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Art Galleries and Exhibits

Fall Arts Preview 2007

Art for Life
Organization of American States
17th St. & Constitution Ave. NW

The 14th annual reception and art auction to benefit Whitman-Walker Clinic’s HIV/AIDS services for the Latino community. Tickets are $125 and $75 and can be purchased through the Web site. Those who would like to bid on artwork,but cannot attend the auction can also register as absentee bidders on the Web site for $25. Proceeds from the event will support the Latino mobile-outreach unit’s testing and counseling services (11/15) ·

1050 Independence Ave. SW

Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting — Among the major literary themes on view are the mythical Queen Mother of the West, the poetic Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion, the historical tale of Emperor Minghuang’s Journey to Shu, and the novelistic Story of the Western Chamber (now-1/13/08) · Parades: Freer Ceramics — Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott assembled groups from the gallery’s permanent collection, chosing at will from cases of Chinese, Korea, Japanese and Near Eastern vessels, ignoring date and place and focusing wholly on color, form, pattern and relationship (now-11/4) · Patterned Feathers, Piercing Eyes: Edo Masters from the Price Collection — A selection of 109 Japanese Edo Period (1615–1868) paintings from the world-renowned California-based collection of Joe and Etsuko Price (11/10-4/13/08) · Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani — Spectacular gold, silver and ceramic vessels, jewelry, Greek bronze sculpture, Greek and Colchian coins and Greek glassware (12/1-2/24/08) ·

Annie Leibovitz

500 17th St. NW

Ansel Adams This exhibit takes a new look at the work of this important and influential photographer through approximately 125 images drawn from The Lane Collection. The photographs showcase Adams’ extraordinary range and span the length of his six-decade career. Rarely exhibited prints including portraits and documentary images are presented along with several of Adams’ iconic landscapes (9/15-1/27/08) · Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005 Includes more than 200 photographs by the celebrated photographer, encompassing well-known work made on editorial assignment as well as personal photographs of her family and close friends. The exhibition features many of Leibovitz’s best-known portraits of public figures, including actors such as Jamie Foxx, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt; athletes preparing for the 1996 Olympic Games; George W. Bush with members of his Cabinet at the White House; and her famous 1991 image of then-pregnant actress Demi Moore, one of the most recognizable photographs of its time (10/13-1/13/08) · Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits by Jeremy Blake — Blake’s hallucinogenic digital videos combine representational and abstract imagery in the service of loose and evocative visual narratives (10/27-3/2/08) ·

7700 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Md.

Michael Fitts A solo exhibition of oil paintings on reclaimed metal (9/14-10/6) · Narrative Painting — A group exhibition of narrative paintings including work by John Winslow, David FeBland and Andrew Wodzianski (10/12-11/3/07) · Land — A group exhibition of contemporary landscape photography, including work by Lee Goodwin and Maxwell MacKenzie (11/9-1/5/08) ·

1519 Connecticut Ave. NW

Geroge ISO: Rio/Paris/Washington — The Brazilian painter in his first major U.S. show (now-9/29) ·

4901 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Md.

Michael Janis — Glass (9/12-10/6) · Joseph Barbaccia, Manuela Holban, Matthew LawrenceSequins, pastel and ink, glitter (10/10-11/3) · Albert Schweitzer — Paintings (12/5-29) ·

At PlanB

1530 14th St. NW

Go Figure! — Including works by Tory Baggiano, Gordon Binder, Dana Ellyn, Jim Vecchione and Melissa Widerkehr (now-10/14) · Anne Manley and John Skwiot — Paintings and photography (10/17-11/18) ·

315 G St. SE

Power of Imagination — An exhibit featuring 14 members of The Black Artists of D.C. (9/15-11/4) ·

4155 Linnean Ave. NW

Gay Day 2007: The Fabulous Life of Mrs. Post — Hillwood welcomes the GLBT community for a special day of activities celebrating the fabulous lifestyle of Marjorie Merriweather Post. The day features performances by D.C. Lambda Squares, an antique-car display by the Straight Eights Chapter of the Lambda Car Club, family programs, putting on the green, social events and gallery talks about Mrs. Post’s fashions, dinner parties and more (9/15, 10am-5pm) · A Quest for Fabulous: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007 — Decorative art objects, paintings and rare printed works on paper that Hillwood acquired during the past three decades are featured in the exhibition (now-12/30) · Fall Garden Tours — In Autumn, the Hillwood gardens ablaze with red Japanese maples, bright chrysanthemums and the orange-red fruit of the firethorn. Garden docents lead visitors through Hillwood’s eight formal gardens, explaining the story behind each of the garden rooms and identifying the plantings. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. (now-11/11) ·

