In the Galleries: May 2019

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.

Museums

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

  • Zilia Sánchez, through May 19. Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) is a hidden treasure. This show includes paintings, sculptures and sculpted canvases. It follows her journey from Cuba, time in Europe and New York, and her eventual settling in Puerto Rico where she now lives.
  • 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.
  • Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky, May 16, 2019-August 25
Oliver Jackson Lee: Recent Paintings

The National Gallery of Art
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC; Info: (202) 737-4215

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

  • 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, May 17-July 24;artist talk-May 16, 6:30 PM-7:30PM , 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 31. “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

  • Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Freer), through June 23; Empress Xiaoxian, Qing Dynasty, 1777; For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer); The Way of the Kami (Freer), May 11-November 11. Shinto, the indigenous faith of Japan, centers on belief that everything possesses a kami (deity.) These spirits reside in rocks, mountains, trees-in everything within the landscape, natural phenomena, and deceased ancestors. This show will help visitors to better understand the Japanese people and how they view life.
  • Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler) and Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler), through June 23.
  • A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler), through August 18.

National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000

  • Section 14: The Other Palm Spring, California; through January, 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.
  • Americans, through January 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.
  • Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World, through September 2020

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000

  • Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
  • World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean. Ongoing. “Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.
  • Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women, ongoing

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-4751

  • Ella’s Books, through December 31
  • Visual Art and the American Experience, ongoing
  • Cultural Expressions, Ongoing. A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-7970

  • David Best’s Temple, through January 5, 2020. 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

  • Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 (SAAM), through August 18
  • Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue (SAAM), through September 2
  • In Mid-Sentence (NPG), May 3-March 29, 2020
  • Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (NPG), through January 5
  • Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG), through November 17. Feminist artist Yun Suknam explores the position and view of women artist in past and present in both Korea and the world.
  • Recent Acquisitions (NPG), through November 3
  • Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG), through August 18
  • Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG), through June 2
  • One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG), through May 19
Lady in K-Garden, Jiha Moon,  2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC; (202)-783-5000

  • More is More, May 3, 2019–September 22. Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, Barbara Kruger, Helen Marten, Jiha Moon are among the women who explore the whimsical connects between art and everyday objects that include textiles, ceramics, clothing, decorative objects and toys
  • New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero, through September 20, 2020

Other Shows & Galleries

Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles St., Baltimore. Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00PM; Annex- 1 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore; (410) 547-9000

  • Paintings for a Venetian Palace
  • Animal Tales, May 18-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; (443) 573-1700

  • Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics
  • Henri Moore: and the Pre-Colombian Past
  • DIS: A Good Crisis
  • Commons Collaborations: Get Your Life!, through November 17

Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe
963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring. (240) 670-7424

  • Palette Knife abstracts by Vicki Lipov and The Human Figure by Rebecca Lipov, May 1-June 30

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville; Sunday 1:00 PM-5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4:00 PM–7:30 PM; (301) 881-0100

  • A Thousand Words: Revealing Meaningful Messages: Our Bender JCC, through May 9
  • A Lifetime of Perspective: Art by Older Adults, May 19-June 16

Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown; (301)-528-2260

  • Dottie Campbell: Amped Up, through June 1

The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00AM—9:00 PM; Sunday noon-4:00 PM; (301) 581-5146

  • From the Artist’s Hand:Lis Zadravec. MAA’s own Lis Zadravec is showcased in the one woman exhibit. Zadravec is a well-known member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Please come and enjoy seeing the unique way the artist blends the human expression with the spiritual one.
  • Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum, through May 26

Art at Penn Place Gallery
4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett, Park; (240) 669-8549

  • Farhad Heidarian, through May 18
  • Jennifer Beaudet’s Mountain Drive has been accepted into the 2019 Penn Place Invitational Show. Enjoy the work of your fellow MAA member, and then go treat yourself to a lovely meal at the Black Market Bistro.
  • Robert LeMar, May 20-June 15; Reception: June 2, 3-5 PM

Artists and Makers 1 & 2
Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. (240) 437-9573/(240) 481-5031; Gallery 2: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville

  • Gallery 209: Tuesdays -Sundays, Noon-4:00 PM, 301-622-0546 or Artists@Gallery209Art.com.

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. Tuesday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday–Sunday noon-6 PM, and by appointment; (301) 922-0162

Marc Weinberg

TAG of Frederick
216 North Market St., Frederick, 301-696-8187); Friday-Saturday, noon–8:00 PM, Sunday noon–5:00 PM or by appointment.

  • Marc Weinberg: I Left my Heart …
  • Chris Stovall: For the Birds, May 3-26; reception-May 4, 6-9 PM

VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs St., Rockville. (301) 315-8200

  • Richard L. Dana: Here and Where (Kaplan Gallery), through May 26
  • Really Large Numbers Laboratory (Gibbs Street Gallery), through May 19
  • John Schlesinger (Common Ground Gallery), through May 19
  • Cy Keener and Justine Holzman at 355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square, through August 25

Gallery Underground
2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington. (571) 483-0652; Monday–Friday 10 AM–6 PM, Saturday 10 AM–2 PM

  • Risk—National Juried Exhibition, May 1-24; reception, May 3, 5-8 PM

Kentlands Mansion Gallery
320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Monday–Friday, by appointment ; (301) 258-6425

Bohrer Park Gallery/Activities Center
506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Monday–Saturday 8 AM–8 PM, Sunday 8 AM-5 PM. (301)-258-6394

  • Artwork of Ouafae Taame, through June 24

Arts Barn Gallery
311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Monday–Friday 10 am–5 pm, Saturday 1:30 -5:30PM; (301) 258-6394

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery
1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Daily 9:00 AM-5:00PM; closed holidays; (301) 962-1400

  • Pate’ Painters, through May 27

IONA Gallery
4125 Albemarle St, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 895-9448

  • Dennis Crayon and Nadia Linda Goldstein, through May 30. IONA Gallery is open again. This space is not a traditional gallery. It is located within IONA Senior Services, and it is a lovely space, one I personally have enjoyed visiting.

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

In the Galleries: April 2019

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.

Museums

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

Zilia Sánchez through 5/19/2019
Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) is a hidden treasure. This show includes paintings, sculptures and sculpted canvases. It follows her journey from Cuba, time in Europe and New York, and her eventual settling in Puerto Rico where she now lives.

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. (Next show in May)

The National Gallery of Art

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC; Info: (202) 737-4215

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

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings (East Wing) April 14 – September 15, 2019

The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists (West Wing) April 14 – July 21, 2019

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
 (West Wing)
March 24– June 9, 2019
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. Info: 202-633-1000

 Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release 

April 16, 2019-September 2, 2019

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.

Pulse: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Through April 28, 2019
This is a genuine participant-activated event. Touch a button and your finger prints are scanned and heartbeat recorded. The bulbs that comprise the installation piece pulse in time to yours and those of other visitors. Interaction with art at its most basic.

