In the following, website page selections (on bars above) are represented in blue.

Browse regions to see maps for gallery locations and to review monthly show listings.

Click on a map, image or ad to view an enlarged version. You may also use your zoom-in view to enlarge text or images.

View the present magazine edition cover and information.

Pdf (magazine page) views of 2011 thru current galleries issues can be opened under Editions.

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Highlighted text links to additional information, other websites.

Alternative Focus features commentary on developments within the local arts scene and an archive of past pieces.



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A selection from ArtlinePlus

*  Read about what is happening this fall in Georgetown

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Free Admission to the Corcoran Begins Friday, August 22

Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Complete Agreements

The historic agreements between The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, the George Washington University (GW) and the National Gallery of Art are now final. With the completion of today’s transactions, the new partnership to preserve the Corcoran legacy is officially under way.

Visitors to the galleries in the historic Flagg building on 17th Street will no longer be charged admission fees beginning Friday. Hours of operation are now Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of this new collaboration, students, faculty and many Corcoran staff now become part of GW and others join the National Gallery. The University also takes responsibility for the Corcoran’s historic 17th Street building and one of the nation’s leading art schools, which will now be known as the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design within GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Custody of the art collection has been transferred to the National Gallery. Curators from the National Gallery and the Corcoran will continue the work they have already begun on the accession and distribution plan, which may take up to a year. Plans to display works from the Corcoran collection at the National Gallery of Art in the coming months are being discussed.

Current gallery space in the 17th Street Flagg building is expected to close Oct. 1.

The National Gallery will renovate the second-floor gallery spaces in the Flagg building, which will house the Legacy Gallery of important works from the Corcoran collection, as well as special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. A date for reopening the gallery will be set in the coming months.

Classes at GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design begin Aug. 27. Students will continue to take classes in the Corcoran buildings and will now have access to GW’s facilities, services and courses on its three campuses.

These inaugural activities, as stated in the February partnership agreements, are just the beginning of the implementation of the agreements, which ensure that the historic building remains a showplace for art and a home for the Corcoran School and its programs, creating a global hub for the arts at GW. These same activities also underscore that the collaboration safeguards the Corcoran’s collection and increases access to the art as a public resource in Washington.

For more information about GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, please visit

For more information on upcoming exhibitions and programs that will be organized by the National Gallery in the 17th Street building, the community is encouraged to subscribe to the National Gallery’s monthly electronic newsletter at



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(e)merge, Oct 2-5

Emerge Art Fair connect / collect
October 2-5, 2014
Washington, DC
ennouncement Image 

Sonia Falcone, “Color field,” mixed media installation, courtesy of Salar Galería de Arte, Bolivia
(e)merge art fair > 2014 Multinational Roster Announced 

The (e)merge art fair returns for a fourth year with the 2014 edition featuring an international roster of 85 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries. Exhibitors will show new works in painting, sculpture, video, performance, installation, and other media. For four days, the public is welcome to view a carefully curated selection of emerging art at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, exhibited on three levels inside the hotel and throughout the hotel’s grounds and public spaces.

GALLERY PLATFORM > galleries and art spaces:

ARGENTINA: Acuarell Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires / C-Arte, Buenos Aires / Centro de Edición, Buenos Aires / Deseado Arroyo, Buenos Aires | BELGIUM: NOMAD, Brussels / GKV/Magenta Projects, Ostend | BOLIVIA:Salar Galería de Arte, La Paz | FRANCE: galerie bruno massa, Paris | GERMANY: polarraum, Hamburg | JAMAICA:ARC & NLS, Kingston | THE NETHERLANDS: Amstel Gallery, Amsterdam | SAUDI ARABIA: Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh | U.S.A.: Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC / Alida Anderson Art Projects, Potomac, MD / All We Art, Washington, DC / Atanda Gallery, Washington, DC / Aureus Contemporary, Providence, RI / Blind Whino, Washington, DC / Bodega de la Haba Presents, New York, NY / Causey Contemporary, New York, NY /CONNERSMITH., Washington, DC / DCCAH, Washington, DC / Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC /Hamiltonian, Washington, DC / I.B.Clark Gallery, New Hope, PA / KiloWatt Gallery, Newark, NJ / Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL / Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, DC / Present Company, Brooklyn, NY / Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA / Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC / Transformer, Washington, DC / Victori Contemporary, New York, NY / Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

ARTIST PLATFORM > independent artists:

Adam Hager, Washington, DC | Amy Finkelstein, Takoma Park, MD | Ana Schmidt, Getxo, Spain | Andrey Ustinov, Cologne, Germany | Anne Bouie, Washington, DC | Annie Albagli, Richmond, VA | Apollonia Vanova, Toronto, Canada | Becky Borlan, Takoma Park, MD | Ben Schonberger, Alexandria, VA | Ben Tolman, Washington, DC | Christopher Capriotti, Philadelphia, PA | Cici Wu, Beijing, China / Baltimore, MD | Dan Hildt, Alexandria, VA | Edel Gregan, Waterford, Ireland / McLean, VA | Eduardo Terranova, Cali, Colombia / New York, NY | Elizabeth Brown, Manassas, VA | Evan Hume, Washington, DC | Fawna Xiao, Washington, DC | Fiorella Gonzales Vigil, Lima, Peru / New York, NY | Galen Odell-Smedley, Mt. Rainier, MD | Heloisa Escudero, São Paulo, Brazil / Arlington, VA | Holly Bass, Washington, DC | Jake Singer, Johannesburg, South Africa | James Bernard Cole, Washington, DC | Jarri Hasnain, Leesburg, VA | Jeffrey Hensley, Ellicott City, MD | Joana Fischer, Ahlen, Germany / Miami, FL | John Franzen, Aachen, Germany / Maastricht, Netherlands | Joshua Bennett, Richmond, VA | Justin Wood, Miami, FL | Karine Falleni, Tucson, AZ | Madeleine Cutrona, Baltimore, MD | Magali Hébert-Huot, Jim Leach + Zack Ingram, Quebec City, Canada / Baltimore, MD | Mercedes Teixido, Claremont, CA | Nara Park, Seoul, South Korea / Washington, DC | Nicole Salimbene, Takoma Park, MD | Rachel Schmidt + André Singleton, Arlington, VA / Brooklyn, NY | Rebecca Ruige Xu, Beijing, China / Syracuse, NY | Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD | Sha Sha Feng + Tami Gold, Brooklyn, NY | Sheldon Scott, Washington, DC | Stephen Hendee, Baltimore, MD | Sui Park, Seoul, South Korea / Brooklyn, NY | Tatiana Gulenkina, Washington, DC | Terence Hannum, Parkville, MD | Travis Beauchene, Fargo, ND | Trisha Kanellopoulos, Munich, Germany


> Thursday, October 2
5pm – 7pm / (e)merge VIP & Press Preview. By invitation only.
9pm – 11pm / Concert by the Pool with Furniteur, Pleasure Curses, and Chris Burns (dj set)
> Friday, October 3: 12pm – 7pm
Students with valid ID free: 12pm – 3pm
> Saturday, October 4: 12pm – 7pm
> Sunday, October 5: 12pm – 5pm
Tickets online / available soon.


(e)merge would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for their support:
> Presenting Sponsor: The Washington Post
> Sponsors: The Lincoln Motor Company, Destination DC, Stella Artois, Marvin, Uber, American for the Arts Action Fund, exhibit-E, MapHook, HapstakDemetriou, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, galleryManager, General Imaging, and kaze design
> Media Sponsors: The Art Newspaper, Washington City Paper, DC Magazine, Brightest Young Things, Whitehot Magazine, Quiet Lunch Magazine, Culturehall, Bmore Art, ArtSee, East City Art, and Pink Line Project


National Gallery of Art / The Phillips Collection / National Portrait Gallery / National Museum of Women in the Arts / The Kreeger Museum

For Media Inquiries Contact:
sarah@masseymedia.com202 445-1169
faith@masseymedia.com202 744-8770
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024


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Hirshhorn Gallery Talk, Friday August 22

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Annapolis Collects: The Mitchell Gallery Celebrates 25 Years

August 23 – October 12, 2014

Art can be many things to different people. Items in an art collection can take many shapes and forms from an 18th century oil painting or a piece of 21st century blown glass vase, to a 20th century piece of farm equipment or a 19th century etching. The Mitchell Gallery was founded 25 years ago with the mission to bring art and related educational programs to the St. John’s College and surrounding communities. This exhibition celebrates the spirit of the Mitchell Gallery’s achievements which include accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums in spring 2012.

Guest curators Jim Cheevers (senior curator at the United States Naval Academy Museum), Tom Dawson (Dawson Gallery), Joni Jones (director, Banneker-Douglass Museum) and Nadja Maril (writer, editor, and author) have selected works from private collections and historic houses in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County that span a wide range of tastes, styles, and periods.

