June 14, 5 – 7 p.m. Members Only Preview American University Museum Members-only event Come preview the summer exhibitions before they open to the public with a special tour led by curator/director, Jack Rasmussen. Drinks and summer snacks included. Not yet a member? Join now: www.american.edu/cas/museum/membership/
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.
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
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
Gallery Talk: Accumulation and Dispersal with artist Chester Arnold June 15, 5 p.m. American University Museum Admission is free Join Chester Arnold in a gallery talk about his exhibition Chester Arnold: Accumulation and Dispersal, on display through August 11.