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Kevin MacDonald:
The Tension of a Suspended Moment

April 2 through May 29, 2016

Kevin MacDonald, Suburban Apotheosis

Kevin MacDonald, Suburban Apotheosis, 2000.
Silkscreen print.
Courtesy of Kevin MacDonald Estate.


Kevin MacDonald, Dream Clean

Kevin MacDonald, Dream Clean, 2000-2005.
Watercolor, ink, wash, watercolor, pencil, tea, coffee, and graphite.
Courtesy of Kevin MacDonald Estate.


Exhibition Description

An empty booth at a diner. The façade of a suburban cottage. Factory chimneys outlined against a gray sky. These are just a few of the images rendered in color pencil, pastel, or oil paint by the artist Kevin MacDonald. For more than 30 years, MacDonald’s artwork found critical praise and popular acclaim in the Washington region and beyond. When MacDonald died of kidney cancer in 2006, he was at the height of his powers. Ten years after his passing, we are proud to be able to present the first major museum exhibition of his work.

Related Events

April 2, 6-9 pm: Spring Opening Reception

May 7, 3 pm: Tour and Talk with Robin Moore

Please note: parking is extremely limited for this event due to graduation. Public transportation highly recommended. See our Visiting page for more information.

May 21, 6-7 pm: Gallery Talk


Watch WETA "Around Town" discuss the work in The Tension of a Suspended Moment, and other spring exhibitions.

Read the Washington City Paper review