The Mitchell Gallery wishes to extend its sincere gratitude for the generosity of the Annapolis Collects lenders and curators.

Related Programs:

August 23 Members Preview Reception. Be the first to preview the “Annapolis Collects” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 6 to 8 p.m. By invitation only. Become a member

September 7 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Annapolis Collects” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

September 17 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Annapolis Collects” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

September 28 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Annapolis Collects” exhibition at 3 p.m.

October 2 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Annapolis Collects” exhibition followed by a discussion of selections from The Proud Possessors: The Lives, Times and Tastes of Some Adventurous American Art Collectors, an examination of large scale art collecting in America in the late ‘50s, by Aline B. Saarinen from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

October 5 Curators Panel and Discussion. Curators Jim Cheevers, Tom Dawson, Joni Jones, and Nadja Maril will discuss the exhibition from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Great Hall.


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Woodcuts and Papercuts by German Artist Franca Bartholomäi
August 27 – October 10, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 27, 6 – 8 pm with artist Franca Bartholomäi

Goethe-Institut Washington
812 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

German woodcut and papercut artist Franca Bartholomäi will be exhibiting a selection of her works, including an almost monumentally-large papercut related to the topic of Trauma, in conjunction with events marking the start of World War I one hundred years ago, at the Goethe-Institut Washington August 27 – October 10, 2014.

Franca Bartholomäi’s woodcuts and papercuts are unique within German contemporary art. No other artist combines the tradition and iconography of woodcut with romantic and psychedelic motifs from the 19th and 20th centuries to form images with such expressive power. Internalizing the techniques of Albrecht Dürer, Expressionism’s woodcuts, and the best of the German art tradition, Bartholomäi illustrates an imaginative tale, an unwritten text. Allegories can be found in her works in astonishing variety and extraordinary concision.

Franca Bartholomäi (b. 1975) studied graphic design at Giebichenstein Castle and is a freelance artist and graphic arts lecturer in Halle. She works primarily with woodcuts and papercuts. She has won numerous scholarships and prizes, including the 2013 Saxony-Anhalt Art Prize, and fellowships at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York and at the Viriginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Made possible with support from the Saxony-Anhalt Investment and Marketing Corporation.

Special guests: Manon Bursian, Director, Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation, Gunnar Schellenberger, President, Committee for Education and Culture, Saxony-Anhalt Parliament; Member of CDU

More here and

Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday 9 to 5; Friday 9 to 3.

About the Goethe-Institut: Mutual understanding among nations by promoting international cultural dialogue: this is the ambitious mission of the Goethe-Institut. On behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, cultural institutes around the world provide cultural programs, language courses, support to educators, and up-to-date information on Germany in the context of Europe.

Founded in 1990, Goethe-Institut Washington, DC is a center for German culture and language. From its location in the lively Downtown, the Goethe-Institut Washington reaches out to both individuals and organizations in the community, bridging the past, present, and future with a variety of high-quality events.


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MFA Members at Alternative Locations

Color Expressions: Janna Zuber and Marty Walker
August 5 – October 5
Opening Reception: Thursday August 7, 5-6 pm.
Exhibition & Reception Location:
Paul’s Homewood Café
919 West Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401
MFA invites you to expereince this stunning exhibition and meet the artists during our special opening reception.


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MICA Aims to Make Baltimore A Filmmaking Powerhouse


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will launch its M.F.A. in Filmmaking
in fall 2015 in 10 E. North Ave., the future home of the MICA and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) film center. The center, located in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District, represents the colleges’ commitment to offer nationally competitive filmmaking programming by combining complementary strengths. Further enhanced by a Maryland Film Festival (MFF) partnership, the new MICA M.F.A. program continuesthe College’s tradition of creating groundbreaking educational programs at the forefront of emerging art and design practices by responding to a technology-driven realignment and democratization of the film and media industry.

“MICA is committed to helping define Baltimore as an international center for filmmaking,” said Samuel Hoi, MICA president. “We aren’t thinking small. Our aim is to create a nexus that enables all of the region’s film, cinema and animation resources to achieve synergy and grow dramatically.”

MICA’s M.F.A. in Filmmaking has been designed to take advantage of a
revolutionary shift in the industry that reframes the ways films are distributed, produced, funded and consumed. In addition to teaching practical filmmaking skills, the
curriculum positions students to play a
vital role in developing new cinematic communities and building a
sustained filmmaking
career anywhere in the world—including Baltimore, itself a burgeoning location for films such as
Lotfy Nathan’s ’09 documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, and shows such as HBO’sVeep and Netflix’s House of Cards.

