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2016_AL_BhamMA_USA112AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- American Art
2016_AL_BhamMA_Europe171AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- European
2016_AL_BhamMA113AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Everything Else
2016_AL_BhamMA_Large_Dance10AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Large Dance of Death
2016_AL_BhamMA_Wedgwood38AL -- Birmingham -- Birmingham Museum of Art -- Wedgwood
2010_DC_OAS_Argentina37Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibits: Argentina in Focus and Emilia Gutierrez
Argentina in Focus: Visualizing the Concept-Cristian Segura/Sergio Vega
September 15-November 21, 2010

Emilia Gutierrez: Drawings and Paintings
September 15-November 14, 2010

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2011_DC_OAS_Light_Place32Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibits: Traveling Light and Common Place
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CHILE:
2 Exhibitions, 7 Artists
Traveling Light Photo Gallery | Common Place Photo Gallery
September 15 - January 22, 2012

TRAVELING LIGHT - Ground Floor
Curated by Laura Roulet
Traveling Light, Five Artists from Chile, is an exhibition featuring five contemporary Chilean...
2010_DC_OAS_50Years55Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: 50 Years, 50 Works
50 Years, 50 Works, 100th Anniversary
February 16-March 31, 2010

This exhibit was organized by the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS). It was first shown in 2009 in Medellín,...
2019_DC_OAS_Cintas7Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program
A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program: a Selection of Works from the CINTAS Foundation and the Art Museum of the Americas Collections
March 14-June 9, 2019
Exhibiting Artists:
Carlos Alfonzo
Waldo Balart
Mario Bencomo
Cundo Bermúdez
Jose Ygnacio Bermúdez
Mario Carreño
Consuelo Castañeda...
2017_DC_OAS_AOTA56Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Art of the Americas
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States
On view August 17, 2017-October 28, 2018
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States is a rigorous and comprehensive look at the...
2018_DC_OAS_AOTA73Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Art of the Americas
Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States
On view August 17, 2017-October 28, 2018
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas announces the second in a series of exhibitions accompanying Art of the Americas: Collection of the Art Museum of...
2016_DC_OAS_Belize3512Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Belize 35
Belize 35
35-Year Independence Anniversary Exhibit
On view February 11-March 13, 2016

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents an exhibition with artist Santiago Cal and photo journalist Karl Villanueva to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Belize’s independence using an approach that is...
2009_DC_OAS_Bilateral53Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Bilateral Engagement
Biltareral Engagement:
October 16, 2009 - January 15, 2010
A collaborative sculpture exhibition between the Washington Sculptors Group and the Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States
Washington, DC: The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States...
2006_DC_OAS_Breaking21Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Breaking Borders
Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras
December 1, 2006-January 21, 2007
Washington D.C.: The Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the OAS announce the opening of Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras, an exhibition of photography and digital art by the Salvadoran...
2012_DC_OAS_Constellations51Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Constellations
CONSTELLATIONS -- Constructivism, Internationalism, and the Inter-American Avant-Garde
An exhibit of the permanent collection. Curated by Abigail McEwen.
June 21 - September 23, 2012

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas, Constellations surveys the dynamic,...
2011_DC_OAS_Corridor29Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Corridor
Corridor
On view March 24 - June 26, 2011

AMA / Art Museum of the Americas announces the opening of Corridor, an unusual exhibition showcasing the work of twelve established artists, six from Baltimore and six from Washington, D.C., a show that flips the conventional artist-curator relationship on...
2008_DC_OAS_Facets23Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Facets
F A C E T S
on view through August 22, 2008
Facets features some of the significant works by Latin American and Caribbean artists which the OAS has acquired since 1949. The more than fifty works exhibited convey in a synthesized fashion a sense of the breadth and strengths of the museum's holdings....
2018_DC_OAS_Szyszlo17Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory
Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS announce Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory, an exhibition of work by the Peruvian master. This exhibition features works by Szyszlo from the AMA’s permanent collection, and archival papers...
2013_DC_OAS_Fusion31Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Fusion
FUSION : Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas through AMA’s Collection
On View: June 13, 2013 - Spring 2014
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Through AMA’s permanent collection, one of the most vital sources of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in the United States, this exhibition...
2006_DC_OAS_Geometry10Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Geometry and Gesture
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection
March- July 2006
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection is part of a continuing series of exhibits over the past year that have explored different facets of the OAS permanent collection. The current exhibit looks at the collection through the prism of...
2015_DC_OAS_Hidden16Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Hidden Identities
Hidden Identities: Paintings and Drawings by Jorge Tacla
On view October 22, 2015- January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Curated by María José Bunster Baeza (Museo de la Memoria)
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in partnership with the Embassy of Chile in Washington, the Permanent Mission of...
2010_DC_OAS_House22Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: House of the Americas Turns 100
2017_DC_OAS_Landscapes7Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Human Landscapes
Human Landscapes
September 28 - November 26, 2017Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the OAS and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, present Human Landscapes,...
2016_DC_OAS_Eye32Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: José Gómez Sicre’s Eye: Works from AMA’s Collection
José Gómez Sicre’s Eye: Works from AMA’s Collection at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
August 18, 2016-August 6, 2017
A half-century ago, Cuban-born curator José Gómez-Sicre took the reins of the OAS’s art program, thrusting himself head-on into the rapidly expanding Latin American art world,...
2014_DC_OAS_Modern39Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic
Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection
On view October 16, 2014- February 1, 2015
Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection is an initiative of the Cultural Heritage Foundation of the...
2010_DC_OAS_Mujeres26Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Mujeres en su Tinta
OAS Inaugurates Cartoon Exhibit “Mujeres en su Tinta”

The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Museum of Art of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the hemispheric organization today inaugurated the exhibit, “Mujeres en su...
2012_DC_OAS_NY22Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: New York: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York
ÑEW YORK: Latin American and Spanish artists in New York
Curated by Paco Cano, Eva Mendoza Chandas and Jodie Dinapoli
February 16 - May 20, 2012

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Ñew York, featuring works by young, outstanding Latin American and Spanish artists residing in New York City commemorates a long lost...
2013_DC_OAS_Common26Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: On Common Ground
On Common Ground: Dominican Republic and Haiti
On View: February 13 - May 26, 2013
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), in conjunction with the Embassies of the Dominican Republic and Haiti in Washington, D.C., is proud to present On Common Ground: Dominican...
2008_DC_OAS_Niemeyer21Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Oscar Niemeyer
Celebrating his 100th Birthday with Major Exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas
Oscar Niemeyer
September 10 - October 26, 2008

Regarded as one of the major contributors to the development of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer has produced roughly 700 public works in his homeland of Brazil and...
2019_DC_OAS_Pink33Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes
PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes
Carolina Mayorga
“There is no transnational truth to color perception... It is society that 'makes' color, defines it and gives its meaning." -Michel Pastoureau
The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas proudly presents PINK...
2019_DC_OAS_Soriano33Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Rafael Soriano: Cabezaz (Heads)
Rafael Soriano: Cabezaz (Heads)
On View: June 20-September 29, 2019
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents Rafael Soriano: Cabezas (Heads), a traveling exhibition of work by the Cuban-born painter, organized by The William Paterson University Galleries, organized and curated by Alejandro...
2009_DC_OAS_Salmona36Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces
Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces
July 23 to September 30, 2009
The Art Museum of the Americas announces the opening of Rogelio Salmona: open spaces / collective spaces, the first U.S.exhibition devoted entirely to the work of celebrated Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona (1929-2007)...
2019_DC_OAS_Roots61Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings
Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings
May 30 – September 8, 2019
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS in collaboration with Museo Taller de Casapueblo present Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings, a retrospective...
2009_DC_OAS_Space24Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Space, Unlimited
"Space, Unlimited" includes the work of seven contemporary artists who challenge the boundaries of physical, perceptual or psychological space. Through a variety of mediums, from painting and photography to assemblage and video, these artists defy expectations that may be traditionally imposed over the...
2005_DC_OAS_Still_Life20Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Still Life Perspectives
Still Life Perspectives from the Collection
September 15-December 18, 2005
Still Life Perspectives is the third in a series of exhibits drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Several years ago the museum loaned three paintings from its collection to an exhibit entitled Latin American Still...
2015_DC_OAS_Streams24Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Streams of Being
Streams of Being: Selections from the Art Museum of the Americas
On view October 22, 2015- January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Drawn from the permanent collection of AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Streams of Beings brings to light a multiplicity of ideas and identities emerging within...
2016_DC_OAS_Streams9Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Streams of Being
Streams of Being:
Selections from the Art Museum of the Americas
On view October 22, 2015 - January 31, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Drawn from the permanent collection of AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Streams of Beings brings to light a multiplicity of ideas and identities emerging within...
2009_DC_OAS_Disappeared16Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: The Disappeared
The Disappeared
November 19, 2008-January 25, 2009
The Disappeared gathers the work of thirteen visual artists plus a collaborative work by thirteen others from Latin America who over the last 30 years have made art about the disappeared and addressed universal human rights concerns in a powerful and...
2016_DC_OAS_Swindle32Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: The Great Swindle: Works by Santiago Montoya
The Great Swindle: Works by Santiago Montoya at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
October 20, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Washington, DC: The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas in collaboration with the Halcyon Gallery, London present The Great Swindle: Works by...
2018_DC_OAS_Transformers17Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Transformers
Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture by Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton
Christian Viveros-Fauné, Curator
April 19 - July 8, 2018

Washington, DC: The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with Embassy of Chile in Washington, the Permanent...
2015_DC_OAS_Waterweavers60Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Waterweavers
Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture
On view June 24 - September 27, 2015
Organized by the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York City. Curated by José Roca, with Alejandro Martín.
This presentation of Waterweavers at the OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas...
2011_DC_OAS_Wrestling58Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
On view January 21–March 10, 2011
 
The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) announces the opening of Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, an exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries. Featuring work by artists from the...
2016_DC_OAS_ArtXiomas86Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: (Art)Xiomas - CUBAAHORA: The Next Generation
(Art)Xiomas - CUBAAHORA: The Next Generation
A Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibition at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS
Washington, D.C. June 9 - August 7, 2016
On June 9, 2016 AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS will present (Art)xiomas, a contemporary Cuban art exhibit organized with...
2009_DC_SISG_KirbySG46Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Event: Michael Kirby's "Falnama" chalk art
Photographs over four days:
(Day 1) He starts with outlines.
(Day 2) He paints a base using paint mixed with sugar.
(Day 3) He's mostly done with it at this point. (I got there after he'd gone back to Baltimore for the day so he's not in these pictures.)
(Day 4) All done! He covers it with a...
2017_AZ_Heard94AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum
2017_AZ_Heard_Vet20AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- American Indian Veterans National Memorial
American Indian Veterans National Memorial
Service and sacrifice spanning more than three centuries are honored in the first and only known national memorial to American Indian veterans of many conflicts. The Memorial, located outside the Collector’s Room of the Heard Museum Shop, consists of several...
2017_AZ_Heard_Harvey58AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- Exhibit: Fred Harvey
Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest
Through December 31, 2017

Deepen your knowledge of the Grand Canyon by making this exhibit your first stop on the way!
The Santa Fe Railway and its concessionaire, the Fred Harvey Company, were masters at creating a vision of...
2017_AZ_Heard_School68AZ -- Phoenix -- Heard Museum -- Exhibit: Remembering Our Indian School Days
Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience
The groundbreaking exhibition Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience draws on first-person recollections, memorabilia and the writings and art of four generations of Indian school alumni to examine the...
2017_AZ_PAM18AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum
2017_AZ_PAM_Asian51AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Asian Gallery
2017_AZ_PAM_Europe74AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Europe and Baroque
2017_AZ_PAM_Border32AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Border Crossings: Western American and Latin American Art
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest
May 27, 2017 - May 25, 2018
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest represents a cultural conversation between Mexico and the United States. Paul Pletka’s triptych introduces this installation, a monumental work inspired by Mexico’s...
2017_AZ_PAM_Sport18AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Good Sport
Good Sport
March 17, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Good Sport pays homage to the celebrated rites and rituals of athletic pursuits and their depiction in works of art throughout the ages. The exhibition draws upon works from the Museum’s collection, highlighting treasures by artists such as Alexander...
2017_AZ_PAM_Schorr67AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Selections from Schorr Collection
Selections from the Schorr Collection
April 26, 2017 - April 25, 2018
David and Hannah Lewis have spent four decades carefully and painstakingly amassing one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings in the world, and one of the largest private collections in the...
2017_AZ_PAM_Sikh20AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Exhibit: Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
April 15, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Organized thematically, Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage explores key aspects of Sikh religion and history. The exhibition features a broad swath of objects from The Khanuja Family Collection. Portraits of the gurus,...
2017_AZ_PAM_Modern90AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Modern and Contemporary Art
2017_AZ_PAM_Curtis34AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
April 29, 2017 - May 20, 2018
Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism explores the story of one of Arizona’s most historically-significant artists from a fresh point of view, placing the beloved painter’s works within the context...
2017_AZ_PAM_Throne33AZ -- Phoenix Art Museum -- Throne Miniature Rooms
2011_CA_MCASD_La_Jolla27CA -- La Jolla -- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) La Jolla
2014_CA_Laguna_Art_Museum43CA -- Laguna Beach -- Laguna Art Museum
2014_CA_Getty_Center2CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center
Another view from the road. I still haven't actually visited the place but some day!
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Bldg22CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Bldg
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Garden31CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Garden
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Manu35CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Manuscripts (Touching the Past)
Touching the Past:
The Hand and the Medieval Book:
July 7–September 27, 2015
In the Middle Ages, the hand (manus in Latin) had special status. It was considered the servant of the body and the primary organ of touch. Fingers had exceptional powers of expression and were even said to speak....
2015_CA_Getty_Center_OSculp20CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Outside Sculpture
2015_CA_Getty_Center_PaintR93CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Painting (Religious)
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Paint259CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Paintings
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Rooms161CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Rooms
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Sculp99CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Sculpture
2015_CA_Getty_Center_Vw8CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Center -- Views from...
2014_CA_Getty_Villa1161CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- 1st Floor
2014_CA_Getty_Villa2229CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- 2nd Floor
2014_CA_Getty_Villa3101CA -- Los Angeles -- Getty Villa -- Building
2013_CA_Oakland_MoC_Art91CA -- Oakland -- Oakland Museum of California -- Art
2013_CA_Oakland_MoC_History116CA -- Oakland -- Oakland Museum of California -- History
2014_CA_Crocker25CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum
2018_CA_Crocker_Gifts20CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: Nature's Gifts: Early California Paintings from the Wendy Willrich Collection
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings from the Wendy Willrich Collection
April 22, 2018 — December 31, 2018
Bay Area art collector Wendy Willrich recently decided that the Crocker Art Museum should become the ultimate home for her collection of 41 early California paintings. The gift is...
2018_CA_Crocker_Carrillo63CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo
Testament of the Spirit
Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo
June 24, 2018 — October 07, 2018
Eduardo Carrillo’s artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his...
2014_CA_Crocker_Crockers19CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Crockers and Their Era
2018_CA_Crocker_Crockers32CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Crockers and Their Era
2018_CA_Crocker_Cycle8CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Exhibit: The Cycle by Cyrus Tilton
The Cycle
by Cyrus Tilton
March 25, 2018 — July 15, 2018
Cyrus Tilton (1977–2017) grew up in a remote river valley northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, where vast expanses of open wilderness were always close at hand. After moving to the urban environment of Oakland, California, at age twenty-one, he grew...
2014_CA_Crocker_Modern136CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Modern Section
2018_CA_Crocker_Modern148CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Modern Section
2014_CA_Crocker_Orig139CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Original Section
2018_CA_Crocker_Orig71CA -- Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum -- Original Section
2011_CA_Mingei11CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum
2018_CA_Mingei3CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum
2019_CA_Mingei1CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum
2018_CA_Mingei_Israel36CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Israel: 70 Years of Craft & Design
Israel: 70 Years of Craft & Design
Apr 21, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
In recognition and celebration of the 70-year anniversary of the founding of Israel, Mingei International Museum and Balboa Park’s House of Israel will collaborate on a retrospective exhibition highlighting the nation’s diverse and lively...
2011_CA_Mingei_Neko28CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Maneki Neko
Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cats - From Talisman to Pop Icon
Mar 03, 2011 - Jan 05, 2012
This exhibition includes selections from a collection of 155 cats given to the Museum by collector Billie Moffitt. Made in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, each cat is unique. Most are made of clay, but...
2018_CA_Mingei_Student10CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Student Craft: Form and Function
Student Craft: Form and Function
May 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
STUDENT CRAFT is a biennial, juried exhibition of craft work created by San Diego high school students during the 2017-2018 school year.
STUDENT CRAFT – Form and Function echoes the Museum’s mission by focusing on beautiful objects made...
2018_CA_Mingei_Voluminous37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: Voluminous Art
Voluminous Art: Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries
Mar 10, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
This spring, Mingei International Museum will shine a spotlight on the lesser-known libraries of UC San Diego, San Diego State University and University of San Diego.
VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San...
2018_CA_Mingei_Hawkins53CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Mingei International Museum -- Exhibit: William L. Hawkins
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
Jun 09, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
This traveling exhibition will present over 60 of Hawkins's exuberant paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Mingei International Museum presents WILLIAM L. HAWKINS – An Imaginative Geography, organized by the Figge Art Museum in...
2006_CA_SDMA20CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art
2017_CA_SDMA37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art
2006_CA_SDMA_American25CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: American Art
2017_CA_SDMA_American47CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: American Art
American Art
These galleries display a selection from the more than four thousand works of American art in the Museum’s collection.
Most American art movements are featured with paintings by major artists ranging from Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, and Georgia O’Keeffe,...
2006_CA_SDMA_Devotion20CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of Devotion
2017_CA_SDMA_Devotion41CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of Devotion
Art of Devotion
European Art: Devotion (1300 – 1800)
From the Early Medieval era to the Renaissance and Baroque eras, a large part of artistic production in Europe was in the service of the Roman Catholic Church. Religious institutions commissioned artists and architects to build and decorate places...
2006_CA_SDMA_20th7CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the 20th Century
2017_CA_SDMA_20th37CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the 20th Century
Art of the 20th Century
The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed a schism in the arts as painters and sculptors in Europe and the Americas began to break with academic traditions.
Rallying under the banner of expressive freedom and an independence from established institutions, these...
2006_CA_SDMA_Portrait10CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the Portrait
2017_CA_SDMA_Portrait18CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Art of the Portrait
Art of the Portrait (1500 – 1850)
The development of the European portrait is traced in this gallery from Giorgione’s exquisite and revolutionary portrait of 1506 to Goya’s thoroughly modern Duque de la Roca of 1795. During the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe, artists and patrons began to...
2006_CA_SDMA_SAsia18CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Arts of South and Southeast Asia
2017_CA_SDMA_SAsia36CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Arts of South and Southeast Asia
Arts of South and Southeast Asia
Arts of South and Southeast Asia ranges in date from the first to the nineteenth century AD.
The earliest works are mostly religious, relating to the ritual practices of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Although each religion has a distinct set of gods and divinities,...
2006_CA_SDMA_Backs4CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Backs
2006_CA_SDMA_Genre9CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Genre and Myth
2017_CA_SDMA_Genre38CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Genre and Myth
Genre and Myth (1550 – 1850)
This gallery highlights secular works of art, from “genre” paintings featuring scenes of daily life—including landscape, still life, and interiors—to historical subjects such as mythology and classical antiquity. While not religious in nature, many of these works have...
2017_CA_SDMA_Expressionism8CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: German Expressionism
German Expressionism
In 2011, the Museum received an extraordinary gift from the Estate of Vance E. Kondon and Liesbeth Giesberger: 48 exceptional works by the leaders of the German and Austrian avant-garde in the first half of the 20th century, including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt and Egon...
2017_CA_SDMA_MJapan22CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Modern Japan
Modern Japan
Through August 13, 2017
Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond
Combining modernity, scenic tranquility, and Japanese romantic fantasy, Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works...
2017_CA_SDMA_Southwest6CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Picturing the Southwest
Picturing the Southwest
Through August 20, 2017
The natural beauty and temperate climate of the American Southwest have attracted artists since the nineteenth century.
Like the East Coast artists of the Hudson River School (whose work is featured in the American Art galleries), landscape painters in...
2017_CA_SDMA_Monet11CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Reflections on Monet
Reflections on Monet
Through January 21, 2018
Visitors to The San Diego Museum of Art will have the special opportunity to experience the beauty and power of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting Le Bassin de Nympheas. During the last two decades of his life,...
2017_CA_SDMA_Deacon42CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Museum of Art -- Exhibit: Richard Deacon
Richard Deacon
Through September 4, 2017
What You See Is What You Get
Due to popular demand, the British artist’s first major American museum survey has been extended through Labor Day, September 4.
Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the renowned British artist’s first major museum...
2009_CA_SD_Timken1CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Timken Museum of Art
2019_CA_SD_Timken83CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Timken Museum of Art
2017_CA_SDCC_Rabbitville44CA -- San Diego -- Rabbitville Hop-Up Gallery
2011_CA_AAMSF_Bldg32CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Building
2011_CA_AAMSF_China153CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- China Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Him36CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Himilayas Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Japan106CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Japan Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Korea20CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Korea Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_Persia6CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Persia Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_SAsia102CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- South Asia Collection
2011_CA_AAMSF_SEAsia55CA -- San Francisco -- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco -- Southeast Asia Collection
2011_CA_LegionO223CA -- San Francisco -- California Palace of the Legion of Honor -- Other
2011_CA_LegionP262CA -- San Francisco -- California Palace of the Legion of Honor -- Paintings
2011_CA_DeYoung21CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum
The performers and art workshop were part of a series called "Friday Nights at the de Young".
2011_CA_DeYoung_Africa45CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Africa
2011_CA_DeYoung_Contemp82CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Contemporary
2011_CA_DeYoung_Meso86CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Mesoamerica
2011_CA_DeYoung_Guinea48CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- New Guinea/Oceania
2011_CA_DeYoung_US294CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- US
2011_CA_DeYoung_Vw31CA -- San Francisco -- de Young Museum -- Views from the Observation Deck
I didn't realize there was an observation deck until about an hour before the museum closed. It was probably the highlight of the visit.
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum168CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Cases47CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Cases
There are four cases display cases in the center of the second floor gallery which probably don't change much. They are (1) Early Years, (2) Getting Started, (3) Sporting Times, and (4) military.
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Frank37CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: 50 Years of Franklin
50 Years of Franklin
January 13 through August 5, 2018
Upstairs Changing Gallery
Shortly after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Angeles schoolteacher Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz about integrating the world of Peanuts. She believed that the popular comic strip...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Favs86CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: My Favorite Peanuts
My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends
March 17, 2017 to September 16, 2018
Downstairs Changing Gallery
All Peanuts fans have a favorite character, storyline, or drawing. In this exhibition of original comic strips, photographs, and memories shared, Charles Schulz’s wife, Jean, their...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Sally106CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Exhibit: The World According to Sally
The World According to Sally
May 23 through December 3, 2018
Strip Rotation Gallery
Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s little sister, has a sweet innocent side, but also a more cynical view of life than most of the other characters in the Peanuts Gang. A favorite phrase of hers is, “Who cares?” and the...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Infl20CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Influences
2018_CA_Schulz_Gallery84CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Snoopy's Gallery and Gift Shop
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Stud30CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Sparky's Studio
Schulz’s Re-created Studio
Charles Schulz’s studio was the center of his working life; a refuge, a place where he often talked with friends and fellow cartoonists … and the place where he created Peanuts.
This permanent installation, on the second floor of the Museum, is a re-creation of Schulz’s...
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Time74CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Timeline
2018_CA_Schulz_Museum_Wrap14CA -- Santa Rosa -- Charles M. Schulz Museum -- Wrapped Snoopy House
Wrapped Snoopy House
An admirer of the extraordinary environmental artworks by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Schulz paid tribute to the artists in a November 30, 1978 Peanuts comic strip.
Twenty-five years later, Christo returned the compliment by creating Wrapped Snoopy House, a life-sized doghouse...
2018_CA_Schulz_Hockey26CA -- Santa Rosa -- Snoopy's Home Ice
2006_CO_Denver_Art7CO -- Denver Art Museum
2010_DC_Katzen26DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
2011_DC_Katzen16DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
2015_DC_Katzen52DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
2016_DC_Katzen7DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
Sunset.
2017_DC_Katzen4DC -- American University -- Katzen Art Center
2021_DC_Katzen21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center
Including COVID-19 signs.
2022_03_17_Katzen11DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center
Blue and yellow lights in support of Ukraine.
2022_06_11B1_Katzen2DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_12E2_Katzen2DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center (Partially reviewed)
2022_DC_Katzen18DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center
Including COVID-19 signs.
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010B19DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010B Early Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2010 Early Spring exhibitions:
* Art Department: Student Exhibitions
* CausalityLabs: New Projects --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Pentimenti: After the Flood -- New Works by Don Kimes
* ANIMAR-TE: 20 Years of Computer Animation at U of Balearic Islands --> SHOWN...
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010B_Animarte48DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010B Early Spring Exhibitions: ANIMAR-TE: 20 Years of Computer Animation at the University of the Balearic Islands
ANIMAR-TE: 20 Years of Computer Animation at the University of the Balearic Islands
March 23 through May 1
Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, this exhibition recognizes the work of the Digital Animation Department at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), an international...
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010B_Causality13DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010B Early Spring Exhibitions: CausalityLabs: New Projects
CausalityLabs: New Projects
March 20 through May 2, 2010
Andy Holtin and Galo Moncayo, working together as CausalityLabs, create works that explore the nature of the world through a kind of mechanical theatre with humor and mimicry. Their collective works dig into materials and events to get at our...
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010C25DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010C Late Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2010 Late Spring exhibitions:
* Georgia June Goldberg: Emergence --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* inSPIRATion
* Emilie Brzezinski: Family Trees
* Santiago Sierra: NO, GLOBAL TOUR

