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PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM Boundary Trouble: The Self-Taught Artist and American Avant-Gardes

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Held in conjunction with Outliers and American Vanguard Art, illustrated lectures will explore subjects including religion, gender, and cross-disciplinary art practices. Speakers include Julie Ault, Gregg Bordowitz, Rita Gonzalez, Jessica Horton, Katherine Jentleson, Marci Kwon, Angela Miller, Anne Monahan, Michael Moon, Bibiana Obler, Emma Silverman, Leslie Umberger, Anne M. Wagner, Hamza Walker, Tobias Wofford, and […]

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67th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at The National Gallery of Art: Hal Foster

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In his six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster asks how artists began again after the mass deaths of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Bomb. Lectures will focus on the early work of Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Claes Oldenburg, among others. April 8: Walter […]

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67th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at The National Gallery of Art: Hal Foster

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In his six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster asks how artists began again after the mass deaths of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Bomb. Lectures will focus on the early work of Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Claes Oldenburg, among others. April 8: Walter […]

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67th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at The National Gallery of Art: Hal Foster

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In his six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster asks how artists began again after the mass deaths of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Bomb. Lectures will focus on the early work of Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Claes Oldenburg, among others. April 8: Walter […]

Free

67th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at The National Gallery of Art: Hal Foster

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In his six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster asks how artists began again after the mass deaths of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Bomb. Lectures will focus on the early work of Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Claes Oldenburg, among others. April 8: Walter […]

Free

67th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at The National Gallery of Art: Hal Foster

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In his six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster asks how artists began again after the mass deaths of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Bomb. Lectures will focus on the early work of Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Claes Oldenburg, among others. April 8: Walter […]

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Profs & Pints: D.C.’s Impressionism

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints presents: "D.C.'s Impressionism," with Rebecca Jeffrey Easby, associate professor or art history and chair of the Fine Arts Program at Trinity Washington University. Washington is home to many famous works of French Impressionism. To truly appreciate them, it's helpful to know just how revolutionary and controversial such images were in their day. […]

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Community Weekend

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Celebrating "The Life of Animals in Japanese Art" June 22, 5:00–8:00 June 23, 11:00–5:00 East Building Explore Japanese culture and animals in Japanese art with activities for all ages! • DJ performances from Les the DJ • Taiko Drumming • Origami Lessons • Hands-On Art Making Special highlights on Saturday evening include: Sake Tasting | […]

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“Poetry is a country”

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

"Poetry is a country” will bring celebrated poets from across the nation together to premiere original poetry inspired by works in the National Gallery of Art's collection. These free, annual events will take place on Saturday, September 23, and will open with a keynote address by Ada Limón, the 24th US Poet Laureate, who was […]

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Mondrian’s Dress

National Gallery of Art, West Building Located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC

Join an in-depth presentation on issues of authorship and (mistaken) identity raised by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 series of so-called Mondrian dresses. Nancy J. Troy, Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, will examine the galvanizing force of fashion in making Mondrian’s style widely available and instantly recognizable in visual […]

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Sanrizuga – Heta Village

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Shinsuke Ogawa (1935-1992) was one of Japan’s leading documentarians who inspired generations of non-fiction filmmakers to practice and participate in the power of dedicated, collective filmmaking. Ogawa lived and worked for years within the rural Japanese villages he and his collaborators documented, immersing themselves and forming deep relationships within the communities to film the everyday […]

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Magino Village – A Tale/ The Sundial Carved with a Thousand Years of Notches

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Shinsuke Ogawa (1935-1992) was one of Japan’s leading documentarians who inspired generations of non-fiction filmmakers to practice and participate in the power of dedicated, collective filmmaking. Ogawa lived and worked for years within the rural Japanese villages he and his collaborators documented, immersing themselves and forming deep relationships within the communities to film the everyday […]

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Dorothea Lange: Seeing People

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for an introductory presentation on Dorothea Lange: Seeing People by exhibition curator Philip Brookman. Brookman is consulting curator in the National Gallery’s department of photographs, and former chief curator, head of research, and senior curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (1993–2014). A signing of the exhibition catalog […]

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Keynote Address: Joy Harjo and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Virtual

Join us for a conversation with Joy Harjo, the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, curator of The Land Carries Our Ancestors, about the exhibition theme of reverence, study, and concern for the land. Harjo's poem "Once the World Was Perfect" from her 2015 book Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings is featured in […]

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Shakespeare in the Library: Will’s World and Today’s Theatre

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us in our Library for a discussion with special collections librarian Yuri Long and guests from the Shakespeare Everywhere festival. They put early modern literature into conversation with contemporary plays, featuring books from the National Gallery of Art Library's special collections. December 1, 8, 15, and 29 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Free. No […]

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Sky Hopinka: Wandering Translations, Poems, and Film

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for a conversation with Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), a New York based artist and poet, who teaches at Bard College. His film, video, photography, and text work center personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape. Hopinka’s work foregrounds designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, […]

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Photojournalism Now: Students Respond

National Gallery of Art, West Building Located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC

How has photojournalism changed over the last century? Join us in the exhibition Dorothea Lange: Seeing People for talks led by photojournalism students from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW. Featuring some 100 photographs, the exhibition addresses Lange’s innovative approaches to picturing people, emphasizing her work on social issues in the […]

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Cauleen Smith – In Space, In Time

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Three-part film series. Free. Registration required. Since the early 1990s, Cauleen Smith has created over two dozen short films and videos that move between genres and media with remarkable fluidity and self-assuredness. Each short film can be seen as a brief chapter in the artist’s larger project: an ongoing weave of concerns expressed in her […]

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