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2016_AL_BhamMA_USA112AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- American Art
2016_AL_BhamMA_Europe171AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- European
2016_AL_BhamMA113AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Everything Else
2016_AL_BhamMA_Large_Dance10AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Large Dance of Death
2016_AL_BhamMA_Wedgwood38AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Wedgwood
2009_DC_SISG_KirbySG46Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Event: Michael Kirby's "Falnama" chalk art
Photographs over four days:
(Day 1) He starts with outlines.
(Day 2) He paints a base using paint mixed with sugar.
(Day 3) He's mostly done with it at this point. (I got there after he'd gone back to Baltimore for the day so he's not in these pictures.)
(Day 4) All done! He covers it with a...
2017_AZ_Heard94AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum
2017_AZ_Heard_Vet20AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- American Indian Veterans National Memorial
American Indian Veterans National Memorial
Service and sacrifice spanning more than three centuries are honored in the first and only known national memorial to American Indian veterans of many conflicts. The Memorial, located outside the Collector’s Room of the Heard Museum Shop, consists of several...
2017_AZ_Heard_Harvey58AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- Exhibit: Fred Harvey
Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest
Through December 31, 2017

Deepen your knowledge of the Grand Canyon by making this exhibit your first stop on the way!
The Santa Fe Railway and its concessionaire, the Fred Harvey Company, were masters at creating a vision of...
2017_AZ_Heard_School68AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- Exhibit: Remembering Our Indian School Days
Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience
The groundbreaking exhibition Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience draws on first-person recollections, memorabilia and the writings and art of four generations of Indian school alumni to examine the...
2017_AZ_PAM18AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum
2017_AZ_PAM_Asian51AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Asian Gallery
2017_AZ_PAM_Europe74AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Europe and Baroque
2017_AZ_PAM_Border32AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Border Crossings: Western American and Latin American Art
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest
May 27, 2017 - May 25, 2018
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest represents a cultural conversation between Mexico and the United States. Paul Pletka’s triptych introduces this installation, a monumental work inspired by Mexico’s...
2017_AZ_PAM_Sport18AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Good Sport
Good Sport
March 17, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Good Sport pays homage to the celebrated rites and rituals of athletic pursuits and their depiction in works of art throughout the ages. The exhibition draws upon works from the Museum’s collection, highlighting treasures by artists such as Alexander...
2017_AZ_PAM_Schorr67AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Selections from Schorr Collection
Selections from the Schorr Collection
April 26, 2017 - April 25, 2018
David and Hannah Lewis have spent four decades carefully and painstakingly amassing one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings in the world, and one of the largest private collections in the...
2017_AZ_PAM_Sikh20AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
April 15, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Organized thematically, Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage explores key aspects of Sikh religion and history. The exhibition features a broad swath of objects from The Khanuja Family Collection. Portraits of the gurus,...
2017_AZ_PAM_Modern90AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Modern and Contemporary Art
2017_AZ_PAM_Curtis34AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
April 29, 2017 - May 20, 2018
Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism explores the story of one of Arizona’s most historically-significant artists from a fresh point of view, placing the beloved painter’s works within the context...
2017_AZ_PAM_Throne33AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Throne Miniature Rooms
2011_CA_MCASD_La_Jolla27CA -- La Jolla -- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) La Jolla
2014_CA_Laguna_Art_Museum43CA -- Laguna Beach -- Laguna Art Museum
2014_CA_Getty_Center2CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center
Another view from the road. I still haven't actually visited the place but some day!
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Bldg22CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Bldg
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Garden31CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Garden
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Manu35CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Manuscripts (Touching the Past)
Touching the Past:
The Hand and the Medieval Book:
July 7–September 27, 2015
In the Middle Ages, the hand (manus in Latin) had special status. It was considered the servant of the body and the primary organ of touch. Fingers had exceptional powers of expression and were even said to speak....
2015_CA_Getty_Center_OSculp20CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Outside Sculpture
2015_CA_Getty_Center_PaintR93CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Painting (Religious)
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Paint259CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Paintings
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Rooms161CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Rooms
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Sculp99CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Sculpture
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Vw8CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Views from...
2014_CA_Getty_Villa1161CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- 1st Floor
2014_CA_Getty_Villa2229CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- 2nd Floor
2014_CA_Getty_Villa3101CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- Building
2013_CA_Oakland_MoC_Art91CA -- Oakland -- Oakland Museum of California -- Art
2013_CA_Oakland_MoC_History116CA -- Oakland -- Oakland Museum of California -- History
2014_CA_Crocker25CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum
2018_CA_Crocker_Gifts20CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: Nature's Gifts: Early California Paintings from the Wendy Willrich Collection
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings from the Wendy Willrich Collection
April 22, 2018 — December 31, 2018
Bay Area art collector Wendy Willrich recently decided that the Crocker Art Museum should become the ultimate home for her collection of 41 early California paintings. The gift is...
2018_CA_Crocker_Carrillo63CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo
Testament of the Spirit
Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo
June 24, 2018 — October 07, 2018
Eduardo Carrillo’s artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his...
2014_CA_Crocker_Crockers19CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Crockers and Their Era
2018_CA_Crocker_Crockers32CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Crockers and Their Era
2018_CA_Crocker_Cycle8CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Cycle by Cyrus Tilton
The Cycle
by Cyrus Tilton
March 25, 2018 — July 15, 2018
Cyrus Tilton (1977–2017) grew up in a remote river valley northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, where vast expanses of open wilderness were always close at hand. After moving to the urban environment of Oakland, California, at age twenty-one, he grew...
2014_CA_Crocker_Modern136CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Modern Section
2018_CA_Crocker_Modern148CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Modern Section
2014_CA_Crocker_Orig139CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Original Section
2018_CA_Crocker_Orig71CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Original Section
2011_CA_Mingei11CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum
2018_CA_Mingei3CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum
2019_07_16B4_Mingei1CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum (Partially reviewed)
2018_CA_Mingei_Israel36CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Israel: 70 Years of Craft & Design
Israel: 70 Years of Craft & Design
Apr 21, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
In recognition and celebration of the 70-year anniversary of the founding of Israel, Mingei International Museum and Balboa Park’s House of Israel will collaborate on a retrospective exhibition highlighting the nation’s diverse and lively...
2011_CA_Mingei_Neko28CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Maneki Neko
Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cats - From Talisman to Pop Icon
Mar 03, 2011 - Jan 05, 2012
This exhibition includes selections from a collection of 155 cats given to the Museum by collector Billie Moffitt. Made in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, each cat is unique. Most are made of clay, but...
2018_CA_Mingei_Student10CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Student Craft: Form and Function
Student Craft: Form and Function
May 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
STUDENT CRAFT is a biennial, juried exhibition of craft work created by San Diego high school students during the 2017-2018 school year.
STUDENT CRAFT – Form and Function echoes the Museum’s mission by focusing on beautiful objects made...
2018_CA_Mingei_Voluminous37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Voluminous Art
Voluminous Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
Mar 10, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
This spring, Mingei International Museum will shine a spotlight on the lesser-known libraries of UC San Diego, San Diego State University and University of San Diego.
VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San...
2018_CA_Mingei_Hawkins53CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: William L. Hawkins
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
Jun 09, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
This traveling exhibition will present over 60 of Hawkins's exuberant paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Mingei International Museum presents WILLIAM L. HAWKINS – An Imaginative Geography, organized by the Figge Art Museum in...
2006_CA_SDMA20CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art
2017_CA_SDMA37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art
2006_CA_SDMA_American25CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: American Art
2017_CA_SDMA_American47CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: American Art
American Art
These galleries display a selection from the more than four thousand works of American art in the Museum’s collection.
Most American art movements are featured with paintings by major artists ranging from Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, and Georgia O’Keeffe,...
2006_CA_SDMA_Devotion20CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of Devotion
2017_CA_SDMA_Devotion41CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of Devotion
Art of Devotion
European Art: Devotion (1300 – 1800)
From the Early Medieval era to the Renaissance and Baroque eras, a large part of artistic production in Europe was in the service of the Roman Catholic Church. Religious institutions commissioned artists and architects to build and decorate places...
2006_CA_SDMA_20th7CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the 20th Century
2017_CA_SDMA_20th37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the 20th Century
Art of the 20th Century
The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed a schism in the arts as painters and sculptors in Europe and the Americas began to break with academic traditions.
Rallying under the banner of expressive freedom and an independence from established institutions, these...
2006_CA_SDMA_Portrait10CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the Portrait
2017_CA_SDMA_Portrait18CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the Portrait
Art of the Portrait (1500 – 1850)
The development of the European portrait is traced in this gallery from Giorgione’s exquisite and revolutionary portrait of 1506 to Goya’s thoroughly modern Duque de la Roca of 1795. During the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe, artists and patrons began to...
2006_CA_SDMA_SAsia18CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Arts of South and Southeast Asia
2017_CA_SDMA_SAsia36CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Arts of South and Southeast Asia
Arts of South and Southeast Asia
Arts of South and Southeast Asia ranges in date from the first to the nineteenth century AD.
The earliest works are mostly religious, relating to the ritual practices of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Although each religion has a distinct set of gods and divinities,...
2006_CA_SDMA_Backs4CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Backs
2006_CA_SDMA_Genre9CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Genre and Myth
2017_CA_SDMA_Genre38CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Genre and Myth
Genre and Myth (1550 – 1850)
This gallery highlights secular works of art, from “genre” paintings featuring scenes of daily life—including landscape, still life, and interiors—to historical subjects such as mythology and classical antiquity. While not religious in nature, many of these works have...
2017_CA_SDMA_Expressionism8CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: German Expressionism
German Expressionism
In 2011, the Museum received an extraordinary gift from the Estate of Vance E. Kondon and Liesbeth Giesberger: 48 exceptional works by the leaders of the German and Austrian avant-garde in the first half of the 20th century, including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt and Egon...
2017_CA_SDMA_MJapan22CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Modern Japan
Modern Japan
Through August 13, 2017
Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond
Combining modernity, scenic tranquility, and Japanese romantic fantasy, Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works...
2017_CA_SDMA_Southwest6CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Picturing the Southwest
Picturing the Southwest
Through August 20, 2017
The natural beauty and temperate climate of the American Southwest have attracted artists since the nineteenth century.
Like the East Coast artists of the Hudson River School (whose work is featured in the American Art galleries), landscape painters in...
2017_CA_SDMA_Monet11CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Reflections on Monet
Reflections on Monet
Through January 21, 2018
Visitors to The San Diego Museum of Art will have the special opportunity to experience the beauty and power of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting Le Bassin de Nympheas. During the last two decades of his life,...
2017_CA_SDMA_Deacon42CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Richard Deacon
Richard Deacon
Through September 4, 2017
What You See Is What You Get
Due to popular demand, the British artist’s first major American museum survey has been extended through Labor Day, September 4.
Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the renowned British artist’s first major museum...
2009_CA_SD_Timken1CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Timken Museum of Art
2019_07_16B3_SD_Timken123CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Timken Museum of Art (Partially reviewed)
2017_CA_SDCC_Rabbitville44CA -- San Diego -- Rabbitville Hop-Up Gallery
2011_CA_AAMSF_Bldg32CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Building
2011_CA_AAMSF_China153CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- China Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Him36CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Himilayas Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Japan106CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Japan Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Korea20CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Korea Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Persia6CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Persia Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_SAsia102CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- South Asia Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_SEAsia55CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Southeast Asia Collection
2011_CA_LegionO223CA -- San Francisco -- California Palace of the Legion of Honor -- Other
2011_CA_LegionP262CA -- San Francisco -- California Palace of the Legion of Honor -- Paintings
2011_CA_DeYoung21CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum
The performers and art workshop were part of a series called "Friday Nights at the de Young".
2011_CA_DeYoung_Africa45CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Africa
2011_CA_DeYoung_Contemp82CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Contemporary
2011_CA_DeYoung_Meso86CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Mesoamerica
2011_CA_DeYoung_Guinea48CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- New Guinea/Oceania
2011_CA_DeYoung_US294CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- US
2011_CA_DeYoung_Vw31CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Views from the Observation Deck
I didn't realize there was an observation deck until about an hour before the museum closed. It was probably the highlight of the visit.
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum168CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Cases47CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Cases
There are four cases display cases in the center of the second floor gallery which probably don't change much. They are (1) Early Years, (2) Getting Started, (3) Sporting Times, and (4) military.
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Frank37CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: 50 Years of Franklin
50 Years of Franklin
January 13 through August 5, 2018
Upstairs Changing Gallery
Shortly after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Angeles schoolteacher Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz about integrating the world of Peanuts. She believed that the popular comic strip...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Favs86CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: My Favorite Peanuts
My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends
March 17, 2017 to September 16, 2018
Downstairs Changing Gallery
All Peanuts fans have a favorite character, storyline, or drawing. In this exhibition of original comic strips, photographs, and memories shared, Charles Schulz’s wife, Jean, their...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Sally106CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: The World According to Sally
The World According to Sally
May 23 through December 3, 2018
Strip Rotation Gallery
Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s little sister, has a sweet innocent side, but also a more cynical view of life than most of the other characters in the Peanuts Gang. A favorite phrase of hers is, “Who cares?” and the...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Infl20CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Influences
2018_CA_Schulz_Gallery84CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Snoopy's Gallery and Gift Shop
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Stud30CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Sparky's Studio
Schulz’s Re-created Studio
Charles Schulz’s studio was the center of his working life; a refuge, a place where he often talked with friends and fellow cartoonists … and the place where he created Peanuts.
This permanent installation, on the second floor of the Museum, is a re-creation of Schulz’s...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Time74CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Timeline
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Wrap14CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Wrapped Snoopy House
Wrapped Snoopy House
An admirer of the extraordinary environmental artworks by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Schulz paid tribute to the artists in a November 30, 1978 Peanuts comic strip.
Twenty-five years later, Christo returned the compliment by creating Wrapped Snoopy House, a life-sized doghouse...
2018_CA_Schulz_Hockey26CA -- Santa Rosa -- Snoopy's Home Ice
2006_CO_Denver_Art7CO -- Denver Art Museum
2018_DC_SIAM_Right140DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: A Right to the City
A Right to the City
April 21, 2018 – April 20, 2020
How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, DC, today is home to a rapidly growing population, rising rents and home prices, major...
2018_DC_SIAM_River11DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Capturing the Anacostia River
Capturing the Anacostia River
To mark the Year of the Anacostia—an effort to celebrate the rich history of the Anacostia River and progress toward its cleanup and sustainable health—the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum opens the photographic exhibition, “Capturing the Anacostia River,” that...
2007_DC_SIAM_East_River35DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: East of the River: Continuity and Change
East of the River: Continuity and Change
September 15, 2007 – November 9, 2008
To celebrate the museum's 40th anniversary, this exhibition documents the development of community life of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River beginning with the original inhabitation by Native Americans up to the...
2017_DC_SIAM_Gateways95DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Gateways/Portales
Gateways/Portales
December 5, 2016 – August 6, 2017
Gateway: any entrance or passage that may be opened and closed.
What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public...
2015_DC_SIAM_CWChanged177DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: How the Civil War Changed Washington
How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015
This exhibition examines the social and spatial impact of the Civil War on Washington, DC and the resulting dramatic changes in social mores, and in the size and ethnic composition of the city’s population. The population of the...
2018_DC_SIAM_Key8DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Key to the Community
2018_DC_SIAM_ACM5034DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Your Community, Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967-2017
Your Community, Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967-2017
September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2019
For fifty years, the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) has pushed the boundaries of what “museum” means. Conversations with neighbors have shaped exhibitions and...
2004_DC_SIAM4DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2007_DC_SIAM7DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_SIAM11DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2010_DC_OAS_Argentina37DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibits: Argentina in Focus and Emilia Gutierrez
Argentina in Focus: Visualizing the Concept-Cristian Segura/Sergio Vega
September 15-November 21, 2010

Emilia Gutierrez: Drawings and Paintings
September 15-November 14, 2010

...
2011_DC_OAS_Light_Place32DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibits: Traveling Light and Common Place
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CHILE:
2 Exhibitions, 7 Artists
Traveling Light Photo Gallery | Common Place Photo Gallery
September 15 - January 22, 2012

TRAVELING LIGHT - Ground Floor
Curated by Laura Roulet
Traveling Light, Five Artists from Chile, is an exhibition featuring five contemporary Chilean...
2010_DC_OAS_50Years55DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: 50 Years, 50 Works
50 Years, 50 Works, 100th Anniversary
February 16-March 31, 2010

