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Artomatic 2017

 

Artomatic Registration Opening Soon!
It’s almost time to register for Artomatic 2017. Remember, anyone & everyone can participate – there are no criteria to register, and space is allocated on a first-come, first serve basis. All artists, performers, filmmakers, and creatives of all types may take part. More information to come about registration in the coming days. Stay tuned right here and also through our social media channels. See you all at Crystal City!
Artomatic | 1629 K St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

 

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The Phillips for March

EXHIBITIONS
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over; free for members and visitors 18 and under
February 4
through
April 30, 2017
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart ofParisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes inspired by the city’s burgeoning entertainment district. A frequent visitor to lively hotspots, his record of local amusements fashioned a portrait of modern life. This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints and posters. Nearly 100 examples of incomparable quality and color celebrate daily life and the premier performers of the belle époque—Aristide Bruant, Marcelle Lender, Cha-U-Kao, and others—cleverly caricatured through Toulouse-Lautrec’s perceptive skills of observation and transformation. Drawn from the artist’s most prolific years exploring lithography (1891–1899), these iconic images and rarely exhibited unique proofs provide insight into his innovative and complex process.
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
May 7, 2017
Arlene Shechet: From Here On Now
New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. For this installation, Shechet’s sculptures in ceramic, porcelain, and paper are exhibited with works she selected from the permanent collection.
ALSO ON VIEW
March 11
through
June 25, 2017
George Condo: The Way I Think
This exhibition is the first major survey of drawings by American artist George Condo (b. 1957), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences. Including both drawings and “drawing paintings,” the exhibition aims to convey the artist’s process of “painting memory,” which involves relying on the mind and imagination to allow figurative compositions to become “infested” with abstractions.
through
April 23, 2017
Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture
Featuring a series of 15 rarely seen silkscreen prints created by American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1986 and 1997, this exhibition portrays the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742–1803), the former slave turned leader of Haiti’s independence movement. Lawrence had explored the same subject more than 40 years earlier in a series of paintings of the same title. While he based these later prints on the earlier paintings, Lawrence distilled the story to 15 works from the original 41 panels and significantly expanded their scale. He worked closely with DC-based master printmaker Lou Stovall to translate the colors and fluid movement of the original tempera paint to each composition. In highlighting the life of the courageous leader Toussaint L’Ouverture, Lawrence invites us to reflect on Haiti’s transformation from an enslaved French colony to the first black Western republic. At the same time, the series reminds us of the country’s ongoing struggle to overcome poverty and political instability.
through
March 2017
Prism.K12 in Action: Storytelling through The Migration Series
Explore visual and performance art created by students in classrooms facilitated by educators in the Phillips’s Prism.K12 Jacob Lawrence Teacher Cohort. Throughout the fall, the cohort of best practice educators from local partner schools—Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, Turner Elementary School, Vansville Elementary School, and Washington School for Girls—used the Phillips’s Prism.K12 methodology to develop and implement lessons that integrated playwriting, storytelling, and Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series. This exhibition represents the latest in the museum’s ongoing and longstanding dedication to The Migration Series and arts integration.
through
April 2, 2017
One-on-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder
This installation juxtaposes several paintings from the Phillips’s permanent collection by American Romantic painter Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917) with The First Kierkegaard by Cuban-born American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. Trained as an artist as well as a physicist, Martínez Celaya’s work examines the complexities and mysteries of individual experience—particularly in relation to nature and time—and explores the questions of the human condition through diverse knowledge systems as well as literature, poetry, and art.
through
April 2, 2017
Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts
The Phillips Collection has long had a special relationship with Jake Berthot (1939–2014), whose introspective paintings have been described as visual poetry. In 1996, the museum organized an exhibition of his work, and in 2015 received a major bequest from the artist’s estate. Including promised gifts, the Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important “unit” of this artist’s work in a museum collection.
through
April 2017
Women of Influence: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips
Exhibited just outside the museum’s library, Women of Influence examines the critical roles played by three women in the Phillips’s history—Duncan Phillips’s executive assistant Elmira Bier, financial advisor Minnie Byers, and Phillips’s wife and museum co-founder Marjorie Phillips.
PERMANENT COLLECTION
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.
PHILLIPS AFTER 5–March 2
Reservations strongly recommended as this popular event tends to sell out in advance: www.phillipscollection.org/events. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.
5–8:30 pm A Night in Montmartre
Experience a night at the Moulin Rouge and the Chat Noir! Like Toulouse-Lautrec, find inspiration with cabaret music, libations, and sketching with a live model. Venture to the Chat Noir for black cat themed crafts and activities.
Gallery Talk

