Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee and Curator's Tour of 'Ursula Von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling'

Join ArtTable for a curator-led tour of “Ursulva von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling”, the artist's first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) through July 28, 2019.

NMWA Assistant Curator Norin Zahra will be leading this program. After the tour, join fellow ArtTable members and guests for a dutch treat coffee at Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee at nearby City Center. '

About “The Contour of Feeling”
This landmark exhibition of monumental sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942, Deensen, Germany) illuminates the process by which the artist gives outward visual form to her ideas and emotions. Expressive cedar sculptures are accompanied by poetic explorations in paper pulp, leather, linen, and other organic materials. With an emphasis on her work since 2000, The Contour of Feeling marks the most ambitious presentation of von Rydingsvard’s art in the United States, and her first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C.

The daughter of a woodcutter from a long line of peasant farmers, von Rydingsvard spent several of her early years in the wooden barracks of refugee camps in Germany at the end of World War II. Her works offer subtle hints of biographical, religious, or cultural references, while deliberately remaining abstract and evocative. Each of the large-scale sculptures involves a labor-intensive, yet intuitive, process that can take nearly a year to complete. Wearing safety gear and wielding heavy machinery, von Rydingsvard and her team saw, slice, stack, glue, and mark the works with graphite before assembling their final forms. Towering vertical structures, sprawling floor-based works, and expansive wall constructions inspire awe and introspection.

“'Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling” is organized by The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia and guest curator Mark Rosenthal.

Thank you to Amy Mannarino, Director of Communications and Marketing at NMWA and Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah for organizing this tour.

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Glenstone tour

Self-guided tour of Glenstone! 

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."


Please wear comfortable and durable footwear.

OF NOTE: "The Montgomery County Ride On bus makes several daily stops at Glenstone on its 301 route. Ride On passengers are guaranteed entry to Glenstone with no reservation required. A full schedule and route is available at www..rideonbus.com <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rideonbus.com&data=02%7C01%7CWill.Kenlaw%40montgomerycountymd.gov%7C688d246a155044c111ca08d690fa4d3f%7C6e01b1f9b1e54073ac97778069a0ad64%7C0%7C1%7C636855802048979365&sdata=oRcoviHbaTH9Mw5nesXXFBJ7QLHAwZahVp71tNzvSDM%3D&reserved=0>."

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Director and Curator Tour of Arlington Art Center's spring exhibitions

Join ArtTable DC at Arlington Art Center for a special tour of "City of Threads", a large-scale fabric installation created for AAC's historic building by New York artist Amanda Browder. 

Enjoy refreshments and talk with Arlington Arts Center Director Holly Koons and Curator Blair Murphy about the creation of the project before going inside to view AAC's Summer Exhibitions:
Jen Noone: "Sort of, Kind of, Almost"; 
Jason Horowitz: "Ashton Heights Re/Seen"; and 
"Transitional Objects", a group exhibition featuring work by Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Emily Culver, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman, and Holly Trout.

GUESTS WELCOME.
Thanks to Allison Nance for organizing this program.

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Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

POPUP: SPECIAL CURATOR'S TOUR OF BY THE PEOPLE FESTIVAL WITH JESSICA STAFFORD DAVIS, FEATURING WORKS BY JONATHON ROSEN AND KAHLIL JOSEPH.

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Join ArtTable for this special 2-part tour with Jessica Stafford Davis, curator of the 2nd annual By The People festival. The tour will begin at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building featuring installations by Jonathan RosenMartha Jackson JarvisVictor Ekpuk, and more. We will then travel to Union Market to see BLKNWS, an innovative project by the Los Angeles artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph. BLKNWS made its European debut at the 58th Venice Biennale in May 2019. After this two-part tour we will gather for drinks to toast the closing of the week-long festival.

Schedule:
2pm: Meet at Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building (900 Jefferson Dr SW)

2:00-2:45: Curator's Tour
2:45: Travel via Uber/Lyft to Union Market
3:15: Meet at Union Market - Auto Shop (416 Morse Street NE)

3:15-4:00: Curator's Tour of Kahlil Jospeh's BLKNWS
4:00: Gather + Toast (Dutch treat): Cotton & Reed (1330 5th Street NE)

About By The People & Jessica Stafford Davis
By The People is an international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon. Launched in 2018, the festival brings visual art, performing art, and dialogue to all four quadrants of Washington, DC, all completely free and open to the public. Each year a different curator interprets the festival’s founding themes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Jessica Stafford Davis is the founder of The Agora Culture LLC, (TAC) a national online multicultural arts platform that supports emerging artists of color and collectors through educational programming, art salons, and its annual Art On the Vine exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. One of the only contemporary African-American art fairs presenting critically-acclaimed, institutional-level work in the United States, Art On the Vine also features a four-week residency named for acclaimed visual artists, Augusta Savage, and Norman Lewis. Through the Savage-Lewis residency, selected artists are provided with an opportunity to collaborate and create new works as part of an effort to help them grow and explore their creative practices. In addition, Ms. Stafford Davis is the 2018 and first recipient of the Arena Stage Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Art Advisory Board and is an ArtTable member.  