This exhibit was organized by the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS). It was first shown in 2009 in Medellín,...
2019_DC_OAS_Cintas7DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program
A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program: a Selection of Works from the CINTAS Foundation and the Art Museum of the Americas Collections
March 14-June 9, 2019
Exhibiting Artists:
Carlos Alfonzo
Waldo Balart
Mario Bencomo
Cundo Bermúdez
Jose Ygnacio Bermúdez
Mario Carreño
Consuelo Castañeda...
2017_DC_OAS_AOTA56DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Art of the Americas
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States
On view August 17, 2017-October 28, 2018
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States is a rigorous and comprehensive look at the...
2018_DC_OAS_AOTA73DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Art of the Americas
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States
On view August 17, 2017-October 28, 2018
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas announces the second in a series of exhibitions accompanying Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of...
2016_DC_OAS_Belize3512DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Belize 35
Belize 35
35-Year Independence Anniversary Exhibit
On view February 11-March 13, 2016

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents an exhibition with artist Santiago Cal and photo journalist Karl Villanueva to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Belize’s independence using an approach that is...
2009_DC_OAS_Bilateral53DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Bilateral Engagement
Biltareral Engagement:
October 16, 2009 - January 15, 2010
A collaborative sculpture exhibition between the Washington Sculptors Group and the Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States
Washington, DC: The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States...
2006_DC_OAS_Breaking21DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Breaking Borders
Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras
December 1, 2006-January 21, 2007
Washington D.C.: The Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the OAS announce the opening of Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras, an exhibition of photography and digital art by the Salvadoran...
2012_DC_OAS_Constellations51DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Constellations
CONSTELLATIONS -- Constructivism, Internationalism, and the Inter-American Avant-Garde
An exhibit of the permanent collection. Curated by Abigail McEwen.
June 21 - September 23, 2012

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas, Constellations surveys the dynamic,...
2011_DC_OAS_Corridor29DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Corridor
Corridor
On view March 24 - June 26, 2011

AMA / Art Museum of the Americas announces the opening of Corridor, an unusual exhibition showcasing the work of twelve established artists, six from Baltimore and six from Washington, D.C., a show that flips the conventional artist-curator relationship on...
2008_DC_OAS_Facets23DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Facets
F A C E T S
on view through August 22, 2008
Facets features some of the significant works by Latin American and Caribbean artists which the OAS has acquired since 1949. The more than fifty works exhibited convey in a synthesized fashion a sense of the breadth and strengths of the museum's holdings....
2018_DC_OAS_Szyszlo17DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory
Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS announce Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory, an exhibition of work by the Peruvian master. This exhibition features works by Szyszlo from the AMA’s permanent collection, and archival papers...
2013_DC_OAS_Fusion31DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Fusion
FUSION : Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas through AMA’s Collection
On View: June 13, 2013 - Spring 2014
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Through AMA’s permanent collection, one of the most vital sources of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in the United States, this exhibition...
2006_DC_OAS_Geometry10DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Geometry and Gesture
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection
March- July 2006
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection is part of a continuing series of exhibits over the past year that have explored different facets of the OAS permanent collection. The current exhibit looks at the collection through the prism of...
2015_DC_OAS_Hidden16DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Hidden Identities
Hidden Identities: Paintings and Drawings by Jorge Tacla
On view October 22, 2015- January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Curated by María José Bunster Baeza (Museo de la Memoria)
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in partnership with the Embassy of Chile in Washington, the Permanent Mission of...
2010_DC_OAS_House22DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: House of the Americas Turns 100
2017_DC_OAS_Landscapes7DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Human Landscapes
Human Landscapes
September 28 - November 26, 2017Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the OAS and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, present Human Landscapes,...
2016_DC_OAS_Eye32DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: José Gómez Sicre’s Eye: Works from AMA’s Collection
José Gómez Sicre’s Eye: Works from AMA’s Collection at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
August 18, 2016-August 6, 2017
A half-century ago, Cuban-born curator José Gómez-Sicre took the reins of the OAS’s art program, thrusting himself head-on into the rapidly expanding Latin American art world,...
2014_DC_OAS_Modern39DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic
Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection
On view October 16, 2014- February 1, 2015
Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection is an initiative of the Cultural Heritage Foundation of the...
2010_DC_OAS_Mujeres26DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Mujeres en su Tinta
OAS Inaugurates Cartoon Exhibit “Mujeres en su Tinta”

The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Museum of Art of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the hemispheric organization today inaugurated the exhibit, “Mujeres en su...
2012_DC_OAS_NY22DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: New York: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York
ÑEW YORK: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York
Curated by Paco Cano, Eva Mendoza Chandas and Jodie Dinapoli
February 16 - May 20, 2012

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Ñew York, featuring works by young, outstanding Latin American and Spanish artists residing in New York City commemorates a long lost...
2013_DC_OAS_Common26DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: On Common Ground
On Common Ground: Dominican Republic and Haiti
On View: February 13 - May 26, 2013
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), in conjunction with the Embassies of the Dominican Republic and Haiti in Washington, D.C., is proud to present On Common Ground: Dominican...
2008_DC_OAS_Niemeyer21DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Oscar Niemeyer
Celebrating his 100th Birthday with Major Exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas
Oscar Niemeyer
September 10 - October 26, 2008

Regarded as one of the major contributors to the development of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer has produced roughly 700 public works in his homeland of Brazil and...
2019_DC_OAS_Pink33DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes
PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes
Carolina Mayorga
“There is no transnational truth to color perception... It is society that 'makes' color, defines it and gives its meaning." -Michel Pastoureau
The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas proudly presents PINK...
2019_06_27C1_OAS_Soriano60DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Rafael Soriano: Cabezaz (Heads)
Rafael Soriano: Cabezaz (Heads)
On View: June 20-September 29, 2019
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents Rafael Soriano: Cabezas (Heads), a traveling exhibition of work by the Cuban-born painter, organized by The William Paterson University Galleries, organized and curated by Alejandro... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_OAS_Salmona36DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces
Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces
July 23 to September 30, 2009
The Art Museum of the Americas announces the opening of Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces, the first U.S.exhibition devoted entirely to the work of celebrated Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona (1929-2007)...
2019_06_14C_OAS_Roots89DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings
Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings
May 30 – September 8, 2019
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS in collaboration with Museo Taller de Casapueblo present Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings, a retrospective... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_OAS_Space24DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Space, Unlimited
"Space, Unlimited" includes the work of seven contemporary artists who challenge the boundaries of physical, perceptual or psychological space. Through a variety of mediums, from painting and photography to assemblage and video, these artists defy expectations that may be traditionally imposed over the...
2005_DC_OAS_Still_Life20DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Still Life Perspectives
Still Life Perspectives from the Collection
September 15-December 18, 2005
Still Life Perspectives is the third in a series of exhibits drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Several years ago the museum loaned three paintings from its collection to an exhibit entitled Latin American Still...
2015_DC_OAS_Streams24DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Streams of Being
Streams of Being: Selections from the Art Museum of the Americas
On view October 22, 2015- January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Drawn from the permanent collection of AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Streams of Beings brings to light a multiplicity of ideas and identities emerging within...
2016_DC_OAS_Streams9DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Streams of Being
Streams of Being:
Selections from the Art Museum of the Americas
On view October 22, 2015 - January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Drawn from the permanent collection of AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Streams of Beings brings to light a multiplicity of ideas and identities emerging within...
2009_DC_OAS_Disappeared16DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: The Disappeared
The Disappeared
November 19, 2008-January 25, 2009
The Disappeared gathers the work of thirteen visual artists plus a collaborative work by thirteen others from Latin America who over the last 30 years have made art about the disappeared and addressed universal human rights concerns in a powerful and...
2016_DC_OAS_Swindle32DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: The Great Swindle: Works by Santiago Montoya
The Great Swindle: Works by Santiago Montoya at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
October 20, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Washington, DC: The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas in collaboration with the Halcyon Gallery, London present The Great Swindle: Works by...
2018_DC_OAS_Transformers17DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Transformers
Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture by Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton
Christian Viveros-Fauné, Curator
April 19 - July 8, 2018

Washington, DC: The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with Embassy of Chile in Washington, the Permanent...
2015_DC_OAS_Waterweavers60DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Waterweavers
Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture
On view June 24 - September 27, 2015
Organized by the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York City. Curated by José Roca, with Alejandro Martín.
This presentation of Waterweavers at the OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas...
2011_DC_OAS_Wrestling58DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
On view January 21–March 10, 2011
 
The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) announces the opening of Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, an exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries. Featuring work by artists from the...
2016_DC_OAS_ArtXiomas86DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: (Art)Xiomas - CUBAAHORA: The Next Generation
(Art)Xiomas - CUBAAHORA: The Next Generation
A Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibition at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
Washington, D.C. June 9 - August 7, 2016
On June 9, 2016 AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS will present (Art)xiomas, a contemporary Cuban art exhibit organized with...
2005_DC_OAS_Museum4DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Museum Bldg Interior
2006_DC_OAS_Museum8DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Museum Bldg Interior
2011_DC_OAS_Museum2DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Museum Bldg Interior
2017_DC_OAS_Museum14DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- Museum Bldg Interior
2015_DC_SISG_Art_Gift19DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
July 25, 2015 – December 13, 2015
The beauty and diversity of Asian art are evident throughout the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Since the opening of the Freer in 1923 and the Sackler in 1987, generous gifts and funds...
2016_DC_SISG_Buddah25DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – December 2016
Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. What makes this sixth-century Chinese object exceptional are the detailed...
2017_DC_SISG_Chinamania40DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Chinamania
Chinamania
July 9, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Chinamania, the craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics, swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Contemporary artist Walter McConnell, inspired by his travels in China and the kilns as Jindgzhen, interrogates this phenomenon...
2017_DC_SISG_Felines111DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Cats’ personalities have made them internet stars today. In ancient Egypt, cats were associated with divinities, as revealed in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Cat coffins and representations of the cat-headed goddess...
2019_04_10C1_SISG_Empresses398DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
March 30, 2019 – June 23, 2019
The lives of the Qing dynasty empresses offer a compelling tale of opulence and influence as told in this first-ever, in-depth exhibition of the subject. From their royal portraits and costumes they wore to Buddhist art... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SISG_Encountering116DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
October 14, 2017 – November 29, 2020
Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, linger at a Sri Lankan stupa, travel with an eighth-century Korean monk and discover remarkable objects in Encountering the Buddha. The exhibition draws upon the...
2017_DC_SISG_Feast54DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Feast Your Eyes
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
October 14, 2017 – Indefinitely
Originally open in 2012, in celebration of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's 25th anniversary, a selection from the Freer and Sackler's extraordinary collection of luxury metalwork from ancient Iran—an area extending...
2017_DC_SISG_Elephant26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
The Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
April 15, 2017 – TBA
Water-pouring elephants; lime pots shaped like birds, rabbits, and lions; bottles with human faces and hands folded in reverence: these vessels feature in the ceramic traditions of the Angkor kingdom (802–1431). The Glazed...
2016_DC_SISG_Heart53DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
February 13, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Located in the dasht-i murghab, or “plain of the water bird,” in southwestern Iran, Pasargadae was the first capital of the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire (circa 540 BCE) and the last resting place of Cyrus the...
2015_DC_SISG_Lucre69DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – November 29, 2016
Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room—an icon of American art—as a decadent ruin collapsing under the weight of its own creative...
2015_DC_SISG_Shiota6DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015
Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist. Shiota studied at Kyoto Seike...
2015_DC_SISG_Baladi13DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Lara Baladi
Perspectives: Lara Baladi
August 29, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum...
2017_DC_SISG_Perspectives7DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Michael Joo
Perspectives: Michael Joo
July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2017
Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation specifically for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space...
2017_DC_SISG_Resound26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Resound: Bells of Ancient China
Resound: Bells of Ancient China
October 14, 2017 – TBD
Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells of...
2017_DC_SISG_Gupta14DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Terminal: Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta
October 14, 2017 – June 24, 2018
Internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta transforms familiar household objects, such as stainless steel and brass vessels often found in India, into wondrous structures. The Freer|Sackler features the artist’s monumental installation Terminal....
2017_DC_SISG_Quran46DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Art of the Qur'an
The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017
In recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans, the Freer|Sackler is hosting a landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States. Almost seventy of...
2016_DC_SISG_Lost_Symphony39DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
January 16, 2016 – May 30, 2016
Three Girls would have been a seminal work in the stylistic development of American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)—if he had completed it. He intended to hang the large painting opposite his Princess from...
2018_DC_SISG_Prince32DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
February 24, 2018 – August 5, 2018
In our age of social media and selfies, it may be difficult to grasp the importance of painted portraits and studio photographs in nineteenth-century Iran. During this time, known as the Qajar era, rulers such...
2018_DC_SISG_Dye_For23DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
March 24, 2018 – July 29, 2018
With their brilliant designs, ikats are among the most distinct fabrics produced in Central Asia. The name, derived from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” refers to the distinct technique of making these textiles: bundles of threads are...
2015_DC_SISG_Travellers65DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015
Travel shapes how we see the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more...
2008_DC_SISG_Monkeys2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2017_DC_SISG_Monkeys48DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2004_DC_SISG28DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2005_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SISG29DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2015_DC_SISG2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SISG5DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2019_DC_SISG5DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2002_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2003_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2004_DC_Corcoran4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2005_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2006_DC_Corcoran14DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2007_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2008_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
I never noticed the wires holding the griffins in place before.
2009_DC_Corcoran9DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2017_DC_Corcoran14DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2006_DC_Corcoran_Amer2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Amer122DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Amer53DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Amer127DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Amer5DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Paley100DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
June 28, 2014 to September 28, 2014

American Metal presents a retrospective survey of the art of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. It covers all aspects of his nearly 50-year career, starting with his work as a jeweler and...
2010_DC_Corcoran_Cont2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Cont17DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Cont39DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Cont4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Eur23DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Eur59DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Eur34DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Eur33DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Eur37DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Glass3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Glasswork
2014_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaeous
The Corcoran gallery space is scheduled to close on October 1. It's being acquired by the National Gallery of Art, with its collection being split up. I wanted to see it before it closed.
2010_DC_Corcoran38DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2013_DC_Corcoran4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2006_DC_Corcoran_Salon12DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2010_DC_Corcoran_Salon24DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2013_DC_Corcoran_Salon6DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2019_DC_Corc_VDay_19021411DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: Valentine's Day
Looking for a free snack or a place to make a personalized card for your loved one? We've got you covered! This Valentine's Day (February 14), join the Corcoran for a celebration in the Flagg Atrium from 10 a.m. to noon, complete with coffee, donuts, Valentine's cookies and games! At this event, you'll...
2018_DC_Corc_SpikedC_181003127DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: “Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Ann Telnaes
“Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Other Editorial Cartoonists
by The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design @ GW
Join us on the evening of October 3 to hear Rob Rogers and Ann Telnaes in an intimate panel talk at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design on the issues of censorship, freedom of...
2019_06_14B1_Corc_Mapplethorpe164DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition
6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition
June 14, 2019, to Oct. 6, 2019
6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_14B3_Corc_Action48DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989
A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989
June 13, 2019 to October 5, 2019
This companion exhibition to the Corcoran exhibition 6.13.89 will exhibit paintings, drawings, and prints from the GW Collection by artists who registered their protest of the volatile cancellation of the exhibition of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Corc_Good_Enough22DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Good Enough
Good Enough
February 15, 2019 to April 5, 2019
I am, I feel, not good enough to be an artist” —Anne Truitt
WASHINGTON, DC - Good enough—a declaration of defeat—a statement of proud acceptance of oneself, ones work, the value of time and the passion put towards a particular goal. Perfectionism will...
2019_DC_Corc_Have_A_Look16DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Have a Look: Selections from the GW Collection
Have a Look: Selections from the GW Collection
February 7, 2019 to Sat, March 23, 2019
Collecting since 1821, GW holds many “hidden” treasures ranging from an early painting by the famed painter Fernando Botero, to a trove of over 152 photographs by Andy Warhol. “Have a Look: Selections from the GW...
2019_06_14B2_Corc_Adams16DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Kelli Rae Adams: work / study (By The People)
Kelli Rae Adams: work / study
June 13, 2019 to October 6, 2019
With this mixed-media installation, Kelli Rae Adams calls attention to the magnitude and urgency of the student debt crisis in the U.S. Utilizing several hundred handmade ceramic bowls, a quantity of steadily accumulating coins and a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Corc_Open37DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Open: An Installation by Robin Bell
Open: An Installation by Robin Bell
February 7 - March 31, 2018
OPEN, an installation of lights and projections by artist Robin Bell, is a celebration of transparency, belonging and accessibility.
Reflecting on the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Corcoran some thirty years...
2018_DC_Corc_Spiked48DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Spiked
Spiked
July 18 - October 14, 2018
After 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired in June 2018. Prior to his dismissal, the newspaper refused to publish a series of cartoons produced over three months, starting in March 2018. We invite you to Spiked: The...
2018_DC_Corc_Truths41DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident
November 5, 2018 - December 15, 2018
The Corcoran School of the Arts of Design at the George Washington University is proud to partner with For Freedoms to present:

