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Museum Exhibitions, Gallery Shows, Art Events, and Other March Openings in Washington

See a Garry Winogrand retrospective at the National Gallery, celebrate 20 years of local art at the Kreeger, and much more.

See Karine Laval’s “Poolscape #57” and more at Washington Project for the Art’s Art Auction Exhibition through March 21. Photograph courtesy of the artist/Bonni Benrubi Gallery.


Through March 21, Washington Project for the Arts presents its annual Art Auction Exhibition at Artisphere. The showcase of local artists features work by Holly Bass, Meaghan Carpenter, Frank Hallam Day, Victoria F. Gaitan, Patrick McDonough, and others.

“Garry Winogrand,” at the National Gallery of Art through June 8, features 160 photographs making up a retrospective of the American street photographer’s career, from images taken at the Bronx Zoo in the 1960s to pictures of John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, and more.

Through July 31, the Kreeger Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary with [email protected],” an exhibition of work by 14 area artists, each of whom has exhibited at the museum over its two-decade history. The show features work by Gene Davis, Ledelle Moe, Jann Rosen-Queralt, and more.

“Made in the USA: American Masters From the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970” is at the Phillips through August 31, celebrating the return home of some 200-plus of the museum’s most compelling works of American art. Among the 120 artists included are Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper.

“Directions: Jeremy Deller” continues through July 31 at the Hirshhorn, featuring “English Magic,” a 14-minute video by the British conceptual artist.

“Cool and Collected: Recent Acquisitions,” at the National Building Museum from March 8 through May 2015, allows the museum to show off additions to its collection, including a “kaleidoscope dollhouse” by Laurie Simmons (a.k.a. the mother of Girls creator Lena Dunham) and Peter Wheelwright, as well as work by local sculptor Raymond Kaskey.

“Pop Art Prints,” on display March 21 through August 31 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, offers a rare look at 39 prints from its collection, including work by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and Jasper Johns.

Opening at the Corcoran March 22 are “Rineke Djikstra: The Crazyhouse,” a video installation of young adults dancing and singing for the artist at a nightclub in Liverpool, and “Jenny Steinkamp and Jimmy Johnson: Loop,” an immersive video-and-sound installation originally commissioned by the museum in 2000.


“Cindy Cheng: The Hero and the Villain” is at Flashpoint through March 29.

“Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning” is at Carroll Square Gallery through April 25.

“36th Anniversary Show: The Art of Creative Diversity” is at Zenith Gallery through May 17.

“Illuminations: The Art of Linda Maldonado and Elise Ritter” is at Gallery Underground March 3 through 28.

WPA’s Lobby Project hits 1200 First Street, Northeast, with Fawna Xiao’s “Black Mountain” March 5 through April 18.

“Fade2Gret: Androgyny in Eighties Popular Music” opens March 7 at Vivid Solutions Gallery’s new space in the Anacostia Arts Center. Through March 25.

At the nearby Honfleur Gallery, “Primary Urges: Brad Fesmire, Vanessa Irzyk, and Sarah Boyts Yoder” runs March 7 through April 25.

“Katrina Keane and Becca Kallem” is at Hillyer Art Space March 7 through 29.

Kelly Towles’s “The Death of Ulysses” runs March 14 through April 7 at Hierarchy.

“Reflections on Glass” runs March 15 through 30 at Glen Echo.

“Oleg Kudryashov: Memories of Moscow” is at Robert Brown Gallery March 22 through May 10.


The Francophonie Cultural Festival runs at various venues around town through April 15.

Phillips After 5 is March 6, with a 1960s Mad Men-ish theme.

The National Portrait Gallery hosts an “American Cool” symposium March 7, and curator Joel Dinerstein gives a tour of the exhibit March 8.

The cocktail-and-art event Artini returns to the Corcoran March 22.

Edward Hopper and the Blank Canvas screens March 29 at the Phillips as part of the Environmental Film Festival.