Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)Bill Traylor is one of the most celebrated American self-taught artists. His drawn and painted imagery embodies the crossroads of multiple worlds: black and white, rural and urban, old and new. His life—which spanned slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Great Migration and foreshadowed the era of Civil Rights—offers a rare perspective to the larger story of America.
November 9, 2018 - May 5, 2019Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
Disrupting Craft presents the work of Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco, four artists who challenge the conventional definitions of craft by imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotional purpose, inclusiveness, and activism.
March 15, 2019 — August 18, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the US intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive conflict, America’s war in Vietnam had a pervasive cultural impact.
March 15, 2019 — August 25, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals.
June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)Ginny Ruffner (b. 1952) is a glass artist best known for her elegant sculptures and mastery of glass techniques. Recently, she has created work that combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience. Visitors to the exhibition "Reforestation of the Imagination" will use a downloadable app that superimposes digital information over seemingly barren sculptures, creating two distinct realities to explore.