What Absence Is Made Of
Through August 2019
“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)

Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Through April 21, 2019

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

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

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Freer)

March 30, 2019-June 23, 2019

Empress Xiaoxian, Qing Dynasty, 1777

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For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer)
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)
Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

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

Section 14: The Other Palm Spring, California
Through January, 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.

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000 (voice/tape) 

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

Opens April 17, 2019

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Ongoing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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

Ella’s Books
Through December 31, 2019

Visual Art and the American Experience
Ongoing

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Ongoing
A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery

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

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Through May 5, 2019
Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Begins March 29, 2109

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000 (voice/tape)

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations (SAAM)
Through April 28, 2019

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 (SAAM)
March 15, 2019- August 18, 2019

Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue (SAAM)
March 15, 2019-September 2, 2019

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (NPG)
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG)
Through November 17, 2019
Feminist artist Yun Suknam explores the position and view of women artist in past and present in both Korea and the world.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
Through November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
Through August 18, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)Through June 2, 2019

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC; (202)-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270 

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
Through April 14, 2019

Other Shows & Galleries

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD; Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00PM; Annex- 1 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD; (410) 547-9000   

Woven Words: Decoding the Silk Book
Through April 28, 2019

Transformation: Art of the Americas
Through October 6, 2019

Roberto Lugo at 1 West (Annex)
Through July 15, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art

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

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics
Henri Moore: and the Pre-Columbian Past
DIS: A Good Crisis
Commons Collaborations: Get Your Life!

Through November 17, 2019

Space7:10 at Kefa Cafe

963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring MD, 240-670-7424

Alan Rich: #OntheEasel  

April 1, 2019-April 30, 2019

This show is a labour of love for Alan Rich. 50% of all art sales will benefit Art Enables, www.art-enables.org, and their programs. Art Enables creates the opportunity for visual artists with disabilities to make and market their honest and compelling artwork

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD; Sunday 1:00 PM-5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4:00 PM–7:30 PM; (301) 881-0100

L’dor V’dor: Celebrating the Women of our Community
Through April 4, 2019; Reception- March 13, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

A Thousand Words:Revealing Meaningful Messages: Our Bender JCC

April 11, 2019-May 9, 2019

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD 20874; (301)-528-2260

 SHADES OF SPRING: The Art League of Germantown’s Show + Sale

April 3, 2019-April 7, 2019

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00AM—9:00 PM; Sunday noon-4:00 PM; (301) 581-5146.

From the Artist’s Hand:Lis Zadravec

MAA’s own Lis Zadravec is showcased in the one woman exhibit. Zadravec is a well- known member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Please come and enjoy seeing the unique way the artist blends the human expression with the spiritual one.

Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum

April 6–May 26, 2019 ; Reception– April 14, 2019 , 1:00 PM;
Kids Talk & Tour/ , April 27, 10:15AM/Recorrido de Arte para Niños en Español Sáb, 27 de Abril, 11:30AM
Curator’s Tour , April 27, 2019, 1:00 PM/Visita del Curador en Español Sáb, 27 de abril, 2pm

Art at Penn Place Gallery

4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett, Park, MD 20896, (240) 669-8549

7th Annual Garrett Park Invitational Show

March 24 – April 20, 2019, Reception- March 24, 2019, 3:00 PM-5:00PM

Farhad Heidarian

April 22 – May 18, 2019

Jennifer Beaudet  ‘s  Mountain Drive has been accepted into the 2019 Penn Place Invitational Show. Enjoy the work of your fellow MAA member, and then go treat yourself to a lovely meal at the Black Market Bistro.

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD (240) 437-9573/(240) 481-5034
Gallery 2: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

A&M 1

Steve Loya :Splotch Monsters
Ronni Jolles: Branching Out – Works on Paper
Kathy Moore Wilson :Lions Tigers & Bears

Spring Open Studio Weekend

A&M 2

Matthew T. McLaughlin: An Exploration of Proxemics
Leslie M. Kraff and Cecelia M. Laurendeau: Land Portraits: a soulful journey

Spring Open Studio Weekend

April 5, 2019-April 24, 2019; reception, April 5, 20196:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Gallery 209
Tuesdays -Sundays, Noon-4:00 PM, 301-622-0546 or Artists@Gallery209Art.com.
April 5, 2019-April 30, 2019; Reception-April 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

April 20, 2019, 2:00 PM- Anastasia Walsh will demonstrate Alcohol Inks and lead participants in painting their owns pieces. All supplies provided, event is free

Adah Rose Gallery

3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD; Tuesday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday–Sunday noon-6:00 PM, and by appointment; (301) 922-0162  

No show this month

TAG of Frederick

216 North Market St., Frederick, MD; (301-696-8187); Friday-Saturday, noon–8:00 PM, Sunday noon–5:00 PM or by appointment.

Karen Peacock:Monarchs of Mariland

Queen Inola

Tom Semmes: Intuitions

April 5, 2019- April 28, 2019; reception-April, 2019, 6:00PM- 9:00 PM

VisArts at Rockville

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

Richard L. Dana: Here and Where (Kaplan Gallery)
March 27, 2019-May 26, 2019

VisAbility Art Lab Exhibition (Concourse Gallery)
March 22, 2019– April 21, 2019

Really Large Numbers Laboratory  (Gibbs Street Gallery)
March 20 – May 19, 2019

John Schlesinger  (Common Ground Gallery)
March 20, 2019-May 19, 2019; 29,

Maria Lux-Dominus (355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square)
Through April 14, 2019

Cy Keener and Justine Holzman (355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square)
April 24, 2019-August 25, 2019

Gallery Underground

2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA; (571) 483-0652; Monday–Friday 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

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

The Kentlands Flower Show: A Fine Art Photography Exhibition
through April 28, 2019
Area photographers Jaree Donnelly, Craig Higgins and Marge Wasson have curated and produced 50 photographs into a stunning celebration of spring.

Bohrer Park Gallery/Activities Center

506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Saturday 8 :00 AM–8:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; (301)-258-6394

Emerging Artists

March 15, 2019- April 22, 2019

Arts Barn Gallery

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

No show this month

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring, MD; daily 9:00 AM-5:00PM; closed holidays; (301) 962-1400

Studio 155 Artists

Pate Painters

April, 2019-April, 29, 2019

Two of MAA are part of the Pate painters, Debra Halprin, Julie Smith

IONA Gallery

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

Dennis Crayon and Nadia Linda Goldstein
March 11, 2019-May 30, 2019, March 15, 2019, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
IONA Gallery is open again. This space is not a traditional gallery. It is located within IONA Senior Services, but it is a lovely space, one I personally have enjoyed visiting.

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store, second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD; 10:00 AM-4:PM, Monday -Friday; 301-469-6800, press 1 and x211

MAA Members Show
Through April 26, 2019

In the Galleries: March 2019

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.

Museums

The Phillips Collection

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

Zilia Sánchez through 5/19/2019
Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) is a hidden treasure. This show includes paintings, sculptures and sculpted canvases. It follows her journey from Cuba, time in Europe and New York, and her eventual settling in Puerto Rico where she now lives.

