artguide

Washington, DC

artguide
  • Thursday, July 30th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

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

    Wolf Trap Opera Company Vocal Colors with Wolf Trap

    Jul 30, 2015 Reception: Thu Jul 30 6pm

    Wolf Trap Opera Company returns. Soprano Amy Owens, baritone Morgan Pearse, and pianist Emily Senturia perform. $20; $8 for members.
  • Saturday, August 1st 2015

  • Transformer

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

    Amy Hughes Braden E12:Social Practice Lab - “Mrs. Alex Braden”

    Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2015

    Amy Hughes Braden invites you to please come tell her everything you know about how to be a good feminist. (Sorry, is this still a thing?)
  • Thursday, August 6th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

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

    Summer Road Trip

    Aug 6, 2015

    Embrace the great American road trip while sampling cuisine from across the country during the Phillips’s annual Food Truck Feista. 5-8:30
  • Sunday, August 9th 2015

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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

    Risto-Pekka Blom Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom

    Apr 27 - Aug 9, 2015

    Drawing on Dada and YouTube “Shreds” videos, this short cine-poem is a slyly unassuming homage to Laika, the first animal in orbit.
  • The Phillips Collection

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

    Jacob Lawrence Struggle... From the History of the American People

    Jan 10 - Aug 9, 2015

    Produced between 1954 and 1956, Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series illustrates scenes from American history.
  • Monday, August 31st 2015

  • 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 - Aug 31, 2015

    A selection of journals spanning three decades, regarding his relationships with artists and plans for the museum. $12 admission.
  • Sunday, September 6th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

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

    Lee Bontecou, Jay DeFeo, Tony Smith, Whitfield Lovell, & Louise Nevelson Modern Vision: The Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan Collection

    May 21 - Sep 6, 2015

    Phillips trustee & art collector Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan's collection of 18 American sculptors' drawings on display. $12 admission.
  • Monday, September 7th 2015

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

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

    Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens

    Mar 7 - Sep 7, 2015

    Cherry trees bloom in this selection of folding screen paintings from the Freer Gallery.
  • Saturday, September 12th 2015

  • Transformer

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

    Amy Hughes Braden, Kunj, Joseph Orzal, Margo Elsayd E12:Social Practice

    Jul 23 - Sep 12, 2015

    E12: Social Practice is supporting artists interested in pursuing social change and social engagement through their work.
  • Sunday, September 13th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

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

    American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection

    Jun 6 - Sep 13, 2015

    Photography exhibit featuring more than 140 photographs that capture the 20th-century American experience.
  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

    Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu

    Jul 3 - Sep 13, 2015

    Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003, 74 minutes) by celebrated director Abbas Kiarostami pays tribute to Yasujirō Ozu.
  • Sunday, September 20th 2015

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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

    Shirin Neshat Shirin Neshat: Facing History

    May 18 - Sep 20, 2015

    The first exhibition to place Neshat's work in the context of the history of modern Iran.
  • Sunday, October 25th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

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

    INTERSECTIONS @ 5: Contemporary Art Projects at the Phillips

    May 28 - Oct 25, 2015

    Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Phillips’s Intersections contemporary art projects.
  • Sunday, December 13th 2015

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

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

    Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions

    Jul 25 - Dec 13, 2015

    Art of the Gift celebrates some of the recent and promised gifts made to the museums and archives.
  • Thursday, December 31st 2015

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

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

    Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice

    Oct 18, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased 26 atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler, the start of their partnership.
  • Sunday, January 3rd 2016

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

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

    Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art

    Jun 28, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

    This exhibition features 37 works by Rinpa artists and those inspired by Rinpa design, and is complemented by a gallery of tea ceramics.
  • 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: 13th–14th Century

    Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 3, 2016

    A selection of Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection shows highlights of Yuan ceramic styles.
  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

    Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626–1705)

    Jun 20, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

    This exhibition showcases an impressive selection of his painting and calligraphy, including some of his most daring and idiosyncratic works
  • Sunday, January 17th 2016

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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

    Martin Puryear, Max Ernst, Mary Callery, Tomonori Toyofuku, etc. Speculative Forms

    Jun 16, 2014 - Jan 17, 2016

    Exhibition of sculpture from the collection aims to break down and reassess art-historical categories.
  • Sunday, October 2nd 2016

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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

    Janine Antoni, Alighiero e Boetti, Cai Guo-Qiang, Bruce Nauman, etc. At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection

    Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 2, 2016

    Thematic installations of works from the past 75 years.
  • Saturday, December 31st 2016

  • 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, 2016

    One of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary American and European art.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, March 11th 2017

  • The National Gallery of Art

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

    Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam

    Mar 10, 2013 - Mar 11, 2017