6, 6:30, 7,
& 7:30 pm
15-minute focused discussions about works in the museum’s permanent collection
EVENTS
Film Screening
March 11
2 pm
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Enjoy a story of love, creative inspiration, and all things can-can in Moulin Rouge, the 2001 film that centers on the infamous Parisian nightclub at the cusp of the 20th century. In the film, young poet (Ewan McGregor) befriends a group of bohemians led by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) and is thrown into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, soon after beginning a passionate affair with the club’s most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman). Indulge in a cash bar, games, and sing along with Cristian and Satine.$12; $10 for students and seniors. Free for members. Includes admission to the special exhibition. Reservations recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/events
Open Conversation
March 16
6:30 pm
Cristen Conger
Cristen Conger, creator of Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast and video series and author of the forthcoming Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, will lead a #PhillipsConversation about representations of female celebrity, power, and the public gaze in relation to images in the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition. This discussion is part of a series of open conversations about sexuality, gender, politics, and feminism. Included with admission to special exhibition
Film Screening
March 23
6 pm
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
The Phillips hosts the East Coast premiere of a new feature-length documentary on the American composer of Adagio for Strings. Created and produced by local filmmaker H. Paul Moon, Absolute Beauty explores Samuel Barber’s music and melancholia. Free. Reservations recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/events
Curator’s Perspective
March 30
6:30 pm
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
In conjunction with Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque, Phillips Associate Curator Renée Maurer discusses Toulouse-Lautrec and the exhibition. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members
Conversations with Artists
March 31
6:30 pm
Jim Shaw
Over the past 30 years, LA-based artist Jim Shaw has become one of America’s most influential and visionary artists. His work moves between painting, sculpture, and drawing and builds connections between his own psyche and America’s larger political, social, and spiritual histories by mining the cultural refuse of the 20th century. $12; free for members and students. Reservations recommended: 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
1 pm
Introduction to Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Highlights from the special exhibition. 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.
March 9 & 23
6 & 7 pm
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Focused discussion about works of art from the special exhibition. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members.
March 16 & 23
6 & 7 pm
Spotlight: Permanent Collection
Focused discussion about works of art from the permanent collection. Included in museum admission; free for members.
MUSIC
SUNDAY CONCERTS
Concerts are held in the Music Room at 4 pm. $40, $20 for members and students with ID (unless otherwise noted); includes museum admission for the day of the concert. Reservations strongly recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/music
March 5 Marc Bouchkov and Katia Skanavi
French violinist Marc Bouchkov and Russian pianist Katia Skanavi perform their Phillips debut with selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Franz Schubert.
March 12 Teo Gheorghiu
Swiss Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu performs his Phillips debut with selections by Modest Mussogorsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Mily Balakirev.
March19 Andrei Ioniţă and Yekwon Sunwoo
Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniţă and South Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo perform selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and Bohuslav Martinů.
March 26 Jupiter Quartet
The Jupiter Quartet performs their Phillips debut with selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Béla Bartók, and Robert Schumann.
LEADING INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS
March 9
6 pm
Anders Hillborg
In partnership with The Embassy of Sweden and The Swedish Arts Council, music from Leading International Composer Anders Hillborg will be performed by Moran Katz, Axiom Brass, Calder Quartet, and Amy Yang. Tickets are $40, $20 for members and students with ID; museum admission for that day is included. Advance reservations are strongly recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/music
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:
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 pm;
Thursday, 10 am–8:30 pm; Sunday, noon–7 pm
Café: Tryst at the Phillips: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday, 10 am–4 pm and 10 am–8 pm (during Phillips after 5 only); Sunday, noon–6 pm
Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
On the first Thursday of every month, daytime admittance ends at 5 pm due to the regularly scheduled Phillips after 5 events. Admission after 5 pm is restricted to members and Phillips after 5 ticket holders.
Connect:
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Early Alma Thomas at Hemphill

February 4 – April 1, 2017

HEMPHILL is pleased to announce the exhibition, Early Alma Thomas opening on Saturday, February 4, with a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through April 1, 2017.

As a founding member of the Barnett-Aden Gallery in 1943, Thomas interacted with artists Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Lois Mailou Jones, and others. As the post-war era accelerated, Washington painters were quick to embrace the abstract expressionist movement. Thomas’s realist works pushed toward abstraction in the 1950s as she pursued an MFA in painting at American University, where she deepened the pursuit of a bold use of color and shape which defined her late career works.

Throughout the 1950s, Thomas appropriated the tools of Abstract Expressionism and characteristically made them her own, applying pigment in blocks of color to create compositions incorporating figures and still life elements, and later, densely layered abstractions of night skies and earthly subjects. Thomas’s adept use of minimal brushstrokes to render forms is in use among all the paintings, whether figure or object, night sky, or spring flowers.

“Etude in Brown – Saint Cecilia at the Organ, c. 1956-58” (above) employs a highly graphic russet palette of reds and oranges, a diminutive figure anchoring the foreground. Dashes of white pigment represent the head and figure of Saint Cecilia, the scale and placement of the figure creating a cathedral of space filling the canvas.

The five paintings selected for this exhibition provide a timeline of Thomas’s shift from realism to abstraction in a few short years. This seldom-studied period firmly places Thomas in the center of modern American painting.

