Basilica of the National Shrine of the
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States and North America. It also is one of the 10 largest churches in the world, rivalling the great sanctuaries of Europe. Designated a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage, the Basilica houses more than 80 chapels and oratories that represent the peoples, cultures, and traditions of the Catholic faith. The church also houses the largest collection of contemporary ecclesiastical art on earth. It is open 365 days a year and hosts nearly one million visitors annually.
Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century
Jost Amman became one of northern Europe's most prolific printmakers and book illustrators of the late sixteenth century. His woodcut illustrations were especially popular and they are the focus of this exhibition. The display looks at the simplicity and fanciful imagination of the book woodcuts and presents them alongside those of his predecessors such as Solis, Hans Sebald Beham, and Albrecht Dürer as well as contemporaries like Tobias Stimmer. See this exhibit at the National Gallery of Art on display until January 5.
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
The Library of Congress dug into its vaults to present this enlightening and in-depth exhibit on the immense contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Drawn to Purpose stretches all the way back to the late 19th century, showing how women's roles in the private and public sphere gradually increased, allowing for incredible self-expression and creativity. This exhibit runs through October 20.
For the Record: Picturing DC
Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, DC's annual juried competition document the city's evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. For the Record: Picturing DC is a juried exhibit of 44 original artworks by 25 local artists who focused on neighborhoods in each of Washington's eight wards. See this exhibit at The George Washington University Museum through March 4.
Friday, December 29
Exhibit - Hill Center Galleries
Exhibit - Zoolights
Smithsonian National Zoo
Exhibit - Season's Greenings
U.S. Botanic Garden
Theater - A Christmas Carol Saturday, December 30
Event - Story Days: John James Audubon
National Portrait Gallery
Theater - The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Exhibit - Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Exhibit - Changing Landscapes: Janelle Lynch and Pedro David
Art Museum of the Americas (OAS)
Sunday, December 31
Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum
Exhibit - Inside the Dinner Party Studio
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum
Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Monday, January 1
Exhibit - Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Sculpture Space
Exhibit - In the Tower: Anne Truitt
National Gallery of Art
Tuesday, January 2
Exhibit - Nativities of the World
Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Exhibit - Brasilia 1957: A 20th Century Saga
Embassy of Brazil
Wednesday, January 3
Film - Ugetsu
Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
Exhibit - The Box Project: Uncommon Threads
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library
Exhibit - Sounds from the Sea
Thursday, January 4
Exhibit - Open House
L. Ron Hubbard House
Exhibit - Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
Tour - Explore Buddhist Art
Event - Chamber Music at Noon
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