“40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World — The Photography of Howard G. Buffett”
The exhibit features 40 pictures from the philanthropist and farmer’s tour of 135 countries. Newseum. Through Jan. 3.
“Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition”
The traveling exhibition targeting kids ages 7 to 12 kicks off its tour in Washington and includes 20 displays that focus on the themes of “up,” “faster,” “higher,” “farther” and “smarter.” National Air and Space Museum. Through Jan. 3.
“American by Belief”
Abraham Lincoln’s policies on immigration are explored. President Lincoln’s Cottage. Through Nov. 1, 2017.
“American Crazy Quilts”
Seven quilts made from a variety of scraps and techniques are displayed. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Nov. 29.
“Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions”
The exhibit highlights gifts of Asian art given to the museum and includes a range of works, from Buddhist sculptures to photography. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Dec. 13.
“Art Pottery and Glass in America, 1880s-1920s”
A display highlighting the craftsmanship of potters and glassmakers who created decorative wares between 1880 and 1910. National Museum of American History. Through April 24, 2017.
“Arts of the Islamic World”
Works on display examine architecture, bookbinding and sculpture. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection”
Installations in the newly renovated galleries highlight the museum’s collection. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through April 17.
Baker artist awards
A multidisciplinary exhibition featuring works by the 2014 and 2015 winners of the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Nov. 15.
“Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art”
To celebrate the Rinpa aesthetic, the exhibition features 37 paintings, ceramics, wood block printed books and lacquers by Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and later artists inspired by the design movement. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“British Guiana One-Cent Magenta: The World’s Most Famous Stamp”
The exhibition puts the world’s rarest stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, on display. National Postal Museum. Through November 2017.
“Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge”
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the chamber music patron’s birth, the library presents a 40item exhibit celebrating her life in the Performing Arts Reading Room foyer. Library of Congress. Through Jan. 23.
“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. National Museum of African Art. Through Jan. 10.
“China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)”
The photographer’s images are paired with pieces from the Qing dynasty. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum. Through Feb. 14.
“Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century”
The exhibition features 12 items from the museum’s collection that highlight ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“Civic Pride: Group Portraits From Amsterdam”
Rare depictions by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam’s three militia companies in the mid-17th century. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through March 11, 2017.
“Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862”
The exhibition features 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events and consequences of the conflict. 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, the exhibit draws from the museum’s collection as well as the collections of Camille and Bill Cosby. National Museum of African Art. Through Jan. 24.
“Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872”
The exhibit of photographs includes Civil War battlefields, landscapes of the American West, Native Americans, portraits of President Abraham Lincoln and other famous figures. National Portrait Gallery. Through March 13.
“Diverging Streams: Eastern Nigerian Art”
Nearly 20 works demonstrate the art of eight groups of people living in eastern Nigeria. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through April 27.
“Elaine de Kooning: Portraits”
A display of gestural portraits by de Kooning that depict her friends and family. National Portrait
Gallery. Through Jan. 10.
“Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)”
Featured 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. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“Esther Bubley Up Front”
An exhibition of the freelance photographer’s work chronicles mid-century American life, from boardinghouses to beauty pageants. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Jan. 17.
“Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze”
An exhibition of portraits of celebrities that questions the roles of the subjects, artists and viewers in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze. National Portrait Gallery. Through July 10.
Featured document exhibit: “Instrument of Surrender Marks the End of World War II”
To mark the 70th anniversary of
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“Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer and Venice”
The exhibition tells the story of how Charles Lang Freer acquired the “Second Venice Set,” 26 etchings by James McNeill Whistler. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Nov. 1.
“First Among Many: ‘The Bay Psalm Book’ and Early Moments in American Printing”
This exhibition tells the story of printing as it evolved from a colonial necessity to the clarion of freedom, with many iconic treasures. And, for the first time, a display of two copies of the “Bay Psalm Book,” the first book to be printed in what is now the United States. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through Jan. 2.
“Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts”
The exhibit includes works from different points in the artist’s career, including drawings, wooden relief and sculptures. Glenstone. Through Aug. 1.
“Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America From Civil War to Civil Rights”
An exhibition chronicling the African American experience through stamps and mail, including letters carried by slaves and a selection of original artworks from the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage stamp series. National Postal Museum. Through Feb. 15.
“Freer and Whistler: Points of Contact”
More than a dozen of James McNeill Whistler’s paintings from the museum’s collection are on display. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“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 after Robert Frank’s seminal “The Americans.” National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Feb. 7.
