1“Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” An exhibition of 40 works by Luca Della Robbia, his nephew Andrea and Andrea’s sons as well as the competing Buglioni workshop, including reliefs, portaits, statuettes, full-scale figures, architectural decorations and various sculptural types. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through June 4.
“National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers” A family-friendly exhibition divided into five environmental modules of multimedia experiences with content from National Geographic Explorers around the world. At National Geographic Museum. Through Sept. 4.
“The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger” An exhibition of 145 works from the collection of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger. At Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through June 18.
1“Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara” Featuring works by the Albuquerquebased artist who makes pottery that looks like the common plastic bottle. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 14. “New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin” An exhibition organized by the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., that features 26 works by potter Martinez and 48 photos by Gilpin. Both artists worked from the 1930s to the 1970s, focusing on the subject of the Southwest. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 14. “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” A commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Executive Order 9066, the document signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt that led to the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Curators are collecting artifacts from the public for this exhibit. See the museum’s website for more information. At National Museum of American History. Through Dec. 1.
“Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia” An exhibition of 45 portraits from a family photo album of politician and statesman Henry Middleton shows diplomatic life in early 19th-century St. Petersburg. At Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Through June 11. “You Can Grow It!” An exhibition on the basics of growing plants, solving common plant problems and learning horticulture techniques. At U.S. Botanic Garden. Through Oct. 15.
1“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” Six of Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, and paintings from her most recent series, “My Eternal Soul,” make their U.S. debut. At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through May 14.
1“In the Tower: Theaster Gates” An exhibition of a new body of work by Gates, “The Minor Arts,” examines how ordinary and discarded objects acquire value through the stories we tell. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through Sept. 4. “Viewing Stone Exhibit: Legacy of Japanese Suiseki in North America” An exhibition of Japanese and North American suiseki, or viewing stones — natural stones that resemble mountains or waterfalls but are small enough to sit on a table — on loan from the Potomac Viewing Stone Group. At U.S. National Arboretum. Through May 7.
“June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation” An exhibition of works including vessels, 3-D objects, wall-mounted plaques and panels by the enanamelist. At Renwick Gallery. Through Aug. 27. “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections” Featuring hundreds of objects from the museum’s natural history research collection of more than 145 million artifacts and specimens. At National Museum of Natural History.
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“Re-Vision: Looking Anew at the Art of Philip Johnson and the Design of the Kreeger Museum” An anniversary exhibition of photographs by Cynthia Connolly, Frank Hallam Day, Avi Gupta, Max Hirshfeld, Franz Jantzen and Colin Winterbottom interpreting Philip Johnson’s architectural design of the building. At Kreeger Museum. Through July 29.
1“George Condo: The Way I Think” An exhibition of drawings and drawing paintings by American artist George Condo (b. 1957), known for his pictorial inventions, existential humor and portraits, that demonstrates the painter’s process. At Phillips Collection. Through June 25.
1“East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography” An exhibition of 175 photographic works on the history of Eastern America, including stereo cards, albumen prints, daguerreotypes, salted paper prints and albums of Niagara Falls, the White Mountains, Civil War battlefields and more. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through July 16.
“Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” Featuring ensembles from the Ebony Fashion Fair, created by Eunice W. Johnson, who helped bring global fashion to the African American community. At George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum. Through July 24.
“The Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths, 1852-2017” An exhibition exploring the architecture of St. Elizabeths as it changed over time, comprised of architectural drawings and plans as well as objects ranging from medical instruments to patient-created art. At National Building Museum. Through Jan. 15, 2018.
“Front Room: Adam Pendleton” An exhibition of silkscreen paintings from a series “Black Dada,” “Independence” and “Systems of Display.” Known for reproducing familiar photographs on various materials like canvas, mirror, Mylar or vinyl, Pendleton often creates civilrightsand contemporary-life-themed works. At Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Aug. 13.
“Images of the Great War: 19171919” An exhibition of 35 prints, drawings and watercolors that depict WWI offensives after the Americans joined the effort; from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University Library. At Woodrow Wilson House. Through July 31.
“Advertising War” An exhibition of poster imagery created before and during American military participation in WWI. At National Museum of American History. Through Dec. 1.
“Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” A display of 200 items which depicts the U.S. involvement and experience of the Great War. Items will be rotated and replaced with others over the course of the exhibition. At Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through Jan. 1, 2019.
“Artist Soldiers” An exhibition of works by professional artists recruited by the U.S. Army during WWI, and of soldiers’ artwork, that marks a shift in artistic depiction of war, from romanticized views to more realistic portrayals designed to capture the moment. At National Air and Space Museum. Through Dec. 1. “My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I” An exhibition of personal correspondence written on the front lines and home front that shows the history of America’s involvement in World War I. At National Postal Museum. Through Nov. 29, 2018.
