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Fall Arts Preview

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, Md.

High on Life: Transcending Addiction — Featuring artwork created by drug addicts while in the throes of addiction as well as those in recovery, the exhibit includes raw testimony from addicts as well (10/5 to 9/1/03)Â…

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue SW

Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection — Featuring prints of Kabuki actors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, van Biema’s 120 woodblock prints are also inspired by poetry, history, legend and the natural world (9/15 to 1/19/03)Â… The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India — The portable bronzes produced under the rule of India’s Chola dynasty between the 9th and 13th centuries were used in a variety of complex rituals and festivals. Sixty bronzes organized into two thematic sections (one devoted to Shiva, the other the Vishnu) are accompanied by photo murals and a large, ornamental figure (11/10 to 3/9/03)Â…

Artists’ Museum
406 7th Street NW

Local and International Exhibits — Providing an alternative space for artists interesting in organizing their own exhibits, the Artists’ Museum will feature Karsan and Renu Lama, Lily Spandorf, Liselotte Paulson and Mark Ma (9/5 to 9/28)Â…

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street NW

The Go-Go Paintings and Other Figurative Works — Fred Folsom sheds spiritual light on the Shepherd Park Go-Go Club with large scale oil paintings depicting many recognizable Washingtonians, including the famous triptych "Last Call" (now to 9/28)Â… Urban Landscapes — Emerging artist Courtney E. Bell captures the gritty decay of urban America with her black and white photographs of rooftops, abandoned buildings and incomplete demolition structures (now to 9/28)Â…

Bead Museum DC
400 7th Street NW

The Audacious Bead — From elegance to irreverence, an overarching exhibit encompassing the fine lace work of Carol Perrenoud, the sculptural pieces of John Lefelhocz and several other artists (now to 9/30)Â…

Connor Contemporary Art Gallery
1730 Connecticut Avenue NW

Origin of the Dot — Thomas Downing presents early color field paintings from the Vincent Melzac Collection. The late Melzac was the Administrative Director at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (9/24 to 10/26)Â…

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street NW

Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years — Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum document Jackie’s life during her husband’s tenure as president (now to 9/30)Â… The Shape of Color: Joan Miro’s Painted Sculpture — Miro uses painted bronze, plaster and polyester resin to sculpt abstract personages and beasts (9/21 to 1/6/03)Â… Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth — Contrasting the natural beauty of landscape with the manmade scars that mar it, Gowin’s richly toned photographs feature nuclear facilities, irrigation systems, mines, coal pits and battlefields. The 92 prints depict scenes from throughout the U.S., as well as Japan, the Czech Republic and Kuwait (10/26 to 1/6/03)Â…

Foundry Gallery
9 Hillyer Ct. NW

Motion and Emotion Series, Recent Drawings — Nabila Hilmi’s frenzy of elongated, black and white horizontal drawings create a feeling of chaos and confusion (now to 9/29)Â… Dreams and Feelings — Gail Goriesky explores psychological influences in portraying the human form, forms from nature and abstract images using a delicate blend of lights and shadows. Members gallery only (now to 9/29)Â…

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW

Palaces and Pavilions: Grand Architecture in Chinese Painting — Imperial structures and mythical Daoist palaces have been reflected in Chinese art from the 2nd to 18th centuries in this exhibit, which features rarely shown scrolls, album leaves and three-dimensional objects (9/29 to 3/30/03)Â… The Floating World Revealed: Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints — Although Ukiyo-e means "the floating world," this style of art eventually grew to include landscapes. Most of these works were a gift in 1974 from the Estate of Eugene and Agnes Meyer, former owners of the Washington Post (11/24 to 5/26/03)Â…

Gallery West
205 South Union Street
Alexandria, Va.

Let There Be Light! — A photo collage by Judith L. Smith details elemental worlds of earth, wind and fire with an abstract slant. She combines her sunlit photography with familiar natural shapes to create surrealist landscapes (9/19 to 10/13)Â… Virginia Waters — The oil and acrylic landscapes of Richard Whiteley employ ultra-vivid color, high contrast and rich saturation to the Potomac River, the C&O Canal and the lakes and waterways of Virginia (now through 9/15)Â…

Gomez Gallery
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Baltimore, Md.

Soledad Salame and Susan Jaime-Mena — Salame, known for her mixed media solar etchings, teams up with Jaime-Mena from Argentina who works with abstract wax and lead relief paintings. Together, they make up Gomez Gallery’s most important exhibit of the year (11/23 to 12/21)Â…

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue and 7th Street NW

Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972 — Literally translated as "poor art," Arte Povera reflected the chaos of postwar Italy. The 140 works on display are loosely related in style, the result of the artists’ desires to break down the separation between art and life by using atypical materials (10/24 to 1/20/03)Â… Directions: Cecily Brown — Brown’s first solo museum show will feature seven of her erotically charged works, including the never before exhibited "Dog Day Afternoon" in which Brown’s body markings are part of the composition (11/14 to 3/2/03)Â…

Vietnam in the Shadow of Time

Ira Pinto Gallery
1621 21st Street NW

Vietnam in the Shadow of Time — Photographer and filmmaker Effie Paroutsas showcases work from her 1999 trip to Vietnam, documenting the country that became an indelible mark on American history nearly three decades later (9/6 to 9/22)Â…

