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Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Tour, July 11

Friday, July 11th

7:00pm

FOGGY BOTTOM

BIENNIAL

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT

“Sculpted: Histories Revealed”
Artist-led tour

beginning at the corners of

I Street NW & New Hampshire Ave NW

a tour of 16 contemporary sculptures placed

in front of homes in Foggy Bottom

The exhi­bi­tion was selected by

cura­tor and pub­lic art expert
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams

in part­ner­ship
with Arts in Foggy Bot­tom
founders and co-directors Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw,
with sup­port from the
Arts in Foggy Bot­tom advi­sory committee.

Come visit
WATERGATE GALLERY
presenting an exhibition of
artwork by artists participating
in the outdoor sculpture exhibit
May 17 – July 12

Watergate Gallery

2552 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington DC  20037

202-338-4488

Hours: Mon – Fri  10-6,  Sat.  12-5  or by appointment

Location: The gallery is located in the Watergate complex which is on Virginia and New Hampshire Avenues NW in the Mall area below street level. Entrances from the parking garage located on New Hampshire Avenue or the escalator on Virginia Avenue next to the US Post Office or stairs by the entrance of Watergate East residences.

Metro: Blue line at Foggy Bottom/George Washington University

 

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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 www.mdfedart.org
ENTRY DEADLINE: August 21
Awards: Cash awards total $1,000.
info@mdfedart.org                         |                        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: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/exh/3826.html

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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AT THE CORCORAN: ALL OF EARTH’S DRY LAND

OPENING SATURDAY!

TERRA FIRMA: LANDSCAPES FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA ARTS COLLECTION
JULY 5-SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

In anticipation of the upcoming NOW at the Corcoran exhibition Mark Tribe: Plein Air, the Corcoran presents related exhibition Terra Firma: Landscapes from the Photography and Media Arts Collection. With works by a wide range of artists including Ansel Adams, Dorthea Lange, Sally Mann, and Eadweard Muybridge, Terra Firma–meaning all of earth’s dry land–examines the ways in which photographers have portrayed the natural and built environment for more than 150 years.
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VisArts’ Secret

We are the area’s best-kept secret
AND WE DON’T WANT TO BE!

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!

DONATE NOW

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

Have a great summer!

Alice Nappy
Executive Director

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Kathleen Ewing Gallery

Presenting an on-going series of fascinating photographs! 

SUMMER TIME & THE LIVING IS EASY!

Best Wishes for a sunny and pleasant summer.

KATHLEEN EWING GALLERY

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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Phillips Collection for July

EXHIBITIONS
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under
through
Aug. 31, 2014
Made in the U.S.A: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970
Following an acclaimed four-year world tour, the Phillips’s renowned collection of American masterworks returns to the museum. The exhibition tells the story of American art from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century when American art became a significant global force after World War II. Featuring more than 200 works by over 120 artists and occupying nearly two-thirds of the museum’s galleries, the extensive exhibition celebrates artists of independent spirit including Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko, John Sloan, and Clyfford Still.
Admission for all other art on view:

Weekends: $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
INTERSECTIONS
Contemporary art projects inspired by the art and spaces in The Phillips Collection.
through
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.
ALSO ON VIEW
through
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.
June 6
through
July 11, 2014
Young Artists Exhibition
The 2013–2014 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from our partner school Tyler Elementary School’s preschool through 5th grade classrooms. Each collaborative art project relates to themes explored at the museum and in the classroom.
PERMANENT COLLECTION
Ongoing One of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary American and European art, the museum is home to masterpieces by many art history greats, from Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic Luncheon of the Boating Party to Vincent van Gogh’s Entrance to the Public Garden at Arles, 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.
PHILLIPS AFTER 5–JULY 3
Reservations strongly advised for this popular event: www.phillipscollection.org/events. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.
5–8:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday, America!
Celebrate Independence Day with Made in the U.S.A. gallery talks and make and mail your own #MyAmericanArt postcard. Harmonica legend Charlie Sayles teams up with guitarist Tony Fazio and the Blues Disciples for a Chicago style jam.
Gallery Talk

