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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

  • Through Monday, January 2, 2017

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

O’Keeffe and Friends: Dialogues with Nature

  • Through Sunday, May 31, 2015

Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit IV (1930) and No. VI (1930), on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes from the permanent collection by her compatriots.

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Sun • May 24, 2015

 

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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter (2/21/2015-3/31/2015). Del Ray Artisans and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria show animal-themed art with UpCycle’s Fur-Vor student-created dog art. Reception: February 27, 7-9pm. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GWW

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Visages/Vignettes" by Wayson R. Jones

Montpelier Arts Center

Wayson R. Jones explores the idea of implicit association between imagery, memory, and emotion through manipulation of texture, shape, and color (or lack thereof). His new work evokes abstracted figures, imaginary landscapes, faces, and objects. They represent the “vignettes”: subjective snapshots of events, persons, or objects in motion, and “visages”: abstract faces combined with objects that symbolize parts of childhood. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

2015 GI Film Festival

Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic

Described as “Sundance for the Troops”, the GI Film Festival (GIFF) is the nation’s only military film festival and is returning to the District May 18th – 24th, 2015.  This year’s 9th annual event is bigger than ever, with more than 60 films, red carpets, parties, celebrity guests and more hosted by the Angelika Film Center in Merrifield, VA at Lee Highway and Gallows Road.

Categories: Film, Fairs & Festivals

Art for the Table: 2015

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

Glen Echo Pottery exhibit demonstrating how ceramics can transform the every day table to a work of art.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Concert: Alexander Schimpf

The Phillips Collection

The first German performer to win the Cleveland International Piano Competition,  Alexander Schimpf makes his Washington, DC, debut with works by Brahms, Scriabin, and Beethoven.

Diana C. Suttenfield: The Subject is Light

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Artist, Diane Suttenfield, celebrates the land and architecture of the place she has called home since 1962, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with luminous paintings and intricate drawings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

Theater Alliance @ the Anacostia Playhouse

Dontrell - a young, smart, talented, motivated man from Baltimore - is on a quest to swim out into the Atlantic to discover his family’s past before he can move forward and begin the next phase of his life.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Discussion

Ellyn Weiss

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

With monoprints, acrylics, encaustic paint, oil bars, and other media, Ellyn Weiss strives to create art that speaks directly to the heart without mediation or explanation. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Target Gallery

Korean artist Eunsook Lee explores meaning of family with site-specific black-light installation in Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exhibit: “Printed Art: The Potomac”

The Art League Gallery

In “Printed Art: The Potomac,” John Gosling’s linocut relief prints illustrate the “Nation’s River,” past and present.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Great Falls Studios presents Colvin Run Elementary School Art at Great Falls Starbucks through June 2015. Reception Tues., April 14, 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Starbucks Great Falls, VA

Great Falls Studios proudly sponsors the art of local elementary school students at Starbucks Great Falls.  Colvin Run Elementary School is on exhibit through June 2015.  A reception on Tuesday, April 14. 5 PM - 6:30 celebrates the artists and their families.

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Hub Opera Ensemble presents Puccini's La Boheme

Kepler Performing & Visual Arts Education Center at Hagerstown Community College

Young love, poverty, idealism and death - the struggle is real!  Hub Opera Ensemble presents Puccini's La Boheme.

Jane Hahler: The Painted Townscape

RIver Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Oil townscape paintings that are dominated by mood, transient light and saturated color from places in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

On View:  May 13- June 25  

 Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 9 AM-1 PM

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Main Street Chamber Players' Spring Concert

Providence Presbyterian Church

An afternoon of chamber music with the Main Street Chamber Players.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media” exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (May 1-31, 2015). Artists mix two or more mediums for this collaboration between Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts. Details: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

My Travel Storybook

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Join the staff of the Freer|Sackler and Sushmita Mazumdar, lead artist of Studio Pause, for a tour of The Traveler’s Eye followed by a bookmaking workshop. All materials included. For ages 8–14 with adult companions. Registration required.