inSPIRATion
May 8 through June 6, 2010
Programmed by emerging curators in AU's Arts Management program,...
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010C_Emerge8DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010C Late Spring Exhibitions: Georgia June Goldberg, Emergence
Georgia June Goldberg, Emergence
May 4 through August 8, 2010
"Emergence," created specifically for the American University Museum, is the largest single installation in the museum’s sculpture garden. Consisting of white wooden rhomboids sheathed in ice-blue netting, Emergence creates a glittering...
2010_DC_KatzenO_10050815DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010C Late Spring Opening Reception (Public)
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010D127DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010D Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2010 Summer exhibitions:
* Good Things Come in Small Packages: The Collection of Elizabeth French
* Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women of Japan
* Gery de Smet: See Something, Say Something!
* Norse Soul: The Legacy of Edvar Munch, Social Democracy, Old Myths, Anarchy and...
2010_DC_KatzenO_10061238DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010D Summer Opening Reception (Public)
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010E30DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010E Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2010 Early Fall exhibitions:
* Alan Binstock: Way-stations --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* BG Muhn: Love Affair of the Empress --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Luciano Penay: Time, News, Paintings, and Natural Forms
* RE-VISION: American University Alumni

Luciano Penay:
Time, News, Paintings,...
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010E_Binstock41DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010E Early Fall Exhibitions: Alan Binstock: Way-stations
Alan Binstock: Way-stations
August 31 through October 24, 2010
Washington sculptor Alan Binstock will present a series of new works for the Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden integrating steel and glass to create monumental forms.
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010E_Muhn12DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010E Early Fall Exhibitions: BG Muhn: Love Affair of the Empress
BG Muhn: Love Affair of the Empress
August 31 through October 17, 2010
BG Muhn’s first installation work is an ambitious and stunning series of invented “portraits” of mythical Chinese empresses. Using techniques ranging from deadpan official Chinese portrait style to a face composed of hundreds of...
2010_DC_KatzenO_100911104DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010E Early Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Artists here include BG Muhn and Alan Binstock.
2010_DC_KatzenX_2010F111DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010F Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2010 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts
* Ed McGowin: Name Change (One Artist, Twelve Personas, Thirty Five Years). and
* Claudia DeMonte: Everyday Matters

Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts
November 9 through...
2010_DC_KatzenO_10111313DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2010F Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
2011_DC_Meyers_11021246DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011A Winter Artist Talk: Linn Meyers
Museum Gallery Talk with Linn Meyers:
"Linn Meyers: A Very Particular Moment" responds to the architecture of the museum by covering the walls with hand-drawn, repetitive, geometric lines, creating a hypnotic, meditative space. Meyers will discuss creating her largest temporary drawing to-date on a 23...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011A44DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2011 Winter exhibitions:
* Nicole Cohen: Driving in Circles
* The Dark and Humorous Mind of Heather Wilcoxon
* Dafna Kaffeman: What Could be Sweeter Than Going to Paradise?
* Julie Linowes: Stain
* Marisa Baumgartner: Grande Avenues
* Linn Meyers: A Very Particular Moment...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011A_Meyers7DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011A Winter Exhibitions: Linn Meyers: A Very Particular Moment
Linn Meyers: A Very Particular Moment
January 25 through March 13, 2011
This exhibition explores the artist’s process, culminating in Linn Meyers’ largest temporary drawing to date. Meyers will spend two weeks in the museum creating a 35-foot-tall drawing made with sinuous and twisting lines. The...
2011_DC_KatzenO_110129114DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011B56DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011B1 Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2011 Spring exhibitions:
* BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design
* Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees -- NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED
* Robert D'Artista: Exceptional Glimpses of an Original
* A Cultural History of My Neighborhood: Photo Collages by Gail S. Rebhan
* Art Department Student...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11040254DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011B1 Spring Opening Reception (Public)
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011B281DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011B2 Spring II Exhibitions
From the second part of the 2011 Spring Exhibition:

Art Department Student Exhibitions 2011 -- MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 23 to May 15, 2011
Emily Biondo
Jillian Bonahoom
Bobby Coleman
Michael Dotson
L. Kimberly Gillespie
Victoria Reeves Greising
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi
Sarah Miller
Michael...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11042322DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011B2 Spring II Opening Reception (Public)
2011_DC_Katzen_Panel_11060485DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011C Summer Artist Talk: E.CO
E.CO Artist Talk with artists Iata Cannabrava from Brazil and Sergi Camara from Spain:
Join the American University Museum and artists Iata Cannabrava from Brazil and Sergi Camara from Spain in an artists' talk through the E.CO exhibition, photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011C42DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2011 Summer exhibitions:
* E • CO
* Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez

E • CO
June 4 through August 14, 2011
E • CO presents photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives, each tasked with crafting a visual essay about one of the most...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11060420DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011D63DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011D Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2011 Fall exhibitions:
* Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta
* Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Wayne Barrar: An Expanding Subterra
* Gifts of Duncan Phillips
* Seismic Dream: Sculpture &...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011D_Rosskam22DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011D Fall Exhibitions: Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam
Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam
September 3 through December 14, 2011
This major retrospective examines the work of Louise Rosskam (1910-2003), an elusive pioneer of the golden age of American documentary photography. It highlights her poignant photographs of Southwest...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011D_Seismic15DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011D Fall Exhibitions: Seismic Dream: Sculpture & Sound Installation by Firestone & Buchanan
Seismic Dream: Sculpture & Sound Installation by Firestone & Buchanan
September 3 through December 14, 2011
Seismic Dream combines original sculpture, music scores and poetry into a ‘dreamscape’ experience, conveying a wavelike energy that disrupts the few references of reality within the Sylvia...
2011_DC_Smith_11102994DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011E Late Fall Artist Talk: Courtney Smith
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011E_Spaces17DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011E Late Fall Exhibitions: Courtney Smith: Insatiable Spaces:
Courtney Smith: Insatiable Spaces:
October 29 through December 14, 2011
Courtney Smith is known for her furniture-based sculpture and her investigation into the physical and psychological construction of interior spaces through the deconstruction of the domestic objects surrounding human life, which...
2011_DC_KatzenX_2011E_Eisenman21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011E Late Fall Exhibitions: Nicole Eisenman: Works on Paper:
Nicole Eisenman: Works on Paper:
October 29 through December 14, 2011
As John Yau observed in The Brooklyn Rail, Nicole Eisenman’s recent work "is a needed gust of fresh air in today’s I-wannabe-an-intellectual art world." Her works have great wit, visual elegance, and a thinking artist’s searing...
2011_DC_KatzenO_11102931DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2011E Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Includes photos of artists: Courtney Smith, Laura Katzman, and Beverly W. Brannan
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012A32DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2012 Winter exhibitions:
* Raoul Middleman: City Limits --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Anil Revri: Faith and Liberation through Abstraction
* Gabarron's Roots
* Regarding Our Faculties: Zoë Charlton, Tim Doud, Deborah Kahn, and Luis Manuel Cravo Silva
* (additional) Kids @...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012A_Raoul85DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012A Winter Exhibitions: Raoul Middleman: City Limits
Raoul Middleman: City Limits
Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, March 18
Baltimore maestro Raoul Middleman’s nudes are not pretty—they are sagging, dimpled, and real. His cityscapes reveal the underbelly of post-industrial rot, his narrative paintings give contemporary life to his personal obsessions....
2012_DC_Raoul_12021161DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012A Winter Gallery Talk: Raoul Middleman
Gallery Talk with Raoul Middleman
2012_DC_KatzenO_12012850DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Several artists were there for this event: Anil Revri, Raoul Middleman, and Tim Doud.
2012_DC_Katzen_Panel_12012845DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012A Winter Panel: Anil Revri
Anil Revri’s paintings function as aids to meditation, while at the same time the process of their creation is itself an act of meditation. They are beautiful, their craft is breathtaking, but their success depends on whether they further us, and the artist, along in the process of our own...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012B80DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2012 Spring exhibitions:
* Like • Comment • Share •
* In the Studio: A Capstone Exhibition
* Nine Degrees
* Lou Stovall: Vertical Views
* Floating World: 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Tomokazu Matsuyama: Thousand Regards --> SHOWN...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012B_Floating30DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012B Spring Exhibitions: Floating World: 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
Floating World: 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
April 3 through May 20, 2012
Borrowed from the Sakai Collection of the Japan Ukiyoe Museum, the 70 prints, address themes of Sakura, US and Japan relations, and Japonism. This exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Japan and is part of the...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012B_Regards20DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012B Spring Exhibitions: Tomokazu Matsuyama: Thousand Regards
Tomokazu Matsuyama: Thousand Regards
April 3 through May 20, 2012
Japanese-born and New York-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama combines traditional Edo and Meiji period imagery with contemporary motifs and patterning to blend Eastern and Western aesthetics. Matsuyama’s art is reflective of his own...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012C68DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2012 Summer exhibitions:
* Mexico: Expected/Unexpected
* Patrick Graham: Thirty Years—The Silence Becomes the Painting
* The Constant Artist

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected
June 9 through August 12, 2012
This exhibition of selected works from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012D26DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012D Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2012 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
* Platforms: Washington Sculpture Group --> SHOWN SEPARATELY

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
September 15 through December 16
Widely regarded as one of America’s last classic modern...
2012_DC_KatzenX_2012D_Platforms10DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2012D Late Fall Exhibitions: Platforms: Washington Sculpture Group
Platforms: Washington Sculpture Group
September 1 through December 16
Platforms is an outdoor sculpture exhibition presented in the Myrtle Berlin Katzen Scupture Garden curated by Jeff Spaulding and featuring the work of Damian Yanessa, Patrick McGowen, Kate Kauffman, Steven Jones, Linda Hesh, Robert...
2013_DC_Molodkin_13012613DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Artist Talk: Andrei Molodkin
2013_DC_Bruskin_13012632DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Artist Talk: Grisha Bruskin
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013A21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2013 Winter exhibitions:
* Susan Yanero
* Grisha Bruskin: H-Hour --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Andrei Molodkin: CRUDE --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Andrea Way: Retrospective 1982–2012
* The Fellows Converge: The Obstructions

Susan Yanero
January 26 through March 17, 2013
Former AU...
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013A_Crude8DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Exhibitions: Andrei Molodkin: CRUDE
Andrei Molodkin: CRUDE
January 26 through March 17, 2013
Andrei Molodkin is an internationally recognized contemporary Russian artist engaged in deconstructing the economic realities of geopolitical praxis. Consisting of his monumental ballpoint-pen drawings and his three-dimensional constructions...
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013A_HHour99DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Exhibitions: Grisha Bruskin: H-Hour
Grisha Bruskin: H-Hour
January 26 through March 17, 2013
Contemporary Russian artist Grisha Bruskin's new sculpture project H-Hour examines the myth of the enemy in very diverse manifestations: the hostile state, class enemy, enemy of the subconscious, 'the other' as enemy, time, chronos and death as...
2013_DC_KatzenO_13012648DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Join artists and curators for the 2013 winter Artists' Reception from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The night will include a gallery talk by artists Grisha Bruskin at 5 p.m. and Andrei Molodkin at 6 p.m.
Pictures here include several of the artists -- Andrea Way and Susan Yanero.
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013B31DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2013 Spring exhibitions:
* Lee Haner: Mischief
* Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature
* Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-Five Years of Painting

Lee Haner: Mischief
April 6 through May 26, 2013
Recent mixed-media works by a reclusive master. Balanced...
2013_DC_KatzenO_13040618DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013B Spring Opening Reception (Public)
Includes photos of the artist Timothy App.
2013_DC_Montgomery_13062933DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013C Summer Artist Talk: Nan Montgomery
2013_DC_Katzenx_2013C39DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2013 Summer exhibitions:
* Kitty Klaidman: Beneath the Surface
* Nan Montgomery: Opposite and Alternate
* Tim Tate: Sleepwalker
* Raya Bonardchuk: Form

Tim Tate: Sleepwalker
June 15 through August 11, 2013
Tim Tate is Washington, DC’s best known contemporary glass artist,...
2013_DC_Visiting_13110956DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013D Late Fall Artist Talk: Hilary Harnischfeger and Tracy Miller
Join artists Tracy Miller and Hilary Harnischfeger with curator Tim Doud in a gallery talk about the Visiting Artist Series, on exhibit through December 15.
2013_DC_Tsibi_13110910DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013D Late Fall Artist Talk: Tsibi Geva
Gallery Talk with Tsibi Geva
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013D46DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013D Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2013 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Tsibi Geva: Paintings
* Siberia In The Eyes Of Russian Photographers --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Lisa Montag Brotman: What Can I Say?
* Ed Bisese: Alive
* Joel D'orazio: Pull Up A Chair
* Visiting Artists Series W/Hilary Harnischfeger And Tracy...
2013_DC_KatzenX_2013D_Siberia15DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013D Late Fall Exhibitions: Siberia In The Eyes Of Russian Photographers
Siberia In The Eyes Of Russian Photographers
November 5 to December 15, 2013
The exhibition presents unknown Siberia as photographed by Russians. These photographs, many shown in the West for the first time, span more than 150 years, between the 1860s and 2011. This is a history of Siberia and a...
2013_DC_KatzenO_13110919DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2013D Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Join artists Tracy Miller and Hilary Harnischfeger with curator Tim Doud.
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014A121DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2014 Winter exhibitions:
* Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist
* Washington Art Matters II: 1940s-1980s
* Sightlines: Ann Pibal, Jill Downen

Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist
January 25 to March 16, 2014
The work of Agustín Fernández is most recognizable for its...
2014_DC_Katzen_Kuspit_14012542DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014A Winter Gallery Talk: Donald Kuspit on Agustin Fernandez
Gallery Talk: Donald Kuspit on Agustin Fernandez
The work of Agustin Fernandez is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. Inspired by the demands of survival in an urban environment and the mundane objects that...
2014_DC_KatzenO_14012556DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014B88DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2014 Spring exhibitions:
* Double Mirror: Korean-American Artists
* MFA Studio Art Exhibitions
* MYND ALIVE: BK Adams. I AM ART
* In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors
* Brink and Boundary
* Sightlines

Double Mirror: Korean-American Artists
April 1 – June 1,...
2014_DC_KatzenO_14040530DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014B Spring I Opening Reception (Public)
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014B287DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014B2 Spring II Exhibitions
Perambulators: 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 26 – May 12, 2014

American University's Department of Art proudly presents the work of MFA Thesis candidates in the late spring exhibition Perambulators. The multidisciplinary Studio Art program showcases an exciting range of artwork including works in...
2014_DC_KatzenO_14042624DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014B2 Spring II Opening Reception (Public)
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014C128DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2014 Summer exhibitions:
* The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Second Act
* Continental Drift (Being Here and Being There)
* Passionate Collectors: The Washington Print Club at 50
* Syzygy

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Second Act
June 14 – August 17, 2014
Conceived by...
2014_DC_KatzenO_1406148DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014D34DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014D Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2014 Early Fall exhibitions:
* Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
* Memorial Modeling: Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov

Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
September 6 through October 19, 2014
Curated by Diane...
2014_DC_Katzen_Lay_14110837DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014E Late Fall Artist Talk: Alan Sonfist and Karin F. Giusti
Gallery Talk: Lay of the Land (Updated 10/30)
Join artists Alan Sonfist and Karin F. Giusti for a discussion of their joint exhibition, Lay of the Land: Surface Memory by Alan Sonfist and Three Season at Black Forest Farm by Karin Giusti. This event is free and open to the public. The late fall artists...
2014_DC_KatzenX_2014E60DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014E Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2014 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Lay of the Land: Alan Sonfist & Karin F. Gusti
* The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper, 1949–1992
* Prague, the City of Eugenic Minds
* Sculpture Now 2014: WSG 30th Anniversary
* Ad Infinitum
* My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner & Brad Killam
*...
2014_DC_KatzenO_14110813DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2014E Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
2015_DC_Levenson_15012440DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Artist Talk: Silvia Levenson
Introductions were made by Cecilia Nahón, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the United States of America
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015A_Byington25DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Exhibitions: Dean Byington: Buildings Without Shadows
Dean Byington: Buildings Without Shadows
January 24 through March 15, 2015.
Composed of a dense profusion of original and appropriated images, Dean Byington's paintings recall surrealist collage and the assemblage and psychedelic aesthetic that began in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the San...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015A_Identidad10DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Exhibitions: Identidad by Silvia Levenson
Identidad by Silvia Levenson
January 24 through March 15, 2015.
In her exhibition Identidad, Silvia Levenson channels her identity as a survivor of the Argentinian Dirty War and her emotional connection to the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in order to push the bounds of her skills as a glassmaker...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015A_Sourced1DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Exhibitions: Locally Sourced
Locally Sourced
January 24 through March 15, 2015
Curated by Victoria Reis, Transformer
The first in the Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? four-part exhibition series curated by Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, and presented at American University's Katzen Art Center...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015A_Plattner22DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Exhibitions: Phyllis Plattner: Gods of War!
Phyllis Plattner: Gods of War!
January 24 through March 15, 2015
Some wage war in the name of God. All fight with the belief that God is on their side. Phyllis Plattner's art is a painted meditation, appropriating images of war and religion from art history and photojournalism to contrast the...
2015_DC_KatzenO_15012430DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Including some photos of the artist Phyllis Plattner.
2015_DC_Goldstein_1504048DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015B Early Spring Gallery Talk: Guy Goldstein
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015B104DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Spring exhibitions:
* YES! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner
* Transcription of Blue: Guy Goldstein
* V. Ramesh: Remembrances of Voices Past
* Drawings: Walter Kravitz
* [Insert Non-Pretentious Title Here]: MFA First Year Exhibition

YES! Glue: A...
2015_DC_KatzenO_15040420DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015B Spring I Opening Reception (Public)
Including V. Ramesh with one of his favorite pieces.
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015B248DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015B2 Spring II Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Late Spring exhibitions:
* Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser
* Blueprint: MFA Thesis Exhibition
* Lost and Found: Young Art from Lithuania

Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser
Curated by Ori Z. Soltes
On view April 25 – August 16
Over...
2015_DC_KatzenO_1504255DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015B2 Spring II Opening Reception (Public)
2015_DC_Atomic_70th_150805115DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Closing: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Atomic Bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this evening will include testimony by two Hibakushi (survivors of the atomic bombings) and a piano and choral performance by the children of Little Friends of Peace.
Program (in sequence):
* Melvin Hardy
*...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015C99DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Summer exhibitions:
* Michael Gross: Abstraction
* Outliers: Kurt Godwin and Betsy Packard
* Realism Transformed: John Winslow's Wild New World
* Visvaldis Ziedins: Travels in the Imagination
* Hiroshima-Nagaski: Atomic Bomb Exhibition --> SHOWN SEPARATELY

Michael...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015C_Atomic244DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Exhibitions: Hiroshima-Nagaski: Atomic Bomb Exhibition
Hiroshima-Nagaski: Atomic Bomb Exhibition
June 13 through August 16, 2015
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attacks, this powerful show will include 20 artifacts collected from the debris of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as 6 large folding screens that depict...
2015_DC_AtomicT_15080553DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Gallery Talk: Hiroshima-Nagaski: Atomic Bomb Exhibition
Hiroshima-Nagaski: Atomic Bomb Exhibition
June 13 through August 16, 2015
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attacks, this powerful show will include 20 artifacts collected from the debris of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as 6 large folding screens that depict...
2015_DC_Ziedins_15061262DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Gallery Talk: Visvaldis Ziedins exhibit
Reception & Preview of Visvaldis Ziedins: Travels in the Imagination:
Join the exhibit preview with remarks by the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia H.E. Andris Razans. Visvaldis Ziedins exhibit Travels in the Imagination is part of Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union public...
2015_DC_KatzenO_15061211DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Opening Reception (Member)
2015_DC_Decision_15062353DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Panel Discussion: Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition: Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
This film screening and symposium will bring together a panel of prominent historians to reflect on the decision to drop the atomic bombs and its implications. Free and open to the public.
Film screening of "The Bomb" from...
2015_DC_Remember_150616151DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015C Summer Panel Discussion: To Remember and Reflect
Panel Discussion: To Remember and Reflect:
In conjunction with the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition, this panel brings together several artists who have addressed war-related suffering in their own work. Panelists include Kristine Yuki Aono, Kitty Klaidman, Miriam Morsel Nathan, and Aida...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D47DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Early Fall exhibitions:
* Blood Mirror --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin! --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Mary Shaffer: Reflections and Contradictions --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Pulse of the Future -->...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_10Years29DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: 10th Year Wall
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_Blood8DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: Blood Mirror
Blood Mirror
September 12 through October 18, 2015
Blood Mirror, organized by artist Jordan Eagles, seeks to create an open dialogue and effect change around the US Food & Drug Administration's current discriminatory policy on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
In 2015, Jordan Eagles...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_Knodel11DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin!
Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin!
September 12 through October 18, 2015
In Gerhardt Knodel’s latest work, gaming-based strategies provide both a visual and conceptual point of entry. Like game playing, involvement often yields unexpected consequences. Approached as pure entertainment, games can...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_Shafer39DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: Mary Shaffer: Reflections and Contradictions
Mary Shaffer: Reflections and Contradictions
September 12 through October 18, 2015
Influential sculptor Mary Shaffer creates a site-specific glass and metal “tool-wall” installation for her solo-exhibition to feature her fascination with discarded tools. "I take lovingly crafted, hand-forged tools —...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_Pulse37DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: Pulse of the Future
Pulse of the Future
September 12 through October 18, 2015
Contemporary Chinese Art captured the world's attention in the 1980s. Now the next generation is coming of age and staking its own claim for artistic precedence.
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015D_McConnell11DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Exhibitions: Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens
Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens
September 12 to October 18, 2015
A series of male figures derived from familial models are central to Walter McConnell’s installation Of Fable and Facsimile. Rendered in moist, unfired clay and sealed in terrarium-like plastic enclosures, McConnell’s earthen bodies...
2015_DC_KatzenO_15091196DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Opening Reception (Member)
Artists who spoke tonight included Walter McConnell, Gerhardt Knodel, and Mary Shaffer. The contemporary Chinese art community was represented by artists Shaowei Deng and Jie Wang, and BG Muhn helped the delegation.
2015_DC_KatzenO_15091265DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015D Early Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Artists who spoke tonight included Gerhardt Knodel and Mary Shaffer. The contemporary Chinese art community was represented by artists Shaowei Deng and Jie Wang, and BG Muhn helped the delegation. Other artists present included Chawky Frenn and Pat Goslee.
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015E33DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015E Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Beverly Ress: The World Is a Narrow Bridge
* Joseph White: Post-It --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Susanne Kessler: Jerusalem
* Micheline Klagsbrun: Free Fall Flow
* Art and Design: Two Designers...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015E_Design2DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015E Late Fall Exhibitions: Art and Design: Two Designers and Their Art
Art and Design: Two Designers and Their Art
Michael Graham and Marc Pekala
November 7 through December 13, 2015
Michael Graham and Marc Pekala both trained in graphic design programs and went on to careers in teaching and commercial design. Their design educations provided a foundation and language...
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015E_White10DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015E Late Fall Exhibitions: Joseph White: Post-It
Joseph White: Post-It
November 7 through December 13, 2015
A retrospective of DC artist Joseph White shows the diversity of his work from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition includes large-scale representational paintings, works on paper and his latest paintings based on Post-It drawings.
2015_DC_KatzenX_2015E_Vesper44DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2015E Late Fall Exhibitions: Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project
Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project
November 7 through December 13, 2015
This installation is a massive sculptural statement which weaves the artist's own work into the walls of a 19th century American house. Kaphar's most ambitious expression to date, The Vesper Project is a culmination of an intense...
2016_DC_Stout_16013012DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016A Winter Artist Talk: Renee Stout
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016A120DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2016 Winter exhibitions:
* Renée Stout — Tales of the Conjure Woman
* Circle of Friends
* Impact! The Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art
* Maggie Michael: A Phrase Hung in Midair As If Frozen

Renée Stout — Tales of the Conjure Woman
January 23 through March 13, 2016
The...
2016_DC_Schoettler_16030827DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016A Winter Gallery Talk: Pushing Boundaries with Ellouise Schoettler
Pushing Boundaries with Elouise Schoettler
A special one-woman show by nationally known Maryland storyteller Ellouise Schoettler in conjunction with Impact! The Legacy of the Women's Caucus for Art and Women’s History Month.
Local cable host, producer, and nationally known storyteller, Ellouise...
2016_DC_KatzenO_16013060DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016B109DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2016 Spring exhibitions:
* Kevin MacDonald: The Tension of a Suspended Moment
* Twisted Teenage Plot
* William Dunlap: Look at It — Think About It
* Southern Constellations
* 196K: MFA First Year Exhibition

Kevin MacDonald: The Tension of a Suspended Moment
April 2...
2016_DC_Dunlap_16040173DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016B Spring Gallery Talk: William Dunlap
Members Only Preview:
Director Jack Rasmussen invites members to preview the Spring exhibitions early. At 6 pm, artist William Dunlap will discuss the artist’s work in Look At It — Think About It.
2016_DC_KatzenO_16040142DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016B Spring Opening Reception (Member)
Folks include James Symington, Jack Rasmussen, and Glenn Marcus.
2016_DC_DC_Art_Rock_16052161DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016B2 Spring II DC Art Jam
A jam session featuring special guest artists from the art rock bands Twisted Teenage Plot, Urban Verbs, The Slickee Boys and Danger Painters.
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016B286DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016B2 Spring II Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2016 Late Spring exhibitions:
* Kevin MacDonald: The Tension of a Suspended Moment
* Ten: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Kevin MacDonald: The Tension of a Suspended Moment
April 2 through May 29, 2016
An empty booth at a diner. The façade of a suburban cottage. Factory chimneys...
2016_DC_Korea_16081386DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016C Summer Closing Gallery Talk: Hannah Joo and BG Muhn
Please join us for the Closing Reception for "Contemporary North Korean Art: The Evolution of Socialist Realism" on Saturday August 13 at 5 pm in the AU Museum.
The evening includes Korean snacks, a discussion of contemporary North Korean art in the exhibition with Curator B.G. Muhn followed by a tour...
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016C131DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2015 Summer exhibitions:
* Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
* The Looking Glass: Artist Immigrants of Washington
* South Korean Art: Examining Life through Social Realities
* Art Cart: Honoring the Legacy
* Contemporary North Korean...
2016_DC_BGMuhn_16061889DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016C Summer Gallery Talk: BG Muhn
Gallery Talk with BG Muhn
Join Georgetown professor, artist, and curator BG Muhn for a tour of two exhibitions of North and South Korean contemporary art and a discussion on the impact of culture on the artistic style of each republic.
During his talk, BG pointed out several people in the audience...
2016_DC_KatzenO_16061862DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
Artists photographed here include: Frida Larios ("Underwater Serpent", "Underworld Fireflies", and "Underworld"), Chawky Frenn, Joan Belmar ("Trans-Lucid #IV, Al Fin del Mundo, At the End of the World"), Irene Clouthier (paper airplanes), and Carolina Mayorga (performance artist).
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016D185DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016D Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2016 Early Fall exhibitions:
* It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice
* Portal Screens: DC to Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood
* Updraft America
* Silos
* Hung Liu: Daughter of China, Resident Alien
* Todas las Manos

It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice
WITH EMORY...
2016_DC_Alien_160910165DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016D Early Fall Gallery Talk: Daughter of China, Resident Alien w/Hung Liu
Gallery Talk: Daughter of China, Resident Alien
Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu will speak about two timely themes that are reflected in her current body of work: refugees and heroines.
2016_DC_Silos_16090980DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016D Early Fall Gallery Talk: Jeffreen Hayes (Silos) w/Ellington Robinson, Wesley Clark, and Yaw Agyeman
Member's Preview
Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen invites members to a first look at the Early Fall Exhibitions, including a tour of Silos with curator Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D.
2016_DC_Letelier_160922278DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016D Early Fall Letelier-Moffitt commemoration
Mural event with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.
Speakers in sequence:
* ???
* Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
* Francisco Letelier, artist, "Todas las Manos"
* Mural unveiling and tour
* Michelle Bachelet, President of...
2016_DC_KatzenO_16091036DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016D Early Fall Opening Reception (Public)
During the event, Aviva Kempner introduced me to Francisco Letelier who was there with his Todas Las Manos exhibition.
2016_DC_KatzenX_2016E89DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2016 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Melissa Ichiuji: Make You Love Me
* Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace
* Alex Katz: Black and White
* Squeak Carnwath: Crazy Paper and Sister Objects
* Sylvia Snowden: The Feel of Paint
* The High Stakes of Macedonia's "Colorful...
2016_DC_Vandalism_161129124DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Just(ified) Vandalism w/Aneta Georgievska-Shine
Gallery Talk: Just(ified) Vandalism
Several years ago, the government of the Republic of Macedonia embarked on an expensive “urban renewal” of the capital city, Skopje. Most of this renewal consisted of large monuments of “historic” figures and new quasi-classical facades over old buildings. In spring...
2016_DC_KatzenXT_16111187DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Melissa Ichiuji, Martha Wilson, Sylvia Snowden, and Carol Brown Goldberg
The member night preview included talks by several artists:
* Martha Wilson: Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace
* Sylvia Snowden: The Feel of Paint
* Melissa Ichiuji: Make You Love Me
* Carol Brown Goldberg (w/Ramon Osuna): The Studio: A Place of Transformation
Coordinating them was museum...
2016_DC_Carmwath_16111233DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Squeak Carnwath
Gallery Talk with Squeak Carnwath
Squeak Carnwath has explored monoprinting, etching, aquatint, and numerous other techniques that allow her to build layers of color and imagery. Learn about her journey through media as she tours selected works from 30 years of artmaking.
2016_DC_KatzenO_1611114DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Opening Reception (Member)
2016_DC_KatzenO_16111268DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2016E Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Late Fall Opening Reception
Meet and mingle with the artists, curators, and fellow museum patrons at the opening reception. Free and open to the public.
Artists photographed during the opening reception were:
* Melissa Ichiuji: Make You Love Me
* Martha Wilson: Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace
...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017A32DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2017 Winter exhibitions:
* Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71 --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Joe Cameron: Touching Air --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Julie Wolfe: Quest for a Third Paradise --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Mike Shaffer: Towers & Monuments --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
*...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017A_Chanel16DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Exhibitions: Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71
Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71
January 13 through February 12, 2017
Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71 explores the profound friendship between California artist Marion Pike and legendary designer Coco Chanel. This exhibition features five portraits of...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017A_Cameron18DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Exhibitions: Joe Cameron: Touching Air
Joe Cameron: Touching Air
January 28 through March 12, 2017
To talk about Joe Cameron's art is to talk about several arts. Few photographers have ever been more interested in drawing and design, or more steeped in imagery whose analogues are poetic, musical and phenomenological. Despite the continuity...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017A_Wolfe51DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Exhibitions: Julie Wolfe: Quest for a Third Paradise
Julie Wolfe: Quest for a Third Paradise
January 18 through March 12, 2017
What if we could better understand our own human social systems—the means by which we communicate with each other, the patterns that govern our interdependence, and the minutiae that form those larger structures? And what if we...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017A_Shaffer64DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Exhibitions: Mike Shaffer: Towers & Monuments
Mike Shaffer: Towers & Monuments
January 28 through March 12, 2017
Towers & Monuments presents sculptures and paintings that incorporate the artist's career-long fascination with grid-patterning and perpendicular stacking techniques, selected from a body of work created by the artist beginning in the...
2017_DC_Wolfe_17012833DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Gallery Talk: Julie Wolfe
Curator Claire D'Alba and artist Julie Wolfe discuss her paintings and drawings in her solo-exhibition Quest for a Third Paradise on view through March 13.
2017_DC_KatzenXT_17012778DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Gallery Talk: Various
The member preview included a number of speakers:
* Artist Julie Wolfe discussing her "Quest for a Third Paradise" exhibit
* Curator Danielle Mysliwiec discussing "New Ruins"
* Photographer Joe Cameron discussing his "Touching Air" exhibit
* Sculptor Mike Shaffer discussing his "Towers &...
2017_DC_Artifacts_17030455DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Member's Party w/The Artifacts
Member's party featuring classical "Rock" music performed by The Artifacts: CAS Dean Peter Starr, Museum Director Jack Rasmussen, Courtney Surls and Jarrett Murray.
Note: Two versions of the performance images are usually posted. The red light on the stage made the pictures, um, interesting but hard to...
2017_DC_KatzenO_17012711DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Opening Reception (Member)
2017_DC_KatzenO_17012836DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
In addition to lots of folks, two artists were also here in their galleries:
* Photographer Joe Cameron -- "Touching Air"
* Sculptor Mike Shaffer -- "Towers & Monuments"
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B64DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2017 Spring exhibitions:
* Elzbieta Sikorska: Time Stands Still --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Carlos Luna: Green Machine --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Maya Alphabet of Modern Times --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler: Geometry and Other Myths --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Year...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B_Luna70DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions: Carlos Luna: Green Machine
Carlos Luna: Green Machine
April 1 - May 28, 2017
Green Machine features the latest work of one of Cuba's leading contemporary artists, Carlos Luna. In this exhibition, painting, sculpture and installation become one to portray Cuban stories and fables. While using culturally-specific imagery, Luna...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B_Sikorska32DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions: Elzbieta Sikorska: Time Stands Still
Elzbieta Sikorska: Time Stands Still
April 1 - May 28, 2017
No matter how we reflect on time, it is a contemplative and complicated subject. Time affects everything: people, animals, woodlands, earth, stone, and artifacts. These are the elements that Elzbieta Sikorska uses in her large scale,...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B_Sham49DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions: Foon Sham, Escape
Foon Sham, Escape
April 1 - August 13, 2017
Foon Sham is a master of wood sculpture. To be within one of his vessel sculptures is to experience the palpable space of a woodland creature's habitat, or the concealed space of someone wanting to hide. For the Escape exhibition at the American University...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B_Maya43DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions: Maya Alphabet of Modern Times
Maya Alphabet of Modern Times
April 1 - May 28, 2017
Maya Alphabet of Modern Times intends to re-codify a small part of the Maya mythic narrative, giving the artistic tradition new graphic form. In the Maya Alphabet of Modern Times typo-graphic works, Frida Larios, a native of El Salvador, has...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017B_Geometry23DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Exhibitions: Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler: Geometry and Other Myths
Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler: Geometry and Other Myths
April 1 - May 28, 2017
At first glance the art of Sharon Wolpoff has little in common with the art of Tammra Sigler. Wolpoff is a painter of carefully composed scenes from life, suffused with light and heightened color. Sigler is an...
2017_DC_KatzenXT_170331123DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Gallery Talk: Foon Sham, Laura Roulet, Sharon Wolpoff, Tammra Sigler, Elzbieta Sikorska, and Carlos Luna
Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen invites members to preview the Spring exhibitions. Talks were made by:
The event also included talks by:
* Foon Sham and Laura Roulet (curator) -- "Escape: Foon Sham"
* Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler -- "Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler: Geometry and Other...
2017_DC_Larios_17040682DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Gallery Talk: Frida Larios
Gallery Talk and Reception with Frida Larios
Hosted by the Embassy of El Salvador, the evening includes remarks by Ambassador Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno, a discussion with the artist Frida Larios, and a reception with tastes of Central America.
2017_DC_KatzenXT_17040118DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Gallery Talk: Tammra Sigler and Sharon Wolpoff
Gallery Talk with Tammra Sigler and Sharon Wolpoff:
Learn more about the artists and their friendship behind the exhibition Geometry and Other Myths with Tammra Sigler and Sharon Wolpoff.
2017_DC_KatzenO_1703313DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Opening Reception (Member)
Most of the people pictures from this member reception are shown under the Artist Talk page.
2017_DC_KatzenO_17040189DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017B Spring Opening Reception (Public)
Various artists were here for the opening:
* Foon Sham and Laura Roulet (curator) -- "Escape: Foon Sham" (with a visit by Yumi Hogan, wife of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan)
* Elzbieta Sikorska and Aneta Georgievska-Shine (curator) -- "Time Stands Still: Elzbieta Sikorska"
* Carlos Luna -- "Green...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017C65DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2017 Summer exhibitions:
* Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor
* Performing the Border
* Val Lewton: From Hollywood to Breezewood
* Foon Sham, Escape

Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor
The work of Frederic Kellogg belongs within—and extends—what could...
2017_DC_Keyzer_17061734DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017C Summer Gallery Talk: Carl De Keyzer
Join the artist, Carl De Keyzer, and American University faculty Louis Goodman, Sarah Gordon and Leena Jayaswal and Georgetown professor, artist, and curator BG Muhn for a discussion on the state of North Korea and Cuba, as represented in De Keyzer’s series of 60 photographs from the Communist-led...
2017_DC_KatzenO_17061766DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
Summer Opening Reception
Mix and mingle with artists, curators and fellow museum patrons at the opening of four new Summer Exhibitions: States of Being: Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer, Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor, Val Lewton: From Hollywood to Breezewood, and Performing the...
2017_DC_Katzen_I_Am_17090875DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Auditorium Talk: I Am
Program:
* Welcome: Mr. Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum
* Remarks: His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla Rashed Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain
* Introduction to CARAVAN and I AM Exhibition: Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, Founding President, CARAVAN
*...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017D67DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2017 Early Fall exhibitions:
* I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Twist - Layer - Pour: Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, and Mary Early
* Making a Scene: Jefferson Place
* Tethered to the Cradle: Kinetic Work by Christopher Carter -->...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017D_Caravan66DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Exhibitions: I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN
I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN
September 5 - October 22, 2017
I AM is a strategic peace-building exhibition organized by CARAVAN that showcases the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017D_Kinetic36DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Exhibitions: Tethered to the Cradle: Kinetic Work by Christopher Carter
Tethered to the Cradle: Kinetic Work by Christopher Carter
September 5 - December 17, 2017
Christopher Carter's substantial and important sculptures are intended to invite viewer interaction, reflection and contemplation. The ready-made forms draw on Carter's experiences and memories of his...
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017D_7DSins76DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Exhibitions: William Woodward: Seven Deadly Sins
William Woodward: The Seven Deadly Sins
Sept 5 - Dec 17, 2017
For the past two decades, William Woodward has delved into the rich history and aesthetic possibilities of the seven deadly sins. The master drawings and narrative paintings in this exhibition owe a great deal to the films of Federico...
2017_DC_KatzenXT_Barjeel_17090948DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Gallery Talk: Barjeel Art Foundation
Gallery Talk: The Barjeel Art Foundation (Updated 8/2)
Curators from the Barjeel Art Foundation, Karim Sultan and Mandy Merzaban, discuss the ideas and inspiration behind the current exhibition Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea and the methods Arab artists employ to expose and comment on...
2017_DC_KatzenO_170908115DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Opening Reception (Member)
Folks here include Sylvia Burwell (the new president of American University), H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Rashed Al Khalifa (Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain), H.E. Fayçal Gouia (Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia), and Salah A. Sarhan (Ambassador, the League of Arab States).
Artists include Marwa Al...
2017_DC_KatzenO_17090993DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017D Early Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Photos include artists William Woodward (in his "The Seven Deadly Sins" exhibit) and Foon Sham.
2017_DC_KatzenX_2017E97DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2017E Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2017 Late Fall exhibitions:
* RADIX: The Eternal Feminine
* Recent Acquisitions to the Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art
* The Trawick Prize
* Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea

RADIX: The Eternal Feminine
November 11 – December 17, 2017
RADIX...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018A16DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2018 Winter exhibitions:
* Erik Thor Sandberg --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Frank DiPerna Retrospective
* Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Thomas Downing and the Sublime Decorative
* Vital Signs
* Brian Dailey, WORDS --> SHOWN SEPARATELY