Kathleen Ewing Gallery
1609 Connecticut Avenue NW

Sorrow and Splendor: Images of Europe, 1950-1951 — Fred J. Marron graduated from college, was hired by Life Magazine and received a scholarship to the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris within a space of six weeks. During his studies, he spent his off-time photographing every European country not behind the Iron Curtain. The resulting images show Europe still recovering from the ravages of World War II (9/6 to 10/2)Â… Washington, D.C. Images: 2000-2002 — Bruce McKaig spent two years wandering the streets of our nation’s capital using an oversize trash can as a pinhole camera (10/4 to 10/30)Â…

Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R St. NW

In Color — Jae Ko, the D.C. artist known for her body of work comprising dense, black, rolled paper sculptures, ventures into the world of color, a move inspired by her trips to the desertscapes of the West (9/18 to 10/26)Â…New Baroque Landscapes — Nancy Wolf’s detailed pencil drawings bring architecture to paper, commenting on the successes and failures of the modern, postmodern and deconstructivist world of the physical urban landscape. Her latest exhibit is influenced by the events of September 11th (11/1 to 11/30)Â…

Maryland College of Art and Design
10500 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

Sherry Insley Photographs: Healing — Insley’s photographs feature detailed, highly focused images, such as a piece of fruit being sewn up, Franken-like (now to 9/28)Â…

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW

The Turner City Collection: Rendering a Century of Building — Since 1910, the Turner Construction Company, one of the largest contractors in United States, has commissioned an annual artist’s rendering of their achievements over the past year. These renderings, along with 1,500 original photographs of the company’s projects, create a documentary record of the evolution of the American city (now to 11/3)Â… Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th Century America — Through artifacts and illustrations, this exhibit depicts the history of America’s fascination with home improvement. From Black and Decker to Bob Vila, the social and technical aspects of home add-ons are explored in detail (10/19 to 8/10/03)Â…

National Gallery of Art
4th Street at Constitution Avenue NW

An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum — 300 works, culled from Winterthur’s collection of 85,000 objects, include furniture, textiles, glass, paintings, prints, drawings and metalwork. The exhibit debuts on the 50th anniversary of Winterthur (and on the 200th anniversary of the DuPont corporation), and features the collections rarest and most famous works (now to 10/6)Â… Tracing the Figure — Willem de Kooning, one of the great proponents of abstract expressionism, brings together nearly 70 of the most beautiful works on paper that the artist executed between 1940 and 1955. De Kooning’s pioneering vision of the female form demonstrates the artist’s ability to move between figurative and abstract modes (9/29 to 1/5/03)Â…

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW

Book as Art XIV: Temptations — An annual exhibit of artists’ books, paintings and prints exploring artistic interpretations of vices, such as sex, money and power (now to 1/5/03)Â… Judy Chicago — A controversial artist, Chicago has become an icon of feminist art. This retrospective brings together her most famous works, including selections from The Dinner Party and the Holocaust Project (10/11 to 1/5/03)Â…

Parish Gallery
1054 31st Street NW

Dreams — New York’s Peter Wayne Lewis shows his 34 piece exhibit of 10" by 8" abstract oil paintings created in 1999 (10/18 to 11/12)Â…

Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late

Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW

Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late — By "trying to unlearn" artistic standards, Bonnard created a wealth of experimental paintings. His circumvention of Cubism and Fauvism ultimately inspired the postwar generations of painters to break free from Picasso. Sixty of his paintings are displayed here, along with seventy little-known additional works (9/22 to 1/19/03)Â…

Salve Regina Gallery
620 Michigan Avenue NE

Classical Abstraction — In conjunction with Thomas Downing’s works from the Vincent Melzac collection, Howard Mehring presents his abstact paintings from the same collection at Catholic University. Best known for their pulsating color, his works in this exhibit include "The Key" (1963) and "Primal" (1961-2) (9/12 to 10/25)Â…

Strathmore Hall Arts Center
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda

American Western Landscape — A multimedia event featuring four artists — Edward L. Cooper in alkyds and oils, Margaret Graham Kranking in watercolors, Carol Lopatin in acrylics and Grace Taylor in photographs — depicts the natural beauty of the contemporary Western landscape (9/7 to 11/2)Â… 69th Annual International Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Engravers — Over 500 pieces of art, none larger than 5 square inches, packed into one eclectic exhibit (11/16 to 12/31)Â… Phil Metzger — A local Rockville watercolor artist presents his body of work (11/16 to 12/31)Â…

Secrets of Silk

The Textile Museum
2320 S Street NW

Secrets of Silk — Revealing how different cultures have used and produced silk, this exhibit also tackles the question of whether silk is really stronger than steel, and whether a silkworm can actually spin a mile of silk thread (now to 1/5/03)Â… Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets — Over fifty carpets of varying technique, design, symbolism and function reveal the sources that inspired their creation through their motifs (9/13 to 2/16/03)Â…

401 M Street SW

Art-O-Matic — Over 1,000 artists commandeer 100,000 square feet of space in the former offices of the EPA, turning it into a month-long extravaganza of painting, sculpting, performing, filmmaking and more. The show opens to the public with a Halloween costume ball (10/31 to 11/30)Â…

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