“The M.F.A. in Filmmaking emphasizes collaboration and sustainability.
Filmmaking is a team sport with a number of key creativepositions, including director, writer, editor,
producer and cinematographer.
One person cannot do everything, so the program fosters teamwork,” said Patrick Wright, director of MICA’s M.F.A. in Filmmaking and
chair of the undergraduate Film and Video Department.“The industry is changing, and one has to be smart and flexible to sustain a career in filmmaking.”

Students from MICA and the JHU undergraduate Film and Media Studies
program will share a state-of-the art center located steps awayfrom MFF’s future home of the MFF Parkway Film Center. Together this collective network gives students access to faculty andresources from two world-class educational institutions as well as connections to the professional world of international films andfilmmakers.

Over the years, the MFF partnership with MICA has introduced students to blue chip filmmakers, including
Barry Levinson, Alex Gibney, Ellen Kuras and D.A. Pennebaker. The MFF Parkway Film Center will host public independent, international cinema screenings throughout the year while also offering programming targeted to the
academic community, such as visiting filmmaker talks, seminars and reviews.

“The timing is perfect for the MFF Parkway Film Center and new MICA and JHU academic film programming because the changes in theindustry are such a new development in the history of cinema,” MFF director Jed Dietz said. “Technology is helping film as an art formexpand. The three institutions—MICA, JHU, the Maryland Film Festival—get it. It’s a big deal, what’s happening in the industry andwhat’s happening here.
It’s going to change everyone involved, and it’s going to change Baltimore.”

MICA’s M.F.A. in Filmmaking allows students to pursue a personalized curriculum while learning all aspects of filmmaking. Thecurriculum integrates a broad understanding
of cinematic history with diverse technical experience—from generating ideas and writing toproduction, post-production and delivering a film to its intended audience. The program has an emphasis on the business of filmmaking andis ideal for students interested in visual storytelling in either nonfiction or fiction,
with first year students working on short film projects andcrewing for second year student thesis films.

“The goal is for film students from both MICA and JHU to work on projects together, to have access to classes in both programs and toform the same kind of collaborative environment we’ve created in the past,” said
Linda DeLibero, director of the JHU Film and MediaStudies undergraduate program, which will also be housed at 10 E. North Ave. “Working together under one roof means that we’ll finally have what we’ve dreamed of for a decade: a hub of collective filmmaking and film education that draws
on the best of what each schoolhas to offer.”

The M.F.A. in Filmmaking builds on a 15 year history of developing successful filmmakers in the undergraduate Film and VideoDepartment at MICA and the filmmaking concentration,
offered in partnership with JHU’s undergraduate Film and Media Studies program.Recent MICA alumni mentored by the film and video
program include: Abbi Jacobson ’06, co-creator of the ComedyCentral show, Broad City, which premiered in 2014 and has been
renewed for a 10-episode second season; Nathan, whose 12 O’Clock Boys opened at SXSW and aired recently on Showtime; and Errol Webber ’08, who became the youngest cinematographer ever to shoot an Oscar-winning film when the documentary short, Music by Prudence, won in that category.

Wright, leading the new MICA M.F.A., has screened films internationally and co-produced the 2010 Oscar-winning short documentary,Music by Prudence, and made films on HIV/AIDS, clergy sexual abuse and
Ann Coulter, one of the most controversial politicalcommentators of our day. Wright recently worked as editor on the 2012 feature documentary,
See You Soon Again, about Baltimore-based Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz, and he is currently editing a documentary on a high school located in a traditionally urban Appalachian neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Eliza Hittman, the filmmaker in residence during the MICA program’s
inaugural year, is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based inNew York City. Her critically acclaimed debut feature film,
It Felt Like Love, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in NEXT and theInternational Film Festival Rotterdam in the
Tiger Awards Competition in 2013. It Felt Like Love was featured in the 2013 Maryland Film Festival, and Hittman participated in a MFF screening at MICA in 2014. She was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25
NewFaces of Independent Film.

The film center further expands MICA’s presence in and commitment
to Station North—one of the nation’s first state-endorsed Arts &Entertainment Districts. MICA’s graduate facility Fred Lazarus IV Center (131 W. North Ave.), now including the adjacent
building at 1801Falls Road, resides in the heart of the arts district.

