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An exhibition of bonsai Satsuki azaleas, a favorite plant for bonsai for centuries. Opening Sunday. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. TITANIC: THE UNTOLD STORY An exhibition about the evolution of deep sea exploratio­n that links the 1985 discovery of the Titanic with a top secret Cold War mission. Opening Wednesday. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. nationalge­ ONGOING 1611 BENNING ROAD “Carne y Arena (Virtually present, Physically invisible),” through Aug. 31. A virtual reality installati­on from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, cinematogr­apher Emmanuel Lubezki, producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB that explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. Based on accounts from Central American and Mexican refugees, the installati­on allows individual­s to live a fragment of a refugee’s experience with state-of-the-art technology. 1611 Benning Rd. NE. carneyaren­ ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM “Block Watch,” an installati­on by Amanda Burnham, through Saturday. An immersive drawing installati­on created from a shipping container. “A Right to the City,” through April 20, 2020. An exhibition that explores the history of the changing neighborho­ods in Washington, of how ordinary citizens helped change their neighborho­ods through improving public education, greening communitie­s, and rallying for more equitable transit and developmen­t. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS “Art of the Americas,” through Aug. 26. Modern and contempora­ry Latin American and Caribbean permanent collection highlights. Transforme­rs: Recent Works of Dario Escobar (Guatemala) and Patrick Hamilton (Chile), through July 8. An exhibition of eight sets of sculptural works, installati­ons and wall-based pieces. 201 18th St. NW. FOLGER SHAKESPEAR­E LIBRARY “Beyond Words: Book Illustrati­on in the Age of Shakespear­e,” through June 3. An exhibition of more than 80 illustrate­d books and prints from the Folger collection from the 15th to 18th centuries, including portraits, maps and illustrati­ons of daily life by artists including Wenceslaus Hollar, Marcantoni­o Raimondi and Hans Baldung Grien. Two engravings by Martin Droeshout are also on view, including his portrait of Shakespear­e in the 1623 First Folio, one of the best-known book illustrati­ons of the early modern age. 201 East Capitol St. SE. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM “Binding the Clouds: The Art of the Central Asian Ikat,” through July 9. An exhibition focused on the complex dyeing technique from the region that is now Uzbekistan, known as abrband (binding the clouds). 701 21st St. NW. HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM AND GARDENS “The Artistic Table,” through June 10. An exhibition of historic tables designed by Hillwood curators and inspired by 18thand 19th-century French and Russian models, on view in the 44-foot dining room and the adjacent breakfast room. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. hillwoodmu­ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN Mark Bradford, through Nov. 12. A site-specific installati­on of eight abstract paintings, each more than 45-feet long, will encircle the museum’s third level. The African American artist draws directly from artist Paul Philippote­aux’s 19th-century cyclorama depicting the final charge of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge. Seventh Street and Independen­ce Avenue SW. KREEGER MUSEUM Reinstalla­tion of the permanent collection, through Dec. 31, 2019. Guest curated by modern art historian Harry Cooper, the reinstalla­tion of the collection introduces works that have not been on view for several years. Phase I of the reinstalla­tion focuses on 19th- and early 20th-century painting and works on paper. 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. kreegermus­ LIBRARY OF CONGRESS “Echoes of the Great War: American Experience­s of World War I,” through Jan. 5. An exhibition that commemorat­es the centennial of the Great War through depictions of the U.S. involvemen­t in and experience of it via correspond­ence, music, film, recordings, diaries, posters, photograph­s, scrapbooks, medals, maps and materials from the Veterans History Project. 101 Independen­ce Ave. SE. MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE Includes five floors of exhibits of ancient biblical manuscript­s, including an array of texts on papyrus, Jewish texts, including the world’s largest private collection of Torah scrolls, medieval manuscript­s, as well as Americana such a Bibles belonging to celebritie­s. 400 Fourth St. SW. museumofth­ NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM “Artist Soldiers,” through Nov. 11. An exhibition that examines the work of profession­al artists who were recruited by the U.S. Army and were considered the first true combat artists, along with the artwork of soldiers, including Jeff Gusky’s photos of stone carvings made in undergroun­d shelters, that provide a unique perspectiv­e on the First World War. Sixth Street and Independen­ce Avenue SW. airandspac­ NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM “Secret Cities: The Architectu­re and Planning of the Manhattan Project,” through March 3. An exhibition that examines the innovative design and constructi­on of cities created for the Manhattan Project: Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Hanford, Wash.; and Los Alamos, N.M.; examining daily life within, and showing that social stratifica­tion and segregatio­n were still evident. It also looks at each city’s developmen­t since the Manhattan Project and their continuing importance as centers of research and technology. 401 F St. NW. NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART “Sharing Images: Renaissanc­e Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze,” through Aug. 5. An exhibition of about 90 objects that highlight the impact of Renaissanc­e prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Focusing on designs by artists including Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelange­lo, Parmigiani­no and Albrecht Dürer, the exhibition demonstrat­es how printed images were transmitte­d, transforme­d and translated onto ceramics and small bronze reliefs. Sixth Street and Constituti­on Avenue NW. NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST BUILDING “Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural,’ ” through Oct. 28. This exhibition of works by Pollock features a special installati­on of one of his murals on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commission­ed by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, it is Pollock’s largest work at nearly 20 feet long. 440 Constituti­on Ave. NW. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM “Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience,” through Dec. 31. An immersive 3-D experience of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Built in the 4th century by the Emperor Constantin­e, the church sits on the site where many scholars believe the crucifixio­n of Christ took place. 17th and M streets NW. nationalge­ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE Ongoing exhibition­s 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. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART “Visionary Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts,” through Nov. 4, 2020. An ongoing exhibition of some 300 works of art from over 30 artists that offers a broad spectrum of visual expression. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean,” through Sept. 3. An exhibition of works from different regions and time periods demonstrat­e an artistic movement across the Swahili coast, an area of global cultural convergenc­e for more than a thousand years. 950 Independen­ce Ave. SW. . NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY “City of Hope: Resurrecti­on City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign,” through Dec. 28. An ongoing exhibition that marks the 50th anniversar­y of the assassinat­ion of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with neverbefor­e-seen photograph­s and original artifacts from Resurrecti­on City, the small community set up in Washington for the nation’s poor. 14th Street and Constituti­on Avenue NW. americanhi­ exhibition­s/religion-early-america. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN “Americans,” through Sept. 30, 2022. An exhibition of 350 objects and images that explores the prevalence of American Indian names and images throughout American culture, including the Tomahawk missile, baking powder cans and the stories of Thanksgivi­ng, Pocahontas, the Trail of Tears and the Battle of Little Bighorn. Fourth Street and Independen­ce Avenue SW. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS “Women House,” through Monday. An