Frank DiPerna...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018A_Words26DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Exhibitions: Brian Dailey, WORDS
Brian Dailey, WORDS
January 27 – March 11, 2018
Brian Dailey’s multi-screen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018A_Sandberg83DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Exhibitions: Erik Thor Sandberg
Erik Thor Sandberg
January 27 – March 11, 2018
This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018A_Arteria16DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Exhibitions: Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria
Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria
January 27 – March 11, 2018
Czech artist Kateřina Vincourová focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations and at the same time abstracts such notions into an examination of networks and shifts in time and space. The exhibition Arteria thus becomes a holistic...
2018_DC_Tilahun_18012744DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Gallery Talk: Abel Tilahun
Artist Abel Tilahun and curator Meskerem Assegued lead a tour of this immersive exhibition Vital Signs. Free and open to the public.
2018_DC_Sandberg_18020136DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Gallery Talk: Erik Thor Sandberg
Erik Thor Sandberg
This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on...
2018_DC_KatzenO_18012782DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Including photographs of artists Brian Dailey, Erik Thor Sandberg, Kateřina Vincourová, and Frank DiPerna.
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018B116DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2018 Spring exhibitions:
* Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement
* Master of Fine Art First Year and Thesis Exhibitions
* Francisco Toledo: Toledo Múltiple
* Kumo: Miya Ando
* Michael Clark: Washington Artist
* Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here

Carol Brown...
2018_DC_Goldberg_18042685DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018B Spring Gallery Talk: Carol Brown Goldberg
Gallery Talk: Carol Brown Goldberg
Washington artist Carol Brown Goldberg will discuss the intersection of philosophy and poetry in her ethereal images of densely-packed foliage. Free and open to the public.
2018_DC_Toledo_18041347DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018B Spring Gallery Talk: Toledo Múltiple w/Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga
Museum Members are invited to attend a special evening viewing of our new exhibitions, featuring a talk by the curator of Toledo Múltiple, Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga.
Introductory comments were made by Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, the Mexican ambassador to the United States.
2018_DC_KatzenO_18041366DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018B Spring Opening Reception (Member)
Artists here this evening included Michael Clark, Jiha Moon, and Carol Brown Goldberg. Other folks present included Diane Rehm and Aviva Kempner.
2018_DC_Steadman_180616103DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Artist Talk: Ralph Steadman
Gallery Talk with Ralph Steadman
Join us for a lively session about the diverse and wide-ranging span of works in Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective. Ralph Steadman will be joined by Anita O'Brien from the Cartoon Museum in London, who curated the exhibition.
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018C69DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2018 Summer exhibitions: (except Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective which is covered elsewhere):
* Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center 1975-1987
* Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction
* FIGURES: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss
* Ralph Steadman: A...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018C_Steadman654DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Exhibitions: Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective
Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective
June 16 – August 12, 2018
Originally curated by Anita O'Brien at the Cartoon Museum, London, the Ralph Steadman Retrospective offers phenomenal insights into the genius of one of the world's most acclaimed artists. This exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through...
2018_DC_KatzenO_18061671DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
Opening Reception
Mix and mingle with fellow museum patrons and meet the artists and curators behind the four new Summer exhibitions at the Opening Reception. Free and open to the public.
Folks shown here include several artists in the exhibit Kiley Ames and ???.
Also shown are folks who came for the...
2018_DC_4NoGood_1806214DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Screening of "For No Good Reason" documentary
Katzen -- Screening of "For No Good Reason"
Made over the course of fifteen years, For No Good Reason explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of the last original Gonzo visionary, Ralph Steadman. Take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman’s time with Hunter S. Thompson...
2018_DC_SteadmanS_18063051DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018C Summer Skype Session with Ralph Steadman and reception
Bring your sketchbook for some lunchtime inspiration! Guests will tour Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective before enjoying refreshments while Skyping with Ralph.
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018D45DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2018 Early Fall exhibitions:
* Finding a Path: Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Robert D'Arista: A Portrait
* D'Arista Legacy
* Selections from the Artery Collection
* Jim Sanborn: Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018D_Path24DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Exhibitions
Finding a Path: Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation
September 4-December 16, 2018
Curated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine
Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak have much in common as artists, yet they have never shown their works together. Brzezinski’s massive, rough-hewn wood sculptures...
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018D_Sanborn29DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Exhibitions: Jim Sanborn: Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity
Jim Sanborn: Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity
September 4-December 16, 2018
In Without Provenance Jim Sanborn has given us all a rare gift of artistic provocation. Certainly there is an abundance of beauty in this exhibition, but it is beauty that provokes thought and...
2018_DC_Artifacts_18090756DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Member's Party w/The Artifacts
Members' Preview
Join us for a private reception and gallery talk on the life and work of Robert D’Arista before closing out the night with a jam session by our Director’s band, The Artifacts.
The members of the band: CAS Dean Peter Starr, Museum Director Jack Rasmussen, Courtney Surls, ...
Folks in...
2018_DC_KatzenXT_18090767DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Members Gallery Talk: Emilie Brzezinski, Dalya Luttwak, Aneta Georgievska-Shine, and Mika Brzezinski
Folks in the audience included Aviva Kempner, Joe Scarborough, Jack Rasmussen, Sharon Wolpoff, Carol Brown Goldberg, etc.
2018_DC_KatzenO_18090743DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018D Early Fall Opening Reception (Member)
The artist talk and Artifacts performance are on other pages. Check the links above.
Folks here include Jack Rasmussen, Sylvia Mathews Burwell (American University President), Carol Brown Goldberg, Joann Moser, Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Dalya Luttwak, and Lowell Gilbertson.
2018_DC_KatzenX_2018E139DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018E Late Fall Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2018 Late Fall exhibitions:
* Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World
* Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems
* Finding a Path: Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation
* Jim Sanborn: Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity
* Selections from the...
2018_DC_Kaufman_18110919DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Joshua J. Kaufman ("The Art of Deception: Art Fakes and Forgeries")
Museum members are invited to join Joshua J. Kaufman, Esq. in taking a closer look at our ongoing exhibition Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity. Kaufman will examine the dark side of the art world in his lecture:
“The Art of Deception: Art Fakes and Forgeries.”
In this lecture,...
2018_DC_Tribe_18111063DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Tribe
Tribe Gallery Talk
Join Curator Janet Bellotto and co-curator Dr. Woodman Taylor in conversation with several artists featured in our late fall exhibition Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World. This talk will explore broad, culturally specific themes as well as innovation by the...
2018_DC_KatzenO_18110923DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018E Late Fall Opening Reception (Member)
Ian Jehle and Laura Roulet were here as well as members.
2018_DC_KatzenO_18111046DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018E Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Ian Jehle and Laura Roulet were here as well as some of their subjects. Also Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Melvin Hardy and others.
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019A115DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2019 Winter exhibitions:
* The Gifts of Tony Podesta
* Jiří Kolář (1914–2002): Forms of Visual Poetry
* Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections
* Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

The Gifts of Tony Podesta
This first major exhibition...
2019_DC_Kolar_19012553DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Gallery Talk: Career of Jirí Kolár
Join us for an exclusive preview of four new exhibitions. At 6PM, Curator Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Milena Kalinovska, former Director of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery in Prague, will discuss the tumultuous career of Czech artist Jirí Kolár and his path from subversive poetry to...
2019_DC_Podesta_19012677DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Gallery Talk: Gifts of Tony Podesta
"The Gifts of Tony Podesta" Gallery Talk
Curators Jennifer Sakai and Klaus Ottmann will explore Tony Podesta’s contributions to the American University Museum’s collection including innovative photography and provocative sculpture.
Panel (left to right):
* Jack Rasmussen
* Otonella Mocellin...
2019_DC_Nancy_Ninety_19030284DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Gallery Talk: Nancy at Ninety
Nancy at Ninety Gallery Talk
Curator Claudia Rousseau will interview Nancy Frankel about her extensive career as a sculptor and how music and organic geometry have influenced her practice. With Sam Noto and Jacqui Crocetta.
2019_DC_KatzenO_19012545DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Opening Reception (Member)
Folks here include Tony Podesta, Ambassador David O'Sullivan (Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States), and Melvin Hardy.
2019_DC_KatzenO_19012654DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Folks here included John Podesta, Tony Podesta, Nancy Frankel, Sylvia Snowden, and Melvin Hardy.
2019_DC_Dragception_190413348DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Event: Dragception Workshop
Dragception Workshop
Bring your iPads or sketchbooks to draw from a live Drag Show. Featuring performances by Drag Kings and Queens from the greater Washington, DC area and New York City. Artist Richard Peterson, whose work is included in the exhibition Forward Press, will lead participants in an iPad...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019B139DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Exhibitions
Pieces from these 2019 Spring exhibitions:
* Forward Press: 21st century printmaking --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Squire Broel --> SHOWN SEPARATELY
* Peripheral Visions
* Turbulence
* Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanass --> SHOWN...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019B_Carrillo141DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Exhibitions: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas
Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanass
Eduardo Carrillo’s artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his native California and to his Mexican heritage, as well as...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019B_Press48DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Exhibitions: Forward Press: 21st century printmaking
Forward Press: 21st century printmaking
Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019B_Continuum19DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Exhibitions: Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum
Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017) moved to Washington, DC in 1964 where he began to paint abstract forms with washed acrylics on unprimed canvas. Young’s artistic philosophy was to bring order out of chaos. His studies in physics and the...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019B_Broel32DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Exhibitions: Squire Broel
Squire Broel
A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically...
2019_DC_Peterson_19041340DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Gallery Talk: Richard Peterson (intro to Dragception)
Artist Richard Peterson, whose work is included in the exhibition Forward Press, will lead participants in an iPad drawing workshop. Since 1975, Peterson has explored the subject of gender, identity and transformation in Drag culture. Participants will learn new techniques for drawing with their iPads,...
2019_DC_Carrillo_19040515DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Gallery Talk: The Work of Eduardo Carrillo
An exclusive preview of five new exhibitions awaits museum members, followed by a gallery talk surrounding the work of Mexican-American artist Eduardo Carrillo (1937-1997). Phillip Brookman, Consulting Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and Kristina P. Gilmore, Associate Curator,...
2019_DC_KatzenO_19040526DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B Spring Opening Reception (Member)
2019_DC_KatzenO_19050487DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019B2 Spring II Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
MFA Thesis Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Celebrate the accomplishments of AU’s Department of Art MFA thesis candidates by welcoming Turbulence to the museum. A gallery talk with the artists will be held from 5-6PM, followed by the opening reception from 6-7PM. Free and open to all, no RSVP required....
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Taiwan19DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Being Here as ME -- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan
Being Here as ME -- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan
Being Here as ME presents six women artists striving towards constructions of female subjectivity. Pey-Chwen Lin, Tzu-Ning Wu, Yung-Chieh Wu, I-Chun Chen, Pei-Shih Tu, and Hui-Chan Kuo create new media artworks through diverse...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Crossing51DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking
Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region is full of boundaries and borders, both physical—like the state lines that divide these artists -- and imagined -- political...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Refuse18DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Kirsty Little: Refuse?REFUSE 35B+
Kirsty Little: Refuse?REFUSE 35B+
On view in the Katzen Arts Center, June 15-August 11
While investigating plastic pollution in our oceans, Kirsty Little came up against huge numbers that she could not envisage. Americans use 35,000,000,000 (35 billion) plastic bottles each year. Plastic never...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Palileo68DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Maia Cruz Palileo
Maia Cruz Palileo
There is a mystery in the act of burying and even more so in uncovering. Maia Cruz Palileo’s paintings and drawings are the metaphorical teeth in this body of work spanning from 2013 to 2019. These works, including a small painting titled Burying Teeth, depict historical narratives...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Passages27DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019 surveys thirty paintings and watercolors by the Jamaican-born Keith Morrison. A magician of color and space and a teller of tales, fanciful and real, Morrison focuses on the tangible and spiritual components of culture. His...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019C_Prosper21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Exhibitions: Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley
Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley
On view in the AU Museum Project Space
The exhibition title takes its name from bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 to echo the central role of the Black church in bringing communities together,...
2019_DC_Palileo_19061540DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Gallery Talk: Maia Cruz Palileo
Curator Isabel Manalo and artist Maia Cruz Palileo will examine works that hinge on fantasy and memory, but hold salient political commentary surrounding American colonization of the Philippines.
2019_DC_Broel_19061443DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Gallery Talk: Squire Broel
Members' Preview: Squire Broel
Museum members are invited to preview five new exhibitions and join artist Squire Broel to discuss the totemic sculptures featured in his ongoing exhibition.
2019_DC_KatzenO_19061429DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Opening Reception (Member)
Folks including Glenn Marcus, Jack Rasmussen, and Kirsty Little.
2019_DC_KatzenO_19061564DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019C Summer Opening Reception (Public)
Folks here include Nilou Kazemzadeh, Kirsty Little, Janet Fries, Chawky Frenn, Pey-Chwen Lin, Squire Broel
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019D_Hartigan17DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibitions: Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism
Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism
Grace Hartigan (1922-2008) and Helene Herzbrun (1922-1984) were both remarkable painters of the second Abstract-Expressionist generation who lived and worked as influential artists and teachers in the Baltimore/Washington region for...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019D_Water59DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibitions: Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection
Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection
Moves like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection is a product of Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen’s spring course on curatorial practice. Upon receipt of the Corcoran Collection, graduate students in art history,...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019D_World9DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibitions: Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner
Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner
This exhibition was inspired by images taken through the Hubble Telescope. Their indescribable beauty astounded Lerner and drove her to try to capture space in the monoprint medium. She was also inspired by the desert sky in Southern California,...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019D_Prints19DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibitions: Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
This exhibition traces the evolution of the DC-based WD Printmaking workshop, which began with Percy and Alice Martin’s opening their Adams Morgan home as a collaborative artists’ studio fifty...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019D_Topo35DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibitions: Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
Using the medium of drawing to varied and distinctive effect, Rogers, Sures, and Watkin trace human connections to the natural world—across time and varied landscapes. The three artists work from both a...
2019_DC_Topographies_19090746DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Gallery Talk: Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Gallery Talk: Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Curated by Jennifer Riddell
Using the medium of drawing to varied and distinctive effect, Rogers, Sures, and Watkin trace human connections to the natural world—across time and varied landscapes. The three artists work from both a...
2019_DC_KatzenO_19090743DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Early Fall Opening Reception
Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons and see five new exhibitions on view at our Early Fall opening reception.
* Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism
* Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin --...
2019_DC_Arcadia_19121483DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fale Gallery Talk: Arcadia Closing Party
ARCADIA Closing Party
Say farewell to William Woodward’s fantastical Arcadia murals with a reception and remarks from the artist.
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019E_Arcadia43DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Exhibitions: ARCADIA: The Clyde’s Murals by William Woodward
ARCADIA: The Clyde’s Murals by William Woodward
November 9-December 15, 2019
William Woodward’s vibrant, 72-foot mural, Arcadia (1980), evokes a landscape of pure painterly invention, a lost world that has inspired poets, artists, and musicians since antiquity.
These 11 impressive panels—with scenes...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019E_Neill17DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Exhibitions: Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor
Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor
Curated by Mollie Berger Salah
November 9-December 15, 2019
Christine Neill is a nationally celebrated American artist whose work blends motifs of biological examination with visual processes and techniques. She has exhibited widely while...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019E_Dark15DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Exhibitions: Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day
Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day
November 9-December 15, 2019
This exhibition, as its name implies, examines the distinctive quality of settings in various corners of the world as seen at night, and combines multiple bodies of the artist’s work spanning more than 12 years. The DC-based fine...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019E_Fair28DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Exhibitions: Fair Is Foul & Foul Is Fair
Fair Is Foul & Foul Is Fair
November 9-December 15, 2019
Curated by Dr. Tina Kinsella
“Fair is foul and foul is fair” as claimed by the witches in Macbeth describes a world where nothing—no message, no deed—is ethically clear. In Shakespeare’s fair/foul world, evil walks abroad in the guise of good,...
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019E_Link13DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Exhibitions: Radical Link: A New Community of Women, 1855-2020
Radical Link: A New Community of Women, 1855-2020
Michal Heiman
Curated by Sarah Gordon
November 9-December 15, 2019
Radical Link is the latest project by Tel Aviv-based multi-media artist Michal Heiman. Traversing time, space, gender, race, and institutional practices of asylum, Heiman offers a new...
2019_DC_Fair_Foul_19110948DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Gallery Talk: fair is foul & foul is fair
Gallery Talk: fair is foul & foul is fair
Explore themes of foulness and fairness in this gallery talk focused on works by collaborating Irish artists Aideen Barry and Alice Maher. Featuring a vocal performance by Ceara Conway of a poem specially created for this exhibition.
2019_DC_Day_19111618DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Gallery Talk: Frank Hallam Day "Dark World"
Gallery Talk: Dark World
Frank Hallam Day illuminates dark corners of the world in a discussion of his photographs on view in Dark World. Free and open to all, please RSVP to the link below.
2019_DC_KatzenO_19110987DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019E Late Fall Opening Reception (Public)
Late Fall Opening Reception
Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons and preview five new exhibitions at our Late Fall opening reception. Free and open to all, no RSVP required.
Folks pictured here include: Laura Roulet, Aideen Barry, Alice Maher, Tina Kinsella (curator), Diane...
2020_DC_Vessels_20030552DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Gallery Talk: Communicating Vessels
Communicating Vessels
Curator Claudia Rousseau will join the three DC-based, Surrealist-inspired artists of Communicating Vessels -- Ed Bisese, Elyse Harrison, Wayne Paige -- in conversation.
2020_DC_KatzenX_2020A_Vessels41DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Exhibitions: Communicating Vessels: Ed Bisese, Elyse Harrison, Wayne Paige
Communicating Vessels: Ed Bisese, Elyse Harrison, Wayne Paige
Curated by Claudia Rousseau, PhD
January 25-March 15, 2020
The title of this exhibition is borrowed from that of a book written in 1932 by Surrealist poet André Breton (1896-1966), who in turn had borrowed it from a scientific experiment...
2020_DC_KatzenX_2020A_Good_Form158DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Exhibitions: Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner
Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner
Portraits from the Collections of Washington Print Club Members
Curated by Tim Doud
January 25-March 15, 2020
Portraits are usually understood in one of two ways: as the depiction of the face of a person, or a representation of someone's impression of a person....
2020_DC_KatzenX_2020A_Heroes35DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Exhibitions: Heroes & Losers: The Edification of Luis Lorenzana
Heroes & Losers: The Edification of Luis Lorenzana
Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Coordinating Curator
January 25-March 15, 2020
Luis Lorenzana (b. 1979) is a self-taught Filipino artist whose background in politics has infused his work with a cynicism that belies his longing for a kinder, more equitable...
2020_DC_KatzenX_2020A_Landscape26DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Exhibitions: Landscape in an Eroded Field
Landscape in an Eroded Field
Carol Barsha, Heather Theresa Clark, Artemis Herber
Curated by Laura Roulet
January 25-March 15, 2020
Landscape in an Eroded Field brings together three women artists whose work reflects the evolution of the pictorial landscape tradition in the Anthropocene era. Carol...
2020_DC_KatzenX_2020A_Gates33DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Exhibitions: Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See
Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See
Curated by Jack Rasmussen
January 25-May 24, 2020
Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See showcases an adventurous artist who greatly influenced the course of Washington art from his arrival from Detroit in 1930, at the age of 24, until his death in 1982 as...
2020_DC_Muhn_20021588DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Gallery Talk: B.G. Muhn ("North Korean Art - The Enigmatic World of Chosonhwa" book talk)
North Korean Art - The Enigmatic World of Chosonhwa
A Book Talk and Signing by B.G. Muhn
A book signing and talk by Georgetown Art Professor B.G. Muhn. Muhn will present the first publication of its kind on chosonhwa, which is the North Korean moniker for traditional ink wash painting, and the...
2020_DC_Lorenzana_20012428DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Gallery Talk: Luis Lorenzana
Members' Preview: Luis Lorenzana
Museum members are invited to preview six new exhibitions and join a gallery talk with Filipino artist Luis Lorenzana, centered on his searing political paintings.
2020_DC_KatzenO_20012435DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Opening Reception (Member)
Folks here include:
Sharon Wolpoff, Jack Rasmussen, Carol Barsha, Helen Zughaib, Elyse Harrison, and Wayne Paige.
2020_DC_KatzenO_20012535DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Folks here include: Luis Lorenzana, Laura Roulet, Artemis Herber, Carol Barsha, and Ed Bisese.
2021_DC_KatzenO_21060127DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021A Spring Exhibition Timed Entry Event
AU Museum Timed Entry
by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Reserve your free timed entry visit to the AU Museum. Each visitor must register individually, and tickets are non-transferable.
You will receive a health and safety form via email 24 hours prior to your visit. To enter the...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021A6DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021A Spring Exhibitions
The transition gallery prepares for the Fall 2021 show.
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021A_PC34DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021A Spring Exhibitions -- Peace Corps at 60
Peace Corps at 60
Inside the Volunteer Experience
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
On view through August 8, 2021
Limited timed reservation tickets are available for Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Learn more and register.
From its inception the Peace Corps has offered an alternative path...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021A_RB62DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021A Spring Exhibitions -- Raya Bodnarchuk
Raya Bodnarchuk
This Is a True Picture of How It Was
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
On view through August 8, 2021
Limited timed reservation tickets are available for Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Learn more and register.
Raya Bodnarchuk has been an essential part of the...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021A_60s101DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021A Spring Exhibitions -- The Long Sixties
The Long Sixties
Washington Paintings in the Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections, 1957-1982
Curated by Jack Rasmussen
On view through August 8, 2021
Limited timed reservation tickets are available for Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Learn more and register.
"The American University Museum...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021B_Burko87DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021B Fall Exhibition: Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change
Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change
Curated by Mary D. Garrard and Norma Broude
August 28-December 12, 2021
Presented in conjunction with AU Climate Action, a year-long interdisciplinary program focused on climate change across American University.
Painter, photographer, and climate activist Diane...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021B_Inside32DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021B Fall Exhibition: Inside Out: Artists in the Studio
Inside Out: Artists in the Studio
August 28–December 12, 2021
Curated by Sarah Leary
Studios—and other interior spaces for artistic production—play a significant role in artistic practice, particularly in shaping how viewers experience the finished product. In an investigation of twentieth-century...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021B_Brook47DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021B Fall Exhibition: Philip Brookman: In the Light of Memory, 1969–2021
Philip Brookman: In the Light of Memory, 1969–2021
August 28-December 12, 2021
Curated by Milena Kalinovska
“[Photographers] bring together fact and fiction, experience, imagination, and feelings in a visual dialogue that has enormous impact on how we observe and relate to the external world and our...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021B_Reveal52DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021B Fall Exhibition: Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery
Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery
Rebecca Kamen
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
August 28–December 12, 2021
Curated by Sarah Tanguy
In Reveal, Rebecca Kamen unlocks curiosity as a creative link between the arts, humanities, and sciences, exploring the...
2021_DC_KatzenX_2021B_Succ43DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2021B Fall Exhibition: Successions: Traversing US Colonialism: Amber Robles-Gordon
Successions: Traversing US Colonialism: Amber Robles-Gordon
Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah
August 28–December 12, 2021
Amber Robles-Gordon presents Successions: Traversing US Colonialism, a solo exhibition on view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in fall 2021. Successions is...
2022_04_24A3_KatzenX_Fields16DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: Fields and Formations
Fields and Formations
A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction
January 29–May 22, 2022
Organized by The Delaware Contemporary’s inaugural Curator-in-Residence Kristen Hileman

