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Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts



November 9 through December 19, 2010

A narrative ‘re-collection’ of the Washington Project for the Art’s legacy, Catalyst will showcase selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from the WPA’s 35-year history as the region’s premiere alternative arts organization. Divided chronologically into three major sections of the museum, the exhibition will feature works by over 150 artists in a variety of media illustrating the integral role the WPA has played in the history of contemporary visual art in Washington, D.C.

Listen to curator JW Mahoney and WPA Program Director Kristina Bilonick on WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi show here.

Read Pinkline's review here.

Jim Sanborn's Secrets Passed (English), located on the third floor, is written in the same code as Kryptos, featured in The New York Times.

Read Michael O'Sullivan's review of the show in the Washington Post.

Read the saga of featured artwork, The Last Washington Painting by Alan Sonneman, as told in the Washington City Paper.

Read John Anderson's preview of the exhibit in the City Paper's Fall Arts Guide 2010

Explore the WPA in DC

Submit your story to the Washington Project for the Arts' Catalyst archive, view images by decade, and learn more about the WPA's history.

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