Museums in Metro DC including Art Museums, Historic Homes and More

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First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan. 19 – Mar. 31
First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture, and juxtaposes the extravagance of an increasingly cosmopolitan and wealthy upper class against the human cost of its pleasures.

The Gifts of Tony Podesta

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17
This first major exhibition drawn from our Corcoran Legacy Collection features strong and provocative photography and sculpture donated by Tony Podesta over the past decade to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now part of the American University Museum’s holdings.

Juggling the Middle Ages

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28
This exhibition allows viewers to consider the role of the Middle Ages in the fashioning of modernity—from films rooted in Arthurian legend, to Gothic Revival architecture—through the lens of one powerful tale.

Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Feb. 10
The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA.

Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17
This retrospective of seven decades of the work of Washington, DC sculptor Nancy Frankel celebrates her ninetieth birthday in 2019.

Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17
Standing at the foot of Australia’s sacred sandstone monolith known as Uluru, Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane envisioned a world invisible to many others.

Jiří Kolář (1912-2002): Forms of Visual Poetry - From the Collection of Museum Kampa, Prague

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17
This exhibition is dedicated to one of the most remarkable Czech poets and visual artists associated with Modernism, Ji?í Kolá? (1914-2002).

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 20
Chiaroscuro woodcuts, color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parigianino, and Titan, while boasting extraordinary craft and their own, often striking palette.

Spotlights

Community Ceramic Demonstration with Sharif Bey

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mon. Jan 28

What Happened 2 Chocolate City?

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 26

Krakauer-Tagg Duo Breath and Hammer

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jan 20

The Young Juggler

Dumbarton Oaks
Wed. Jan 23

Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Feb. 1 – 28

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sat. Jan 26

Winter Opening Reception at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 26

Free Parking: Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. Feb 21

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950

National Gallery of Art
Thru Feb. 18

Nat Geo Nights: Inside Egypt

National Geographic
Thu. Feb 21
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