Members: $10; guests: $15

If this event is at capacity, please email dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Thank you to Jessica Stafford Davis for organizing this program.

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Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Meet AT | Cocktail Hour and Fellows’ Zine Launch Event

Join us for a cocktail hour and informal gathering celebrating the ArtTable DC Chapter Faith Flanagan Fellows’ engagement project, “In Defense of Art”.

“n Defense of Art” is a zine documenting stories of people and institutions within DC, Maryland and Virginia who have worked to defend the value of arts, artists and arts access. This event is open to new, current and prospective members.

Dutch treat. Drop-ins welcome!

Thank you to Jaynelle Clarke Hazard and Caitlin Berry for organizing this event.

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Jun
6
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Kelly Crow

Join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation for an informal conversation with Kelly Crow, the art market reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Since 2006, Kelly has been the voice of the WSJ’s art beat which analyzes the buying trends in the art market. Her reporting focuses on the sales at auction houses such Sotheby’s, Christies and Phillips. Some of her articles include the $450M da Vinci and its unusual provenance, the record setting auction for the Rockefeller Estate in 2018, the Hobby Lobby Bible Museum and its controversial collection and the Japanese trophy hunter Yusaku Maezawa.

Before joining the Journal in 2005, she wrote for the New York Times, based at the city desk where she helped cover city government, neighborhoods and the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. She also helped Pulitzer-Prize winner James B. Stewart report DisneyWar, a 2005 nonfiction narrative about the Walt Disney Company during Michael Eisner’s final years as CEO of the company. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000. Ms. Crow started her career in 1995 at The Edmond Evening Sun in her hometown of Edmond, Oklahoma. For most of her career, Kelly was based in New York until 2014 when she relocated to Frederick, Maryland.

This event is Dutch Treat. If this event is at capacity, please email dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 



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Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Curator's tour: "ARTISTS RESPOND: AMERICAN ART AND THE VIETNAM WAR, 1965-1975"

Join ArtTable DC for a special tour of "Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975" with Melissa Ho, curator of twentieth-century art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

“OF THE ’60S SHOWS I’VE SEEN IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, THIS ONE IS THE BEST, EVOCATIVE OF ITS TIME, AND IN SYNC WITH THE PRESENT.”
—Holland Cotter, The New York Times

By the late 1960s, the United States was in pitched conflict both in Vietnam, against a foreign power, and at home—between Americans for and against the war, for and against the status quo. ""Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975"" presents art created amid this turmoil, spanning the period from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s fateful decision to deploy U.S. ground troops to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Sài Gòn ten years later.

The exhibition is unprecedented in its historical scale and depth. It brings together nearly 100 works by fifty-eight of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period. Galvanized by the moral urgency of the Vietnam War, these artists reimagined the goals and uses of art, affecting developments in multiple movements and media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance, installation, documentary art, and conceptualism. This exhibition presents both well-known and rarely discussed works, and offers an expanded view of American art during the war, introducing a diversity of previously marginalized artistic voices, including women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The exhibition makes vivid an era in which artists endeavored to respond to the turbulent times and openly questioned issues central to American civic life.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Carl Andre, Benny Andrews, Art Workers’ Coalition, Asco, Judith Bernstein, Chris Burden, T.C. Cannon, Mel Casas, Rosemarie Castoro, Judy Chicago, William Copley, Emile de Antonio, Mark di Suvero, James Gong Fu Dong, Dan Flavin, Terry Fox, Rupert García, Leon Golub, Philip Jones Griffiths, Guerrilla Art Action Group, Philip Guston, Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Wally Hedrick, Douglas Huebler, Carlos Irizzary, Kim Jones, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Corita Kent, Edward Kienholz, Yayoi Kusama, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Fred Lonidier, Malaquias Montoya, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Jim Nutt, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Liliana Porter, Yvonne Rainer, Ad Reinhardt, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Peter Saul, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Carol Summers, Paul Thek, Jesse Treviño, Tomi Ungerer, Timothy Washington, and William Weege."

