- This event has passed.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART’S EVENINGS AT THE EDGE RETURNS THURSDAY, MARCH 8 FROM 6:00–9:00
March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0Free
Don’t miss this special after hours program as the East Building comes alive to celebrate Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Explore some 270 works from self-taught artists and enjoy performances by Lonnie Holley, whose work is featured in the exhibition, hands-on art-making, and pop-up talks that probe assumptions about creativity, artistic practice, and the role of the artist in contemporary culture. Light fare and drinks available for purchase.
Admission to Evenings at the Edge is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit nga.gov/evenings. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-evenings-at-the-edge-after-hours-at-the-national-gallery-of-art-tickets-41152291612.
About Lonnie Holley
In 1979, Lonnie Holley began to make and exhibit sculptures that drew on his hardscrabble life experiences and his ruminations on lessons to be found in everyday materials—discarded junk. Soon much of his energy was devoted to creating an environmental work on the one-acre property he owned on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1997, city authorities claimed the land and ultimately destroyed everything on it in preparation for an airport expansion.
Today, Holley lives in Atlanta, where he develops experimental music that incorporates narratives on grappling with adversity. Unlike typical musicians, Holley’s music and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph with every event, concert, and recording. Holley has crossed seamlessly into the mainstream visual art world, with works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.