Featured Galleries Pick: “Regime Change Starts at Home”, Tuesday through Saturday, to saturday, Dec. 6, at Irvine Contemporary

Living in Washington for a very long time produces two types of people: frothing-at-the-mouth politicos and those who tune out cable news to the point where it all sounds like the mwah-wah voices of the grown-ups on Peanuts cartoons. Those in the latter camp will have a reason to tune in again with Irvine Contemporary’s “Regime Change Starts at Home,” a politically minded exhibit timed to hit D.C. just as the election reaches a fever pitch. Only one of the three featured artists in the show, Shepard Fairey, directly addresses the current election in his work. Fairey is known for his street art, graffiti, and collages—and more recently the iconic “Hope” poster he made for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Expect more hand-painted and collaged Obama posters as well as a special limited-edition print created especially for the exhibit. Electoral politics takes a back seat to broader global themes in the art of Al Farrow and Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), but their work is no less charged. Farrow’s sculptures are replicas of reliquaries and houses of worship but are composed entirely of bullets, guns, artillery shells, and fragments of human bone. Miller trains his keen eye to global warming and climate change. His interest in the politics and environment of Antarctica has spawned a series of posters, as well as a video about the contested continent, Manifesto for the People’s Republic of Antarctica. Consider it a swing state. “Regime Change Starts at Home” is on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, to saturday, Dec. 6, at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St., NW. Free. (202) 332-8767. —Maura Judkis

Museums and Galleries Picks Calendar

9/12
“Anhedonia,” District of Columbia Arts Center. Exhibit features recent work by Will Schneider-White; to Oct. 12.
“Four Indian Kings,” National Portrait Gallery. Exhibit commemorates four American Indians.
“ID-entity,” Transformer. Exhibit features works by aritists based in Mexico City; to Oct. 18.

9/13
“William Christenberry,” Hemphill Fine Arts. Exhibit features new sculpture, works on paper, and photographs; to Oct. 25.
“23.4837K,” Irvine Contemporary. Exhibit features works by Teo Gonzalez; to October 11.
“Julia Fullerton-Batten,” Randall Scott Gallery. Exhibit features works by the artist; to Oct. 18.
“Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power,” Corcoran Gallery of Art. Exhibit features works from the famed magazine photographer; to Jan. 25, 2009.

9/14
“George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings,” National Gallery of Art. Exhibit features works by the artist; Jan. 4, 2009.

9/16
An Evening with Barbara Bosworth, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photographer and contemporary artist Bosworth discusses her practice.

9/17
“Under Surveillance,” Nevin Kelly Gallery. Exhibit explores the “diminshing zone of personal privacy”; to Oct. 8.

9/18
An Iconography of Contagion: A Gallery Talk, National Academy of Sciences. Gallery talk led by by Curator Michael Sappol.

9/19
Washington DC International Arts Expo, Washington DC Convention Center. Event features works by multiple artists; to Sept. 21.

9/23
Collector’s Roundtable: Buying at Auction, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Eric Widing of Christie’s Auction House offers tips on buying at auction.

9/26
“Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit features paintings by spanning both artists careers; to Jan. 4, 2009.
Lecture: “Opposites Attract,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. SAAM Chief Curator Eleanor Harvey and SAAM Curator of Photography Toby Jurovics discuss the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams.

9/27
“Leo Villareal,” Conner Contemporary Art. Exhibit features new work by the artist; to Nov. 9.
“Three Lenses,” Honfleur Gallery. Exhibit features works by Cyril Anguelidis, Jean-Nöel L’Harmeroult, and Jean-Francois Rauzier; to Nov. 8.

10/1
“Contemporary Paintings and Prints from France,” Gallery 10. Exhibit features works by Charlotte Ince and Alain Prillard; to Nov. 1.

10/2
2008 Artist Award Exhibition, Kreeger Museum. Exhibit features a selection of works by award winner Ledelle Moe; to Nov. 29.

10/3
“Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit features works of hand-blown glass; to Jan. 11.

10/7
Solo Shows, Arlington Arts Center. Exhibit features works by Katie Creyts, Lily Cox-Richard, Ben Pranger, Andrea Chung, Morgan Craig, and Robin Dana; to Nov. 29.

10/8
“Paintings by Sheep Jones,” Gallery Plan B. Exhibit features work by the artist; to Nov. 9
“Faces Forward,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features works by Charles St. Charles, Mary D. Ott, Oleg Nikireev, and Gary Honig; to Nov. 9.

