Museum Members are invited to preview four new Summer exhibitions prior to their opening. The evening includes a gallery talk with the artist Frederic Kellogg, curator E.A. Carmean Jr. and Museum Director Jack Rasmussen. Not yet a member? Join today online or by phone to attend this event!
The work of Frederic Kellogg belongs within—and extends—what could be called a river of traditional American landscape, figural and still-life painting; a broad, quarter-millennium course flowing from John Singleton Copley and Thomas Cole to Milton Avery and Andrew Wyeth. Kellogg works by a combination of sketches made in his constant-companion notebook, of watercolors done en plein-air, or …more
This summer, the Alper Initiative for Washington Art presents a group exhibition curated by Megan Rook-Koespel Performing the Border. The borders that separate people and things are constantly changing, and quite often completely arbitrary, yet the importance placed on them would seem to suggest otherwise. Featuring Washington artists Clay Dunklin, Amy Lin, Susana Raab, Jenny Wu, and Street Light …more
This exhibition features 60 photographs of scenes from two Communist nations, North Korea and Cuba, by Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer. States of Being is the first time these photographs will be shown together, and is the result of De Keyzer’s extensive stay in each country, including more than 40 nights in North Korea, spent visiting and documenting each province in the country. De Keyzer …more
This retrospective of Val Lewton brings it all to bear: Lewton’s lifetime in front of the canvas, his knowledge of color, his unerring command of the paint-loaded brush and his certitude about how best to structure a painting. Lewton was born in California, the son of a film director, and moved to Washington to work as an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (then the National …more