CITYSCAPES FROM MEMORY: ART BY STEVEN WILTSHIRE

If you’ve ever held a paintbrush in your hands, or been privy to the way a pencil glides across paper, you might agree with me when I boldly claim that art is a language all its own. And it’s a language that transcends rules. After all, art is something that we can all mutually appreciate, but lends itself to varying interpretations. It’s a world wonder in its own right, and something that should be held dear, available to all, and often on the front pages (politics, schmolitics). It’s no secret that we could each spend eons uncovering artists worth writing about – they’re out there, creating in droves. One in particular that has recently inspired many headlines, exhibits, and hearts is Stephen Wiltshire, an internationally acclaimed artist from Britain. CITYSCAPES FROM MEMORY: ART BY STEVEN WILTSHIRE

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES

Grab your mobiles and hit up the “best Instagram exhibit” of the year.

Famed artist Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective exhibition hits DC this weekend at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and it’s sure to cause a stir. The artist, who is known for her extensive use of nudity, phallic sculptures and – you guessed it – polka dots has seen a dramatic rise in her status in recent years which has culminated into the kick off of her North American tour — the first in almost two decades.

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES