District of Columbia
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART
“ Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers” now-May 6: Images from a photographer who was embedded with the U.S, Army in a remote post in Afghanistan. “Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell” now-May 6: Photographs of the first war to be extensively documented.
“Calder Brannock: Adventure Residency Program Headquarters” March 23-April 27: In a project that builds on an earlier project, the artist will organize artists and others to take trips to produce art.
THE KREEGER MUSEUM
“Sculpture on the Grounds: 2011 Invitational With Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Dalya Luttwak” now-July 2013.
NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
“Lego Architecture: Towering Ambition” now-Sept. 3: Fifteen buildings from around the world made entirely of Lego bricks by Adam Reed Tucker. “Unbuilt Washington” now-May 28: The Washington that could have been: urban design projects that were proposed but never built.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
“Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes” now-April 8. “Picasso’s Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition” now-May 6: An exhibition of 50 works examining the artist’s style experiments and techniques in a 30-year period. “Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800)” March 30-April 29: In honor of Japan’s gift of cherry trees, the exhibit features a 30-scroll set of paintings by Ito Jakuchu.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
“A Song for the Horse Nation” now-Jan. 7, 2013: Among the 112 items are a life-size horse mannequin in spectacular, fully beaded regalia, and the rifles of Geronimo and Chief Joseph. “Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves” now-May 29: An exhibition of 23 objects from the Northwest Indians that serve as a counterpoint to the supernatural storyline depicted in the “Twilight” books and movies.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
“Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections” now-July 29: An exhibition of 77 paintings, prints and sculptures by 35 artists. In connection, an artist and a pattern maker will recreate in the galleries an 18th century-style coat.
“Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard” now-May 6: Two hundred photographs, 40 paintings and 60 works on paper by artists influenced by the invention of the handheld camera.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM AND THE RENWICK GALLERY
“Multiplicity” now-March 11: A total of 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection. “Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage” now-May 20: Photographs of landscapes, historic homes and objects taken by the noted photographer not because they were assigned, but because they moved her. “The Art of Video Games” March 16-Sept. 30: The first major exhibit to explore the 40-year evolution of video games. “Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House” now-May 6: Nearly 100 objects that explore the history of the decorative arts in the home of presidents.
SMITHSONIAN’S FREER GALLERY OF ART
“The Peacock Room Comes to America” now-spring 2013: The first special exhibition in the room since its conservation in 1993. “Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran” new-ongoing: The Freer and Sackler galleries exhibition of some of its collection of metalwork from Ancient Iran.
SMITHSONIAN’S HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
“Black Box: Ali Kazma” now-April: An installation featuring images of a notary as he stamps hundreds of documents at breakneck speed.
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
”The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” now-April 22, 2012: Fifty photographs of prominent African Americans. “150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth” now-March 18. “One Life: Ronald Reagan” now-May 28.
THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
“Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop” now-Aug. 12: Exhibition of some of the textiles woven in one of Kyoto’s oldest and most illustrious workshops, Tawaraya. “Dragons, Nagas and Creatures of the Deep” now-Jan. 6, 2013: A global collection of textiles depicting dragons and related fantastic creatures.
TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER
“Push Pull Play” April 12-May 13: For a celebration of children and the arts, this exhibition focuses on interactive, kinetic, toy-inspired art.