Art: Spring Arts 2012

Museums & Galleries

Published on March 22, 2012, 1:00am | Comments

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319 West Broad St.
Richmond, Va.

Oscar Munoz: Ambulatorio – Black and white aerial photographs of artist's hometown of Cali, Colombia, are installed on the floor, allowing visitors to literally traverse the city (Now to 3/31)
 Constructs XI – Abstract paintings by Virginia artists Sally Bowring, Don Crow, Reni Gower, Chris Gregson, Stephen Griffin, Ray Kass, Javier Tapia and Dan Treado(Now to 4/22, Richmond's Linden Row Inn)
22nd Annual Art Auction (4/5-14)
The Painting Show – Surveying current practices in painting and examining how painting relates to larger trends in contemporary art (4/20-6/2)


1050 Independence Ave. SW

Hokusai: 36 Views of Mount Fuji – An acclaimed print series by Katsushika Hokusai (3/24-6/17)
Perspectives: Ai Weiwei -- Featuring work by the prolific and provocative artist Ai Weiwei, in conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Hirshhorn (5/12-4/7/13)
Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan – The first U.S. exhibition to present a comprehensive overview of the country's ancient nomadic culture, with objects drawn from the Central Asian nation's major museums (6/30-11/25)
Worlds Within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran – Folios and paintings from the Freer Gallery of Art and Sackler Gallery collections, comprising one of the world's most important repositories of Mughal and Persian paintings (7/28-9/17)
Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne al-Ani – A new body of video works examining enduring representations of the Middle Eastern landscape (8/18-1/27/13)


1101 Wilson Blvd.

Jenny Sidhu Mullins -- Local artist is in the process of creating original art for an Arlington County bus in the program of ''Art on the Art Bus'' (Now to 4/15, Works in Progress Gallery)
Experimental Media 2012 – Exhibition of interactive installation works, a video screening program and a workshop series, all exploring recent developments in the field of art and technology (4/12-5/20)
Mickael Broth – Graffiti writer will reflect on the time he spent in jail for his art by finishing a memoir and creating new pieces of art while in residency at Artisphere (4/18-5/13, Works in Progress Gallery)
 Elevator To The Moon: Retro-Future Visions of Space – Contemporary artists, including Scott Brooks, Jared Davis, Dana Ellyn, Linas Garsys and Emily Greene Liddle, draw inspiration from beautifully flawed 20th century predictions about the future of space travel (4/4-6/9, Mezz Gallery)
An Artistic Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition – Congressman James Moran hosts this exhibition of Northern Virginia's young artists, with the winning artist receiving the honor of having her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year (5/17-6/17, Works in Progress Gallery)


1019 7th St. NW

Terri Weifenbach – Woodspresents photographs influenced by artist's painting background (Now to 6/12, The Heurich Gallery)
Colby Caldwell – spent presents enlarged images based on shotgun shell casings the artist found on his farm in Maryland (3/23-5/5)


500 17th St. NW

NEXT at the Corcoran: Class of 2012 – A dynamic, interactive and innovative presentation of work by the graduating students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design (4/14-5/20)
Crossing The Line: 2012 Alumni Exhibition – A juried exhibition of 27 Corcoran alumni across five decades (4/14-5/20)
Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series – The first major museum exhibition to focus on this innovator of modern painting, who advances the lexicon of abstraction (6/30-9/23)


201 East Capitol St. SE

The Shakespeare Gallery (Ongoing)
Shakespeare's Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers, 1500-1700 – Exhibition spotlights the underappreciated women writing during Shakespeare's time, most of whose works were either never published or published posthumously and neglected (Now to 5/20)
Open City: London, 1500-1700 – As London went from being simply the capital of England to the heart of a world empire, the shift altered residents' sense of community, particularly as it relates to church, theater and market (6/8-9/29)


1530 14th St. NW

Precious Metals – Featuring the works of Donna Cameron, Shelley Carr, Robert Cole, Mike McClung and Andrew Wapinksi (Now to 4/8)
Trunk show featuring jewelry by Tina Bark Designs (3/24-25)
Paintings by Kathy Beynette (4/11-5/13)
Works by Michael D. Crossett (5/16-6/17)
S.C.A.M. – Works by Susan Engle, Carl Amt, Aster da Fonseca and Mark Palmer (6/20-7/22)


Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space (Now to 5/13)
Hirshhorn 360-Degre Projection by Doug Aitken -- Concurrent with the Suprsensorial exhibit, Aitken will transform the Hirshhorn's iconic circular building into a 360-degree panoramic cinematic space (Every night-5/13)
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads – Chinese artist's monumental outdoor installation showcases the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac (4/19-2/24/13)
Over, Under, Next – Artists over the last century have used objects, such as fragments and detritus in the world around them, to challenge traditional art media (6/21-8/26)


1358 Florida Ave. NE, Suite 200

Philip Michael Wolfson: Animated Unobtainium: Tsukumogami DC Series 1 – First U.S. solo exhibition from this artist, whose art originates with discarded items from 100 years ago (Now to 4/28)
 FlexibleLove -- After a popular exhibit last summer, Industry Gallery is now the first and only American seller of FlexibleLove, expandable furniture crafted from post-consumer products and craft paper (Ongoing)


10 First St. SE

Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship – Exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tokyo's gift to Washington of 3,000 flowering cherry trees with documents illuminating the story and significance of the trees (Now to 9/15, Jefferson Building)
Politics and the Dancing Body – American choreographers between World War I and the Cold War used dance to celebrate and criticize American culture, and the government used dance for cultural diplomacy during that time (Now to 7/28, Madison Building)


1234 9th St. NW

DCist Photo Exposed – The 6th annual exhibition focused on images submitted documenting D.C. diversity, whittled down to 40 for display (Now to 4/1)
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz (4/12-5/6)
Washington Glass School (5/10-6/10)
Eve Stockton (6/14-7/15)
Sondra N. Arkin (8/23-9/23)


First Floor Galleries and Gudelsky Gallery Suite
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Md.

A Singular View: The Art and Words of John Paton Davies, Jr. – A display of the art collection owned by the late diplomat and designer who stood up to Senator McCarthy's Red Scare (Now to 4/14)
VIEWPOINT: 21st Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition – Featuring works by Strathmore artists, from painters to sculptors, to photographers to mixed-media artists (3/24-4/21)
Strathmore Unleashed – A canine-tastic art exhibition featuring artwork from various media depicting dogs (4/28-6/23)


401 F St. NW

LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition -- Showcasing 15 buildings from around the world made entirely from LEGO bricks by Adam Reed Tucker (Now to 9/3)
Unbuilt Washington -- Featuring unrealized proposals for noteworthy architectural and urban design projects in Washington, D.C., from the 1790s to the present (Now to 5/28)
House & Home -- A long-term exhibition tours houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America (Opening 4/28)
Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment – An exhibition of third-generation modernist whose architecture captures the spirit of the post-industrial age (Opening 6/16)
New Cultural Capitals -- An online exhibition provoking dialogue and debate about the role of architecture and cultural infrastructure in creating vital communities (Opening Summer)


3rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition -- Presenting the dazzling development of Picasso's drawings over a 30-year period—from the precocious academic exercises of his youth in the 1890s to the virtuoso works of the early 1920s, including the radical innovations of cubism and collage(Now to 5/6)
Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam (Now to 3/11/17)
Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800) (3/30-4/29)
I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010 -- Since the invention of small hand-held cameras and faster films in the late 19th century, photographers have been fascinated with capturing everyday life in the urban environment(4/22-8/5)
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (5/6-8/12)
George Bellows (6/10-10/8)


1145 17th St. NW

Samurai: The Warrior Transformed – Exploring the history of the Japanese samurai, including their important role in relations between the U.S. and Japan since 1860; a side exhibit displays photographs from Eliza R. Scidmore, who helped inspire the gift of cherry trees from Tokyo to D.C. 100 years ago (Now to 9/3)
Beyond The Story: National Geographic Unpublished – Showcasing some of the thousands of images that were shot for magazine stories in 2011 (Now to 5/28)
Titanic: 100 Year Obsession – An exhibit based on National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, the first to unveil images of the wreck in 1985 (3/29-7/8)