“The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now” An exhibition of portraits by six artists — Ashley Gilbertson, Tim Hetherington, Louie Palu, Stacy Pearsall, Emily Prince and Vincent Valdez — of active-duty soldiers and those who have served. At National Portrait Gallery. Through Jan. 28, 2018. “Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years” An exhibition of 35 examples from the artist’s body of early work in sculpture and pottery and including two works in oil on canvas. At Renwick Gallery. Through Aug. 20.
“Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered” Three large-scale works by the Japanese artist including “Moon at Shinagawa,” “Snow at Fukagawa” and “Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara” are displayed; the triptych hasn’t been shown together since 1879. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through July 9.
1“Frederic Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism” An exhibition of 75 impressionist works by Bazille, his contemporaries Monet and Renoir and his predecessors, Courbet and Rousseau explores sources and influences. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through July 9.
“Drawing Justice: The Art of the Courtroom Illustration” This exhibition of courtroom drawings highlights the Library of Congress’s collection, featuring political figures, celebrities and notorious criminals. At Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through Oct. 28. “Punctured Landscapes (Canada)” An exhibition of ups and downs in Canada’s history, including indigenous issues, to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. At Art Museum of the Americas. Through July 30.
“Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” An exhibition that traces the development of Saint Laurent’s style and process. At Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Aug. 27.
“America Collects EighteenthCentury French Painting” An exhibition of 70 18th-century French paintings including masterpieces and lesser-known works by artists including Boucher, Ducreux and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Aug. 20.
1“Markus Lupertz: Threads of History” An exhibition of early paintings by the German neo-expressionist, including the 40-foot long work “Westwall [Siegfried Line],” which will be making its U.S. debut. The Hirshhorn’s exhibition is presented alongside the Lupertz exhibition at the Phillips Collection. At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Sept. 10. “Sharks” An exhibition of photos by National Geographic photographer Brian
Skerry, videos, artifacts, models and interactive experiences on the subject of sharks. At National Geographic Museum. Through Oct. 1.
“Azalea Bonsai Exhibit: Putting on the Glitz” An annual spring exhibition of the late-blooming Satsuki azaleas, miniature in form, but with full-size flowers. At U.S. National Arboretum. Through June 4. 1“Markus Lupertz” An exhibition of 50 works by the German pop artist and abstract expressionist that traces his career from recent works back to the 1960s. (A complementary exhibition takes place at the Hirshhorn.) At Phillips Collection. Through Sept. 3.
“100 Years of America’s National Park Service: Preserve, Enjoy, Inspire” To celebrate its centennial, the National Park Service has teamed with the National Museum of Natural History to present more than 50 images showcasing the national parks. At National Museum of Natural History. Through Aug. 31. “1967: Civil Rights at 50” An exhibition examining the events of 1967, exploring the relationship between the First Amendment and the civil rights movement. At Newseum. Through Jan. 2, 2018. “500 Years of Treasure from Oxford” For the first time in the United States, this exhibition of 50 manuscripts and printed books includes biblical works in English, Latin, Greek, Hebrew and French and illuminated and historical scientific texts, marking the 500th anniversary of the library of Corpus Christi College in Oxford. At Folger Shakespeare Library. Through April 30. “@NATGEO: The Most Popular Instagram Photos” National Geographic has more than 56 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 billion “likes” on its 11,000-plus posted images. This exhibition tells the stories of these images and the photographers behind them. At National Geographic Museum. Through April 30. “A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection” Highlights of the collection, including 1,000 maps and prints, rare letters, photographs and drawings that document the history of Washington. At the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum. Through Dec. 1. “Around the World in 80 Paper Models” Drawn from a 4,500-piece collection, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures and countries from Austria to Wales. At National Building Museum. Through April 17. “Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait” The exhibition, the gallery’s first devoted to media art, is a selection of Viola’s works that focus on the face and the body. At National Portrait Gallery. Through May 7. “Evolving Elections: The Transformation of Campaigns, Inclusivity and Festivity, 1916 and 2016” Comparing this year’s election with that of 100 years ago, the exhibition features 1916 campaign buttons and Woodrow Wilson’s election walking stick. At Woodrow Wilson House. Through Feb. 26. “Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal” An exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist deities featuring 12 sculptures, paintings and ritual objects. At Walters Art Museum. Through April 16. “For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw” The photographer documented fellow Indians, relatives and friends during everyday and important life events, creating a visual history of multi-tribal native life in the mid1920s and continuing for the next 50 years. At National Museum of the American Indian. Through June 4. “Four Seasons” This exhibition by contemporary artist and filmmaker Philip Haas of 3D portrait busts made from foliage and blooms was inspired by “The Seasons” series by Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. At Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Through March 31. “Gateways/Portales” Through