Meet in the lobby on F and 8th Streets NW.

If this event is at capacity, please email dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

William Christenberry Studio Tour

SOLD OUT

Join us for a members only tour of William Christenberry’s studio led by Mary Early, Director at Hemphill Fine Arts alongside Sandra and Kate Christenberry.

Christenberry built his studio on the property adjacent to his family’s home in Northwest DC in 1984 and it is maintained by his estate. Working in multiple media, William Christenberry (American, 1936-2016) built a body of work that speaks without nostalgia of the passage of time and how the past is embedded in our experience of the present. Best known earlier in his career for his elegiac photographs made largely in one small rural county in central Alabama, Christenberry is now considered equally well known for his sculpture, works on paper and abstract assemblages. The most recent of many publications covering his career are Working from Memory, published by Steidl, and Kodachromes, published by Aperture. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, the Phillips Collection, Washington DC, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, among others. His estate is jointly represented by Hemphill Fine Arts and PaceMcGill.

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May
6
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch at the Italian Ambassador's Residence, Villa Firenze

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Mrs Armando Varricchio has the pleasure to invite ArtTable members to a private lunch at Villa Firenze, the Residence of the Italian Ambassador to the United States, to discover the "Artist in Residence" program. The series aims to explore the new frontiers of Italian contemporary artistic research. “Ever since I became Ambassador of Italy to Washington, Micaela and I have decided to promote the presence of young Italian artists in Washington D.C.’s scene and throughout the United States. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to organize and support many Italian contemporary art exhibitions at the Italian Embassy and at museums and cultural institutions across the country. In this framework we have developed the idea for an Artist in Residence series, hosted at Villa Firenze, which has provided Italian artists with a space for meaningful reflection and research on contemporary art for the presentation of remarkable site-specific installations”. The Series started in June 2016 and is now at its fifth edition, with the works of Kiki Ghezzi, a Milanese artists living and working in New York. The majestic cherry tree in Villa Firenze’s garden, together with a similar one in her beloved native Italy, inspired Kikki for her current exhibition at the Residence. The long cherry flowers-colored draperies hanging from the roof and on the walls bring together, in an ideal dialogue, the two trees whose roots are symbolically joined despite the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Ghezzi’s works accompany viewers on a spiritual journey through two parallel, yet strongly connected, realities.

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May
2
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with Vikki Tobak

Join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Vikki Tobak who is the author of the acclaimed book, "Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop." 

The book traces 40 years of the history of hip hop through previously unseen work by notable photographers who captured the artists and moments over time. The book features rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots that include figures such as Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Wu-Tang Clan, to Tupak Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill and many others, alongside interviews and essays from industry legends. Vikki is a freelance digital and broadcast journalist who lives in Washington, DC with her family. She has served on the board of the Washington Project for the Arts, the Palo Alto Arts Commission and supports other arts organizations in the DMV region.

"Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop" (Random House/Clarkson Potter, 2018)

This event is Dutch Treat. If this event is at capacity, please email dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 


Thank you to Jennifer Riddell for organizing.

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro

Thank you to Jaynelle Clarke Hazard for organizing.


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Apr
30
5:30 PM17:30

Cocktails and networking for members and interested members

We are looking forward to seeing you at the next cocktail hour. Join new and current ArtTable DC members to celebrate spring over cocktails. Potential members are encouraged!

This event is Dutch Treat.

Street parking and valet. Nearest metro: Dupont Circle.

If this event is at capacity, please email dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 


Thank you to the DC Executive Committee for organizing.

 

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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Technology Tour "Hirshhorn Eye" (Hi) and a visit to Lozano-Hemmer's "Pulse" exhibition

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POSTPONED DUE TO SHUTDOWN. CHECK BACK ON TUESDAY JAN 15.

Join ArtTable for a behind-the-scenes conversation on the latest technology initiatives from the Hirshhorn Museum. Test out their new mobile experience and tour their largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut.

Hirshhorn Eye (Hi for short) is a revolutionary in-gallery art guide that uses image recognition to scan art as you go, instantly unlocking exclusive artist videos and insider info. Its web-based platform and image recognition capabilities go beyond the technology of other museums’ mobile guides with more than 150 pieces of unique content, from Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin” to Mark Bradford’s “Pickett’s Charge.”

Hi was recently awarded “Best App” at the prestigious International Design and Communication Awards. This groundbreaking project brought together three vendors for the first time: Linked By Air (technical development and UX design), Antenna International (visitor guide) and Captain and the Fox (video production), all of whom worked with Hirshhorn staff for more than a year.

