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Fall Visual Art Preview

15 -- "Ansel Adams," approximately 125 prints from the influential photographer and environmentalist, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 27.

16 -- "Edward Hopper," a comprehensive survey of the American master's career, at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 21.

17 -- "Black Box: Mircea Cantor," recent film works by the Romanian artist including one involving a confrontation between a deer and a wolf, at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum. Through Dec. 9.

19 -- "Recurrence," a display of Egyptian, Asian and Greek works exploring the use of repeated imagery, at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Through Jan. 20.

20 -- "Suzanne Stryk: Genomes and Daily Observations," an installation including mixed-media drawings, at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Nov. 3.

20 -- "Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited," a retrospective of the founder of the Washington Color School, at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum. Through Jan. 6.

21 -- "Imagining Guatemala: Photographs From the CIRMA Collection 1850-2007," works by Eadweard Muybridge and others, at the Art Museum of the Americas. Through Nov. 18.

21 -- "Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution," an international survey exploring the impact of feminism on contemporary art from 1965 to 1980, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Dec. 16.

21 -- "Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001--2006," showcasing the recipients of this major award for American contemporary artists under the age of 50, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through June 22.

26 -- "John Dugdale," photographs by a New York artist who has lost 80 percent of his vision, in the gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Through Oct. 28.

26 -- "Mexican Cycles: Festival Images by George O. Jackson de Llano," photographs by the Mexican American artist, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Through Feb. 15.

27 -- "Legacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848," examining Spanish influence on the formation of the United States, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Through Feb. 10.

28 -- "Ahead of His Time: The Collecting Vision of George Hewitt Myers," a selection of works acquired by the gallery's founder, at the Textile Museum. Through Feb. 17.

28 -- "Private Pleasures: Collecting Contemporary Textile Art," works drawn from local private collections, at the Textile Museum. Through Feb. 17.

28 -- "Flow: The Landscape of Migration," an interactive installation by Foon Sham that visitors help construct, at the Greater Reston Arts Center. Through Nov. 10.

OCTOBER

1 -- "Primarily Paper: An International Exhibit," a group show featuring Roberto Mannino, Michelle Samour and Peter Sowiski, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Through Nov. 1.

1 -- "Frasassi," a multimedia installation by artist Lynn Sures, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Through Nov. 1.

1 -- "J. M. W. Turner," a comprehensive retrospective of the great British landscape painter, at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 6.

2 -- "Fall Solos 2007," featuring Timothy Michael Martin, Chawky Frenn, Claire Sherwood, Gillian Brown, Alessandra Torres, Laurel Lukaszewski and Heidi Fowler, at Arlington Arts Center. Through Nov. 17.

2 -- "Sculpture on the Grounds (0 Project)," an interactive installation by artist Rosemary Covey, at the Arlington Arts Center. Through March 1.

5 -- "Jody Isaacson: Place," woodcuts and silkscreen prints, at the Montpelier Arts Center. Through Oct. 26.

5 -- "Nelson Vergara/Chad Yencer," drawings and an interactive video installation, at Meat Market Gallery. Through Oct. 28.

5 -- "John and Yoko: A New York Love Story," more than 50 images by photographer and musician Allan Tannenbaum, at Govinda Gallery. Through Nov. 10.

5 -- "Going West! Quilts and Community," an in-depth survey of the role quilts played in frontier women's lives, at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. Through Jan. 21.

6 -- "Joan Konkel: Is Seeing Believing?," multimedia works on canvas, at Zenith Gallery. Through Nov. 2.

6 -- "Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa," exploring the aesthetic and practical aspects of African structures, at the National Building Museum. Through Jan. 20.

7 -- "The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888--1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson," approximately 200 photographs chronicling the evolution of the genre, at the National Gallery of Art. Through Dec. 31.

7 -- "Deja Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces," an ambitious exhibition featuring 76 works from the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th, at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Through Jan. 1.

8 -- "American Indian Pottery From the Collection," ceramics from the pueblos of New Mexico, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Feb. 17.

10 -- "Proteomics: Paintings by Mia Brownell," still-lifes inspired by genetics, at the National Academy of Sciences. Through Dec. 20.

10 -- "Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World," more than 200 art works in many media, along with documentary material, explore this West African culture, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. Through Jan. 27.