the gateways of social justice, community access and public festivals, this exhibition explores the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in Washington, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. At Anacostia Community Museum. Through Aug. 6. “I Want Justice!” An exhibition that explores the history of efforts to hold perpetrators of genocide and mass atrocities accountable through court proceedings, with a special focus on the ongoing trials in Cambodia of surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Jacob Lawrence’s The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture” An exhibition of 15 silk-screen prints created by Lawrence between 1986 and 1997. The series portrays the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, the slaveturned-leader of Haiti’s independence movement. At Phillips Collection. Through April 23. “Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life” An exhibition that explores the connection between Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch with displays of more than 100 works by the two artists. At Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Feb. 20. “Joan Miro” An exhibition of the museum’s complete collection of Miro’s works, including “The Mallorca Suite,” “Makimono” and “El Vol de l’Alosa (The Flight of the Lark).” At Kreeger Museum. Through Feb. 25. “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” The Newseum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame partnered for this exhibition of rock-and-roll-related media that affected political conversation and social movements. At Newseum. Through July 31. “New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art” An exhibition of original artwork that explores the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York. At National Postal Museum. Through March 13. Ongoing exhibitions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture The transatlantic slave trade, the civil rights movement, the history of African American music and other cultural expressions, visual arts, theater, sports and military history are the focus. At National Museum of African American History and Culture. Through Dec. 11. “Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre” Painter Waterston created this interior as a reinterpretation of James McNeill Whistler’s iconic “Peacock Room,” only in ruin from its own excess. At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through June 4. “Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker” In celebration of the reopening of the East Building galleries, works from the collection including those by Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jeff Wall will be on view. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through March 5. “Santiago Montoya: The Great Swindle (Colombia)” This exhibition is of works by the Colombian artist who used bank notes as a canvas, imbuing layers of meaning including political propaganda and historic events in the works. At Art Museum of the Americas. Through March 26. “Senses of Time: Video and FilmBased Works of Africa” Six African artists explore how time is experienced and produced by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance and dissolve in seven works of video and film, or “time-based” art. At National Museum of African Art. Through March 26. “Shifting Views: People and Politics in Contemporary African Art” An exhibition of contemporary art from Africa featuring photographs, prints and paintings by artists David Goldblatt, Gavin Jantjes, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Senam Okudzeto, Robin Rhode and Diane Victor. At Baltimore Museum of Art. Through June 18. “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing” American modernist Davis blurred distinctions between text and image, high and low art, abstraction and figuration. This exhibition is of nearly 100 of his jazz-inspired compositions. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through March 5. “Suspended Animation” Artists Ed Atkins, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Josh Kline, Helen Marten and Agnieszka Polska challenge conceptions of reality. At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through March 12. “The Bonsai Saga: How 53 Japanese Bonsai Came to America” An exhibition that features archival images and film that tells the story of how Japan gave the gift of 53 bonsai to the United States in celebration of the nation’s 200th birthday. At U.S. National Arboretum. Through Oct. 1. “Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu” This exhibition is of pop-up books from Fu’s series “Haunted Philadelphia,” in which she recreates spooky landmarks around her home town, and “We Are Tiger Dragon People,” inspired by the culture of Yunnan province, China, where her ancestors lived. At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Feb. 26. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” This exhibition showcases posters, political cartoons, illustrations, fine prints, popular prints, documentary photographs and fine-art photographs. At Library of Congress, Jefferson Building. Through Aug. 19. “Yummm! The History, Fantasy and Future of Food” For this exhibition, 34 artists joined with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to explore our complex relationship with food. At American Visionary Art Museum. Through Sept. 3. Isamu Noguchi: “Archaic/ Modern” An exploration of how Noguchi was inspired by the ancient world in his forward-looking sculptures, featuring more than 70 works from New York’s Noguchi Museum. At American Art Museum. Through March 19. “Mud Masons of Mali” Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mali, is famous for its architecture. This exhibition of photographs and early engravings demonstrates how the city’s masons have given the city its character. At National Museum of Natural History. Through Dec. 11.
Turned out that World War I wasn’t the war to end all wars, but it did change the way artists depicted it. Marking the war’s 100th anniversary, April’s “Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War,” at the National Air and Space Museum, features works such as Harry Everett Townsend’s “On the Wire.”