Alma W. Thomas (American, 1891 – 1978) was born in Columbus, GA and moved to Washington, DC with her family in 1907. In 1924, she became the first graduate of the Art Department at Howard University, and in 1935 received a Master of Arts in art education from Columbia University. Her work is represented in the collections of The Columbus Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Howard University Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among numerous other public, private, and university art collections.

HEMPHILL was founded in Washington DC in 1993. The exhibition schedule features modern & contemporary art in all media by artists ranging from emerging to mid-career to modern masters.

  • GALLERY HOURS
  • Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment.
  • * This exhibition coincides with DOWNING, MEHRING, REED, also on view at HEMPHILL Fine Arts through April 1, 2017.
  • For More Information Contact:
    Caitlin Berry
    HEMPHILL Fine Arts
    1515 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    202.234.5601
    caitlin@hemphillfinearts.com
    www.hemphillfinearts.com

 

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Hemphill Closed, Jan 20/21

ARTIST CITIZEN

Hemphill Fine Arts

The gallery will be closed
January 20 and 21, 2017.

Image: HEMPHILL

HEMPHILL
1515 14th St NW
Washington DC 20005
tel 202.234.5601
hemphillfinearts.com

 

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Impressionist Frederic Bazille at the NGA

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism brings together some 75 paintings that examine Bazille as a central figure of impressionism and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bazille’s career, featuring nearly three-quarters of his artistic output. Organized thematically, this exhibition juxtaposes works by Bazille with important works by the predecessors who inspired him—Théodore Rousseau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and Gustave Courbet—and by contemporaries such as Édouard Manet and Claude Monet with whom he was closely associated. The National Gallery of Art, which holds the largest group of Bazille’s works outside of France, as well as important related impressionist paintings of the 1860s, is the sole American venue for the exhibition. The first major presentation of Bazille’s work in America in 25 years, the exhibition is on view in the East Building from April 9 through July 9, 2017.

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Seven Centuries from the Woodner Collections Celebrated at National Gallery of Art

The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries brings together for the first time the best of Ian Woodner’s collection with some of the works given and promised by his daughters, Dian and Andrea Woodner. More than 100 drawings dating from the 14th to the 20th century executed by outstanding draftsmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso will be on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art from March 12 through July 16, 2017.

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American Prints of Urban Life Celebrated at the National Gallery of Art

American artists of the early 20th century sought to interpret the beauty, power, and anxiety of the modern age in diverse ways. Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints on view in The Urban Scene: 1920–1950 will explore the spectacle of urban modernity. Prints by recognized artists such as Louis Lozowick (1892–1973) and Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), as well as lesser-known artists including Mabel Dwight (1875–1955), Gerald Geerlings (1897–1998), Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900–1971), Martin Lewis (1881–1962), and Stow Wengenroth (1906–1978), are included in this exhibition. The Urban Scene will be on view in the West Building from February 26 through August 6, 2017.

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Phillips Collection for February