6, 6:30, 7,
& 7:30 p.m.
15-minute focused discussions about American art.
PROGRAMS
Performance
July 10
6:30 p.m.
Isadora Duncan: Made in the U.S.A.
Experience artworks from Made in the U.S.A. paired with Isadora Duncan’s choreography, ranging from her youthful dances of the early 20th century to her late works from 1925. Performed by Word Dance Theater, a company inspired by Duncan’s innovative and humanistic approach to art, and dedicated to continuing the legacy of Duncan’s revolutionary spirit.  Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members.
Interactive
July 18
2–4:30 p.m.
“Camp” Phillips
Unlock your creativity through an interactive art adventure. Adult “campers” will connect to the Phillips through small group tours, in-gallery meditation, and hands-on art projects designed to promote personal connections to the museum and well-being. Adults only, no art experience necessary. $20; $8 for members. Reservations required:www.phillipscollection.org/events
Gallery Talk
July 24
6:30 p.m.
Reinventing Space: Calder, Davis, and Graham
Elizabeth Hutton Turner, professor of modern art at the University of Virginia and former Phillips Collection curator, discusses how American modernists Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, and John Graham used line, color, shape, and relationships to reinvent space in sculpture and on canvas. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members.
Performance
July 31
6:30 p.m.
Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art
Wolf Trap Opera Company returns with performers responding to Made in the U.S.A, bridging musical genres from classical to pop and avant-garde. In this recital, soprano Melinda Whittington (Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia) and mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule (Houston Grand Opera) paint the Music Room with sound. In collaboration with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $20; $8 for members. Reservations required:www.phillipscollection.org/events
TOURS
Saturdays

noon
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
Sundays
noon
Introduction to Made in the U.S.A.
Highlights from The Phillips Collection’s special exhibition on American art. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members
SPOTLIGHT TALKS
Tuesdays–Fridays
noon
Spotlight Talks
A focused discussion about a work of art from the permanent collection or special exhibition.Included in museum admission; free for members
July 10, 17 & 31
6 & 7 p.m.
Spotlight: Made in the U.S.A.
Focused discussion about works of art from the special exhibition Made in the U.S.A. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members
July 24
6 & 7 p.m.
Spotlight: Permanent Collection
Focused discussion about works of art from the permanent collection. Free
GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: 1600 21st Street, NW (at Q Street)
Metro Red Line, Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit), and via several bus lines,www.wmata.com
Information: 202-387-2151 or www.phillipscollection.org
Hours:
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.

Connect:
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MFA: Open Call for Entry

American Landscapes:
Scenes from the Americas
National Juried Exhibition Open for Entry:

Open Call for any original 2-D or 3-D artwork depicting one of the Americas including North America, Hawaii, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Artists in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico are invited to enter.  Any original work in any media following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. Juror: Peter Van Dyck, Professor Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Selected works will be on exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD. An online sales gallery will be available on the MFA website during the show dates August 15 – September 14, 2014
For more information visit www.mdfedart.org

ENTRY DEADLINE: June 19
Awards: Cash awards total $1,000.
email: info@mdfedart.org              |             phone: 410-268-4566
18 State Circle | Annapolis, MD 21401 US
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Corcoran Gallery Super Summer

FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS

SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2014

This summer, join the Corcoran for its Free Summer Saturdays series of programming, including gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations and performances! Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops IS FREE every Saturday until Labor Day. Be inspired by the Corcoran’s permanent collection and special summer exhibitions,American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley (June 28-September 28, 2014) and Mark Tribe: Plein Air (July 19-September 28, 2014).
For more information on Free Summer Saturdays and a full schedule of events, click here.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Take a class with us this summer! The Corcoran’s Continuing Education department offers more than 150 for-credit and non-credit classes and workshops in studio art, design, photography, art education, and art history for adult learners. Explore our full roster of classes here.

CAMP CREATIVITY
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Camp Creativity, the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s summer camp for kids ages 3-16, offers week-long camp sessions with full-day, mornings-only, or afternoons-only options from June 30-August 15. Campers can flex their creative muscles with classes on cartooning, story illustration, jewelry design and more! Explore the kind of class your camper could take below:

 

Fantasy Art; Ages 5-7

Dreaming of unicorns, animal creations, and habitats of the future? Learn to draw with a fantastic and imaginative theme. Develop creative finished works of art with a range of media.
Studio Bead; Ages 8-10
Ready, set, bead! String, glue, and fasten together colorful beads to make jewelry, art, and objects of your own design.
Magazine Launch; Ages 11-13
Studying top-selling magazines, campers learn elements of design, illustration, and typography. Next, each camper creates a “dummy” for a magazine geared to his or her interests.

