The Phillips Collection is exhibiting Moira Dryer: Back in Business, thru April 19. Featuring approximately 30 of her richly textured and color saturated paintings and sculptures, this is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to consider her early work. From her beginnings in the early 1980s until her death, "Dryer pursued a line of work in dialogue with modernist painting and abstraction while in consideration of more contemporary themes. The exhibition also includes a collection of notes, drawings, and photographs from the artist’s archive that provide a historical context firmly placing Dryer at the center of the conversation regarding painting in the 1980s and 90s. The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection with guest curator Lily Siegel.
The Phillips Collection will exhibit Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, February 29-May 24. The exhibition will present works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged.