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Sense of Humor Coming Soon to DC

May 29, 2018

Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content.

Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humor celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The show, located in the West Building, ground floor, opens July 15th and runs through January 6, 2019.

Included are major works by Pieter Brueghel the ElderJacques CallotWilliam HogarthJames GillrayFrancisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander CalderRed GroomsSaul SteinbergArt Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

The exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bober, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator of prints and drawings; Judith Brodie, curator and head of the department of American and modern prints and drawings; and Stacey Sell, associate curator, department of old master drawings, all National Gallery of Art, Washington.

 

Admission is always free and passes are not required.


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National Memorial Day Parade May 28

May 27, 2018

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.

 

The parade will be streamed LIVE at YouTube and Military.com.

 

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Georgetown's Spring Art Walk May 5th

April 25, 2018

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Spring Art Walk on Saturday May 5 from 5:00 -8:00 pm. The featured exhibitions this spring include work in a variety of media by American and international artists, as well as a range of curatorial approaches. Interpreting and conceptualizing the world around us – runs through shows of all six galleries. 

Collage by David Bell (Photo by: Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery) Collage by David Bell

Two galleries will have group shows focusing on how artists use particular elements in their work – color in abstract art at Artist’s Proof Gallery and layered imagery at Cross Mackenzie Gallery. Klagsburn Studios is also presenting a group show. The solo exhibits at other galleries will give viewers a chance to consider other artists working with similar concepts. 

 

At Susan Calloway Fine Arts, David Bell  presents a new body of layered works exploring the interplay of materials. Two other artists with solo shows use imaginary structures and creatures in landscapes. At Addison/Ripley Gallery, painter Trevor Young suspends imagined architectural forms in his pieces; while, at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Douglas Bosley shows an imagined world with colonies of micro-robots in his finely detailed mezzotints.

 

The Georgetown Galleries is a group of galleries clustered along Wisconsin Avenue in upper Georgetown. They are Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Artist’s Proof, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Klagsbrun Studios, Maurine Littleton Gallery, and Washington Printmakers Gallery.  

 


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