 

THERE IS HERE, NOW

 

AVI GUPTA: THERE IS HERE

THROUGH JUNE 29, 2014

Avi Gupta: There Is Here

is an exhibition of photography by Washington, D.C.-based and Corcoran alum Avi Gupta. For the exhibition, which explores ideas of cross-cultural belonging and heritage, Gupta visited Bengali homes in the Washington, D.C. area and in Kolkata, India, where his family origins lie. Gupta said of the project: “Homes can be a reflection of how people conform to life. Traces of the inhabitant’s experiences, routines, and values are often found in objects placed in their living space, a private sanctuary from everyday public happenings.

Within this construct of home, I am drawn to the nuances of culture in an era of globalization and migration.” Each image is untitled and devoid of a physical human presence, allowing for ambiguity around the location of each domestic scene.

The Corcoran Gallery  of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

 

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Corcoran, GW, National Gallery of Art Sign Final Agreements

May 15, 2014―Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, the National Gallery of Art, and the George Washington University (GW) today signed the final agreements for their historic collaboration. The agreements confirm and formalize the terms that were first announced in February 2014.

For details, click: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/2014/collaboration1.html

 

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Arts in Foggy Bottom

WATERGATE GALLERY
will be participating
to present the

BIENNIAL

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT

Sculpted: Histories Revealed

Thru October 25

Sixteeen contemporary sculptures placed in front
of homes in Foggy Bottom which begins at the corners
of I Street NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW

The exhi­bi­tion was selected by

cura­tor and pub­lic art expert 

Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams 

in part­ner­ship
with Arts in Foggy Bot­tom
founders and co-directors Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw,
with sup­port from the
Arts in Foggy Bot­tom advi­sory committee.

Artists included:
Christian Benefiel
Greg Braun
Graham Caldwell
Joe Fish
Mary Frank
Elizabeth Graeber
Mariah Anne Johnson
Laurel Lukaszewski
Dalya Luttwak
Leigh Maddox
Rachel Schmidt
Paul Steinkoenig
Veronica Szalus
Richard Vosseller
Bill Wood 

 

 

There will be monthly artist-led tours

Saturday, June 14th  11:00am
Friday, July 11th  7:00pm

 

Saturday, August  15th  11:00am
Friday, September 12th  7:00pm

learn more at artsinfoggybottom.com

Watergate Gallery 

2552 Virginia Avenue NW

Washington DC  20037

202-338-4488

Hours: Mon – Fri  10-6,  Sat.  12-5  or by appointment

Location: The gallery is located in the Watergate complex which is on Virginia and New Hampshire Avenues NW in the Mall area below street level. Entrances from the parking garage located on New Hampshire Avenue or the escalator on Virginia Avenue next to the US Post Office or stairs by the entrance of Watergate East residences.

Metro: Blue line at Foggy Bottom/George Washington University

 

 

 

 

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(e)merge, October 2-5, 2014

Emerge Art Fair connect / collect
October 2-5, 2014
Washington, DC
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REMINDER: Gallery and Artist Application Deadline is May 30

GALLERY PLATFORM APPLICATION (CLICK HERE)

ARTIST PLATFORM APPLICATION (CLICK HERE)

More information about the GALLERY PLATFORM and the ARTIST PLATFORM can be found on our website.


(e)merge art fair 2013

The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. The relaxed environment of (e)merge creates a focused, authentic art experience for a new generation of art consumers in the capital region.

Metropolitan Washington DC is home to one of the nation’s wealthiest, youngest and most highly educatedpopulations according to recent reports from Forbes, The Economist and The Washington Post. (e)merge delivers inside access to this rapidly expanding cultural market.

In 2013, 80 exhibitors, including Present Company, Brooklyn, NY; NOMAD Gallery, Brussels; and Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, presented rising talent from all over the world at (e)merge. More than 5,500 art supporters engaged with painting, sculpture, digital media, performance and installation work by 150 artists from 30 countries in the fair’s Gallery and Artist Platforms. (e)merge’s exhibition program inspires a new echelon of art collectors and offers curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art.

