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Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

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

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

Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge

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

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

Mary, Mary: Contemporary Artists & Poets Consider Mary

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 1132 N. Ivanhoe St., Arlington, VA

An in-person showcases of local artists (and online showcase from artists across the country) that re-envisions the Mother Mary as she might be today. Artists include Manal Deeb, Margaret Adams […]

Free

Illustrating Spain in the US

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St. NW, Washington, DC

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 […]

Free

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory

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

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

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

Desire—Animations by Evie Metz & Nick Daly

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

A collection of short stop-frame films by Evie Metz and Nick Daly that ask the viewer to look inward. The collection demands you dig beneath the surface, face discomfort, and […]

Free

Urban Forestry

Multiple Exposures Gallery 105 North Union St. #312, Alexandria, VA

This solo show by Sarah Hood Salomon explores the challenges urban trees face. Using traditional printing methods and conceptual photographic sculptures, Salomon says: "Urban Forestry explores the complex coexistence of humans and the natural environment, and examines the adaptations that nature is forced to make." An artist reception will be held on Dec. 5, from […]

Free

Virtual Conversation With Preston Singletary

National Museum of the American Indian 4th street & Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC

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 […]

Free

Lasting Impressions: People, Power, Piety

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

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.

Free
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2021 Fall Salon

Target Gallery 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA

Target Gallery hosts an affordable art sale with 70 original pieces by local artists—all priced at or below $1,000. Artists receive 70 percent of the proceeds, the rest helps support the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Target Gallery. The exhibit runs through Dec. 12.

Free
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The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

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

Nothing says winter wonderland like ice skating at the National Gallery! Skating lessons are available for all ages and abilities too. The rink is open through March 6.