Fields and Formations brings together approximately 70 works by 12 distinguished women and non-binary artists from the...
2022_DC_KatzenX_2022A_Fields71DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: Fields and Formations
Fields and Formations
A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction
January 29–May 22, 2022
Organized by The Delaware Contemporary’s inaugural Curator-in-Residence Kristen Hileman

Fields and Formations brings together approximately 70 works by 12 distinguished women and non-binary artists from the...
2022_DC_KatzenX_2022A_Missing45DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: In place of a missing place
In place of a missing place
Curated by Noam Segal
January 29 – April 8, 2022

This exhibition of Israeli art from the AU Museum’s permanent collection will unpack landscape depictions in various media. It offers a historicized consideration of myth-making, forced migration, displacement, erasure,...
2022_04_24A2_KatzenX_In_Position84DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: in·position: MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
in·position: MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
April 23–May 22, 2022

in·position presents the thesis work of graduating MFA candidates in AU's Studio Art program. The artists critically interrogate and contend with the inescapable implications of our respective positionalities and vulnerabilities. As...
2022_DC_KatzenX_2022A_PaperL31DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: Paper Light: Photographs by Claudia Smigrod
Paper Light: Photographs by Claudia Smigrod
Curated by Wendy A. Grossman
January 29–May 22, 2022
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

With her inventive darkroom experiments, Claudia Smigrod takes the cameraless photogram into new realms that defy easy categorization. Organic forms...
2022_DC_KatzenX_2022A_Fragment55DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: Positive Fragmentation
Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Jan 29 to May 22, 2022

Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Positive Fragmentation includes more than 100 works by 21 contemporary artists who use fragmentation both...
2022_DC_KatzenX_2022A_2Places14DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Exhibition: Two Places on Earth: Works by Chan Chao
Two Places on Earth
Works by Chan Chao
January 29–May 22, 2022
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space

This portrait series is based on the idea of open societies, interconnection, and the world’s contraction. It features global citizens and is meant to acknowledge how beautiful the concept of an...
2022_DC_KatzenO_22012932DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A Spring Opening Day
Because of COVID-19, there were no public or member receptions for this exhibit but these were folks on the opening day of the exhibit.
Folks spotted here included Jack Rasmussen, Tony Podesta, and Claudia Smigrod.
2022_04_24A1_KatzenX_GGlass21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A/B Spring Exhibition: Glorious Glass: Works by Annette Lerner
Glorious Glass: Works by Annette Lerner
April 23–May 22 and June 11-August 7, 2022

Annette Lerner’s most recent works combine her love of color, gesture, and three-dimensional form. Lerner submits her glass materials to her artistic will by bending, shaping, and gluing, bringing her multilayered...
2022_06_11C1_KatzenX_GGlass8DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022A/B Spring Exhibition: Glorious Glass: Works by Annette Lerner
Glorious Glass: Works by Annette Lerner
April 23–May 22 and June 11-August 7, 2022

Annette Lerner’s most recent works combine her love of color, gesture, and three-dimensional form. Lerner submits her glass materials to her artistic will by bending, shaping, and gluing, bringing her multilayered... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11B2_Transitions42DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Gallery Talk: Caribbean Transitions w/Keith Morrison
Opening and Gallery Talk: Caribbean Transitions
Curator Keith Morrison will discuss the exhibition Caribbean Transitions, followed by an opening reception for the AU Museum's six summer shows.
Caribbean Transitions explores the character, complexity, and originality of art by Caribbean American... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11B3_KatzenO123DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Opening Reception (Public)
Folks seen here include Jack Rasmussen, Helen Zughaib, Mokha Laget, Josef Achrer, Dalya Luttwak, and Betsy Broun. (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C3_KatzenX_Caribbean88DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: Caribbean Transitions
Caribbean Transitions
Curated by Keith Morrison
June 11–August 7, 2022

This exhibition explores the character, complexity, and originality of art by Caribbean American artists as they expand the art of the North American continent. The 20 artists in the exhibition are respected internationally, and... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C4_KatzenX_Homeland70DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: Home-Land: Exploring the American Myth
Home-Land: Exploring the American Myth
Curated by Michael Quituisaca and Alexandra Schuman
June 11–August 7, 2022

Taking advantage of the museum’s proximity to the Department of Homeland Security’s Nebraska Avenue Complex, this exhibition explores the impact that American culture has on its... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C6_KatzenX_Perceptual29DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: Mokha Laget: Perceptualism
Mokha Laget: Perceptualism
Curated by Kristen Hileman
June 11–August 7, 2022

Featuring over 40 paintings, sculpture, drawings, and lithographs, Mokha Laget: Perceptualism surveys the last ten years of an artistic practice devoted to exploring perception and space. Through a playful and... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C5_KatzenX_Bridge17DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: The Bridge that Carried Us Over
The Bridge that Carried Us Over
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
June 11–August 7, 2022

The Bridge that Carried Us Over explores the mechanisms by which the transfer of intergenerational wealth, land, and historical memory have been denied to the African diaspora in the United States. It... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C7_KatzenX_Quest61DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
Works by Josef Achrer
Josef Achrer’s paintings are a documentary about human society which seeks its lost concentration in the new, infomanic world. Massive amounts of information are hard to decipher and we thus often change our positions.... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_12E3_KatzenX_Quest20DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
Works by Josef Achrer
Josef Achrer’s paintings are a documentary about human society which seeks its lost concentration in the new, infomanic world. Massive amounts of information are hard to decipher and we thus often change our positions.... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_21B_KatzenX_Quest23DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
The Quest for Tranquil Space: Paintings and Photograms
Works by Josef Achrer
Josef Achrer’s paintings are a documentary about human society which seeks its lost concentration in the new, infomanic world. Massive amounts of information are hard to decipher and we thus often change our positions.... (Partially reviewed)
2022_06_11C2_KatzenX_Vertiginous21DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2022B Summer Exhibition: Vertiginous Matter: Jason Horowitz
Vertiginous Matter: Jason Horowitz
Curated by Jennifer Sakai
June 11–August 7, 2022

Vertiginous Matter: Jason Horowitz is an investigation of materialism, scale, and perception as shown through his lens and artistic process. Utilizing modern technology Horowitz’s images are both arresting in their... (Partially reviewed)
2021_DC_SIAM_Without_Walls17DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: A Museum Without Walls
2018_DC_SIAM_Right140DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: A Right to the City
A Right to the City
April 21, 2018 – April 20, 2020
How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways
After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, DC, today is home to a rapidly growing population, rising rents and home prices, major...
2018_DC_SIAM_River11DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Capturing the Anacostia River
Capturing the Anacostia River
To mark the Year of the Anacostia—an effort to celebrate the rich history of the Anacostia River and progress toward its cleanup and sustainable health—the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum opens the photographic exhibition, “Capturing the Anacostia River,” that...
2007_DC_SIAM_East_River35DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: East of the River: Continuity and Change
East of the River: Continuity and Change
September 15, 2007 – November 9, 2008
To celebrate the museum's 40th anniversary, this exhibition documents the development of community life of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River beginning with the original inhabitation by Native Americans up to the...
2021_DC_SIAM_Food4PeopleI266DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington (Interior portion)
Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington
April 17, 2021 – September 17, 2022
With every bite of food we eat, we have an opportunity to help remake an unjust and unequal food system.
Do you know where your food comes from? Who produces, processes, and prepares it, and in what...
2021_DC_SIAM_Food4People80DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington (Outdoor portion)
Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington
April 17, 2021 – September 17, 2022
Across our nation and region, we have both an overabundance of food and a staggering number of people who struggle to find their next meal. This reality has only worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
2017_DC_SIAM_Gateways95DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Gateways/Portales
Gateways/Portales
December 5, 2016 – August 6, 2017
Gateway: any entrance or passage that may be opened and closed.
What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public...
2015_DC_SIAM_CWChanged177DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: How the Civil War Changed Washington
How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015
This exhibition examines the social and spatial impact of the Civil War on Washington, DC and the resulting dramatic changes in social mores, and in the size and ethnic composition of the city’s population. The population of the...
2018_DC_SIAM_Key8DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Key to the Community
2021_DC_SIAM_Men_Of_Change209DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets @ Ron Brown High School
Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets
February 1, 2021 – ...
2018_DC_SIAM_ACM5034DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Exhibit: Your Community, Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967-2017
Your Community, Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967-2017
September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2019
For fifty years, the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) has pushed the boundaries of what “museum” means. Conversations with neighbors have shaped exhibitions and...
2004_DC_SIAM4DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2007_DC_SIAM7DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_SIAM11DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SIAM3DC -- Anacostia Community Museum -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2020_DC_SISG_Age_Old123DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul
Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul
January 25, 2020 – October 25, 2020
Journey to three cities in the Middle East—Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq—in this virtual exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute, Paris, and created in collaboration with UNESCO. These...
2015_DC_SISG_Art_Gift19DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
Art of the Gift: Recent Aquisitions
July 25, 2015 – December 13, 2015
The beauty and diversity of Asian art are evident throughout the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Since the opening of the Freer in 1923 and the Sackler in 1987, generous gifts and funds...
2016_DC_SISG_Buddah25DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
January 30, 2016 – December 2016
Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. What makes this sixth-century Chinese object exceptional are the detailed...
2017_DC_SISG_Chinamania40DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Chinamania
Chinamania
July 9, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Chinamania, the craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics, swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Contemporary artist Walter McConnell, inspired by his travels in China and the kilns as Jindgzhen, interrogates this phenomenon...
2017_DC_SISG_Felines111DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Cats’ personalities have made them internet stars today. In ancient Egypt, cats were associated with divinities, as revealed in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Cat coffins and representations of the cat-headed goddess...
2019_DC_SISG_Empresses305DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
March 30, 2019 – June 23, 2019
The lives of the Qing dynasty empresses offer a compelling tale of opulence and influence as told in this first-ever, in-depth exhibition of the subject. From their royal portraits and costumes they wore to Buddhist art...
2017_DC_SISG_Encountering116DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
October 14, 2017 – November 29, 2020
Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, linger at a Sri Lankan stupa, travel with an eighth-century Korean monk and discover remarkable objects in Encountering the Buddha. The exhibition draws upon the...
2021_DC_SISG_Fashioning37DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
December 18, 2021 – May 15, 2022
With their sumptuous surfaces, original designs, and technical sophistication, luxury textiles played a critical role in the social, cultural, religious, and economic life of Safavid Iran...
2017_DC_SISG_Feast54DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Feast Your Eyes
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
October 14, 2017 – Indefinitely
Originally open in 2012, in celebration of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's 25th anniversary, a selection from the Freer and Sackler's extraordinary collection of luxury metalwork from ancient Iran—an area extending...
2017_DC_SISG_Elephant26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
The Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
April 15, 2017 – TBA
Water-pouring elephants; lime pots shaped like birds, rabbits, and lions; bottles with human faces and hands folded in reverence: these vessels feature in the ceramic traditions of the Angkor kingdom (802–1431). The Glazed...
2016_DC_SISG_Heart53DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae
February 13, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Located in the dasht-i murghab, or “plain of the water bird,” in southwestern Iran, Pasargadae was the first capital of the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire (circa 540 BCE) and the last resting place of Cyrus the...
2022_05_29C3_SISG_Roof43DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Once Upon a Roof: Vanished Korean Architecture
Once Upon a Roof: Vanished Korean Architecture
May 21, 2022 – October 30, 2022
Roof tiles made of fired clay are key elements of traditional Korean architecture. They not only protected wooden structures from the weather; they also carried aesthetic value and symbolic meaning. One special type of... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_SISG_Lucre69DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – November 29, 2016
Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room—an icon of American art—as a decadent ruin collapsing under the weight of its own creative...
2015_DC_SISG_Shiota6DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota
August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015
Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist. Shiota studied at Kyoto Seike...
2015_DC_SISG_Baladi13DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Lara Baladi
Perspectives: Lara Baladi
August 29, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum...
2017_DC_SISG_Perspectives7DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Perspectives: Michael Joo
Perspectives: Michael Joo
July 2, 2016 – July 9, 2017
Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation specifically for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space...
2021_DC_SISG_Spirals22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenware from Thailand
Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenware from Thailand
December 18, 2021 – Ongoing
Red painted spirals swirl in distinct patterns across the surfaces of these vessels, testifying to the sophisticated material and aesthetic cultures of northeastern Thailand more than two thousand years ago. Their makers...
2017_DC_SISG_Resound26DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Resound: Bells of Ancient China
Resound: Bells of Ancient China
October 14, 2017 – TBD
Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells of...
2022_05_08D5_SISG_Revealing38DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
April 30, 2022 – September 18, 2022
Revealing Krishna transports visitors to a sacred mountain in the floodplains of southern Cambodia. The exhibition showcases a monumental sculpture of the Hindu god Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan to protect...
2017_DC_SISG_Gupta14DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Terminal: Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta
October 14, 2017 – June 24, 2018
Internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta transforms familiar household objects, such as stainless steel and brass vessels often found in India, into wondrous structures. The Freer|Sackler features the artist’s monumental installation Terminal....
2017_DC_SISG_Quran46DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Art of the Qur'an
The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017
In recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans, the Freer|Sackler is hosting a landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States. Almost seventy of...
2016_DC_SISG_Lost_Symphony39DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art
January 16, 2016 – May 30, 2016
Three Girls would have been a seminal work in the stylistic development of American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)—if he had completed it. He intended to hang the large painting opposite his Princess from...
2018_DC_SISG_Prince32DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
February 24, 2018 – August 5, 2018
In our age of social media and selfies, it may be difficult to grasp the importance of painted portraits and studio photographs in nineteenth-century Iran. During this time, known as the Qajar era, rulers such...
2022_04_03E2_SISG_Shrine25DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
March 5, 2022 – Indefinitely
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room includes more than two hundred bronzes, paintings, silk hangings, and carpets that were created in Tibet, China, and Mongolia between the thirteenth and early twentieth centuries. Arranged to reflect Tibetan...
2018_DC_SISG_Dye_For23DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia
March 24, 2018 – July 29, 2018
With their brilliant designs, ikats are among the most distinct fabrics produced in Central Asia. The name, derived from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” refers to the distinct technique of making these textiles: bundles of threads are...
2015_DC_SISG_Travellers65DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia
November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015
Travel shapes how we see the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more...
2022_04_03E1_SISG_Underdogs91DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection
Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection
March 19, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Expect the unexpected. The exhibition Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection focuses on the captivating stories and urban legends of individuals living on the...
2008_DC_SISG_Monkeys2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2017_DC_SISG_Monkeys48DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2004_DC_SISG28DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2005_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SISG29DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2015_DC_SISG2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SISG5DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2019_DC_SISG7DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SISG13DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_05_08D4_SISG4DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2002_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2003_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2004_DC_Corcoran4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2005_DC_Corcoran1DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2006_DC_Corcoran14DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2007_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2008_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
I never noticed the wires holding the griffins in place before.
2009_DC_Corcoran9DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2017_DC_Corcoran14DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2022_06_10D3_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_Corcoran_Amer2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Amer122DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Amer53DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Amer127DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Amer5DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Paley100DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley
June 28, 2014 to September 28, 2014

American Metal presents a retrospective survey of the art of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. It covers all aspects of his nearly 50-year career, starting with his work as a jeweler and...
2010_DC_Corcoran_Cont2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Cont17DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Cont39DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Cont4DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Contemporary Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Eur23DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2010_DC_Corcoran_Eur59DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2011_DC_Corcoran_Eur34DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2013_DC_Corcoran_Eur33DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2014_DC_Corcoran_Eur37DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- European Galleries
2006_DC_Corcoran_Glass3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Glasswork
2014_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaeous
The Corcoran gallery space is scheduled to close on October 1. It's being acquired by the National Gallery of Art, with its collection being split up. I wanted to see it before it closed.
2010_DC_Corcoran38DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2013_DC_Corcoran5DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Miscellaneous
2006_DC_Corcoran_Salon12DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2010_DC_Corcoran_Salon24DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2013_DC_Corcoran_Salon6DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Salon Dore
2020_DC_Corc_Rm1057DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- 105 Classroom
2020_DC_Mann_20022632DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: Onward: Meet and Greet with Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann
Onward: Meet and Greet with Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann
Kelsey Mann, Head of Story at Pixar, will be talking about 'Onward', released in theaters on March 6, 2020.
Meet Kelsey Mann, Head of Story at Pixar. Kelsey was the story supervisor on the 2013 feature film, Monster's University and has...
2019_DC_Corc_VDay_19021411DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: Valentine's Day
Looking for a free snack or a place to make a personalized card for your loved one? We've got you covered! This Valentine's Day (February 14), join the Corcoran for a celebration in the Flagg Atrium from 10 a.m. to noon, complete with coffee, donuts, Valentine's cookies and games! At this event, you'll...
2018_DC_Corc_SpikedC_181003127DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: “Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Ann Telnaes
“Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Other Editorial Cartoonists
by The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design @ GW
Join us on the evening of October 3 to hear Rob Rogers and Ann Telnaes in an intimate panel talk at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design on the issues of censorship, freedom of...
2019_DC_Corc_Mapplethorpe146DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition
6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition
June 14, 2019, to Oct. 6, 2019
6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran...
2019_DC_Corc_Action30DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989
A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989
June 13, 2019 to October 5, 2019
This companion exhibition to the Corcoran exhibition 6.13.89 will exhibit paintings, drawings, and prints from the GW Collection by artists who registered their protest of the volatile cancellation of the exhibition of...
2020_DC_Corc_Dialogue40DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings
Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings
Fri, February 7, 2020 to Fri, March 20, 2020
Students from the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will see their works on display alongside pieces from the GW Collection, including artists such as Lowell...
2019_DC_Corc_Good_Enough22DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Good Enough
Good Enough
February 15, 2019 to April 5, 2019
I am, I feel, not good enough to be an artist” —Anne Truitt
WASHINGTON, DC - Good enough—a declaration of defeat—a statement of proud acceptance of oneself, ones work, the value of time and the passion put towards a particular goal. Perfectionism will...
2019_DC_Corc_Have_A_Look16DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Have a Look: Selections from the GW Collection
Have a Look: Selections from the GW Collection
February 7, 2019 to Sat, March 23, 2019
Collecting since 1821, GW holds many “hidden” treasures ranging from an early painting by the famed painter Fernando Botero, to a trove of over 152 photographs by Andy Warhol. “Have a Look: Selections from the GW...
2019_DC_Corc_Diaspora111DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora from the Creole City
INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora from the Creole City
Nov. 14, 2019 – March 20, 2020
Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City is a bold, multidisciplinary exhibition featuring predominantly Miami-based artists from across the Caribbean, with work ranging from photography to site-specific...
2019_DC_Corc_Adams16DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Kelli Rae Adams: work / study (By The People)
Kelli Rae Adams: work / study
June 13, 2019 to October 6, 2019
With this mixed-media installation, Kelli Rae Adams calls attention to the magnitude and urgency of the student debt crisis in the U.S. Utilizing several hundred handmade ceramic bowls, a quantity of steadily accumulating coins and a...
2019_DC_Corc_Open37DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Open: An Installation by Robin Bell
Open: An Installation by Robin Bell
February 7 - March 31, 2018
OPEN, an installation of lights and projections by artist Robin Bell, is a celebration of transparency, belonging and accessibility.
Reflecting on the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Corcoran some thirty years...
2018_DC_Corc_Spiked48DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: Spiked
Spiked
July 18 - October 14, 2018
After 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired in June 2018. Prior to his dismissal, the newspaper refused to publish a series of cartoons produced over three months, starting in March 2018. We invite you to Spiked: The...
2018_DC_Corc_Truths41DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Exhibit: We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident
November 5, 2018 - December 15, 2018
The Corcoran School of the Arts of Design at the George Washington University is proud to partner with For Freedoms to present:

We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident
By Zoë Buckman and Natalie Gwen Frank

