Montgomery Art Association

In the Galleries: August 2019

30 Jul 2019 3:16 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, June 22-September 22

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


The National Gallery of Art

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

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

    The Life of Animals in Japanese Art (East Wing), though August 18

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

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs (West Wing) through January 5, 2020

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

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, through January 5

·         Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release; through September 2

 ·         Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green, through July 24

·         What Absence Is Made Of, through March 2020

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

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

·         For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer), through November 11

·         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: Presence and Absence, 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

·         Americans, though 2022

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


National Museum of African Art

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

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

·         Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths August 1 - ongoing


National Museum of African American History and Culture

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


Renwick Gallery

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

·         Best, through January 5, 2020

·         Michael Sherrill Retrospective, through 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 October 14

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

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

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

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

·         Recent Acquisitions (NPG), through November 3

·         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

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

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

·         Ceramics: Materials and Techniques - ongoing

·         Paintings for a Venetian Wedding: Dario di Giovanni -installation, ongoing

·         Transformation: Art of the Americas, through October 6

·          (Annex) - no show

The Baltimore Museum of Art

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

    ·         Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics, through November 17

    ·         Oletha DeVane: Traces of the Spirit, through October 20

    ·         Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Elizabeth Talford Scott, through December 1

    ·         Expressions of Nature: Early 20th-Century Landscapes, through September 22

    ·         PDPS 50th Anniversary, through October 6


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

    ·         Frank Cole: Rebuilding the Sky

    ·         Craig Moran: Spaced Out

    ·         Michelle Dickson: Neither Mine Nor Yours, through September 14.

    All Receptions: August 3, 2-4 pm

Art at Penn Place Gallery

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

    ·         Ann Gordon, July 22 through August 17

    ·         Vicky Surles, August 19 through Sept 14, Reception: July 27, 3-5 pm

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 Seasonal Visions/ Montgomery Art Association

·         A&M 2 Verses and Artist’s Choice: Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland

·         Gallery 209: August Show

All shows through August 31; Receptions: August 2, 6-9 pm

TAG of Frederick

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

·          Le Salon Show, through August 30.  Reception: August 3, 5-9 pm

VisArts at Rockville

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

·         NONUMENT 01: McKeldin Fountain, (Concourse Gallery) through Oct 20

·          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

    ·         Fire. Earth.  Water.  Air. (Focus Gallery), through August 30

    ·         Anya Getter, (Main Gallery), through August 30

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

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

·         New Perspectives - The Maryland Pastel Society, through September 9

MAA’s Frankie Lydon is in this show.

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

·         Big, Bold & Beautiful, through September 2. MAA’s own Irina Koren is in this show.

Brookside Gardens Visitors Center

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

·         Montgomery Art Association, July 20 through August 18

·         Washington Metropolitan Arts Society, through September 16

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