The MICA/JHU collaboration, which found common ground in the restoration of an historic movie theater, is consistent with the recommendations of the Homewood Community Partners Initiative, a collaboration of communities, universities, businesses and civic groups aimed at strengthening 10 central Baltimore neighborhoods.


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Phillips for September

Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under
Sept. 27
Jan. 11, 2015
Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music
Around 1890, Neo-Impressionist painters including Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Theo van Rysselberghe created pictures that accentuate subjectivity and an inner world of experience, approaches they shared with their contemporaries, Symbolist painters, writers, and composers in Paris and Brussels. This focus was different from the movement’s beginnings in 1886, when it was hailed as an alternative to Impressionism, offering a fresh opportunity to focus on light and contemporary life. With more than 70 paintings and works on paper, this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.
Admission for all other art on view

Sept. 1–26: weekends: $10 for adults, $8 for students as well as visitors 62 and over; free for members and visitors 18 and under; FREE weekdays, includes permanent collection
Sept. 27–30: $12 for adults, $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over; free for members and visitors 18 and under; FREE weekdays, includes permanent collection
Contemporary art projects inspired by the art and spaces in The Phillips Collection.
Sept. 28, 2014
Vesna Pavlović: Illuminated Archive
Using documentary materials from the Phillips’s library and archives, Vesna Pavlović explores the museum’s history of exhibition and display. Her installation in the Sant Building stairwell consists of a 35-foot transparent curtain of digitally manipulated images and four related ink-jet photographs that explore the idea of transparency, both photographic and historic.
Feb. 2015
The Journals of Duncan Phillips
A selection of the museum founder’s extensive journals spanning three decades illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.
Ongoing One of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary American and European art, the museum is home to Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic Luncheon of the Boating Party, Jacob Lawrence’s epic Migration Series, and a chapel-like Rothko Room, as well as innovative new work by artists of today, including a wax room by Wolfgang Laib. Installations change frequently and are not chronological, sparking conversations across time and place.
Reservations strongly advised for this popular event: $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.
5–8:30 p.m.
September Slow Down
Celebrate the art of slowing down. Sip cocktails, savor local pickled delicacies and learn about the brining craft. See the Phillips with fresh eyes through close looking tours. In collaboration with FreshFarm Markets.
Gallery Talk 

6, 6:30, 7,
& 7:30 p.m.
15-minute focused discussions about works in the permanent collection.
Brown Bag and Tour
Sept. 5
Sunday in the Park and Post-Impressionism
Painter Georges Seurat and his iconic painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte served as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s inspiration for their musical Sunday in the Park with George. Bring your lunch for a discussion about art, its creation, and Post-Impressionism with Signature Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, Education Director David Zobell, and Sunday in the Park designers. Following the discussion, Phillips Head of Public Engagement Brooke Rosenblatt leads a gallery talk about Renoir’sLuncheon of the Boating Party, a source of artistic inspiration for Seurat. In partnership with Signature Theatre. Free
Creative Voices DC
Sept. 6
6:30 p.m.
5×5 Project: Nonuments
Join the Center for the Study of Modern Art and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for a panel discussion of Nonuments, a 5×5 Project curated by Lance Fung, including participating artists and moderated by Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. Reception to follow. Free; reservations required
Sept. 18
6:30 p.m.
War, History, and Memory in the Life and Works of Jacob Lawrence and Horace Pippin
Taking inspiration from the lives and works of Jacob Lawrence and Horace Pippin, Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier traces the experiences of World War I African American combat soldiers alongside the social, political, and historical realities confronting African American women, men and children living in the no man’s land of early 20th century America. Coming to terms with Pippin’s powerful conviction, “I cannot forget suffering and I will not forget sunset,” Dr. Bernier examines these artists’ paintings and drawings to shed new light on Lawrence’s declaration, “Struggle is a beautiful thing.” Dr. Bernier is Professor of African American Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, and Associate Editor of the Journal of American Studies. Free
Gallery Talk
Sept. 25
6:30 p.m.
Curator’s Perspective: Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Exhibition curator Cornelia Homburg explores the creative exchange between Neo-Impressionist painters and Symbolist writers and composers in the late 1880s and early 1890s. Symbolism, with its emphasis on subjectivity, inner dream worlds, and spirituality, has often been portrayed at odds with Neo-Impressionism’s approach to capturing color and light. This exhibition repositions the relationship between these movements and looks at how Neo-Impressionists such as Maximilien Luce, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Henry van de Velde created evocative landscapes and figural scenes by depicting themes such as emptiness, contemplative moods, and Arcadia. $12; free for members.
Saturdays & Sundays 