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; Info: (202) 737-4215

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice  (West Wing)
March 24– June 9, 2019
The curators of these exhibitions will provide an authoritative view of this time in Venice’s illustrious art history.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project (West Wing)
Through March 17, 2019.
I admit I did a double take, but the child in the diptych is not Michelle Obama. The woman and child are Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, and Bey took these photos in 2012.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC. Info: 202-633-1000

Pulse: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Through April 28, 2019
This is a genuine participant-activated event. Touch a button and your finger prints are scanned and heartbeat recorded. The bulbs that comprise the installation piece pulse in time to yours and those of other visitors. Interaction with art at its most basic.

What Absence Is Made Of
Through August 2019
“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)

Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Through April 21, 2019

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

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

For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer)
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)
Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

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

The REDress Project
Through March 31, 2019
“To commemorate Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian presents The REDress Project, an outdoor art installation by artist Jaime Black (Metis). Showing in the United States for the first time, the installation of empty red dresses centers on the issue of missing or murdered indigenous women. Black hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Native women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence.” (Catalogue, NMAI, 2019)

Section 14: The Other Palm Spring, California
Through January, 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.

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000 (voice/tape) 

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Ongoing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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

Ella’s Books
Through December 31, 2019

Visual Art and the American Experience
Ongoing

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Ongoing
A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery

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

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Through May 5, 2019
Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Begins March 29, 2109

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC; (202) 633-1000 (voice/tape)

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations (SAAM)
Through April 28, 2019

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 (SAAM)
March 15, 2019- August 18, 2019

Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue (SAAM)
March 15, 2019-September 2, 2019

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (SAAM)
Through March 17, 2019
Outsider art is a category of work made by artists who are self-taught. Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) was born a slave and didn’t begin to paint until he was in his 80s in Montgomery, Alabama. He is considered the preeminent outsider painter in the US.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (NPG)
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG)
Through November 17, 2019
Feminist artist Yun Suknam explores the position and view of women artist in past and present in both Korea and the world.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
Through November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
Through August 18, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)
Through June 2, 2019

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC; (202)-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270 

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
Through April 14, 2019

Other Shows & Galleries

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD; Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00PM; Annex- 1 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD; (410) 547-9000     

Woven Words: Decoding the Silk Book
Through April 28, 2019

Transformation: Art of the Americas
Through October 6, 2019

Roberto Lugo at 1 West (Annex)
Through July 15, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art

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

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics
Henri Moore: and the Pre-Columbian Past
DIS: A Good Crisis
Commons Collaborations: Get Your Life!
Through November 17, 2019

Time Frames: Contemporary East Asian Photography
Through March 24, 2019

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD; Sunday 1:00 PM-5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4:00 PM–7:30 PM; (301) 881-0100

L’dor V’dor: Celebrating the Women of our Community
Through April 4, 2019; Reception- March 13, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD 20874; (301)-528-2260

INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices (Kay Gallery)
Through March 30, 2019

Youth Art Month (Terrace Gallery)
 Montgomery County Public Schools: Through March 9, 2019:
 Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences, March 15, 2019-March 23, 2019

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00AM—9:00 PM; Sunday noon-4:00 PM; (301) 581-5146.

Flora/FaunaWorks on Paper
Botanical Society of Washington and the local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America
Through March 31, 2019, Kids Talk & Tour Sat, March 9, 10:15 AM, Curator’s Tour Sat, March 9, 1:00 PM

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD ( 240) 437-9573/(240) 481-5034
Gallery 2: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

A Grand Fourth Anniversary Celebration (Main Gallery/ Gallery 1)
This month Artists and Makers celebrates its fourth anniversary. They will feature the Work of Resident Artists in Five Galleries. Many of the artists will also have their work available in their own galleries/studios. Reception6:00 PM- 9:00 PM, March 1, 2019

Gallery 209
(Tuesdays -Sundays, Noon-4:00 PM)
2018 Best of Rockville Awards Program
March 1, 2019- March 30, 2019; Reception- March 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Adah Rose Gallery

3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD; Tuesday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM, Thursday–Sunday noon-6:00 PM, and by appointment; (301) 922-0162  

No show this month

TAG of Frederick

216 North Market St., Frederick, MD; (301-696-8187); Friday-Saturday, noon–8:00 PM, Sunday noon–5:00 PM or by appointment.

Burning Desires!: TAG’s 18th Annual Box Show
March 2, 2019-March 25, 2019
This annual show is open to members and non-members. Everyone chooses a cigar box of wood or cardboard and decorates it according to the year’s theme. At the end, the boxes are auctioned off to raise money for the gallery.

VisArts at Rockville

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

Richard L. Dana: Here and Where  (Kaplan Gallery)
March 27, 2019-May 26, 2019; Reception , March 29, 7:00PM-9:00 PM
Eric Westbrook & Students: Drawings and Paintings from VisArts Classes (Concourse Gallery)
Through March 17, 2019; Reception:  March 3, 2019, 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

VisAbility Art Lab Exhibition (Concourse Gallery)
March 22, 2019– April 21, 2019

Really Large Numbers Laboratory  (Gibbs Street Gallery)
March 20 – May 19, 2019; Reception , March 29, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

John Schlesinger  (Common Ground Gallery)
March 20, 2019-May 19, 2019; Reception ,March 29, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Maria Lux-Dominus (355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square)
Through April 14, 2019

Gallery Underground

2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA; (571) 483-0652; Monday–Friday 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Christy Gavitt: Reef Connections-Photography Under the Sea (Focus Gallery)
Featured Artist: Jane McElvany Coonce

Through March 30, 2019; Reception: March 1, 2019

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

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

The Kentlands Flower Show: A Fine Art Photography Exhibition
through April 28, 2019
Area photographers Jaree Donnelly, Craig Higgins and Marge Wasson have curated and produced 50 photographs into a stunning celebration of spring.

Bohrer Park Gallery/Activities Center

506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Saturday 8 :00 AM–8:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; (301)-258-6394

Sandra Davis:Strength, Beauty & Sisterhood
Through March 11, 2019

Arts Barn Gallery

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

Musicalia
Through March 30, 2019

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring, MD; daily 9:00 AM-5:00PM; closed holidays; (301) 962-1400

Ruth Brown: photographs
Don James: Water and Ice Reflection Photos – Very Cool
Barbara Mandel: Oil paintings
Leah Schaperow: Mixed Media/Acrylic and Oil
Jen Eidson: Oils
Robert Shiao: Primative Art
March 4, 2019-April 1, 2019

MAA’s Jen Eidson and Barbara Mandel are part of this month’s exhibit.

IONA Gallery

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

Dennis Crayon and Nadia Linda Goldstein
March 11, 2019-May 30, 2019, March 15, 2019, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
IONA Gallery is open again. This space is not a traditional gallery. It is located within IONA Senior Services, but it is a lovely space, one I personally have enjoyed visiting.

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store, second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD; 10:00 AM-4:PM, Monday -Friday; 301-469-6800, press 1 and x211

MAA Members Show
Through April 26, 2019

In the Galleries: February 2019

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, large or small, that you think would be of interest, please email Judith Levine.

