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Aquatint: 
From Its Origins to Goya

National Gallery of Art

  Some 100 works in aquatint—a printmaking technique that became popular in 18th-century Europe—are included in this exhibit that explores the medium’s influence on art publishing, travel and the rise of neoclassicism.  

Vija Celmins

Glenstone Museum

Glenstone spotlights American artist Vija Celmins, known for her powerful depictions of the natural world, from ocean currents to the night sky, as well as her portrayals of everyday objects. Works on view include paintings, drawings, mezzotints and sculpture.

Successions: 
Traversing US Colonialism

KATZEN ARTS CENTER

  Amber Robles-Gordon, a mixed-media visual artist of Puerto Rican and West Indian descent, examines past and present policies of the U.S. in its territories and in Washington. Her abstract paintings, collages and quilts spark a dialog about marginalized communities and their access to resources and citizenship—especially during crises.

Alma W. Thomas: 
Everything Is Beautiful

The Phillips Collection

  This show chronicles the life and work of Alma Thomas (1891-1978). Raised in rural Georgia, Thomas was Howard University’s first art department graduate and the first Black artist to have a solo show at New York’s Whitney Museum. The Phillips spotlights many of her watercolors, aerial landscapes and colorful, large-scale abstractions that celebrate beauty […]

Nicolas Party: Draw the Curtain

Hirshhorn Museum

A mammoth work by Swiss artist Nicolas Party, 829 feet in circumference, hides ongoing construction outside the recently reopened Hirshhorn. Digitally printed on scrim, the work encircles the museum with portraits based on classical sculpture, peeking out from trompe l’oeil drapery. Photo: Tony Powell

Life of a Neuron

Artechouse 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

  Visitors experience what it would be like to travel through the human brain during this immersive, technology-driven event. A collaborative project between artists and scientists, it simulates neuron activity throughout the life cycle.

Hokusai: Mad About Painting

FREER | SACKLER

  After this exhibit was cut short by the pandemic in 2019, the Freer has reopened it with more works by Katsushika Hokusai. Among the folding screens, scrolls and drawings on display, visitors will have an opportunity to view the Japanese artists’ rarely seen masterpiece, Breaking Waves.

Night of Trees

Local designers create stunning holiday trees and festive wreaths to be auctioned off during this virtual event. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics District of Columbia. Now in its 37th year, the gala will include entertainment, a make-your-own cocktail demonstration and live and silent auctions, all held via Zoom. Participating designers include Studio Q Designs, Kristin Try […]

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

National Museum of the American Indian Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Featuring monumental glass works and installations by Tlingit American artist Preston Singletary, this immersive exhibit chronicles the story of Raven, believed to be the creator of the world. Viewers will discover how Raven transformed darkness to light by releasing the sun, the moon and the stars. Original music and storytelling round out the experience.

Washington Winter Antiques Show

Katzen Arts Center at American University

This annual event welcomes more than 40 exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe showcasing broad collections of antiques and fine art. Scheduled lectures include a panel on January 8 with area designers Laura Hodges and Janie Molster.

Home + Remodeling Show

DULLES EXPO CENTER

Exhibits by more than 200 home-improvement companies will connect attendees with specialists in the fields of kitchen and bath design, appliances, home décor, construction and renovation, smart-home technology and more. Experts will present useful and informative lectures and seminars throughout the event.

Light Up the Season

    Taking inspiration from young patients at Childrens National, local designers fabricate festive trees and other holiday décor—all on display in the Four Seasons lobby. Visitors are welcome to view these one-of-a-kind creations there or at a weekend holiday market featuring the work of local artisans. Proceeds benefit Childrens National.

American Craft Made / Baltimore

Baltimore Convention Center

A necklace by Amy Blair. Now in its 45th year, the event formerly known as the Baltimore American Craft Show returns. More than 300 artists will display creations in ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, basketry and more. For the first time, admission is free but donations are encouraged to support the nonprofit event. The show […]

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