11 -- "Evade, Elude, Escape," mixed-media prints by Georgia Deal, at Flashpoint. Through Nov. 17.

12 -- "Herb's Choice: Manon Cleary," new drawings by the D.C. artist, at District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Nov. 4.

12 -- "Seen: Unseen," sculpture, photographs and words from artist-in-residence Linda Bills, in the gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Through Nov. 11.

13 -- "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990--2005," more than 200 images combining the artist's personal and commercial work, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 13.

17 -- "Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell," the first survey of prints by this well-known scholar and educator, launches the relocated Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans. Through March 14.

18--"Currents: Recent Acquisitions," including works purchased for the museum by its Contemporary Acquisitions Council, at the Hirshhorn Museum. Through March 16.

19 -- "William Christenberry: Site/Possession," works focusing on Hale County, Ala., and its relationship to the Ku Klux Klan, at the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. Through Dec. 23.

19 -- "Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits," subjects including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and Wynton Marsalis as photographed by Berenice Abbott, James VanDerZee, Irving Penn and others, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Through March 2.

20 -- "Diana Walker: Moments Behind the Curtain," portrait photographs from 1970 to the present, at Addison/Ripley Fine Arts. Through Dec. 1.

20 -- "Impressionists by the Sea,"60 paintings by masters such as Courbet, Monet, Manet and Renoir, at the Phillips Collection. Through Jan. 13.

20 -- "Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist," a major retrospective of the paintings of this native artist from Canada, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Through Jan. 20.

26 -- "Beau Chamberlain," acrylic paintings incorporating botanical and entomological imagery, at Project 4. Through Dec. 1.

26 -- "Forms," new paintings by Pepa Leon and works on paper by Janis Goodman, Adam Griffiths, Michele Kong and Jen Stark, at Civilian Art Projects. Through Dec. 8.

27 -- "D. Billy," mixed-media graphic design, at Transformer. Through Dec. 1.

27 -- "Andrea Reed: Sweet Struggle," color photographs exploring racism, at Target Gallery. Through Dec. 2.

27 -- "Margot Quan Knight," photographs, at Randall Scott Gallery. Through Dec. 8.

27 -- "Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits by Jeremy Blake," figurative and abstract digital videos and color photos, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through March 2.

28 -- "Matisse: Painter as Sculptor," a major exhibition of sculptures, paintings, drawings and archival photographs, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Feb. 3.

28 -- "The Baroque Woodcut," collaborations between 17th-century painters and master block-cutters, at the National Gallery of Art. Through March 30.

28 -- "Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg From the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections," featuring approximately 60 works, at the National Gallery of Art. Through March 30.

NOVEMBER

1 -- "Lucy Hogg: The Last Pony," a large canvas, digital photographs and a video all address "the end of painting," at Meat Market Gallery. Through Nov. 25.

2 -- "One Life: Katharine Hepburn," images from the actress's life and career, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Through Oct. 5.

3 -- "Linn Meyers: No Time Like the Present," drawings and paintings exploring error in the artmaking process, at G Fine Art. Through Dec. 15.

3 -- "William T. Wiley: New Paintings and Drawings," satire and social commentary in a blend of writing, drawing and painting, at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. Through Dec. 21.

3 -- "Kathryn Cornelius," video and photo-based performance art, at Curator's Office. Through Dec. 22.

3 -- "James Huckenpahler: Mindless Pleasures," images created by intentionally misusing software, at Hemphill Fine Arts. Through Dec. 22.

3 -- "The Dresser Trunk Project,"10 architects use display trunks to explore places of refuge for African Americans under segregation, at the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. Through Dec. 23.

3 -- "Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture," a retrospective exploring the artist's furniture, interior design and architecture, at the National Building Museum. Through Feb. 17.

6 -- "Continuum: Innovative Prints From 1994-2007 (Selections From the Pyramid Atlantic Archives and Recent Works)," organized by Katherine Blood, curator of fine prints for the Library of Congress, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Through Dec. 22.

6 -- "Genetics: Heredity and Variation in Books From VSW Press," selected volumes from the Visual Studies Workshop Press, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Through Dec. 22.

6 -- "Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators," an exhibition of large-scale works by 19 founders of the feminist art movement, at the American University Museum. Through Jan. 27.