10/9
“Mending Fences,” Art League Gallery. Exhibit features works by Michele Hoben; to Nov. 3.
“Revealed Histories,” Art League Gallery. Exhibit is a juried show featuring work by multiple gallery members; to Nov. 3.
“Tornadoes: Paintings by John Brosio,” National Academy of Sciences. Exhibit features depictions of tornadoes; to Jan. 5, 2009.
“Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River,” Phillips Collection. Exhibits features work related to the artists’ plan to place fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado; to Jan. 25, 2009. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Exhibit features works acquired by the museum in the past four years; to Nov. 16.

10/10
“Women of Our Time,” National Portrait Gallery. Exhibit features 20th-century photographs; to Feb 1.

10/11
“Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur,” Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features paintings by the artist; to Jan. 4, 2009.

10/12
“Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz,” National Gallery of Art. Exhibit features works from the three photographers; to March 15, 2009.

10/17
“Stop and Go,” Flashpoint Gallery. Exhibit features works by Nicole Lenzi; to Nov. 15.

10/18
“Regime Change Starts at Home,” Irvine Contemporary. Exhibit features works by Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, and Paul D. Miller; to Dec. 6.
“Wounded Cities: Photographs by Leo Rubinfien,” Corcoran Gallery of Art. Exhibit features images from around the world by the photographer; to Feb. 17, 2009.

10/19
“Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples,” National Gallery of Art. Exhibit features works from antiquity; to March 22, 2009.

10/22
Gallery Talk: “Return to Toyland.” DAR Museum. Discussion of the DAR Museum’s “Return to Toyland” exhibit.

10/23
“Drawing for Art XI,” Strathmore. Exhibit features works by over 150 works from Strathmore member artists; to Nov. 3.
“Ways of Seeing: Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza,” Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Exhibit features perspectives on current works; to Jan. 11, 2009.

10/24
“Tokens of Affection and Regard,” National Portrait Gallery. Exhibit features jewelry; to June 21, 2009.

10/25
Chris Anthony, Randall Scott Gallery. Exhibit features works by the artist.

10/26
“Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered,” National Gallery of Art. Exhibit features works by the 17th Century artist; to Jan. 11, 2009.

10/28
“Collector’s Roundtable: My Second Career as a Collector,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Event features Lewis Nerman leading a discussion on beginning your art collection.

11/2
Gallery Talk: “The Secret History of Yoga,” Sackler Gallery. Lecture by Dr. Vijay Pinch, professor of history at Wesleyan University.

11/5
“Directions-Terence Gower, Public Spirit: The Hirshhorn Project,” Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Exhibit explores the history of the Hirshorn.
“LARGE WORKS and small works,” Art League Gallery. Juried exhibit features work by multiple artists; to Dec. 1.
Judith Richelieu, Gallery 10. Exhibit features works by the artist; to Nov. 29.

11/6
“A Disenchanted Playroom,” Goethe-Institut Washington. Exhibit features works by Wolfram Hahn.

11/7
“One Life: The Mask of Lincoln,” National Portrait Gallery. Exhibit features work about President Abraham Lincoln; to July 5, 2009.

11/8
Gallery Lecture: “The Lives of Epic Legends,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Dr. Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa, discusses” relationships among visual, textual, and performed versions of Indian stories.”
“The Projectionist,” Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit features works by Kendall Messick; to Dec. 20.
“Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics,” Freer Gallery. Exhibit features ceramic work from throughout Asia; to April 5, 2009.

11/12
Michael Lang, Harvey Kupferberg, Melvin Kay, Savua, and Shahrzad Jalinous, Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features new works by various artists; to Dec. 7.

11/15
Inside the Artists’ Studio: Betsy Stewart and Laura Thorne, Kreeger Museum. Exhibit features the artists’ depictions of nature.
John K. Lawson, Honfleur Art Gallery. Exhibit features works by the artist; to 2009.
“Works by Nebiur Arellano,” Strathmore. Exhibit features silk canvases by the artist; to Jan. 3, 2009.

11/16
Gallery Talk: “The Mystery of Art Theft,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lecture by Judah Best.

11/18
Collector’s Roundtable: “Cutting through the Legalese: What Every Collector Should Know,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join Joshua Kaufman for a discussion on the legal restrictions for starting an art non-profit, collecting donations, and what to do if you buy a fake or a forgery.