We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident
By Zoë Buckman and Natalie Gwen Frank

*Please be...
1997_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
1999_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2005_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2006_DC_SIPG_Bldg73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Pictures taken before July 2006 were of the outside of the building as they got it ready for its opening. They include some nighttime shots during pre-opening receptions. The building opened on July 1, 2006 so the pictures from that day forward include indoor shots.
2008_DC_SIPG_Bldg64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2009_DC_SIPG_Bldg50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the portrait gallery's recent acquisitions section which is being repainted.
2010_DC_SIPG_Bldg27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various visits:
(100128) They're setting up the Struggle for Justice exhibit.
(100131) I loved the patterns in the snow on the roof of the Kogod Courtyard.
(100213) There had been a painting bumped of its hanger in the morning which caused a crisis. After careful inspection and calls to the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Bldg21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including cracks after the earthquake.
2012_DC_SIPG_Bldg28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2013_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various things including a new Calder being installed outside the building and redoing the main store.
2014_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including snow on courtyard.
2015_DC_SIPG_Bldg41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2016_DC_SIPG_Bldg124DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the trees in the courtyard being replaced and the Jonathan Borofky sculpture installed outside the building.
2017_DC_SIPG_Bldg24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the holiday courtyard decortations at night (which remind me of the images of Melania's White House decorations) as well as a visit by Gareth Hinds, Alison Morris, and Alexis and Kristen Frederick-Frost.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bldg26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2019_06_19F5_SIPG_Bldg3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_22C5_SIPG_Bldg3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_07F1_SIPG_Bldg4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_30C3_SIPG_Bldg16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D3_SIPG_Bldg4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Bldg10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Closed signs during the Trump Shutdown.
2018_DC_SIPG_Vaquero_Move33DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
They reinstalled the statue. I was covering the Washington Ballet event during the actual move but there's during and after here.
2007_DC_SIPG_Bldg64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (incl Kogod courtyard)
The Kogod courtyard opened on 11/18/2007. Pictures here include that day as well as on 11/20/2007, the first public day where the water was running in the Kogod courtyard. This provides a shallow pool of water that people can walk across.
2006_DC_SIPG_Painting159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2007_DC_SIPG_Painting34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2008_DC_SIPG_Painting120DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2009_DC_SIPG_Painting108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2010_DC_SIPG_Painting13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2011_DC_SIPG_Painting78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2012_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2013_DC_SIPG_Painting146DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2014_DC_SIPG_Painting89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2016_DC_SIPG_Painting11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2017_DC_SIPG_Painting4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2019_04_24D2_SIPG_Painting82DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D5_SIPG_Painting14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_SIPG_Portrait73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2007_DC_SIPG_Portrait27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2008_DC_SIPG_Portrait31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2009_DC_SIPG_Portrait500DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2010_DC_SIPG_Portrait54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2011_DC_SIPG_Portrait60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2012_DC_SIPG_Portrait135DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2013_DC_SIPG_Portrait38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Portrait96DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2015_DC_SIPG_Portrait56DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Portrait127DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2017_DC_SIPG_Portrait16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2018_DC_SIPG_Portrait25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2019_06_19F7_SIPG_Portrait132DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_30C2_SIPG_Portrait103DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_24G3_SIPG_Portrait97DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_11D2_SIPG_Portrait3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D4_SIPG_Portrait35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_SIPG_Radio_Talent68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits -- Detail: Miguel Covarrubias’s "Radio Talent"
Radio Talent:
Miguel Covarrubias’s 1938 caricature, Radio Talent, depicted a cloud of popular celebrities who came to fame during the heyday of American radio broadcasting. At the depths of the Depression, radio’s two major networks—NBC and CBS—provided a cultural glue that helped bind the country...
2009_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
2010_DC_SIPG_Rentals42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
The courtyard was being set up for a couple of special events including the Telling Stories Gala which I wasn't invited to.
2011_DC_SIPG_Rentals17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
These dancers were preparing for a private event by the Council on Competitiveness.
2014_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
2017_DC_SIPG_Rentals10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
Preparing for the Pence inaugural party. I wonder what they did with all the artwork displaying women, clothed and otherwise.
2019_06_19F2_SIPG_Rentals5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
No idea who was renting the venue this time. (Partially reviewed)
1997_DC_SIPG_Sculpture3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2006_DC_SIPG_Sculpture66DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2007_DC_SIPG_Sculpture46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2008_DC_SIPG_Sculpture88DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2009_DC_SIPG_Sculpture93DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2010_DC_SIPG_Sculpture78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Mostly sculpture by Paul Manship
2011_DC_SIPG_Sculpture15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The license plate piece is back!
2012_DC_SIPG_Sculpture61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Including The Museum sculpture.
2013_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2014_DC_SIPG_Sculpture26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2015_DC_SIPG_Sculpture6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2016_DC_SIPG_Sculpture24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The Martin Puryear piece that was the centerpiece of the previous Puryear exhibit has been moved into the modern art section.
2019_04_24D3_SIPG_Sculpture37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D6_SIPG_Sculpture3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_SIPG_Tour6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
A really big highlights tour group due in large part to publicity in the Washington Post. (Article below)

Get a closeup of the National Portrait Gallery during its Docent's Choice Tours
Friday, January 8, 2010
Museums can be overwhelming: They're crowded. They're big. And they're chock-full of...
2014_DC_SIPG_Tour10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
2015_DC_SIPG_Tour4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck
2018_DC_SIPG_Tour_18060911DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck
2006_DC_SIPG_Vw2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2007_DC_SIPG_Vw4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2009_DC_SIPG_Vw9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2016_DC_SIPG_Vw22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2006_DC_SIPG_Boochever23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2006 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
2008_DC_SIPG_Scholars5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts (special installation)
June 22 through July 13

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The...
2009_DC_SIPG_Boochever55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
These are pictures from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Every day we are inundated with faces. Images of celebrities, acquaintances, and friends -- in the news, on social networking sites, on the street -- are constantly changing. Portraits, on the other hand, slow us down. They capture...
2011_DC_SIPG_Scholars4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2016_DC_SIPG_Boochever80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition features 43 pieces including sculptures, mixed-media pieces, photographs, paintings and drawings. The jurors considered this exhibition a synopsis of historical and cultural events that have unfolded in the...
2019_10_25A2_SIPG_Boochever125DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today
October 26, 2019 – August 30, 2020
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s 46 finalists were selected from... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_28B_SIPG_Boochever121DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today
October 26, 2019 – August 30, 2020
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s 46 finalists were selected from... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_SIPG_Obama3D11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 3-D Portrait of President Obama
3-D Portrait of President Obama
February 13, 2015 – February 16, 2015
In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13,...
2012_DC_SIPG_Will_Of16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013
Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the important...
2006_DC_SIPG_Pres35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the long-gone Bill Clinton portrait. This one had attracted flak from the anti-Clinton folks because he didn't have a wedding ring which they claimed was a comment on him being a philandering. It turned out that men never had portraits done wearing jewelry -- the last portrait with a wedding...
2007_DC_SIPG_Pres5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2008_DC_SIPG_Pres13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the new W Bush portrait.
2009_DC_SIPG_Pres220DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Pictures here include the newly unveiled Shepard Fairey iconic "Hope" image. Made of a composite of materials, it was only up temporarily and then they got to work trying to figure out how to conserve it.
Also here is the new Bill Clinton portrait, this time with a wedding ring!
2010_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including yet another Bill Clinton portrait, this one by Chuck Close. They definitely have trouble getting a decent one of this guy!
2011_DC_SIPG_Pres29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2012_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2013_DC_SIPG_Pres20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the temporary Obama portrait from Chuck Close.
2014_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2015_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2016_DC_SIPG_Pres51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the swapped George Washington portrait.
2017_DC_SIPG_Pres74DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The presidential galleries reopened after an overhaul in September 2017. Some portraits were swapped in or out, presidents were numbered (with Grover Cleveland requiring two numbers because of his non-consecutive terms), and signs describing eras of presidents were added.
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Former President Barack Obama by Artist Kehinde Wiley
On February 13, 2018, the official portraits of the 44th President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama were installed in America’s Presidents and Recent Acquisitions, respectively.
Barack Obama made history in 2009 by becoming the first...
2019_10_17D2_SIPG_Pres42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Pres4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The commemorative border around the Bush portrait is gone after the 30-day mourning period.
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres_Obamas55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama
Visitor traffic in the Donald Reynolds Center (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery) has been huge!
In 2017, DRC was the 7th most popular Smithsonian museum at 1.3 million visitors:
#1 = National Air and Space Museum[7m],
#2 = National Museum of Natural History [6m],
#3 =...
2017_DC_SIPG_Temp_Pres60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents Temporary Installation (incl Hindsight is Always 20/20)
America's Presidents Temporary Installation
March 24, 2017 – September 4, 2017
While the regular gallery space is being refurbished and updated, America’s Presidents will be temporarily installed in the west gallery on the second floor. The exhibition will move back into the newly refreshed gallery...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ante_Brady26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
June 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018
Mathew Brady may be best known today for his Civil War–era photographs, but he established his reputation as an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer more than a decade before the war. Brady opened his first daguerreotype...
2008_DC_SIPG_Bally35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Ballyhoo!
What could be less subtle than the pictorial poster, blaring out its message with large scale, loud colors, and bold graphics? As the circus term “ballyhoo” suggests, boisterous hucksterism underlies the poster’s message and its roguish appeal. We are used to decoding the poster as advertising or...
2016_DC_SIPG_Viola80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait...
2018_DC_SIPG_Black_Out108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
May 11, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition explores...
2006_DC_SIPG_Bravo15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2009_DC_SIPG_Bravo48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2014_DC_SIPG_Bravo4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2015_DC_SIPG_Bravo2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Bravo42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Including the Chuck Jones sculpture that I'd never seen before.
2019_07_30C4_SIPG_Bravo21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Revisiting Paul Moore's Chuck Jones sculpture. (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Dylan2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Bob Dylan
Celebrate: Bob Dylan
October 17, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Nobel Prize committee broke with precedent—and recognized those who make it new—by awarding the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. The prize will surprise, and perhaps anger, some. It will delight many. Dylan’s career has been a...
2017_DC_SIPG_Gillespie3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Dizzie Gillespie
Dizzie Gillespie
October 26, 2017 – November 26, 2017
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery honors the life and legacy of jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader Dizzy Gillespie on the centennial of his birth.
Gillespie first rose to fame in the 1940s and maintained an influential presence in...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ella2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
April 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017
April 25 marks the 100th birthday of American jazz and popular song vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The museum is recognizing the anniversary by displaying her photograph by William Gottlieb for the first time in the museum.
The photograph pictures...
2016_DC_SIPG_Peck1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Gregory Peck
Celebrate: Gregory Peck
April 1, 2016 – April 10, 2016
1916 was the year that National Park Service was created and the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated. It was also the year that legendary actor Gregory Peck was born. In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Portrait Gallery honors...
2017_DC_SIPG_CelebrateJFK6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
May 19, 2017 – July 9, 2017
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery joins the nationwide celebration of the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the centennial of his birth, illuminating his contributions, policies and challenges he feared in the wake of the...
2017_DC_SIPG_50Years44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrating Fifty Years
Celebrating Fifty Years
August 11, 2017 – January 6, 2019
In 1968, following major renovations, the Old Patent Office Building opened as the permanent home for two Smithsonian museums, the National Collection of Fine Arts (since renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and the National Portrait...
2006_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2009_DC_SIPG_Champions52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2015_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Champions19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2006_DC_SIPG_CW21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2007_DC_SIPG_CW7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2008_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2009_DC_SIPG_CW102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2011_DC_SIPG_CW68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2012_DC_SIPG_CW12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2013_DC_SIPG_CW45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2014_DC_SIPG_CW26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2015_DC_SIPG_CW23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2016_DC_SIPG_CW10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2018_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2019_04_24D4_SIPG_CW34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPG_CW_Bateman110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: Horatio Bateman's "Reconstruction"
Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published key)...
2009_DC_SIPG_CW_GGen24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: OIe Peter Hansen Balling's "Grant and His Generals"
2011_DC_SIPG_CW_15th16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: "Fifteenth Amendment"
2009_DC_SIPG_Coins17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Coins
2018_DC_SIPG_5Decades21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
June 15, 2018 – June 2, 2019
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included are portraits of such iconic figures as...
2016_DC_SIPG_Double_Take19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Often we associate one image with a person from history especially in a museum setting. This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two...
2016_DC_SIPG_Eye_Pop64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze. This exhibition features...
2018_DC_SIPG_Eye2I88DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019
Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition explores and thinks critically about how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past two centuries....
2018_DC_SIPG_Discord_AJ21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Andrew Johnson
2013_DC_SIPG_Discord_Bound35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Bound For Freedom's Light
Bound for Freedoms Light: African Americans and the Civil War
February 1, 2013, through March 2, 2014
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Portrait Gallery will present “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African Americans and the Civil War.” This installation...
2012_DC_SIPG_Discord_Volck35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 through January 21, 2013
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck is the second in our series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Having emigrated to the United States in 1848 after Germany’s failed revolution,...
2011_DC_SIPG_Discord_Ells39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Death of Ellsworth
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012
On the site of a former Civil War hospital, the National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the war through a series of four alcove exhibitions—one each year—commemorating this period of American...
2014_DC_SIPG_Discord_Group24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Group Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Discord_Slaves39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Slavery
2019_07_30C1_SIPG_Discord_Grant49DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Ulysses Grant
At the end of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was hailed as a national hero and became a popular candidate for the presidency. Socially reticent and politically aloof, Grant never sought high office, but given his conscientious sense of duty, he would obey the will of the people.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_11D1_SIPG_Discord_Grant46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Ulysses Grant
At the end of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was hailed as a national hero and became a popular candidate for the presidency. Socially reticent and politically aloof, Grant never sought high office, but given his conscientious sense of duty, he would obey the will of the people. On... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPG_Supremes5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Four Female Supreme Court Justices
Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016
On view is a life-size portrait by Nelson Shanks of the four female Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
2015_DC_SIPG_Token23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Made in multiple sizes at...
2018_DC_SIPG_Lacks6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
May 15, 2018 – November 4, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Henrietta Lacks with the installation of a 2017 portrait by Kadir Nelson. It was jointly acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African...
2008_DC_SIPG_Herblock10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Herblock
Coinciding with the nation's election of its forty-fourth president, this exhibition contains Herbert Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Although respectful of the office, Block insisted that no president was "above caricature or comment."...
2016_DC_SIPG_CelebrityC31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
April 1, 2016 – September 11, 2016
Hollywood personalities who once graced theater marquees across America are featured in original cover art commissioned by Time magazine. Included are vintage portraits of stars like Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon...
2016_DC_SIPG_Palmer2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
September 26, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns.
With his thrilling brand of “go for broke” play and his charismatic appeal,...
2018_DC_SIPG_BBush3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
April 18, 2018 – April 29, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989.
Admired for her candor and down-to-earth approach to public life, Bush enjoyed considerable popularity as the...
2017_DC_SIPG_Berry6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
March 21, 2017 – April 9, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry with a collage by Red Grooms (1978), currently installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
An inaugural inductee of the...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carlin1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Carlin
George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bush81DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the...
2017_DC_SIPG_Hefner3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner
2019_DC_SIPG_Pei3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: I. M. Pei
In Memoriam: I. M. Pei
May 17, 2019 – June 16, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of acclaimed architect I.M. Pei with a photograph by Armenian Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Born in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, in 1917, Pei was considered one of...
2019_10_07D6_SIPG_Norman4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
October 3, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Jessye Norman was one of the twentieth century’s greatest sopranos. She received five Grammy Awards, including one for lifetime achievement in 2006, and a host of other honors. A graduate of Howard University, Norman went on to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_17C1_SIPG_Chase5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Leah Chase
In Memoriam: Leah Chase
June 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of Leah Chase with a painting by Gustave Blache III.
Chase (1923–2019), dubbed the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” was a restauranteur and world-renowned chef who championed... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_07F3_SIPG_Iacocca10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Lee Iacocca (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIPG_King3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 2018 – April 30, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by displaying his likeness by Jack Lewis Hiller. Under King’s inspired leadership, nonviolent protest became the defining feature of the modern...
2018_DC_SIPG_Krim3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
January 22, 2018 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of AIDS research pioneer Dr. Mathilde Krim with a photograph by Annie Leibovitz. In Leibovitz’s bust-length photo taken in 1998, Krim wears a looped AIDS-awareness pin...
2014_DC_SIPG_Angelou2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014
In memory of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914), on view is a portrait of her painted by Ross Rossin and unveiled in a ceremony Angelou attended in April 2014. Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographical novels that are an...
2014_DC_SIPG_Rooney1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014
On view is a portrait of actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) with frequent costar Judy Garland. Born into a vaudeville family, Rooney took the stage as a toddler and began making movies at age five. Over the course of a 10-decade career, he made more...
2016_DC_SIPG_Ali5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
June 6, 2016 – July 6, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali—with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh. The image, taken in 1970, is installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space. The Portrait Gallery has...
2016_DC_SIPG_Reagan1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
March 7, 2016 – March 28, 2016
A graduate of Smith College, Nancy Davis appeared in eleven movies, including Night into Morning (1951) and Hellcats of the Navy (1957), the only film she made with Ronald Reagan.
Ronald and Nancy met in 1949 and married in 1952. The Reagans...
2012_DC_SIPG_Armstrong1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
A portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) by Louis Glanszman is on view. Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, and said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
2018_DC_SIPG_Shange2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange
2014_DC_SIPG_Seeger1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014
On view is a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s. Seeger recorded more than 100 albums during his career, which spanned labor rallies in the 1930s and 1940s,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Prince14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Prince
In Memoriam: Prince
April 22, 2016 – May 31, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Prince Nelson with a photograph by Lynn Goldsmith. The image was taken in 1993.
Prince’s music fused soul and rock ’n’ roll with incandescent showmanship and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Graham3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
February 22, 2018 – March 25, 2018
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Rev. Billy Graham with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken in 1972. Evangelical Protestantism has been a major religious movement, as well as a social and...
2014_DC_SIPG_Williams1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Robin Williams
In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014 (new closing date)
A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view. Williams was a madcap genius in performances of all types of entertainment, from stand-up to feature films....
2018_DC_SIPG_McCain7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
August 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke.
McCain, who was born...
2011_DC_SIPG_Jobs1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012
A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.
2018_DC_SIPG_Wolfe3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Tom Wolfe
2019_08_24G2_SIPG_Morrison26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Toni Morrison
In Memoriam: Toni Morrison
August 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Toni Morrison (1931–2019) wrote about the experiences of African Americans since her first novel, The Bluest Eye, appeared in 1970. With the publication of each new work, both her fan base and critical acclaim have grown, and she won the... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Glenn2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memorium: John Glenn
Portrait of John Glenn now on view
In memory of the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, the National Portrait Gallery has put on view one of our eight pieces depicting the American icon. View Glenn's portrait on the first floor of the museum in the "In Memoriam" space.
The 1988 portrait by Henry...
2019_05_07G_SIPG_Sentence65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Mid-Sentence
In Mid-Sentence
May 3, 2019 – March 29, 2020
Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. In Mid-Sentence presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches,... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Groove34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
August 5, 2016 – February 20, 2017
Enthralled by the music and those who made it, Herman Leonard (1923–2010) began haunting the New York’s jazz clubs after opening his first studio in Greenwich Village in 1948. Armed with his Speed Graphic camera,...
2009_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2016_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2019_DC_SIPG_Packard4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Julie Packard
Julie Packard
April 23, 2019 – November 30, 2019
On display is a newly commissioned painting of Julie Packard, a leading figure in science and ocean conservation and the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The vividly colored portrait, by New York City-based artist Hope Gangloff, is one...
2012_DC_SIPG_Low7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl...
2007_DC_SIPG_Motto4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
October 19, 2007 – March 2, 2008
The inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture draws its name from the words of abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet who advocated action when speaking to a...
2016_DC_SIPG_Contemporaries23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Lincoln's Contemporaries
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019
Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War. This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities -- from showman P.T. Barnum and...
2017_DC_SIPG_Dietrich53DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
June 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Marlene Dietrich brought androgyny to the silver screen through her roles in such movies as Morocco (1930) and Seven Sinners (1940). The biggest Hollywood star at a time when “talkies” were still new, Dietrich captured men’s hearts...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW_Union21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 - May 8, 2016
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals is a part of the Portrait Gallery's series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Although Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the...
2013_DC_SIPG_Meade22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Meade Brothers
Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography:
June 14, 2013 - June 1, 2014
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will open “The Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography,” an exhibition showcasing the lives and careers of 19th-century studio photographers Charles R. Meade and Henry...
2013_DC_SIPG_MrLW57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – January 25, 2015
Large-format reproductions of original photographs, prints, drawings, and maps document how the Civil War affected patterns of life in the District of Columbia, especially the area around the Patent Office Building,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Babe32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Babe Ruth
One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017
This American baseball legend was an icon and media sensation. Before the commercialization of sports superstars became commonplace, Ruth’s name and image fueled a marketing frenzy. His memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Huerta21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Dolores Huerta
One Life: Dolores Huerta
July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016
One Life: Dolores Huerta highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. This eleventh installment in the “One Life” series is the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta...
2019_07_07F2_SIPG_Anderson65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Marian Anderson
One Life: Marian Anderson
June 28, 2019 – May 17, 2020
One Life: Marian Anderson shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career. The exhibition examines the ways artists, concert promoters, and... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_SIPG_1Life2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Mask of Lincoln
Since no photography is allowed within the exhibit, most of these photos are of the lines outside the exhibit room waiting to get in.
2017_DC_SIPG_Plath62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Sylvia Plath
One Life: Sylvia Plath
June 30, 2017 – May 20, 2018

