Editor’s Picks: January Art Exhibitions, Gallery Openings, and Museum Events in Washington

Shows at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Honfleur Gallery, the Art League, and more.

By: Sophie Gilbert


“Judy Chicago: Circa ’75” opens January 17 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and celebrates Chicago’s 75th birthday by exhibiting some of her best-known works, including her “Great Ladies” series honoring artists such as Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson. Through April 13.


At the Art League January 8 through February 3 is Abstract Expressionism Revisited,” which looks at the movement during the 1950s curated by Anne Marchand.

January 9 through 23, the Art League offers a preview of all its solo artist exhibits upcoming in 2014, featuring work by E.E. McCollum, Natalie Shudt, Courtney Hengerer, and more.

“Common Ground: Catherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Michael B. Platt” is at Honfleur Gallery January 10 through February 28. The two artists, one a painter and one a photographer, combine their different techniques to create a “common space.”

“Urban Eyes: The Girl From Nowhere” is at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop January 11 through February 25, displaying photographs by French-American artist Camille Clifton.

Open January 17 through February 15 at Flashpoint is Lindsay Pichaske: Everything That Rises,” featuring a 3D drawing installation crafted from pieces of human hair.

Two exhibitions open at Hemphill Fine Arts January 18. “Marley Dawson: Statistics and Dynamics” riffs on mechanics and consumer culture, while “Martin Puryear: Recent Prints” explores the shapes and spaces of three-dimensional sculptures through printmaking. Both are through March 29.

At Hillyer Art Space in January, see work by Washington-based artists Fawna Xiao and J.D. Deardourff, as well as Virginia’s Greg Braun.


The next Phillips After 5 returns January 2 with a van Gogh theme and music by Dutch deejay Marvin Piqué.

January 9, the Phillips Collection hosts a staged reading of Vincent in Brixton, the 2003 Tony-winning play by Nicholas Wright.

The next Bethesda Art Walk is January 10.

Artist Caitlin Price hosts a Studio Time event at the National Portrait Gallery January 11, offering a hands-on art class dedicated to photography. Price, whose work is featured in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition exhibition, also gives a talk with Tim Doud January 18.

The National Portrait Gallery’s Pop Quiz returns January 15.