Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

GUEST: NANCY SAUSSER

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA). 

Nancy Sausser has had a long career as an arts administrator, and is currently the Curator and Exhibitions Director at McLean Project for the Arts.  She has been curating exhibitions for over twenty-five years, previously at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center and Harmony Hall Regional Center, both in Maryland and has worked to bring more art into the public schools as the Arts in Education Director at the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art form Kenyon College and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Washington in Seattle.

This event is Dutch treat.

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Collection Tour: Aimee and Robert Lehrman

SOLD OUT

Robert Lehrman has been collecting art since 1979 and has focused primarily on the “art of our times.” Robert & Aimee Lehrman’s collection includes painting and sculpture, which begins with post-pop and consists predominantly of American and European contemporary art. Artists in his collection include Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, David Hammons and considerable depth in the works of Joseph Cornell.

Mr. Lehrman is founder and president of The Voyager Foundation, a nonprofit organization which collaborated with the Smithsonian American Art Museum to produce an award-winning interactive publication, Joseph Cornell:  Shadowplay…Eterniday, which has created a new prototype for interactive arts education.

Mr. Lehrman has lectured on contemporary art appreciation at museums, universities, and art schools across America.  Robert & Aimee believe that in addition to being personally rewarding, collecting art and supporting art organizations and their related activities is an important civic responsibility. Robert Lehrman is on the Board of Trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where he was the Chairman of the Board between 1998 and 2003.

This program is reserved for ArtTable MEMBERS-ONLY due to anticipated demand.  Please arrive prior to the 5 pm start time. We will not be able to admit those arriving late.  Address will be provided following registration.Details coming soon.

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Career Development Panel 4.25.18

CANCELLED--rescheduled for October

Multiple Generations in the Workplace:
Stories and Strategies

Today, any given arts organization can have up to five generations working side-by-side, with each generation having different approaches, expectations, and philosophies. In this casual evening, meet representatives from the "millennial" generation and beyond as they share stories and strategies around how they recognize generational differences in work styles, solve related conflicts, and use assets from each generation's toolkit to work together successfully. Anyone who has to manage younger staff, or younger professionals who want to learn to "manage up" will benefit from this evening.
 
-Hilary-Morgan Watt, Digital Engagement Manager, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
-Tiffany Williams, Assistant Curator, Art in Embassies, US Department of State
-Mika Yoshitake, Independent Curator, (former Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) 
-Helen Frederick, Professor (Emerita), School of Art, George Mason University
-Suzan Jenkins, CEO, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Moderated by Claire Huschle, Director, Scaffold

$8 members / $15 guests.

Members please bring colleagues and guests. 
Non-members may register ($15) by emailing Martha at dc@arttable.org
You may register for one or both sessions.

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Career Development Panels: Panel #1-April 18 / Panel #2 TBD Fall 2108

Consulting & Freelancing: Making the Leap

Have you considered leaving your organization to try your hand at consulting? Does the appeal of flexible hours and choice of projects sound appealing? What are the risks associated with striking out on one's own? What are the benefits? This panel brings together four women who have successfully transitioned into consulting and freelance work, each with different reasons and trajectories.
 
-Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, McNeil Creative Enterprises
-Carlyn Madden, Principal, Carlyn Madden Consulting Services
-Edith Graves, Director of Communications, Anthony Wilder Design/Build and Studio E Partners
-Marsha Semmel, Principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting,
 formerly Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Alison McNeil carefully planned the transition for several years, whereas Carlyn Madden turned to consulting when full-time employment ended suddenly. Marsha Semmel will talk about consulting as a gradual step towards retirement, and Edith Graves will talk about why she returned to an organization after years as a freelancer.
 
If you are considering striking out on your own, you won't want to miss this event!
 
Moderated by Claire Huschle, Director, Scaffold

$8 members, $15 guests and non-members.

Members please bring colleagues and guests.
Non-members may register ($15) by emailing Martha at dc@arttable.org
You may register for one or both sessions.

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Apr
5
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

GUEST: HOLLY GARNER

Come for breakfast and an informal conversation with Holly Garner of Instagram DC (IGDC) and the National Gallery of Art. Garner is the founder of local photography group Instagram DC (@igdc). IGDC offers special access meet-ups at museums, cultural institutions and iconic DC sites for the photo community, as well as a forum for the resulting photos.