EXHIBITIONS
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over; free for members and visitors 18 and under
February 4
through
April 30, 2017
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart ofParisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes inspired by the city’s burgeoning entertainment district. A frequent visitor to lively hotspots, his record of local amusements fashioned a portrait of modern life. This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the United States, one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints and posters. Nearly 100 examples of incomparable quality and color celebrate daily life and the premier performers of the belle époque—Aristide Bruant, Marcelle Lender, Cha-U-Kao, and others—cleverly caricatured through Toulouse-Lautrec’s perceptive skills of observation and transformation. Drawn from the artist’s most prolific years exploring lithography (1891–1899), these iconic images and rarely exhibited unique proofs provide insight into his innovative and complex process.
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
May 7, 2017
Arlene Shechet: From Here On Now
New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. For this installation, Shechet’s sculptures in ceramic, porcelain, and paper are exhibited with works she selected from the permanent collection.
ALSO ON VIEW
January 7
through
April 23, 2017
Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture
Featuring a series of 15 rarely seen silkscreen prints created by American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1986 and 1997, this exhibition portrays the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742-1803), the former slave turned leader of Haiti’s independence movement. Lawrence had explored the same subject more than 40 years earlier in a series of paintings of the same title. While he based these later prints on the earlier paintings, Lawrence distilled the story to 15 works from the original 41 panels and significantly expanded their scale. He worked closely with DC-based master printmaker Lou Stovall to translate the colors and fluid movement of the original tempera paint to each composition. In highlighting the life of the courageous leader Toussaint L’Ouverture, Lawrence invites us to reflect on Haiti’s transformation from an enslaved French colony to the first black Western republic. At the same time, the series reminds us of the country’s ongoing struggle to overcome poverty and political instability.
February 5
through
March 2017
Prism.K12 in Action: Storytelling through The Migration Series
Explore visual and performance art created by students in classrooms facilitated by educators in the Phillips’s Prism.K12 Jacob Lawrence Teacher Cohort. Throughout the fall, the cohort of best practice educators from local partner schools—Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, Turner Elementary School, Vansville Elementary School, and Washington School for Girls—used the Phillips’s Prism.K12 methodology to develop and implement lessons that integrated playwriting, storytelling, and Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series. This exhibition represents the latest in the museum’s ongoing and longstanding dedication to The Migration Series and arts integration.
through
April 2, 2017
One-on-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder
This installation juxtaposes several paintings from the Phillips’s permanent collection by American Romantic painter Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917) with The First Kierkegaard by Cuban-born American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. Trained as an artist as well as a physicist, Martínez Celaya’s work examines the complexities and mysteries of individual experience—particularly in relation to nature and time—and explores the questions of the human condition through diverse knowledge systems as well as literature, poetry, and art.
through
April 2, 2017
Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts
The Phillips Collection has long had a special relationship with Jake Berthot (1939–2014), whose introspective paintings have been described as visual poetry. In 1996, the museum organized an exhibition of his work, and in 2015 received a major bequest from the artist’s estate. Including promised gifts, the Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important “unit” of this artist’s work in a museum collection.
through
April 2017
Women of Influence: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips
Exhibited just outside the museum’s library, Women of Influence examines the critical roles played by three women in the Phillips’s history—Duncan Phillips’s executive assistant Elmira Bier, financial advisor Minnie Byers, and Phillips’s wife and museum co-founder Marjorie Phillips.
PERMANENT COLLECTION
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.
PHILLIPS AFTER 5–February 2
Reservations strongly recommended as this popular event tends to sell out in advance: www.phillipscollection.org/events. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.
5–8:30 pm Love is Love is Love
Celebrate love at the Phillips! Create Valentine cards for friends, family, or lovers. Spark new friendships while learning about art in a speed-friending activity and explore the collection with a love-related scavenger hunt.
Gallery Talk

6, 6:30, 7,
& 7:30 pm
15-minute focused discussions about works in the museum’s permanent collection
EVENTS
Lecture
February 1
6:30 pm
Toulouse-Lautrec: Exploring Life in Paris through the Art of Lithography
Dr. Hilliard Goldfarb, Senior Curator–Collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and one of the curatorial organizers of Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque, explores Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithographic career. Dr. Goldfarb will discuss works such as the artist’s first famous poster and printed work, Moulin Rouge, La Goulue (1891), as well as one of his last major works in the medium, Jane Avril (1899). Inspired by Japanese woodcuts and works by his French contemporaries, Toulouse-Lautrec pushed the medium to new, dramatic possibilities. This is a preview event for the special exhibition. Ticket holders are granted access to the exhibition from 5 pm–6:30 pm. Reservations recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/events
Artist’s Perspective
February 9
6:30 pm
Audra Buck-Coleman and Justin Strom
Audra Buck-Coleman, Associate Professor of Design at the University of Maryland and a graphic designer, and Justin Strom, Associate Professor of Printmaking and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, provide an overview of Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque from an “artist’s perspective,” interpreting Toulouse-Lautrec from graphic design and printmaking practices. Included with admission to special exhibition. Reservations recommended:www.phillipscollection.org/events
Film Screening
February 16
6:30 pm
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Set in Paris in the late 19th century, Moulin Rouge (1952) follows Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer) in the city’s bohemian sub-culture in and around the burlesque palace, the Moulin Rouge. The film features many of the performers depicted by Toulouse-Lautrec in the special exhibition, such as Jane Avril and La Goulue. Event includes a cash bar and games inspired by the exhibition. $12; $10 for students and seniors. Free for members. Includes admission to the special exhibition. Reservations recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/events
Conversations with Artists
February 23
6:30 pm
Marley Dawson
Australian artist Marley Dawson discusses his art with Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection. Dawson creates sculptures, installations, and performances that engage physics, chemistry, and fabrication. $12; free for members and students. Reservations recommended:www.phillipscollection.org/events
Art Workshop
February 23
6 pm
Draft’n Sketch
Join the Phillips for a hands-on drawing workshop inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec’s artistic interest in capturing the heart of the Parisian nightlife. Examine the works in Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque with a tour by a teaching artist, then head to a local bar to learn basic drawing skills while enjoying a pint or two.
$25; $13 for members. Includes special exhibition admission and art materials. Reservations required: www.phillipscollection.org/events
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LEARNING AT THE PHILLIPS
Take a course or workshop that disrupts conventional thinking and creates the unexpected at the University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection. Classes meet in the Center Conference Room and are open to current students from UMD and other colleges and universities, professionals, and life-long learners. Registration is open here: www.oes.umd.edu/phillips-collection
Spring Semester: January 25–May 11
Course
Fridays
1–3:30 pm
The Window and the Screen: Space and Surface in Modern Art
Instructor Max Rosenberg, UMD-Phillips Collection Postdoctoral Fellow, leads students in a course that addresses the uncertain position of pictorial depth and material surface in modern and contemporary art since 1945. Course focuses primarily on abstract painting, Pop art, photorealist painting, and experimental film, video, and computer art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Course may be completed for credit or as a non-credit workshop.
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.
February 5
1 pm
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.
February 12, 19, & 26
1 pm
Introduction to Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Highlights from the special exhibition. 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.
February 9
6 & 7 pm
Spotlight: Permanent Collection
Focused discussion about works of art from the permanent collection. Included in museum admission; free for members.
February 16 & 23
6 & 7 pm
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
Focused discussion about works of art from the special exhibition. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members.
MUSIC
SUNDAY CONCERTS
Concerts are held in the Music Room at 4 pm. $40, $20 for members and students with ID (unless otherwise noted); includes museum admission for the day of the concert. Reservations strongly recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/music
February 5 Trilogy
In Trilogy’s US debut, the Belgium-based violin trio performs musical selections from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
February 12 Signum Quartet
Originating from Cologne, Germany, and debuting in DC, the Signum Quartet performs selections for strings by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jörg Widmann, Ludwig van Beethoven, and their signature #quartweets.
February 19 Morgenstern Trio
The German piano trio Morgenstern makes its Phillips debut with selections by Germaine Tailleferre, Pierre Jalbert, Lili Boulanger, and Maurice Ravel.
February 26 Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa
American pianist Dennis Russell Davies and Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa perform duo piano selections by Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Schwertsik, and Phillip Glass.
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:
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 pm;
Thursday, 10 am–8:30 pm; Sunday, noon–7 pm
Café: Tryst at the Phillips: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday, 10 am–4 pm and 10 am–8 pm (during Phillips after 5 only); Sunday, noon–6 pm
Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
On the first Thursday of every month, daytime admittance ends at 5 pm due to the regularly scheduled Phillips after 5 events. Admission after 5 pm is restricted to members and Phillips after 5 ticket holders.
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NGA 2017 Winter Lecture Program

