1. Chester Arnold: Accumulation and Dispersal

    As evidence of an artistic ambition and moral commitment to the human experiment, these paintings celebrate living and art-making and accumulating in a most visible and accessible way while juxtaposing the complexity, ingenuity, and wastefulness of modern civilization.

    Chester Arnold, Accumulation (detail), 1998. Oil on linen. 66 x 80 in.

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  2. Kitty Klaidman: Beneath the Surface
    Recent mixed media paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Kitty Klaidman. In these paintings, richly colored acrylic pigment is applied on wood panels covered with molding paste that has been incised with organic patterns. They are then highly glazed. The overall effect is to make explicit the subtle rhythms and tensions in seemingly static natural settings. …more

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  3. Washington Art Matters 1940s–1980s
    This exhibition tells the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. Some 80 artists were selected to represent what was best of Washington art over five decades. This documentation is based upon the book 'Washington Art Matters, Art Life in the Capital: 1940-1990', written by Jean Lawler Cohen, Elizabeth Tebow, Sidney Lawrence, and Benjamin …more

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Coming Soon

  1. Museum Members are invited to preview the Winter Exhibitions early, including an intimate tour with Czech artist Katerina Vincourová and curator Karina Kottová to explore Arteria’s exposition of consumeristic culture through spatial installations.

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  2. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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  3. Frank DiPerna  Retrospective is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s photographic work over more than forty years. Comprised of multiple bodies of work beginning in 1974 continuing through today; each project was accomplished through using the most advanced technology of the time -- from black and white to color film to the classic Polaroid SX-70 to the possibility of digital color photography. …more

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  4. Czech artist Katerina Vincourová focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations and at the same time abstracts such notions into an examination of networks and shifts in time and space. The exhibition Arteria thus becomes a holistic system, a large-scale spatial drawing, rather than a collection of individual art works. Personal is political for Vincourová, who intersects her …more

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  5. Downing’s distinctive geometrically organized canvases, executed during the height of the “Washington Color School,” that glorious moment in American painting born in Washington, DC in the late 1950s and 1960s, constitute a singular and important body of work in twentieth century art. With the perspective of hindsight, Downing’s elegant “circle/dot” compositions are seen to rival those of his …more

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  6. Abel Tilahun, a multidisciplinary artist from Ethiopia, explores universal human experience through the manifold meanings we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions in Vital Signs. The exhibition reflects the artist’s skill in sculptural installation, video art, painting, and drawing, linked by a common thread of semiotic concerns and an unwavering …more

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  7. Brian Dailey’s multiscreen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries and national borders in the age of globalization. His virtual Tower of Babel is a contemporary turn on the canonical story explaining the worldwide …more

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  8. Artist Abel Tilahun and curator Meskerem Assegued lead a tour of this immersive exhibition Vital Signs. Free and open to the public.

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  9. Mix and mingle with fellow museum patrons and meet the artists and curators behind the six new Winter Exhibitions at the Opening Reception. Free and open to all.

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  10. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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