“American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection.” The museum’s first major photography exhibition drawn from its permanent collection features more than 130 20th-century American photographs by more than 30 artists, including Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt and others. At Phillips Collection. Through Sept. 13.
“Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom.” The Finnish media artist’s 2013 work “Kurdrjavka [Little Ball of Fur]” is displayed. At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Aug. 9.
“Black Box: Sharon Hayes.” Baltimore-born artist Sharon Hayes’s 38-minute video “Ricerche: three” is put on view. At Baltimore Museum of Art. Through July 19.
“Cambodia 1975-1979.” The exhibition brings to light the brutal policies undertaken by the Khmer Rouge regime, which ended up killing nearly 2 million people. At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Through October 2017. “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria.” This exhibition features Alonge’s photos documenting the rituals, pageantry and regalia of the royal court. At National Museum of African Art. Through Sept. 24. “Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.” An exhibition featuring 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events and consequences of the conflict. At National Museum of the American Indian. Through Dec. 29. “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue.” In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition exploring the museum’s history. At National Museum of African Art. Through Jan. 24. “Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns.” Examining the history of metalpoint, this exhibition features 90 drawings from the late Middle National Ages Galleryto theof Art, present. West At Building. Through July 26.
“Elaine de Kooning: Portraits.” A display of gestural portraits by de Kooning that depict her friends and family. At National Portrait Gallery. Through Jan. 10.
“Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze.” An exhibition of portraits of celebrities that works to question the roles of the subjects, artists and viewers in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze. At National Portrait Gallery. Through July 10, 2016. “From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.” A reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection, items collected by William T. Walters and his son, Henry. At Walters Art Museum. Through April 17.
“Gold in the Ancient Americas.” More than 50 gold artifacts created in Central and South America between A.D. 500 and 1500 are displayed in this exhibition, which explores the ways ancient peoples used gold to create symbols of wealth and power. At Walters Art Museum. Through Oct. 11. “Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family.” The story of the Plummers — a 19th-century family in Prince George’s County that was scattered by slavery and struggled to reunite after the Civil War — is chronicled through a family member’s diary, and with video clips, artifacts and photographs. At Anacostia Community Museum. Through Dec. 27. “Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons.” An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress’s Herbert L. Block Collection. At Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through March 19. “Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation.” Bjarke Ingels Group’s design exhibition of more than 60 models of projects from Europe and the United States focuses on architecture shaped by local culture and climate. At National Building Museum. Through Aug. 30. “How the Civil War Changed Washington.” The exhibit examines how the war changed the composition of Washington, from its population boom to neighborhoods springing up on the city’s outskirts. At Anacostia Community Museum. Through Nov. 15.
“I Want Justice!” With a special focus on the ongoing trials in Cambodia, this exhibition highlights the history of efforts to hold perpetrators of genocide accountable. At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Through October 2017. “In Light of the Past: Celebrating 25 Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art.” Presented in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the gallery’s photography program, this exhibition features 175 photos from the NGA’s collection. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through July 26. “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology.” An exhibition of artifacts from National Geographic and the Penn Museum and a collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives. At National Geographic. Through Jan. 3. “Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post.” The exhibition shines a light on how Post’s enthusiasm for finely made objects extended to her taste in fashion. At Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Through Dec. 31. “Intersections @ 5: Contemporary Art Projects at the Phillips.” This exhibition presents works by Intersections artists that have been acquired to date, both pieces that were featured in past installations and new works that are reminiscent or emblematic of the projects. At Phillips Collection. Through Oct. 25.
“Jacob Lawrence: Struggle ... From the History of the American People.” This series of works by Lawrence depicts scenes from the Revolutionary War through the great westward expansion. At Phillips Collection. Through Aug. 9.
“Mingering Mike’s Supersonic Greatest Hits.” An installation featuring objects from the museum’s collection of more than 100 pieces of musical collectibles made between 1965 and 1979 by the self-taught D.C. artist known as Mingering Mike. At Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Aug. 2. “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.” Aquariums with live fish, including a juvenile alligator gar, along with sculptures, displays and games, showcase the world’s largest freshwater fishes. At National Geographic. Through Oct. 11.
“Mr. Eddy Lives!” More than 100 paintings and portraits by late Florida artist Eddy Mumma (a.k.a. Mr. Eddy) are displayed. At American Visionary Art Museum. Through April 30. “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” An exhibition exploring the relationship between Native American nations and the United States. At National Museum of the American Indian. Through fall 2018. “New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz.” The third installation of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project features five works by Abakanowicz. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Sept. 27. “On Paper: Spin, Crinkle, Pluck.” An exhibition of eight prints and drawings by artists Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Brown, Mona Hatoum and others. Each image is created by an action rather than being a representation of it. For instance, Brown pirouettes directly on an etching plate to show a spinning foot. At Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Sept. 20. “Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015.” A showcase of female contemporary artists who focus on redefining the relationship among women, nature and art. Through a diverse array of media, the artists depict fragile ecosystems alongside landscapes. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Sept. 13. “Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics.” Patterned Japanese ceramics made using a 17th-century technique are displayed. At Freer Gallery of Art. Through June 14.
“Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre.” Waterston re-imagined James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room in this exhibition, which explores the tensions between art and money, ego and patronage,
and the Peacock Room’s beauty and past. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Jan. 2, 2017. “Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues.” An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block’s cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. At Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through March 19. “Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens.” An exhibition of screen paintings of landscapes from the 16th and early 17th centuries made using ink painting techniques assimilated from China. At Freer Gallery of Art. Through Sept. 6.
“Shirin Neshat: Facing History.” Selections of photography and films by Neshat that highlight how cultural and political events impacted her work are on view. At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Sept. 20. “Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust.” An exhibition examining the role of ordinary people within the Third Reich and across Europe in the execution of Nazi racial policies. At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Through 2016.
“Super Natural.” The exhibition juxtaposes classical works with photographs, books and videos by contemporary artists who share their artistic foremothers’ uninhibited view of flora and fauna. Featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Maria Sibylla Merian, Patricia Piccinini, Rachel Ruysch, Kiki Smith and Sam Taylor-Johnson. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Sept. 13.
“The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi.” An exhibition of nearly 70 paintings and drawings is the first overview of the artist’s work in decades. At Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Aug. 30. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.” An exhibition of 19 large-format portraits of influential baby boomers captured by the photographer and filmmaker. At Newseum. Through July 5. “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists.” Forty contemporary artists’ works inspired by Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century poem are displayed. At National Museum of African Art. Through Nov. 2. “The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster.” An exhibition exploring life’s key moments through the works of inventors, scientists, Founding Fathers, dreamers and saints. Some highlights include an exploration of religious groups and a peek into the spiritual life of musician Jimi Hendrix. At American Visionary Art Museum. Through Aug. 30.
“Time Covers the 1960s.” An exhibition featuring original cover art from the museum’s Time magazine collection reveals the newsmakers, trends and happenings that defined the 1960s. At National Portrait Gallery. Through Aug. 9. “Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles Our Stories.” More than 100 pieces span 3,000 years and five continents and features clothing, adornments and other fabrics that articulate a sense of self and status for cultures and religions. At the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum. Through Aug. 24.
“Watch This! Revelations in Media Art.” An exhibition of 45 works of art from 1941 to 2013 that highlights the ways artists have used technological innovation to create artistic revolution. At Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Sept. 7.
7 “Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh.” A display of some two dozen Renaissance-era prints inspired by major masters of the period. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Oct. 4.
20 “Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705).” Featured in this exhibition are examples of Shanren’s works, with a selection of paintings and calligraphy dating from the 1660s through his peak professional years in the 1680s and 1690s. At Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3. 24 “Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2015 Finalists.” In conjunction with Artscape, the museum presents a special exhibition of the finalists for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. At Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Aug. 9.
26 “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire.” To celebrate the construction of the Inka Road, which linked Cusco to the farthest reaches of the empire, the exhibition digs into its early foundations and the technologies that made building the road possible. At National Museum of the American Indian. Through June 1, 2018.
28 “Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art.” To celebrate the Rinpa aesthetic, the exhibition features 37 paintings, ceramics, woodblock-printed books and lacquers by Korin and later artists inspired by the design movement. At Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3. 28 “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s
Eye.” More than 40 paintings from 1875 through 1882 — Caillebotte’s most impressionistic period — are displayed, providing a deeper understanding of his character, aesthetic and artistic contributions. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Oct. 4.
28 “Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638).” The first monographic exhibition on the Dutch painter offers insight into his mannerist style and ability. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Oct. 4.
1 “American Enterprise.” An exhibition that shines a light on the interaction between business and innovation, and the creation and continual reinvention of American business and life. At National Museum of American History. Indefinitely.
1 “Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project.” The nearly 4,000-square-foot exhibition space allows visitors to learn how new technologies, such as bicycles and electric refrigerators, and social changes affected each other and influenced American life. At National Museum of American History. Indefinitely.
3 “One Life: Dolores Huerta.” This exhibition highlights Huerta’s significant role in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and ’70s, and is the first “One Life” exhibition devoted to a Latina. At National Portrait Gallery. Through May 15. 4 “The BEACH.” Spanning the building’s Great Hall, this interactive architectural installation brings the summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, with an ocean made of nearly 1 million recyclable translucent plastic balls. At National Building Museum. Through Sept. 7. 11 “Vietnam’s Ceramics: Depth and Diversity.” The museum’s first exhibition since 2005 focused solely on Vietnamese ceramics shines a light on 23 works that exemplify the art of ceramic-making in Southeast Asia. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Dec. 31. 25 “Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions.” The exhibition celebrates recent and promised gifts to the museum, including classical Southeast Asian sculpture and contemporary photography from the seventh century to the present. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Dec. 13.
1 “Above and Beyond.” Using fully immersive experiences, the exhibition explores the impact of aerospace and offers both a retrospective and forward-thinking view on the innovation and science behind flight. At National Air and Space Museum. Through Jan. 3. 7 “Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art.” Organized by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, this showcase presents the address books of American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Joseph Cornell. At Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Nov. 1. 8 “From the Library: Photobooks After Frank.” This exhibition focuses on the role of the photobook and how it shaped photography into a viable fine art. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through Feb. 7. 29 “Perspectives: Lara Baladi.” Baladi, an Egyptian-Lebanese artist, showcases her experimental photography, which focuses on how the medium shaped perceptions of the Middle East. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through June 5.
“Perspectives: Lara Baladi,” opening in August at the Sackler, will feature the artist’s bold “Oum el Dounia (TheMother of theWorld).”