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/2016/lectures-winter.html

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Bethesda Fine Art

Gene Davis works on view
in solo show “Hot Beat”
at Smithsonian American Art Museum
until April 2017

Popsicle, 1969
acrylic on canvas, 68″ x 67″
Renoir’s Curtain, 1977
acrylic and graphite on canvas, approx. 59″ x 95″
Black Watch Series, 1974
silkscreen, 72″ x 45″
Portfolio Series II, 1969
complete box set of 6, silkscreen on canvas on board, approx. 30″ x 24″
Davy’s Locker, 1977
screenprint, 37½” x 45″
Tarzan, 1969
silkscreen on canvas on board, 24″ x 30″
VIEW THESE AND OTHER WORKS AT
bethesdafineart.com
ALSO VISIT US ON
artnet.com
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Bethesda Fine Art
4931 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland
lori@bethesdafineart.com
240.800.3628
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TOUCHSTONE ART GALLERY ONLINE STORE

http://www.touchstonegallery.com/shop/?category=For+%24175+or+less

Small Art Sensations at $175 or Less

GALLERY HOURS:

Wednesday – Friday 11 – 6, Saturday – Sunday 12 – 5

 

Touchstone Gallery

901 New York Avenue, NW
(1 block north of City CenterDC)
Washington DC 20001
202-347-2787

info@touchstonegallery.com

www.touchstonegallery.com

 

 

 

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Tracy’s Kids at Carroll Square

IMAGINE
By Tracy’s Kids

December 9, 2016 – February 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004
202.347.7978
www.hemphillfinearts.com

Gallery Open During Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Closed December 24 – 26 and December 31 – January 1 for the Winter Holidays.

Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. Our mission is to ensure that the children and families we serve are emotionally equipped to fight cancer as actively as possible—and prepared for the time when they are cancer free.

Tracy’s Kids uses art therapy to engage with young patients, their siblings and parents so that they can express feelings and reflect on their treatment experiences. The program—which began at the Lombardi Cancer Center in 1991 and is based on the model developed there—employs Master’s trained, Board Certified art therapists to address the multi-faceted needs of children with cancer through art and play therapy. The Art Therapists work directly with physicians, nurses and other medical personnel and are integrated as members of each child’s treatment team.

Today, well over 70% of children diagnosed with cancer will beat the disease and live the overwhelming majority of their lives cancer free. Tracy’s Kids is dedicated to helping to ensure that the children we serve are ready to live full, happy and healthy lives.

The program—which is offered at no charge to the patient and his or her siblings—works in hospitals, freestanding clinics and other appropriate settings. Our goal is to provide a child-centered, open studio approach for inpatients and outpatients and to interact with the children while they are receiving infusions and other treatments. We welcome the chance to work with siblings and parents because we know that the entire family is affected when a child has cancer.