Museums

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

Zilla Sanchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)
February 15-May 19

Intersections
Intersections is back. This 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 first show is in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

The National Gallery of Art

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 (West Wing)
Through February 18, 2019
The self-taught photographic genius that
was Gordon Parks (1912-2006) is showcased in this exhibit. The sensitive, observant, highly intelligent way Parks made his pictures takes you fully into the people and world he captured. Close relationships with Roy Stryker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, and his work at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (now Exxon) also shaped the way he saw his world.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project (West Wing)
Through March 17, 2019.
I admit I did a double take, but the child in the diptych is not Michelle Obama. The woman and child are Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, and Bey took these photos in 2012.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC.

Pulse: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Through April 28, 2019
This is a genuine participant-activated event. Touch a button and your finger prints are scanned and heartbeat recorded. The bulbs that comprise the installation piece pulse in time to yours and those of other visitors. Interaction with art at its most basic.

What Absence Is Made Of
Through Summer 2019
“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.” (Hirshorn catalog)

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

The Peacock Room Revealed (Freer)
Through April

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)
Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Ongoing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Ella’s Books by Pablo Picasso

Ella’s Books
Through December 31, 2019

Visual Art and the American Experience
Ongoing

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Ongoing
A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Through May 5, 2019

Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Ongoing

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations (SAAM)
February 2-April 28

This annual joint venture with National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Gardens, and the U.S. Botanic Garden is a feast for the eyes, nose, and soul.

 

Mother III by Yun Suknam

Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG)
Through November 17, 2019

Feminist artist Yun Suknam explores the position and view of women artist in past and present in both Korea and the world.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
Through November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
Through August 18, 2019

Celebrate: Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday (NPG)
Through September 23, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)
Through June 2, 2019

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (SAAM)
Through March 17, 2019
Outsider art is a category of work made by artists who are self-taught. Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) was born a slave and didn’t begin to paint until he was in his 80s in Montgomery, Alabama. He is considered the preeminent outsider painter in the US.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now (NPG)
Through March 10, 2019
The silhouette is seeing a resurgence. This art form was highly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. One moving moment: a life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl which includes her bill of sale from 1796. The contemporary silhouettes contrast in both subject and materials.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Rodarte
Through February 10, 2019

OTHER SHOWS and GALLERIES

Hoffberger Gallery

7401 Park Heights Ave, Pikesville, MD 21208; 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

The Baltimore Water Color Society:Signature Members’ Exhibition
January 16, 2019- February 25, 2019;Reception-February 3, 2019, 2: 00 PM-4:00 PM

The Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) , the US’s third oldest watercolor society, established in 1885. MAA’s Angela Lacy is included in the show.

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD; Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

Transformation: Art of the Americas
Arts of Asia
Through October 1, 2020

Maplewood Park Place Gallery

9707 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD; Sunday 1–5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4–7:30 pm

To Bear Witness: The Art of Testimony
Through February 24, 2019.

Gallery B

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD 20874; 301-528-2260

Nature/Nurture: Stephanie Garon (Kay Gallery)
Nano Portraiture: Michal Gavish
This Moment, This Place: Michael Berry (Terrace Gallery)
Through February 16

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Wednesday 10 am-9 pm; Sunday noon-4 pm; closed Monday

Night: The 28th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
The Railroad: Terron Cooper Sorrells
Through February 17, 2019

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD
Gallery 2: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

Something Old & Something New: Russell Simmons 
Baba Yaga’s Garden:
Therese Brown
Canvas & Silk:
Phyllis Gordon
February 1, 2019-February 28, 2019; Reception- February 1, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber: Potomac Fiber Arts Guild

Gallery 209 (Tuesdays -Sundays, 12 pm-4 pm)
Exhibit, January 4-January 29, 2019
Reception, December 4, 2019, 6-9 pm
A number of new MAA members have joined the gallery.

Adah Rose Gallery

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

Sheila Giolitti: The Splended Silence, The Glorious Performance
January 12-March 2, 2019
Vernissage: January 20, noon-3 pm

TAG of Frederick

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

The Associates
February 2-28; reception, February 2, 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM
The TAG is featuring its associate members in this annual show.     

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD

Frame & Frequency: Fantastic Bodies (Concourse Gallery)
January 11, 2019- February 24, 2019;Reception, Talk: January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Johnny Adimando: The Devil Of Unapologetic Mirrors (Gibbs Street Gallery)
Through March 3, 2019

Bresler Resident artists – Heloisa Escudero, Liz Donadio,  Kanat Akar
(Common Ground Gallery)
Through Marc 10, 2019

Maria Lux-Dominus
Through April 14, 2019
355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square

Frame & Frequency: Fantastic Bodies (Concourse Gallery)
Through February 24, 2019

Gallery Underground

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

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday, by appointment

Art League of Germantown
Through February 24, 2019

Arts Barn Gallery

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

No show this month.

Bohrer Park Gallery

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

Our Moments in Time: Strength, Beauty & Sisterhood: Sandra Davis
Through March 10, 2019

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

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

Warren Kornberg (digital photography)
Pauline Rakis (acrylics)
Terry Pellmar (digital creations)
Through March 4, 2019

MAA’s own Pauline Rakis and Terry Pellmar join Walter Kornberg to grace the walls of Brookside Gardens for two months.

Philz Coffee

1827 Adams Mill Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Sunday-Thursday 6 am-6 pm. Friday-Saturday, 6:30 am-7 pm

Earth as Art
Ongoing

MAA member Pamela Gordimer has been invited to show in this opening event. Come and see her magnificent new work and have a first-rate coffee.

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store, second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD; 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday

MAA Members Show
Through April 26

In the Galleries: January 2019

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, large or small, that you think would be of interest, please email Judith Levine.

Museums

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

Nordic Impressions
Through January 13, 2019

Intersections
Intersections is back. This 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 first show is in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

Richard Tuttle: It Seems Like It’s Going To Be
Through December 30, 2018

The National Gallery of Art

4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost (East Wing)
Through January 13, 2019

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy (West Wing)
Through January 20, 2019

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 (West Wing)
Through February 18, 2019
The self-taught photographic genius that
was Gordon Parks (1912-2006) is showcased in this exhibit. The sensitive, observant, highly intelligent way Parks made his pictures takes you fully into the people and world he captured. Close relationships with Roy Stryker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, and his work at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (now Exxon) also shaped the way he saw his world.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project (West Wing)
Through March 17, 2019.
I admit I did a double take, but the child in the diptych is not Michelle Obama. The woman and child are Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, and Bey took these photos in 2012.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC.

Pulse: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Through April 28, 2019
This is a genuine participant-activated event. Touch a button and your finger prints are scanned and heartbeat recorded. The bulbs that comprise the installation piece pulse in time to yours and those of other visitors. Interaction with art at its most basic.

