Intimate Exhibit Openings – Your 2019 Guide to Artistic Moments in DC



Lifestyle | February 15, 2019







When living in a perfectly situated West End DC apartment such as the Apartments at Westlight, the opportunity for entertainment and culture is never far. We know that our residents appreciate moments of luxury, presence, and an artfully crafted outing. Because of this insatiable desire to expand our perspectives, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most noteworthy exhibit openings of 2019.

Many of us love having plants in our living spaces because of their health benefits and aesthetically pleasing nature. If you have a fascination for learning more about the art of greenery, we suggest a visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden’s ‘Celebrating New American Gardens’ exhibit open now through October 15th. The exhibit is intended to highlight trends in the country’s best gardens from the past 5 years through photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions to put the viewer in the eyes of the botanical artists.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Free admission

U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001

Inside the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard, you’ll find a beautifully designed and thought-provoking exhibit named ‘Orchids: Amazing Adaptations’ from February 16th to April 28th. The stunning arrangement highlights the popular plant and showcases its adaptability within various growing environments. You’re sure to have an unforgettable evening full of photo-worthy opportunities.   

11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Free admission

National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001

We’re always keeping an eye on The Phillips Collection because of their phenomenal displays and close proximity to the Apartments at Westlight. From February 16th to May 19th you can experience the works of Zilia Sánchez in her exhibit ‘Soy Isla (I Am an Island)’, where more than 60 pieces from her 70 years as an artist will be open to the public. Her diversified art carries inspiration from a well-traveled life, making for an incredibly interesting collection.

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Your imagination will find the ‘Restoration of the Imagination’ exhibit at the Renwick Gallery to be a playground for exploration. Artist Ginny Ruffner is known for her glass sculptures that take on an elegant form all while being equally whimsical. Her glass sculptures will be on display beginning on June 28th. This exhibit combines her traditional glass sculptures with Augmented Reality (AR) technology for an unbeatable interactive display.

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Free Admission

Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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