The Tracy’s Kids program locations are Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Cancer Center, Children’s National Medical Center, the PSV Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, Inova Children’s Hospital in Fairfax, VA, and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. To learn more about us, visit us at www.tracyskids.org or email tracy@tracyskids.org.

Tracy’s Kids Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #21655.

Image: Painting by Elise, age 6, acrylic on canvas board, 16″ x 20″

 

 

 

This exhibition is sponsored by Akridge and Seaton & Benkowski Partners <br> in collaboration with Hemphill Fine Arts.

 

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TOULOUSE-LAUTREC’S PRINTED WORKS COMING TO THE PHILLIPS

Exhibition at the Phillips Features Remarkable Collection of Prints and Posters Illustrating Parisian Life during the Belle Époque

photo JaneAvril_zpsivmln9af.pngIn a special exhibition opening on February 4, The Phillips Collection presents an extraordinary selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic and rare printed works from nearly the entire period of his lithographic career (1891–1899). An inaugural collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque assembles, for the first time in the United States, close to 100 defining images of late-19th-century Montmartre, drawn from one of the leading collections of prints and posters by Toulouse-Lautrec.

The son of a wealthy noble family from Albi, France, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) is best known for capturing the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and dance hall scenes inspired by the city’s burgeoning entertainment district. After training with academic painters in Paris, he established a studio in bohemian Montmartre and was regularly seen at lively hot spots like the Chat Noir, the Mirliton, and the Moulin Rouge. His impressions of these local amusements fashioned a portrait of modern life.

Toulouse-Lautrec’s arrival in Paris also coincided with both revival and innovation in the technology of color lithography. The sheer scale of the posters plastered around the city transformed Paris into an open air exhibition while limited-edition lithographs and print albums designed for the home catered to the new collector. This exhibition highlights Toulouse-Lautrec’s embrace of printmaking and his experiments with the medium that revolutionized the field.

“I am delighted for the Phillips to exhibit such a rich collection of printed works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who forever changed and shaped the art of lithography,” said Director Dorothy Kosinski. “This is a rare opportunity to see such a large collection that captures a defining moment in the artist’s printmaking career on view in the United States.”

photo MoulinRougeLaGoulue_zps8kngmk2k.pngIncluded in the special exhibition at the Phillips is Toulouse-Lautrec’s first lithograph, the poster Moulin Rouge La Goulue (1891), which made him an overnight success. Produced in some 3,000 impressions, the poster’s massive scale, fragmented forms, compressed pictorial space, and range of colors broke new ground. By presenting this significant work alongside a unique trial proof in black and white, the exhibition provides a glimpse into the artist’s highly involved printmaking process. Other special features on view include never-before-published trial proofs, unique images, and rare prints brought together with richly colored final impressions. Many of the posters were commissioned by famous performers like Jane Avril, May Belfort, Aristide Bruant, May Milton, and La Goulue. These personalities, among others, are brought to life through Toulouse-Lautrec’s perceptive skills of observation and caricature. By maximizing the impact of just a few details, their celebrity was immortalized in these masterful works that caught the public’s attention.

“This show is special because it not only features an impressive number of familiar images, but by displaying trial proofs, it also offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Toulouse-Lautrec’s printmaking process.”said Renée Maurer, Associate Curator at the Phillips.

“Having attracted 145,000 visitors to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque was a great success, one that I hope our partners from The Phillips Collection will also enjoy in this first collaboration, thanks to an exceptional collection,” said Nathalie Bondil,  Director General and Chief Curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. “The Paris of the Belle Époque is paraded before our eyes. What a privilege to be able to exhibit these rarely shown unique posters by Toulouse-Lautrec.”

The exhibition also includes additional works by Toulouse-Lautrec’s contemporaries, such as Théophile Alexandre Steinlen’s famous poster Tournée du Chat Noir (1896) and Louis Anquetin’s never-before-exhibited painting Inside Bruant’s Mirliton (1886–1887). Once considered lost, with only preliminary drawings as evidence of its existence, Anquetin’s large format painting invites viewers inside Aristide Bruant’s lively cabaret Mirliton, where Toulouse-Lautrec, Bruant, and Émile Bernard watch entertainer La Goulue perform.

Coming to Washington, DC, after its engagement at the MMFA, Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque is on display at the Phillips February 4 through April 30, 2017.

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION AND TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
During his lifetime, museum founder Duncan Phillips acquired four works on paper by Toulouse-Lautrec. His first purchase made in 1927 was the lithograph Miss May Belfort (grande planche) (1895). In 1939, Phillips presented the museum’s only previous exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec’s art, containing 55 works (drawings, prints, and paintings) sourced from the Art Institute of Chicago and private collections. Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque marks the first solo showing of the artist’s work at the Phillips in nearly 80 years. As a complement to the exhibition, an installation of work by Toulouse-Lautrec’s contemporaries will be on view in nearby permanent collection galleries.