Sean Scully: Landline Series
Through February 3, 2019

What Absence Is Made Of
Through Summer 2019
“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.” (Hirshorn catalog)

Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Through January 27, 2019

The Sackler & Freer Galleries

1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer)
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Sackler)
Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

Subodh Gupta: Terminal (Sackler)
Through February 3, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Ongoing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Ella’s Books by Pablo Picasso

Ella’s Books
Through December 31, 2019

Visual Art and the American Experience
Ongoing

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Ongoing
A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Through January 21, 2019

The art of Burning Man has never before been seen outside of its Black Rock Desert home. It is some of the most innovative work many visitors have ever seen. And you get a chance to experience virtual reality as a part of it.

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Through May 5, 2019

Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Ongoing

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC

Mother III by Yun Suknam

Yun Suknam: Portraits of the World: Korea (NPG)
November 17, 2019

Feminist artist Yun Suknam explores the position and view of women artist in past and present in both Korea and the world.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
Through November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
Through August 18, 2019

Celebrate: Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday (NPG)
Through September 23, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)
Through June 2, 2019

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (SAAM)
Through March 17, 2019

Outsider art is a category of work made by artists who are self-taught. Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) was born a slave and didn’t begin to paint until he was in his 80s in Montgomery, Alabama. He is considered the preeminent outsider painter in the US.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now (NPG)
Through March 10, 2019
The silhouette is seeing a resurgence. This art form was highly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. One moving moment: a life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl which includes her bill of sale from 1796. The contemporary silhouettes contrast in both subject and materials.


National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Rodarte
Through February 10, 2019

OTHER SHOWS and GALLERIES

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD; Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

Transformation: Art of the Americas
Arts of Asia
Through October 1, 2020

Maplewood Park Place Gallery

9707 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD; Sunday 1–5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4–7:30 pm

To Bear Witness: The Art of Testimony
December 23, 2018-February 24, 2019. Reception: January 23, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm.

A Hero’s Heart: Infantry Art by U. S. Veterans
Through December 16, 2018.

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD 20874; 301-528-2260

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Wednesday 10 am-9 pm; Sunday noon-4 pm; closed Monday

Montgomery County Plein Air Artists
Through January 6, 2019

85th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Through January 6, 2019

Oil + Light: Nick Eisele
Through January 6, 2019

Night: The 28th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
The Railroad: Terron Cooper Sorrells
January 12-February 17, 2019

Artists and Makers 1 & 2

Gallery 1: 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD
Gallery 2: 12276, Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

Main Gallery
Chimerical” 
with Liz Lescault
Robert Yi: Selected Works

Gallery 209 (Tuesdays -Sundays, 12 pm-4 pm)
Exhibit, January 4-January 29, 2019
Reception, December 4, 2019, 6-9 pm

Adah Rose Gallery

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

Sheila Giolitti: The Splended Silence, The Glorious Performance
January 12-March 2, 2019
Vernissage: January 20, noon-3 pm

TAG of Frederick

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

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot
Through December 30, 2018; Reception, December 1, 2018, 5 pm-9 pm

In addition to TAG members, Cathy Abramson, Julio Cesar Diaz, Jane Dunsmore, Marty Ittner, Beckie Laughlin, Nancy McLoughlin, Meredith Morris, Joan Plato, Linda Sherman, Mary Weis-Waldhorn have been invited into this show. During the run, artists will be there to talk about varied current topics that include political unrest, climate change, war, poverty, and immigration. Reception: January 5, 5-9 pm

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD

Still Happenings: Contemporary Still Life Painting Exhibition (Kaplan Gallery)
Through January 13, 2019; artists’ panel discussion: Sunday, January 13, 2 pm

These 12 artists have cast new eyes on the still life genre.  No quiet bowls of fruit, no arrangements of flowers, no groups of glassware or foods for this group. They choose to make work that doesn’t sit quietly on the wall and show off the furniture.

Frame & Frequency: Fantastic Bodies (Concourse Gallery)
January 11-February 24, 2019; reception & talk: January 25, 7-9 pm

Johnny Adimando: The Devil Of Unapologetic Mirrors (Gibbs Street Gallery)
January 16-March 3, 2019

Bresler Resident artists – Heloisa Escudero, Liz Donadio, Kanat Akar (Common Ground Gallery)
January 16, 2019-March 10, 2019; reception: January 25 2019, 7-9 pm

Maria Lux-Dominus
January 16-April 14, 2019
355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square

Gallery Underground

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

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday, by appointment

Olney Art Association
Through January 6, 2019

Arts Barn Gallery

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

Interior Spaces
Through February 3, 2019

Bohrer Park Gallery

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

Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Humor
Through January 15, 2019

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

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

Charles Bowers (hand-pulled photos, prints and monotypes)
Haskel’s Palette (oil paintings)
Hyung Moon (acrylic paintings, photography)
Through January 14

Warren Kornberg (digital photography)
Pauline Rakis (acrylics)
Terry Pellmar (digital creations)
January 14-March 4, 2019

MAA’s own Pauline Rakis and Terry Pellmar join Walter Kornberg to grace the walls of Brookside Gardens for two months.

Philz Coffee

1827 Adams Mill Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Sunday-Thursday 6 am-6 pm. Friday-Saturday, 6:30 am-7 pm

Earth as Art
Ongoing

MAA member Pamela Gordimer has been invited to show in this opening event. Come and see her magnificent new work and have a first-rate coffee.

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store, second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD; 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday

MAA Members Show
January 14-April 26

One House: Many Stories Are One Story

The main exhibit

By Judith Levine

By Eric Gordon

By Jeanne Sullivan

By Sheryl Rose Liatunick-Walker

I went to see the One House Project at BlackRock Center for the Arts last month. All the panels were the same size. Everybody’s story was as important every other one. Each participant artist was free to tell his or her story in anyway, using whatever materials the wished. The overriding idea was to teach visitors to the huge spread of reasons and ways people became immigrants to the United States.

The concept of the show was to explore the fact that, aside from Native Americans, we are all immigrants or descendants if immigrants. Some of the participants ancestors actually came on the Mayflower, some are descendants of Spanish people who had originally settled in Mexico,  some are refugees  escaping Europe before and after the Holocaust, pogroms and exclusion laws, some are refugees from wars and violence in Africa and South America,  some are escaping war and crushing poverty in Asia. And some came involuntarily as slaves, convicts and indentured servants. Each panel told an individual story, as unique as the creators.

As I walked through I felt in some way intrusive in personal memories even as I was grateful for the sharing of them. I listened as they spoke about their panels. The descendant of a slave has been unable to trace her story further than that ancestor, she has had a huge part of her story stolen and that is very painful.

The curator, Jackie Hoysted, spoke of her own story as she is an immigrant.  Prior to going into the show, some of us had been invited to create a panel to tell our own story. I chose my immigrant mother; I later took the panel to show my family who were very moved by all I’d included.

Art Watch is a DC, Maryland and Virginia based collective that seeks to join people together using visual art and communication. The group looks to use projects such as Our House to show how telling our stories can help overcome the fear of those who are not ‘like us’, whose skin, religion, culture, and customs can make us stronger if they are included in the larger story.

They open up the subject of inclusion and how discrimination-both legal and illegal- creates needless pain and loss. As someone who has experienced how devastating that can be, this exhibition hit home very powerfully.

