This exhibition features are works by many preeminent 20th century artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, and Andy Warhol. The Warhol images include Poloroids from his entourage and inner circle during the 1960s and 70s.
Enjoy live music, and art in the Museum of Art Courtyard. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm.
Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives.
The virtuosi of ensemblenewSRQ presents a provocative encounter with new music. Program One is The Space Around You: Musical Reflections in the Turrell Skyspace.
High overhead, two “wanted” men are on the run. Suspended before a mammoth video screen, they take us on an adventurous trip that teeters between the fictions of animation and the pseudo-reality of computer graphics in this exhilarating outdoor aerial spectacle from Italy.
The virtuosi of ensemblenewSRQ presents two provocative encounters with new music. Program Two is The Magical World of Berio’s Sequenzas in the Huntington Gallery.
In collaboration with Ringling International Arts Festival, we are holding a family day all about performance! This event will feature art making, interactive stops throughout the Museum of Art, and Kids Quests.
Join us on Thursday nights to receive discounted admission to the museum as well as a special art-making program relating to works of art you can find in the galleries.
From its earliest forms, written by hand on silk or on bamboo strips, the book has been a prized item throughout Chinese history. A brief survey of the book in China will be presented by Dr. Robert Hegel, Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at Washington University, St. Louis.
At the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival the circus arts were celebrated with performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities and narrative stages. Hear from those who brought the circus to life on the National Mall.