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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.

Through Dec. 31, 2019.

“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.”

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