Montgomery Art Association

In the Galleries: July 2019

27 Jun 2019 1:49 PM | 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, through September 22

·         Intersections: Ranjani Shettar- Earth Songs for a Night Sky, through August 25

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

·         The Life of Animals in Japanese Art (East Wing), though 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, through July 7

·         In the Library: Pageantry and Pyrotechnics in the European Fete Book, thought Sept 26

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 

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

·         Robert Jan van Pelt: The Evidence Room, through September 8

·         Manifesto: Art x Agency, though January 5, 2020

·         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

  • 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 30. “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

·         Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)

·         A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler), ongoing

·         The Way of the Kami (Freer), through November 11

·         Painting the Classics: Japanese Screens, November 11

National Museum of the American Indian

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

  • Section 14: The Other Palm Spring, California, through Jan 2020. 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.

·   Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World, through late 2021

·         Americans, through 2022. 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.

National Museum of African Art

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

·         Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women, through Sept 29

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, though January 5, 2020

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), through August 18

  • ·         David Levinthal: American Myths & Memory, through Oct 14

·         Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits (NPG), through May 30, 2020

·         Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue (SAAM), through September 2

·         Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (NPG), through Jan 5, 2020

·         Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG), through November 17

·         Recent Acquisitions (NPG), through November 3

·         Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG), though August 1

·         One Life: Marian Anderson (NPG), through May 17, 2020

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

·         More is More, through July 28

·         New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero, through Sept, 2020

·         Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, through July 28

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, through August 11

·         Animal Tales, through August 11

·         Transformation: Art of the Americas, through October 6

·         Roberto Lugo at 1 West (Annex), through July 15

The Baltimore Museum of Art

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

  • PDPS 50th Anniversary, through October 6
  • Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics, though Nov 17
  • Oletha DeVane: Traces of the Spirit, though Oct 20
  • Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Starts: Joyce J. Scott Elizabeth Talford Scott, through December 1
  • Expressions of Nature: Early 20th Century Landscapes, though Sept 22

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

No show this month

Blackrock Center for the Arts

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

  • Susan Avis Murphy: Contemplation, through July 13
  • 2019 Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition, through July 13

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, through July 31

Art at Penn Place Gallery

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

  • Tammy Trocki - June 24-July 20
  • Ann Gordon - July 22 - August 17; Reception July 27, 3-5pm
  • MAA’s own Ann Gordon’s work will grace the wall of this gallery in the small town of Garrett Park. Please drop in and visit.

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD; Gallery 2 & Gallery 209: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD. 240-437-9573

·  A&M 1:  Black Artists of DC: Grass Roots; Reception July 5, 6- 9pm.  BADC Artist Talk, Saturday, July 20, 1-3PM

·   A&M 2:  National League of American Pen Women – Chevy Chase Branch; Reception-July 5, 6- 9pm

·  Gallery 209: Through July 30; Reception-July 5, 6- 9pm

Adah Rose Gallery

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

Gallery will remain dark until September

TAG of Frederick

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

·         Studio Scrub: TAG members show, through July 28

VisArts at Rockville

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

·       NONUMENT 01: McKeldin Fountain (Concourse Gallery), through Oct 20
·         NextGen 6.0 (Kaplan Gallery), through July 21
·         Jonathan Monaghan: A Trace Left by the Future (Gibbs Street Gallery), through August 11
·         Natasa Galecic: Wherever I go I take my clutter with me (Common Ground Gallery), through August 11
·         Cy Keener and Justine Holzman: Sea Ice 71.348778º N, 156.690918º W (355 POD), through September 22

Gallery Underground

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

·         Members Work, through July 30

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

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

·         Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, through July 7

Bohrer Park Gallery/Activities Center

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

No show

Arts Barn Gallery

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

·         Water, through July 14

Brookside Gardens Visitors Center

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

·         Brookside Gardens School – “Botanica” Exhibits, through July 20

·         Montgomery Art Association, July 20 through August 18

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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