Metro Weekly

Art: Spring Arts 2012

Museums & Galleries

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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)