The @igdc account has over 48k followers with 935k photos tagged with #igdc. Garner’s collaborations with local museums and galleries have been groundbreaking and have helped those institutions build new communities and embrace digital audiences. Garner also is an Assistant Registrar for Collections at the National Gallery with over 10 years of experience in art acquisitions, collections care, shipping, exhibitions, loans and art storage.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Around the Table--Book club

  • Washington, DC 20007 United States (map)
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Book club is sold out. Please let us know of your interest to be placed on the waitlist.

We love good conversation and a chance to get to know fellow ArtTable members. Yet we are all just so busy with work, kids, and keeping up with the information onslaught (or deleting it). And on top of that we do pro bono work and try to contribute to discourse in the arts. It is hard to even find a free moment to read!. Let's carve out a few evenings per year for discussion with women friends, in an art-book-club we are naming "Around the Table".

THEME: Art books! Including biographies, memoirs, fiction
WHAT: Intimate and informal gatherings with conversation, wine, and snacks
WHEN: 4 x year, weekday evenings--first meeting proposed for late March 2018
MEMBERSHIP: Year commitment. Free.
WHERE: First meeting will be held at the home of Cathryn Keller
HOW TO SIGN UP
Book club is limited to 15 members who will meet quarterly. If you would like to join, please be prepared to attend all four sessions. Dates for meetings will be provided in advance. Proposed dates are third week of March and June, with fall dates to be selected by the group. 

Sign up by emailing dc@arttable.org or by sending the form below.

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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall / Una Oscura y Escandalosa Caìda de Piedras: Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta

Join curator Laura Roulet and featured artist Barbara Liotta on a tour of "A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall", an exhibition that connects two women sculptors from both sides of the Mexican-United States border in a collaborative installation. The title is drawn from the poem “Dry Rain” by Mexican poet Pedro Serrano, which begins: “At times the poem is a collapse/ a slow and painful landslide/ a dark and scandalous rockfall.” Given the painful and precarious state of U.S.-Mexican relations, this exhibition presents a healing gesture, recognizing the history that our cultures share.

The central element is a gallery-length, collaborative sculpture, constructed entirely of locally-sourced stone with Perla Krauze’s black slate hugging the floor and Barbara Liotta’s jagged rock suspended in the air. Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta are both inspired by Minimalism, Land and environmental art of the 1970s. They also share a Jewish heritage, though the vagaries of the Eastern European Jewish diaspora meant that Krauze would be born in Mexico City and Liotta would grow up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Krauze currently lives and works in Mexico City. Liotta lives and works in Washington D.C.

This exhibition is curated by Laura Roulet. Tour includes the public rooms at the Institute. Wine and snacks will be served.

Fees: $5 members, $8 guests.

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Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guest: Elizabeth Carberry


Elizabeth Carberry is Creative Operations Director of ArtSee, which she founded In 2011. ArtSee is a place where artists can receive the help necessary to support their arts career. ArtSee's scope also includes arts management, communications and exhibition curation for artists and small businesses through the DC area. Carberry is fueled by the creative energy and people with whom she gets to interact daily in the Washington, DC area arts community. 

This event is dutch treat. The nearest Metro station is the Dupont Circle stop on the red line.

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guest: Nicole Dowd

Nicole is Program Manager of Halcyon Arts Lab and a passionate believer in the catalytic power of the arts. At Halcyon Arts Lab she aims to connect socially-engaged artists with the resources and support structure needed to hone their artistic and entrepreneurial skills and create change through community-based art practices.

Prior to joining the Halcyon team, Nicole worked with local emerging artists at Hamiltonian Artists where she managed a two-year fellowship program dedicated to career cultivation and artistic mentorship. In addition she organized free public professional development lectures and workshops for the D.C. arts community.

She received a combined B.A. in fine art and art history from George Washington University and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in exhibition design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU, which aims to preserve and strengthen the creative alumni community.

When she’s not attending local arts events or concocting culinary experiments in her tiny kitchen, Nicole can be found traveling the globe in search of amazing art (and new cuisines) and going on long runs throughout the District.

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Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Curator-led tour of Mark Bradford's "Pickett's Charge" at the Hirshhorn

 

“Bradford creates a picture of a complicated and frustrating truth that haunts us every day in almost everything we say and think about our national divisions.” –The Washington Post Pickett's Charge is Mark Bradford's site-specific work featuring eight canvases that stretch across the entire inner-ring gallery on the third floor. Bradford drew inspiration for this new work from French artist Paul Philippoteaux’s 19th century cyclorama, currently on view in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. Philippoteaux’s cyclorama depicts Pickett’s Charge—which historians cite as the critical turning point of the Civil War and, consequently, of American history. Working with a combination of colored paper and reproductions of the original, Bradford transforms the historic Gettysburg imagery.

By cutting, tearing, and scraping through the layers, Bradford reveals the hidden textures and complexities lurking just beneath the surface. The resulting work weaves past and present, illusion and abstraction, inviting visitors to reconsider how narratives about American history are shaped and contested. 

Pickett’s Charge is Bradford’s first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, and his first major American solo show following his presentation as the US representative for the 57th Venice Biennale. Optional: Dutch treat coffee and networking following the tour.

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Jan
5
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guest: Peter Nesbett

Join us for an informal conversation with Peter Nesbett, the Executive Director of Washington Project for the Arts.

Peter is an award-winning art historian, curator, and editor. He joined WPA in 2015 and is transitioning the 42-year-old alternative space to a new, artist-driven model. This has involved bringing artists back on the board of directors for the first time in two decades, and having artists curate the exhibitions, performances, screenings, readings, and lectures. Additionally, Nesbett makes exhibitions and performs as one-half of Triple Candie, which ran a series of alternative spaces in Harlem from 2001 to 2010, and now works from a townhouse a few blocks from the Capitol Building. 

This breakfast is Dutch Treat.

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Holidays Party

  • Howard University Gallery of Art, Childers Hall (map)
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Howard University Gallery of Art is hosting this year!
The exhibtion Building on Tradition, drawn from the Dianne Whitfield Locke and Cornell Locke collection. will be open and Dr. Everett, associate dean, will give a short talk.

Colleagues, friends, prospective members, and family are welcome.

A surprise treat will be bestowed on anyone who brings a prospective member!
BRING YOUR UNWANTED ART BOOKS! We will collect them and donate to a local school.


Free Parking. SHAW-HOWARD U METRO STOP.

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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with Philippa Hughes

  • Firefly restaurant in Kimpton Madera (map)
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Join us for an informal conversation with Philippa, founder of the Pink Line Project. Philippa Hughes is a cultural strategist who designs inventive and collaborative projects that strengthen communities, connects people in meaningful dialogue, and opens portals to art and culture for the culturally curious. She will speak about the power of art to transform and connect.

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Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

SOLD OUT

Special tour at 9 before the museum opens to the public.

At the height of the Dutch republic’s economic and artistic power (1650-1675) Johannes Vermeer worked within a network of Dutch painters who inspired, rivaled, and aimed to surpass one another. They shared a focus on meticulously painted “high life” scenes that depicted the daily lives of men and women of the elite class. Similarities in subject matter, style, composition, and technique may be seen among their greatest works. Study paintings by Vermeer and related artists and discover what they most admired in each others’ pictures.

Join us for coffee following the tour.

 

 

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Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Glenstone tour

Join ArtTable DC for a glorious fall afternoon at Glenstone!  We will view the museum's current exhibition on the work of Roni Horn.  

Exploring wide-ranging topics including nature, ecology, identity, landscape, and language, Horn’s work intermingles material and context, complicating relationships between object, subject, and viewer in the process. The exhibition will feature important examples of the artist’s sculptures, drawings, photographs, texts, and installations.

Weather-permitting, the visit to the Horn exhibition will be followed by a tour of outdoor sculptures amidst the 200 acre campus of Glenstone.  Expore firsthand Glenstone's mission to "seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and visitor."

The museum docents will divide the ArtTable group into two for tours of the exhibition, which will be followed by a 90-minute outdoor sculpture tour. The outdoor tour covers approximately one mile of varied terrain. Please wear comfortable and durable footwear.

We will collect license plate information and help with carpools closer to the date. Please contact Martha Ball at dc@arttable.org if you are interested in carpooling.