One Life: Sylvia Plath is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped her identity visually as she came of age as a writer in the 1950s. Visitors will get a look into...
2018_DC_SIPG_Yr196834DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and...
2012_DC_SIPG_Waters2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Alice Waters
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012
A photographic portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement, is on view. The portrait was commissioned by the museum from Dave Woody, winner of the...
2014_DC_SIPG_Katy2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Cupcake Katy
Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014
“Cupcake Katy” features Perry wearing a dress designed by New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton and constructed by designer Cynthia Rowley. In her portrait, Perry reigns over the teenage consumer culture she has so successfully navigated. Perry was...
2017_DC_SIPG_Trump3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Donald J. Trump
Portrait of Donald J. Trump
January 13, 2017 – February 26, 2017
A photo portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump will go on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Jan. 13, 2017, and remain on view throughout the inauguration festivities.The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer...
2016_DC_SIPG_Spacey9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
February 24, 2016 – October 10, 2016
The Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of Kevin Spacey as his Golden Globe-winning character Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series, House of Cards. The monumental painting, which measures six feet by...
2008_DC_SIPG_Colbert12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Colbert Portrait Hangs at Smithsonian
Jan. 17, 2008, 12:44 AM EST
Stephen Colbert was denied when he tried to run for president this year in South Carolina. Now the fake TV pundit is getting some love from the city of his birth.
His portrait was hung Wednesday at the Smithsonian Institution's...
2014_DC_SIPG_Colbert6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015
In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.
In 2008, Colbert contacted the...
2007_DC_SIPG_SDay1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
March 30, 2007 – October 8, 2007
In October 2006, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first female associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006) -- sat for two 3-hour sessions with artists from The Painting Group, a New York-based group of 25...
2018_DC_SIPG_Korea26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Korea
Portraits of the World: Korea
December 14, 2018 – November 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suk Nam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present. A wood assemblage portrait of her mother is the centerpiece of this exhibition, which includes portraits...
2017_DC_SIPG_Switzerland18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Portraits of the World: Switzerland
December 15, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Portraits of the World: Switzerland is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an...
2006_DC_SIPG_ColdWar11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Presidency and the Cold War
The Presidency and the Cold War
July 1, 2006 – February 24, 2008
This gallery is devoted to exhibitions on presidential themes with the first theme focusing on The Presidency and the Cold War. This exhibition explores how U.S. presidents shaped or reacted to the events of the Cold War, beginning at...
2009_DC_SIPG_Recent12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2009)
New Arrivals
January 30, 2009 – November 14, 2010
The recently acquired works displayed in this installation span more than two centuries of American history and culture. The breadth of works includes paintings of 19th-century statesman Daniel Webster by George Linen; a self-portrait by William...
2010_DC_SIPG_Recent29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2010)
Recent Acquisitions
November 19, 2010 – November 13, 2011
This exhibition of some 35 objects that have recently been added to the museum's collection spans centuries of American history and culture. The installation highlights a diverse group of journalists, artists, and leaders who have shaped the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Recent42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2011)
Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012
On view are approximately 40 new works of art acquired by the museum from 2007 to 2011, including caricatures of Beverly Sills and Earl “Fatha” Hines by Al Hirschfeld, photographs of former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush by Diana...
2012_DC_SIPG_Recent15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2012)
Recent Acquisitions
November 9, 2012 – October 27, 2013
On view are works recently aquired by the museum, including paintings of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Adolph Ochs; a bronze of Ethel Waters; photographs of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mary Pickford, and Muhammad Ali; and prints of George Washington...
2014_DC_SIPG_Recent24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2014)
Recent Acquisitions
November 7, 2014 – November 1, 2015
New additions to the Portrait Gallery’s collection are installed in the hall leading from the G Street museum entrance to the permanent collection exhibition American Origins. The pieces include paintings of Ted Turner, Maya Angelou, Marvin...
2015_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2015)
Recent Acquisitions
November 6, 2015 – October 30, 2016
From Frederick Douglass, Bob Hope, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Aretha Franklin to Rita Moreno, Matilde Krim, Hank Aaron, Willie Nelson, and Rubén Blades, this annual exhibition features 29 objects that tell the story and identity of America...
2016_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2016)
2017_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2017)
Recent Acquisitions
November 17, 2017 - November 4, 2018
The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are...
2018_DC_SIPG_Recent30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2018)
Recent Acquisitions
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019
The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were just two of several prized artworks acquired by the National Portrait Gallery during its 50th anniversary. As the Portrait Gallery turns the corner on a new decade of its legacy, the...
2008_DC_SIPG_Recognize5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize!
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

This exhibition features images of hip hop stars by 7 artists who have explored the hip hop phenomenon. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in...
2018_DC_SIPG_Anthony3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize: Marc Anthony
Recognize
May 3, 2018 – June 3, 2018
In April, the Portrait Gallery invited its followers to cast their votes across the museum’s social media platforms for one of three portraits of celebrities who are turning 50 in 2018 and whose portraits are included in the museum’s permanent collection. The...
2009_DC_SIPG_Reflections75DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Reflections/Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Reflections/ Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century: April 10, 2009 through August 16, 2009:
Louis Lozowick This exhibition of approximately 75 works will probe the complex issues of understanding identity in the past century. Included in the exhibition are self portraits by Edward...
2018_DC_SIPG_RFK2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
June 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Robert (“Bobby”) Kennedy with a portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968, commissioned for the cover of Time magazine.
After winning the California presidential...
2007_DC_SIPG_Renovating3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2013_DC_SIPG_Renovating22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2016_DC_SIPG_Renovating86DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2019_06_17C2_SIPG_Storied7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era (Visit 1)
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_19F6_SIPG_Storied32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era (Visit 2)
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who... (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_SIPG_Black_List11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Black List
While photography was allowed in this special exhibit, I couldn't photograph most of the pieces because the reflective glass kept picking up everything around me instead of the piece itself.
2017_DC_SIPG_Sweat84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
November 3, 2017 – September 3, 2018
The Sweat of Their Face combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett, and Lewis...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
March 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen_Book35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar -- Comment Book
I was impressed that after just 4-1/2 days, both of the comment books were already 80-90% full.
2019_03_27A_SIPG_Votes276DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D1_SIPG_Votes66DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Votes9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s...
2019_05_25F3_SIPG_Progress30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
June 14, 2019 – May 31, 2020
In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of early... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_17C3_SIPG_Progress28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
June 14, 2019 – May 31, 2020
In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of early... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPG_Day_Museum19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day at the Museum
A Day at the Museum:
January 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013 (new opening and closing dates)
Letters, sketchbooks, diaries, photographs, and oral history recordings reveal the many ways artists experience museums. Artists may gain inspiration and a sense of community from museums. Some travel long distances,...
2014_DC_SIPG_DayLife50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced...
2015_DC_SIPG_Yasuo31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015
In 1906, when Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1952) was just 16, he emigrated by himself from Japan to the United States with two hundred dollars in his pocket. Kuniyoshi eventually made his way to New York...
2017_DC_SIPG_B4ICats54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM Archives) -- Exhibit: Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
April 28 - October 29, 2017
Long before cats clawed their way onto the Internet, they made themselves at home in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition explores the myriad ways in which cats are represented in rare documents...
2019_DC_SIPG_Bloom23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
March 2, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Sketches and drawings of flowers from our collections provide a fascinating opportunity to examine flowers from both an artistic and scientific point of view. The exhibition coincides with Smithsonian Gardens' biannual...
2016_DC_SIPG_Source18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
April 22, 2016 – August 21, 2016
In this exhibition, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art reveals how artists find inspiration. The Archives’ collections hold a kaleidoscopic array of source materials; many of these materials are somewhat...
2013_DC_SIPG_HHC70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Handmade Holiday Cards
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
The cards featured in this exhibition -- selected from the hundreds in the Archives of American Art's collections -- reveal how artists imagined the holidays through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pollock23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock, Memories Arrested in Space
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
January 28, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is an American icon. Creator of rhythmic and energetic...
2010_DC_SIPG_Lists14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Lists
2015_DC_SIPG_Black_Books44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Black Books
Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these...
2011_DC_SIPG_Big_Lives46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Pictures, Big Lives
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Some 150 images of celebrated and famous artists offer clues to the intimate side of public personae: to the people and the things they cared about, where they’ve been, what they did,...
2014_DC_SIPG_Monuments111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Monuments Men
This exhibition was tied into the release of the Monuments Men movie.
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942–1946
February 7 to April 20, 2014
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Beaten51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Off the Beaten Track
Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art
December 8, 2017 - June 3, 2018
Join us on a road trip through the Archives of American Art. The photographs, sketches, diaries, correspondence, and video recordings on view reveal how artists have shaped and are shaped by their...
2018_DC_SIPG_Pushing59DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
August 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019
Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence...
2009_DC_SIPG_Xmas57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Season's Greetings
“Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art” celebrates the personal style and sentiment of artists’ handmade holiday cards. This exhibit will be on display from Nov. 20 to Jan. 10, 2010, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for...
2008_DC_SIPG_Kisses6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
On view in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, located inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
January 25, 2008 through June 2, 2008
Love letters bring out the voyeur in most of us....
2011_DC_SIPG_Words8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Words Cannot Express
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Death is perhaps the only certainty in life. For those experiencing the death of a friend, family member, loved one, or an admired figure, words are often inadequate to give voice to the intense emotions involved. When...
2009_DC_SIPG_1934154DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010

In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration created the Public Works of Art Program—the first...
2012_DC_SIPG_Abstract18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Abstract Drawings
Abstract DrawingsJune 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich...
2019_06_19F4_SIPG_Myth181DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
June 7, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer,... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPG_JFK_Visionary61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy...
2012_DC_SIPG_Video_Games141DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Video games use images, actions, and player participation to tell stories and engage their audiences. In the same way as film, animation, and performance, they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art. In this...
2019_07_30C5_SIPG_Respond46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Respond110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive...
2018_DC_SIPG_Traylor99DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation,...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carving22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Direct Carving
Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely
The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood,...
2018_DC_SIPG_Almost_Home57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Do Ho Suh’s immersive, dreamlike work explores the nature and meaning of home, fastening ties between personal space and shared experience. Encountering his large-scale fabric sculptures is both deeply familiar and profoundly alien as the ordinary...
2017_DC_SIPG_Sultan17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
May 26, 2017 – September 4, 2017
In the 1980s Donald Sultan (born 1951) began his industrial landscape series the Disaster Paintings. He worked with the subject for nearly a decade, using images of actual events drawn from the daily newspaper. Sultan’s Disaster...
2017_DC_SIPG_Mean_Streets14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
May 12, 2017 – August 6, 2017
The exhibition examines how Latino photographers depicted America’s urban streets when notions of the inner city began to emerge. The title of the exhibition is taken from Piri Thomas’ bestselling memoir Down These Mean Streets (1967), in which the...
2016_DC_SIPG_Legacy11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
September 23, 2016 – March 19, 2017
In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections...
2014_DC_SIPG_Experience58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Experience America
Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the federal government paid them to paint and sculpt and urged them to look to the nation’s land and people for their subjects. For the next...
2006_DC_SIPG_Folk44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Folk28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2010_DC_SIPG_Folk58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Folk32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Folk5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2016_DC_SIPG_Folk48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing
The works in SAAM’s galleries for folk and self-taught art represent the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists, embodying diverse American narratives and reminding us that creativity flourishes independent of formal art...
2019_06_19F3_SIPG_Folk30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk_Throne31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art -- Restoring the Throne of the Third Heaven exhibit
2016_DC_SIPG_Gene_Davis19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Gene Davis: Hot Beat
Gene Davis: Hot Beat
November 17, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis (1920-1985). Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading...
2008_DC_SIPG_GM128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM222DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters II
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the second in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These...
2010_DC_SIPG_GM337DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters III
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the third in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These twenty-eight exceptional watercolors, charcoals, and drawings from the 1960s to the...
2016_DC_SIPG_Harlem30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s...
2016_DC_SIPG_Noguchi102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
November 11, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Location: 1st Floor, West
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. His design for Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars (1947)...
2017_DC_SIPG_Walker37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
October 13, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents the complete set of Kara Walker's print series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) for the first time since it was acquired in 2008....
2018_DC_SIPG_Love4Ward10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kelsey Montague's "Love It Forward"
2013_DC_SIPG_LIP12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Landscapes in Passing
Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes
July 26, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The American landscape has inspired generations of artists, but the 48 photographs in this presentation— by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes— are a far cry from traditional...
2008_DC_SIPG_Local_Color13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Local Color
Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury
Now through Oct. 13, 2008