*Please be...
1997_DC_SIPG_Bldg3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
1999_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2000_DC_SIPG_Bldg4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2005_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2006_DC_SIPG_Bldg73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Pictures taken before July 2006 were of the outside of the building as they got it ready for its opening. They include some nighttime shots during pre-opening receptions. The building opened on July 1, 2006 so the pictures from that day forward include indoor shots.
2008_DC_SIPG_Bldg65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2009_DC_SIPG_Bldg50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the portrait gallery's recent acquisitions section which is being repainted.
2010_DC_SIPG_Bldg27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various visits:
(100128) They're setting up the Struggle for Justice exhibit.
(100131) I loved the patterns in the snow on the roof of the Kogod Courtyard.
(100213) There had been a painting bumped of its hanger in the morning which caused a crisis. After careful inspection and calls to the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Bldg21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including cracks after the earthquake.
2012_DC_SIPG_Bldg28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2013_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various things including a new Calder being installed outside the building and redoing the main store.
2014_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including snow on courtyard.
2015_DC_SIPG_Bldg41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2016_DC_SIPG_Bldg124DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the trees in the courtyard being replaced and the Jonathan Borofky sculpture installed outside the building.
2017_DC_SIPG_Bldg24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the holiday courtyard decortations at night (which remind me of the images of Melania's White House decorations) as well as a visit by Gareth Hinds, Alison Morris, and Alexis and Kristen Frederick-Frost.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bldg26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2019_DC_SIPG_Bldg37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including Closed signs during the Trump/Fox Shutdown.
2020_DC_SIPG_Bldg15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum reopened on September 18 after Covid-19 closed them on March 14.
2021_DC_SIPG_Bldg18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2018_DC_SIPG_Vaquero_Move33DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
They reinstalled the statue. I was covering the Washington Ballet event during the actual move but there's during and after here.
2007_DC_SIPG_Bldg64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (incl Kogod courtyard)
The Kogod courtyard opened on 11/18/2007. Pictures here include that day as well as on 11/20/2007, the first public day where the water was running in the Kogod courtyard. This provides a shallow pool of water that people can walk across.
2020_DC_SIPG_4Ward15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Forward Into Light
2006_DC_SIPG_Painting159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2007_DC_SIPG_Painting34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2008_DC_SIPG_Painting120DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2009_DC_SIPG_Painting108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2010_DC_SIPG_Painting13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2011_DC_SIPG_Painting78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2012_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2013_DC_SIPG_Painting146DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2014_DC_SIPG_Painting89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2016_DC_SIPG_Painting11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2017_DC_SIPG_Painting4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2019_DC_SIPG_Painting70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2020_DC_SIPG_Painting68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2021_DC_SIPG_Painting10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2006_DC_SIPG_Portrait73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2007_DC_SIPG_Portrait27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2008_DC_SIPG_Portrait31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2009_DC_SIPG_Portrait500DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2010_DC_SIPG_Portrait54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2011_DC_SIPG_Portrait60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2012_DC_SIPG_Portrait135DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2013_DC_SIPG_Portrait38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Portrait96DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2015_DC_SIPG_Portrait56DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Portrait127DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2017_DC_SIPG_Portrait16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2018_DC_SIPG_Portrait25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2019_DC_SIPG_Portrait208DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2020_DC_SIPG_Portrait19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
A new John Lewis portrait is on exhibit.
2021_DC_SIPG_Portrait57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2022_05_08G2_SIPG_Portrait6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Radio_Talent68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits -- Detail: Miguel Covarrubias’s "Radio Talent"
Radio Talent:
Miguel Covarrubias’s 1938 caricature, Radio Talent, depicted a cloud of popular celebrities who came to fame during the heyday of American radio broadcasting. At the depths of the Depression, radio’s two major networks—NBC and CBS—provided a cultural glue that helped bind the country...
2009_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
2010_DC_SIPG_Rentals42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
The courtyard was being set up for a couple of special events including the Telling Stories Gala which I wasn't invited to.
2011_DC_SIPG_Rentals17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
These dancers were preparing for a private event by the Council on Competitiveness.
2014_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
2017_DC_SIPG_Rentals10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
Preparing for the Pence inaugural party. I wonder what they did with all the artwork displaying women, clothed and otherwise.
2019_DC_SIPG_Rentals13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
Including a set-up for promoting the new CATS movie.
2009_DC_SIPG_Ball_09011821DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals: Pre-inaugural ball
I have no idea who was supposed to be at this one but it looked interesting! I was told later that it was a fund-raiser event. Some of the period people were part of the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
1997_DC_SIPG_Sculpture5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2006_DC_SIPG_Sculpture64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2007_DC_SIPG_Sculpture44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2008_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2009_DC_SIPG_Sculpture80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2010_DC_SIPG_Sculpture77DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Mostly sculpture by Paul Manship
2011_DC_SIPG_Sculpture12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The license plate piece is back!
2012_DC_SIPG_Sculpture29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Including The Museum sculpture.
2013_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2014_DC_SIPG_Sculpture26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2015_DC_SIPG_Sculpture6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2016_DC_SIPG_Sculpture24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The Martin Puryear piece that was the centerpiece of the previous Puryear exhibit has been moved into the modern art section.
2019_DC_SIPG_Sculpture31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2010_DC_SIPG_Tour6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
A really big highlights tour group due in large part to publicity in the Washington Post. (Article below)

Get a closeup of the National Portrait Gallery during its Docent's Choice Tours
Friday, January 8, 2010
Museums can be overwhelming: They're crowded. They're big. And they're chock-full of...
2014_DC_SIPG_Tour10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
2015_DC_SIPG_Tour4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck
2018_DC_SIPG_Tour_18060911DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck
2006_DC_SIPG_Vw2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2007_DC_SIPG_Vw4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2009_DC_SIPG_Vw9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2016_DC_SIPG_Vw22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2006_DC_SIPG_Boochever23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2006 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
2008_DC_SIPG_Scholars5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts (special installation)
June 22 through July 13

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The...
2009_DC_SIPG_Boochever55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
These are pictures from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Every day we are inundated with faces. Images of celebrities, acquaintances, and friends -- in the news, on social networking sites, on the street -- are constantly changing. Portraits, on the other hand, slow us down. They capture...
2011_DC_SIPG_Scholars4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2016_DC_SIPG_Boochever80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition features 43 pieces including sculptures, mixed-media pieces, photographs, paintings and drawings. The jurors considered this exhibition a synopsis of historical and cultural events that have unfolded in the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Boochever177DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today
October 26, 2019 – August 30, 2020
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s 46 finalists were selected from...
2022_04_29A1_SIPG_Boochever48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today
April 30, 2022 – February 26, 2023
Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The 42 finalists in this year’s edition were selected from...
2015_DC_SIPG_Obama3D11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 3-D Portrait of President Obama
3-D Portrait of President Obama
February 13, 2015 – February 16, 2015
In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13,...
2012_DC_SIPG_Will_Of16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013
Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the important...
2006_DC_SIPG_Pres35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the long-gone Bill Clinton portrait. This one had attracted flak from the anti-Clinton folks because he didn't have a wedding ring which they claimed was a comment on him being a philandering. It turned out that men never had portraits done wearing jewelry -- the last portrait with a wedding...
2007_DC_SIPG_Pres5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2008_DC_SIPG_Pres13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the new W Bush portrait.
2009_DC_SIPG_Pres221DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Pictures here include the newly unveiled Shepard Fairey iconic "Hope" image. Made of a composite of materials, it was only up temporarily and then they got to work trying to figure out how to conserve it.
Also here is the new Bill Clinton portrait, this time with a wedding ring!
2010_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including yet another Bill Clinton portrait, this one by Chuck Close. They definitely have trouble getting a decent one of this guy!
2011_DC_SIPG_Pres23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2012_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2013_DC_SIPG_Pres20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the temporary Obama portrait from Chuck Close.
2014_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2015_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2016_DC_SIPG_Pres50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the swapped George Washington portrait.
2017_DC_SIPG_Pres74DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The presidential galleries reopened after an overhaul in September 2017. Some portraits were swapped in or out, presidents were numbered (with Grover Cleveland requiring two numbers because of his non-consecutive terms), and signs describing eras of presidents were added.
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Former President Barack Obama by Artist Kehinde Wiley
On February 13, 2018, the official portraits of the 44th President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama were installed in America’s Presidents and Recent Acquisitions, respectively.
Barack Obama made history in 2009 by becoming the first...
2019_DC_SIPG_Pres28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The Bush presidential portrait had a border around it for a month after his death.
2020_DC_SIPG_Pres14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
2021_DC_SIPG_Pres18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
A photo of the former child president is up and the Hope picture of Obama is back.
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres_Obamas55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama
Visitor traffic in the Donald Reynolds Center (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery) has been huge!
In 2017, DRC was the 7th most popular Smithsonian museum at 1.3 million visitors:
#1 = National Air and Space Museum[7m],
#2 = National Museum of Natural History [6m],
#3 =...
2017_DC_SIPG_Temp_Pres60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents Temporary Installation (incl Hindsight is Always 20/20)
America's Presidents Temporary Installation
March 24, 2017 – September 4, 2017
While the regular gallery space is being refurbished and updated, America’s Presidents will be temporarily installed in the west gallery on the second floor. The exhibition will move back into the newly refreshed gallery...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ante_Brady26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
June 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018
Mathew Brady may be best known today for his Civil War–era photographs, but he established his reputation as an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer more than a decade before the war. Brady opened his first daguerreotype...
2008_DC_SIPG_Bally35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Ballyhoo!
What could be less subtle than the pictorial poster, blaring out its message with large scale, loud colors, and bold graphics? As the circus term “ballyhoo” suggests, boisterous hucksterism underlies the poster’s message and its roguish appeal. We are used to decoding the poster as advertising or...
2016_DC_SIPG_Viola80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait...
2018_DC_SIPG_Black_Out108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
May 11, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition explores...
2021_DC_SIPG_Block27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Block By Block: Naming Washington
Block by Block: Naming Washington
July 30, 2021 - January 16, 2023
The National Portrait Gallery will explore the namesakes of Washington, D.C.’s streets, avenues, neighborhoods and other public spaces in the new exhibition “Block by Block: Naming Washington.” Featuring reproductions of 16 portraits,...
2006_DC_SIPG_Bravo15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2009_DC_SIPG_Bravo48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2014_DC_SIPG_Bravo4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
2015_DC_SIPG_Bravo2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Bravo42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Including the Chuck Jones sculpture that I'd never seen before.
2019_DC_SIPG_Bravo16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Revisiting Paul Moore's Chuck Jones sculpture.
2022_06_10F4_SIPG_Bravo9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo! (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Dylan2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Bob Dylan
Celebrate: Bob Dylan
October 17, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Nobel Prize committee broke with precedent—and recognized those who make it new—by awarding the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. The prize will surprise, and perhaps anger, some. It will delight many. Dylan’s career has been a...
2017_DC_SIPG_Gillespie3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Dizzie Gillespie
Dizzie Gillespie
October 26, 2017 – November 26, 2017
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery honors the life and legacy of jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader Dizzy Gillespie on the centennial of his birth.
Gillespie first rose to fame in the 1940s and maintained an influential presence in...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ella2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
April 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017
April 25 marks the 100th birthday of American jazz and popular song vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The museum is recognizing the anniversary by displaying her photograph by William Gottlieb for the first time in the museum.
The photograph pictures...
2016_DC_SIPG_Peck1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Gregory Peck
Celebrate: Gregory Peck
April 1, 2016 – April 10, 2016
1916 was the year that National Park Service was created and the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated. It was also the year that legendary actor Gregory Peck was born. In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Portrait Gallery honors...
2017_DC_SIPG_CelebrateJFK6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
May 19, 2017 – July 9, 2017
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery joins the nationwide celebration of the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the centennial of his birth, illuminating his contributions, policies and challenges he feared in the wake of the...
2017_DC_SIPG_50Years44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrating Fifty Years
Celebrating Fifty Years
August 11, 2017 – January 6, 2019
In 1968, following major renovations, the Old Patent Office Building opened as the permanent home for two Smithsonian museums, the National Collection of Fine Arts (since renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and the National Portrait...
2006_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2009_DC_SIPG_Champions52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2015_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Champions19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2006_DC_SIPG_CW21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2007_DC_SIPG_CW7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2008_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2009_DC_SIPG_CW102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2011_DC_SIPG_CW68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2012_DC_SIPG_CW12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2013_DC_SIPG_CW45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2014_DC_SIPG_CW26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2015_DC_SIPG_CW23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2016_DC_SIPG_CW10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2018_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2019_DC_SIPG_CW24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2017_DC_SIPG_CW_Bateman110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: Horatio Bateman's "Reconstruction"
Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published key)...
2009_DC_SIPG_CW_GGen24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: OIe Peter Hansen Balling's "Grant and His Generals"
2011_DC_SIPG_CW_15th16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: "Fifteenth Amendment"
2009_DC_SIPG_Coins17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Coins
2018_DC_SIPG_5Decades21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
June 15, 2018 – June 2, 2019
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included are portraits of such iconic figures as...
2016_DC_SIPG_Double_Take19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Often we associate one image with a person from history especially in a museum setting. This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two...
2020_DC_SIPG_1stLadies140DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
November 13, 2020 – May 23, 2021
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition, organized in...
2021_DC_SIPG_1stLadies4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States
November 13, 2020 – May 23, 2021
Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition, organized in...
2016_DC_SIPG_Eye_Pop64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze. This exhibition features...
2018_DC_SIPG_Eye2I88DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019
Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition explores and thinks critically about how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past two centuries....
2018_DC_SIPG_Discord_AJ21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Andrew Johnson
2013_DC_SIPG_Discord_Bound35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Bound For Freedom's Light
Bound for Freedoms Light: African Americans and the Civil War
February 1, 2013, through March 2, 2014
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Portrait Gallery will present “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African Americans and the Civil War.” This installation...
2012_DC_SIPG_Discord_Volck35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 through January 21, 2013
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck is the second in our series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Having emigrated to the United States in 1848 after Germany’s failed revolution,...
2011_DC_SIPG_Discord_Ells39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Death of Ellsworth
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012
On the site of a former Civil War hospital, the National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the war through a series of four alcove exhibitions—one each year—commemorating this period of American...
2014_DC_SIPG_Discord_Group24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Group Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Discord_Slaves39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Slavery
2019_DC_SIPG_Discord_Grant62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Ulysses Grant
At the end of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was hailed as a national hero and became a popular candidate for the presidency. Socially reticent and politically aloof, Grant never sought high office, but given his conscientious sense of duty, he would obey the will of the people. On...
2013_DC_SIPG_Supremes5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Four Female Supreme Court Justices
Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016
On view is a life-size portrait by Nelson Shanks of the four female Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
2015_DC_SIPG_Token23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Made in multiple sizes at...
2018_DC_SIPG_Lacks6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
May 15, 2018 – November 4, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Henrietta Lacks with the installation of a 2017 portrait by Kadir Nelson. It was jointly acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African...
2020_DC_SIPG_Her_Story30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
September 18, 2020 – January 18, 2021
Everyone loves a good story. Her Story: A Century of Women Writers highlights 24 noted women writers from the last one hundred years who are represented in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. The authors featured have...
2008_DC_SIPG_Herblock10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Herblock
Coinciding with the nation's election of its forty-fourth president, this exhibition contains Herbert Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Although respectful of the office, Block insisted that no president was "above caricature or comment."...
2016_DC_SIPG_CelebrityC31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
April 1, 2016 – September 11, 2016
Hollywood personalities who once graced theater marquees across America are featured in original cover art commissioned by Time magazine. Included are vintage portraits of stars like Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon...
2021_DC_SIPG_Hung_Liu85DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968-2020
Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968-2020
August 27, 2021 – May 30, 2022
The National Portrait Gallery presents the first major large-scale retrospective of work by Hung Liu (1948–2021), the internationally acclaimed Chinese-born American artist. Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968–2020...
2016_DC_SIPG_Palmer2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016
In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
September 26, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns.
With his thrilling brand of “go for broke” play and his charismatic appeal,...
2018_DC_SIPG_BBush3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Barbara Bush, 1925-2018
In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
April 18, 2018 – April 29, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989.
Admired for her candor and down-to-earth approach to public life, Bush enjoyed considerable popularity as the...
2021_DC_SIPG_Dole2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Bob Dole, 1923-2021
In Memoriam: Robert Dole, 1923–2021
December 5, 2021
Former U.S. Senator Robert Dole served in Congress for more than three decades. His personal experiences as a veteran who was critically injured during World War II influenced his political work on veterans’ issues and the rights of disabled...
2017_DC_SIPG_Berry6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Chuck Berry, 1926-2017
In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
March 21, 2017 – April 9, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry with a collage by Red Grooms (1978), currently installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
An inaugural inductee of the...
2021_DC_SIPG_Powell4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Colin Powell, 1937-2021
In Memoriam: Colin L. Powell, 1937–2021
October 18, 2021
One of the greatest modern influencers of foreign policy, Colin L. Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, decided on a military career while attending the City College of New York. He served in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star,...
2020_DC_SIPG_Larsen3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Don Larsen, 1929-2020
In Memoriam: Don Larsen, 1929-2020
January 6, 2020 – February 3, 2020
In the 1956 championship series pitting the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Yankee hurler Don Larsen entered the record books by pitching the first and only perfect game in World Series history. With the series even...
2020_DC_SIPG_Dyson3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Freeman Dyson, 1923-2020
In Memoriam: Freeman Dyson
March 3, 2020 - March 13, 2020
For the better part of a century, mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson contributed impressive proofs and provocative theories to the scientific world. His theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED) was conceived while still a graduate student...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carlin1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Carlin, 1937-2008
George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bush81DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924-2018
In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the...
2017_DC_SIPG_Hefner3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017
2019_DC_SIPG_Pei3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: I. M. Pei, 1917-2019
In Memoriam: I. M. Pei
May 17, 2019 – June 16, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of acclaimed architect I.M. Pei with a photograph by Armenian Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Born in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, in 1917, Pei was considered one of...
2019_DC_SIPG_Norman3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
In Memoriam: Jessye Norman, 1945-2019
October 3, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Jessye Norman was one of the twentieth century’s greatest sopranos. She received five Grammy Awards, including one for lifetime achievement in 2006, and a host of other honors. A graduate of Howard University, Norman went on to...
2020_DC_SIPG_Kobe2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020
In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant
January 27, 2020 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents a portrait of the late Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020), marking the death of the famed American athlete. Bryant spent nearly his entire career as a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He won five NBA...
2019_DC_SIPG_Chase3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Leah Chase, 1923-2019
In Memoriam: Leah Chase
June 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of Leah Chase with a painting by Gustave Blache III.
Chase (1923–2019), dubbed the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” was a restauranteur and world-renowned chef who championed...
2019_DC_SIPG_Iacocca7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Lee Iacocca, 1924-2019
2022_04_01C1_SIPG_Albright2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022
In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright 1937–2022
March 23, 2022
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state (1997–2001), may be best remembered as a quick-witted advocate for human rights and American global interests.
2018_DC_SIPG_King3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968
Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 2018 – April 30, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by displaying his likeness by Jack Lewis Hiller. Under King’s inspired leadership, nonviolent protest became the defining feature of the modern...
2018_DC_SIPG_Krim3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim, 1926-2018
In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
January 22, 2018 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of AIDS research pioneer Dr. Mathilde Krim with a photograph by Annie Leibovitz. In Leibovitz’s bust-length photo taken in 1998, Krim wears a looped AIDS-awareness pin...
2014_DC_SIPG_Angelou2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014
In memory of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914), on view is a portrait of her painted by Ross Rossin and unveiled in a ceremony Angelou attended in April 2014. Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographical novels that are an...
2014_DC_SIPG_Rooney1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014
On view is a portrait of actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) with frequent costar Judy Garland. Born into a vaudeville family, Rooney took the stage as a toddler and began making movies at age five. Over the course of a 10-decade career, he made more...
2016_DC_SIPG_Ali5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
June 6, 2016 – July 6, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali—with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh. The image, taken in 1970, is installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space. The Portrait Gallery has...
2016_DC_SIPG_Reagan1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan, 1921-2016
In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
March 7, 2016 – March 28, 2016
A graduate of Smith College, Nancy Davis appeared in eleven movies, including Night into Morning (1951) and Hellcats of the Navy (1957), the only film she made with Ronald Reagan.
Ronald and Nancy met in 1949 and married in 1952. The Reagans...
2012_DC_SIPG_Armstrong1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
A portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) by Louis Glanszman is on view. Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, and said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
2022_05_08G1_SIPG_Mineta8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Norman Y. Mineta, 1931–2022
In Memoriam: Norman Y. Mineta 1931–2022
May 3, 2022
Born San Jose, California
Norman Mineta broke barriers as the first Japanese American cabinet member and the longest-serving secretary of transportation (2001–6). He responded to the 9/11 attacks by grounding flights and creating the Transportation...
2018_DC_SIPG_Shange2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018
2014_DC_SIPG_Seeger1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014
On view is a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s. Seeger recorded more than 100 albums during his career, which spanned labor rallies in the 1930s and 1940s,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Prince14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Prince, 1958-2016
In Memoriam: Prince
April 22, 2016 – May 31, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Prince Nelson with a photograph by Lynn Goldsmith. The image was taken in 1993.
Prince’s music fused soul and rock ’n’ roll with incandescent showmanship and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Graham3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham, 1918-2018
In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
February 22, 2018 – March 25, 2018
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Rev. Billy Graham with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken in 1972. Evangelical Protestantism has been a major religious movement, as well as a social and...
2014_DC_SIPG_Williams1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Robin Williams, 1951-2014
In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014 (new closing date)
A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view. Williams was a madcap genius in performances of all types of entertainment, from stand-up to feature films....
2018_DC_SIPG_McCain7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III, 1936-2018
In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
August 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke.
McCain, who was born...
2011_DC_SIPG_Jobs1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012
A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.
2018_DC_SIPG_Wolfe3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Tom Wolfe, 1930-2018
2019_DC_SIPG_Morrison25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Toni Morrison, 1931-2019
In Memoriam: Toni Morrison
August 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Toni Morrison (1931–2019) wrote about the experiences of African Americans since her first novel, The Bluest Eye, appeared in 1970. With the publication of each new work, both her fan base and critical acclaim have grown, and she won the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Mercado3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Walter Mercado, 1932-2019
2016_DC_SIPG_Glenn2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memorium: John Glenn, 1921-2016
Portrait of John Glenn now on view
In memory of the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, the National Portrait Gallery has put on view one of our eight pieces depicting the American icon. View Glenn's portrait on the first floor of the museum in the "In Memoriam" space.
The 1988 portrait by Henry...
2019_DC_SIPG_Sentence35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Mid-Sentence
In Mid-Sentence
May 3, 2019 – March 29, 2020
Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. In Mid-Sentence presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Groove34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
August 5, 2016 – February 20, 2017
Enthralled by the music and those who made it, Herman Leonard (1923–2010) began haunting the New York’s jazz clubs after opening his first studio in Greenwich Village in 1948. Armed with his Speed Graphic camera,...
2009_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2016_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2020_DC_SIPG_Sargent79DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: John Singer Sargent: Charcoal Drawings
John Singer Sargent: Charcoal Drawings
February 28, 2020 – May 31, 2020
At the height of his success as a portraitist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) astonished the transatlantic art world by suddenly abandoning oil painting in 1907. For the rest of his life, he explored likeness and identity through...
2019_DC_SIPG_Packard4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Julie Packard
Julie Packard
April 23, 2019 – November 30, 2019
On display is a newly commissioned painting of Julie Packard, a leading figure in science and ocean conservation and the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The vividly colored portrait, by New York City-based artist Hope Gangloff, is one...
2012_DC_SIPG_Low7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl...
2007_DC_SIPG_Motto4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
October 19, 2007 – March 2, 2008
The inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture draws its name from the words of abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet who advocated action when speaking to a...
2016_DC_SIPG_Contemporaries23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Lincoln's Contemporaries
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019
Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War. This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities -- from showman P.T. Barnum and...
2017_DC_SIPG_Dietrich53DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
June 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Marlene Dietrich brought androgyny to the silver screen through her roles in such movies as Morocco (1930) and Seven Sinners (1940). The biggest Hollywood star at a time when “talkies” were still new, Dietrich captured men’s hearts...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW_Union21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 - May 8, 2016
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals is a part of the Portrait Gallery's series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Although Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the...
2013_DC_SIPG_Meade22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Meade Brothers
Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography:
June 14, 2013 - June 1, 2014
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will open “The Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography,” an exhibition showcasing the lives and careers of 19th-century studio photographers Charles R. Meade and Henry...
2013_DC_SIPG_MrLW57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – January 25, 2015
Large-format reproductions of original photographs, prints, drawings, and maps document how the Civil War affected patterns of life in the District of Columbia, especially the area around the Patent Office Building,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Babe32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Babe Ruth
One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017
This American baseball legend was an icon and media sensation. Before the commercialization of sports superstars became commonplace, Ruth’s name and image fueled a marketing frenzy. His memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Huerta21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Dolores Huerta
One Life: Dolores Huerta
July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016
One Life: Dolores Huerta highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. This eleventh installment in the “One Life” series is the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta...
2019_DC_SIPG_Anderson37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Marian Anderson
One Life: Marian Anderson
June 28, 2019 – May 17, 2020
One Life: Marian Anderson shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to underexplored moments in the contralto’s career. The exhibition examines the ways artists, concert promoters, and...
2008_DC_SIPG_1Life2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Mask of Lincoln
Since no photography is allowed within the exhibit, most of these photos are of the lines outside the exhibit room waiting to get in.
2017_DC_SIPG_Plath62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Sylvia Plath
One Life: Sylvia Plath
June 30, 2017 – May 20, 2018