Independence Ave. at 7th St. SW

Black Box: Mircea Cantor — Hitchhiking across Europe, the Romanian-born Cantor has led an itinerant life that duplicated the curiosity with which he explores artistic genres. The Hirshhorn’s exhibition includes: Departure, a 2005 film that recorded a suspenseful dance between a wolf and a deer trapped in a small gallery space (9/17-12/9) · Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited — The first consideration of Washington, D.C.-based artist Louis’ work since 1986. The exhibition presents major paintings dating from the early 1950s until his death in late 1962, the years Louis developed an innovative method of painting by ”staining” his unprimed canvases with thinned washes of acrylic pigments (9/20-1/6/08) · The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image Part I: Dreams — The first of a two-part exhibition that focuses on contemporary works of art and the ways in which they adapt, challenge or reflect the influence of cinema and its blurring of definitions of fact and fiction (2/14-5/11/08) ·

1609 Connecticut Ave. NW

John Grant Flowers and August Sander People of the 20th Century: Portraits of German Citizens 1910 – 1940 (9/14-10/27) ·

1302 Ninth St. NW

Stacie AlbanoNature Perceived, paintings (9/15-10/20) ·

2012 R St. NW

Nathan Oliveira — New bronze sculpture (9/15-10/27) ·


A prominent group of artists in the Dupont-Logan area will hold its semi-annual Open Studios event on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Visit for more info and map.

Third St. at Constitution Ave. NW

Edward Hopper — The first comprehensive survey of Hopper’s career to be seen in American museums outside New York in more than 25 years. Focusing on the period of the artist’s great achievements, the exhibition will feature such iconic paintings as Automat (1927), Drug Store (1927) and Nighthawks (1942) (9/16-1/21/08) · J.M.W. Turner — The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Turner’s work ever presented in the U.S. includes approximately 70 oil paintings and 70 works on paper. One of the greatest landscape painters in the history of art, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) assayed a wide range of subjects in his art, including seascapes, topographical views, historical events, mythology, modern life and views from his imagination in paintings and watercolors that are among the best-known and most admired works of the 19th century (10/1-1/7/08) · The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978 — Culled from the collection of Robert E. Jackson, this exhibit of more than 200 snapshots chronicles the evolution of snapshot photography (10/7-12/31) ·

4th St. & Independence Ave. SW

Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses — The exhibit highlights Native-American women’s identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution through a vast array of dresses and accessories from the Plains, Plateau and Great Basin regions of the United States and Canada (now-8/3/08) ·

Eighth and F Sts. NW

Americans Now — Drawn from the Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, the exhibit features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment and other fields of endeavor during the last 25 years (now-1/6/08) · Portraiture Now: Framing Memory — Featuring works by Alfredo Arreguín, Brett Cook, Kerry James Marshall, Tina Mion and Faith Ringgold, each of whom creates remembered likenesses of significant personalities to make broader explorations of identity, both personal and public (now-1/6/08) · Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits — Photographs from the NPG’s collection illuminate the variety of ways that African Americans resisted and redefined an America that needed, but rarely accepted, its black citizens. Subjects in this show include Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Edmonia Lewis, W.E.B. Dubois, Lorraine Hansberry and Winton Marsalis (10/19-3/2/08) · One Life: Katharine Hepburn — The exhibition includes her four Oscar statues,images from her life and career, and a video kiosk that will play clips from a selection of her films, interviews and television (10/19-3/2/08) ·

1600 21st St. NW

Impressionists by the Sea — Approximately 60 works by major figures of 19th-century French painting, focusing on the work of Claude Monet, and featuring major works by Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot and Gustave Courbet (10/20-1/13/08) ·

2320 S St. NW

Private Pleasures — A display of contemporary textile art drawn from private collections in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The exhibition explores the individual preferences of the collectors and presents the textiles as outstanding examples of the art form (9/28-2/17/08) · Ahead of His Time: The Collecting Vision of George Hewitt Myers — A small but representative portion of The Textile Museum’s collections acquired by its founder, George Hewitt Myers, will be displayed, including items rarely exhibited before (10/20-1/13/08) ·

406 Seventh St. NW

Illuminations — Vibrant, colorful images by Carolyn Johnson of architectural structures in striking meditations of light and color, linking the concrete and the abstract (now-10/7) ·

1732 Connecticut Ave. NW

Myself and My Environment — Mezzotint, etching, serigraph and monotype by Nuong Van-Dinh Tran (10/2-28) · Landscapes and Laments — Woodcuts, etchings and sculpture by Margaret Adams Parker (10/30-11/25) · Pauline Jakobsberg — Prints (12/4-30) ·

413 Seventh St. NW

Freedom Place Collection — Featuring works by Benny Andrews, Robert Freeman and Alma Thomas (now-9/30) · Whittled with Wit and Whimsey — An assortment of zany, humorous paintings, paper mache, beaded sculptures, cast bronze and wood by Ann Citron, Stephen Hansen, Gary Hughes and Bill Suworff, among others (9/13-11/25, in Zenith’s Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) · Is Seeing Believing — New works by Joan Konkel (10/5-11/2) · Food Glorious Food III — A collaborative fundraiser between the Zenith Gallery and the Capital Area Food Bank (November) ·

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