Independence Avenue and 4th Street SW

A Song for the Horse Nation -- Presenting the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes beginning with the return of horses to the Western Hemisphere by Christopher Columbus to the present day (Now to 1/7/13)
Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves -- Bringing together rare works of art as a counterpoint to the supernatural storyline of the popular Twilight saga (Now to 5/9)
Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels – Eight artists from Huichol Indian communities in Mexico created a ''Beaded Bug,'' a Volkswagen Beetle bedecked in thousands of tiny, colorful glass beads (Now to 5/6, Potomac Atrium)
Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture – Highlighting Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music over the past century (8/4-8/11/13)


F and 8th Streets NW

The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders -- The Black List Project is a photographic exhibit and documentary featuring portraits of prominent African Americans (Now to 4/22)
In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio – Artist's brilliant, eye-popping color portraits of celebrities including Lucille Ball, Louis Armstrong and Ethel Waters as originally published in the Sunday magazine of the New York Daily News (Now to 9/9)
 The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck – German immigrant's pictorial propaganda in support of the Confederacy will be on display (3/30-1/21/13)
Matthew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals – Studio portraits of Union military leaders, from George McClellan to William Tecumseh Sherman to Ulysses Grant (3/30-5/31-15)
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic – Portraits of eight prominent American women of the late 18th century (4/20-9/2/13)
1812: A Nation Emerges – Exhibit documents key Americans who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, transforming and unifying the country (6/15-1/27/13)
One Life: Amelia Earhart – Portraits of the aviator in all artistic media, with a focus on her role in breaking barriers for women (6/29-5/27/13)


1220 31st St. NW

Blossom DC – Inspired by the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese cherry blossoms, exhibition displays prints of spring blossoms by local artists (Now to 5/11)


1600 21st St. NW

Intersections: Sandra Cinto – Untitled (After the Rain) is composed of intricate ink and acrylic drawings on canvast that cover the café walls (5/17-12/30/13)
Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme – Exhibition features approximately 90 iconic examples of innovative artist, who has brought new advances to printmaking (6/2-9/9)
Antony Gormley: Drawing Space – First major U.S. exhibition of works on paper by British artist, best known for his sculptures and installations (6/2-9/9)


1353 U St. NW #302

Paul Myoda: Glittering Machines (3/24-4/28)



''Flower'' video game

8th and F Streets NW

Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection -- Featuring 32 models illustrating the wide variety of 19th-century patented inventions submitted by inventors from across the United States(Now to 11/3/13)
The Art of Video Games -- One of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies (Now to 9/30)
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond -- A selection of paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs by 43 black artists who explored the African-American experience in the 20th century (4/27-9/3) 
40 under 40: Craft Futures
 - Featuring 40 artists born since 1972, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery opened (6/20-2/3/13)
The Civil War and American Art -- Exploring the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath on the visual arts in America using some of the finest artworks made during this period (11/16-4/28/13)
Nam June Paik: Art and Process (12/14-8/11/13)


2320 S St. NW

Dragons, Nagas and Creatures of the Deep -- Welcoming 2012 as the East Asian calendar's Year of the Dragon, this exhibition presents a global selection of textiles depicting dragons and related fantastical creatures of legend (Now to 1/6/13)
Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop -- Japan has a remarkably refined textile tradition, and for centuries the Japanese have admired the silks produced in the Nishijin neighborhood of Kyoto as the epitome of beauty and opulence (3/23-8/12)
Sourcing the Museum -- The Textile Museum's permanent collections provided the source of creative inspiration for twelve contemporary artists, whose works will be displayed alongside the fabrics that inspired them (3/23-4/19)


901 New York Ave. NW

Tracks by Pete McCutchen – Featuring photographs of roller coasters with pop art-inspired alterations (Now to 4/1)


Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring

Art*Sparks: Marian Osher (Now to 3/25)
Impressions from the Press Room II-Spring (3/28-4/29)
A Thing or Two: Recent Work by Ellen V. Winkler (4/29-5/27)
Ex Libris: An Exhibition of Prints by Chinese Artists (5/30-6/24)

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