Spend an art-filled weekend with these worthy exhibits

Photo courtesy of the National Geographic Museum.

Looking to get out of your home and soak up the culture? These art exhibits are worth a visit to the museum.

Pablo Picasso, The Blue Room (1901). Image courtesy of The Phillips Collection (© 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York).

1. Picasso: Painting the Blue Period at Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street, NW

Focusing on the work of Picasso from 1900 to 1904, Paint the blue period presents more than 70 works from the beginning of his career. The exhibition, which opened its doors recently, is on view until June 12.

General admission to the museum is $16 and free for members.

Photograph by Mark Fisher, National Geographic.

2. “Greatest Photographs of Wildlife” and “Once Upon a Time: Stories from Everest” at National Geographic Museum

1145 17th Street, NW

the National Geographic Museum recently opened after being closed for almost two years due to the pandemic. The exhibitions “The Greatest Wildlife Photographs” and “Once Upon a Climb: Stories From Everest” are presented until the end of April. Admire spectacular images of wildlife and learn about the cultural and scientific impact of Mount Everest.

Museum tickets are $15 and include both exhibits.

Photo courtesy of ARTECHOUSE DC.


1238 Maryland Ave, SW

ARTECHOUSE’s immersive and interactive cherry blossom exhibition, PIXELBLOOM, opens this weekend. The installation mixes digital, audio and physical art components to create a multi-dimensional cherry blossom experience. It is visible until June 5.

Admission is $25, with various discounts available. DC-area residents receive $5 off tickets.

Jeff Wall, The Vampires’ Picnic (1991), Dead Troops Talk (a vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) (1992), The Flooded Grave (1998-2000 ), ©Jeff Wall. Photograph by Ron Amstutz, courtesy of the Glenstone Museum.

4. Jeff Wall and Simone Leigh at glenstone

12100 Glen Road, Potomac

The Potomac arts destination is currently offering an exhibition of works by Jeff Wall, which closes this weekend. You can also check out a new Simone Leigh sculpture.

Free entry. Book your tickets in advance online.

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Julia P. Cluff