All posts filed under “Washington DC

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs at National Gallery of Art, Washington, July 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020

“The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. From the moment photography was introduced in 1839, photographers dreamt about harnessing the potential of photography together with the telescope. While astronomers had earlier mapped many of the… Read More

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination and Michael Sherrill Retrospective at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

“This summer, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents two exhibitions that highlight the beauty of nature through botanically inspired sculptures. Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination turns the Renwick Gallery into a post-apocalyptic scene where, upon viewing her hand-blown glass-stump sculptures through an augmented reality lens, holograms of… Read More

Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt at Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, June 8, 2019 – January 12, 2020

“The special exhibition Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt, on view at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will feature nearly 50 works from photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, focusing on his timeless images of life in the mid-20th century and the era’s most celebrated figures, including Hillwood… Read More

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 5, 2019

“Begun in 2000, the Renwick Invitational is a biennial juried showcase for midcareer and emerging craft artists who deserve wider recognition. The makers selected for Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018—Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco—challenge convention and infuse craft with a renewed… Read More

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 at National Gallery of Art, through February 18, 2019

“Within just a decade, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught portrait photographer and photojournalist in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional working in New York for Ebony and Glamour, before becoming the first African American photographer at Life magazine in 1949. For the first time… Read More

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor at Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019

“Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is among the most important American artists of the 20th century. Born in antebellum Alabama, Traylor was an eyewitness to history—the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South.… Read More

Sense of Humor: Caricature, Satire, and the Comical from Leonardo to the Present at National Gallery of Art, July 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

“Prints and drawings have consistently served as popular media for humor in art. Prints, which can be widely replicated and distributed, are ideal for institutional mockery and social criticism, while drawings, unmediated and private, allow for free rein of the imagination. Sense of Humor will… Read More