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Museum Must-Sees

Fall is upon us, which means it’s time for those more scholarly pursuits that you put off all summer. Read on for our favorite art exhibits in town right now.

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990

Fearless Females
National Geographic’s archive of images includes many amazing photos from today’s best female photojournalists. With more than 100 images and multimedia, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment showcases the work of 11 of these globetrotting photographers, with images that capture everything from the landscapes of the Mongolian Steppes to the Jersey Shore. Through March 9. Tickets from $7. National Geographic, 1145 17th St. NW, events.nationalgeographic.com

Another Look
The Phillips Collection hosts the first Vincent van Gogh exhibition in DC in 15 years with Van Gogh Repetitions, which examines the intense artist’s penchant for repeating some of his best-known subjects. Through Jan. 26. Tickets from $10. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, phillipscollection.org

Mix Masters
Mixed-media narrative and hyperrealism come head to head at Gallery plan b in this exhibit that showcases the work of two starkly different artists: Chad Andrews and Joey P. Mánlapaz. An opening reception is set for this Saturday. Through March 24. Free. Gallery plan b, 1530 14th St. NW, galleryplanb.com

LA Story
The unique urban development and architecture of the City of Angels is on display at the National Building Museum’s newest exhibition. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 examines the West Coast city’s contributions to modern design through a series of photos, drawings, animation and film. Opens Oct. 20. Tickets from $5. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, nbm.org

And if you’d rather spend your fall weekend outside…

A Perfect Union
Union Market brings back its popular drive-in movie summer series for an encore through this fall. This Friday, check out Good Will Hunting projected on the warehouse’s three-story wall. In November, look for Evan Almighty and a flick selected by moviegoers. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and 8. Free. Gates open at 6pm; Movies begin at 8pm. Union Market, 1309 5th ST. NE, unionmarketdc.com