I learned the stories of two of our own members, Jamie Downs and Jeanne Sullivan.  Art Watch hopes that this project will be repeated. I personally plan to contact them about being involved and hope many of my fellow MAA members will do the same. Sound exciting?

By Chris Barclay

In the Galleries: December 2018

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, large or small, that you think would be of interest, please email Judith Levine.

If going to a gallery you have not previously visited, we suggest researching directions and transportation first; many of the galleries in DC are accessible via Metro, and parking can be a problem. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Museums

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St., NW, Washington, DC. 202-387-2151.

Nordic Impressions
Through January 13, 2019

Intersections: Intersections is back. This 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 first show is in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

Richard Tuttle–It Seems Like It’s Going To Be
Through December 30, 2018

 

The National Gallery of Art

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

In the Library: (East Wing; 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday; Not open on weekends)

Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost (East Wing)
Through January 13, 2019

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy (West Wing)
Through January 20, 2019

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 (West Wing)
Through February 18, 2019
The self-taught photographic genius that
was Gordon Parks (1912–2006) is showcased in this exhibit. The sensitive, observant, highly intelligent way Parks made his pictures takes you fully into the people and world he captured. Close relationships with Roy Stryker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, and his work at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (now Exxon) also shaped the way he saw his world.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project (West Wing)
Through March 17, 2019
I admit I did a double take, but the child in the diptych is not Michelle Obama. The woman and child are Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, and Bey took these photos in 2012.

Corot: Women (West Wing)
Through December 31, 2018

Sense of Humor
Through January 5, 2019
Who said humor doesn’t belong in a painting?

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000 or 202-633-5285 (TTY). This gallery focuses on contemporary artists.

Sean Scully: Landline Series
Through February 3, 2019

Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
Through December 30, 2021
This innovative work has created so much interest that it’s been extended. “Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. I’m standing in the middle of a question about where we are as a nation,” Bradford has said. His mastery of mixed media (the works in this show are collages) will be evident to viewers.

What Absence Is Made Of
Through Summer 2019
“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.” (Hirshorn catalog)

The Sackler Gallery/The Freer Gallery

1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000
The joint galleries house one of the world’s great collections of Asian arts. The Freer houses mostly permanent collections (it may not sell or lend any of its collection), and the Sackler has permanent and short term exhibits.

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

Subodh Gupta: Terminal (Sackler)
Through February 3, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia (Freer)
Through November 29, 2020

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560; 202-633-1000

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
Ongoing

National Museum of African American History &  Culture

Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004; 202-633-4751

Visual Art and the American Experience
The initial exhibit is also a permanent exhibit.

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Ongoing
A circular, experiential, introductory space to African American and African diaspora culture.

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-7970. The Renwick’s main focus is on the decorative arts.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Through January, 21, 2019
The art of Burning Man has never before been seen outside of its Black Rock Desert home. It is some of the most innovative work many visitors have ever seen. And you get a chance to experience virtual reality as a part of it.

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Through May 5, 2019
Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Ongoing

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th Street at F Street NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000. The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) both contain many permanent exhibits that easily allow for many visits. These connected galleries, part of the Smithsonian, form a national treasure of American paintings and sculpture. The buildings include exquisite restored stained glass windows in ceilings and walls, and beautiful floor and wall tiling.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
Through November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
Through August 18, 2019

Celebrate: Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday (NPG)
Through September 23, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)
Through June 2, 2019

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (SAAM)
Through March 17, 2019
Outsider art is a category of work made by artists who are self-taught. Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) was born a slave and didn’t begin to paint until he was in his 80s in Montgomery, Alabama. He is considered the preeminent outsider painter in the US.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

Portraits of the World: Switzerland (NPG)
Through November 12, 2018

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now (NPG)
Through March 10, 2019
The silhouette is seeing a resurgence. This art form was highly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. One moving moment: a life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl which includes her bill of sale from 1796. The contemporary silhouettes contrast in both subject and materials.

 

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar (NGA)
Through January 23, 2019

Diane Arbus—A Box of Ten Photographs (SAAM)
Through January 21, 2019
“They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you.” —Diane Arbus, 1971 (SAAM catalog)

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen (SAAM)
Through January 6, 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005-3970; 202-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Rodarte
Through February 10, 2019

OTHER SHOWS and GALLERIES

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD; 410-547-9000; Wednesday–Sunday, 10 AM–5 PM

Chinese snuff bottles from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)
Through December 9, 2018

Transformation: Art of the Americas

Arts of Asia
Through October 1, 2020

Maplewood Park Place Gallery

9707 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD.

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-881-0100; Sunday 1–5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 4–7:30 PM

To Bear Witness: The Art of Testimony
December 23, 2018-February 24, 2019. Reception: January 23, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm.

A Hero’s Heart: Infantry Art by U. S. Veterans
Through December 16, 2018.

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874; info@blackrockcenter.org, 301-528-2260

ArtWatch collective’s One House Project (Kay Gallery) and (Terrace Gallery)
Though December 15, 2018
This show honors ancestors and immigrants. It includes the first Americans, Native Americans, as well as those who came much later. Each participant was given a 12″ square on which to tell the story.

Voyage : Tinam Valk
December 1, 2018 – December 21, 2018; reception/artist talk: December 1, 4:30-6:30 pm

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852; information 301-581-5100; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM–4 PM; Wednesday 10 AM–9 PM; Sunday 12 PM–4 PM; Closed Monday; Closed Sunday, December 31; Free

Montgomery County Plein Air Artists
Through January 6, 2019

85th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Through January 6, 2019

Oil + Light: Nick Eisele
Through January 6, 2019

Artists and Makers 1

11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 209, Rockville, MD 20852

Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes
Inspired by Frida
December 5, 2018- January 1, 2019; Reception-December 7, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Artists and Makers 2

12276-80, Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852

Chimerical” with Liz Lescault
Robert Yi: Selected Works

Gallery 209 (Tuesdays -Sundays, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM )

Holiday Arts and Crafts

December 5, 2018- January 1, 2019; Reception-December 7, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Jaime Downs-“Influences of American Modernism on my Work”

Adah Rose Gallery

3766 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895; 301-922-0162; adahrosegallery@gmail.com; Tuesday 1–6 PM, Thursday–Sunday Noon–6 PM, and by appointment

Brian Dupontz: Made right Until Made Right
Through December 31, 2018

TAG of Frederick

216 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701; 301-696-8187; www.theartistsgalleryfrederick.com; Friday and Saturday Noon–8 PM, Sunday Noon–5 PM, or by appointment

Cathy Wilkin and Richard John Jenkins
Through December 30, 2018; Reception, December 1, 2018, 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850; 301-315-8200
Vis Arts has been providing artwork to the community for 30 years, and at no cost. They remain committed to introducing the community to new work and new artists as well as those who have made their reputations.

Daniel Reismeyer, A Gift from an Unknown Sender

Still Happenings: Contemporary Still Life Painting Exhibition ((Kaplan Gallery)
December 7, 2018-January 13, 2019 Reception: December 7 2018, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM; Artists’ Panel Discussion: Sunday, January 13, 2 PM

These 12 artists have cast new eyes on the still life genre.  No quiet bowls of fruit, no arrangements of flowers, no groups of glassware or foods for this group. They choose to make work that doesn’t sit quietly on the wall and show off the furniture.

