Art: Spring Arts 2012

Museums & Galleries

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

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F and 8th Streets NW

The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders -- The Black List Project is a photographic exhibit and documentary featuring portraits of prominent African Americans (Now to 4/22)
In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio – Artist's brilliant, eye-popping color portraits of celebrities including Lucille Ball, Louis Armstrong and Ethel Waters as originally published in the Sunday magazine of the New York Daily News (Now to 9/9)
 The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck – German immigrant's pictorial propaganda in support of the Confederacy will be on display (3/30-1/21/13)
Matthew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals – Studio portraits of Union military leaders, from George McClellan to William Tecumseh Sherman to Ulysses Grant (3/30-5/31-15)
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic – Portraits of eight prominent American women of the late 18th century (4/20-9/2/13)
1812: A Nation Emerges – Exhibit documents key Americans who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, transforming and unifying the country (6/15-1/27/13)
One Life: Amelia Earhart – Portraits of the aviator in all artistic media, with a focus on her role in breaking barriers for women (6/29-5/27/13)


1220 31st St. NW

Blossom DC – Inspired by the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese cherry blossoms, exhibition displays prints of spring blossoms by local artists (Now to 5/11)


1600 21st St. NW

Intersections: Sandra Cinto – Untitled (After the Rain) is composed of intricate ink and acrylic drawings on canvast that cover the café walls (5/17-12/30/13)
Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme – Exhibition features approximately 90 iconic examples of innovative artist, who has brought new advances to printmaking (6/2-9/9)
Antony Gormley: Drawing Space – First major U.S. exhibition of works on paper by British artist, best known for his sculptures and installations (6/2-9/9)


1353 U St. NW #302

Paul Myoda: Glittering Machines (3/24-4/28)



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8th and F Streets NW

Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection -- Featuring 32 models illustrating the wide variety of 19th-century patented inventions submitted by inventors from across the United States(Now to 11/3/13)
The Art of Video Games -- One of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies (Now to 9/30)
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond -- A selection of paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs by 43 black artists who explored the African-American experience in the 20th century (4/27-9/3) 
40 under 40: Craft Futures
 - Featuring 40 artists born since 1972, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery opened (6/20-2/3/13)
The Civil War and American Art -- Exploring the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath on the visual arts in America using some of the finest artworks made during this period (11/16-4/28/13)
Nam June Paik: Art and Process (12/14-8/11/13)


2320 S St. NW

Dragons, Nagas and Creatures of the Deep -- Welcoming 2012 as the East Asian calendar's Year of the Dragon, this exhibition presents a global selection of textiles depicting dragons and related fantastical creatures of legend (Now to 1/6/13)
Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop -- Japan has a remarkably refined textile tradition, and for centuries the Japanese have admired the silks produced in the Nishijin neighborhood of Kyoto as the epitome of beauty and opulence (3/23-8/12)
Sourcing the Museum -- The Textile Museum's permanent collections provided the source of creative inspiration for twelve contemporary artists, whose works will be displayed alongside the fabrics that inspired them (3/23-4/19)


901 New York Ave. NW

Tracks by Pete McCutchen – Featuring photographs of roller coasters with pop art-inspired alterations (Now to 4/1)


Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring

Art*Sparks: Marian Osher (Now to 3/25)
Impressions from the Press Room II-Spring (3/28-4/29)
A Thing or Two: Recent Work by Ellen V. Winkler (4/29-5/27)
Ex Libris: An Exhibition of Prints by Chinese Artists (5/30-6/24)

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