American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center
American University Museum will exhibit 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, November 9-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.
The American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center is exhibiting:
Thru October 20: Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism - Curated by Norma Broude, American University Art History Professor Emerita
Thru December 15: Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection
Thru December 15: Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin Curated by Jennifer Riddell Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
Thru October 20: Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art Curated by members of the WD Workshop
Thru October 20: Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner
Thru October 20: Maia Cruz Palileo Ongoing - Curated by Isabel Manalo
Image below from theEarly Fall exhibitions: Grace Hartigan, Beware of the Gifts, 1971. Oil on canvas, American University Museum, Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Childe Hassam Fund), 1975.
Target Gallery in The Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria is exhibiting Memento Mori, which in Latin means "remember you will die," thru November 3.The exhibition explores death and the way it shapes life, and confronts this single most inevitable fact of all human existence. The exhibition “creates a dialogue about death in a way that every viewer can relate,” said Curator of Exhibitions Leslie Mounaime. “The goal being to facilitate personal connections between the artists in the show and the audience experiencing it.” Laura Roulet, a D.C.-based independent curator and writer, juried the exhibition. She selected 28 works by artists from across the world, ten of whom are local to the region.
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 Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival will take place October 12 & 13.About 190 leading artists nationwide will turn Bethesda Row’s Arts and Entertainment District into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. This year there will be a Young Collector’s Corner in a tented area, where emerging local artists will showcase their works to first-time and novice art collectors.Also, a new VIP Experience will offer patrons a personalized tour of the event – by reservation - guided by a knowledgeable art consultant. The tour will include electric cart service, refreshments, and one-on-one time with pre-selected artists.In addition, over two dozen volunteers will line the streets as Art Ambassadors to guide patrons through the event, passing out a daily newsletter, maps, offers at local restaurants, and providing way-finding services.
Image below: A previous Bethesda Row Arts Festival
The Mansion at Strathmore will exhibit The 86th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, November 16-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 will exhibit Shades of Pastel, November 16-January 5, 2020.The Maryland Pastel Society will present 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.”
The Mansion at Strathmore is exhibiting Visual Art: Perspectives & Timber thru October 20. In the Perspectives series, Hubert Jackson and Carolyn Goodridge - two artists and longtime friends - explore different subjects. “Jackson focuses on introspective narratives while Goodridge looks to the cosmos—but both use mixed media painting processes that resemble assemblages, with textures and colors layered on each surface." They earned graduate degrees from Howard University and the University of Florida, respectively.
For the artists in Timber, woodworking means “transforming maple, walnut, and ash into objects that delight beyond their material purpose.”
IA&A at Hillyer will display three new solo exhibitions featuring works by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Jubee Lee, and Clay Dunklin, October 4-27. Phunsombatlert’s History in Blue “examines the transition of how digital technology can connect to historical art techniques related to the color blue, reflecting on topics of personal and shared history of immigration. Lee’s After the big wind stops, I see gentle waves features 136 sculpted black and white kiln-formed glass panels with water and glowing light to create a contemplative installation inspired by Zen meditation. Dunklin’s Song of the Wild is a self-portrait video installation that responds to notions of the body, consciousness, and performance, bathing visitors in warm yellow light as they are invited to sit on one of the provided cushions and reflect on the space of your body.”