All posts filed under “Washington DC

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza with Foreword by Barack Obama; Little, Brown and Company; November 7, 2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza, includes a foreword by President Obama, in which he writes, “Over those eight years, Pete became more than my photographer—he became a friend, a confidant, and a brother.” This is the definitive visual biography of the Obama presidency, including… Read More

The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, November 3 – September 3, 2018

“The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers presents nearly 100 portrayals of laborers by some of the nation’s most influential artists. The multifaceted exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, media art and photographs that reveal how American workers have shaped and… Read More

Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, June 16 through April 15, 2018

“Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image, the first major exhibition on the star in the United States,  opened at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition showcases the life and influence of the actress in more than 45 objects, including correspondence, film clips and photographs.… Read More

Sandra Muss: Portals Inaugurates The Woods In The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden May 18, 2017

Photographs by Corrado Serra. Portals, a site-specific, permanent installation by artist Sandra Muss inaugurates the woods portion of the Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden. The Kreeger’s expansion of its outdoor exhibition space allows visitors the opportunity to experience art in a natural setting. Muss’s installation creates… Read More

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography at Smithsonian American Art Museum, May 12 – August 6, 2017

“The American city underwent unprecedented transformations after World War II. As middle-class populations shifted to the suburbs and new highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, many cities began to experience economic and social disintegration, especially in Black, Latino, and working class communities. Down these Mean Streets:… Read More

Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, through May 7, 2017

“‘Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait’—the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition entirely devoted to media art—offers a new interpretation of the work of the pioneering video artist as a career-long experimentation with portraiture. Since the early 1970s, Viola has been recognized for his groundbreaking and masterful use of video technologies, creating poetic works that… Read More