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Seeing Climate Change

American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Curated by Mary D. Garrard and Norma Broude, Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change is a solo show with the artist addressing the ever-more pressing issue. Burko, a painter, photographer, and climate […]

Free

Into the Light

American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Using geometric designs and spiritual ideas, artist Anil Revri attempts to bridge East and West—where he’s from and where he lives. Curated by Eleanor Heartney, whose essay on Revri’s work […]

Free

David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington

Featuring more than 50 of Driskell’s paintings, collages, prints, and drawings, this is the first exhibit to comprehensively explore his work as a radical artist, educator, and art historian as […]

$16

Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington

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 […]

Free

Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington

The Phillips Collection presents a special exhibit, featuring more than 150 pieces of Thomas' art, to capture the groundbreaking artist's career. Deemed a "major retrospective," the gallery's third floor traces […]

Free – $16

A Strange Loop

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 641 D St. NW

Talk about meta a play about Usher, a Black queer writer, who hates his job and is writng a musical, which happens to be about a Black queer writer who […]

$1 – $74

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Olney Theatre Center 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney

A punk rock musical about Hedwig, her journey from Germany, a botched surgery, and her dreams of becoming a rock star.

$74 – $79
Ongoing

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW

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 […]

Free

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Ave. SW

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 […]

Free

Crane Dancers

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 […]

Free

Aïllment (Isolation)

DC Arts Center 2438 18th St. NW

The pandemic triggered feelings of isolation and claustrophobia for artist Elizabeth Ashe who channeled her energy into art, depicting mountains, and empty sky.

Free

Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington

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, […]

Free

Laurie Anderson: The Weather

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington

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 […]

Free

Clouds, Ice, and Bounty

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington

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 […]

Free.

Jonna McKone

VisArts 155 Gibbs St., Rockville

A showcase of the Baltimore-based filmmaker, photographer, and journalist's visual art that employs natural elements and historical research and explores ideas of body, land, and buildings as memory vessels.

Free

Noah Breuer

VisArts 155 Gibbs St., Rockville

As a creator, Breuer starts projects with researching and collecting before reimagining the materials and information acquired.

Free

Sughra Hussainy

VisArts 155 Gibbs St., Rockville

Specializing in the Afghan art of miniature paintings, Hussainy addresses and condemns stereotypes of Afghanistan, women, and Islam, while also expressing her love for her country of birth.

Free

The New Woman Behind the Camera

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington

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 […]

Free.

KEEP A-KNOCKIN’

VisArts 155 Gibbs St., Rockville

This group show explores America’s rebellious roots spanning pop culture to politics.

Free

Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington

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.

Free

Along for the Ride

An artistic ode to the many modes of transportation.

Free

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington

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 […]

Free

Cinderella

Synetic Theater 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington

Part of Synetic's family programming, this movement-based adaptation of the classic tale follows the titular character's attempt to get to the ball and woo the prince.

$15 – $60

Songs for a New World

A play promising to take audiences on a journey of discovery from 1492 to modern day Manhattan, while exploring the milestones that make life worth living.

$15 – $40

Man Covets Bird

Spooky Action Theater 1810 16th St. NW, Washington

A boy turns into a man overnight and no one recognizes him. He befriends the flightless bird he finds outside his window, similarly adrift—and together they head to the city.

$30 – $40

Flight

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 […]

Tootsie

National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington

In this well-loved classic, Michael Dorsey is a perfectionist actor trying to make it in New York; after bombing another audition Michael decides to try his luck as an actress […]

Josh Johnson

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington

Daily Show writer, musician, comedian, and artist Josh Johnson has been called a "rising star” (NY Times), and a "comedian you should and will know" (Vulture). Catching is refreshing and hilarious […]

$25