Washington Art Matters: The 1940s through 1960s (Updated 5/17/13)
Washington Art Matters: The 1940s–1960s June 22, 3 p.m. American University Museum Admission is free Featuring three artists—Paul Reed, the last of the original (1965 exhibition) "Washington Color Painters;" Lila Oliver Asher, longtime (1948-1991) Howard University professor; and Ed McGowin, sculptor whose career spans from the 1960s D.C. to New York now—the panel is moderated by Jean Lawlor Cohen, arts writer, editor of Where? Magazine, and one of Washington Art Matters, Art Life in the Capital: 1940-1990 authors.
In support of the exhibition Washington Art Matters 1940s–1980s, the American University Museum presents a series of panels that provide first-hand accounts of those five creative decades. Each panel will cover art trends, historical events and anecdotes of the times. Artist guests and others in the audience will be encouraged to offer memories. The panel moderators are co-authors of the newly-released 'Washington Art Matters, Art Life in the Capital, 1940–1990', a book produced by the Washington Arts Museum and celebrated by this exhibition.
Session One: The 1940s–1960s, June 22, 3 p.m. Session Two: The 1970s, July 13, 4 p.m. Session Three: The 1980s, July 20, 3 p.m.