6 -- "Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib," works reflecting on atrocities committed by members of the U.S. military in Iraq, at the American University Museum. Through Dec. 30.

6 -- "Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman's Social Surrealism," massive works depicting hell on earth by the left-wing painter, at the American University Museum. Through Jan. 27.

8 -- "Black Panther Rank and File," featuring never-before-released historical documents, recordings, photographs, and contemporary art works related to the activist group, in the gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Through Dec. 16.

8 -- "Life on the Edge: Wild Lands and Wildlife in the Polar Extreme," images by National Geographic photographers Paul Miklin and James Balog, at Meridian International Center. Through Jan. 20.

9 -- "Sloganeers," a group show, at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Dec. 9.

9 -- "Land," a group show of contemporary landscape photography that includes works by local artists and one Canadian, at Fraser Gallery. Through Jan. 5.

9 -- "The Narrative Figure," showcasing storytelling works in clay and on paper, at the Ellipse Arts Center. Through Jan. 19.

10 -- "Patterned Feathers, Piercing Eyes: Edo Masters From the Price Collection," a selection of paintings made in Japan during the Edo period (1615-1868), at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through April 13.

14 -- "The First Impressionist: Eug?ne Boudin," paintings and drawings by the 19th-century French artist, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Through Jan. 27.

14 -- "Front Room: Ellsworth Kelly," an intimate display of paintings and works on paper, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Feb. 17.

14 -- "Printed Sculpture/Sculpted Prints," works from the museum's collection exploring the representation of sculpture in European prints from the 16th to 18th centuries, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through March 30.

16 -- "Them: Self," illustrator Warren Linn's collages, paintings and drawings, in the gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Through Dec. 16.

20 -- "The Art of Nature," an exhibition of fine art and craft, at the Greater Reston Arts Center. Through Dec. 22.

23 -- "Making Music: Mechanical Organs From the Snyder Collection," at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Through Feb. 10.

29 -- "Standing on Two Eyes," photographs by Christopher Myers, at Flashpoint. Through Dec. 29.

DECEMBER

1 -- "Brilliant Corners," exploring the intersection between art and architecture, at Meat Market Gallery. Through Dec. 16.

8 -- "Wolf Kahn: New and Vintage Works," a selection from the well-known painter, at Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Through Jan. 12.

12 -- "Muslim Women in Germany: Photos From Ostkreuz Photo Agency," images depicting Islamic subcultures, at the Goethe-Institut. Through Feb. 29.

13 -- "Molded Earth," an international juried exhibition of contemporary ceramics, at Target Gallery. Through Jan. 20.

14 -- "The Futurists": Local artist Kristina Bilonick curates a group show based on the writings of Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Jan. 13.

15 -- "One of a Kind," a group show of gallery artists, at Randall Scott Gallery. Through Jan. 12.

17 -- "Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander," recent work by the Brazilian filmmaker looking at ants and Carnival confetti, at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum. Through April 20.

21 -- "John Alexander: A Retrospective": The first full-scale survey of this American neo-expressionist focuses on his landscapes, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through March 16.

JANUARY

4 -- "According to Their Kind," large charcoal drawings by Julie Comnick, at Flashpoint. Through Feb. 9.

5 -- "Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits," anthropomorphic images from the celebrity photographer, at the National Academy of Sciences. Through April 1.

11 -- "Committed," a group show exploring obsessive creativity, includes drawings by Fiona Ross and works by Stephanie Booth, at Fraser Gallery. Through Feb. 2.

11 -- "Projects: Post-Katrina": Photographs, posters and site-specific installations by more than 30 artists respond to the Gulf Coast tragedy, at Civilian Art Projects. Through Feb. 15.

18 -- "Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets its Maker," new works by the Toronto-based craftsman, at the VCUarts Anderson Gallery. Through March 2.

19 -- "John Morrell," paintings and works on paper depicting the Washington area, at Addison/Ripley Fine Arts. Through Feb. 23.

25 -- "The Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art," an exhibition exploring race relations and the plantation in Southern history and art, at the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. Through April 20.

27 -- "Bronze and Boxwood: Masterpieces From the Robert H. Smith Collection," Renaissance sculptures and carvings, at the National Gallery of Art. Through May 4.


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