Edward Hopper's 1952 painting
Edward Hopper's 1952 painting "Morning Sun" at the National Gallery of Art. (Columbus Museum Of Art)
Friday, June 29, 2007

JULY 6-OCT. 14: "FRIDA KAHLO: PUBLIC IMAGE, PRIVATE LIFE: A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND LETTERS" Photographs of Kahlo (1907-54), along with selected personal letters and the 1937 painting "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky," offer insight into the life of the Mexican artist. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.

JULY 28-JAN. 13: "TALES OF THE BRUSH: LITERARY MASTERPIECES IN CHINESE PAINTING" Works of literature are the inspiration for the art in this show. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000.

AUG. 31-JAN. 2: "CRITTERCAM" Visitors are invited to see the world through the eyes of wild animals -- or at least through footage recorded by video equipment worn by them. Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7588.

SEPT. 9-NOV. 18: "BROADCAST" The work of artists who have harnessed and challenged the power of television and radio since the late 1960s is the focus of this group show. Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

SEPT. 11-DEC. 30: "A QUEST FOR FABULOUS: THIRTY YEARS OF COLLECTING, 1977-2007" To celebrate Hillwood's 30th anniversary as a public museum, the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post displays paintings, works on paper and decorative art objects acquired during that time. Hillwood Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.

SEPT. 13-OCT. 26: "OPTIONS 2007" The Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran presents its biennial exhibition of art by under-recognized and emerging regional artists. Edison Place Gallery, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-872-3396.

SEPT. 14-JAN. 6: "KINDRED SPIRITS: ASHER B. DURAND AND THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE" The first monographic exhibition devoted to Durand (1796-1886) in more than 35 years revisits the artist's contribution to 19th-century landscape painting. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.

SEPT. 15-JAN. 27: "ANSEL ADAMS" About 127 photographs from the collection of William H. and Saundra Lane showcase the influential photographer's six-decade career. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

SEPT. 15-NOV. 9, 2008: "EAST OF THE RIVER: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE" A show in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary celebrates the past and present of communities east of the Anacostia River. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000.

SEPT. 16-JAN. 21: "EDWARD HOPPER" Such classic works as "Early Sunday Morning" (1930) and "Nighthawks" (1942) are featured in this survey of the iconic American painter's (1882-1967) career. National Gallery of Art, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.

SEPT. 20-JAN. 5: "MARKETING SHAKESPEARE: THE BOYDELL GALLERY (1789-1805) AND BEYOND" Shakespeare-themed paintings and engravings document the growth of the market for goods related to the Bard during the Romantic period. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

SEPT. 20-JAN. 6: "MORRIS LOUIS NOW: AN AMERICAN MASTER REVISITED" For the first time since 1986, the work of the Washington Color School painter (1912-62) is given an in-depth look. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000.

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