Montgomery Art Association

In the Galleries: June 2019

31 May 2019 12:33 AM | Anonymous

by Judith Levine

This column is designed to provide you with art news and information about interesting shows at local art galleries and museums. If you are aware of an event, news or an exhibit 3 week or longer, large or small, that you think would be of interest, please email Judith Levine.


The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC; 202-387-2151; $12 -adults, $10 students and those 62 and over, free for members and visitors 18 and under; closed Mondays

  • The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, June 22, 2019-September 22, 2109
  • Aliza Nisenbaum, MOIA's NYC Women's Cabinet (2016)
  • Intersections: Intersections is a series of projects that explores links between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and the spaces within the museum and its display of new artistic interventions.

The National Gallery of Art

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC; 202-737-4215

  • In the Library: Frederick Douglass Family Materials from the Walter O. Evans Collection (Library-East Building), April 22 – June 14, 2019

  • The Life of Animals in Japanese Art (East Wing), June 2, 2019-August 18

  • Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings (East Wing), through September 15

  • The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists (West Wing), through July 21

  • Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice, Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto, and Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice  (West Wing), through June 9. The curators of these exhibitions will provide an authoritative view of this time in Venice’s illustrious art history.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000

  • Manifesto: Art x Agency, June 15–January 5
  • Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release; through September 2. This is the largest exhibit of this contemporary sculptor’s work to date. The Italian artist uses the human experience and human form in amazing circular forms. Being placed in the circular corridors of the Hirshhorn just enhances these elements.
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green, through July 24; artist talk: May 16, 6:30-7:30 pm, obtain free tickets. Hungry for Thai food?  Then this exhibit is for you. In each of the Hirshhorn galleries a dining room made of objects by this contemporary Thai artist will serve visitors a dish of curry. Eat up and enjoy a visual treat at the same time.
  • What Absence Is Made Of, through August. “What does absence look like? How can loss—of objects, of memory, of yourself—become a tool for artistic expression? In the face of today’s increasingly noisy consumer culture, What Absence Is Made Of answers these questions and more as it mines the Hirshhorn’s extensive collection in search of the mind-bending ways that artists surmount the limits of the material world.” (Hirshhorn catalog)

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000

  • For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer) May 11, 2019–November 11, 2019
  • Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)
  • A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
  • Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Freer)
  • The Way of the Kami (Freer)
  • Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler), through June 23, 2019.

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000

  • Section 14: The Other Palm Spring, California. Section 14 forms the heart of the reservation belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. This exhibit is about the fight to maintain their land as the city grows around it. Through January 2022
  • Americans. Native American symbols and pictures have been used to represent a wide variety of products in the past. In some cases, such as the Indian Motorcycle, they were considered the epitome of the field. Others were demeaning, picturing Native Americans as picturesque savages. The visitor to this exhibit will experience the range and leave understanding how the people felt about these objects.
  • Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000

  • Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-4751

  • Ella's Books; Visual Art and the American Experience, through  June 30

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-7970

  • Best, the designer of at least 8 of Burning Man’s temples since 2000, brings his gift to the Renwick’s Main Salon

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000

  • 75th anniversary of D-Day, ongoing
  • Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 (SAAM)
  • Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue (SAAM), June 14-May 31
  • Mary Ann Meade / Meade Brothers Studio / c. 1850, Sixth-plate daguerreotype
  • In Mid-Sentence (NPG)
  • Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (NPG)
  • Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG)
  • Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
  • Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC; 202-783-5000

  • More is More
  • New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero

Other Shows & Galleries

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD; Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; annex: 1 West Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD; 410-547-9000

  • The 14th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition, June 15-August 11
  • Animal Tales, through August 11
  • Transformation: Art of the Americas
  • Roberto Lugo at 1 West (Annex)

The Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore MD; 443-573-1700

  • Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD; Sunday 1-5 pm; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4-7:30 pm; 301-881-0100

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD; 301-528-2260

  • 2019 Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition, June 8, 2019 - July 13, 2019; Reception -June 23,, 2019, 2:00PM- 4:00 PM.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD; Wednesday 10 am-9 pm; Sunday noon-4 pm; all other days 10 am-4 pm; 301-581-5146.

  • 32nd Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council. June 1, 2019–July 31

Art at Penn Place Gallery

4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett, Park, MD; 240-669-8549

  • Robert LeMar. May 20, 2019 - June 15, 2019; Reception: June 2, 3-5 pm

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD, 240-437-9573

  • A&M 1: Steven Durow: Sins of My Fathers. Bill Lawrence: The Figure in Time- Alternative Worlds. Barbara Januszkiewicz: Asymmetric Harmony
  • A&M 2: Kelly Posey: Psychedelic Environs. Carol Carey: Pondering to Paper
  • Gallery 209: June 7-26 reception, June 7, 6- 9 pm

Adah Rose Gallery

3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD; Tuesday 1-6 pm, Thursday–Sunday noon-6 pm, and by appointment; (301) 922-0162

TAG of Frederick

216 North Market St., Frederick, MD; 301-696-8187; Friday-Saturday, noon–8 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm or by appointment.

  • Kim Klabe: Barflies
  • Julie Maynard: No Trouble Exists, through June 30; reception: June 1, 5-9 pm

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD; 301-315-8200

  • NextGen 6.0 (Kaplan Gallery)

Gallery Underground

2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA; 571-483-0652; Monday–Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm

  • Thomas Mulczynski: Venice Show (Focus Gallery), June 1, 2019-June 30, 2019; Reception: June 7, 2019, 5:00-7:00 PM

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday, by appointment; 301-258-6425

  • Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA), through July 7

Bohrer Park Gallery/Activities Center

506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Saturday 8 am-8 pm, Sunday 8 am-5 pm; 301-258-6394

Arts Barn Gallery

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday 10 am–5 pm, Saturday 1:30 -5:30 pm; 301-258-6394

  • Water, through July 14; Reception- June 9

Brookside Gardens Visitors Center

1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring, MD; daily 9 am-5 pm, closed holidays; 301-962-1400

  • Artists of the Atelier – Students of Glen Kessler, through June 22
  • Brookside Gardens School – “Botanica” Exhibits, June 21-July 20

IONA Gallery

4125 Albemarle St, NW Washington, DC 20016-2105; 202-895-9448

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store, second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD; 10 am-4 pm, Monday -Friday; 301-469-6800, press 1 and x211

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