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“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

CAL­EN­DAR FROM H13 the end of World War II, the mu­seum is dis­play­ing the orig­i­nal In­stru­ment of Sur­ren­der, Ja­pan’s for­mal sur­ren­der to the Al­lies. East Ro­tunda Gallery at Na­tional Ar­chives. Through Oct. 28.

“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.

“Hart-Celler Act”

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.

“Ja­panese Screens”

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.

“Pris­tine Seas”

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.

“Re­cent Ac­qui­si­tions”

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.

OCT. 22

“Hid­den Iden­ti­ties”

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.

CAL­EN­DAR CON­TIN­UED ON H15

“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.

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“Imag­in­ing Home”

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.

28

“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.

5

“Photo Ark”

Joel Sar­tore pho­tographed en­dan­gered an­i­mals in hopes of get­ting peo­ple to take no­tice of them. Na­tional Geo­graphic. Through April 11.

7

“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.

Miche­line Klagsbrun

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.

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“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.

13

“Won­der”

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.

15

“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.

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“Sea­son’s Green­ings”

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.

16

“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.

20

“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.

23

“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.

GABRIEL A. MA­HER

“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.

NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAN IN­DIAN

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.

ES­TATE OF PABLO PI­CASSO/ARTISTS RIGHTS SO­CI­ETY, NEW YORK

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.

FREER GALLERY OF ART

A 10th-cen­tury bowl on view in “Arts of the Is­lamic World” ex­hibit at Freer Gallery of Art.

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