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OPEN­INGS “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. Open­ing Thurs­day. Li­brary of Congress, 101 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SE. loc.gov. “PUNC­TURED LAND­SCAPES (CANADA)” An ex­hi­bi­tion of ups and downs in Canada’s his­tory, in­clud­ing indige­nous is­sues, to cel­e­brate Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial. Open­ing Thurs­day. Art Mu­seum of the Amer­i­cas, 201 18th St. NW. mu­seum.oas.org.

ON­GO­ING ANA­COS­TIA COM­MU­NITY MU­SEUM “From the Re­ge­nia Perry Col­lec­tion: The Back­yard of Derek Web­ster’s Imag­i­na­tion,” through July 9. Web­ster cre­ated sculp­tures from scraps of wood, trash and found ma­te­ri­als, and adorned them with cos­tume jew­elry and brightly col­ored house paint. This ex­hi­bi­tion con­sists of nine of his pieces cre­ated be­tween 1980 and 1996. “Gate­ways/Por­tales,” through Jan. 7. 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. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. ana­cos­tia.si.edu. ARTHUR M. SACK­LER GALLERY “Per­spec­tives: Michael Joo,” through July 9. An in­stal­la­tion us­ing mul­ti­ple tech­niques and me­dia by the Brook­lyn-based artist specif­i­cally for the Sack­ler, in­spired by Korean red-crowned crane mi­gra­tion pat­terns. “Chi­na­ma­nia,” through June 4. In­spired by his trav­els in China and by the kilns at Jingdezhen, con­tem­po­rary artist Wal­ter McCon­nell cre­ated an in­stal­la­tion of Kangxi porce­lains sim­i­lar to those orig­i­nally dis­played in the Pea­cock Room. “Pea­cock Room Remix: Dar­ren Water­son’s Filthy Lu­cre,” through June 4. Painter Water­son cre­ated this in­te­rior as a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of James McNeill Whistler’s iconic Pea­cock Room, only in ruin from its own ex­cess. “Turquoise Moun­tain: Artists Trans­form­ing Afghanistan,” through Oct. 29. Ar­ti­sans from the Mu­rad Khani dis­trict of Old Kabul demon­strate their work and share their ex­pe­ri­ences. “In­vent­ing Uta­maro: A Ja­panese Mas­ter­piece Re­dis­cov­ered,” through July 9. Three large-scale works by the Ja­panese artist: “Moon at Shi­na­gawa,” “Snow at Fuk­a­gawa” from the Okada Mu­seum of Art and “Cherry Blos­soms at Yoshi­wara” from the Wadsworth Atheneum Mu­seum of Art are dis­played. The works haven’t been shown to­gether since 1879. 1050 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. asia.si.edu. ART MU­SEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAS “José Gómez Si­cre’s Eye,” through Aug. 6. The mu­seum cel­e­brates the cen­ten­nial of Si­cre’s birth. 201 18th St. NW. mu­seum.oas.org. FOL­GER SHAKE­SPEARE LI­BRARY “500 Years of Trea­sures From Ox­ford,” through April 30. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 50 manuscripts and printed books, in­clud­ing bib­li­cal works in English, Latin, Greek, He­brew and French, and il­lu­mi­nated and his­tor­i­cal sci­en­tific texts, marks the 500th an­niver­sary of the li­brary of Cor­pus Christi Col­lege in Ox­ford. 201 East Capi­tol St. SE. fol­ger.edu. GE­ORGE WASH­ING­TON UNIVER­SITY MU­SEUM AND THE TEX­TILE MU­SEUM “A Col­lec­tor’s Vi­sion: Cre­at­ing the Al­bert H. Small Wash­ing­to­ni­ana Col­lec­tion,” through Nov. 30. In 2011, Small gave Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity his col­lec­tion of 1,000 maps, prints, rare letters, pho­to­graphs and draw­ings that doc­u­ment the his­tory of the Dis­trict. This ex­hi­bi­tion presents high­lights of the col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing Small’s first ac­qui­si­tion: a hand­writ­ten 1905 scrap­book of a sur­vey of the city’s bound­ary stones. “In­spir­ing Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fash­ion Fair,” through July 24. An ex­hi­bi­tion of ensem­bles from the Ebony Fash­ion Fair cre­ated by Eu­nice W. Johnson, who helped bring global fash­ion to the African Amer­i­can com­mu­nity. 701 21st St. NW. mu­seum.gwu.edu/ col­lec­tors-vi­sion. HIR­SH­HORN MU­SEUM AND SCULP­TURE GAR­DEN “Bet­tina Pousttchi: World Time Clock,” through May 14. The Ger­man artist cre­ated the “World Time Clock” over the course of eight years, trav­el­ing the globe and making a por­trait of a pub­lic clock in 24 time zones. “Linn Mey­ers: Our View From Here,” through May 14. A site-spe­cific wall draw­ing stretch­ing the circumference of the in­ner-cir­cle galleries on the mu­seum’s sec­ond level. “Yayoi Kusama: In­fin­ity Mir­rors,” through May 14. Six of Kusama’s In­fin­ity Mir­ror Rooms and paint­ings from her most re­cent se­ries, “My Eter­nal Soul,” make their U.S. de­but. Sev­enth Street and In­de­pen­dence Av­enue SW. hir­sh­horn.si.edu. KREEGER MU­SEUM “Re-Vi­sion: Look­ing Anew at the Art of Philip Johnson and the De­sign of the Kreeger Mu­seum,” through July 29. 