American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center
American University Museum is exhibiting Israeli and Irish Multi-Media Works by Women; Observations from the Valley Floor by Christine Neill; Frank Hallam Day’s Dark World; and The Clyde’s Murals by William Woodward, thru December 15. Michal Heiman’s Radical Link: A New Community of Women, 1855-2020, engages museumgoers with photographs of patients in 19th-century mental asylums in London and Venice and with contemporary, global issues of political asylum. Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor showcases large, mixed media works and is presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. Neill is a nationally celebrated American artist whose work blends motifs of biological examination with visual processes and techniques. Aideen Barry / Alice Maher: fair is foul & foul is fair is a two-artist show of the works of Alice Maher and Aideen Barry, two of Ireland’s leading contemporary visual artists. Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day is an exhibition of photographs, including large-scale diptychs and triptychs. The exhibition is the culmination of a dozen years of work by the D.C.-based fine art photographer exploring social and personal themes. ARCADIA: The Clyde’s Murals by William Woodward. Woodward, a third-generation native Washingtonian, is a classically trained painter from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, American University, and the Florentine Accademia di Belle Arti. The exhibit showcases a vibrant, 72-foot mural, Arcadia (1980), that evokes a landscape of pure painterly invention, a lost world that has inspired poets, artists, and musicians since antiquity.
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is exhibiting Assembly 2019 -the Center's inaugural regional biennial thru December 22.The show features sixteen contemporary artists and artist pairs working in a range of media, from drawing and painting to performance and installation. The artists were selected by Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, from an open call for submissions, augmented by studio visits and one-on-one conversations during the final selection process. The program features work by young and emerging artists alongside new work by artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic region and its art scenes. The exhibition includes a series of public programs, including gallery talks, performances, and other events.
The Mansion at Strathmore is exhibiting The 86th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, thru January 5, 2020.More than 700 mini-masterpiecesin stone, oil, pastel, and print come from countries around the world for the juried exhibition. From the size of a postcard down to a postage stamp, portraits, still lifes, sculptures, and collages capture the world in miniature.
The Mansion at Strathmore is exhibiting Shades of Pastel, thru January 5, 2020.The Maryland Pastel Society is presenting the biennial juried exhibition featuring pastel artists from around the nation. The Society "is devoted to promoting the art of soft pastel and the professional development of pastel artists.”
IA&A at Hillyer is presenting exhibitions featuring Jana Brike, LabBodies, and WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington thru December 15. “Latvian artist Jana Brike’s Sea of Change is a series of large-scale paintings that explore the physical, emotional, and psychological milestones that commemorate the journey from girlhood to womanhood. Baltimore-based LabBodies (Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona) present Reverb, featuring video recordings of live performances by Antonius-Tín Bui, Nicoletta de la Brown, Emma Howes, Canada/Germany and Justin Kennedy, Lynn Hunter, and Sepideh Khodarahmi. WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington’s 13 Annual Juried Show, features standout photography and multimedia pieces by WPOW members from the past year.”