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The Phillips Collection Hosts Forum on Art and Climate Change Nov. 10

November 7, 2018

The Phillips Collection is hosting an nternational Fforum on on Nature + Art + Climate + Change on November 10, 2018.

Rooted in the institution’s aim to contribute the global conversations through the language of modern and contemporary art. A joint presentation with the University of Maryland, The Phillips Collection’s dialogue this year will bring together leaders across disciplines to discuss the great implications and meaning of “Nature + Art + Climate + Change.”

 

The program includes presentations by artist Meg Webster, Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass (founders of Random International and creators of Rain Room), and Henry Elkus (CEO of Helena) about Helena’s support of Factory in the Sky, the first commercial direct-air carbon capture machine, located in Switzerland.

 

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Don't Tangle with Georgetown Traffic on Halloween

October 30, 2018

To accommodate Halloween celebrations, D.C. police have announced a list of extensive road closures, parking restrictions and other traffic impacts in the Georgetown on October 31, 2018.

 

Starting from 6:30 pm Wednesday and lasting until the early morning hours Thursday, traffic on Wisconsin Avenue — from K Street to O Street — and on M Street — from Pennsylvania Avenue to the Key Bridge — is blocked from turning onto side streets.

 

In addition, several of those side streets in the area are closed except for local traffic, meaning residents, business owners and employees. Watch out for parking restrictions, too.

 

Overall, D.C. police said drivers in the area should expect delays and may want to consider alternative routes.

See the full list of traffic restrictions in the map and the list below:

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will have traffic restrictions which will limit cars from turning onto side streets from approximately 6:30 pm until 3:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • Wisconsin Avenue, NW from K Street, NW to the O Street, NW
  • M Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to the Key Bridge

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the event from approximately 4:00 pm until 6:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • K Street, NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • Water Street, NW from 32nd Street West to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail
  • 1000 – 1300 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • M Street, NW, from 25th Street to the Key Bridge
  • 1100 block of 26th Street, NW

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will be closed, except for local traffic, from approximately 6:30 pm until 3:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • 29th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 30th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 31st Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 29th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • Potomac Street from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • Bank Alley from Prospect to M Streets, NW
  • 29th Street, NW from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • Thomas Jefferson Drive from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • 31st Street, NW from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • South Street, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to 31st Street, NW
  • Grace Street, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Potomac Street, NW
  • Cecil Place, NW from Grace Street to Water Street, NW


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Sean Scully At Hirshhorn Now

September 24, 2018

One of the major highlights of the 56th Venice Biennale, the abstract paintings of Sean Scully represent a dramatic and seminal shift in the work of one of today’s most important abstract artists, and the exhibition marks the first chance for audiences to experience the full range of Scully’s latest evolution, including nearly two dozen works never before seen by the public.

Now through February 3, 2019 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Sean Scully: Landline traces the "Landline" series’ expression through a variety of media, with nearly 40 oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, and photographs (1999–2017), and layered aluminum Stack sculptures, iconic forms that reflect in three dimensions the horizontal movement of his paintings. Vibrating with urgency and beauty, together these works form a continuous current of color that will pulsate through the Hirshhorn’s circular second-floor gallery.

“I think of land, sea, sky. And they always make a massive connection. I try to paint this, this sense of the elemental coming together of land and sea, sky and land…stacked in horizon lines endlessly beginning and ending…” – Sean Scully

 

Spanning a variety of media—including watercolor, oil painting, and sculpture—the works in the exhibition showcase the artist’s remarkable ability to deepen, mystify, and vary his relatively limited repertoire of motifs—largely comprised of vertical and horizontal stripes. With gestures toward the land, sea, and sky (and the indistinct lines between them), the works navigate the elemental relationships that compose our world, and in doing so reveal the sublime character of those interactions. 

 

This exhibition debuts more than twenty years after the Hirshhorn opened Scully’s first mid-career retrospective in 1995, a pivotal exhibition that cemented his status at the center of contemporary painting. Building on the narrative of this 1995 survey, Sean Scully: Landline affords viewers the opportunity to witness the next step in Scully’s artistic evolution, one that continues to impact the greater landscape of contemporary abstract art. Following its Hirshhorn debut, the series will travel to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, in Spring 2019.

 

Curated by Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator with curatorial assistance from Sandy Guttman.

 

SEAN SCULLY

Sean Scully (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1945) is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and poet, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Harkness Fellowship. Scully’s works are in a number of private and public collections, including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. In 2015, Scully participated in the Venice Biennale with his solo exhibition Land Sea at the Palazzo Falier. He currently splits his time living and working in New York and the Bavarian countryside.


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