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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

Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection

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

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, […]

Free

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

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

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 […]

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 nuances of the Korean diaspora.

Free

Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain

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, DC

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.

Free

The Eudora Welty Lecture: Ann Patchett

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 […]

$15

Clouds, Ice, and Bounty

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

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.

Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya

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

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

The New Woman Behind the Camera

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

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.

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

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