CATALOGUE
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque is accompanied by a 134‐page catalogue containing 120 color illustrations, an essay by French art historian Gilles Genty on the social milieu of Toulouse-Lautrec, and an essay on the artist’s use of lithography by Hilliard T. Goldfarb, the MMFA’s Senior Curator–Collections and Curator of Old Masters. A detailed chronology of the artist’s life prepared by Phillips Associate Curator Renée Maurer and a description of the legendary personalities of Montmartre are also included.

This book is published in English and French editions by the MMFA (main publisher) and The Phillips Collection (associate publisher) in collaboration with Les Éditions Hazan, Paris (associate publisher). The English edition is distributed by Yale University Press.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS
The exhibition is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Phillips Collection.

ABOUT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of Modern art, is one of the world’s most distinguished collections of Impressionist and Modern American and European art. Stressing the continuity between art of the past and present, it offers a strikingly original and experimental approach to Modern art by combining works of different nationalities and periods in displays that change frequently. The setting is similarly unconventional, featuring small rooms, a domestic scale, and a personal atmosphere. Artists represented in the collection include Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Claude Monet, Honoré Daumier, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Mark Rothko, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Diebenkorn, among others. The permanent collection has grown to include more than 1,000 photographs, many by American photographers Berenice Abbott, Esther Bubley, and Bruce Davidson, and works by contemporary artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib, Whitfield Lovell, and Leo Villareal. The Phillips Collection regularly organizes acclaimed special exhibitions, many of which travel internationally. The Phillips also produces award-winning education programs for K–12 teachers and students, as well as for adults. The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection is the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Since 1941, the museum has hosted Sunday Concerts in its wood-paneled Music Room. The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations.

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OAS F Street Gallery

José Diniz of Brazil
Sertão Cerrado

On view November 14, 2016 – January 27, 2017
OAS F Street Gallery
1889 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20006

By appointment only, Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm
Please call 202-370-0151

The OAS AMA | Art Museums of the Americas proudly presents Sertão Cerrado, an exhibition of photographs by Brazilian artist José Diniz. Sertão refers to backland region located inside the country, far from the coast. The Cerrado occupies much of the interior. The region has a great potential of water feeding the aquifers and hydrographic basins responsible for the supply to major cities. The Cerrado has a cycle of fire and water, after periods of drought and fire, explodes green and flowers, from the ashes. Diniz’s photographs originated from the want to describe the interior as a counterpoint the sea. The investigation led to an exhibition representing four elements of nature: earth, water, fire and air.

As part of the OAS’s Secretariat of Hemispheric Affairs, AMA aims to highlight the four OAS pillars– democracy, human rights, security, and development—through the visual arts of its member countries. With Sertão Cerrado, the artist’s inventive yet familiar images address the need to protect our environment, developing in a way that is sustainable to the resources necessary for survival.

This exhibition is part of FotoWeekDC. Over the past several years, FotoWeek DC has earned its reputation for evoking discussion on relevant social issues. AMA has now participated in FotoWeek DC for each of the festival’s nine years.

José Diniz was born in Niterói and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He studied photography at UCAM (Cândido Mendes University) in Rio de Janeiro. He has published the books “Perpiscore” and “Literariamente” on his photography. In 2012 he received the Marc Ferrez Photography Prize – FUNARTE (National Art Foundation, Ministry of Culture) with the project “Maresia.” In 2011, he participated in the exhibition “International Discoveries III,” a biennial selection of 12 photographers curated by FotoFest. He has held solo exhibitions throughout the western hemisphere. He is represented by the DOC Galeria, Escritório de Fotografia, São Paulo; and ArtMedia Gallery, Miami.

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas’ work is based on the principle that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities.  This belief simultaneously serves to promote the core values of the Organization of American States (OAS) and its Secretariat of Hemispheric Affairs (SHA) by providing a space for cultural expression, creativity, dialogue and learning, highlighting themes such as democracy, development, human rights, justice, freedom of expression, and innovation.  AMA’s work advances the inter-American agenda, drawing on the arts to showcase a constructive vision of the future of the Americas via local and hemispheric cultural exchange.  This is achieved by showcasing cutting-edge exhibits of artists whose output creatively combine aesthetics with topical social and political issues and by establishing a dialogue of these works with AMA’s Permanent Collection.

The OAS F Street Gallery is accessible from the street level by elevator. For any accessibility information or concerns, please contact gsvitil@oas.org or 202 370 0147.

 

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Artists United!


WASH POST’S ARTISTS UNITED! LISTING SIGNALS GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF POLITICAL ART

The On Exhibit page of The Washington Post’s Weekend Section is reserved for listing Museum exhibits only

It’s a hard-and-fast rule that, as far as I know, has never been broken.

But this weekend it was, for reasons that could reflect nothing more than an editor’s whim. Or, more likely, signal a sea change in what’s expected of art,what art’s purpose is, that could influence the trajectory of art for the whole of the 21st Century.

Let me explain.