“Because (e)merge is committed to helping gallerists meet the challenges of today’s art market, we have expanded our Gallery Platform with new pricing and format options, offering exhibition spaces on the first three floors of the hotel, including second-floor guest rooms, main-level booths, and spaces in the garage.” – Jamie Smith, Director, (e)merge art fair

The (e)merge Artist Platform presents a vetted selection of works by independent artists displayed throughout the hotel’s public areas. (e)merge is the only art fair that gives free exhibition space to artists without gallery representation. The 2014 (e)merge Vetting Committee members are: AI WEIWEI, artist, Beijing; MIKA YOSHITAKE, assistant curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; and JEFFREEN M HAYES, director, Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, St. Louis & Omaha.

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, will present the second annual The Phillips Collection Emerging Artist Prize at the 2014 edition of (e)merge. Museum Director Dorothy Kosinski and Curators Klaus Ottmann and Vesela Sretenović will select the winner from works on display at the (e)merge art fair. The Phillips Collection Emerging Artist Prize is made possible by the generous support of Hank and Carol Brown Goldberg.

Please email info@emergeartfair.com for other inquiries.

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“Mother of Cities” Paintings by Oleg Tistol at Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art

Tistol’s paintings critique Russian influence in Ukraine; play with Soviet stereotypes, propaganda.

The artists’s ”Mother of Cities” series suggests the sterility and emptiness of Russia’s legacy.  Tistol’s paintings are well represented in CKRFA’s new exhibit

“IS IT PROPAGANDA? Or is it Political ART?”

While this weekend’s headlines chronicle Russia’s meddling and Ukraine’s now-almost-certain dismemberment, Tistol’s paintings provide another example of the value and importance of Political Art. His work is presented alongside other works of political art from Russia, Vietnam, China, Cuba and the United States now on display at

 

1300 13th Street NW (corner of N), Solo Piazza #105. Washington, DC 20005
202-638-3612
www.charleskrausereporting.com

Copyright © *2014 Charles Krause Reporting.
All rights reserved.

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Fresh Beginnings at The Textile Museum

This April, Textile Museum members experienced a special behind-the-scenes look
at our new conservation and collections resource center at the George Washington University’s Science and Technology Campus. Watch a short video, below, to preview
the 22,000-square-foot facility that will house the museum’s collections, conservation
lab, and exhibition workshop.
 

As The Textile Museum continues to transition to its new home at GW’s Foggy
Bottom Campus, visitors can continue to enjoy an array of events and programs
at our original S Street location and other nearby venues. Keep reading for details
on our May calendar—including this Thursday’s lecture by one of the world’s leading
makers of contemporary textiles (and a TM shop sale!) and an exclusive tour of the
Radical Elements contemporary art quilt exhibit—as well as the latest updates on
our new facilities at GW.

Video of new conservation and collections resource center

Coming up in May 

For the most up-to-date list of programs, visit our online calendar. To make a
reservation
for a program, please call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 and leave a message.

Programs are being held at multiple locations as The Textile Museum transitions
to GW. Please see the program descriptions below for details.

EVENING LECTURE
“Do You Nuno?” The Story of Nuno Textiles
GW MARVIN CENTER AMPHITHEATER, 800 21ST STREET, NW
Thursday, May 1, 6 PM
Nuno Corporation of Japan creates innovative textiles that combine traditional
aesthetics with the latest computer and synthetic technologies. Join Nuno Corporation
co-founder Reiko Sudo as she discusses the thirty-year history of one of the world’s
leading makers of contemporary textiles. Fee: $20/members; $25/non-members.
Advance registration is required; spaces are still available. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64
to register. Asian Cultural CouncilThis program is made possible in part through grant support from the Asian Cultural Council and a partnership with the George Washington University’s Interior Architecture and Design program.

Textile Museum Shop Special Sale: The Textile Museum Shop will offer new merchandise from the Nuno Corporation of Japan for purchase at your arrival and immediately following the lecture. Merchandise will be available for one evening only and on a first-come, first-serve basis. TM members will receive 10% off their purchases.
All sales are final.

ASK A CURATOR, ASK A CONSERVATOR
THE TEXTILE MUSEUM, 2320 S STREET, NW
Friday, May 2, 10:30 AM–1 PM
This ongoing program, held the first Friday of every month, gives visitors the opportunity
to learn more about their own textiles from Textile Museum curatorial and conservation staff. While TM curators specialize in the textile arts of non-Western cultures, the conservation staff can answer questions about caring for textiles produced worldwide.
Fee: free/members; $5/non-members. No reservations required.

