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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

House and Home

  • Through Monday, May 1, 2017

Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

  • Through Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry.

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Art and Me: Become a Conservator!

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Visit our immersive installation Filthy Lucre and explore how art and science collide when conservators preserve precious works of art. Then, return to the ImaginAsia classroom and work with a Freer|Sackler conservator to learn about the process of repairing a work of art. This program is designed for children ages 3–5 with adult participation.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

Art and Me: Become a Conservator!

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Visit our immersive installation Filthy Lucre and explore how art and science collide when conservators preserve precious works of art. Then, return to the ImaginAsia classroom and work with a Freer|Sackler conservator to learn about the process of repairing a work of art. This program is designed for children ages 3–5 with adult participation.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A sixth-century sculpture meets new technology in this interactive installation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Cabaret National Tour

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Hippodrome Theatre

The acclaimed Broadway classic returns to Baltimore for a limited time, April 26th-May 1st

Categories: Arts, Theater, Dance

Cabaret National Tour

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Hippodrome Theatre

The acclaimed Broadway classic returns to Baltimore for a limited time, April 26th-May 1st

Categories: Arts, Theater, Dance

Containment/Release

Glen Echo Park

Containment/Release is by Judith Pratt and Fabiola Yurciscin. Yurcisin’s woven structures, cages, and installations present objects that question our concept of beauty and waste, as well as challenge our view of cultural norms. Pratt’s wall installations, fragments, and totems combine utilitarian materials that produce an unconventional sense of gesture and movement.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Exhibit: Next Level Craft - Cutting Edge Handicraft from Sweden

House of Sweden

A mesmerizing handicraft exhibit with its own music video and soundtrack

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Archival materials show one man’s encounter with a notable ancient site.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Jennifer Koh, Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski

The Phillips Collection

75th Anniversary Commission

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Orbit

The Art League Gallery

A juried exhibit of artwork in all media showcasing movement, cycles, and revolutions.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

Categories: Arts

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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 el Dounia (The Mother of the World), a large-scale tapestry based on a photographic collage.

Categories: Arts, Free

Peter Kepharts' FirePaintings

Zenith Gallery

Burn a hole in your pocket the right way with Peter Kepharts' elemental FirePaintings. Come join us at Zenith Gallery for a weekend of opening receptions and artist demonstrations as Peter Kephart transforms a plain piece of cotton rag paper into a completely unique work of art by combining fire with other elemental forces of water, earth and wind.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Portrait Story Days: Albert Einstein

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Young visitors and their families may drop by to listen to a story about Albert Einstein and complete an art project.

Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the May Featured Artists exhibit, Sea & Sky, reminiscent of days unfolding under cloudless skies, sunrise walks, and wind swept dunes.  The exhibit features the sculptural copper designs of Anne Jordan, and the richly textured mixed media paintings of Karen Watson, in this illustration of our long-standing and enthralling relationship with the Sea & Sky.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium, MD

Maryland State Fairgrounds

Enjoy the work of 250+ artisans with your family and friends at the 38th Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium, MD!
 

Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

From abandoned desert cities to the extraordinary transformation of Mecca, Symbolic Cities presents Ahmed Mater’s observations on economic and urban change in Saudi Arabia.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Teresa Oaxaca: Misfits

The Art League Gallery

Teresa Oaxaca’s recent paintings explore themes of clowns, dolls, human effigies, and painted faces.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition reconstructs how Whistler’s unrealized quest for “the perfection of art” intersected with less-rarified concerns about patronage, payment, and professional reputation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The Target Gallery Presents Lisa Kellner: Always into Now

Target Gallery

Lisa Kellner’s site-responsive Paintings in Space use the room as a canvas. She creates organic, ethereal forms from silk. Viewers experience the intimacy of being absorbed with a room-sized painting. This is the first exhibition as part of the Target Gallery’s New Media Invitational and is funded, in part, by March150 participants.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Dedicated to teaching young artisans traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving Afghanistan’s proud cultural legacy. This exhibition transforms the International Gallery into a visit to Old Kabul.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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