Upcoming Museum Exhibits
Now that we are well into winter it’s a great time to visit your local museums. There is such a variety of choices and topics that you are bound to find something that will suit almost anyone’s interests. Here we are focusing on some of the current exhibits in the Washington, DC area.
For those who enjoy both history and art, the Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum comprises over 50 different artists and their visual arts reaction to the war, politics, and conflicts of that time.
Not into history? Then check out the Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial”, that highlights the work that designers are doing in collaboration with with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists and nature for a healthier and more sustainable future for our planet.
Speaking of design, find out how design can affect our everyday lives at “The Value of Good Design” February 10–May 27, 2019 at The Museum of Modern Art. This is an exhibit we love, of course!
A unique exhibit at the International Arts and Artists (IA&A At Hillyer) is “Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art”. This exhibit illustrates the difficult and meticulous art form of creating sculptural art with the extremely challenging medium that is bamboo.
For space exploration enthusiasts, the National Gallery of Art, Washington is presenting “By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11” April 28 – October 14, 2019. this exhibition features a variety of glass stereographs and photos taken over the years and showcases the importance of photography in the study and progress of space exploration.
And, if you just want to think about warmer weather and the beautiful flowers that go with it, you must see “Orchids: Amazing Adaptations” February 2 – April 28 2019 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Whatever interests you, take some time to explore the variety that local museums have to offer!
And Stay Inspired,
The Margery Wedderburn Interiors Team