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

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Rachel Whiteread

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 13, 2019
This exhibition brings together some 100 objects from the course of the artist’s 30 year career, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled sculptures, archival materials, documentary materials on public projects, and several new works on view for the first time.

Rodarte

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Feb. 10, 2019
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.

Sense of Humor

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content.

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 10, 2019
The show features works from the Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection of silhouettes, who captured the likenesses of such notable figures as John Quincy Adams and Lydia Maria Child, and at the same time, the exhibition reveals how contemporary artists are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways.

Jim Sanborn Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Dec. 16
The takeaway from this extraordinary show is a vision for an art collecting world very different from our own.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19, 2019
The show relies on some thirty portraits to tell the story of 1968.

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jan. 20, 2019
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.

Tomb of Christ

National Geographic
Thru Jan. 2, 2019
Discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and be transported to Jerusalem for an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Mar. 3, 2019
Explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first secretary of the treasury and portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history.

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age

National Gallery of Art
Thru Nov. 25
This exhibition celebrates the essential relationship the Dutch had with water through some 45 paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, and ship models.

Gettysburg Address at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Mon. Nov 19
Visitors will have the opportunity to view the earliest known draft of the Gettysburg address.

Spotlights

Concert: Nobuntu

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Nov 18

Wine & Design

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sun. Nov 18

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Nat Geo Nights: All Over the Map

National Geographic
Thu. Nov 15

Nat Geo Nights: All Over the Map

National Geographic
Thu. Nov 15

ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Block Watch

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Feb. 28, 2019
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