SPECIAL TOUR
Radical Elements: Art Quilts on the Periodic Table
THE MORRIS AND GWENDOLYN CAFRITZ FOUNDATION ART CENTER
930 KING STREET, SILVER SPRING, MD
Friday, May 9, 10:30 AM
Textile Museum members and friends are invited to an exclusive tour of Radical Elements, a contemporary art quilt exhibit at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. Sponsored by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, exhibit organizers invited each participating artist to create a quilt based on an element from the Periodic Table. The resulting artworks, each relating to the elements in unique and witty ways, take quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread. B.J. Adams, a nationally recognized artist and participating quilter, will offer insight into the artists’ inspirations and techniques. Following the tour, enjoy a no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant in downtown Silver Spring. Fee: $20/members; $25/non-members (does not include transportation). Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 to register; space is limited. Directions and maps are available on the Montgomery College’swebsite. Sponsored by the New Horizons Committee, a volunteer group dedicated to expanding the community of Textile Museum members and supporters.

RUG & TEXTILE APPRECIATION MORNINGS
Mummies from Western China’s Silk Road
GW ALUMNI HOUSE, 1918 F STREET, NW
Saturday, May 10, 10:30 AM
Collector Jeff Krauss will describe his travels along the Silk Road in China, sharing stories and photos of its impressive sights, including Buddhist cave paintings, ancient cities, and ikat production. An illustrated discussion of the mummies and related textiles at the Urumqi Museum will follow. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required. Please note that this program will be held at GW’s Alumni House; the series will return to S Street in July.


Radical Elements artist B.J. Adams, Cadmium (detail), 2013.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

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Urban Menagerie Opens at Takoma Park Community Center

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OAS: Small Guide to Homeownership/Mexico

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Art Collect Iran

ART COLLECT GROUP

Address: 21, 6 floor, No 6, Khansari Alley, Somayeh St, Tehran, Iran

Tel: +98 21 88837241
Post code: 15718 37747
Art Collect Group Europe
SK -81107 Bratislava
Slovakia Republic
Reg Nr: 359 41 022
VAT Nr: SK2022031462
Mobile:+4369912242497
www.artcollect-iran.com

 

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At the Walters in Baltimore: American Artists Abroad

The Walters Art Museum announces its spring focus exhibition, American Artists Abroad, thru June 22. The show highlights a lesser-known but important area of the museum’s collection and includes rarely seen works on paper by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and John La Farge, among others. It also celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to catalogue and digitize more than 600 American paintings, drawings and portrait miniatures for the museum’s Works of Art website. Images of the American artworks are now available for download and public use at art.thewalters.org.

“Rather than simply reacting to what they saw, American artists often successfully reinvented themselves through their time abroad without losing sight of their connection to home,” said Jo Briggs, assistant curator, 18th and 19thcentury art. “This exhibition showcases beautiful works collected over more than a century, and now, consistent with the Walters’ continuing mission of access and outreach, they are available online for everyone to enjoy.”

William T. Walters (1819-1894) was a collector of contemporary art. He commissioned works from living American artists including Alfred Jacob Miller, Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Frederic Church, Erastus, Dow Palmer and William Henry Rinehart. Walters’ albums of American drawings, assembled to be ready for his holiday visitors in 1859, are still in the museum’s possession. Compiled in close collaboration with the New York based art dealer and collector Samuel P. Avery, the album contained works by the most prominent American artists of the moment, among them Henry Inman, Albert Bierstadt and Church.

Henry Walters (1848-1931) later added to his father’s holdings, notably acquiring oils by Eastman Johnson, Childe Hassam and Edwin Lord Weeks, as well as a pastel by Mary Cassatt. The collection of American art has been enhanced over the past 80 years through numerous gifts and acquisitions. Most recently, the museum has made purchases of works by African-American artists, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Robert Seldon Duncanson, Edmonia Lewis and Henry Ossawa Tanner, with funds provided by the Eddie and Sylvia Brown Challenge Grant and matching funds.

The IMLS grant also supported the 2013 exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodvilleand related programming. American Artists Abroad has been generously supported by Nanci and Ned Feltham.

About the Walters Museum

The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art–including more than 22,000 works of art–to the city of Baltimore. Its permanent collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art, Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The Museum Store, located next to Café Q, offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the museum’s collections. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.

 

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