Explore the expressive possibilities of color in this special installation of twenty-seven large-scale paintings from SAAM's permanent collection. Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury examines the cross influences of...
2017_DC_SIPG_Lumia37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light reveals this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions for the first time in nearly fifty years. As early as 1919—well before the advent of consumer television...
2011_DC_SIPG_Chicago26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
August 12, 2011 - January 2, 2012
On view are 26 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created by Chicago artists, including works by Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Vera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida....
2015_DC_SIPG_Masterworks25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Masterworks
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17 through August 16, 2015
Nineteen major paintings lent from the private collection of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin of Chevy Chase, MD, will be on view on the second floor galleries of the museum as part of a special installation from April 17 through...
2015_DC_SIPG_Measured37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
July 3, 2015 – February 19, 2017
This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805-1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions...
2013_DC_SIPG_Shaker10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Mount Lebanon Shaker Society
2011_DC_SIPG_Multi40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Multiplicity
Multiplicity:
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan...
2008_DC_SIPG_Obata10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Obata's Yosemite
Obata's Yosemite
In 1927, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) visited Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, where he made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor and sumi ink. Between 1928 and 1930, while Obata was in Tokyo, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into...
2013_DC_SIPG_Our_America48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
More than 90 works of art across all media by significant Latino artists active from the 1950s to today give voice to their broader American experience. Drawn from the museum’s pioneering permanent collection of Latino...
2014_DC_SIPG_Our_America24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
This exhibition reveals the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. Drawn from the museum's...
2007_DC_SIPG_Top7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Over the Top
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I (10/26/2007 - 02/03/2008):
The powerful imagery of war bond posters during World War I successfully called on Americans to support the war effort. Over the Top: American Posters from World War I presents 45 of these posters, from the collection of Thomas...
2019_10_11D3_SIPG_Buffalo104DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
October 11, 2019 – April 12, 2020
In the nineteenth century, American bison (commonly called the buffalo) thundered across the Great Plains of the American West in the millions. They symbolized the abundance of the land,... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Brooks41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Romaine Brooks
Romaine Brooks
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Romaine Brooks (1874–1970) lived most of her life in Paris where she was a leading figure of an artistic counterculture of upper-class Europeans and American expatriates, many of whom were creative, bohemian, and homosexual. Brooks crafted an androgynous...
2014_DC_SIPG_Roby82DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014
70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 1910s to the 1980s by such artists as Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo...
2019_06_19F1_SIPG_Scale44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
May 31, 2019 - June 6, 2020
"The idea itself . . . is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps—scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work, models, studies, thoughts, conversations—are of... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_SIPG_Singing162DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Some 50 works by more than a dozen contemporary artists who employ avian imagery as a conduit for understanding contemporary culture are on view. The exhibition explores the following themes:
* How we...
2017_DC_SIPG_Tamayo70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tamayo: The New York Years
Tamayo: The New York Years
November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Rufino Tamayo’s lushly colored paintings portraying modern Mexican subjects earned him widespread acclaim as an artist who balanced universal themes with a local sensibility. Tamayo (1899-1991) was drawn to New York City in the early...
2010_DC_SIPG_Rockwell9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
NOTE: No photography was allowed in the exhibit so this is just pictures of the line to get in.
Two of America's best-known modern filmmakers -- George Lucas and Steven Spielberg...
2019_DC_SIPG_Tiffany_Chung32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
March 15, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals. The...
2018_DC_SIPG_Paglen159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Artist Trevor Paglen’s work explores surveillance, state secrecy, data collection, and the ways in which technology is altering humans’ relationship with the land around us. His subtly unnerving photographs are rooted in classical landscape...
2016_DC_SIPG_Watch_This4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
September 9, 2016 – March 6, 2017
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s media arts collection.
This presentation of Watch This! is the fifth in the series and presents...
2015_DC_SIPG_Watch_This8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015
Creative and commercial innovations in hi-fidelity stereo, broadcast television, videotape and satellite technologies ignited a frenetic pace of social change through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, simultaneously shattering and...
2006_DC_SIPG_Luce34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Luce58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Luce32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Including a curator-led tour.
2012_DC_SIPG_Luce23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Modern1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Modern52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Modern16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
Including the "Local Color" exhibit as well as the photographable graffiti portion of the Recognize exhibit.
2009_DC_SIPG_Modern45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Modern23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Modern11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2013_DC_SIPG_Modern2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Modern54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2019_08_24G1_SIPG_Modern24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Dumbarton_Museum17DC -- Dumbarton Oaks Museum
2018_DC_Dumbarton_Juggling33DC -- Dumbarton Oaks Museum -- Exhibit : Juggling the Middle Ages
Juggling the Middle Ages
October 16, 2018–February 28, 2019
See how one tale has transformed over time, captivating medieval and modern audiences alike with its enduring messages. Art is miraculous!
A humble juggler-turned-monk struggles to think of a gift worthy of the Virgin Mary, before delivering...
2010_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Catlett26DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibits: Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico and Shouts from the Archive
Two print exhibits -- Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico and Shouts from the Archive: The Political Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular:

Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico:
Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico features 57 powerful prints that the artist created in Mexico as a member of the artist collective known as...
2019_09_06A1_Emb_MexCIX_Cartoons136DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: 100 Years Of Cartoons In El Universal
Exhibit: 100 Years Of Cartoons In El Universal
September 4 - October 30, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce its newest exhibit, 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal: Mexico - United States as Seen by Mexican Cartoonists, taking place from... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Emb_MexCIX_25Years50DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: 25 Years/25 Artists
25 Years / 25 Artists:
February 24th through May 30th, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
"25 years 25 artists" is an exhibition celebrating the Mexican Cultural Institute's first 25 years. This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements. From the...
2015_DC_25YearsO_150224119DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: 25 Years/25 Artists -- Opening Event
25 Years / 25 Artists:
February 24th through May 30th, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
"25 years 25 artists" is an exhibition celebrating the Mexican Cultural Institute's first 25 years. This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements. From the...
2017_DC_Emb_MexCIX_B45th76DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art
SEPTEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 29, 2017 AT THE MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art explores how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over the...
2013_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Codex37DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Codex Maxico: The Book as Art
"Codex Maxico: The Book as Art"
Open until June 29th at the Mexican Cultural Institute
On Friday, March 22nd, The Embassy of Mexico's Cultural Institute welcomed the Codex Mexico: The Book as Art exhibition to Washington, DC, in partnership with The Codex Foundation and Stanford University Libraries....
2014_DC_Emb_MexCIX_XRoads200DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
Open through May 17th, 2014 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Museums present the exhibition Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera's Mural at Rockefeller Center,...
2019_09_06A2_Emb_MexCIX_Recon67DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Reconciling City And Nature By Architect Mario Schjetnan
Exhibit: Reconciling City And Nature By Architect Mario Schjetnan
August 8 - October 12, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The exhibition, Reconciling City and Nature, by Mario Schjetnan, architect and landscape architect, and his team Grupo de Diseño Urbano (based in Mexico City), presents the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_19G2_Emb_MexCIX_Sacal147DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Sacal: Un Mexicano Universal
Sacal: Un Mexicano Universal
June 19 - July 27, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute presents its newest exhibit, SACAL: UN MEXICANO UNIVERSAL opening on June 19 and on display through July 27.
The sample of works comprise two series: The Paraphrase series, inspired... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_19G3_Emb_MexCIX_Sodi17DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Topographies By Bosco Sodi
Topographies By Bosco Sodi
May 9 through July 27, 2019
Spanning the Institute’s first floor galleries, the presentation brings together Sodi’s first series of paintings realized in black and white with four of the artist’s timber columns and an installation comprised of ceramic glazed volcanic rocks.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Vested57DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Vested Values
Exhibit: Vested Values
September 14 - January 29 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce its exhibit 'Vested Values' open September 14th, 2018.
Vested Values, a selection comprising more than 40 works of various Mexican contemporary artists, explores the...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Array6DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Voice Array by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Installation: Voice Array by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
October 31, 2018 - ???
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present Voice Array by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer, in conjunction with Pulse, a series featuring three major interactive installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...
2012_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Photo15DC -- Embassy of Mexico & FotoWeek DC -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Exhibit: Photo exhibits
"This exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between the two artists, one from Mexico and one an annual visitor to Mexico which with a single photograph sent by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio as a digital file to Muriel Hasbun, who replied by sending back one of her own. This exchange went on for...
2014_DC_SIFG_BW26DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Bountiful Waters
Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art
March 8–September 14, 2014
The waters that surround the islands of Japan and flow from its mountain ranges to form rivers and lakes host plants and animals that have sustained human life since prehistoric times. This exhibition features a selection of...
2014_DC_SIFG_Fine35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
October 18, 2014 – Indefinitely
In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, twenty-six atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This precipitous act marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. The...
2018_DC_SIFG_Screens23DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
May 5, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Japanese landscape paintings on folding screens had religious and political purpose as early as the eleventh century. Surrogates for the land, these works were employed in rituals to secure the realm’s prosperity.
Throughout ensuing...
2002_DC_SIFG_Courtyard2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Courtyard8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2013_DC_SIFG_Courtyard12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2017_DC_SIFG_Courtyard17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Avant6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
November 20, 2003 – April 4, 2004
This exhibition, marking the centenary of Whistler's death on July 17, 1903, highlights his importance to the history of exhibition design by creating new versions of 2 of his most influential installations:...
2004_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2008_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2011_DC_SIFG_Peacock20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2013_DC_SIFG_Peacock7DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2017_DC_SIFG_Peacock35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
Including a day when the shutters were open.
2019_DC_SIFG_Peacock22DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
The Peacock Room Revealed
January 29, 2019 – mid-April 2019
For a limited time, enjoy the Peacock Room as Whistler saw it—as a work of art in itself. The shelves of the Peacock Room are empty prior to an installation of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain of the type that filled the room in the late...
2018_DC_SIFG_Spreading28DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
May 18, 2018 – November 12, 2018
For centuries after the Historical Buddha’s death, his followers continued to share his teachings, the dharma. Crossing land and sea, disciples, monks, and pilgrims carried the dharma from its origins in India across Asia. Even...
2013_DC_SIFG_Sylvan15DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
May 18, 2013 – January 4, 2015
Museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s taste for Japanese art grew out of his affection for American tonalist paintings. Illuminating this connection, landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing (1851–1938) are juxtaposed with...
2019_06_26F3_SIFG_Peacock31DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Peacock Room in Blue and White
The Peacock Room in Blue and White
May 18, 2019 – Indefinitely
The Peacock Room in Blue and White fills the room’s shelving with blue-and-white Chinese porcelains, inspired by room’s appearance in 1876 when it was the dining room of Frederick Leyland, a shipping magnate in London. With the sinuous... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIFG_See_Beauty33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2013_DC_SIFG_Neighborhood17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
September 3, 2012 – September 3, 2013
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) lived in London’s Chelsea neighborhood from 1863 until his death. Bordering the Thames, Chelsea was home to artists, aristocrats, tradesmen, and paupers. In the 1880s, a...
2019_06_26F2_SIFG_Whistler_WC105DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler in Watercolor
Whistler in Watercolor
May 18, 2019 – October 6, 2019
For renowned artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), watercolor was the medium through which he reinvented himself in the 1880s and painted his way into posterity. No one was more smitten with Whistler and his works than museum founder Charles... (Partially reviewed)
2002_DC_SIFG30DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2004_DC_SIFG76DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SIFG37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIFG64DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2011_DC_SIFG56DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2013_DC_SIFG21DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2016_DC_SIFG6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SIFG126DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_SIFG12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The high winds blew down one of the outside banners.
2019_06_26F1_SIFG25DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Small2DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Albert Small Display
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Bldg10DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Building
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_CV65DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: A Collector's Vision
A Collector’s Vision: Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection
A new selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.
Mr. Small, a third-generation...
2019_06_14D2_GWU_Laid45DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City
Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City
Detail of print showing plans for the National Mall
June 15–December 22, 2019

