City goers looking to channel their inner art connoisseur will have the chance to rub shoulder with some of the world’s most famous artists in DC this season. When you’re not out enjoying the beautiful spring weather, consider adding these must-see exhibits to your list of things to do indoors.
Ballet Scene (1907) from Edgar Degas, featured in The National Gallery of Art's biennial journal, Facture.
While the Gallery is showcasing a number of new exhibitions this season—from landscape photography to impressionist paintings—their permanent Degas collection is worth taking a stroll through. Recently featured in the museum’s biennial journal, Facture, the renowned French artist is taking the spotlight this spring. 6th & Constitution Ave. NW, 202-737-4215
If you’re looking to stay dry on a rainy spring day, consider checking out “George Condo: The Way I Think” at this Dupont Circle-based museum that’s set in a cozy, historic mansion. The imaginative painter’s provocative and humorous pieces are guaranteed to brighten the dreariest of days. 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151
You don’t have to go too far to reach infinity and beyond. The Hirschhorn's essential art experience of the year includes six of Yayoi Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms that will instantly transport you to another world. If you’re with someone who is easily bored by museums, this exhibit takes browsing to an unparalleled level. Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-4674
Whether you’re searching for something to fill your Saturday or are looking for a spot to play hookie during the workweek, D.C.’s museum of Asian art is the place to get lost for the day. A can’t-miss exhibit, the Freer|Sackler is offering a dazzling display of three of the legendary Japanese artist’s large-scale works. This is the first time that the three pieces have been exhibited together for nearly 140 years. 1200 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000
While this newly-opened show will run until January of next year, it never hurts to be the first of your friends that’s in-the-know. The thought-provoking exhibition pulls together portraits of American soldiers from 9/11 to today from a variety of talented artists. 8th & F St. NW, 202-633-8300