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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

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

Between the Sky and the Earth: Contemporary Art from the UAE

MEI Art Gallery 1763 N St. NW, Washington, DC

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 […]

WOW!

Ch/Art 5500 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

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 Goodman, Ronni Jolles, Trinka Roeckelein, and Xiaowei Song.

Flight

Studio Theatre 1501 14th St. NW

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 […]

$20 – $52

New Ideas

Gallery Underground 2120 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA

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.  

Free

There, There

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.

Free – $8

Intimate Iconography

DC Arts Center 2438 18th St. NW

Intuition drives the small, delicate pen drawings of Lisa K. Rosenstein, which are just as meditative to look at as they were to create.

Free

Anna U Davis: Reality Check

Hillyer Art Space 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, Washington, DC

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 regards to pressing global issues. Davis is a native of Sweden and moved to D.C. in the 1990s.

Free

Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted

Kennedy Center 2700 F St. NW

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, […]

Free