Gallery Underground

2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202; 571-483-0652; www.galleryunderground.org; Monday–Friday 10 AM–6 PM, Saturday 10 AM–2 PM; Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4 PM on weekdays.

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday by appointment only. (Due to event scheduling, please call the Mansion at 301-258-6425 prior to your visit to confirm availability of the gallery.)

Olney Art Association
Through January 6, 2019

Arts Barn Gallery

311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday 10 AM–5 PM, Saturday 1:30 PM–5:30 PM

Interior Spaces
December 1, 2018- February 3, 2019; reception December 15, 2018, 4-6 PM.

Bohrer Park Gallery

506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Saturday 8 AM–8 PM, Sunday 8 AM–5 PM

Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Humor
Through January 15, 2019

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

1800 Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902; Open daily 9 AM–5 PM; Closed selected holidays

Charles Bowers( Hand Pulled Photos, Prints and Monotypes), Haskel’s Palette – Oil Paintings, Hyung Moon – Acrylic Paintings and Photography

December 10th, 2018 – January 14th, 2019

Washington Metropolitan Art Society
Through December 10, 2018
MAA members Sandy Cepatis and Debra Halprin are in this show.  Cepatis is a gentle and talented landscape and still life artist.  Halprin is equally talented and this will showcase her botanical expertise.

Philz Coffee

1827 Adams Mill RD, NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 601-7710. Sun-Thus 6:00 AM-6:00 PM. Fri-Sat- 6:30 AM-7:00 PM

 Earth as Art
Ongoing

MAA member Pamela Gordimer has been invited to show in this opening event. Come and see her magnificent new work and have a first-rate coffee.

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store ,second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda,  10:00 AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday, 301-469-6800, press 1 and x211.

December 1 Field Trip to See One House Project

Join MAA in touring the exhibition of 300 panels created by local artists paying tribute to their ancestors’ and their own immigration experiences, and then enjoy lunch nearby.

Saturday, December 1
11:30 am
Free

About the Exhibition: For ArtWatch collective’s “One House Project” exhibit, participants have been given a simple wood panel measuring 12-inches square on which to tell the story of one of their ancestors who came to this country from elsewhere, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Participants who are themselves immigrants were encouraged to use the panel to tell their own story. Native Americans, who were the first inhabitants of this land, may honor any ancestor whose life story is important to them. ArtWatch Collective constructed an underlying structure — a house — and attach the completed panels to the outside, covering it completely. The “One House Project” exhibit also incorporates audio and video recordings of contributing participants.

Where to Meet / Getting There: Meet at the main entrance of the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr. in Germantown. Directions

Lunch: The group will go to nearby Ruby Tuesdays for lunch. To make settling the bill easier, kindly bring cash to cover the cost of your meal.

To Sign Up: Email Roxana Rojas-Luzon. Please include your name and cell phone number in order to receive text messages from Roxana the day before and/or the morning of the meet up. (If you prefer not to receive texts from Roxana, note that when you RSVP.)

In the Galleries: November 2018

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, large or small, that you think would be of interest, please email Judith Levine.

If going to a gallery you have not previously visited, we suggest researching directions and transportation first; many of the galleries in DC are accessible via Metro, and parking can be a problem. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Museums

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St., NW, Washington, DC. 202-387-2151.

Nordic Impressions
October 13, 2018-January 13, 2019

Intersections: Intersections is back. This 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 first show is in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

Richard Tuttle–It Seems Like It’s Going To Be
September 13, 2018-December 30, 2018

 

The National Gallery of Art

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

In the Library: (East Wing; 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday; Not open on weekends)

Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost (East Wing)
Through January 13, 2019

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy (West Wing)
October 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 (West Wing)
November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019
The self-taught photographic genius that
was Gordon Parks (1912–2006) is showcased in this exhibit. The sensitive, observant, highly intelligent way Parks made his pictures takes you fully into the people and world he captured. Close relationships with Roy Stryker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, and his work at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (now Exxon) also shaped the way he saw his world.

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project (West Wing)
Through March 17, 2019
I admit I did a double take, but the child in the diptych is not Michelle Obama. The woman and child are Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, and Bey took these photos in 2012.

Corot: Women (West Wing)
Through December 31, 2018

Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” (East Wing)
Through October 28, 2018
This 20-foot-long painting was originally made for the home of Peggy Guggenheim. This installation also includes some of Pollock’s smaller paintings and works on paper, all from this seminal time when he moved into abstract expressionism, a form of which he is a true master.

Ludolf Backhuysen, Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, 1667

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age (West Wing)
Through November 25, 2018. At left, Ships in Distress of a Rocky Coast”

 

 

 

Sense of Humor
July 15, 2018-January 5, 2019
Who said humor doesn’t belong in a painting?

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000 or 202-633-5285 (TTY)
This gallery focuses on contemporary artists.

Sean Scully: Landline Series
Through February 3, 2019

Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge
Through December 30, 2021
This innovative work has created so much interest that it’s been extended. “Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. I’m standing in the middle of a question about where we are as a nation.” (Mark Bradford)  Bradford’s mastery of mixed media (the works in this show are collages) will be evident to viewers.

What Absence Is Made Of
Through Summer 2019
“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.” (Hirshorn catalog)

The Sackler Gallery/The Freer Gallery

1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000
The joint galleries house one of the world’s great collections of Asian arts. The Freer houses mostly permanent collections (it may not sell or lend any of its collection), and the Sackler has permanent and short term exhibits.

For Love of Place: Japanese Screens (Freer)
Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (Freer)
Through November 4, 2018

In the Shadow of an Apocalypse: Buddhist Art in Japan (Freer)
Through October 28, 2018

Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia (Freer)
Through November 29, 2020

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 (Sackler)
Through June 23, 2019

Subodh Gupta: Terminal (Sackler)
Through February 3, 2019

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen (Sackler)
Through August 18, 2019

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560; 202-633-1000

Americans
Through January 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.

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Through September 2020

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
Ongoing
“Swahili” comes from the Arabic word meaning “edge” or “coast”. This area of the coast of eastern Africa has been a crossroads for Asian, European, and African travelers for over a thousand years. This show showcases both individual cultures and the mixing that occurred during this time.

Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women
October 24, 2018-ongoing

National Museum of African American History &  Culture

Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004; 202-633-4751

Visual Art and the American Experience
The initial exhibit is also a permanent exhibit.

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
Through May 3, 2019

Cultural Expressions
Current ongoing

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-7970
The Renwick’s main focus is on the decorative arts.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Entire gallery—through January, 21, 2019; 1st floor closes—September 16, 2018.
The art of Burning Man has never before been seen outside of its Black Rock Desert home. It is some of the most innovative work many visitors have ever seen. And you get a chance to experience virtual reality as a part of it.