“From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits”
Photographs, prints and medals are featured in this exhibit that examines the importance of the items. National Portrait Gallery. Through June 5.
“Gardens and Groves”
More than 40 objects, including rarely seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection, books and letters. Mount Vernon. Through May 30.
“Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks From Switzerland”
More than 60 paintings from the mid-19th and 20th centuries are displayed to show how two collectors from Basel, Switzerland, helped champion modern art. Phillips Collection. Through Jan. 10.
George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
The document, which the president signed at Mount Vernon in 1789, created the national celebration. Mount Vernon. Through Jan. 6.
“Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin!”
Knodel’s textiles use patterns and games as a way to examine larger themes. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Sunday.
“‘Hear My Voice’: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound”
Exploring Bell’s role in developing sound recording at his Volta Laboratory in Washington, the exhibition features documents, recordings, laboratory notes and an apparatus from the laboratory from the 1880s. National Museum of American History. Through Jan. 31.
“Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family”
An exhibition about a 19th-century family in Prince George’s County that was separated by slavery and struggled to reunite after the end of the Civil War. The family’s story is chronicled through a family member’s diary, video clips, artifacts and photographs. Anacostia Community Museum. Through Dec. 27.
A display — featuring a selection of artifacts related to the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Hart-Cellar Act) in 1965 — includes a child’s purse brought from Cuba by a girl who immigrated with her parents, a United Farm Workers pin, and more. National Museum of American History. Through Oct. 2, 2016.
“How the Civil War Changed Washington”
The exhibit examines how the war changed Washington, from its population boom to neighborhoods springing up in its outskirts. Anacostia Community
Museum. Through Nov. 15.
“Illustrating Hidden Treasures: Botanical Art by Wendy Hollender”
Hollender’s drawings depict the structures of plants underground. U.S. Botanic Garden. Through Oct. 25.
“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. National Geographic. Through Jan. 3.
“Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion From the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post.”
The exhibition examines how Post’s enthusiasm for finely made objects extended to her taste in fashion, featuring pieces from the museum’s collection of dresses and accessories. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Through Dec. 31.
“Intersections @ 5: Contemporary Art Projects at the Phillips”
The exhibit highlights artists and works from the program’s five-year history, as well as new works. Phillips Collection. Through Oct. 25.
“Investigating Where We Live”
Exhibit of photographs of D.C. landmarks taken by teenagers. National Building Museum. Through June 6.
“Itinerant Edens: Of Fable and Facsimile”
A full-body scanner and 3D printer were used to create molds for Walter McConnell’s installation of male figures. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Sunday.
About 200 screens made from the 15th to 19th centuries are displayed. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition”
This exhibition showcases the tattoo works by seven internationally known tattoo artists. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Nov. 29.
“Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence, 1914-1971”
Italian influence on abstraction is examined in this exhibit of rarely seen works by artists including Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Carlo Battaglia and others. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Jan. 3.
“Lego American Flag”
A display of the U.S. flag made of 109,200 Lego bricks. National Museum of American History. Through Dec. 31.
“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 U.S. artists. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Nov. 1.
“Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals”
The gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with modern prints made from Brady’s glass-plate negatives. National Portrait Gallery. Through May 8.
“Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’s ‘Greek Slave’ ”
The sculptor from the 19th century is profiled. American Art Museum. Through Feb. 19, 2017.
“Mr. Eddy Lives!”
More than 100 paintings and portraits by late Florida artist Eddy Mumma (a.k.a. Mr. Eddy) are displayed. American Visionary Art Museum. Through April.
“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. National Museum of the American Indian. Through fall 2018.
“National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting”
The exhibition offers a unique perspective of the continent. National Museum of Natural History. Through August.
“Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News”
This exhibition examines the media coverage of the team during the past decade and displays significant items, such as the ball Ryan Zimmerman poked over the fence in the first regular-season game at Nationals Park and Bryce Harper’s “Clown Question, Bro” Tshirt. Newseum. Through Nov. 29.
“New Arrivals: Late 20thCentury Photographs From Russia and Belarus”
This exhibition features more than 20 photographs by Russian and Belarusian artists, most of which were taken during the 1980s. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through March 20.
“New Arrivals: Photographs From the O’Neil Collection”
An exhibition of 18 photos given by long-time Baltimore collectors Tom and Nancy O’Neil. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through March 27.
“Nine Paintings From John Chapman on View”
Exhibit of nine paintings by Virginia-born artist John Gadsby Chapman illustrating landscape scenes relevant to George Washington’s biography. Mount Vernon. Through May 30.
“Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America”
Examining the story of Martha, the last passenger pigeon seen on Earth, this exhibition features illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. National Museum of Natural History. Through Jan. 3.
“One Life: Dolores Huerta”
The exhibit highlights Huerta’s role in the California farmworkers movement of the 1960s and ’70s. National Portrait Gallery. Through May 15.
“Out of the Ashes: A New Library for Congress and the Nation”
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s 6,487-volume library, eight items, including Jefferson’s inventory list, are displayed. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through May.
“Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre”
Waterston reimagines 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. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Jan. 2, 2017.
“Perspectives: Lara Baladi”
Baladi, an Egyptian Lebanese artist, showcases her experimental photography, which focuses on how the medium shaped perceptions of the Middle East. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through June 5.
“Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues”
The 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. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through March 19.
“President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination.”
To mark the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the exhibition features a collection of New York Herald special editions from April 15, 1865. Newseum. Through Jan. 10.
The exhibit of videos, pictures and a virtual aquarium wall explores the work of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala in connection with the protection of remote marine reserves. National Geographic. Through March 27.
“Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture”
Works from the 6th to the 8th centuries depict Buddhist teachings. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“Pulse of the Future”
The exhibit features works by six modern Chinese artists in multiple media. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Sunday.
“Question Bridge: Black Males”
The documentary-style video art installation shows African American men responding to questions as a way to redefine their identity. Phillips Collection. Through Jan. 3.
A display of new additions to the Portrait Gallery. National Portrait Gallery. Through Nov. 1.
“Mary Shaffer: Reflections and Contradictions: Five Decades”
Works by the mixed-media sculptor span her 50-year career. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Sunday.
“Remembering the American Revolution, 1776 to 1890”
The exhibit highlights creative ways that Americans have remembered the war. DAR Museum. Through Sept. 3.
“Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom”
Winterbottom’s debut museum exhibition features large images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. National Building Museum. Through Jan. 3.
“Science Under Glass”
More than 1,000 scientific glassware pieces from the 1770s to the 1970s are on display in an exhibition exploring the development of the domestic glass industry and laboratory science in the United States. National Museum of American History. Through Sept. 11.
“Silk Road Luxuries From China”
Items highlight an age when the Silk Road flourished. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History”
The exhibit features artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the role alcoholic beverages have played in U.S. history. National Archives. Through Jan. 10.
“Spotlight Loan: Eastman Johnson’s Views of Mount Vernon”
Two paintings on display depict Mount Vernon in 1857, when the estate was crumbling and still home to 26 slaves. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Feb. 1.
“Stories, Status and Politics: 19th-Century American Ceramics From the Collection”
A selection of ceramics from the museum’s permanent collection, including 200 pieces of Rockingham pottery. Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature, University of Richmond. Through May 13.
“The Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990-2015”
The 25th anniversary of the passage of the act is celebrated with an exhibit of objects that highlight the significance and legacy of the ADA. National Museum of American History. Through Dec. 17.
“The Big Hope Show”
An exhibition featuring works by more than 25 artists exploring the power of hope. American Visionary Art Museum. Through Sept. 4.
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom”
With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audio-visual stations with news and documentary footage, the exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress since Reconstruction. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery. Through Jan. 2.
“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists”
Themes from Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century poem are the inspiration for works by 40 African artists. National Museum of African Art. Through Nov. 1.
“The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire”
The exhibit explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures and technologies that made building the long road possible. National Museum of the American Indian. Through June 1, 2018.
“The Journals of Duncan Phillips”
The writings of the museum founder and art lover are highlighted. Phillips Collection. Through Jan. 10.
“The Modern Pueblo Painting of Awa Tsireh”
The 20th-century painter was inspired by traditional art techniques of the Southwestern tribe, as well as modern aesthetics. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Jan. 31.
“The New American Garden”
The exhibition of photographs, drawings and artifacts explores the contributions of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden to landscape architecture. National Building Museum. Through May 1.
“The Nile and Ancient Egypt”
The exhibit explores how Egyptian art was inspired by the river. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“The Peacock Room Comes to America”
The room is re-created to appear as it did in 1908. Freer Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 3.
“The Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed”
Photographs by Feodor Pitcairn and poetry by Ari Trausti Guomundsson focus on the natural beauty of Iceland. National Museum of Natural History. Through April 2017.
“The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.”
Serial projects created at the Los Angeles print workshop and publisher Gemini G.E.L. during the past 50 years are displayed. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Feb. 7.
“Through the African American Lens: Selections From the Permanent Collection”
The exhibit, presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, highlights the African American experience from the Revolutionary era onward. National Museum of American History. Through fall 2016.