exhibition of photograph­s, videos, sculptures and room-like installati­ons built with materials ranging from felt to rubber bands from more than 30 global artists who envision the idea of home as a place of liberation rather than solely of comfort and nurturing. A sequel to the project Womanhouse, developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. 1250 New York Ave. NW.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar,” through Jan. 6. An exhibition of works by the contempora­ry artists who address the under- and misreprese­ntation of minorities in American history and portraitur­e. Eighth and F streets NW. NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM “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. postalmuse­ NEWSEUM “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War,” through July 8, 2019. An exhibition of 20 largeforma­t photograph­s of John Olson, a photograph­er with Stars and Stripes who spent three days with the Marines at the 1968 Battle of Hue of the Vietnam War. Hue was one of more than 100 cities and villages that North Vietnamese forces struck with a surprise attack on the holiday known as Tet. 555 Pennsylvan­ia Ave. NW. RENWICK GALLERY “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” through Jan. 21. An exhibition of artwork created at Burning Man, the annual desert gathering and major art event, that includes immersive, roomsize installati­ons, photograph­s, jewelry, costumes and archival materials from the Nevada Museum of Art. Burning Man is an annual, week-long event; a city of 75,000 people created in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where enormous experiment­al art installati­ons are erected, some of which are then ritually burned. 17th Street and Pennsylvan­ia Avenue NW. americanar­­s/burning-man. SMITHSONIA­N AMERICAN ART MUSEUM “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home,” through Aug. 5. A major installati­on of the artist’s Hub sculptures — representa­tions of thresholds and transition­al spaces from places he has lived — along with a group of semitransp­arent replicas of household objects called Specimens. Eighth and F streets NW. americanar­ SMITHSONIA­N ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY “To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia,” through July 29. An exhibition of 30 historical ikats, the vividly designed textiles produced in Central Asia notable for their complex technique. Contempora­ry designers have worked ikat motifs into carpets, sofa covers, bedding, jeans, T-shirts and socks. 1050 Independen­ce Ave. SW. SMITHSONIA­N NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” through Dec. 31, 2021. An exhibition that examines the human ecology of epidemics to mark the 100th anniversar­y of the Great Influenza, a pandemic that took the lives of between 50 million and 100 million people, as much as 5 percent of the world’s population at that time. 10th Street and Constituti­on Avenue NW. naturalhis­ UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM “The Holocaust,” an ongoing exhibition spanning three floors offers a chronologi­cal narrative of the Holocaust through photograph­s, films and historical artifacts. “Americans and the Holocaust,” through 2021. An exhibition that shows how the Depression, isolationi­sm, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism in America shaped responses to Nazism and the Holocaust. 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN “Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals,” through Oct. 15. An exhibition of botanical murals. “Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora,” through Oct. 15. A juried exhibition of 46 original contempora­ry botanical artworks of plants native to the United States. Similar exhibition­s will be held in more than 20 other countries, each highlighti­ng plants native to that country. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” through July 8. An exhibition of Greek vases, sculpture and coins from the 8th through 4th centuries B.C. that explores the significan­ce of the horse in ancient Greek culture and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport and competitio­n. 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond.

 ?? SUSANA RAAB/ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM/SMITHSONIA­N INSTITUTIO­N ?? “A Right to the City” at Anacostia Community Museum explores Washington’s changing neighborho­ods, including the Chinatown Museum Square Protest.
SUSANA RAAB/ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM/SMITHSONIA­N INSTITUTIO­N “A Right to the City” at Anacostia Community Museum explores Washington’s changing neighborho­ods, including the Chinatown Museum Square Protest.
 ?? EVELYN HOCKSTEIN FOR THE WASHINGTON POST ?? The Museum of the Bible includes five floors of exhibits of ancient biblical manuscript­s, with texts on papyrus, the world’s largest private collection of Torah scrolls and medieval manuscript­s.
EVELYN HOCKSTEIN FOR THE WASHINGTON POST The Museum of the Bible includes five floors of exhibits of ancient biblical manuscript­s, with texts on papyrus, the world’s largest private collection of Torah scrolls and medieval manuscript­s.

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