One Life: Sylvia Plath is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped her identity visually as she came of age as a writer in the 1950s. Visitors will get a look into...
2018_DC_SIPG_Yr196834DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and...
2012_DC_SIPG_Waters2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Alice Waters
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012
A photographic portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement, is on view. The portrait was commissioned by the museum from Dave Woody, winner of the...
2014_DC_SIPG_Katy2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Cupcake Katy
Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014
“Cupcake Katy” features Perry wearing a dress designed by New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton and constructed by designer Cynthia Rowley. In her portrait, Perry reigns over the teenage consumer culture she has so successfully navigated. Perry was...
2017_DC_SIPG_Trump3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Donald J. Trump
Portrait of Donald J. Trump
January 13, 2017 – February 26, 2017
A photo portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump will go on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Jan. 13, 2017, and remain on view throughout the inauguration festivities.The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer...
2016_DC_SIPG_Spacey9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
February 24, 2016 – October 10, 2016
The Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of Kevin Spacey as his Golden Globe-winning character Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series, House of Cards. The monumental painting, which measures six feet by...
2008_DC_SIPG_Colbert12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Colbert Portrait Hangs at Smithsonian
Jan. 17, 2008, 12:44 AM EST
Stephen Colbert was denied when he tried to run for president this year in South Carolina. Now the fake TV pundit is getting some love from the city of his birth.
His portrait was hung Wednesday at the Smithsonian Institution's...
2014_DC_SIPG_Colbert6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015
In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.
In 2008, Colbert contacted the...
2007_DC_SIPG_SDay1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
March 30, 2007 – October 8, 2007
In October 2006, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first female associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006) -- sat for two 3-hour sessions with artists from The Painting Group, a New York-based group of 25...
2019_DC_SIPG_Denmark29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Denmark
Portraits of the World: Denmark
December 13, 2019 – October 12, 2020
Portraits of the World: Denmark, the third iinstallation in our international portrait series, highlights Danish artist Michael Ancher's "Kunstdommere." This monumental group portrait of four of Denmark's most significant cultural...
2018_DC_SIPG_Korea26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Korea
Portraits of the World: Korea
December 14, 2018 – November 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suk Nam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present. A wood assemblage portrait of her mother is the centerpiece of this exhibition, which includes portraits...
2017_DC_SIPG_Switzerland18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Portraits of the World: Switzerland
December 15, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Portraits of the World: Switzerland is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an...
2006_DC_SIPG_ColdWar11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Presidency and the Cold War
The Presidency and the Cold War
July 1, 2006 – February 24, 2008
This gallery is devoted to exhibitions on presidential themes with the first theme focusing on The Presidency and the Cold War. This exhibition explores how U.S. presidents shaped or reacted to the events of the Cold War, beginning at...
2009_DC_SIPG_Recent12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2009)
New Arrivals
January 30, 2009 – November 14, 2010
The recently acquired works displayed in this installation span more than two centuries of American history and culture. The breadth of works includes paintings of 19th-century statesman Daniel Webster by George Linen; a self-portrait by William...
2010_DC_SIPG_Recent29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2010)
Recent Acquisitions
November 19, 2010 – November 13, 2011
This exhibition of some 35 objects that have recently been added to the museum's collection spans centuries of American history and culture. The installation highlights a diverse group of journalists, artists, and leaders who have shaped the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Recent42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2011)
Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012
On view are approximately 40 new works of art acquired by the museum from 2007 to 2011, including caricatures of Beverly Sills and Earl “Fatha” Hines by Al Hirschfeld, photographs of former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush by Diana...
2012_DC_SIPG_Recent15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2012)
Recent Acquisitions
November 9, 2012 – October 27, 2013
On view are works recently aquired by the museum, including paintings of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Adolph Ochs; a bronze of Ethel Waters; photographs of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mary Pickford, and Muhammad Ali; and prints of George Washington...
2014_DC_SIPG_Recent24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2014)
Recent Acquisitions
November 7, 2014 – November 1, 2015
New additions to the Portrait Gallery’s collection are installed in the hall leading from the G Street museum entrance to the permanent collection exhibition American Origins. The pieces include paintings of Ted Turner, Maya Angelou, Marvin...
2015_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2015)
Recent Acquisitions
November 6, 2015 – October 30, 2016
From Frederick Douglass, Bob Hope, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Aretha Franklin to Rita Moreno, Matilde Krim, Hank Aaron, Willie Nelson, and Rubén Blades, this annual exhibition features 29 objects that tell the story and identity of America...
2016_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2016)
2017_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2017)
Recent Acquisitions
November 17, 2017 - November 4, 2018
The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are...
2018_DC_SIPG_Recent30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2018)
Recent Acquisitions
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019
The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were just two of several prized artworks acquired by the National Portrait Gallery during its 50th anniversary. As the Portrait Gallery turns the corner on a new decade of its legacy, the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Recent33DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2019)
Recent Acquisitions
November 15, 2019 – August 30, 2020
The annual exhibition Recent Acquisitions showcases 25 portraits to recently enter the Portrait Gallery’s renowned collection. Images of individuals who have made an impact in art, business, fashion, media, medicine, music and social justice join...
2020_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2020)
Recent Acquisitions: Gifts from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
October 9, 2020 – October 24, 2021
This exhibition presents more than 25 gifted works, including portraits of cultural figures Louis Armstrong, Katharine Graham, and Frida Kahlo; presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor; and the first...
2008_DC_SIPG_Recognize5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize!
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

This exhibition features images of hip hop stars by 7 artists who have explored the hip hop phenomenon. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in...
2018_DC_SIPG_Anthony3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize: Marc Anthony
Recognize
May 3, 2018 – June 3, 2018
In April, the Portrait Gallery invited its followers to cast their votes across the museum’s social media platforms for one of three portraits of celebrities who are turning 50 in 2018 and whose portraits are included in the museum’s permanent collection. The...
2009_DC_SIPG_Reflections75DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Reflections/Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Reflections/ Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century: April 10, 2009 through August 16, 2009:
Louis Lozowick This exhibition of approximately 75 works will probe the complex issues of understanding identity in the past century. Included in the exhibition are self portraits by Edward...
2018_DC_SIPG_RFK2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
June 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Robert (“Bobby”) Kennedy with a portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968, commissioned for the cover of Time magazine.
After winning the California presidential...
2007_DC_SIPG_Renovating3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2013_DC_SIPG_Renovating22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2016_DC_SIPG_Renovating86DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2019_DC_SIPG_Storied18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who...
2021_DC_SIPG_Storied15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Storied Women of the Civil War Era
Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - May 8, 2022
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence -- from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who...
2012_DC_SIPG_Black_List11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Black List
While photography was allowed in this special exhibit, I couldn't photograph most of the pieces because the reflective glass kept picking up everything around me instead of the piece itself.
2017_DC_SIPG_Sweat84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
November 3, 2017 – September 3, 2018
The Sweat of Their Face combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett, and Lewis...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
March 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen_Book35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar -- Comment Book
I was impressed that after just 4-1/2 days, both of the comment books were already 80-90% full.
2020_DC_SIPG_Visionary13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection
September 18, 2020 – January 24, 2021
This exhibition reveals the results of over twenty-five years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming. Beginning in 1995, the Cummings worked with their friend D. Dodge Thompson to commission or acquire over two...
2021_DC_SIPG_Visionary217DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
December 4, 2020 - January 24, 2021
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection,” revealing the results of more than 25 years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming and installed in two...
2020_DC_SIPG_Visionary24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2) -- Preparing to open
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 2)
December 4, 2020 - January 24, 2021
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection,” revealing the results of more than 25 years of inspired collecting by Ian and Annette Cumming and installed in two...
2019_DC_SIPG_Votes213DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s...
2021_DC_SIPG_Gurney30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Warranted to Give Satisfaction: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney
Warranted to Give Satisfaction: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney
June 25, 2021 – February 6, 2022
Jeremiah Gurney (1812–1895), a jeweler by profession, gave up that trade in favor of daguerreotypy in 1840 and established one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios. In the years that followed,...
2022_03_24A2_SIPG_Watergate43DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue
Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue
March 25, 2022 – September 5, 2022
The June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Complex quickly escalated to a political and legal crisis that reached the highest levels of the United States government -- including...
2019_DC_SIPG_Progress31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
June 14, 2019 – May 31, 2020
In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of early...
2013_DC_SIPG_Day_Museum19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day at the Museum
A Day at the Museum:
January 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013 (new opening and closing dates)
Letters, sketchbooks, diaries, photographs, and oral history recordings reveal the many ways artists experience museums. Artists may gain inspiration and a sense of community from museums. Some travel long distances,...
2014_DC_SIPG_DayLife50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced...
2015_DC_SIPG_Yasuo31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015
In 1906, when Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1952) was just 16, he emigrated by himself from Japan to the United States with two hundred dollars in his pocket. Kuniyoshi eventually made his way to New York...
2017_DC_SIPG_B4ICats54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM Archives) -- Exhibit: Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
April 28 - October 29, 2017
Long before cats clawed their way onto the Internet, they made themselves at home in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition explores the myriad ways in which cats are represented in rare documents...
2019_DC_SIPG_Bloom23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art
March 2, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Sketches and drawings of flowers from our collections provide a fascinating opportunity to examine flowers from both an artistic and scientific point of view. The exhibition coincides with Smithsonian Gardens' biannual...
2016_DC_SIPG_Source18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
April 22, 2016 – August 21, 2016
In this exhibition, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art reveals how artists find inspiration. The Archives’ collections hold a kaleidoscopic array of source materials; many of these materials are somewhat...
2013_DC_SIPG_HHC70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Handmade Holiday Cards
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
The cards featured in this exhibition -- selected from the hundreds in the Archives of American Art's collections -- reveal how artists imagined the holidays through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pollock23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock, Memories Arrested in Space
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
January 28, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is an American icon. Creator of rhythmic and energetic...
2010_DC_SIPG_Lists14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Lists
2015_DC_SIPG_Black_Books44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Black Books
Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these...
2011_DC_SIPG_Big_Lives46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Pictures, Big Lives
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Some 150 images of celebrated and famous artists offer clues to the intimate side of public personae: to the people and the things they cared about, where they’ve been, what they did,...
2014_DC_SIPG_Monuments111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Monuments Men
This exhibition was tied into the release of the Monuments Men movie.
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942–1946
February 7 to April 20, 2014
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Beaten51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Off the Beaten Track
Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art
December 8, 2017 - June 3, 2018
Join us on a road trip through the Archives of American Art. The photographs, sketches, diaries, correspondence, and video recordings on view reveal how artists have shaped and are shaped by their...
2018_DC_SIPG_Pushing59DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
August 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019
Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence...
2009_DC_SIPG_Xmas57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Season's Greetings
“Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art” celebrates the personal style and sentiment of artists’ handmade holiday cards. This exhibit will be on display from Nov. 20 to Jan. 10, 2010, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for...
2008_DC_SIPG_Kisses6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
On view in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, located inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
January 25, 2008 through June 2, 2008
Love letters bring out the voyeur in most of us....
2019_DC_SIPG_Feminist89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: What Is Feminist Art?
What Is Feminist Art?
November 26, 2019 – November 29, 2020
In 1976, feminist activists Ruth Iskin, Lucy Lippard, and Arlene Raven organized an exhibition centered on the question: “What is Feminist Art?” They invited artists to answer this question on a letter-sized piece of paper. Hundreds of...
2011_DC_SIPG_Words8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Words Cannot Express
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Death is perhaps the only certainty in life. For those experiencing the death of a friend, family member, loved one, or an admired figure, words are often inadequate to give voice to the intense emotions involved. When...
2009_DC_SIPG_1934154DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010

In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration created the Public Works of Art Program—the first...
2012_DC_SIPG_Abstract18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Abstract Drawings
Abstract DrawingsJune 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich...
2020_DC_SIPG_Humboldt_Folks14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt -- Folks At...
Folks here include the curator, Eleanor Harvey, artist/writer/director/producer Paul Glenshaw, Mike Rhode, and Cathy Hunter.
2020_DC_SIPG_Humboldt165DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Alexander von Humboldt was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture places American art squarely in the...
2021_DC_SIPG_Humboldt4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Alexander von Humboldt was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture places American art squarely in the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Myth133DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
June 7, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer,...
2017_DC_SIPG_JFK_Visionary61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy...
2012_DC_SIPG_Video_Games141DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Video games use images, actions, and player participation to tell stories and engage their audiences. In the same way as film, animation, and performance, they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art. In this...
2021_DC_SIPG_A2A24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artist to Artist
Artist to Artist
October 1, 2021 — September 3, 2023
The work of the artist is often thought of as solitary. We picture the painter confronting a blank canvas alone, studio door figuratively shut. Yet few artists thrive in a social vacuum. Even those who prefer to work in private will seek out other...
2019_DC_SIPG_Respond147DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive...
2018_DC_SIPG_Traylor99DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation,...
2019_DC_SIPG_Obata156DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Chiura Obata: American Modern
Chiura Obata: American Modern
November 27, 2019 – May 25, 2020
Chiura Obata (1885–1975) ranks among the most significant California-based artists and Japanese American cultural leaders of the last century. Obata’s seemingly effortless synthesis of different art traditions defies the usual division...
2020_DC_SIPG_Holzer12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Conserving Jenny Holzer's For SAAM
Lunder Conservation Center
Conserving Jenny Holzer's For SAAM
2020_DC_SIPG_Bey_Johnson5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Dawoud Bey & William H. Johnson
New On View
Dawoud Bey & William H. Johnson
2015_DC_SIPG_Carving22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Direct Carving
Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely
The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood,...
2018_DC_SIPG_Almost_Home57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Do Ho Suh’s immersive, dreamlike work explores the nature and meaning of home, fastening ties between personal space and shared experience. Encountering his large-scale fabric sculptures is both deeply familiar and profoundly alien as the ordinary...
2017_DC_SIPG_Sultan17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
May 26, 2017 – September 4, 2017
In the 1980s Donald Sultan (born 1951) began his industrial landscape series the Disaster Paintings. He worked with the subject for nearly a decade, using images of actual events drawn from the daily newspaper. Sultan’s Disaster...
2017_DC_SIPG_Mean_Streets14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
May 12, 2017 – August 6, 2017
The exhibition examines how Latino photographers depicted America’s urban streets when notions of the inner city began to emerge. The title of the exhibition is taken from Piri Thomas’ bestselling memoir Down These Mean Streets (1967), in which the...
2016_DC_SIPG_Legacy11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
September 23, 2016 – March 19, 2017
In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections...
2014_DC_SIPG_Experience58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Experience America
Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the federal government paid them to paint and sculpt and urged them to look to the nation’s land and people for their subjects. For the next...
2006_DC_SIPG_Folk44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Folk28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2010_DC_SIPG_Folk58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Folk32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Folk5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2016_DC_SIPG_Folk48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing
The works in SAAM’s galleries for folk and self-taught art represent the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists, embodying diverse American narratives and reminding us that creativity flourishes independent of formal art...
2019_DC_SIPG_Folk17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2020_DC_SIPG_Folk21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk_Throne31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art -- Restoring the Throne of the Third Heaven exhibit
2016_DC_SIPG_Gene_Davis19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Gene Davis: Hot Beat
Gene Davis: Hot Beat
November 17, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis (1920-1985). Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading...
2008_DC_SIPG_GM128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM222DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters II
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the second in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These...
2010_DC_SIPG_GM337DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters III
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the third in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These twenty-eight exceptional watercolors, charcoals, and drawings from the 1960s to the...
2020_DC_SIPG_Hand_Wheel4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Hand and Wheel
Hand and Wheel
Stieglitz, O'Keeffe, and a Ford V-8
Alfred Stieglitz was a prominent photographer and, as director of the gallery 291 in New York City, a tireless champion of modernist art. He first encountered the work of Georgia O'Keeffe on New Year's Day in 1916, when a mutual friend showed him a...
2016_DC_SIPG_Harlem30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s...
2016_DC_SIPG_Noguchi102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
November 11, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Location: 1st Floor, West
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. His design for Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars (1947)...
2019_DC_SIPG_Cornell15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Joseph Cornell
2017_DC_SIPG_Walker37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
October 13, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents the complete set of Kara Walker's print series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) for the first time since it was acquired in 2008....
2018_DC_SIPG_Love4Ward10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kelsey Montague's "Love It Forward"
2013_DC_SIPG_LIP12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Landscapes in Passing
Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes
July 26, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The American landscape has inspired generations of artists, but the 48 photographs in this presentation— by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes— are a far cry from traditional...
2008_DC_SIPG_Local_Color13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Local Color
Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury
Now through Oct. 13, 2008