“Vanessa Bell’s Hogarth Press Designs”
Pieces designed by Vanessa Bell, an English painter and designer who designed book jackets and illustrations for Hogarth Press, a British publishing house founded by her sister. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Nov. 13.
Vermeer’s “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter” from the Rijksmuseum
The recently restored Johannes Vermeer work appears in Washington for the first time in nearly 20 years. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Dec. 1.
Paintings and drawings by Jorge Tacia explore the mutability of identity, collective memory, the physical and psychological fallout of trauma, and the potential for change. Art Museum of the Americas. Through Feb. 3.
23 “Autumn Bonsai: The Colors of Nature”
The display showcases the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum’s trees as leaves change colors. U.S. National Arboretum. Through Nov. 8.
“Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty”
This retrospective highlights the late photographer’s 70-year career and enduring influence. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through March 20.
24 “Art and Wellness: Creative Aging”
Artworks by seniors from Iona’s Wellness & Arts Center in collaboration with the Phillips Collection. Phillips Collection. Through Dec. 27.
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“Nature’s Best Photography: The Best of the Best”
A curated selection of 20 years of nature photos by photographers from around the world, with images of wildlife and landscapes on large-format prints and HD videos. National Museum of Natural History. Through October 2016.
“Sotatsu: Making Waves”
An exhibition featuring about 70 works by Tawaraya Sotatsu explores the artist’s style in a Western context. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Jan. 31.
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s new Center for People and Art’s first exhibition focuses on the theme of “home,” featuring more than 30 works from the museum’s collection. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through June 1, 2018.
“Message From Andrée”
Danish artist Joachim Koester’s three-minute 16mm film was inspired by Swedish researcher Salomon August Andrée’s disastrous 1897 hot-air-balloon expedition to the North Pole. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through March 6.
29 “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture From Paris to New York”
An exhibition of sculptures, drawings, paintings and photographs examining surrealism’s development in the United States and Europe. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Feb. 15.
“Shana Lutker: Le ‘NEW’ Monocle, Chapters 1-3”
The exhibition of sculptures portrays fistfights among several avant-garde artists in 1920s Paris. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Feb. 15.
30 “Crosscurrents: Modern Art From the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection”
The exhibit displays 20th-century American art alongside its European counterparts. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through April 3.
“Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Mid-Century and Today”
Exhibit explores the lasting impact of women artists on postwar Modernism. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Feb. 28.
NOV. 1 “Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Recent Gifts”
The museum celebrates the 25th anniversary of its collection with an exhibit of recent gifts. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through March 27.
Joel Sartore photographed endangered animals in hopes of getting people to take notice of them. National Geographic. Through April 11.
“Francis Cape and Harmony Hammond: Angle of Repose”
The artists’ work features an installation, paintings and mixmedia pieces. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“Joseph White: Paintings and Watercolors 1963-2008”
White’s works are displayed. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist”
The first major retrospective of the Cherokee artist, featuring more than 75 drawings, paintings, sculptures, notebooks and diptychs. National Museum of the American Indian. Through Sept. 18.
The local artist’s drawings and sculpture are inspired by the themes in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“Susanne Kessler: Work in Progress.”
Kessler’s work meditates on the prominence of Jerusalem by tracing a map of the city. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“The Vesper Project”
Artist Titus Kaphar’s installation of a 19th-century American home attempts to introduce viewers to a family and a “disrupted mental state.” American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“The World Is a Narrow Bridge”
Beverly Ress creates her contemporary works by drawing museum objects and then making them abstract by manipulating the paper on which they are drawn. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
“Two Designers and Their Art”
Designers Michael Graham and Marc Pekala display their works, which focus on letters and typography. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through Dec. 13.
8 “Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts”
An exhibition of Islamic art from the 16th to 18th centuries. Walters Art Museum. Through Jan. 31.
“Art of the Airport Tower”
An exhibit by Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the visual language of contemporary and historical airport control towers. National Air and Space Museum. Through November 2016.
After two years of renovation, the museum reopens with site-specific installations by nine contemporary artists. Renwick Gallery. Through July 10.
14 “Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art and Business in the Middle East”
Jean-Léon Gérôme, a 19th-century French academic artist, is the focus of this exhibit about painters who depicted the Middle East during the mid-19th century. Walters Art Museum. Through Feb. 7.
“Louise Bourgeois: No Exit”
The display dedicated to the selfproclaimed existentialist includes 17 works on paper and four sculptures. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through May 15.