Categories: Family Oriented

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

O’Keeffe and Friends: Dialogues with Nature

The Phillips Collection

Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV and No. VI, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes in The Phillips Collection by her compatriots, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens will host Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, on exhibit throughout the Garden’s Horticultural Center and Historic House from April 28-June 28. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Patricia Phillips Bowden

Montpelier Arts Center

Patricia Phillips Bowden, who holds a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, continues her exploration of art making by utilizing mixed media to create this salon-style exhibition. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

Categories: Arts

Peacock Room Shutters Open

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Freer

A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture. Key styles in this genre emerged during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) and are still followed today. While surviving works from the Yuan are rare, whenever possible, this exhibition includes the earliest work in the F|S collections together with later examples tracing the characteristics and evolution of six of these styles.

Categories: Exhibits

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Shakespeare Opera Theatre Presents: Much Ado about Nothing and Beatrice et Benedict by Hector Berlioz

The Hylton Performing Arts Center

Shakespeare Opera Theatre announces their inaugural productions of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and Beatrice et Benedict (in English) by Hector Berlioz.  The performances will take place in Manassas at the spectacular Hylton Performing Arts Center, May 24th-31st, and the two works will be performed in repertory.  Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for Seniors and Students, with student matinees at 10:30 AM on May 28th and 29th at $15.  Pre-performance lectures will take place prior to the evening shows.  Tickets are available by calling 888-945-2468, or online at hyltoncenter.org.  

Shakespeare Opera Theatre Presents: Much Ado about Nothing and Beatrice et Benedict by Hector Berlioz

The Hylton Performing Arts Center

Shakespeare Opera Theatre announces their inaugural productions of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and Beatrice et Benedict (in English) by Hector Berlioz.  The performances will take place in Manassas at the spectacular Hylton Performing Arts Center, May 24th-31st, and the two works will be performed in repertory.  Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for Seniors and Students, with student matinees at 10:30 AM on May 28th and 29th at $15.  Pre-performance lectures will take place prior to the evening shows.  Tickets are available by calling 888-945-2468, or online at hyltoncenter.org.  

Special Event -- Band of America's Few

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Museum Marine Corps  Music  Band of America's Few

Sticks and Stones: an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and abstract painter Kay Layne

Arts in the Village Gallery

In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sticks and Stones, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the wire-wrapped jewelry designs of Dana Jansen, along with the architectural and liner abstract works of painter Kay Layne.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Freer

A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture. Key styles in this genre emerged during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) and are still followed today. While surviving works from the Yuan are rare, whenever possible, this exhibition includes the earliest work in the F|S collections together with later examples tracing the characteristics and evolution of six of these styles.

Categories: Exhibits

The Blood Quilt

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

From Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) comes this funny and fierce world-premiere about four disconnected sisters reuniting to create a family quilt honoring their recently deceased mother. But after their mother’s will is read, will their “blood quilt” bind the family together or tear them apart forever?

Categories: Theater

The Journals of Duncan Phillips

The Phillips Collection

A selection of the museum founder’s extensive journals spanning three decades illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.

Categories: Exhibits

The Reading Room Comedy Show

Petworth Citizen

Join host Chris Brandt and the funniest comedians in DC for a free show at the unique, intimate confines of the Reading Room, a free library, at the Petworth Citizen.

Categories: Other Events

The Reading Room Comedy Show

Petworth Citizen

Join host Chris Brandt and the funniest comedians in DC for a free show at the unique, intimate confines of the Reading Room, a free library, at the Petworth Citizen.

Categories: Other Events

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Sackler

#travelerseye

Travel shapes how we perceive the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia provides glimpses of travels across the Asian continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism.

Categories: Exhibits

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Sackler

#travelerseye

Travel shapes how we perceive the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia provides glimpses of travels across the Asian continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism.

Categories: Exhibits

Touchstone Gallery May Exhibit

Touchstone Gallery NEW Location

Opening reception for Touchstone Gallery's May exhibit, featuring solo show by Aleksandra Katargina and juried student work from the Touchstone@ArtSpace project.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Wendell Phillips, a young paleontologist and geologist, headed one of the largest archaeological expeditions to remote South Arabia (present-day Yemen) from 1949 to 1951. Through a selection of unearthed objects as well as film and photography taken by the expedition team, the exhibition highlights Phillips’s key finds, recreates his adventures, and conveys the thrill of discovery on this important archaeological frontier.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

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