Introduction to The Phillips Collection
Highlights from one of the finest collections of impressionist and modern American and European art. Included in museum admission; free for members
Spotlight Talks
A focused discussion about a work of art from the permanent collection or special exhibition.Included in museum admission; free for members
Aug. 14, 21 & 28
6 & 7 p.m.
Spotlight: Permanent Collection
Focused discussion about works of art from the permanent collection. Included in musuem admission; free for members
1600 21st Street, NW (at Q Street)
Metro Red Line, Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit), and via several bus lines,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Thursday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Café: Tryst at the Phillips: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Art Everywhere US

American artists have long found inspiration in iconic locations such as Times Square, Sunset Boulevard, and Route 66.

With the push of a button on the morning of August 4, digital billboards across New York’s Times Square began to display images of 58 classic and contemporary works of American art, officially marking the start of Art Everywhere US. From now through August 31, as many as 70,000 digital and static displays in all 50 states as well as Washington, DC—billboards on city streets and rural highways, displays on bus shelters and subway platforms, dioramas in airports, videos in health clubs, trailers in movie theaters and more—will present the largest outdoor art show ever conceived, as a nationwide celebration of America’s artistic heritage.

The 58 images, which span 230 years of American art, are drawn from the collections of five major museums across the country—the Art Institute of Chicago; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The museums have collaborated with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members to present Art Everywhere US with the co-operation of artists, estates, foundations, and rights agencies.

The choice of artworks was informed by a public vote on, which now functions as an interactive art gallery. Visitors to the site may retrieve information about the selected works, read about the story of art in the United States, see which works are on advertising displays in their vicinity, and find the locations of specific works around the United States.

Art Everywhere US is live on social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Launching today, an Instagram contest will encourage viewers to post selfies with Art Everywhere US displays using the hashtag #ArtEverywhereUS, and the top ten most creative photos will win a prize from Art Everywhere US.


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MICA September Arts Guide

Foundation Exhibition
Friday, Aug. 29–Sunday, Sept. 21

Fox Building: Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Reception: Thursday, September 11, 5–7 p.m.

Timed to coincide with the arrival of this year’s freshmen, this highly regarded student exhibition features work produced by current sophomore students during their foundation year at MICA. This annual exhibition provides a first glimpse at the works of artists who are developing their skills and vision over the next few years in a variety of media.

Sabbatical Exhibition
Friday, Aug. 29–Sunday, Sept.21

Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11, 5–7 p.m.

This annual exhibition features works produced by a small group of faculty members on sabbaticals during the previous year.

Tuesday, Sept. 2–Sunday, Sept. 21

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept. 5, 5–7 p.m.

MICA’s M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice class of 2015 explores how exchanges between local artists and their neighbors help a community thrive. For LOCALLY SOURCED, five artists based in central Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District—MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, Jason Hoylman ’07 (general sculptural studies), Nether, Wendel Patrick and Paula Whaley—will showcase newly commissioned works in a variety of media. Through sculpture, sound, photography and painting, these artists will offer different perspectives on the vibrant and interconnected cultural landscape of Station North.

The exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Friends of Curatorial Practice and an Office of Community Engagement grant. For the most up-to-date visitor information, visit the exhibition website at

Barry Schwabsky, Between Dawn and Dusk:
The Mysterious Middle

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

“The Middle Years” artist talks series features art critic of the Nation, Barry Schwabsky. The series will examine the “mid-career” as a perennial problem for artists and the works by notable artists.

Patty Chang, Flashburn in Uzbekistan, etc.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Patty Chang’s video and installation work has been exhibited internationally at institutions, such as the Guggenheim Museum, MoMa and New Museum, all in New York, and Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany, among others.

Lunchtime Lecture: Kelly Rand
Monday, Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Kelly Rand is a writer, crafter and speaker. Her recent book, Handmade to Sell helps creatives work through questions and misconceptions regarding entrepreneurship and help them to start thinking like a business. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and has exhibited at art galleries and craft fairs alike.

Jutta Koether
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Jutta Koether is a multidisciplinary artist known for her paintings, performance, music and writing. She is a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany. Koether has been a strong creative presence on many cultural fronts for more than two decades.

