

    REAL BEAUTY

    May 9 - Aug 29, 2014

    Mariella Bisson, Ashlynn Browning, Amber Robles-Gordon, Debra Zlotsky

  • Ends August 31st 2014

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    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Jeremy Deller Directions: Jeremy Deller

    Feb 7 - Aug 31, 2014

    “English Magic,” 2012, is “an esoteric, mystical pop video” that offers an idiosyncratic collective portrait of Britishness.

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    The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, Horace Pippin, Georgia O'Keefe and more Made in the USA

    Mar 1 - Aug 31, 2014

    Featuring approximately 200 works by over 120 American masters, Made in the USA returns to the Phillips after an acclaimed worldwide tour.

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    Smithsonian American Art Museum

    8th and F Streets NW  / +12026337970 / americanart.si.edu
    11:30am to 7pm daily

    Smithsonian American Art Museum presents exhibitions and collections of modern and contemporary art.

    Pop Art Prints

    Mar 21 - Aug 31, 2014

  • Ends September 7th 2014

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    Transformer

    1404 P Street, NW  / +12024831102 / transformerdc.org
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

    Promised Land

    Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2014

    Promised Land brings together a select group of 12 contemporary visual artists from DC & the upper Northeast for an exhibition.

  • Ends September 14th 2014

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    National Museum of Women in the Arts

    1250 New York Avenue NW  / +12027835000 / nmwa.org
    Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

    National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists

    Meret Oppenheim Tender Friendships

    Apr 25 - Sep 14, 2014

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art

    Mar 8 - Sep 14, 2014

    This exhibition features a selection of prints, paintings, illustrated books, and ceramics that depict Japanese appreciation for fish.

  • Ends September 28th 2014

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    James McNeil Whistler Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeil Whistler

    Sep 28, 2013 - Sep 28, 2014

    The drawings, etchings, and watercolors on view document Whistler’s adventures and his approach to composition, light, and perspective.

  • Ends October 5th 2014

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    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Oliver Laric Black Box: Oliver Laric

    May 30 - Oct 5, 2014

    Laric's “Versions” videos examine the history of art and popular culture through the lens of the bootleg, the remix, and the hybrid.

  • Ends October 12th 2014

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    National Museum of Women in the Arts

    1250 New York Avenue NW  / +12027835000 / nmwa.org
    Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

    National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists

    Total Art: Contemporary Video

    Jun 6 - Oct 12, 2014

  • Ends October 20th 2014

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    National Academy of Sciences

    210 Constitution Ave, NW  / +12023342436 / cpnas.org
    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    The National Academy of Sciences presents exhibitions of contemporary art. Please see website for more information.

    Domesticated: Photographs by Amy Stein

    May 20 - Oct 20, 2014

  • Ends October 26th 2014

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy

    May 17 - Oct 26, 2014

    This exhibition showcases the Freer’s best Song dynasty landscape paintings along with later works that illustrate their evolution

  • Ends November 14th 2014

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    National Museum of Women in the Arts

    1250 New York Avenue NW  / +12027835000 / nmwa.org
    Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

    National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists

    Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová The First Woman Graphic Novelist

    May 12 - Nov 14, 2014

  • Ends January 1st 2015

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Thomas Dewing Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan

    May 18, 2013 - Jan 1, 2015

    This exhibition juxtaposes landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing with Japanese works that museum founder Charles Freer acquired.

  • Ends January 11th 2015

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    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Salvatore Scarpitta Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

    Jul 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

    Focus exhibition covers artist's main bodies of work: Extramurals, car-part paintings, racecars, & sleds. Incl only racecars outside Europe.

  • Ends February 27th 2015

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    The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    DUNCAN PHILLIPS THE JOURNALS OF DUNCAN PHILLIPS

    Mar 14, 2014 - Feb 27, 2015

    Museum founder’s journals illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.

  • Ends June 7th 2015

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Chiharu Shiota Perspectives

    Aug 18, 2014 - Jun 7, 2015

    Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer

  • Ends December 31st 2015

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    The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jacob Lawrence, Rothko, Wolfgang Laib PERMANENT COLLECTION

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    One of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary American and European art.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Peacock Room Comes to America

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    For the first time, the renowned Peacock Room has been restored to its appearance in 1908, when Freer used it to display Asian ceramics.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    James McNeill Whistler Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The works exemplify both Freer's philosophy of collecting and Whistler's self-conscious synthesis of western and Asian artistic traditions.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran

    Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2015

    The installation explores the meaning behind the overarching artistic and technical characteristics of Iranian luxury metalwork.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Nile and Ancient Egypt

    Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    These exceptional artifacts made of glass, wood, and stone, illuminate the important role water animals played in ancient Egypt.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Jars

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    This display of ten jars will include the prototypical Chinese version, as well as variations from Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Arts of China

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Arts of China features a variety of objects from the permanent collection. Much of the exhibition is dedicated to ancient Chinese jades.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    Over 100 of the Freer's jades and bronzes- among the greatest treasures of Chinese art outside China—return to public view after a decade.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Chinese Ceramics: 10th-13th Century

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    Two dozen Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection highlight glazes and the skills of Song dynasty artisans.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    These icons still represent specific Buddhist teachings. Commissioned by emperors and commoners, they convey the promise of peace.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Silk Road Luxuries from China

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Silk Road enabled the long-distance exchange of luxury goods—colorful silks, silver and gold objects, and delicate glass.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Xu Bing Monkeys Grasp for the Moon

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    “Monkeys Grasp for the Moon” is a suspended sculpture designed specifically for the Sackler Gallery by Chinese artist Xu Bing.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Japanese Screens

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    The nearly two hundred screens held by the Freer Gallery constitute one of the most important collections of its type in the world.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Religious Art of Japan

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    Works from the Freer's collection of Japanese religious art are on view in several thematically organized exhibitions.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Korean gallery reopens with an exhibition embodying the evolution of the distinctive Korean ceramic decoration known as sanggam.

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    A long-term installation showcasing the extraordinary range of South Asian and Himalayan art in the collection.

  • Ends December 31st 2016

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    Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Arts of the Islamic World

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016

    Works on view represent the 3 principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book and objects.

  • Ends March 11th 2017

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    The National Gallery of Art

    Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW  / +12027374215 / nga.gov
    Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

    The National Gallery of Art presents exhibitions and collections of ancient to modern art. Please contact museum for more information.

    Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam

    Mar 10, 2013 - Mar 11, 2017