11/19
Artist’s Talk: Ledelle Moe, Kreeger Museum. Lecture by Moe, who discusses her artistic heritage and South African roots.

11/21
“Airscapes,” exhibit features works by Elena Volkova; to Dec. 27.

11/27
“Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit features works on paper from the museum’s collection; to May 25, 2009.

11/28
“White Box=Gift Box – holiday gift show” Gallery Plan B. Exhibition with works related to the season; to Dec. 28.

12/3
Gallery Talk: “Return to Toyland.” DAR Museum. Discussion of the DAR Museum’s “Return to Toyland” exhibit.
“Small Sculpture,” Gallery 10. Exhibit features works by various artists; to Dec. 27.

12/4
“Portraiture Now,” National Portrait Gallery. Exhibit features special photography selections; to May 10, 2009.

12/5
“Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit shows works by Gohlke from the ’70s to 2004; to March 1, 2009.

12/6
“Moving Perspectives: Lida Abdul and Dinh Q Le,” Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features works by the artists; to March 1, 2009.

12/7
“Jubilee: African American Celebration,” Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Exhibit depicts celebrations of African American holidays; to Sept. 2009.

12/9
Juried Show: Unlimited Edition, Arlington Arts Center. Exhibit features works that explore “the relationship between reproduction and commodification in the contemporary art world”; to Jan. 17.

12/10
Lecture: Edvard Munch by Carol Ravenal, Kreeger Museum. lecture by Ravenal on the importance of Munch in American art.

12/13
“Aspect:Ratio,” Irvine Contemporary. Exhibit features “works that are small in scale but rich in detail and conceptual context”; to Jan. 10, 2009.

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“In Afghanistan,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features 54 photographs by Dutch photographer Hans Stakelbeek; Oct. 4.

“Art in City Hall,” Alexandria City Hall. Bi-annual juried exhibition; to Oct. 17.

“Art Whino’s Collaboration,” Art Whino. Exhibit features works by 20 artists; permanent collection.

“Arts in the Marketplace,” Springfield Mall Marketplace. Exhibit features works by members of the Springfield Art Guild; to Nov. 16.

“The Alliance Française ABEI Outreach Program: A Retrospective in Photos,” Alliance Francaise. To mid-Sept.

“Aftermath,” Target Gallery. Exhibit features works depicting natural disasters; to Oct. 12.

“The Artist’s Book,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features old books recycled; to Oct. 4.

“Artists for Obama: Restoration of America,” International Visions. To Sept. 27.

“Bodies of Marvel, Monsters and Women,” H&f Fine Arts. Exhibit features works by Robbi Behr, Deidra Defranceaux, Andrea Meyers, Michelle Morby, Marta Pérez García, Kharlla Piñeiro, Raquel Quijano Feliciano, and Lisa-Renee Thompso; to Sept. 28.

“Brushfire: Political Awareness,” Gallery Plan B. group exhibit features works by various artists; to Oct. 5.

“Chilean Paintings of the 60’s,” Embassy of Chile Art Gallery. Exhibit features works of Chilean artists; to Oct. 31.

“Coexistence: Paintings by Joan Wadleigh Curran,” National Academy of Sciences. Exhibit features works by the artist; to

Sept. 15.

“Disasters,” American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center. Exhibit features works by Ledelle Moe; to Oct. 26.

“Discard,” Art Gallery University of Maryland. Exhibit features the latest works in Lynn Cazbon’s project to Oct. 7.

“Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bostworth,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit features works by the artist; to Nov. 9.

“East of the River,” Honfleur Art Gallery. group exhibit features works about Southeast DC; to Sept. 20.

“East of the River: Continuity and Change,” Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Exhibit explores the development of Washington east of the river; to Nov. 9.

Fragmented Light,” Hillyer Art Space. Exhibit features works by Maro Vandarou; to Oct. 31.

“German Vita,” Goethe-Institut Washington. Exhibit features works by German artists; to Oct. 31.

“The Gesture,” Loft Gallery. Exhibit features sculpture by Gwen Harrison Lockhart; to Oct. 5.

“Green,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features Touchstone Gallery Members; to Oct. 4.

“Guests of the Hills: Travelers and Recluses in Chinese Landscape Painting,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features historical works; to Feb. 22.

“Held Within the Ice,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features works by Mila Kagan; to Oct. 4.