Constitution Day, One Nation Under Watch:
Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America
Wednesday, September 17, 7-9 pm

Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Tickets: In addition to free tickets distributed in advance to the MICA community, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the event.

Daniel Ellsberg, author, former US military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day. The panel, moderated by WYPR’s the Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, will also include Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi, whose work has explored the implications and consequences of surveillance for more than a decade.

The 2014 symposium centers on the trade-off between government surveillance and civil liberties, considered one of the most complex and controversial issues facing society today. Constitution Day is co-sponsored by MICA and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU–MD).

Art@Lunch: Deana Haggag
Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon

Bunting Center: Room 320, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Deana Haggag ’13 (Curatorial Practice), director of the Contemporary, will present an overview of the museum today, highlighting its many evolutions and most recent relaunch. Prior to her work with the Contemporary, Haggag was the curator-in-residence at Gallery CA, located in Baltimore.

Type Nite
Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

M.F.A. in Graphic Design faculty members Abbott Miller, Ellen Lupton, program director, and Tal Leming, along with special guests, will showcase new typefaces under development, explore type at work on page, screen and the built environment, and celebrate new publications.

Wayne Koestenbaum
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, author, artist and cultural critic. He received degrees from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University. A Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York, his work explores the lives of “American queer intellectuals.”

Lunchtime Lecture: Box Brown
Monday, Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Box Brown is a New York Times bestselling cartoonist, illustrator and comic publisher. His web and print comic Everything Dies was named a notable comic of 2011 in the Best American Comics and honored with two Ignatz Awards. His comics publishing outfit, Retrofit, launched in 2011.

Henry Taylor
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Henry Taylor’s paintings represent a heterogeneous domesticity that is as much a part of his Los Angeles surroundings as it is a part of community in general. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, he has exhibited nationally, including MoMA PS1, Studio Museum in Harlem and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Haegue Yang, Movement Studies
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.

Haegue Yang primarily makes complex sensorial installations, sculptures and video. She represented South Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale and exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13), Germany, and Tate Modern, London, among others.



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August at the Hirshhorn

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Bienal de las Fronteras

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National Gallery Shows Upcoming in 2014

Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015

The final of three exhibitions featuring works from the bequest Ruth Cole Kainen (1922–2009), this show is an overview of the first 70 years of 20th-century American art. Key works include an evocative 1946 pictograph by Adolph Gottlieb; one of Jackson Pollock’s finest drip paintings on paper, created in 1951; a fluid black-ink drawing by David Smith from 1957; and two abstract expressionist works by Willem de Kooning—one a vividly colored gestural painting on newspaper from 1976.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Jackson Pollock, Untitled, 1951, ink on Japanese paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ruth Cole Kainen

From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800-1925
National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Drawn from the Gallery’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition spans Italy’s turbulent history from Napoleonic rule to its descent into fascism, a period that produced some of the most diverse, dynamic, and vital schools since the Renaissance. Some 80 works by 53 artists will be featured, including prints, drawings, watercolors, and illustrated books by the romanticist Mariano Fortuny Carbó, “Master of Swish” Giovanni Boldini, plein-airist Giovanni Fattori, and leading futurist Carlo Carrà.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Giovanni Fattori, Woman of the Gabbro (Donna al gabbro), 1886–1887, etching on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Ahmanson Foundation

From the Library: The Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe
National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 13, 2014–January 25, 2015

During his lifetime, Romeyn de Hooghe (1645–1708) produced a tremendous body of work, including etchings, decorative frontispieces, and illustrated books of political satire and commentary. Yet despite this, and his powerful connections with the House of Orange, De Hooghe was largely forgotten. Now, scholars are fully delving into his surviving work. This installation will feature a range of the genres to which De Hooghe contributed.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Romeyn de Hooghe, engraving in Govard Bidloo, Komste van Zyne Majesteit Willem III. Koning van Groot Britanje, enz. in Holland, The Hague, 1691, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 21, 2014–January 4, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 18–May 25, 2015
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, June 24–October 11, 2015

Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) created some of the first photographs of important cultural and geographic sites in India and Burma (now Myanmar). This first major exhibition of Tripe’s work presents his evolution from an amateur to a highly skilled professional. Some 60 photographs from the 1850s reveal the elements for his artistic success: military training and the ability to retouch his negatives convincingly to create compelling compositions.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Linnaeus Tripe, Madura: The Vygay River with Causeway, across to Madura, January–March 1858, salted paper print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Carolyn Brody Fund and Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation through Robert and Joyce Menschel

