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Lasting Impressions

Dumbarton Oaks 1703 32nd St. NW, Washington, DC

Byzantine seals make up this exhibit, providing a window into the social dynamics and family histories of the empire.

Free

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW

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.

Free

Paper Light

American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Darkroom experiments become mesmerizing, abstract images in these photos by Claudia Smigrod.

Free

Fields and Formations

American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

This exhibit spotlights women and non-binary multimedia artists from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Free

Two Places on Earth

American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Portraits of multinational UN peacekeepers in Cyprus are juxtaposed with portraits of multinational prisoners in Peru in this photography collection, which aims to challenge our conceptions of cultural differences and belonging.

Free

Nollywood Portraits

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Ave. SW

The elegant stars of Nollywood—Nigeria’s $3 billion film industry—are the subjects of Iké Udé's Nollywood Portraits. Udé juxtaposes his subjects against colorful backgrounds and dark shadows, making for mesmerizing, surreal photos.

Free

The Luxury of Clay

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 4155 Linnean Ave. NW

Marjorie Merriweather Post, who owned the Hillwood Estate, was an avid art collector. Her affinity for porcelain inspired this exhibit, which traces the development of porcelain art from its Chinese origins to its modern renditions.

$18

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

Pablo Picasso's Blue Period stands out in contrast against his later work, which became much livelier and more abstract. This groundbreaking exhibition tracks how the artist developed this distinct style, and what it said about his views on Spanish society.

$10 – $16

Lookout: MISS CHELOVE

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave. NW

While the National Museum of Women in the Arts undergoes a renovation, they're taking their programming elsewhere. Reseeded by MISS CHELOVE is a four-story mural printed on mesh fabric—the first in a series of three.

Free

Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue

National Portrait Gallery 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

On the 50th anniversary of the infamous break-in of Democratic National Committee offices at D.C.'s Watergate Complex, this exhibit takes a lot at how Watergate and its fallout has been depicted in the media and by artists over the years.

Free

Shear Madness

Kennedy Center 2700 F St. NW

A hair salon sets the scene for this wild and hilarious whodunit. Set in modern-day Georgetown, Shear Madness invites its audience to try and figure out who the killer is.

$58

Baseball: America’s Home Run

Smithsonian National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, DC

America’s national pastime is the star of this exhibit, which showcases how baseball has been depicted in stamps and other memorabilia throughout history.

Free