Every landmark in Washington, D.C., has a story. Some never made it past the drawing board. This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Making81DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Civil War & Making of Modern Washington
The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington
March 21–October 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. underwent remarkable changes, both physically and politically, as a result of the American Civil War. The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington examines the city’s transformations from the beginning of...
2019_DC_GWU_4Freedoms687DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms (Multiple visits)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
February 13, 2019 through April 29, 2019
Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech;...
2018_DC_GWU_Museum_Eye152DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past (1st visit)
Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past
Through December 23, 2018
This exhibition examines the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two newly commissioned panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell and related works. One painting shows the grand city that planner Peter...
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Found116DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Foundations for a Nation
Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection
To today’s visitor, the U.S. Capitol and White House buildings are so familiar they feel both permanent and inevitable. In the early nineteenth century, however, the look and use of these symbols of...
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Ebony90DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Through July 24, 2017
For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who...
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Seat53DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Seat of Empire
Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801
March 21–October 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. was the result of political compromise and artistic imagination. In 1792, George Washington charged French-born architect Peter L’Enfant with a momentous task: to envision the capital of a new nation from a swath...
2019_06_14D1_GWU_Songs104DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Songs of the Civil War
Songs of the Civil War
June 15–December 22, 2019
During the American Civil War, music had the power to inspire patriotism and service, and to capture loss on the battlefield. This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war. (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_14D3_GWU_Treasures26DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
Ongoing
A selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.
Mr. Small, a third-generation Washingtonian, first became interested in... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Textile24DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Unraveling Identity
Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories
March 21–August 24, 2015
The largest exhibition in Textile Museum history, Unraveling Identity unites textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.
Throughout time and...
2019_10_07B1_GWU_Museum_Woven106DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt
Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt
Through January 5, 2020
In the early medieval era, the eastern Mediterranean’s palaces, villas, and sacred spaces were richly decorated with hangings, curtains, and other luxury fabrics. Bringing together rarely displayed artworks from the fourth to the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIHIR_Trace72DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn
June 28, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Ai Weiwei’s monumental installation Trace portrays individuals from around the world whom the artist and various human rights groups consider to be activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech. Each of these 176...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Weiwei75DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Al Weiwei: According to What
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
October 7, 2012 to February 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. Beijing, 1957) is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. He is best known for projects such as his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the design of the 2008 Beijing...
2013_DC_SIHIR_Weiwei9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Al Weiwei: According to What
2015_DC_SIHIR_Hub42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
In celebration of the Museum’s 40th anniversary, the Hirshhorn recently completed the first comprehensive renovation of the Third Level galleries, returning the sweeping, majestic spaces to architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original design.
The first exhibition in the new galleries is At the Hub of Things:...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Belief9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2013_DC_SIHIR_Belief7DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2017_DC_SIHIR_Belief28DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
2018_DC_SIHIR_Brand_New128DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
February 14, 2018 – May 13, 2018
It’s the 80s as you’ve never seen it before. Explore the iconic decade when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Razor-sharp, witty, satirical and deeply subversive, these nearly 150 works examine the origins and...
2018_DC_SIHIR_Von_Heyl48DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes
November 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019
The largest U.S. museum survey to date of work by painter Charline Von Heyl (b. Mainz, Germany, 1960; active in New York and Marfa, TX). The exhibition explores Von Heyl’s groundbreaking practice since 2005, presenting deeply visceral...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Dark_Matters20DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
February 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Dark Matters, a rotating exhibiton, brings together works from the Hirshhorn’s collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. It evokes notions of mortality,...
2019_06_15B3_SIHIR_David103DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release
April 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Enrico David has distinguished himself as one of the most original artists working today, fashioning a universe of imagery that revolves around the human figure and its many states of being. Co-organized by the Museum of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_02D4_SIHIR_Feel37DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions
Aug 24, 2019–February 2020
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions brings together artworks acquired by the Hirshhorn over the past five years. Highlighting works that encapsulate the current moment, the exhibition is an opportunity to... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIHIR_Baselitz85DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Georg Baselitz: Six Decades
Georg Baselitz: Six Decades
June 21, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Georg Baselitz is the first major US retrospective in more than twenty years of one of Germany’s greatest living artists, marking the artist’s 80th birthday. With more than 100 works highlighting every phase of Baselitz’s six-decade career...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Utopian117DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopian Projects
September 7, 2017 – March 4, 2018
The exhibition, spanning 1985 through present day, features more than 20 of the Kabakovs’ maquettes, whimsical models, for projects realized and unrealized, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures...
2019_06_19E3_SIHIR_Truth5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
June 8, 2019 – June 23, 2019
What is the truth? We all have our own definitions of and beliefs in “the truth.” Now is your chance to tell it.
The Hirshhorn is hosting the D.C. debut of In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), a long-term global project by... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_SIHIR_LeOnde18DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence
Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914-1971)
August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum’s collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction, through movements and tendencies such as futurism, spatialism, op art, and...
2019_10_02D3_SIHIR_Ufan_Open56DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Lee Ufan: Open Dimension
Lee Ufan: Open Dimension
September 27, 2019 – September 13, 2020
Lee Ufan: Open Dimension is an ambitious site-specific commission by the celebrated Korean artist Lee Ufan. The expansive installation, featuring 10 new sculptures from the artist’s signature and continuing Relatum series, marks Lee... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIHIR_Meyers37DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Linn Meyers: Our View from Here (In Progress)
Linn Meyers: Our View from Here
May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2017
Linn Meyers (American, b. Washington, DC, 1968) creates her largest work to date, Our View from Here, at the Hirshhorn this spring. The site-specific wall drawing, which occupies the entire circumference of the inner ring galleries covers...
2009_DC_SIHIR_CSpider4DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Louise Bourgeois' Crouching Spider
Louise Bourgeois
February 26, 2009 – May 17, 2009
This is the first major survey since 1995 of works by the French-born artist Louise Bourgeois (born 1911). Bourgeois has worked through most of the avant-garde artistic movements of the 20th century, from Surrealism to Conceptual art, but has always...
2019_06_15B2_SIHIR_Manifesto147DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Manifesto: Art x Agency
Manifesto: Art x Agency
June 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s epic, multi-channel video work Manifesto serves as the centerpiece to a display of works from the Hirshhorn collection highlighting works of art created in response to, or as a part of, artistic manifestos of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_09D2_SIHIR_Manifesto52DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Manifesto: Art x Agency
Manifesto: Art x Agency
June 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s epic, multi-channel video work Manifesto serves as the centerpiece to a display of works from the Hirshhorn collection highlighting works of art created in response to, or as a part of, artistic manifestos of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_09D3_SIHIR_Duchamp200DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection
Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection
November 9, 2019 – October 12, 2020
The first of a two-part exhibition, this part features the recent gift of over 50 major historical artworks, including more than 35 seminal works by Duchamp, promised to the museum by Washington, D.C.,... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIHIR_Bradford34DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Internationally renowned artist Mark Bradford (b. 1961) debuts Pickett’s Charge, a monumental new commission inspired by artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania....
2017_DC_SIHIR_Lupertz35DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History
Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History
May 24, 2017 – September 10, 2017
The Hirshhorn celebrates the pioneering early works of Markus Lüpertz (b. Liberec, Czech Republic, 1941), one of the most influential contemporary German artists, with an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking paintings from the...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Masterworks93DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection
June 9, 2016 – August 6, 2016
This new rehanging of the third-level permanent collection galleries, features highlights of Joseph Hirshhorn’s original gift alongside some of the newest additions to the collection. Featuring more than 75 works in virtually all...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Party27DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset
Nicolas Party: sunrise, sunset
June 7, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Sunrises and sunsets are among the only moments in the day when we are reminded, as the sun appears and disappears at the edge of the sky, that the universe is vast and its measure of time infinite. Set into this perspective, everything...
2016_DC_SIHIR_With_Words42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty
Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty
April 16, 2016 – July 24, 2016
Poetry, painting, and calligraphy: Known as the “Three Perfections,” these genres were regarded as the ultimate expressions of Chinese literati culture during the Ming dynasty (1369–1644). Members of the Wu...
2019_11_09D1_SIHIR_Steir16DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Pat Steir: Color Wheel
Pat Steir: Color Wheel
October 24, 2019 – May 10, 2020
The Hirshhorn hosts the largest site-specific exhibition to date by the acclaimed abstract painter Pat Steir. The exhibition is an expansive new suite of the artist’s signature Waterfall paintings, spanning the entire perimeter of the museum’s... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIHIR_Pulse23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
November 1, 2018 – April 28, 2019
Three major installations from Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse” series and six public-art documentaries come together for the first time in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse, filling the museum’s entire second-floor galleries with evocative, immersive...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Ragnar57DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Kjartansson
October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. Reykjavik, 1976) and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson’s work draws from a varied...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Ragnar14DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Kjartansson
October 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career survey of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. Reykjavik, 1976) and charts his wide-ranging practice across film, performance, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson’s work draws from a varied...
2019_05_25E1_SIHIR_Tiravanija54DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 1)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_28C3_SIHIR_Tiravanija23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 2)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_02C2_SIHIR_Tiravanija27DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 3)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_04C4_SIHIR_Tiravanija11DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 4)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_15B1_SIHIR_Tiravanija42DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 5)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_19E2_SIHIR_Tiravanija32DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 6)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_26D2_SIHIR_Tiravanija39DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 7)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_30D2_SIHIR_Tiravanija29DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 8)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_07D2_SIHIR_Tiravanija66DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (Visit 9)
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green
May 17, 2019 – July 24, 2019
On view is the newly acquired full-gallery Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green (2010), an installation work of relational aesthetics by Rirkrit Tiravanija that unites the artist’s signature culinary work with... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIHIR_Irwin29DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change
Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change
April 7, 2016 – September 5, 2016
The first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on Irwin’s (American, b. Long Beach, California, 1928) extraordinary trajectory between 1958 and 1970 charts the artist’s remarkable course from the early small abstractions and...
2015_DC_SIHIR_Shirin96DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Shirin Neshat: Facing History
Shirin Neshat: Facing History
May 18, 2015 – September 20, 2015
In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. Qazvin, 1957) examines the nuances of power and identity in the Islamic world—particularly in her native country of Iran, where she lived until 1975. Shirin...
2015_DC_SIHIR_Speculative17DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Speculative Forms
Speculative Forms
Drawn from the Hirshhorn’s expansive collection, Speculative Forms reconsiders the historical development of sculpture since the early twentieth century and its critique of the autonomy of the object. Including more than fifty works, this two-floor exhibition collapses conventional...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Still_Life24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Summer 2017
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor who...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Still_Life1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Indefinitely
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor who...
2019_06_26D3_SIHIR_Still_Life7DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
August 6, 2016 – Indefinitely
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle features a car being crushed by a volcanic boulder with a comical smiley face painted on it. This slapstick disaster scene is one of the most well-known works of art by artist Jimmie Durham, a sculptor who... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIHIR_Summer_Ono21DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Summer of Yoko Ono
Summer of Yoko Ono
June 17, 2017 – September 17, 2017
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC, the Hirshhorn presents a selection of the artist’s most iconic and emotionally charged installations and performances.
A gift from the artist in 2007, Wish Tree is...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Suprasensorial23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
February 23, 2012 – August 12, 2012
The focus of this exhibition is to explain the international light-and-space art movement of the mid- and late 20th century. The exhibition consists of large-scale installations by five artists from South...
2019_06_26D4_SIHIR_Evidence37DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: The Evidence Room
The Evidence Room
June 12, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Designed and built for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, The Evidence Room draws upon extensive archival research to recreate incriminating architectural features of Auschwitz that were dismantled and destroyed by the Nazis at the end of... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIHIR_Anthology24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016
Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016
Mar 06–May 28, 2018
Anthology 2014–2016 is an installation of thirty-four original collage-poems by the Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Exhibited at the Hirshhorn for the first time in its entirety, this series of evocative black-and-white works draws on an unlikely...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Absence66DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: What Absence Is Made Of
What Absence Is Made Of
October 19, 2017 – Summer 2019
More than 70 recent acquisitions and rarely shown works reimagine the extensive permanent collection. Prompted by today’s increasing focus on the material and digital worlds, the exhibition explores the compelling and enigmatic ways in which...
2009_DC_SIHIR_Wish_Tree14DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
2018_DC_SIHIR_Wish_Tree13DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.
June 23, 2018 – September 3, 2018
A summer favorite, Ono’s interactive artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” invites visitors to tie handwritten wishes to branches of a living Japanese dogwood tree in the museum’s sculpture garden. Starting June 23 through Labor Day...
2017_DC_SIHIR_Infinity211DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (pictures from 5 visits)
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
February 23, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017’s essential art experiences. Visitors have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Circle50DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: (Outside) Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads sculpture by Al Weiwei
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
April 19, 2012 – March 17, 2013
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental outdoor installation showcases twelve 10-foot-tall bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Placed around the perimeter of the fountain in the museum’s central...
2012_DC_SIHIR_Aitken45DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: (Outside) Doug Aitken: Song 1
Doug Aitken: SONG 1
March 22, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Sunset to Midnight
For nearly eight weeks this spring, internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken (American, b. Redondo Beach, California, 1968; lives and works in Los Angeles and New York) will illuminate the entire facade of the Hirshhorn’s iconic...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Pumpkin5DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Exhibit: (Outside) Pumpkin
Pumpkin
December 10, 2016 – Through spring 2017
Legendary painter, sculptor and performance artist Kusama (b. 1929, Tokyo, Japan) uses the pumpkin as a signature form, embracing the gourd as both an allegory and a form of self-portraiture in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and some of her most...
2016_DC_SIHIR_Vw8DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- View from Terrace
2017_DC_SIHIR_Vw9DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- View from Terrace
2002_DC_SIHIR23DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
The collection of five people standing in various stages of distress is a story about a town in Europe that was threatened with destruction unless they came up with five human sacrifices.
2003_DC_SIHIR1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2004_DC_SIHIR11DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2005_DC_SIHIR47DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2006_DC_SIHIR2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2009_DC_SIHIR122DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2015_DC_SIHIR3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2018_DC_SIHIR10DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
The new Dolcezza Coffee and Hiroshi Sugimoto lobby. Plus the $20 suggested donation box, which I'd never seen in a Smithsonian museum before.
2019_06_26D1_SIHIR4DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
They've implemented a phone-based museum guide system for additional information about the exhibits. (Partially reviewed)
1997_DC_SIHIRO12DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
1998_DC_SIHIRO2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2000_DC_SIHIRO2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2002_DC_SIHIRO40DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2003_DC_SIHIRO1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
This was a new outdoor sculpture they were installing outside of the Hirshhorn.
2004_DC_SIHIRO21DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2005_DC_SIHIRO18DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
I was taking a lunch break and saw this banner on the Hirshhorn Museum. Lots of different languages, none of which were all that familiar. But if you look toward the lower left, you'll see "Don't be afraid!" in small script. I have no idea what the exhibit is like but I was certainly curious after...
2007_DC_SIHIRO1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2009_DC_SIHIRO121DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2013_DC_SIHIRO137DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2015_DC_SIHIRO39DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
Including annual maintenance on Juan Munoz, Last Conversation Piece, 1994-95
2017_DC_SIHIRO24DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
2019_05_25E2_SIHIRO15DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_02C1_SIHIRO3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
The Roy Lichtenstein piece has been sent off to the Kennedy Center (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_30D3_SIHIRO3DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
New construction? (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_07D1_SIHIRO7DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside) (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIHIRO2DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
The Roy Lichtenstein piece is being wrapped up and loaned to the Kennedy Center.
2013_DC_KreegerB59DC -- Kreeger Museum -- Basement
2013_DC_KreegerM94DC -- Kreeger Museum -- Main Floor
2013_DC_KreegerO47DC -- Kreeger Museum -- Outside
2014_DC_Many_One31DC -- Mall -- Exhibit: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada's "Out of Many, One" via National Portrait Gallery
2011_DC_NGAAH16DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
2012_DC_NGAAH16DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
2014_DC_NGAAH22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
2015_DC_NGAAH28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Armand Hammer Collection
1982_DC_NGA_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
1997_DC_NGA_Bldg1DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2002_DC_NGA_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2004_DC_NGA_Bldg7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2005_DC_NGA_Bldg7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2007_DC_NGA_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2008_DC_NGA_Bldg26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
Included here are two guards who asked that I take their pictures.
2009_DC_NGA_Bldg7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2012_DC_NGA_Bldg23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
Including workers on the dome.
2013_DC_NGA_Bldg8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2014_DC_NGA_Bldg8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2017_DC_NGA_Bldg5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
2018_DC_NGA_Bldg9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building
The NPS put up some signs for the Garfield assassination which took place in the train station that used to occupy the site of the building.
2010_DC_NGA_Tour11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Docent tour of animals in paintings
Pictures from a wonderful tour of about a dozen paintings involving animals at the gallery. The tour was given by National Gallery docent Eric Danker.
1997_DC_NGAEW_Bldg5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
1999_DC_NGAEW_Bldg1DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2000_DC_NGAEW_Bldg1DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2002_DC_NGAEW_Bldg3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2005_DC_NGAEW_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2006_DC_NGAEW_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2007_DC_NGAEW_Bldg2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2008_DC_NGAEW_Bldg17DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2009_DC_NGAEW_Bldg11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2011_DC_NGAEW_Bldg34DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2012_DC_NGAEW_Bldg4DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2014_DC_NGAEW_Bldg22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2016_DC_NGAEW_Bldg56DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2017_DC_NGAEW_Bldg15DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2002_DC_NGAEW_Concourse1DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2008_DC_NGAEW_Concourse24DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2012_DC_NGAEW_Concourse10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2017_DC_NGAEW_Concourse9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2010_DC_NGAEW_Arcimboldo11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy
Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy
September 19, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Overview: Sixteen examples of the fantastic composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo will be featured in this exhibition, their first appearance in the United States. Bizarre yet scientifically accurate, the unusual...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Weems41DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table Series established her as one of the leading artists of her generation. The series, consisting of 20 carefully staged photographs depicting Weems herself sitting at a kitchen table under a lamp,...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Dali5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Chester Dale and Salvador Dali
2011_DC_NGAEW_Christo7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Christo:Over the River Project
Christo Donates Two Preparatory Collages for Over The River Project to National Gallery of Art, Washington
On View with Related Works from Gallery Collection through January 23, 2012

Washington, DC—The artist Christo presented the National Gallery of Art with two original preparatory collages for...
2006_DC_NGAEW_Dada10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Dada
Dada
February 19 – May 14, 2006

Overview: 448 works in a wide range of media, including collages, assemblages, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, posters, films, and audio recordings were presented in this multimedia installation that traced the history of the Dada movement. The works of art...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Bazille123DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
April 9 – July 9, 2017

A scion of a Protestant upper-middle-class family from Montpellier in southern France, Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1862 he traveled to Paris, ostensibly to pursue his medical studies,...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Truitt8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Anne Truitt
In the Tower: Anne Truitt
November 19, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Anne Truitt was one of the leading figures associated with minimalism, the sculptural tendency that emerged in the 1960s featuring pared-down geometric shapes scaled to the viewer’s body and placed directly on the floor. Born in Baltimore in...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Kruger23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Barbara Kruger
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger
September 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017
A focused exhibition featuring the work of American artist Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) reopens the East Building Tower Gallery after nearly three years of renovation to the space. Inspired by the Gallery's recent acquisition of Kruger's...
2009_DC_NGAEW_Guston4DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Philip Guston
In the Tower: Philip Guston
January 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Overview: 9 paintings and 8 prints created by American artist Philip Guston between 1948 and 1980 were presented in this installation. Of the works, 14 were drawn from the Gallery's collection, including gifts from Edward R. Broida and...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Pollock19DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock’s "Mural"
Jackson Pollock’s "Mural"
November 19, 2017 – October 28, 2018
A special installation in the Gallery’s East Building features Mural (1943) by Jackson Pollock, on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, the early...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Dwan89DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Overview: The remarkable career of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan will be featured front and center for the first time in an exhibition of some 100 works, featuring highlights from Dwan's promised gift of her...
2008_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2019_04_15D3_NGAEW_OLJackson45DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
April 14 – September 15, 2019
American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson (b. 1935) has created a complex body of work which masterfully weaves together visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to modernism with principles of rhythm and... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_NGAEW_Outliers83DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Outliers and American Vanguard Art
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
January 28 – May 13, 2018
Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, and outsider—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Again and again in the...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Reinvented26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
September 30, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Overview: The collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker brings together works of critically important artists who have changed the course of photography through their...
2018_DC_NGAEW_Whiteread80DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread
September 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
As the first comprehensive survey of the work of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963), this exhibition brings together some 100 objects from the course of the artist’s 30 year career, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Recent10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions: Made in California
Recent Acquisitions: Made in California
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Seven recent acquisitions on view are connected by a profound common denominator—individuality.
Produced across many decades by artists of different backgrounds and orientations, the works cover such movements as Light and...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Steinberg78DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
This special installation of 18 drawings, two photographs, and an assortment of small sculptures by Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) is part of an initiative—dating from the reopening of the East Building galleries in 2016—to include selected modern drawings,...
2019_06_04E1_NGAEW_Animals459DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
June 2 – August 18, 2019
Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. As the first exhibition devoted to the subject, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art covers 17... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_NGAEW_Animals10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
June 2 – August 18, 2019
Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. As the first exhibition devoted to the subject, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art covers 17...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Venice9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
February 20–May 30, 2011

