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Thursday, December 25

  • Ends January 1st 2015

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Thomas Dewing Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan

    May 18, 2013 - Jan 1, 2015

    This exhibition juxtaposes landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing with Japanese works that museum founder Charles Freer acquired.

  • Ends January 4th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Robert Mapplethorpe, El Anatsui and more A Tribute to Anita Reiner

    Oct 14, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

    An exhibition in memory of Anita Reiner, featuring 13 works from Anita's wide-ranging and highly personal collection of contemporary art.

  • Ends January 6th 2015

  • Morton Fine Art

    1781 Florida Avenue NW  / +12026282787 / mortonfineart.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

    KESHA BRUCE The Guardians

    Dec 13, 2014 - Jan 6, 2015

    A continuing exploration of France-based artist Kesha Bruce's “Guardians” series.

  • Ends January 11th 2015

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Salvatore Scarpitta Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler CURRENT PICK

    Jul 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

    Focus exhibition covers artist's main bodies of work: Extramurals, car-part paintings, racecars, & sleds. Incl only racecars outside Europe.

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Theo van Rysselberghe, and more Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music

    Sep 27, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

    More than 70 paintings and works on paper show how Neo-Impressionists used stylization and color to create dreamlike landscapes and figures.

  • Ends January 31st 2015

  • Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)

    10 I Street SW, Capitol Skyline Hotel / Room 434  / +12022347103 / wpadc.org
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

    Amber Robles Gordon South Capitol Skyscape: Amber Robles Gordon

    Nov 3, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015

    The second project in the series of large-scale installations on the facade of the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

  • Ends February 27th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Duncan Phillips The Journals of Duncan Phillips

    Mar 14, 2014 - Feb 27, 2015

    Museum founder’s journals illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.

  • Ends March 8th 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Bernardí Roig NO/Escape

    Oct 24, 2014 - Mar 8, 2015

    Roig installs sculptural works in unexpected interior and exterior spaces, challenging visitors to rethink the definition of the museum.

  • Ends March 22nd 2015

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

    Sep 13, 2014 - Mar 22, 2015

    The first exhibition of its kind to focus on nasta‛liq, a calligraphic script that developed in the fourteenth century in Iran.

  • Ends April 6th 2015

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Eija-Liisa Ahtila, David Claerbout, Flatform, Clemens von Wedemeyer, etc Days of Endless Time

    Oct 16, 2014 - Apr 6, 2015

    Meditative moving-image works counter the accelerated media age, suspending or attenuating time or evoking a sense of timelessness.

  • Ends April 19th 2015

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Ragnar Kjartansson Black Box: Ragnar Kjartansson

    Oct 28, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015

    Video of a performance at the 2013 Venice Biennale in which a brass band plays aboard a small wooden boat piloted along an arcaded canal.

  • Ends May 31st 2015

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Georgia O'Keeffe, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, and others O’Keeffe and Friends: Dialogues with Nature

    Sep 11, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    Works from the 1900s-1940s reveal how these leading American modernists each developed their own personal abstract language with nature.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia

    Nov 22, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, the exhibit provides glimpses of travels across the Asia continent.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

    Nov 22, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture.

  • Ends June 7th 2015

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Chiharu Shiota Perspectives

    Aug 18, 2014 - Jun 7, 2015

    Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

    Oct 11, 2014 - Jun 7, 2015

    Wendell Phillips, a young paleontologist and geologist, headed one of the largest archaeological expeditions to remote South Arabia.

  • Ends June 14th 2015

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan

    Dec 13, 2014 - Jun 14, 2015

    Zen Buddhism, tea, and ink painting—well-known expressions of Japanese culture—have their roots in Chinese arts and ideas.

  • Ends December 31st 2015

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Peacock Room Comes to America

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    For the first time, the renowned Peacock Room has been restored to its appearance in 1908, when Freer used it to display Asian ceramics.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    James McNeill Whistler Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The works exemplify both Freer's philosophy of collecting and Whistler's self-conscious synthesis of western and Asian artistic traditions.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran

    Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2015

    The installation explores the meaning behind the overarching artistic and technical characteristics of Iranian luxury metalwork.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Nile and Ancient Egypt

    Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    These exceptional artifacts made of glass, wood, and stone, illuminate the important role water animals played in ancient Egypt.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Jars

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    This display of ten jars will include the prototypical Chinese version, as well as variations from Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Arts of China

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Arts of China features a variety of objects from the permanent collection. Much of the exhibition is dedicated to ancient Chinese jades.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    Over 100 of the Freer's jades and bronzes- among the greatest treasures of Chinese art outside China—return to public view after a decade.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Chinese Ceramics: 10th-13th Century

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    Two dozen Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection highlight glazes and the skills of Song dynasty artisans.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    These icons still represent specific Buddhist teachings. Commissioned by emperors and commoners, they convey the promise of peace.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Silk Road Luxuries from China

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Silk Road enabled the long-distance exchange of luxury goods—colorful silks, silver and gold objects, and delicate glass.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Xu Bing Monkeys Grasp for the Moon

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    “Monkeys Grasp for the Moon” is a suspended sculpture designed specifically for the Sackler Gallery by Chinese artist Xu Bing.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Japanese Screens

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    The nearly two hundred screens held by the Freer Gallery constitute one of the most important collections of its type in the world.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    The Religious Art of Japan

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    Works from the Freer's collection of Japanese religious art are on view in several thematically organized exhibitions.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015

    The Korean gallery reopens with an exhibition embodying the evolution of the distinctive Korean ceramic decoration known as sanggam.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    A long-term installation showcasing the extraordinary range of South Asian and Himalayan art in the collection.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice

    Oct 18, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

    In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased 26 atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler, the start of their partnership.

  • Ends January 17th 2016

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Martin Puryear, Max Ernst, Mary Callery, Tomonori Toyofuku, etc. Speculative Forms

    Jun 16, 2014 - Jan 17, 2016

    Exhibition of sculpture from the collection aims to break down and reassess art-historical categories.

  • Ends October 2nd 2016

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW  / +12026334674 / hirshhorn.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Janine Antoni, Alighiero e Boetti, Cai Guo-Qiang, Bruce Nauman, etc. At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection

    Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 2, 2016

    Thematic installations of works from the past 75 years.

  • Ends December 31st 2016

  • The Phillips Collection

    1600 21st Street NW  / +12023872151 / phillipscollection.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11pm to 6pm

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jacob Lawrence, Rothko, Wolfgang Laib Permanent Collection

    Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2016

    One of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary American and European art.

  • Smithsonian: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    1050 Independence Avenue SW  / +12026334880 / asia.si.edu
    10am to 5:30pm daily

    Arts of the Islamic World

    Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016

    Works on view represent the 3 principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book and objects.

  • Ends March 11th 2017

  • The National Gallery of Art

    Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW  / +12027374215 / nga.gov
    Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

    The National Gallery of Art presents exhibitions and collections of ancient to modern art. Please contact museum for more information.

    Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam

    Mar 10, 2013 - Mar 11, 2017