16 “Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita”
A collection of works by Paquita, a Brooklyn-based artist who has designed punk art zines for 18 years. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 13.
21 “A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection”
Highlights from Small’s 2011 donation of maps, prints and other Washington-based items are displayed. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum. Through 2016.
“For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf”
The illustrator’s works, which have appeared in Washington newspapers and chronicled the developments of the city, are displayed. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum. Through summer.
“Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration”
The 100th anniversary of the abstract expressionist’s birth is celebrated with a display of letters, photographs and other material from his life. Archives of American Art, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Through March 27.
“Rodin: Evolution of a Genius”
Nearly 200 works by Rodin are displayed to track his evolution as an artist. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through March 13.
Displays include an exhibit of Washington landmarks created out of plants, a poinsettia showcase, a train-theme and pollinator-theme wonderland. U.S. Botanic Garden. Through Jan. 3.
27 “Red, Green and Gold, the New and the Old: Tudor Place Sparkles for Christmas”
The National Historic Landmark house is decorated as its former residents would have from 1816 to the 1980s. Tudor Place. Through Dec. 31.
DEC. 2 “Frank Sinatra: The Centennial of an American Icon”
The exhibit about the singer includes photographs, sheet music and bow ties. National Museum of American History. Through March.
9 “New Arrivals: Matisse Prints and Drawings”
Twenty prints and drawings by Henri Matisse are featured, adding to the BMA’s extensive collection of works by the artist. Baltimore Museum of Art. Through July 3.
10 “New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art”
Broadway, baseball, icons and other topics relating to the city are celebrated in a display of original works. National Postal Museum. Through March 13, 2017.
13 “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World”
About 50 sculptures highlight the use of bronze as a medium in the ancient world. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through March 20.
15 “Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington: 19631975”
The exhibit focuses on the social, economic and political changes that affected the city within that period of time. Anacostia Community Museum. Through Oct. 23, 2016.
“New Arrivals: Art Quilts”
Five new quilts by artists are added to the museum’s collection of late-20th-century textiles, including Michael James’s 1983 work, “Metamorphosis.” Baltimore Museum of Art. Through June 19.
JAN. 16 “The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art”
The second installation of “Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre” series focuses on “Three Girls,” a large painting that Whistler destroyed after an argument with his patron. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through May 30.
17 “Ua Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation”
Featuring photos, music, artifacts, documents and video, this exhibition explores the history of Hawaii, how it was annexed by the United States, the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement of the 1960s and modern-day Hawaiian nationalism. National Museum of the American Indian. Through Jan. 2017.
18 “From the Permanent Collection: The Artists of the Spiral Collective, 1963-1965”
The socially conscious group of artists — which met weekly and exhibited once before disbanding — is examined in this exhibition of their works. Anacostia Community Museum. Through April 24.
“Shakespeare, Life of an Icon”
The exhibit uses deeds, diaries from audience members and other people’s descriptions to create a portrait of the playwright. Folger Shakespeare Library. Through March 27.
“Circle of Friends”
Artists as a supportive community is the subject of this inaugural exhibition of the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through March 13.
“Crocs — Ancient Predators in a Modern World”
The exhibit, which includes live crocodiles, explores the history of the species and how it survives. National Geographic. Through May 8.
“Impact!: The Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art”
The winners of the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards and their impact are celebrated in this exhibit. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through March 13.
“Maggie Michael: A Phrase Hung in Midair as if Frozen”
The local painter’s works from the past 15 years are displayed. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through March 13.
“Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman”
The local artist, who sometimes masquerades as an herbalist/ fortuneteller, displays her recent works in multiple mediums. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Through March 13.
29 “Salon Style: Portraits From the Collection”
The exhibition will explore women’s involvement in early 18th-century French salons and how French female artists influenced and inspired one another. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 22.
FEB. 6 “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks From the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.”
Five centuries of landscape art from the United States and Europe are displayed to highlight the evolution of the art form. Phillips Collection. Through May 8.
“De___Sign,” a video by Gabriel A. Maher and Kimon Kodossos, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today,” opening Oct. 30.
A photograph of Ihanktonwan Nakota delegates in 1867 is featured in “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872,” through March 13 at the National Portrait Gallery.
Part of the “Gauguin to Picasso” exhibit at the Phillips Collection, a double-sided canvas by Pablo Picasso features “The Absinthe Drinker,” above, on one side and “Woman at the Theater” on the other.
A 10th-century bowl on view in “Arts of the Islamic World” exhibit at Freer Gallery of Art.