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. In­cluded is an ex­hi­bi­tion of the “Hab­it­able Sculp­ture,” Johnson’s cu­bist work in­spired by a John Cham­ber­lain sculp­ture and in­tended for con­struc­tion in Soho. 2401 Fox­hall Rd. NW. kreegermu­seum.org. LI­BRARY OF CONGRESS “World War I: Amer­i­can Artists View the Great War,” through Aug. 19. This ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases posters, po­lit­i­cal car­toons, il­lus­tra­tions, fine prints, pop­u­lar prints, doc­u­men­tary pho­to­graphs and fine-art pho­to­graphs. “Base­ball’s Great­est Hits: The Mu­sic of Our Na­tional Game,” through July 22. An ex­hi­bi­tion of base­ball sheet mu­sic, videos of base­ball songs — in­clud­ing “Did You See Jackie Robin­son Hit That Ball?” by Count Basie; “Right Field” by Peter, Paul and Mary; and “All the Way” by Ed­die Ved­der — and an audio sta­tion fea­tur­ing 20 cov­ers of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” “Echoes of the Great War: Amer­i­can Ex­pe­ri­ences of World War I,” through Jan. 1. The ex­hi­bi­tion de­picts the U.S. in­volve­ment in and ex­pe­ri­ence of the Great War. 101 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SE. loc.gov. NA­TIONAL AR­CHIVES “Amend­ing Amer­ica,” through Sept. 4. This ex­hi­bi­tion — of 50 orig­i­nal doc­u­ments that demon­strate how and when the Con­sti­tu­tion was amended and how at­tempts were made to amend it — marks the 225th an­niver­sary of the Bill of Rights. 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. ar­chives.gov. NA­TIONAL BUILD­ING MU­SEUM “Tim­ber City: In­no­va­tions in Wood,” through Sept. 10. To demon­strate re­cent tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions within the tim­ber in­dus­try, this in­stal­la­tion fea­tures sam­ples of en­gi­neered wood, ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els and wooden walls. “Ar­chi­tec­ture of an Asy­lum: St. El­iz­a­beths 1852-2017,” through Jan. 15. An ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing the ar­chi­tec­ture and land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture of St. El­iz­a­beths as it changed over time, in­clud­ing ar­chi­tec­tural draw­ings and plans from the 1850s through the 1980s, med­i­cal in­stru­ments, pa­tient- cre­ated art, pho­to­graphs, scrap­books, fur­nish­ings and paint­ings on loan from mu­se­ums and ar­chives. 401 F St. NW. nbm.org. NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST BUILD­ING “In the Tower: Theaster Gates,” through Sept. 4. 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. “East of the Mississippi: Nine­teen­thCen­tury Amer­i­can Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­phy,” through July 16. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 175 pho­to­graphic works that fo­cus on the his­tory of eastern Amer­ica, in­clud­ing da­guerreo­types, salted pa­per prints, al­bu­men prints, stereo cards and al­bums, in­clud­ing images of Ni­a­gara Falls, the White Moun­tains, Civil War bat­tle­fields and the con­struc­tion of the At­lantic and Great Western Rail­way. “Fred­eric Bazille and the Birth of Im­pres­sion­ism,” through July 9. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 75 im­pres­sion­ist works — by Bazille, his con­tem­po­raries Monet and Renoir and his pre­de­ces­sors Courbet and Rousseau — ex­plores sources and in­flu­ences. 