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100 Years In The Present
May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0Free
Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries presents 100 Years In The Present, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Park’s iconic Dentzel carousel. This exhibition honors the historic origins of Glen Echo Park as a theme park–exploring feelings of nostalgia, outdoor recreation, nature, and play. A year unexpectedly spent indoors has reminded us what we miss about gathering, particularly outdoors, and how we’re looking forward to engaging when the time is right. This exhibition invites the audience to reminisce about childhood fun and outdoor play. It also invites viewers to ponder: “How will we remember our present-day leisure in the future? What outdoor spaces do we miss the most? How can we ‘travel’ in our own city? How do we interact in the present as vessels of time and space? How do we honor symbols of memory and belonging?” This exhibition features local Metro DC-based artists exploring these themes.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 5pm-8pm