To my total surprise and utter amazement, the On Exhibit page, published last Friday, not only listed ARTISTS UNITED!, the exhibit was featured on the page. That’s The Post’s way of saying “this is something you ought to see. It’s more interesting and more important” than the other exhibits we’re listing here. You know, the ones at The National Gallery of Art, the Sackler, the Phillips and all of Washington’s other great museums.

Without question, the ARTISTS UNITED! listing was a tribute to the 40-some artists whose visually interesting and thought-provoking art allows the exhibit to present a clear and unforgettable picture of what’s at stake in the coming election. 

But the listing was, I think, doubly significant because it was recog-nition, by what is still one of the world’s most important and influ-ential sources of information, that art that’s timely, relevant and that helps us understand the most con-tentious political issues of the day is a legitimate genre of art that should be taken seriously by this country’s important museums and prominent private galleries, as well as by collectors and the public at large.

SEE the ONLINE CATALOG. READ The Post’s ARTISTS UNITED! Review.


 

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Inner City Hues

Combined exhibition, Inner City Hues, at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill.  Visit my site, districtcreative.com, for a preview of my new work.

The reception is open to all, but we would love your RSVP, click here to visit our Facebook event page.

About the show
Friends and fellow Mid City Artists, Michael Crossett and Charlie Gaynor share a passion for capturing the aesthetic that defines city life. Inner City Hues is a vibrant collection of photography and painting that explores neighborhoods through layered compositions of architecture and design affected by time. This work celebrates urban culture, as much as it will help to document history.

Thru December 30

Hill Center Galleries   | 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE   |    Conveniently located near the Eastern Market metro stop.
HillCenterDC.org

Michael Crossett, www.districtcreative.com
Charlie Gaynor, www.charliegaynor.com

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National Gallery 2017-8

The National Gallery of Art, Washington announces a diverse lineup of exhibitions for 2017 and 2018 ranging from a new body of work by Theaster Gates to the first major American exhibition of Frédéric Bazille in almost 25 years.

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence (February 5 –June 4, 2017) will present 40 glazed terracotta works by the Florentine family and fellow renaissance sculptors in the first major exhibition in the US dedicated to Della Robbia sculptures.

For In the Tower: Theaster Gates (March 5 –September 4, 2017)—the second exhibition in the reopened East Building Tower 3 galleries—contemporary American artist Theaster Gates will present a new body of work featuring several pieces created for the Gallery.

With 175 works, East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography (March 12 –July 16, 2017) will be the first exhibition to focus exclusively on early photography of the eastern half of the United States.

The Gallery, which houses the largest collection of works by Frédéric Bazille outside of France, will present the first major American exhibition in 25 years of the relatively unknown contemporary of Monet and Renoir. Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism (April 9 –July 9, 2017) will bring light to the artist’s role in the movement.

America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting (May 21 –August 20, 2017) will bring together 70 18th-century French paintings from a range of public collections across the country in an exhibition that explores how Americans developed a taste for the French rococo and neoclassical styles.

Finally, Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950 (November 11, 2018 –February 18, 2019) will focus on the most formative decade of legendary photographer Gordon Parks’ career. 120 photographs and ephemera will showcase his iconic photographs from his time at the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

 

 

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Hillyer Art Space Call for Proposals

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NGA: Mark Rothko: The Works on Paper, online resource

The National Gallery of Art maintains the largest public collection of art by the American artist Mark Rothko (1903–1970). Following the publication in 1998 of its landmark catalogue raisonné of Rothko’s works on canvas, the Gallery embarked on research into Rothko’s works on paper. The culmination of this effort will be an online resource compiling the drawings, watercolors, and paintings on paper. Expected to be launched to the public in phases between 2016 and 2018, the online resource will be followed in 2020 by a two-volume catalogue raisonné print publication.

Mark Rothko: The Works on Paper will document and illustrate some 2,600 works by Rothko located in public and private collections worldwide. Demonstrating the range of the artist’s creative achievements, the online and print publications will be the definitive scholarly references for Rothko’s works on paper, an oeuvre largely unknown to art specialists and the public alike. The Gallery continues to seek information about drawings, watercolors, and paintings on paper to be considered for inclusion in the catalogue raisonné.

Anyone with information regarding works on paper by Rothko should contact Laili Nasr by e-mail at l-nasr@nga.gov or by phone at (202) 842-6779.

For more information

visit: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/2016/rothko.html

 

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National Gallery of Art Library

Artists’ materials ranging from art instruction manuals to trade catalogs enable scholars and conservators to better understand the physical attributes of the artworks they study and preserve. In the Library: The Intersection of Commerce and Instruction in Art presents approximately 50 examples of trade literature, from handwritten and early printed manuals containing formulas for various dyes, varnishes, and inks to illustrated trade catalogs and instruction manuals on techniques. Organized by the National Gallery of Art Library, this exhibition is on view from February 22 June 3, 2016, in the East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center.

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