Venice inspired a school of competitive view painters whose achievements are among the most brilliant in 18th-century art. The exhibition celebrates the rich variety of these Venetian views, known as vedute, through some 20 masterworks by...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Folks_16093013DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Folks during reopening day
I ran into several folks on the reopening day: Mara Mayor (with her granddaughter and friend), Perry Chin (being interviewed by Voice of America), and James Ponti (author of "Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery").
Perry Chin was an associate of I.M. Pei, the original architect who designed the East Wing back...
2002_DC_NGAEW_Galleries9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2007_DC_NGAEW_Galleries25DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2008_DC_NGAEW_Galleries97DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2009_DC_NGAEW_Galleries13DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2010_DC_NGAEW_Galleries29DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2011_DC_NGAEW_Galleries108DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2012_DC_NGAEW_Galleries14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2016_DC_NGAEW_Galleries360DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2017_DC_NGAEW_Galleries50DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2016_DC_NGAEW_RT21DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Roof Terrace
2017_DC_NGAEW_RT4DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Roof Terrace
2017_DC_NGA_Adoration12DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Adoration of the Shepherds
Adoration of the Shepherds
c. 1764/1765
Mengs, Anton Raphael
German, 1728 - 1779
2019_10_13C1_NGA_Berruguete125DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
October 13, 2019 – February 17, 2020
Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain is the first major exhibition held outside Spain to celebrate the expressive art of the most important sculptor active on the Iberian Peninsula during the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_NGA_Collects_French136DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
May 21 – August 20, 2017
When Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon, arrived in the United States in 1815, he brought with him his exquisite collection of eighteenth-century French paintings. Put on public view, the works caused a sensation,...
2015_DC_NGA_Corcoran62DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: American Masterworks from the Corcoran, 1815-1940
American Masterworks from the Corcoran, 1815-1940
February 7 – May 3, 2015
In 2014 the National Gallery of Art assumed stewardship of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s renowned collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs. Two installations featuring highlights...
2019_04_15D1_NGA_Pre_Raphaelites236DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: American Pre-Raphaelites
The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
April 14 – July 21, 2019
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the most influential art critic of the Victorian era, the Gallery will present more than 90 paintings, watercolors, and drawings created by American... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_NGA_Barye39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Antoine-Louis Barye Animal Sculptor
2011_DC_NGA_Capitoline10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Capitoline Venus
Important Roman Statue Capitoline Venus Leaves Rome for Second Time Since 1797; Officially on View at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 8 to September 5, 2011

Presentation of Sculpture is First Act of New Sister Cities Relationship; Mayor of Rome to Announce Dream of Rome...
2018_DC_NGA_Cezanne81DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Cézanne Portraits
Cézanne Portraits
March 25 – July 1, 2018
Cézanne Portraits is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The exhibition explores the unconventional aspects of his portraiture, the role his portraits play in the development of his radical style and method, and the range...
2010_DC_NGA_Dale97DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Chester Dale Collection
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection
January 31, 2010–July 31, 2011
Chester Dale's magnificent bequest to the National Gallery of Art in 1962 included a generous endowment as well as one of America's most important collections of French painting from the late 19th and early...
2018_DC_NGA_Corot54DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Corot: Women
Corot: Women
September 9 – December 31, 2018
Camille Corot is best known as the great master of landscape painting in the 19th century who bridged the French neoclassical tradition with the impressionist movement of the 1870s. His figure paintings constitute a much smaller, less well-known portion of...
2018_DC_NGA_Daumier3661DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Daumier's Portrait Busts (36 French Leaders)
2019_DC_NGA_Bey8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
September 12, 2018 – April 21, 2019
For more than 40 years photographer Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has portrayed American youth and those from marginalized communities with sensitivity and complexity. Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project marks the National Gallery of Art's...
2014_DC_NGA_Dancer25DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Degas's Little Dancer
Degas's Little Dancer
October 5, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881), Edgar Degas’s groundbreaking statuette of a young ballerina that caused a sensation at the 1881 impressionist exhibition, takes center stage in an exploration of Degas’s fascination with ballet and his...
2017_DC_NGA_Robbia100DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Della Robbia
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
February 5 – June 4, 2017
Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today,...
2019_DC_NGA_Tintoretto_Ven103DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
March 24 – June 9, 2019
The first exhibition to focus specifically on Tintoretto’s work as a draftsman, Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice provides new ideas about his evolution as a draftsman, about the dating and function of the so-called sculpture drawings, and about...
2017_DC_NGA_Munch24DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Edvard Munch: Color in Context
Edvard Munch: Color in Context
September 3, 2017 – January 28, 2018
In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are revealed in...
2019_06_15A4_NGA_Faces12DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Faces of D.C. Photo Mural
Faces of D.C. Photo Mural
On View Through July 4, 2019
Celebrate the diversity of Washington, DC, with Faces of DC, a photo mural starring faces of the people we encounter every day. (Located at 7th Street & Madison Drive NW)
Made possible by a grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation. (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_NGA_Fragonard58DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures
Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures
October 8 – December 3, 2017
Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, this revelatory exhibition brings together—for the first time—some 14 of the paintings known as the fantasy figures by Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806). He is considered among the most...
2018_DC_NGA_Parks14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019
During the 1940s American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for...
2018_DC_NGA_Heavenly22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
February 25 – July 8, 2018
The Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (1612) depicts the monastery and dramatic rocky terrain of La Verna, the site where Saint Francis received the stigmata. The gifted baroque draftsman Jacopo Ligozzi was hired to...
2016_DC_NGA_History82DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: History
2016_DC_NGA_Mellon102DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: In Celebration of Paul Mellon
In Celebration of Paul Mellon
May 8 – September 18, 2016
Paul Mellon played many crucial roles at the National Gallery of Art in carrying out the founding vision of his father, Andrew, who had laid plans for the museum before his death in 1937. The younger Mellon was a major donor of funds and works...
2018_DC_NGA_Joan_Of_Arc31DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Joan of Arc series (Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel)
2009_DC_NGA_LincolnM15DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Lincoln Memorial
Designing the Lincoln Memorial: Daniel Chester French and Henry Bacon:
February 12, 2009-April 4, 2010
The 6-foot-high plaster working model of the celebrated seated Lincoln statue by American sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850–1931), designed for the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, will be...
2008_DC_NGA_Puryear23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Martin Puryear
A native Washingtonian who has achieved international acclaim, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) has created a distinctive body of sculpture that defies categorization. Serenely quiet and poetic, his work explores natural forms and materials, especially a wide variety of woods, and it engages issues of history,...
2012_DC_NGA_Furniture39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Masterpieces of American Furniture
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830
Opens October 7, 2012, on permanent view
The unveiling of the Kaufman Collection at the National Gallery of Art on the ground floor of the West Building is a landmark moment for the nation's capital, which until this time has...
2013_DC_NGA_Furniture77DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Masterpieces of American Furniture
2017_DC_NGA_Mansen11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Matthias Mansen: Configurations
Matthias Mansen: Configurations
July 23 – December 13, 2017
Matthias Mansen (German, born 1958) creates large-scale woodcuts that explore abstraction and figuration. He advances the tradition of woodblock printing by transforming pieces of scavenged wood—discarded floorboards or fragments of abandoned...
2015_DC_NGA_Memory32DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs
The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund
May 3 – September 13, 2015
The Memory of Time presents work by contemporary artists who investigate the richness and complexity of photography’s relationship to time,...
2018_DC_NGA_Sittow28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
January 28 – May 13, 2018
Considered Estonia's greatest Renaissance artist, Michel Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabella of...
2013_DC_NGA_David14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Michelangelo's David-Apollo
Michelangelo's David-Apollo
December 13, 2012–March 3, 2013
The presentation of the David-Apollo, a marble statue by Michelangelo lent to the National Gallery of Art by the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence, opens the nationwide celebration 2013?The Year of Italian Culture. The graceful figure...
2014_DC_NGA_Monuments59DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Monuments Officers and the NGA
Monuments Officers and the NGA
Introduction:
During World War II the National Gallery of Art (NGA) was deeply involved in efforts to protect art, archives, libraries, historical buildings, and monuments in war theaters.
Several hundred men and women—including art historians, museum and art...
2013_DC_NGA_George7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Owned by George Washington
2017_DC_NGA_Posing65DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B. Menschel
Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B. Menschel
September 17, 2017 – January 28, 2018
A selection of some 60 photographs in the Gallery’s collection made possible by Robert B. Menschel are on view in an exhibition that examines how the act of posing for a portrait changed with the invention of...
2016_DC_NGA_Recent_Drawings27DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings
Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings
July 3, 2016 – January 3, 2017
West Building, Ground Floor - Gallery 22
Overview: Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings encompasses landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lifes, and history subjects that demonstrate the originality of...
2015_DC_NGA_Flesh35DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh
Recent Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh
June 7 – October 4, 2015
Prints were a primary form of artistic expression in sixteenth-century Italy. Better than any other art form, prints satisfied an exploding demand for the images of the day. They ranged from depictions of the...
2018_DC_NGA_Mann20DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
March 4 – May 28, 2018
For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s...
2011_DC_NGA_Louvre31DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre
A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre
June 25, 2011–July 8, 2012
Known today primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph, Samuel F. B. Morse began his career as a painter. One of his most important works is on loan from the Terra Foundation for American...
2018_DC_NGA_Humor186DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sense of Humor
Sense of Humor
July 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content....
2018_DC_NGA_Sharing123DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze
Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze
April 1 – August 5, 2018
Inspired by the acquisition of the important William A. Clark maiolica (glazed Italian ceramics) collection from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and drawing largely on the Gallery’s newly expanded holdings, this...
2016_DC_NGA_Davis114DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
November 20, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Stuart Davis (1892–1964) was an American original. Born in Philadelphia to artists and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, he dropped out of high school to study painting in Manhattan with Robert Henri, the legendary teacher who urged his...
2018_DC_NGA_Chiaroscuro75DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
October 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019
Chiaroscuro woodcuts—color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parmigianino, and Titian, while boasting...
2013_DC_NGA_Dying_Gaul33DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Dying Gaul
The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome
December 12, 2013 – March 16, 2014
Created in the first or second century AD, the Dying Gaul is one of the most renowned works from antiquity. This exhibition marks the first time it has left Italy since 1797, when...
2019_09_28B_NGA_Pastels161DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art
The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art
September 29, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Through the centuries, artists have adopted a variety of approaches to pastel, experimenting with it to achieve exciting and unexpected effects. Featuring approximately 70 exquisite examples drawn... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_NGA_Urban26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Urban Scene: 1920–1950
The Urban Scene: 1920–1950
February 26 – August 6, 2017
American artists of the early 20th century sought to interpret the beauty, power, and anxiety of the modern age in diverse ways. Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints in this...
2017_DC_NGA_Woodner121DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries
The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries
March 12 – July 16, 2017
Some 100 drawings dating from the 14th to the 20th century are presented in an exhibition of masterworks donated by one of the great connoisseurs of the 20th century, Ian Woodner, and his daughters, Dian and Andrea....
2016_DC_NGA_3Centuries171DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Three Centuries of American Prints
Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art
April 3 – July 24, 2016
Since opening in 1941, the Gallery has amassed an outstanding collection of American prints representing the history of American art from the early 18th century to the present. Timed to coincide with the...
2019_03_27D1_NGA_Tintoretto175DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
March 24 – July 7, 2019
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519–1594), the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the special cooperation of the Gallerie dell’Accademia,... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_NGA_Danae3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Titian’s Danaë
Titian’s Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
July 1 – November 6, 2014
One of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance—Titian’s Danae? (1544–1545) from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples—will be on view at the Gallery to celebrate the commencement of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of...
2019_DC_NGA_Tintoretto_Prt38DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
March 24 – June 9, 2019
Completing the panorama of Venetian art in the time Tintoretto is an exhibition that will present some 40 prints from the second half of the 16th century, ranging from the exquisite etchings of Parmigianino and his immediate followers...
2017_DC_NGA_Vermeer126DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry
October 22, 2017 – January 21, 2018
This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from the mid-1650s to around 1680, when they reached the height of their technical ability and...
2019_09_24B_NGA_Verrocchio162DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence
Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence
September 15, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence is the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States on Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488), the innovative artist, painter, sculptor, and... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_NGA_Water77DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age
Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age
July 1 – November 25, 2018
The Dutch rose to greatness from the riches of the sea. During the seventeenth century they became leaders in marine travel, transport, commerce, and security as their massive cargo carriers and warships...
2012_DC_NGA_French11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- French galleries reopen
2010_DC_NGA_Body22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Body Inside and Out
The Body Inside and Out: Anatomical Literature and Art Theory: Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library
July 24, 2010–January 23, 2011
During the Renaissance, a new focus on the science of anatomy came to light. Artists and physicians worked together and formed partnerships -- Leonardo and...
2014_DC_NGA_de_Hooghe23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe
From the Library: The Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe
September 20, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Artistically gifted and socially well connected, Romeyn de Hooghe (1645–1708) can help us to unravel the complexities of the late Dutch Golden Age, particularly through his vast and varied oeuvre of book...
2014_DC_NGA_Planning16DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: City Planning and Improvements
From the Library: Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books
March 1 – September 1, 2014

The Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books allows the National Gallery of Art Library to expand its holdings of books in all areas of architectural studies. One of our main areas of...
2012_DC_NGA_Fleeting14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Fleeting Structures of Early Modern Europe
From the Library: The Fleeting Structures of Early Modern Europe
February 4–July 29, 2012
For centuries, the world has seen its cities enrobed in festive garb for all manner of honorary events. Today, urban centers find themselves revitalized and beautified to host the Olympic Games or celebrate a...
2015_DC_NGA_Florentine30DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance
From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance
February 1 – August 2, 2015

With neither a unified state nor even a common vernacular language among the various regions of the Italian peninsula, printing presses were established in every city and in many smaller towns. The needs of the...
2013_DC_NGA_Book29DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Pre-Raphaelites and the Book
Pre-Raphaelites and the Book
February 17–May 19, 2013
Image: Many artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle not only involved themselves in book design and illustration but were also highly regarded poets in their own right. Organized to complement Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900, this...
2012_DC_NGA_Text12DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Text as Inspiration
Text as Inspiration: Artists' Books and Literature
July 30, 2011–January 29, 2012

Artists' books exemplify the creative and inventive abilities of their makers. Working in a visual and tactile format, they transform the book into a total art concept, with poignant, humorous, and clever results....
2013_DC_NGA_Ovid39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- From the Library: Transformation of Ovid's Metamorphoses
From the Library: The Transformation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
August 10, 2013 – February 9, 2014
By the sixteenth century, Ovid’s Metamorphoses had become the most important single source for mythological lore from the ancient world. It was read in many different languages, from the original Latin to...
2002_DC_NGAP10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2004_DC_NGAP28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2005_DC_NGAP93DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2007_DC_NGAP25DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2008_DC_NGAP39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2010_DC_NGAP29DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2011_DC_NGAP64DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
Including William J. Stone's "Declaration of Independence"
2012_DC_NGAP294DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
Including the reopening of the French wing.
2013_DC_NGAP22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2014_DC_NGAP59DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2015_DC_NGAP70DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2016_DC_NGAP53DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
The Corcoran acquisitions have been incorporated further.
2017_DC_NGAP2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2018_DC_NGAP25DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2019_10_13C2_NGAP19DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_NGAP3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings
2009_DC_NGAP1429DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings (1 of 3)
My summer project was to try to photograph the entire public art collection at the National Gallery of Art.
2009_DC_NGAP2547DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings (2 of 3)
My summer project was to try to photograph the entire public art collection at the National Gallery of Art.
2009_DC_NGAP3343DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings (3 of 3)
My summer project was to try to photograph the entire public art collection at the National Gallery of Art.
1997_DC_NGAS6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
1998_DC_NGAS2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2002_DC_NGAS22DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2004_DC_NGAS76DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2005_DC_NGAS28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2007_DC_NGAS13DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2008_DC_NGAS97DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2009_DC_NGAS186DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2012_DC_NGAS18DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2013_DC_NGAS77DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2014_DC_NGAS5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2015_DC_NGAS10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2016_DC_NGAS8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2017_DC_NGAS3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
2018_DC_NGAS28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture
1999_DC_NGASG10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2002_DC_NGASG11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2003_DC_NGASG5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2004_DC_NGASG2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2005_DC_NGASG20DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2006_DC_NGASG3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2007_DC_NGASG1DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2008_DC_NGASG53DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Including the ice skating rink.
2009_DC_NGASG49DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Several visits:
(090904) Friday night jazz concert. Includes running into Mara Mayor and her granddaughter.
(091021) They're preparing for both the ice skating rink and a new outdoor sculpture.
(091108) Graft by Roxy Paine.

