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  1. 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 clutter its alleys and streets, Fernandez is a collector on a quest for the substance of creativity, complete with the armor of protection …more

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  2. This exhibition is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three curators, different from those who chose our first Washington Art Matters exhibition. Ninety artists will represent what was best of Washington art over those five decades. Curated by Benjamin Forgey, Andrea Pollan, and Jack Rasmussen.


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  3. Sightlines is a group exhibition of works by Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina, and Dean Smith curated by AU faculty member Tim Doud. Artists meet artists throughout their careers, and no one can predict what kind of work or which artists will have a long lasting impact. Doud structured the show around artists he met in different contexts and at different points in his career. Each of the …more

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  1. This exhibition, Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea, draws on a diverse selection of works from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates, that illustrate an array of technologies of conflict. In this case, however, conflict is defined in a wider sense. It can take place on either a sociological or psychological plane, through assertions of language, between …more

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  2. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Cianne Fragione, Pat Goslee and Anne Marchand. All three have been working, in paintings and assemblages, with the concept of the Eternal Feminine. Seen as an original dynamic and cosmic force, it may also be understood as a spiritual being or essence that gives hope and light in dark times. Defying simple definition, this concept has …more

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  3. The Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art, part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, inspires dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel through the paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The collection was gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011 and has been growing ever since.

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  4. 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 adolescence for their inspiration. The individual pieces comprising the totality of the work resonate and interact with each other, suggesting viewers reflect on the weight and meaning of their own …more

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  5. The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates an award that has become synonymous with Washington area artistic talent: The Trawick Prize for Contemporary Arts. One of the first regional competitions with the largest award that annually recognizes visual artists, The Trawick Prize was established by Carol Trawick, a longtime community activist in Montgomery County. The Trawick …more

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  6. For the past two decades, William Woodward has delved into the rich history and aesthetic possibilities of the seven deadly sins as a subject matter for our own time. The master drawings and narrative paintings in this exhibition continue the artist’s fascination with painting figures and animals, which began more than 25 years ago while painting his landmark 880 square foot circus mural at the …more

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