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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.

See works by Judy Chicago at the National Museum for Women in the Arts beginning January 17. Image of Virginia Woolf (preparatory drawing for The Dinner Party), 1976, courtesy of National Museum of Women in the Arts; gift of Mary Ross Taylor in honor of Elizabeth A. Sackler.


“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.