Art: Spring Arts 2012

Museums & Galleries


Published on March 22, 2012, 1:00am | Comments

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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM & SCULPTURE GARDEN

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW
202-633-1000
hirshhorn.si.edu

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space (Now to 5/13)
Hirshhorn 360-Degre Projection by Doug Aitken -- Concurrent with the Suprsensorial exhibit, Aitken will transform the Hirshhorn's iconic circular building into a 360-degree panoramic cinematic space (Every night-5/13)
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads – Chinese artist's monumental outdoor installation showcases the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac (4/19-2/24/13)
Over, Under, Next – Artists over the last century have used objects, such as fragments and detritus in the world around them, to challenge traditional art media (6/21-8/26)

INDUSTRY GALLERY

1358 Florida Ave. NE, Suite 200
202-399-1730
industrygallerydc.com

Philip Michael Wolfson: Animated Unobtainium: Tsukumogami DC Series 1 – First U.S. solo exhibition from this artist, whose art originates with discarded items from 100 years ago (Now to 4/28)
 FlexibleLove -- After a popular exhibit last summer, Industry Gallery is now the first and only American seller of FlexibleLove, expandable furniture crafted from post-consumer products and craft paper (Ongoing)

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

10 First St. SE
202-707-8000
loc.gov/exhibits/

Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship – Exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tokyo's gift to Washington of 3,000 flowering cherry trees with documents illuminating the story and significance of the trees (Now to 9/15, Jefferson Building)
Politics and the Dancing Body – American choreographers between World War I and the Cold War used dance to celebrate and criticize American culture, and the government used dance for cultural diplomacy during that time (Now to 7/28, Madison Building)

LONG VIEW GALLERY

1234 9th St. NW
202-232-4788
longviewgallery.com

DCist Photo Exposed – The 6th annual exhibition focused on images submitted documenting D.C. diversity, whittled down to 40 for display (Now to 4/1)
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz (4/12-5/6)
Washington Glass School (5/10-6/10)
Eve Stockton (6/14-7/15)
Sondra N. Arkin (8/23-9/23)

MANSION AT STRATHMORE

First Floor Galleries and Gudelsky Gallery Suite
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Md.
301-581-5100
strathmore.org

A Singular View: The Art and Words of John Paton Davies, Jr. – A display of the art collection owned by the late diplomat and designer who stood up to Senator McCarthy's Red Scare (Now to 4/14)
VIEWPOINT: 21st Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition – Featuring works by Strathmore artists, from painters to sculptors, to photographers to mixed-media artists (3/24-4/21)
Strathmore Unleashed – A canine-tastic art exhibition featuring artwork from various media depicting dogs (4/28-6/23)

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

401 F St. NW
202-272-2448
nbm.org

LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition -- Showcasing 15 buildings from around the world made entirely from LEGO bricks by Adam Reed Tucker (Now to 9/3)
Unbuilt Washington -- Featuring unrealized proposals for noteworthy architectural and urban design projects in Washington, D.C., from the 1790s to the present (Now to 5/28)
House & Home -- A long-term exhibition tours houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America (Opening 4/28)
Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment – An exhibition of third-generation modernist whose architecture captures the spirit of the post-industrial age (Opening 6/16)
New Cultural Capitals -- An online exhibition provoking dialogue and debate about the role of architecture and cultural infrastructure in creating vital communities (Opening Summer)

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

3rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW
202-737-4215
nga.gov

Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition -- Presenting the dazzling development of Picasso's drawings over a 30-year period—from the precocious academic exercises of his youth in the 1890s to the virtuoso works of the early 1920s, including the radical innovations of cubism and collage(Now to 5/6)
Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam (Now to 3/11/17)
Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800) (3/30-4/29)
I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010 -- Since the invention of small hand-held cameras and faster films in the late 19th century, photographers have been fascinated with capturing everyday life in the urban environment(4/22-8/5)
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (5/6-8/12)
George Bellows (6/10-10/8)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

1145 17th St. NW
202-857-7700
nationalgeographic.com

Samurai: The Warrior Transformed – Exploring the history of the Japanese samurai, including their important role in relations between the U.S. and Japan since 1860; a side exhibit displays photographs from Eliza R. Scidmore, who helped inspire the gift of cherry trees from Tokyo to D.C. 100 years ago (Now to 9/3)
Beyond The Story: National Geographic Unpublished – Showcasing some of the thousands of images that were shot for magazine stories in 2011 (Now to 5/28)
Titanic: 100 Year Obsession – An exhibit based on National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, the first to unveil images of the wreck in 1985 (3/29-7/8)

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

Independence Avenue and 4th Street SW
202-633-1000
nmai.si.edu

A Song for the Horse Nation -- Presenting the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes beginning with the return of horses to the Western Hemisphere by Christopher Columbus to the present day (Now to 1/7/13)
Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves -- Bringing together rare works of art as a counterpoint to the supernatural storyline of the popular Twilight saga (Now to 5/9)
Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels – Eight artists from Huichol Indian communities in Mexico created a ''Beaded Bug,'' a Volkswagen Beetle bedecked in thousands of tiny, colorful glass beads (Now to 5/6, Potomac Atrium)
Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture – Highlighting Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music over the past century (8/4-8/11/13)


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