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May 12, 2005 - June 3, 2005
Abigail Rorer, The Print Collector's Club, 1984
Hand-colored etching, 53/75
Reproduced with permission of the artist
18th Biennial Exhibition of Prints from Collections of Members of the Washington Print Club
Every two years The Washington Print Club, in association with an area museum or gallery,
mounts an exhibition of prints from members' collections. Past venues have included the
National Museum of American Art, The National Gallery, The National Museum of Women in the Arts,
and the National Building Museum.
This year's biennial exhibition, the 18th from the collections of members of the Washington Print
Club, presents small works of art on paper that are visually arresting and technically adept at
evoking a universal theme within a small format. The approximately 60 prints on display will
include works by old masters and contemporary artists. The exhibition features prints by John
Sloan, Rockwell Kent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, along with prints by lesser known artists
such as Hans Sebald Beham, Clinton Adams, and Elizabeth Catlett. Often the joy of collecting
prints is in the "hunt." There is a pristine Whistler print in the show that had an unusual
provenanceit was discovered at a flea market amidst a box of frames.
All of these works are drawings or original prints that the artist was involved in making, as
opposed to photographic and mechanical reproductions. While most of the works in the show are
by major American and European artists, a few of the gems are by artists who resided in Washington,
such as Prentiss Taylor, Jacob Kainen, Lou Stovall, and Charles Ritchie.
For more information visit the Washington Print Club website.
Annual Awards Show
April 7, 2005 - April 29, 2005
A ballerina's toe shoes are envisioned tapping inside an impossibly small box,
Lego blocks are assembled to create an image of the dollar bill, and Barbie doll
parts are arranged inside a red tableaux. These are among the 30 works by emerging
student artists featured in the Annual Awards Show at GW's Luther W. Brady Art
Gallery. The exhibition juxtaposes traditional pieces alongside more innovative
works. For example, there are a number of technically precise, realistic drawings
including a riveting life-like self portrait by Christopher Locke, along with
abstract paintings, evidenced by the swirls of color on Valentine Wolly's large
diptych and the hints of brilliant color through the stark black background on
Nicholas Moses' works. The featured photographs also demonstrate different styles
through an exploration of the technical possibilities of photography. Pamela
Nabholz's images are painterly and ethereal, while the focus and resolution in
Diana Rodrigues' photographs make the subjects appear three-dimensional. The show
also features a number of works incorporating new media, including flash animation
and a video installation.
Awards have been given for work in aquarelle painting, ceramics, design, drawing,
painting, photography, and sculpture. David Furchgott, president and CEO of
International Arts and Artists, served as this year's judge and selected the works
for inclusion in the exhibition.
Enlightened Thinking, Lasting Appeal
Selections from The George Washington University Permanent Collection
February 3, 2005 - March 11, 2005
Henry Bacon, The Boston Boys and General Gage, 1775
1875, oil on canvas, 59-3/8" x 94-9/16" GW Permanent Collection
Photograph: Mark Gulezian
The Age of Enlightenment represents
a critical time in American history when the country was established and the
culture was formed. During the century that followed, the early days of our
nation were glorified and romanticized. This exhibition examines the ways
eighteenth-century themes, imagery and styles appeared in nineteenth-century art,
fashions and decorative arts and how these interpretations continue to shape our
understanding of the past. The works in the exhibition include pieces on loan
from the DAR Museum as well as works from The George Washington University
The exhibition is organized around three primary themes. First is the continued
popularity of eighteenth-century styles and fashions into the next century.
The second theme is the commemoration of significant dates such as 1776 and
George Washington's birth in 1732 as well as the use of naming to honor famous
figures. The final theme is the development of myths surrounding prominent
figures, most notably Washington. In each of these sections it becomes clear
how Victorian-era Americans crafted a vision of their Revolutionary-era
forbearers as embodying such virtues as honesty and liberty.
During the eighteenth century, France and the United States developed strong ties,
Not only did France set fashions for the world to follow, they provided essential
military, financial and diplomatic support to the new nation.
Paris on the Potomac is a citywide celebration that honors the
longstanding cultural ties between two world capitals: Washington, DC and Paris.
From Valentine's Day through Memorial Day 2005, more than 80 French-themed
exhibits, performances, walking tours, lavish restaurant experiences and
romantic hotel packages highlight Paris's influence on Washington, DC's arts,
culture and culinary scene. Paris on the Potomac is produced by
The American Experience Foundation in partnership with the Washington, DC
Convention & Tourism Corporation and Cultural Tourism DC.
The George Washington University Community Collects
October 13, 2004 - December 10, 2004
Normally private collectors' works can only be seen by their friends
and family. However, the upcoming exhibition at GW's Luther W. Brady Art
Gallery will enable the public to glimpse the diversity of the collections
from some of the gallery's patrons and members of the GW community. The
continued operation of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is made possible
through the generosity of its patrons, particularly the Friends of the
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. While these donors support public access
to art through the efforts of the gallery, they also maintain their own
Korean Ceramics from the Lawrence M. Rozanski Collection
October 13, 2004 - December 10, 2004
This exhibit showcases Lawrence M. Rozanski's collection of ancient ceramics spanning 1400 years.
Jewish Cooking in America
Selections from the Cookbook Collection of Joan Nathan
September 9, 2004 - October 12, 2004
Just as the United States is said to be a "melting pot" where people
of many countries and origins have come together, the Jewish community
in America is similarly composed of people from around the world.
Jewish cooking in America reflects the diversity and complexity of the
community as a whole. The cookbooks in these cases attest to the unique,
complex, and significant contribution Jewish cuisine has made to American
cooking. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first
Jews in New Amsterdam, the Luther W. Brady Art gallery has worked with
Joan Nathan to bring together this display of the history of Jewish cookbooks
For more information on the upcoming conference entitled Are We What We Eat?
American Jewish Foodways, 1654-2004 please follow the link:
Selected works by the celebrated Native American artist
September 7, 2004 - September 24, 2004
Fritz Scholder, Massacred Indian #4
Fritz Scholder (born 1937) is an outstanding Native American painter and colorist.
The exhibition of his work at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is timed to coincide
with the opening festivities for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American
Indian in Washington, D.C. Scholder is one-quarter Luiseņo Indian, a tribe native
to the area now known as San Diego County.
Scholder is best known for his strikingly modern images of Native American subjects,
although much of his work deals with other themes. "The reason I am fascinated
by so many subjects is not that I am in any way desperate to flit around or
taste different things," Scholder said. "It's more an education of my life
of finding out and being interested in whatever subject you decide to paint."
Among the pieces included in the exhibit is Massacred Indian #4, circa 1979,
which depicts Sitting Bull, in a style that was influenced by Francis Bacon
and Wayne Thiebaud. Another piece in the show, Galloping Indian after
Remington, on loan from a noted private collection in Philadelphia,
also makes references to iconic images of the American West.
Several works by Fritz Scholder have previously been on display at the
GW art galleries. In February 1975 his work appeared in the exhibit
"Ethnic Art - The Living Tradition," and in March 2001, one of his paintings
was featured in the exhibit "The Luther W. Brady, M.D. Collection of
20th Century Works on Paper."