440 Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW. nga.gov. NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST BUILD­ING “Della Rob­bia: Sculpt­ing With Color in Re­nais­sance Florence,” through June 4. An ex­hi­bi­tion of about 40 works by Della Rob­bia, his nephew An­drea and An­drea’s sons as well as the com­pet­ing Buglioni work­shop, in­clud­ing var­i­ous sculp­tural types, Madonna and Child re­liefs, por­traits, ar­chi­tec­tural dec­o­ra­tions, house­hold stat­uettes and full-scale fig­ures. Sixth Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. nga.gov. NA­TIONAL GE­O­GRAPHIC MU­SEUM “@NATGEO: The Most Pop­u­lar In­sta­gram Photos,” through April 30. Na­tional Ge­o­graphic has more than 56 mil­lion fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram and more than a bil­lion likes on its 11,000-plus posted images. This ex­hi­bi­tion tells the sto­ries of th­ese images and the pho­tog­ra­phers be­hind them. “Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Presents: Earth Ex­plor­ers,” through Sept. 17. A fam­ily-friendly ex­hi­bi­tion di­vided into five en­vi­ron­men­tal mod­ules of mul­ti­me­dia ex­pe­ri­ences with con­tent from Na­tional Ge­o­graphic ex­plor­ers around the world. 17th and M streets NW. nat­ge­o­mu­seum.org. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF AFRICAN AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY AND CUL­TURE On­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, through Jan. 1, fo­cus­ing on a di­ver­sity of his­tor­i­cal sub­jects in­clud­ing 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. 14th Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. nmaahc.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF AFRICAN ART “Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa,” through Sept. 24. 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 “time­based” art. “Healing Arts,” through Jan. 1. An ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings and sculp­tures from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion that at­tempt to counter phys­i­cal, so­cial and spiritual prob­lems in­clud­ing global is­sues such as the HIV/AIDS cri­sis. 950 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. africa.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY “Right­ing a Wrong: Ja­panese Amer­i­cans and World War II,” through Feb. 19. An ex­hi­bi­tion that com­mem­o­rates the 75th an­niver­sary of Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der 9066, the doc­u­ment signed by Franklin D. Roo­sevelt that chal­lenged the con­sti­tu­tional rights and led to the im­pris­on­ment of Ja­panese Amer­i­cans dur­ing World War II. 14th Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. amer­i­can­his­tory.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF NAT­U­RAL HIS­TORY “100 Years of Amer­ica’s Na­tional Park Ser­vice: Pre­serve, En­joy, In­spire,” through Aug. 31. 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. “The Pri­mor­dial Land­scapes: Iceland Re­vealed,” through April 30. Pho­to­graphs by Feodor Pit­cairn and po­etry by Ari Trausti Guo­munds­son fo­cus on the nat­u­ral beauty of Iceland. “Na­ture’s Best Pho­tog­ra­phy: The Best of the Best,” through Sept. 30. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of wildlife and land­scapes on large-for­mat prints and in HD videos. 10th Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. nat­u­ral­his­tory.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAN IN­DIAN “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. “Our Uni­verses: Tra­di­tional Knowl­edge Shapes Our World,” through April 30. The ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cuses on indige­nous cos­molo­gies, world­views and philoso­phies re­lated to the cre­ation and or­der of the uni­verse and the spiritual re­la­tion­ship be­tween hu­mankind and the nat­u­ral world. “The Great Inka

Road: En­gi­neer­ing an Em­pire,” through June 1. To cel­e­brate the con­struc­tion of the Inca Road, which linked Cuzco, Peru, with the far­thest reaches of the em­pire, the ex­hi­bi­tion digs into its early foun­da­tions and the tech­nolo­gies that made build­ing the road pos­si­ble. Fourth Street and In­de­pen­dence Av­enue SW. nmai.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF WOMEN IN THE

ARTS “From the Desk of Si­mone de Beau­voir,” through June 2. An in­stal­la­tion of the fem­i­nist’s works in lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy and pop­u­lar cul­ture. “Bor­der Cross­ing: Jami Porter Lara,” through May 14. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pot­tery by the Al­bu­querque-based artist who makes pot­tery that looks like the com­mon plas­tic bot­tle. “New Ground: The South­west of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin,” through May 14. An ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nized by the Philbrook Mu­seum of Art in Tulsa that fea­tures 26 works by pot­ter Martinez and 48 plat­inum, gelatin sil­ver and color print photos by Gilpin. Both artists worked from the 1930s to the 1970s, fo­cus­ing on the South­west. “Chro­matic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfel­baum,” through July 2. An ex­hi­bi­tion of col­or­ful ab­stract prints made with in­ter­change­able wood blocks and gra­di­ent ink­ing that ref­er­ence min­i­mal­ist and pop art. 1250 New York Ave. NW. nmwa.org. NA­TIONAL POR­TRAIT GALLERY “One Life: Babe Ruth,” through May 21. This ex­hi­bi­tion dis­plays ap­prox­i­mately 40 ob­jects in­clud­ing prints and pho­to­graphs of Ruth, per­sonal para­pher­na­lia and ad­ver­tis­ing mem­o­ra­bilia en­dorsed by Ruth. “Bill Vi­ola: The Mov­ing Por­trait,” through May 7. 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, us­ing metaphors of wa­ter, light and spir­i­tu­al­ity. “The Face of Bat­tle: Amer­i­cans at War, 9/11 to Now,” through Jan. 28. An ex­hi­bi­tion of por­traits by six artists — Ash­ley Gilbertson, Tim Hether­ing­ton, Louie Palu, Stacy Pearsall, Emily Prince and Vin­cent Valdez — of ac­tive­duty sol­diers and those who have served of­fer­ing per­spec­tives on war and its con­se­quences. Eighth and F streets NW. npg.si.edu. NA­TIONAL POSTAL MU­SEUM “Trail­blaz­ing: 100 Years of Our Na­tional Parks,” through March 25. Fea­tur­ing orig­i­nal postage-stamp art from the Postal Ser­vice and ar­ti­facts loaned by the Na­tional Park Ser­vice, the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the ways in which mail moves to, through and from our na­tional parks. “My Fel­low Sol­diers: Letters from World War I,” through Nov. 29. 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. 2 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NE. postal­mu­seum.si.edu. NEWSEUM “1967: Civil Rights at 50,” through Jan. 2. An ex­hi­bi­tion ex­am­in­ing the events of 1967, ex­plor­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the First Amend­ment and the civil rights move­ment of the 1960s. “1776 — Break­ing News: In­de­pen­dence,” through Dec. 31. This ex­hi­bi­tion is of the first news­pa­per print­ing of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence as it ap­peared in the Penn­syl­va­nia Evening Post, July 6, 1776.“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Pol­i­tics,” through July 31. The Newseum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame part­nered for this ex­hi­bi­tion of rock-and-roll-re­lated me­dia that af­fected pol­i­tics and so­cial move­ments. 555 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. newseum.org. PHILLIPS COL­LEC­TION “Ar­lene Shechet: From Here On Now,” through May 7. This ex­hi­bi­tion is part of a se­ries that ex­plores the in­ter­sec­tions be­tween old and new tra­di­tions, mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art prac­tices and mu­seum spa­ces, and artis­tic in­ter­ven­tions. Shechet’s ce­ramic sculp­tures, some cre­ated specif­i­cally for the ex­hi­bi­tion, are in­cluded. “Ja­cob Lawrence’s The Life of Tous­saint L’Ou­ver­ture,” through April 30. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 15 silk-screen prints cre­ated by Lawrence be­tween 1986 and 1997. The se­ries por­trays the life of Tous­saint L’Ou­ver­ture (1742-1803), the slave-turnedleader of Haiti’s in­de­pen­dence move­ment. “Toulouse-Lautrec Il­lus­trates the Belle Epoque,” through April 30. An ex­hi­bi­tion of lith­o­graphs and posters by ToulouseLautrec, known for his images of cabarets, cafes and Parisian nightlife. “Ge­orge Condo: The Way I Think,” through June 25. An ex­hi­bi­tion of works — by the Amer­i­can artist known for his pic­to­rial in­ven­tions, ex­is­ten­tial hu­mor and por­traits — that demon­strates the painter’s process. 1600 21st St. NW. phillip­scol­lec­tion.org. REN­WICK GALLERY “June Sch­warcz: In­ven­tion and Vari­a­tion,” through Aug. 27. An ex­hi­bi­tion of works in­clud­ing ves­sels, three-di­men­sional ob­jects, wall-mounted plaques and pan­els by the artist. 17th Street and Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue NW. ren­wick.amer­i­ca­nart.si.edu.

YASSINE EL MAN­SOURI/NA­TIONAL BUILD­ING MU­SEUM

The Na­tional Build­ing Mu­seum’s “Tim­ber City,” ar­gu­ing for an al­ter­na­tive to steel and con­crete struc­tures, show­cases en­gi­neered wood, ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els and wooden walls.

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