ANACOSTIA MUSEUM & CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
1901 Fort Pl. SE
Selected Works By William H. Smith -- From the collection of Bill Cosby (now through 12/31) ... All The Stories Are True: African-American Writers Speak -- Exploring the relationship between inspiration and personal place in the work of nine celebrated authors, with taped interviews and readings from Valerie Boyd, Dolores Kendrick, Kenneth Carroll, Ocatvia E. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Walter Dean Myers, Eloise Greenfield, Edwidge Danticat, and Charles Johnson (now through 12/31) ...
ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY
1050 Independence Ave SW
Arts of Mughal India -- Some of the finest paintings and luxury objects from the Mughal court in India (now through 2/6/05) ... Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang -- One of the most significant Chinese artists to have emerged in the last decade brings a site-specific installation, "Traveler" (10/30 to 4/24/05) ... Dream Worlds -- An exhibit of modern Japanese prints and paintings from the Robert O. Muller collection (11/6 to 1/2/05) ... Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation (12/4 to April 2004) ...
ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON
2017 I Street, NW
Rachel Waldron, Richard Crozier and Leonard Streckfus -- Paintings and sculpture (now through 9/25) ... Yoshimo Matsukata and Joy McManaman -- Photographs (Nov./Dec.) ...
CONNER CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
1730 Connecticut Ave. NW
Avish Khebrehzadeh -- Drawings and video animation (now through 10/5) ... Harry Shearer: Face Time -- A video installation by known for his work on The Simpsons (10/2 to 10/19) ... Kenny Hunter: Works in Color -- Figurative sculpture (10/22 to 11/17) ... Erik Sandberg -- Paintings (11/19 to 12/23) ...
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART
500th Seventh Street NW
Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums -- For decades, architects, artists and curators have argued about whether a museum should be an active or passive container, a background, or a foreground for the museumÕs contents. Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry has brought the museum distinctly into the foreground. This multimedia exhibition showcases his extraordinary design contributions and celebrates his completed as well as those as yet (10/2 to 2/21/05) ... Caio Fonseca: New Paintings -- The first solo presentation of the abstract artistÕs work in a U.S. museum. The exhibition features large-scale paintings and works on paper, specifically created for this exhibition (10/9 to 2/14/05) ... Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art -- One hundred eighty seven works compiled from the collection of Julia Norrell, including images by Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Eudora Welty and others. (10/32 to 1/31/05) ...
FREER GALLERY OF ART
Jefferson Drive at 12th St. SW
Life and Leisure: Everyday Life in Japanese Painting -- Works from Japan's Edo period (now through 2/20/05) ... Art of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas -- A permanent- collection featuring art from the Mughal, Rajput and Deccani courts (Opens 10/16) ...
KATHLEEN EWING GALLERY
1609 Connecticut Ave. NW
Contemporary Native American Art -- Featuring works by Zig Jackson, Victor Masayesva Jr. and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (now through 10/9) ... Bruce McKaig and Robert Bazemore -- A pairing of black-and-white pinhole photographs and mixed-media paintings (10/22 to 11/27) ... Christopher Burkett -- color photographs (12/3 to 1/8/05) ...
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Constitution between 3rd & 7th NW
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective -- Forty six works representing the artist's use of fluorescent light (10/3 to 1/9/05) ... All the Mighty World -- A collection of photographs taken between 1852 and 1860 by Roger Fenton (10/17 to 1/2/05) ...
Gerard ter Borch -- The first monographic exhibition in the United States of one of the finest Dutch genre portrait painters of the 17th Century (11/7 to 1/30/05) ... Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions -- Including works by Paul Sandby, Toulouse-Lautrec, Georgia O'Keefe and Giuseppe Bennuci (11/14 to 2/21/05) ...
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
4th Street & Independence Ave. SW
Our Lives, Our Peoples and Our Universe -- Three inaugural exhibits opening the new 260,000 square-foot building on the Mall (Opens 9/21) ...
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life -- A solo exhibition of the painter's trompe l'oeil works (10/15 to 12/19) ... Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and Her Circle -- Forty paintings by this impressionist artist along with works by her contemporaries (11/14 to 5/8/05) ...
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
1600 21st Street NW
Calder/Miro -- A new exhibition of mobile sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and the poem paintings of Joan Mir— (1893-1983) highlights the visual dialogue between two of the most colorful personalities and unusual artistic innovators of the 20th century (10/9-1/23/05) ... Modigliani: Beyond The Myth -- A groundbreaking exhibition of the art of Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920) and the first museum show of his work in Washington, D.C. in more than twenty years (2/26-5/29) ...
PULP ON THE HILL
303 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Political PULP: A Chronicle of Patriotic Dissent in Paint and Photo -- An assortment of works from such artists as painter Scott G. Brooks (whose contribution to this collection -- Liberty -- is shocking, stunning and startling, and all around glorious), photojournalists Patsy Lynch, Luis Gomez and Judy Rolfe and photoartist Frank Muzzy (now to 11/13) ...
THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
2320 S Street, NW
Floral Perspectives in Carpet Design -- Floral motifs are represented in the arts of many cultures and are ubiquitous in carpet design. The exhibit examines this phenomenon from three perspectives -- spiritual, cultural, and artistic -- as rendered in the designs of 17th- to 19th-century Indian, Chinese, Central Asian, Persian, and Turkish carpets. Included are 12 carpets drawn from The Textile Museum's collections (now through 2/6/05) ... A Garden of Shawls: The Buta and Its Seeds -- Kashmir shawls express this taste for fluid softness, flower-bright color, and rhythmic design. One of the most recognizable design motifs in Kashmir shawls is the flame-shaped cluster with a bent tip, known as the buta or paisley motif. This exhibit includes spectacular variations of the buta in both Asian and Western shawls, and explores the landscape of its design in history (11/01 to 3/6/05) ...