Estimated tour time is 1.5 hours. Optional tour of the grounds following the Roni Horn tour.

The deadline to RSVP for this event is November 1.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guests: Ava Spece & Jaynelle Clarke Hazard
of WorkHouse Arts

Ava Spece, President and CEO of Workhouse Arts Center, has focused throughout her executive career on community-oriented programs. Her experience includes the leading the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and before that, the DC Youth Orchestra. Raised by a painter/sculpture/educator, Spece began her career as an arts educator in public schools. She is regular guest speaker for arts management courses at numerous institutions. Recently, Spece spearheaded the campaign to pass state legislation to create the NOVA Arts and Cultural District that includes the Workhouse Center site in Fairfax County, Virginia as well as the town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Regional Park in Prince William County, Virginia.

Jaynelle C. Hazard, exhibition manager at Workhouse Arts Center, has pursued an internationally oriented career in contemporary art. Hazard has managed the corporate contemporary art collection at the Union Bank of Switzerland, worked with Blank Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, and curated installations at Art Basel Miami Beach. She recently relocated to Washington from New York after earning an MA degree at Sotheby's Institute of Art.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

National Live Stream Party

“Arts Partnerships and the Transformation of Cities”

Join a livestream in DC of ArtTable's second annual Leadership Series Panel featuring visionary women leaders who will address the place and role of the visual arts in a city’s overall future. Participants include Deborah Rappaport of the Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; Sarah Calderon of ArtPlace America, New York, NY; Eva Franch i Gilabert of Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY; Laurie Beckelman of The Shed, New York, NY; and Regina Smith of the Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI. The conversation is moderated by Christy MacLear of Art Agency, Partners, New York, NY. Snacks, beer, and wine provided. The program will be presented live from the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York, NY.

Wine, beer, and snacks provided at Hamiltonian Gallery.

Members $8; Guests $12
Register at art table.org
 

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Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guest: Virginia Shore, Chief Curator at U.S. Department of State, Office of ART in Embassies U.S. Department of State, Office of ART in Embassies

Learn about the scope of the Art in Embassies program within the U.S. Department of State. AiE creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges. Art is installed in the representational spaces of U.S. embassy residences, chanceries, consulates, and annexes around the world.

Register here.

 

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Oct
4
3:00 PM15:00

High Tea with the Honorable Beatrice Welters and Mr. Anthony Welters, collectors

 

“We have learned much more about history through the genius of these artists' works while being privileged to glimpse their personal stories. In the end, Tony and I have discovered much about ourselves through these masterpieces of timeless reflection.” 

The Honorable Beatrice Welters

Join us for an intimate discussion with the Honorable Beatrice Welters and Mr. Anthony Welters, collectors. Moderated by Jessica Stafford Davis.

Come enjoy high tea at the Georgetown Club with Washington, DC-based collectors, the Honorable Beatrice Welters and Anthony Welters. In the 1970’s, the Welters first started their collection with the purchase of a print by Henry O. Tanner. Today, their collection includes  numerous works, with a focus on African American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Jessica Stafford Davis will  moderate an informal discussion with the Welters on topics that highlight their passion for collecting art by African American artists, how they wish to shape the legacy of their collection, and key influences on their decision-making process.

Davis is the founder of The Agora Culture, a multicultural web-based business arts platform that connects artists with a diverse array of new and experienced collectors. In addition, The Agora Culture presents "Art on the Vine", a four-week artist residency and an art fair that takes place on Martha’s Vineyard. Jessica currently serves on the board of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA).

$40 members/$50 guests. Limited space. Register online at arttable.org

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

AT ReMix: Season launch

Welcome to a new season with ArtTable DC. Kick it off at AT ReMix, a networking and mingling event  to meet new and continuing AT DC members at Hemphill Fine Arts. The exhibition on view will be Linling Lu and will include all new painting and sculpture by Baltimore based artist Linling Lu. Lu is a Chinese-American artist who has been exhibited nationally and  internationally and this is her second exhibition with Hemphill Fine Arts

Join us for cocktails, conversation, and one-on-one networking. Best of all, learn about the fall season's upcoming programs and contribute your ideas. Enjoy a Pecha Kucha-style presentation while you mingle.  

Register here.

 
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