The Gifts of Tony Podesta Curated by Klaus Ottmann and Jennifer Sakai

January 26-March 17, 2019

A large silver sculpture. Stacked on the bottom with a mushroom like top.

Jone Kvie, Untitled, 2002. Stainless steel. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC). CGA.2010.019.010

A spooky looking nightime scene.

Claire Langan, "Norway" from Forty Below, 1999. American
University Museum Collection, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection. 2009.8.26

A dark haired woman in a flowing white blouse pops a bubblegum bubble she is blowing.

Hellen van Meene, Untitled (80), 1999. Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC.

A green door is stuck in a white granite block.

Nira Pereg, Five Calls (Sun Clock), 2015. Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC.

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The Gifts of Tony Podesta Gallery Talk
January 26, 5PM
free and open to all, please RSVP

Winter Opening Reception
January 26, 6-9PM
free and open to all

This first major exhibition drawn from our Corcoran Legacy Collection features strong and provocative photography and sculpture donated by Tony Podesta over the past decade to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now part of the American University Museum’s holdings. Podesta has earned the reputation of being a fearless supporter of challenging contemporary art by women. He is an important patron of the arts nationally and internationally, with an outsized impact all across the Washington art world. 


Featuring Artists

Darren Almond, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jenny Gage, Mads Gamdrup, Anna Gaskell, Margi Geerlinks, Siobhán Hapaska, Mwangi Hutter, Justine Kurland, Jone Kvie, Clare Langan, Barbara Liotta, Malerie Marder, Ottonella Mocellin, Ernesto Neto, Anneè Olofsson, Gyan Panchal, Nira Pereg, Patricia Piccinini, Torbjørn Rødland, Jenny Rydhagen, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Katja Strunz, Janaina Tschäpe, Hellen van Meene, Tom Waldron.