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“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.

JUNE

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.

JULY

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.

AU­GUST

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.

LARA BAL­ADI/COUR­TESY OF ARTHUR M. SACK­LER GALLERY

“Per­spec­tives: Lara Bal­adi,” open­ing in Au­gust at the Sack­ler, will fea­ture the artist’s bold “Oum el Dou­nia (TheMother of the­World).”

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