Happy Sunday! It’s a dreary, rainy Sunday in central Virginia but here’s hoping the weather is more pleasant wherever you are.
If you are planning any trips to the Northern Virginia/District of Columbia/Maryland area during January 2019, then you’ll want to carve out a little time to visit the Smithsonian Institute, one of the most extensive museum collectives in the world. And, if you’re an art lover (like me), you’ll probably want to know which exhibitions are leaving so you won’t miss them during your visit.
Visitors at the National Collection of Fine Arts touring a gallery of contemporary art by Unidentified Artist, Photo Blow-up, 1968, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (as seen in the Celebrating Fifty Years exhibition)
So, for your visiting convenience, here is a list of Smithsonian exhibitions slated to leave the Institute in January 2019. They are organized from early in January to the end of January, so you know which ones to check out first. Enjoy!
January 1 – In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (National Portrait Gallery)
January 4 – Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art (Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery)
January 6 – Celebrating Fifty Years (National Portrait Gallery)
January 6 – UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar (National Portrait Gallery)
January 6 – Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
January 6 – Let’s Get It Right: Work Incentive Posters of the 1920s (National Museum of American History)
One of the work posters in the Let’s Get It Right exhibition
January 21 – No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man (Renwick Gallery)
January 21 – Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
One of the prints shown at the Diane Arbus exhibition (Diane Arbus, A woman with her baby monkey, N.J. 1971)
January 24 – Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery [Sackler Gallery])
Kawase Hasui, Daikon Embankment (from the series Twelve Scenes of Tokyo), 1920 (as featured in the Japan Modern exhibition at the Sackler Gallery)
January 24 – Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler Gallery)
January 27 – Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)
I hope this list helps you plan a fun and art-filled trip to the Washington, DC area! Take care, and enjoy your Sunday!