At the National Gallery, art that goes out on a limb
By Blake...
2010_DC_NGASG6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Preparing for the fountains to come back on.
2013_DC_NGASG6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2014_DC_NGASG5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2015_DC_NGASG14DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2016_DC_NGASG12DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Taking down the ice skating ring.
2017_DC_NGASG5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Ice skating rink is still open.
1997_DC_NGA_Shaw8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
1999_DC_NGA_Shaw2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2000_DC_NGA_Shaw2DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2002_DC_NGA_Shaw9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2004_DC_NGA_Shaw5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2008_DC_NGA_Shaw21DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2009_DC_NGA_Shaw26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2013_DC_NGA_Shaw3DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2016_DC_NGA_Shaw13DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial
2019_06_26E1_SIAfri17DC -- Natl Museum of African Art (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIAfri_Currents46DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Currents: Water in African Art
Currents: Water in African Art
July 2016 – Indefintely
Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects in Currents span the continent of Africa to explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes. Objects on view include Akan fish-shaped...
2019_06_26E5_SIAfri_Gold91DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
October 24, 2018 – September 29, 2019
In the cities of the West African nation of Senegal, stylish women have often used jewelry as part of an overall strategy of exhibiting their elegance and prestige. Rooted in the Wolof concept of sanse (dressing up,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_26E3_SIAfri_Healing25DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Healing Arts
Healing Arts
October 3, 2016 – Indefinitely
Greeting visitors in the museum’s entry pavilion, select pieces from the museum’s permanent collection reveal the skill and range of African artists who create art empowered to counter physical, social, and spiritual problems. Works of diverse materials and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_26E4_SIAfri_I_Am105DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
June 20, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Taking its name from a 1970’s feminist anthem, I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa draws upon a selection of artworks by women artists from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection to reveal... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_26E2_SIAfri_Iron84DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
April 17, 2019 – October 20, 2019
For more than two millennia, ironworking has shaped African cultures in the most fundamental ways. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIAfri_Visionary91DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
November 4, 2017 – Permanent
This exhibition comprises the largest long-term presentation of the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection to date. This installation represents the broadest possible range of Africa’s creative visual expressions....
2008_DC_SIAfri_Tishman58DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2009_DC_SIAfri_Tishman103DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2011_DC_SIAfri_Tishman93DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2012_DC_SIAfri_Tishman18DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2005_DC_SIAfri8DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIAfri2DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2009_DC_SIAfri2DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2011_DC_SIAfri2DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SIAfri1DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_NMWA1DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2007_DC_NMWA56DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2010_DC_NMWA95DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2012_DC_NMWA64DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2016_DC_NMWA39DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2018_DC_NMWA50DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts
2019_05_09B3_NMWA75DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_NMWA_Butt40DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
On view December 7, 2018–April 14, 2019
Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt (b. 1969) reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter. While the intricate details...
2018_DC_NMWA_Bound46DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Bound to Amaze
Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career on view July 20–November 25, 2018
This focus exhibition celebrates the vision of Krystyna Wasserman, curator emerita, who assembled NMWA’s collection of more than 1,000 artists’ books over a thirty-year period. Although Wasserman also procured exquisite...
2016_DC_NMWA_Guerrilla_Girls8DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls items outside of the auditorium.
2018_DC_NMWA_Hung_Liu21DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Hung Liu In Print
Hung Liu In Print on view January 19–July 8, 2018
Hung Liu In Print invites viewers to explore the relationship between the artist’s multi-layered paintings and the palpable, physical qualities of her works on paper. To make her prints, Liu (b. 1948) uses an array of printing and collage techniques,...
2019_DC_NMWA_More47DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: More is More: Multiples
More is More: Multiples
On view May 3–September 22, 2019
Distinctively placed between the worlds of art and retail, multiples leap off store shelves and into the hands of consumers, collectors, and museums worldwide. These artist-designed objects (often developed in collaboration with design firms,...
2018_DC_NMWA_Rodarte225DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Rodarte
Rodarte on view November 10, 2018–February 10, 2019
The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA. Rodarte showcases the designers’ visionary concepts, impeccable craftsmanship,...
2016_DC_NMWA_Salon16DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Salon Style
Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection on view January 29–May 22, 2016:
The biennial Salon of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris was the preeminent exhibition venue for artists in the 18th century. In order to exhibit their work, artists had to be members of the Academy....
2019_04_24B2_NMWA_Ursula70DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
On view March 22–July 28, 2019
This landmark exhibition of monumental sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942, Deensen, Germany) illuminates the process by which the artist gives outward visual form to her ideas and emotions. Expressive cedar... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_NMWA_House42DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Women House
Women House on view March 9–May 28, 2018
Featuring work by thirty-six global artists, Women House challenges conventional ideas about gender and the domestic space. The exhibition is inspired by the landmark project Womanhouse, developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. With works that...
2018_DC_NMWA_Living33DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: Making a Living: Women Artists Illustrating Books
Making a Living: Women Artists Illustrating Books
MAR 26 2018–JULY 27 2018
Many women artists in the first half of the twentieth century found work illustrating books. Working for large or niche publishing houses, creating cartoons or caricatures, or writing and illustrating their own books, these...
2019_05_09B4_NMWA_Power79DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change
Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change
April 1 - August 30, 2019
A shared yearning for free expression has animated an enduring solidarity between women poets and artists. Using words and images, brimming with passion and determination, they communicate with and inspire one... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_NMWA_Helena25DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
MAY 12–NOV 14 2014
The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
On view at the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová (1894–1980) was a Czech graphic artist whose 1929 novel Z mého dětství (From My Childhood) is widely acknowledged to be...
2018_DC_NMWA_NYASP34DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Betsabeé Romero
Betsabeé Romero
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic...
2019_DC_NMWA_NYASP30DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Betsabeé Romero
Betsabeé Romero
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic...
2012_DC_NMWA_NYASP6DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Chakaia Booker
Chakaia Booker
Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 27. 2014

Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker works almost exclusively with recycled tires that are cut, shaped and folded, then woven into dynamic, highly textured sculptures. Her large-scale expressive works fuse ecological concerns with explorations of...
2015_DC_NMWA_NYASP20DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Magdalena Abakanowicz
Magdalena Abakanowicz 
Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 27, 2015
This installation included a range of figurative works by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Her monumentally-scaled sculptures of grouped human figures and birds in flight exemplify issues universal to humankind: the power of nature, the force of...
2010_DC_NMWA_NYASP58DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle 
Apr 28 - Nov 7, 2010 & Mar 26 - Oct 30, 2011
Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculptures on view showcased the ancient art form of mosaic in a new, exciting way. Combining dynamic color and form, de Saint Phalle created vibrant, lively figures, which are partly inspired by the famous...
1997_DC_SIRG_Bldg1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
1999_DC_SIRG_Bldg2DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2002_DC_SIRG_Bldg1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2003_DC_SIRG_Bldg4DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2004_DC_SIRG_Bldg1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2007_DC_SIRG_Bldg5DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2008_DC_SIRG_Bldg7DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2009_DC_SIRG_Bldg12DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2010_DC_SIRG_Bldg9DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2012_DC_SIRG_Bldg2DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2014_DC_SIRG_Bldg3DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2015_DC_SIRG_Bldg37DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2016_DC_SIRG_Bldg3DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
The "Dedicated to [the Future of] Art" neon sign has been removed. It was controversial when it was put up for Wonder exhibit.
2017_DC_SIRG_Bldg4DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2018_DC_SIRG_Bldg10DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2010_DC_SIRG_Gaman44DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Art of Gaman
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011
The exhibit features more than 120 arts-and-crafts objects made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II, along with photographs illustrating life in the...
2016_DC_SIRG_Connections251DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Connections
Connections: Contemporary Craft from the Permanent Collection at the Renwick Gallery
July 1, 2016 – Indefinitely
The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living in the modern world. The...
2019_06_03B3_SIRG_Connections108DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
March 29, 2019 – Indefinitely
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIRG_Disrupting101DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
November 9, 2018 – May 5, 2019
Disrupting Craft presents the work of Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco, four artists who challenge the conventional definitions of craft by imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotional...
2019_06_27A1_SIRG_Ruffner30DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Ginny Ruffner combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience in Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination. Visitors to the exhibition will use a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_07C5_SIRG_Ruffner16DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Ginny Ruffner combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience in Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination. Visitors to the exhibition will use a... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIRG_Schwarcz54DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation
March 10, 2017 – August 20, 2017
The exhibition will be the first retrospective spanning of the artist's entire career including works never seen before in public from her personal collection. June Schwarcz was the foremost enamelist in the country and known for...
2019_06_27A2_SIRG_Sherrill102DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Michael Sherrill Retrospective
Michael Sherrill Retrospective
June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
In his delicately rendered sculptures in clay, glass, and metal, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see the natural world anew. Sherrill’s most recent work reveals his naturalist’s sensitivity... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIRG_Murder_Hobby119DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Murder Is Her Hobby
Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
October 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deathexplores the unexpected intersection between craft and forensic science. Frances Glessner...
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_Beyond136DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick
No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick
In addition to the in-gallery presentation of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, the Renwick is expanding beyond its walls for the first time through an outdoor extension of the exhibition entitled No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, displaying sculptures from...
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_Art572DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
2019_06_03B2_SIRG_Burning_Art24DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Back to the temple. (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_07C4_SIRG_Burning_Art27DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Back to the temple. (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIRG_Burning_Art15DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
The moving van showed up during the Trump/Fox shutdown to send the Art of Burning Man off to its next stop. It was a disappointing way to end such a great exhibit -- it should have had a lot of visitors in its final weeks.
David Best's Temple is the only piece left in the museum itself. There is at...
2017_DC_SIRG_Parallax34DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Parallax Gap
Parallax Gap
July 1, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Parallax Gap transforms the Renwick Gallery's Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a visual puzzle. This immersive, site-specific installation explores examples of interplay between craft and architecture through a ceiling-suspended structure running the...
2010_DC_SIRG_Bresler34DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection
A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection:
A Revolution in Wood celebrates the magnificent gift of sixty-six pieces of turned and carved wood to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the noted collectors, Fleur and Charles Bresler. Works by some of the best-known wood artists in the United States...
2017_DC_SIRG_Araluce25DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Rick Araluce: The Final Stop
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop
October 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop transforms a gallery into an abandoned underground subway platform in the artist’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast. Stepping on to the platform, visitors are enveloped in the illusion of an...
2016_DC_SIRG_Visions236DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016
"Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016"
"Visions and Revisions" presents the work of emerging artists Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask and Norwood Viviano, who take innovative approaches to their chosen mediums--including raw clay, bone, ceramics, glass and metal--and who...
2017_DC_SIRG_Voulkos59DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
April 7, 2017 – August 20, 2017
This is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, who completely re-invented his medium of proper ceramics technique and form. Aproximately thirty-five examples from this crucial body of early work will be...
2015_DC_SIRG_Wonder218DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: WONDER
WONDER
November 13, 2015 – July 10, 2016 (2nd Floor section closes May 8, 2016)
WONDER, the opening exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery, features site-specific installations that transform the galleries into a contemporary “cabinet of wonders.” Nine major contemporary artists, Jennifer...
2016_DC_SIRG_Wonder27DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: WONDER
WONDER
November 13, 2015 – July 10, 2016 (2nd Floor section closes May 8, 2016)
WONDER, the opening exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery, features site-specific installations that transform the galleries into a contemporary “cabinet of wonders.” Nine major contemporary artists, Jennifer...
1999_DC_SIRG_Salon1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2002_DC_SIRG_Salon19DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2003_DC_SIRG_Salon12DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2004_DC_SIRG_Salon42DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2005_DC_SIRG_Salon70DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2008_DC_SIRG_Salon12DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2009_DC_SIRG_Salon105DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
The Grand Salon was redone this year. Some visits:
(20090417) Pictures of them packing up the old Catlin exhibit
(20090528) Pictures of the soon-to-open Grand Salon.
(20090608) Pictures of the Grand Salon after its reopening.

From http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2009/gran...
2002_DC_SIRG_Oct3DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2004_DC_SIRG_Oct1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2005_DC_SIRG_Oct4DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2007_DC_SIRG_Oct1DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2010_DC_SIRG_Oct6DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2013_DC_SIRG_Oct2DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2015_DC_SIRG_Oct43DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Octagon Room (when not part of another exhibit)
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_BOD_180330103DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Opening Day: No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour
Discover the Golden Triangle neighborhood and the outdoor sculptures of No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick during this walking tour with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft. Meet outside Renwick Gallery entrance, Pennsylvania Avenue. (Weather permitting.)
No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick,...
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_AOD_18033040DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Opening Day: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Folks here included Stephanie Stebich, Betsy Broun, David Best (designed the Temple), Serge Beaulieu (of Hybycozo) (Deep Thought), Richard Wilks (Evotrope), and Christopher Schardt (Nova).
1997_DC_SIRG_Perm5DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
1999_DC_SIRG_Perm6DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2002_DC_SIRG_Perm22DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2003_DC_SIRG_Perm35DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2004_DC_SIRG_Perm50DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2005_DC_SIRG_Perm28DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
High Fiber: Illustrates the diversity of contemporary art created with fiber and presents many of the important milestones of the American fiber art movement from the mid-twentieth century to the twenty-first century.
What is fiber? The word is used to describe materials like thread, yard, or felt and...
2007_DC_SIRG_Perm7DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2008_DC_SIRG_Perm28DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2010_DC_SIRG_Perm45DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2013_DC_SIRG_Perm27DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_BPP_18032994DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour
The artists involved in the Beyond the Renwick portion of the No Spectators exhibit explained their sculptures. Folks here were:
* Mischell Riley's Maya’s Mind
* HYBYCOZO (Serge Beaulieu spoke), Golden Spike
* Laura Kimpton's XOXO
* Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson's Ursa Major
* Kate Raudenbush's...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2019_10_24B_Rogers139NPC -- Faith in American Public Life w/Melissa Rogers, Sabrina Dent, Imam Mohamed Magid, and Rabbi David Saperstein
As part of Melissa Rogers' book tour for "Faith in American Public Life", a panel discussion was held at the National Press Club. Welcome and Opening Remarks: * David Aycock, Interim Director at Baylor University Press, Associate Director for Sales, Marketing, & Publicity Moderator: * Mike McCurr... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_11E1_Pilkey362Library of Congress -- Event: Dav Pilkey (Do Good Tour)
Come see Dav Pilkey talk about his books and his Do Good initiative! Please join us for a special evening with Dav Pilkey, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event. International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour. ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_01D_Bookfair150NPC -- 42nd Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2019)
One hundred authors -- and their books -- will be under one roof at the National Press Club, just in time for the gift-giving season. Navigate national politics and history, whisk your way to tasty treats, or laugh with your little one during the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 1. ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_27A_Chappelle179DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2019 -- Dave Chappelle)
Folks shown here include: Q-Tip, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kenan Thompson, Aziz Ansari, David Rubenstein, Morgan Freeman, ???, Kidd O'Shea (ABC 7), Fab Five Freddie, Robert L. Johnson, ???, ???, John Legend, Neal Brennan, ??? (again), David Rubenstein (again), Jeff Ross, Common, Sarah Silverman, Aziz... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17B_Callbox99DC -- Callboxes
Including the new women's callboxes installed by Charles Bergen Studios: Downtown BID Callboxes DowntownDC Business Improvement District Callboxes, Washington, DC. Bronze Portraits of four African American Women and five Caucasian Women who helped shape Washington, DC. The Artwork is located on n... (Partially reviewed)


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