Explore the expressive possibilities of color in this special installation of twenty-seven large-scale paintings from SAAM's permanent collection. Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury examines the cross influences of...
2017_DC_SIPG_Lumia37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light reveals this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions for the first time in nearly fifty years. As early as 1919—well before the advent of consumer television...
2011_DC_SIPG_Chicago26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
August 12, 2011 - January 2, 2012
On view are 26 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created by Chicago artists, including works by Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Vera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida....
2015_DC_SIPG_Masterworks25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Masterworks
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17 through August 16, 2015
Nineteen major paintings lent from the private collection of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin of Chevy Chase, MD, will be on view on the second floor galleries of the museum as part of a special installation from April 17 through...
2015_DC_SIPG_Measured37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
July 3, 2015 – February 19, 2017
This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805-1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions...
2013_DC_SIPG_Shaker10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Mount Lebanon Shaker Society
2011_DC_SIPG_Multi40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Multiplicity
Multiplicity:
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan...
2007_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2009_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2012_DC_SIPG_Mvsevm32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2022_05_08G3_SIPG_Mvsevm2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
2022_06_10F3_SIPG_Mvsevm2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: MVSEVM (by David Beck)
The piece is back after the gallery was refurbished a little. (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_SIPG_Obata10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Obata's Yosemite
Obata's Yosemite
In 1927, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) visited Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, where he made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor and sumi ink. Between 1928 and 1930, while Obata was in Tokyo, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into...
2013_DC_SIPG_Our_America48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
More than 90 works of art across all media by significant Latino artists active from the 1950s to today give voice to their broader American experience. Drawn from the museum’s pioneering permanent collection of Latino...
2014_DC_SIPG_Our_America24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
This exhibition reveals the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. Drawn from the museum's...
2007_DC_SIPG_Top7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Over the Top
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I (10/26/2007 - 02/03/2008):
The powerful imagery of war bond posters during World War I successfully called on Americans to support the war effort. Over the Top: American Posters from World War I presents 45 of these posters, from the collection of Thomas...
2019_DC_SIPG_Buffalo61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
October 11, 2019 – April 12, 2020
In the nineteenth century, American bison (commonly called the buffalo) thundered across the Great Plains of the American West in the millions. They symbolized the abundance of the land,...
2006_DC_SIPG_Preamble2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2008_DC_SIPG_Preamble3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2009_DC_SIPG_Preamble2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2010_DC_SIPG_Preamble1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2011_DC_SIPG_Preamble3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2020_DC_SIPG_PrintRev202DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
November 20, 2020 – August 8, 2021
In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist, and...
2016_DC_SIPG_Brooks41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Romaine Brooks
Romaine Brooks
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Romaine Brooks (1874–1970) lived most of her life in Paris where she was a leading figure of an artistic counterculture of upper-class Europeans and American expatriates, many of whom were creative, bohemian, and homosexual. Brooks crafted an androgynous...
2014_DC_SIPG_Roby82DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014
70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 1910s to the 1980s by such artists as Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo...
2021_DC_SIPG_Sargent230DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
October 8, 2021 – May 8, 2022
Experience the spectacle of Venice and its rich history as a glassmaking capital through Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. The exhibition is the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Scale32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
May 31, 2019 - June 6, 2020
"The idea itself . . . is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps—scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work, models, studies, thoughts, conversations—are of...
2014_DC_SIPG_Singing162DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Some 50 works by more than a dozen contemporary artists who employ avian imagery as a conduit for understanding contemporary culture are on view. The exhibition explores the following themes:
* How we...
2017_DC_SIPG_Tamayo70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tamayo: The New York Years
Tamayo: The New York Years
November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Rufino Tamayo’s lushly colored paintings portraying modern Mexican subjects earned him widespread acclaim as an artist who balanced universal themes with a local sensibility. Tamayo (1899-1991) was drawn to New York City in the early...
2010_DC_SIPG_Rockwell9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
NOTE: No photography was allowed in the exhibit so this is just pictures of the line to get in.
Two of America's best-known modern filmmakers -- George Lucas and Steven Spielberg...
2020_DC_SIPG_Auto19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: The Automobile and American Art
The Automobile and American Art
September 18, 2020 – Indefinitely
What could be more American than the car? From drive-ins to road trips on the open highway—cars are an essential part of American culture.
Since the birth of the automobile, cars have also been a central theme in American art, from the...
2019_DC_SIPG_Tiffany_Chung32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
March 15, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals. The...
2018_DC_SIPG_Paglen159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Artist Trevor Paglen’s work explores surveillance, state secrecy, data collection, and the ways in which technology is altering humans’ relationship with the land around us. His subtly unnerving photographs are rooted in classical landscape...
2016_DC_SIPG_Watch_This4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
September 9, 2016 – March 6, 2017
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s media arts collection.
This presentation of Watch This! is the fifth in the series and presents...
2015_DC_SIPG_Watch_This8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015
Creative and commercial innovations in hi-fidelity stereo, broadcast television, videotape and satellite technologies ignited a frenetic pace of social change through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, simultaneously shattering and...
2021_DC_SIPG_Welcome_Home70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980
Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980
July 16, 2021 – January 17, 2022
To celebrate the bicentennial of the country’s founding, in 1976 the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) launched a multi-year program of photography surveys in communities across the United States. These surveys...
2006_DC_SIPG_Luce34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Luce58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Luce32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Including a curator-led tour.
2012_DC_SIPG_Luce23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Modern1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Modern52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Modern16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
Including the "Local Color" exhibit as well as the photographable graffiti portion of the Recognize exhibit.
2009_DC_SIPG_Modern45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Modern23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Modern11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2013_DC_SIPG_Modern2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Modern54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2019_DC_SIPG_Modern14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2018_DC_Dumbarton_Juggling33DC -- Dumbarton Oaks Museum -- Exhibit : Juggling the Middle Ages
Juggling the Middle Ages
October 16, 2018–February 28, 2019
See how one tale has transformed over time, captivating medieval and modern audiences alike with its enduring messages. Art is miraculous!
A humble juggler-turned-monk struggles to think of a gift worthy of the Virgin Mary, before delivering...
2008_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art40DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Baltic Art
2012_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art14DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Contemporary Latvian Painters
Visit the traveling Exhibit of leading contemporary Latvian painters, including Ieva Iltnere, Miervaldis Polis, Kaspars Brambergs, Harijs Brants and others.
2015_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art16DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Laimonis Eglitis "Retrospective"
Explore Latvia through exiled painter Laimonis Eglitis’ art exhibit "Retrospective"!
2009_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art20DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Latvian Dimensions
Latvian Dimensions: Contemporary Installations and Sculpture." Hosted by the Embassy of Latvia, during Europe Week -- a week-long celebration of European culture: this exhibit features new works in varied media by Ilze Dilane, Gints Grinbergs, Karlis Rekevics, Gundega Berzina Seng, and Linda Treija....
2011_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art16DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Moments of Happiness
2013_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art7DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: What does Amber have in mind?
Enjoy the exhibit “What does Amber have in mind?” Amber thread combines the mysteries of textile art and innovative science into art installations, showing that we still do not know the modern potential of Baltic amber.
2010_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Catlett26DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibits: Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico and Shouts from the Archive
Two print exhibits -- Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico and Shouts from the Archive: The Political Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular:

Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico:
Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico features 57 powerful prints that the artist created in Mexico as a member of the artist collective known as...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Cartoons135DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: 100 Years Of Cartoons In El Universal
Exhibit: 100 Years Of Cartoons In El Universal
September 4 - October 30, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce its newest exhibit, 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal: Mexico - United States as Seen by Mexican Cartoonists, taking place from...
2015_DC_Emb_MexCIX_25Yrs50DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: 25 Years/25 Artists
25 Years / 25 Artists:
February 24th through May 30th, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
"25 years 25 artists" is an exhibition celebrating the Mexican Cultural Institute's first 25 years. This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements. From the...
2015_DC_Emb_MexCIX_25YrsO_150224119DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: 25 Years/25 Artists -- Opening Event
25 Years / 25 Artists:
February 24th through May 30th, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
"25 years 25 artists" is an exhibition celebrating the Mexican Cultural Institute's first 25 years. This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements. From the...
2017_DC_Emb_MexCIX_B45th76DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art
SEPTEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 29, 2017 AT THE MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art explores how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over the...
2021_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Catarsis163DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Catarsis: Announcement of the New World
The Mexican Cultural Institute Announces its new Exhibition
Catarsis: Announcement of the New World
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Mexican Cultural Institute is pleased to announce that it will re-open and debut its new temporary exhibition Catarsis on July 19, 2021.
The Institute will be open to the public...
2013_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Codex37DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Codex Maxico: The Book as Art
"Codex Maxico: The Book as Art"
Open until June 29th at the Mexican Cultural Institute
On Friday, March 22nd, The Embassy of Mexico's Cultural Institute welcomed the Codex Mexico: The Book as Art exhibition to Washington, DC, in partnership with The Codex Foundation and Stanford University Libraries....
2014_DC_Emb_MexCIX_XRoads200DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
Open through May 17th, 2014 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Museums present the exhibition Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera's Mural at Rockefeller Center,...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Recon65DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Reconciling City And Nature By Architect Mario Schjetnan
Exhibit: Reconciling City And Nature By Architect Mario Schjetnan
August 8 - October 12, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The exhibition, Reconciling City and Nature, by Mario Schjetnan, architect and landscape architect, and his team Grupo de Diseño Urbano (based in Mexico City), presents the...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Sacal125DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Sacal: Un Mexicano Universal
Sacal: Un Mexicano Universal
June 19 - July 27, 2019 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute presents its newest exhibit, SACAL: UN MEXICANO UNIVERSAL opening on June 19 and on display through July 27.
The sample of works comprise two series: The Paraphrase series, inspired...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Sodi17DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Topographies By Bosco Sodi
Topographies By Bosco Sodi
May 9 through July 27, 2019
Spanning the Institute’s first floor galleries, the presentation brings together Sodi’s first series of paintings realized in black and white with four of the artist’s timber columns and an installation comprised of ceramic glazed volcanic rocks....
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Vested57DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Vested Values
Exhibit: Vested Values
September 14 - January 29 at the Mexican Cultural Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce its exhibit 'Vested Values' open September 14th, 2018.
Vested Values, a selection comprising more than 40 works of various Mexican contemporary artists, explores the...
2019_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Array6DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Voice Array by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Installation: Voice Array by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
October 31, 2018 - ???
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present Voice Array by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer, in conjunction with Pulse, a series featuring three major interactive installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...
2021_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Dream10DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Fence Exhibit: Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central Park
2021_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Loteria11DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Fence Exhibit: The Mexican Loteria
2012_DC_Emb_MexCIX_Photo15DC -- Embassy of Mexico & FotoWeek DC -- Mexican Cultural Institute -- Exhibit: Photo exhibits
"This exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between the two artists, one from Mexico and one an annual visitor to Mexico which with a single photograph sent by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio as a digital file to Muriel Hasbun, who replied by sending back one of her own. This exchange went on for...
2019_DC_Emb_Peru_Sabre31DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: A Journey in Stone (Sabre)
A Journey in Stone
The Ambassador of Peru to the United States cordially invites you to the opening night of the art exhibition A Journey in Stone, by celebrated Peruvian artist SABRE.
"A Journey in Stone", is a lithographic journey of the artist over the years, that touches diverse themes that will...
2019_DC_Emb_Peru_Caral28DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Caral: The Earliest Civilization in the Americas
Caral: The earliest civilization in the Americas
Caral is not only a city but also the name of an entire civilization of at least 25 sites centered on the Supe Valley in Peru.The Caral Civilization is considered one of the six “cradles of civilization”, joining Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India and...
2019_DC_Emb_Peru_Fragile35DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Fragile
Fragile by Pedro Jarque Krebs
There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom—and it’s a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 percent of all animal populations on our planet have been wiped out in the last 50 years.
Pedro Jarque Krebs, a...
2018_DC_Emb_Peru_Illum25DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Illumination (Enrique Polanco)
The art gallery of the Embassy of Peru in the United States is honored to present one of the most representative Peruvian painters of the last decades, Enrique Polanco, who will exhibit his pictorial work for the first time in the United States capital.
The paintings that make up the exhibition are, in...
2022_04_22F2_Emb_Peru_Mestizos37DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Los Mestizos: Survivors of History
At the Embassy of Peru in the United States, Peruvian artist Inti Pachurin will exhibit over 20 photographs that highlight the importance of "Mestizo" culture throughout Peru.
Inti’s artistic proposal, Los Mestizos: Survivors of History, will be exhibited for the first time in Washington, D.C., from...
2019_DC_Emb_Peru_Overtime31DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Overtime | Peruvian Contemporary Painting | Magaly Sánchez
Overtime | Peruvian Contemporary Painting | Magaly Sánchez
2018_DC_Emb_Peru_Beauty30DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: Peruvian Beauty
"Peruvian Beauty" is a photographic project that, through a series of portraits of women from different social and geographical areas throughout Peru, seeks to redefine the concepts of beauty that determine how Peruvians perceive and value themselves.
Throughout his career, photographer Yayo Lopez, has...
2019_DC_Emb_Peru_Condor52DC -- Embassy of Peru -- Exhibit: The Condor & the Eagle
The Condor & the Eagle
On view May 1 - June 7, 2019
The Embassy of Peru in the United States is pleased to present the pictorial exhibition of two Chicano artists of Peruvian origin who have contributed with their art to launch Chicano art to the national and world markets.
Mario Acevedo Torero and...
2021_DC_Emb_Sweden_Learning22DC -- Embassy of Sweden (House of Sweden) -- Video Exhibit: Learning Swedish
Learning Swedish
Language is the gateway to a country’s culture, the vocabulary a mirror of society. The Swedish alphabet consists of 29 letters, 26 from the basic Latin alphabet and then our very own Å, Ä and Ö.
We are offering you to learn Swedish for free, the online course is for beginners with...
2005_DC_OAS_Museum4DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th St NW) -- Museum Bldg Interior
2006_DC_OAS_Museum8DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th St NW) -- Museum Bldg Interior
2011_DC_OAS_Museum2DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th St NW) -- Museum Bldg Interior
2017_DC_OAS_Museum14DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th St NW) -- Museum Bldg Interior
2014_DC_SIFG_BW26DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Bountiful Waters
Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art
March 8–September 14, 2014
The waters that surround the islands of Japan and flow from its mountain ranges to form rivers and lakes host plants and animals that have sustained human life since prehistoric times. This exhibition features a selection of...
2019_DC_SIFG_Dewings37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Dewing's Poetic World
Dewing's Poetic World
November 27, 2019 – November 2020
Best known for his tonal compositions featuring a solitary female figure lost in thought, Thomas Wilmer Dewing was in reality part of an active social network of collectors, painters, and art dealers. Why do the women in his paintings appear to...
2022_DC_SIFG_Falcons34DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
January 15, 2022 – July 17, 2022
Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for their exceptional qualities for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth-century in Syria, falcons were...
2014_DC_SIFG_Fine35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
October 18, 2014 – Indefinitely
In 1887, museum founder Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, twenty-six atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This precipitous act marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. The...
2018_DC_SIFG_Screens23DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
For Love of Place: Japanese Screens
May 5, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Japanese landscape paintings on folding screens had religious and political purpose as early as the eleventh century. Surrogates for the land, these works were employed in rituals to secure the realm’s prosperity.
Throughout ensuing...
2019_DC_SIFG_Hokusai178DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 – November 2020
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer...
2021_DC_SIFG_Hokusai172DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019 Through 2021
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer recognized...
2002_DC_SIFG_Courtyard2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2004_DC_SIFG_Courtyard8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2013_DC_SIFG_Courtyard12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2017_DC_SIFG_Courtyard17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Inner Courtyard
2022_03_13B3_SIFG_Zen74DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
March 5, 2022 – July 24, 2022
This exhibition showcases the breadth of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, highlighting rare and striking works from Japan and China to illustrate the visual, spiritual, and philosophical power of Zen. Rooted in the culture of...
2004_DC_SIFG_Avant6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London
November 20, 2003 – April 4, 2004
This exhibition, marking the centenary of Whistler's death on July 17, 1903, highlights his importance to the history of exhibition design by creating new versions of 2 of his most influential installations:...
2004_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2008_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2011_DC_SIFG_Peacock20DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2013_DC_SIFG_Peacock7DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2017_DC_SIFG_Peacock35DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
Including a day when the shutters were open.
2021_DC_SIFG_Peacock19DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
The Peacock Room in Blue and White
May 18, 2019—June 5, 2022
Blue-and-white Chinese porcelains once again fill the shelves of the Peacock Room, just as they did in the 1870s, when Frederick Leyland, a shipping magnate in London, dined there.
Blue-and-white porcelain dating to the Kangxi period...
2018_DC_SIFG_Spreading28DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
Spreading the Word: Buddhist Art in Japan
May 18, 2018 – November 12, 2018
For centuries after the Historical Buddha’s death, his followers continued to share his teachings, the dharma. Crossing land and sea, disciples, monks, and pilgrims carried the dharma from its origins in India across Asia. Even...
2013_DC_SIFG_Sylvan15DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan
May 18, 2013 – January 4, 2015
Museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s taste for Japanese art grew out of his affection for American tonalist paintings. Illuminating this connection, landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing (1851–1938) are juxtaposed with...
2019_DC_SIFG_Peacock48DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Peacock Room (Two versions)
The Peacock Room Revealed
January 29, 2019 – mid-April 2019
For a limited time, enjoy the Peacock Room as Whistler saw it—as a work of art in itself. The shelves of the Peacock Room are empty prior to an installation of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain of the type that filled the room in the late...
2017_DC_SIFG_Power2C33DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2021_DC_SIFG_Power2C29DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Charles Lang Freer
2017_DC_SIFG_Power2CV5DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
2020_DC_SIFG_Power2CV75DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: The Power to See Beauty: Let Us Now Open Wide Our Eyes Video
2013_DC_SIFG_Neighborhood17DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
September 3, 2012 – September 3, 2013
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) lived in London’s Chelsea neighborhood from 1863 until his death. Bordering the Thames, Chelsea was home to artists, aristocrats, tradesmen, and paupers. In the 1880s, a...
2019_DC_SIFG_Whistler_WC94DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Whistler in Watercolor
Whistler in Watercolor
May 18, 2019 – October 6, 2019
For renowned artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), watercolor was the medium through which he reinvented himself in the 1880s and painted his way into posterity. No one was more smitten with Whistler and his works than museum founder Charles...
2002_DC_SIFG30DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2004_DC_SIFG76DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2006_DC_SIFG37DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIFG64DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2011_DC_SIFG56DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2013_DC_SIFG21DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2016_DC_SIFG6DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2017_DC_SIFG121DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_SIFG12DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The high winds blew down one of the outside banners.
2019_DC_SIFG25DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
The previous day, I had gotten a Facebook notice that one of my groups -- "Smithsonian's Freer..." (Facebook truncated the title) -- had changed its name. I went to visit the museum to ask questions.
Someone at the desk said the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery used to be known...
2020_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2021_DC_SIFG2DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_05_08D3_SIFG4DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2022_DC_SIFG4DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_Dumbarton_Museum17DC -- Georgetown -- Dumbarton Oaks Museum
2009_DC_GeorgetownSG6DC -- Georgetown University & FotoWeek DC -- Lucille and Richard Spagnuolo Gallery
2013_DC_GWU_Brady_Decenter29DC -- GWU -- Brady Art Gallery -- Exhibit: Decenter NY/DC
DECENTER NY/DC: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show
September 11 - December 20, 2013

"On its 100th anniversary, we celebrate the Armory Show by posing the question: What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern art, and...
2018_DC_GWU_Brady_Venice35DC -- GWU -- Brady Art Gallery -- Exhibit: Howard Hodgkin in Venice & Italy Inspiration
Howard Hodgkin in Venice
British painter Howard Hodgkin (1923-2017) completed over one hundred twenty lithographs, etchings, and screenprints during his career. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery recently received a gift of ten prints including the breathtaking series “Venetian Views” (1995). This suite...
2016_DC_GWU_Brady_Other9045DC -- GWU -- Brady Art Gallery -- Exhibit: The Other 90%
The Other 90%: Works from the GW Permanent Collection
March 16 - June 3, 2016
Exhibit at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery displays rarely seen works from GW’s permanent collection including an early Norman Rockwell oil painting.
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Bldg10DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Building
2022_05_05A1_GWU_Museum_Edge57DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: At the Water's Edge: DC and the Potomac
At the Water's Edge: DC and the Potomac
Through August 27, 2022
Washington, D.C.’s history is intertwined with the Potomac River, which flows for hundreds of miles through Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. This exhibition of historical maps,...
2019_DC_GWU_Museum_Laid27DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City
Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City
Detail of print showing plans for the National Mall
June 15–December 22, 2019

Every landmark in Washington, D.C., has a story. Some never made it past the drawing board. This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial...
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Making81DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Civil War & Making of Modern Washington
The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington
March 21–October 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. underwent remarkable changes, both physically and politically, as a result of the American Civil War. The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington examines the city’s transformations from the beginning of...
2020_DC_GWU_Museum_Cotsen90DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen
Delight in Discovery: The Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen
Through July 5, 2020
A prolific collector, Lloyd Cotsen (1929–2017) assembled thousands of textile fragments, garments, and other artworks that reflected his admiration for indigenous cultures and vanishing artistic traditions. His ultimate...
2019_DC_GWU_Museum_4Freedoms687DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms (Multiple visits)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
February 13, 2019 through April 29, 2019
Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech;...
2018_DC_GWU_Museum_Eye152DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past
Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past
Through December 23, 2018
This exhibition examines the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two newly commissioned panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell and related works. One painting shows the grand city that planner Peter...
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Found116DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Foundations for a Nation
Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection
To today’s visitor, the U.S. Capitol and White House buildings are so familiar they feel both permanent and inevitable. In the early nineteenth century, however, the look and use of these symbols of...
2020_DC_GWU_Museum_World105DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: George Washington and His World
George Washington and His World
Through July 26, 2020
Washington, D.C., is inextricably linked with its namesake, George Washington. Two other sites are also part of this founding father’s story: Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Va. Curated by GW students, this display of letters, prints, and artifacts...
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Woodhall19DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Historic Woodhull House
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Ebony90DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Through July 24, 2017
For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who...
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Seat53DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Seat of Empire
Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801
March 21–October 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. was the result of political compromise and artistic imagination. In 1792, George Washington charged French-born architect Peter L’Enfant with a momentous task: to envision the capital of a new nation from a swath...
2019_DC_GWU_Museum_Songs60DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Songs of the Civil War
Songs of the Civil War
June 15–December 22, 2019
During the American Civil War, music had the power to inspire patriotism and service, and to capture loss on the battlefield. This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war.
2022_05_05A2_GWU_Museum_Maps34DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: The Language of Maps
The Language of Maps
Through August 27, 2022
Before the digital age, generations of explorers, governments, scientists and travelers relied on printed maps for navigation, urban planning, military strategy and more. Drawing from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, this exhibition brings...
2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Treasure2DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
2017_DC_GWU_Museum_Treasure46DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
2019_DC_GWU_Museum_Treasure17DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
2020_DC_GWU_Museum_Treasure48DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
2022_05_05A3_GWU_Museum_Treasure30DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
Ongoing
Visit the Albert H. Small Gallery to explore the history of Washington, D.C., through this selection of maps, letters, prints and artifacts from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection.

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2015_DC_GWU_Museum_Textile24DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Unraveling Identity
Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories
March 21–August 24, 2015
The largest exhibition in Textile Museum history, Unraveling Identity unites textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.
Throughout time and...


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