“Hebraica Mirrors,” Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. Exhibit features contemporary design and traditional Hebrew calligraphy by the French Jewish artist Matatiaou; to Sept 30.

“Herb White: A Taste for Art,” Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery. Selections from the owner’s art collection; to Oct. 17.

“Hindsight is…60/60,” Washington Printmakers Gallery. Exhibit features works by Mike Hagan; to Sept. 28.

“Human Beings and Butterfly Wings,” Touchstone Gallery. Exhibit features works by Adrian Amiro; to Oct. 4.

“An Iconography of Contagion: 20th-Century Healthy Posters and the Visual Representations of Infectious Disease,” National Academy of Sciences. Exhibit features posters and public service announcements; to Dec. 19.

“Images of Japan” Riddendorf Martin Gallery at University of Mary Washington. Exhibit features modern Japanese prints from various private collections. To Oct. 26.

“Inside and Out,” Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center. Exhibit features works by Dominican artists; to Nov. 7.

Italian Portfolio:Student Interior Design Exhibition Barry Gallery at Marymount University. Exhibit features student work; to Oct. 31.

“Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury,” Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibit features paintings from the District; to Oct. 13.

“Made in China,” Long View Gallery. Exhibit features work by Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow; to Sept. 20.

“Moving Perspectives: Yang Fudong/Cao Fei and Ou Ning,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features modern paintings; to Nov. 30.

“My Name is Jason,” Honfleur Gallery. Exhibit features prose and painting by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin; to Sept. 20.

National juried sculpture exhibition, Marboro Gallery Prince George’s Community College. To Oct 9.

“Northmen’s Place Made Southfolk’s Thing: Landscapes From Finland and Nova Scotia,” Hillyer Art Space. Exhibit features works by Paul Reuther; to Oct. 31.

“Obstrucciones,” Gallery 101 Georgetown University, Department of Art and Theater; to Oct. 10.

“Perspectives: Y.Z. Kami,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features works by the artist; to Oct. 13.

“Picturing Politics 2008: Artists Speak to Power,” Arlington Arts Center. Exhibit features works by Helga Thomson, Renee Stout, Jose Ruiz, and others; to Sept. 27.

Portfolios From Five Photographers, Black & White, Photo Lab & Gallery. Exhibit features works by Sky Richardson, Christy Gavitt, Hal Davis, Pete McCutchsen, Dede Haas; to Sept. 30.

“Primal Landscapes,” R Street Gallery. Exhibit features works by Steve Lapin; to Dec. 22.

“San Miguel de Allende/Translated,” AARON GALLERY. An exhibition of paintings inspired by Mexico’s Spanish colonial architecture; to Sep 30.

“Seascapes: Tryon and Sugimoto,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Exhibits feature Japanese nature paintings; to Jan. 25.

“Selections From the Georgetown University Art Collection,” Carroll Parlor Georgetown University. Exhibit features paintings by Anthony Van Dyck and Luca Giordano, as well as European and American sculpture and Italian furniture; permanent collection.

“Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia,” Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Exhibit provides a “timeline of of the history of blacks in baseball”; to Oct. 5.

“Shadows of the Revolution,” Fondo Del Sol. Exhibit features glass-plate copies of photographs of the Mexican Revolution; to Sept. 30. “Mosaic of America,” exhibit features works by Lois Mailou Jones, Juan Boza, and others; to Sept. 30.

“Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia,” Freer and Sackler Gallery. Exhibit features a ceramic retrospective; through 2010.

“The Theater of Insects: Photographs by Jo Whaley,” National Academies’ Keck Center. Exhibit features photographs by the artist; to Dec. 10.

“The Works of Henry Wo Yue-Kee,” Strathmore. Exhibit features Chinese brush painting; to Oct. 18.

“They Came From Beyond the Beltway: Tourists at the National Mall,” Carroll Square Gallery. Exhibit featurs works by Lucian Perkins; to Nov. 21.

“The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards,” Heineman Myers Contemporary Art. Exhibit features works by 15 artists; to Sept. 27.

“Trompe L’Oeil: The Artists Studio,” Cross Mackenzie Ceramic Arts. Exhibit features works by Sylvia Hyman, Victor Spinski, David Furman, and others; to Sept. 17.

“What Comes Next,” District Fine Arts. Exhibit features works by John Trevino; to Nov. 8.

“The World of Art Bead,” Japan Information and Culture Center Embassy of Japan. Exhibit features works by Miho Kanaya; to Nov. 20.