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
November 9, 2018–May 5, 2019
Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco are the four artists selected for this year’s Invitational. Aguiñiga is a Mexican artist whose work reflects her heritage even as it lives in the twenty-first century.  Bey uses ceramics to make objects that are both sumptuous and usable. Dustin Farnsworth pieces are often large and move from “what in the world?’ to “Ahhhh.” Stephanie Syjuco, a Philippine-born American, makes installations using “collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors” (Artist Statement, Stephanie Syjuco website). The Renwick Invitational is always an exciting introduction to crafters you may not know when you go but won’t forget by the time you leave.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Ongoing

National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th Street at F Street NW, Washington, DC; 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) both contain many permanent exhibits that easily allow for many visits. These connected galleries, part of the Smithsonian, form a national treasure of American paintings and sculpture. The buildings include exquisite restored stained glass windows in ceilings and walls, and beautiful floor and wall tiling.

Recent Acquisitions (NPG)
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today (NPG)
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019

Celebrate: Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday (NPG)
Through September 23, 2019

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting (NPG)
Through June 2, 2019

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (SAAM)
Through March 17, 2019
Outsider art is a category of work made by artists who are self-taught. Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) was born a slave and didn’t begin to paint until he was in his 80s in Montgomery, Alabama. He is considered the preeminent outsider painter in the US.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (NPG)
Through May 19, 2019

Portraits of the World: Switzerland (NPG)
Through November 12, 2018

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now (NPG)
Through March 10, 2019
The silhouette is seeing a resurgence. This art form was highly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. One moving moment: a life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl which includes her bill of sale from 1796. The contemporary silhouettes contrast in both subject and materials.

 

 


UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
(NGA)
Through January 23, 2019

Diane Arbus—A Box of Ten Photographs (SAAM)
Through January 21, 2019
“They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you.” —Diane Arbus, 1971 (SAAM catalog)

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen (SAAM)
Through January 6, 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005-3970; 202-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero
Through September 20, 2020

Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career
Through November 25, 2018

Rodarte
Through February 10, 2019

OTHER SHOWS and GALLERIES

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD; 410-547-9000; Wednesday–Sunday, 10 AM–5 PM

Chinese snuff bottles from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)
Through December 9, 2018

Transformation: Art of the Americas

Arts of Asia
Through October 1, 2020

Maplewood Park Place Gallery

9707 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD.

Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-881-0100; Sunday 1–5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 4–7:30 PM

A Hero’s Heart: Infantry Art by U. S. Veterans
November 2, 2018 – December 16, 2018; Veteran’s Day reception: November 11, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Blackrock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874; info@blackrockcenter.org, 301-528-2260

ArtWatch collective’s One House Project (Kay Gallery) and (Terrace Gallery)
November 10, 2018 – December 15, 2018; Reception: November 11, 2018 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
This show honors ancestors and immigrants. It includes the first Americans, Native Americans, as well as those who came much later. Each participant was given a 12″ square on which to tell the story.

Colors and Composition
Through November 3, 2018
Celebrate the Art League of Germantown’s 35th anniversary. ALOG will use the entire exhibition area for this show.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852; information 301-581-5100; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM–4 PM; Wednesday 10 AM–9 PM; Sunday 12 PM–4 PM; Closed Monday; Closed Sunday, December 31; Free

Montgomery County Plein Air Artists
November 17, 2018–January 6, 2019

85th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 17, 2018–January 6, 2019

Oil + Light: Nick Eisele
November 17, 2018–January 6, 2019

Dia de Muertos: Cultural Perpectives
Emily Uchytil Passing Through
Through November 4, 2018

Artists and Makers-1

11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 209, Rockville, MD 20852

Roy Sewall: C&O Canal Panoramic Views
Through October 24, 2018; Reception: November 2, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene
Through October 24, 2018; Reception: November 2, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Artists and Makers-2

12276-80, Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852

Pat Coates: Finding Peace

Hats, Magnificent Hats, curated by David Hubbard

Gallery 209
Tuesdays -Sundays, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 2, 2018 – November 28, 2018; Receptions: November 3, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Adah Rose Gallery

3766 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895; 301-922-0162; adahrosegallery@gmail.com; Tuesday 1–6 PM, Thursday–Sunday Noon–6 PM, and by appointment

Gabe Brown and Akemi Maegawa: Along the Enchanted Way
Through October 28, 2018

TAG of Frederick

216 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701; 301-696-8187; www.theartistsgalleryfrederick.com; Friday and Saturday Noon–8 PM, Sunday Noon–5 PM, or by appointment

Colleen Clapp and Marion L. Griffin: Excavations and Discovery
November 2, 2018 – November 25, 2018; Reception: November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850; 301-315-8200
Vis Arts has been providing artwork to the community for 30 years, and at no cost. They remain committed to introducing the community to new work and new artists as well as those who have made their reputations.

Here From You: Curated by Anthony Stepter, 2018 VisArts Emerging Curator (Kaplan Gallery)
October 26–December 2, 2018

Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin: Open System (Concourse Gallery)

AndreaSherrill Evans: Invasive (Common Ground Gallery)

Leslie Shellow: The Substance of Matter (Gibbs Street Gallery)
October 19, 2018-November 18, 2018; Silverpoint awing Workshop: November 11, 2018 1-4 PM, $25; Inside Art Workshop: Cut Paper Collage Workshop: November 18, 1-3:30 PM, $15

Gallery Underground

2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202; 571-483-0652; www.galleryunderground.org; Monday–Friday 10 AM–6 PM, Saturday 10 AM–2 PM; Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4 PM on weekdays.

ARTrageous
November 2, 2018 – November 30, 2018, 2018; Reception: November 2, 2018, 5-8 PM

Kentlands Mansion Gallery

320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday by appointment only. (Due to event scheduling, please call the Mansion at 301-258-6425 prior to your visit to confirm availability of the gallery.)

Exploring Mixed Media
Through November 4, 2018
Betsy K. Baden, Donna Baron, Jeff Bohlander, Marylou Bono, Jasmine Bryant, Laura Davis, Sandra Davis, Jabari Jefferson, Roxana Rojas Luzon, Michael Kuchinsky, Steve Mockrin, Karen Peacock, Michelle Puhl-Price, Shyam Rele, James Russell, Linda Slattery-Sherman, Eneida Somarriba, Francine Stowe-Sinkler, Jeanne Sullivan, Jenna Wright, and Alexey Zoob. (The names in bold are fellow MAA members.)

Arts Barn Gallery

311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Friday 10 AM–5 PM, Saturday 1:30 PM–5:30 PM

Exploring Mixed Media
Through November 19, 2018

Bohrer Park Gallery

506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD; Monday–Saturday 8 AM–8 PM, Sunday 8 AM–5 PM

No show this month

Brookside Visitors Center Gallery

1800 Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902; Open daily 9 AM–5 PM; Closed selected holidays

Michael Bersofsky Photography; Carol Carpenter, Oils and Acrylics
Through November 12, 2018

Washington Metropolitan Art Society
November 12, 2018 – December 10, 2018

Oasis Gallery

Montgomery Mall at the rear of Macy’s Home Store ,second level, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda,  10:00 AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday, 301-469-6800, press 1 and x211.