Those planning trips to the East this spring may be interested in some exciting exhibits in Washington, D.C., and New York:

-"American Women of the Etching Revival," an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first major art show by women artists, is on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History through May 31.The exhibit, organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, includes some 70 etchings demonstrating the artistry and skill of some of America's most prodigious women etchers - Mary Cassatt, Ellen Day Hale, Martha Scudder Twachtman and Gabrielle Clements among them.

The first comprehensive exhibit of works by American women was mounted in 1887 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It included 313 etchings by 24 female artists to promote their work as professional printmakers.

-Summer visitors' note: 44 paintings from one of the largest private collections of rare 16th- to early 18th-century Dutch, Flemish and German still lifes will be at the National Gallery of Art May 14-Sept. 4.

The exhibition, in the East Building, is titled "Still Lifes of the Golden Age: Northern European Paintings from the Heinz Family Collection." - "Andy Warhol: A Retrospective" is on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art through May 2.

The exhibition features about 300 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films, drawn from private and public collections in nine countries. It includes many early works that have never been exhibited, and work left unfinished at the time of Warhol's death in 1987.

Following its New York showing, the exhibition will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago, June 3-Aug. 13, then to London, Cologne, Milan and Paris.

-Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.

April 16, 3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Art - Gallery talk by June Orme on "18th and 19th Century American Art in the Museum Collection."

April 19, Sandy Arts Council - Open house featuring chamber music by the American West Symphony and an exhibit of art by James Wilson, mixed media and Brad Chidister, mixed media. Sandy City Museum, 7-9 p.m.

April 21, 1 p.m. Salt Lake Art Center, upstairs gallery - Gallery talk and demonstration by Mohamed Zakariya displaying Arabic calligraphy.

April 21 and 22, Senior Citizens Center. Watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced students, taught by Karen Christensen. Call 571-2886.

April 22, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah - One-day symposium titled "Views from Afar," Pre-Columbian art of Mexico and Central America in the UMFA collection. Free and open to the public. For details, call 581-3580.

April 23, 3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Art - Gallery talk by Pat Eddington on "The Salt Lake City School District Juried Exhibition."

April 24, 8 p.m., FAV 150, Utah State University - Visiting artist's lecture by Irving Norman.

April 30, 3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Art - Gallery talk by artist on exhibit "Works on Paper by George Neubert."

-Richard P. Christenson