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ON­GO­ING AMER­I­CAN ART MU­SEUM “Gene Davis: Hot Beat,” through May 16. An ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing 15 stripe paint­ings from the 1960s by Wash­ing­ton na­tive Gene Davis. “Isamu Noguchi: Ar­chaic/Mod­ern,” through May 9. An ex­plo­ration of how Noguchi was in­spired by the an­cient world in his for­ward-look­ing sculp­tures, fea­tur­ing more than 70 works from the Noguchi Mu­seum in New York that span more than 60 years. “Har­lem He­roes: Pho­to­graphs by Carl Van Vechten,” through July 19. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 39 images — in­clud­ing those of James Bald­win, Ossie Davis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ella Fitzger­ald, Althea Gib­son, Langston Hughes, Bill “Bo­jan­gles” Robin­son and Bessie Smith — by pho­tog­ra­pher, au­thor and so­cial com­men­ta­tor Van Vechten, who made por­traits of cen­tral fig­ures in the Har­lem Re­nais­sance. Eighth and F streets NW. amer­i­ca­nart.si.edu. ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY “Per­spec­tives: Michael Joo,” through July 9. In­spired by Korean red-crowned crane mi­gra­tion pat­terns, the Brook­lyn artist used mul­ti­ple tech­niques and me­dia to cre­ate an in­stal­la­tion specif­i­cally for the Sackler. “Pea­cock Room Remix: Dar­ren Water­son’s Fithy 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. “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. “Turquoise Moun­tain: Artists Trans­form­ing Afghanistan,” through Oct. 29. Ar­ti­sans from the Mu­rad Khani dis­trict of Old Kabul demon­strate their work and share their ex­pe­ri­ences. “Body of De­vo­tion: The Cos­mic Bud­dha in 3D,” through July 9. An in­ter­ac­tive model of the Cos­mic Bud­dha, a statue of the Bud­dha cov­ered in nar­ra­tive scenes that cre­ate a sym­bolic map of the Bud­dhist world. 1050 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. asia.si.edu. ART MU­SEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAS “José Gómez Si­cre’s Eye,” through Dec. 6. The mu­seum cel­e­brates the cen­ten­nial of Si­cre’s birth. “San­ti­ago Mon­toya: The Great Swin­dle,” through March 26. This ex­hi­bi­tion is of works by the Colom­bian artist who used bank notes as his can­vases, im­bu­ing lay­ers of mean­ing in­clud­ing po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda and his­toric events in the works. 201 18th St. NW. mu­seum.oas.org. FOL­GER SHAKE­SPEARE LI­BRARY “500 Years of Trea­sure 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 “Your Next Pres­i­dent . . . ! The Cam­paign Art of Mark and Ros­alind Shenkman,” through Aug. 10. This ex­hi­bi­tion of rare cam­paign flags and pa­tri­otic tex­tiles il­lus­trates how pres­i­den­tial cam­paign­ing de­vel­oped. 701 21st St. NW. mu­seum.gwu.edu/col­lec­torsvi­sion . GE­ORGE WASH­ING­TON UNIVER­SITY'S COR­CO­RAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND DE­SIGN “De­col­o­niz­ing Alaska,” through March 18. A mul­ti­me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion of works by a col­lab­o­ra­tion of 30 na­tive and non­na­tive Alaskan artists cen­ter­ing on en­dan­gered tra­di­tions and con­tem­po­rary iden­tity. 500 17th St. NW. cor­co­ran.gwu.edu. HIR­SH­HORN MU­SEUM AND SCULP­TURE GAR­DEN “Sus­pended An­i­ma­tion,” through March 12. Artists Ed Atkins, An­toine Catala, Ian Cheng, Josh Kline, He­len Marten and Ag­nieszka Pol­ska chal­lenge per­cep­tions of re­al­ity. “Linn Mey­ers: Our View From Here,” through May 14. A site-spe­cific wall draw­ing stretch­ing the cir­cum­fer­ence of the in­ner­cir­cle gal­leries on the mu­seum’s sec­ond level. “Yayoi Kusama: In­fin­ity Mir­rors,” through May 14. An ex­hi­bi­tion of 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. 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.” 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 MUSEUMTim­ber City: In­no­va­tions in Wood,” through May 21. To demon­strate re­cent tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions within the tim­ber in­dus­try, this in­stal­la­tion fea­tures sam­ples of en­gi­neered wood, ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els and wooden walls. “House and Home,” through May 1. An on­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tion that ex­plores what it means to live at home. 401 F St. NW. nbm.org. NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART “In the Li­brary: Process and Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude,” through April 14. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, their works of art dur­ing the 1960s and 1970s and doc­u­men­ta­tion of two ma­jor in­stal­la­tions, taken by Shunk-Ken­der, a part­ner­ship of pho­tog­ra­phers, Ger­many’s Harr Shunk and Hun­gary’s Janos Ken­der who pho­tographed ma­jor artists and their stu­dios from 19581973. Sixth Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. nga.gov. NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST BUILD­ING “Pho­tog­ra­phy Rein­vented: The Col­lec­tion of Robert E. Mey­er­hoff and Rheda Becker,” through March 5. 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. 440 Con­sti­tu­tion Ave NW. nga.gov. NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST

BUILD­ING “Stu­art Davis: In Full Swing,” through March 5. Amer­i­can mod­ernist Davis blurred distinc­tions be­tween text and im­age, high and low art, ab­strac­tion and fig­u­ra­tion. This ex­hi­bi­tion is of nearly 100 of his jazz­in­spired com­po­si­tions. “Della Rob­bia: Sculpt­ing With Color in Re­nais­sance Florence,” through June 4. An ex­hi­bi­tion of about 40 works by the Della Rob­bia fam­ily, as well as that of 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 1 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. 4. 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 April 9. 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 March 26. 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. “Emeka Og­boh’s Mar­ket Sym­phony,” through March 26. A sound in­stal­la­tion by the Nige­rian artist com­mis­sioned by the mu­seum that em­u­lates the am­bi­ent sounds of Ba­lo­gun, an open-air mar­ket in La­gos, Nige­ria, Africa’s most­pop­u­lous city. 950 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. africa.si.edu . NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY “Ar­ti­fact Walls — Art Pot­tery and Glass in Amer­ica, 1880s-1920s,” through Aug. 24. A dis­play high­light­ing the crafts­man­ship of Amer­i­can pot­ters and glass­mak­ers who cre­ated dec­o­ra­tive wares. “Right­ing a Wrong: Ja­panese Amer­i­cans and World War II,” through Dec. 1. An ex­hi­bi­tion that com­mem­o­rates the 75th an­niver­sary of Franklin D. Roo­sevelt’s sign­ing of Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der 9066, the doc­u­ment that chal­lenged the con­sti­tu­tional rights and lead to the im­pris­on­ment of Ja­panese Amer­i­cans dur­ing WWII. Cu­ra­tors are ac­tively seek­ing to col­lect ar­ti­facts from the pub­lic for this ex­hibit. See the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. 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 1. Pho­to­graphs by Feodor Pit­cairn and po­etry by Ari Trausti Guo­munds­son fo­cus on the nat­u­ral beauty of Ice­land. 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,” through Dec. 12. An ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Na­tive Amer­i­can na­tions and the United States. “Our Uni­verses: Tra­di­tional Knowl­edge Shapes Our World,” through April 1. 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 Dec. 11. 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. “For a Love of His Peo­ple: The Pho­tog­ra­phy of Ho­race Poolaw,” through June 4. Born six years af­ter the end of the reser­va­tion pe­riod, 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. “Pa­triot Na­tions: Na­tive Amer­i­cans in Our Na­tion’s Armed Forces,” through Jan. 1. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of Na­tive Amer­i­cans who served in the United States mil­i­tary. Fourth Street and In­de­pen­dence Av­enue SW. nmai.si.edu. NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS “Wan­derer/Won­derer: Pop-Ups by Co­lette Fu,” through Feb. 26. This ex­hi­bi­tion of pop-up books is from Fu’s series “Haunted Philadel­phia,” in which she re-cre­ates spooky land­marks around her home town, and “We Are Tiger Dragon Peo­ple,” in­spired by the cul­ture of Yun­nan prov­ince, China, where her an­ces­tors lived. “Bold Broad­sides and Bitsy Books,” through March 17. The Dead Fem­i­nists’ broad­side series presents pro­files of in­ter­na­tional fem­i­nist he­roes. “From the Desk of Si­mone de Beau­voir,” through June 2. An in­stal­la­tion of the fem­i­nist’s works in the ar­eas of lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy and pop­u­lar cul­ture. “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 sub­ject of the South­west. “Bor­der Cross­ing: Jami Porter Lara,” through May 14. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pot­tery by the Al­bu­querque artist who makes pot­tery that looks like the com­mon plas­tic bot­tle. 1250 New York Ave. NW. nmwa.org. NA­TIONAL POR­TRAIT GALLERY “Dou­ble Take: Da­guer­reian Por­trait Pairs,” through June 4. This ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases 14 da­guerreo­types, two por­traits each of seven sub­jects in­clud­ing Fred­er­ick Dou­glass, Jef­fer­son Davis and John Quincy Adams. “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. 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. 2 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NE. postal­mu­seum.si.edu. NEW­SEUM “In­side To­day’s FBI,” through Dec. 31. A new ver­sion of the FBI ex­hibit “Fight­ing Crime in the Age of Ter­ror” fea­tures ev­i­dence and ar­ti­facts from some of the FBI’s big­gest cases. “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. ““Refugee,” through March 12. Pho­to­graphs cre­ated solely for the ex­hi­bi­tion by five in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed pho­tog­ra­phers — Lynsey Ad­dario, Omar Vic­tor Diop, Gra­ciela Itur­bide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stod­dart — aim to il­lu­mi­nate the plight of the dis­placed through­out the world. “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. “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. 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. “Jake Berthot: From the Col­lec­tion and Promised Gifts,” through April 2. An ex­hi­bi­tion of works re­ceived in 2015 from the artist’s es­tate. “Ja­cob Lawrence’s The Life of Tous­saint L’Ou­ver­ture,” through April 23. 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 Toulouse-Lautrec, known for his images of cabaret, cafes and Parisian nightlife. 1600 21st St. NW. phillip­scol­lec­tion.org. U.S. HOLO­CAUST ME­MO­RIAL MU­SEUM . “I Want Jus­tice!,” through Oct. 1. 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. 100 Raoul Wal­len­berg Pl. SW. ushmm.org.

STAN JORSTAD

The Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory cel­e­brates the Park Ser­vice’s cen­ten­nial with im­ages such as Stan Jorstad’s photo from Great Smoky Moun­tains Na­tional Park.

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