Degas’s Little Dancer
National Gallery of Art, Washington, October 5, 2014 – January 11, 2015

The Gallery’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881) takes center stage in a focus exhibition presented in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ world-premiere musical Little Dancer. The musical is inspired by the renowned original wax statuette of a young ballerina, which caused a sensation when it was first shown at the 1881 impressionist exhibition in Paris. It is also one of the most popular works of art in the Gallery’s collection.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878-1881, pigmented beeswax, clay, metal armature, rope, paintbrushes, human hair, silk and linen ribbon, cotton and silk tutu, linen slippers, on wooden base, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, October 5, 2014–January 4, 2015

With a velvety, matte surface and extraordinary tonal depth, the platinum print played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art during the last decades of the 19th century. This exhibition of some 25 photographs will showcase outstanding platinum prints from the period of the 1880s to the 1920s, including works by Peter Henry Emerson, Frederick H. Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Clarence White, Gertrude Käsebier, and other major figures.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Frederick H. Evans, York Minster, North Transept: “In Sure and Certain Hope,” 1902, platinum print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Carolyn Brody Fund and Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund

El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration
National Gallery of Art, Washington, November 2, 2014–February 16, 2015

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541–1614), now universally called El Greco, developed a style of painting that fused elements of Byzantine and Renaissance art with the heightened spirituality of the Counter Reformation. After his death his work fell into obscurity. Some 300 years later, early 20th-century American collectors became fascinated by him. For many, his expressive style seemed to anticipate the work of modern artists, which only added to his appeal. Now, on the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death, the Gallery—home to seven paintings that comprise the largest holdings of the artist’s work in the United States—presents a commemorative exhibition that includes 11 paintings from the Gallery, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

El Greco, Saint Martin and the Beggar, 1597/1599, oil on canvas with wooden strip added at bottom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection
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Hirshhorn: Salvatore Scarpitta

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MFA: Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius: A Fine Art Painting Exhibition
National Juried Exhibition Open for Entry

Open Call for any original artwork created in any painting media including encaustic, ink, watercolor, oil, pastel, etc. Artists in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico are invited to enter.
Juror: Kim Lodier, painter and pastelist
Show Dates: Selected works will be on exhibit October 31 – November 22
MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD
An online sales gallery will be available on the MFA website during the show dates
For more information visit
Awards: Cash awards total $1,000.                         |                        410-268-4566


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Femininity Beyond Archetypes

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Two NGA Exhibitions Begin September 1

From September 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015, the National Gallery of Art is presenting two exhibitions drawn from its expansive collection of prints, drawings, and illustrated books, totaling some 111,000 works.

Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection is the final in a trio of exhibitions celebrating the 2012 bequest of Ruth Cole Kainen (1922–2009), a passionate collector who enriched the National Gallery of Art’s holdings across a range of schools, including the first seven decades of 20th century American art. For more information and to order press images, visit:

From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925 will introduce visitors to a period that is largely neglected by art history, yet produced extraordinarily varied, vital, and often stunningly beautiful art. Some 80 prints, drawings, and illustrated books by 53 artists will be featured, ranging from works inspired by the ancient past to magnificent set designs, poetic landscapes, and striking approaches to non-representational art. For more information and to order press images, visit: http://www.n


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VisArts’ Secret

We are the area’s best-kept secret

As a non-profit organization that welcomed 26,000 individuals through our doors this past year, we rely on donors like you to help us…

Reach out to underserved art lovers (wounded veterans, seniors, individuals with disabilities, low income children) through VisArts’ philanthropic, inclusive initiatives;
Keep our art class fees affordable so that everyone can participate;

Offer vibrant, thought-provoking, contemporary art exhibits, all free to the general public; and,

Provide studio space to area artists at reasonable rates giving them a space to create and collaborate with other artists.

If we received just $10 from every individual receiving this e-mail, we could get the word out about all VisArts has to offer our community.

As our fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, please consider making a donation to VisArts today!


Make a $10 (or more) donation to VisArts….
Click on the link to our website

Have a great summer!

Alice Nappy
Executive Director

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Kathleen Ewing Gallery

Presenting an on-going series of fascinating photographs! 


Best Wishes for a sunny and pleasant summer.


Offering a wide range of Vintage & Contemporary Photography
3615 Ordway Street, Washington, DC 20016
Hours: by appointment
Your visit to my home/gallery is most welcome. Just call 202-328-0955 to find a time convenient to our schedules.


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