This annual, and virtual, lecture with best-selling author Ann Patchett of Bel Canto and The Dutch House will be available online from Oct. 14 through June 30, 2022, via the Folger […]
Featuring 100 works, this is the first U.S. exhibit to examine the development of the 18th-century printmaking technique, aquatint, a style that took European artists by storm. On display at […]
A creative dialogue that highlights Spain's history in the U.S., from the independence war to today. What started as a series of comics by Spanish artists has turned into a […]
Glass artist Preston Singletary (Tlingit American) will discuss his award-winning glasswork, his love for the medium, what inspires him, and more. The talk will be available online through the end […]
Curated by Jonathan Shea, this Dumbarton Oaks exhibit looks at seals from the Byzantine Empire, which were personalized by their owners to present information about their status, position, piety, and family. As of Dec. 7, timed ticket entry is required, but tickets are free.
The Middle East Institute Arts and Culture Center partners with The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery for a new art exhibition at D.C.'s MEI Art Gallery. Between the Sky and […]
Chevy Chase's community arts organization presents Windows on Wisconsin. On display through March 9, the exhibit features the work by Ch/Art members, including Nancy Arbuthnot, Sara Bardin, Ruth Becker, Judith […]
This immersive theater installation, created by Scottish innovators Vox Motus, puts audience members in personal booths, adorned with headphones, to follow two orphaned children traveling across Europe in search of […]
Catch new 2D and 3D art at Arlington's Focus Gallery's new all-member show. To ring in a new year, artists pushed aside their creative comfort zones to produce all new works using various media including oil, acrylic, pastel, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, and metalwork.
A virtual exhibit exploring what it means to be present in a period filled with absence. Featuring new work by Julia Kwon, Lisa Park, Nara Park, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.
Known for bold and bright mixed-media work, Anna U Davis' new show investigates the concept of "diffusion of responsibility"—i.e. when a person decides others are responsible for taking necessary action—in […]
Director Timothy Douglas brings Natasha Gordon’s play about the traditional Jamaican Nine Night—the days-long celebration of mourners after a family loses its matriarch. (Originally scheduled to open on Jan. 5, the play has been postponed to Jan. 13 due to COVID.)
Select paintings and artifacts spanning from ancient Egypt to China to celebrate the iconic falcon—associated with Egypt’s god of the heavens, trained hunters for royalty, and still revered, especially in the Arab world, today.
Written by Rinne B. Groff and directed by Johanna Gruenhut, this play follows Sid Silver—a man fascinated to the point of obsession with Anne Frank and her diary. In his […]
The Kennedy Center is glowing up. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, and the commencement of Year of the Water Tiger, the Center's outdoor space, the REACH, is getting decked out with roughly 100 lanterns crafted by Chinese artisans. The lanterns are on display through Feb. 6.
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa is an exhibition that showcases West Africa’s impact on the world while also asking how museums […]
A rare view of Duchamp’s career arc, featuring some of the artist's most famous work as well as unique drawings and prints. The exhibition will also include portraits of Duchamp, […]
A solo exhibition honoring and examining the art of Hung Liu, featuring her early work from 1970s to her recent large-scale paintings, which offer a multifaceted picture of her Asian […]
View Julia Chon’s, a.k.a. Kimchi Juice, massive, site-specific mural installation in the Avant Garden, where she combines traditional Korean symbols with pop art to explore and consider and convey the nuances of the Korean diaspora.
That scaffolding currently encasing the Hirshorn? Expect it to become Nicolas Party’s newest exhibit! The internationally renowned Swiss artist’s Draw the Curtain will wrap the entirety of the temporary structure, […]
An immersive audiovisual experience, which happens to be Laurie Anderson’s largest U.S. exhibition with 10 new pieces and acclaimed previous works. From January through July 2022, Anderson will make several live performances as well. The Hishhorn is currently open Wednesday through Sunday.
A collection of 27 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Collection featuring works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Salomon van Ruysdael, Jan van Goyen, and […]
Featuring work from more than 120 photographers across the globe, this exhibition offers insight into the impact women have had on photography as we know it once women began embracing […]
Inspired by the 19th-century cyclorama of Paul Philippoteaux, the L.A.-based artist’s exhibit weaves together past and present that invites viewers to reconsider American history and its narratives.
Taking over the Hirshhorn's second floor circular inner galleries, you'll find 40 large-scale monochromatic drawings depicting a fictional story of Odutola's making. The New York-based artist uses pastel, charcoal, and […]
Byzantine seals make up this exhibit, providing a window into the social dynamics and family histories of the empire.
Intuition drives the small, delicate pen drawings of Lisa K. Rosenstein, which are just as meditative to look at as they were to create.
You've always been able to head to the Kennedy Center to hear Beethoven. Now, you have the chance to see Beethoven. This exhibit features large abstract paintings by Mo Willems, […]
Nekisha Durrett's installation meditates on the passage of time, focusing on a small swath of D.C. land.
Sculptor Trisha Kyner and painter Osvaldo Mesa are at the center of this exhibit, an ode to maniera, or mannerism, style art.
Layering and blending bold colors, Willem De Looper creates gorgeous abstract acrylic paintings that almost look like they're made out of liquid. Make an appointment to visit the gallery and […]
From Egypt to Syria to China, falcons have long been adored for their loyalty and grace. This exhibit showcases ancient art that celebrates the elegant birds.
Based in Baltimore and D.C., Edgar Reyes draws from his Mexican heritage and family history to create multimedia works that explore cultural identity, grief, and memory.
Making her Ford directorial debut, Nicole A. Watson takes another look at the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
Winter thaws, and makes way for spring. This faculty exhibit at Photoworks features a range of images that represent the changing of the seasons.
American painter Mary Pinchot Meyer and her relationship with President John F. Kennedy are the inspiration for this play, which weaves through some of the most game-changing moments in American […]
In Things Imagined, Baltimore artist Safiyah Cheatam uses the halo as a motif through which she illuminates and reflects the experiences of Black and Muslim people.
Glowing orbs make up this Dragon Ball-inspired exhibit by Monsieur Zohore, an Ivorian-American artist based in New York and Baltimore.
Relief sculptures—works in which sculpted elements emerge from a flat background—have been made for ages. This exhibit showcases contemporary additions to the tradition, featuring 37 works by local artists, ranging […]
It's writing that helped Shaka Senghor endure 19 years in prison. It's also what earned him a spot on the New York Times Best-Seller list for his memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison. Senghor will be joining the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Mahogany Books for a conversation about […]