Join us for an exclusive chat and Q&A with AT members Alice Walker, Director of Creative Strategy & Global Head of Interactive Design at Antenna International, and Hilary-Morgan Watt, Digital Engagement Manager at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 9:00 a.m. Check-in and networking in the lobby, Dolcezza Coffee dutch treat 9:15 a.m. Remarks and Tour

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Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

ANNUAL BENEFIT & AWARD CEREMONY HONORING ESTRELLITA B. BRODSKY

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Honoring 
Estrellita B. Brodsky
Curator, Collector, and Philanthropist 
with the
2019 Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award

Presented by
Edward J. Sullivan 
Deputy Director and Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, 
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 

Also recognizing
Alexandra Chang
Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs,
Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University
2019 New Leadership Award

Presented by
Anne Collins Goodyear, PhD
Co-Director, 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Keynote Address
Amy Cappellazzo
Chairman, Fine Art Division
Sotheby's

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Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Exhibition Tour: Siri Berg: "Statements" at the House of Sweden

Join ArtTable DC for a special tour at the House of Sweden, featuring Siri Berg's "Statements," a new retrospective showcasing six decades of the acclaimed artist's work.

This show, the third in a series of retrospectives devoted to Siri Berg’s oeuvre—beginning with "In Color (2016-2017)" at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, followed by "A Life In Color (2018)" at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm—will be staged in two distinct gallery spaces, light and dark, with each offering a different investigative look at the varied interests and aesthetic experimentations of Berg’s career as a painter, collagist, sculptor, colorist, and abstractionist.

After the tour, join us for coffee and conversation at a coffee shop nearby.

About the Artist: Siri Berg was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1921. Before emigrating to the U.S. in 1940, at the age of 19, she earned her bachelor’s degree in art and architecture from the University of Brussels. Her work has been exhibited internationally for more than 35 years in such countries as Australia, China, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and throughout the U.S. Further, Berg’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Southwest Minnesota State University’s William Whipple Gallery, Marshall, MN; and Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY, among a number of public, private and corporate collections. She is a long-time member of the American Abstract Artists and previously taught Color Theory at Parsons, The New School for Design for over 30 years. She resides in New York City.

House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., houses the Embassies of Sweden and Iceland. Exhibitions in House of Sweden are hosted by The Embassy of Sweden.

Thanks to Allison Nance for organizing this program.
Parking garages available on K Street NW. Metro to Foggy Bottom. Bus.

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Apr
4
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with Capital One Art Program

Join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Anne R. Fletcher and Susannah Haworth Dunn of Capital One Art Program.

Since 2002, Anne Fletcher has served as the Art Administrator for Capital One, where she leads the development and implementation of Capital One’s Corporate Art Program in offices across North America. In this role, Anne is responsible for the purchase and ongoing management of a permanent collection of more than 7,000 pieces of artwork. She also oversees the installation of over 70 Rotating Exhibitions annually in 80+ Capital One office buildings across the US and Canada. Anne is a member of the Associate of Professional Art Advisors and ArtTable.

Prior to managing the Art Program, Anne spent five years as a Graphic Designer and Creative Team manager with Capital One’s Marketing Department. Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a Fine Arts/Painting Major and Communications Studies Minor, from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. She has a Master of Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Early in her career, Anne taught middle and high school art in Henrico County and Richmond City Public schools and adult classes at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond. 

Susannah Haworth Dunn is an Art Program Coordinator at JLL. In her regions, she supports a rotating exhibition program and coordinates art installations for capital projects, including specially commissioned works across corporate offices.
 
Prior to working with JLL she spent over 10 years in London managing commercial contemporary art galleries which focused on supporting emerging artists. She worked closely with artists on exhibitions and projects and helped develop their careers and collector bases. She represented galleries at international art fairs, curated pop-up exhibitions, and engaged in exhibition collaborations with high-end retail brands, hotels, and members' clubs.
 
She holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute, London, UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History from Dickinson College, PA.
 
She serves as a commissioner for the Arlington Commission for the Arts and chairs the Engagement Committee.

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro

Thank you to Jaynelle Clarke Hazard for organizing.


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Mar
26
4:30 PM16:30

Collector's visit with Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan

Linda Kaplan Collection

Join ArtTable for a special tour of Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan’s impressive collection. Focusing on American Art between World War I and II, the collection has been carefully honed and edited. It illustrates many of the different phases of American Modernism such as Precisionism, Regionalism, and African American art. Kaplan’s other focus is on American 20th and 21st-century sculptor's drawings, which was promised to the Phillips Collection. Some of the artists represented include Louise Bourgeois, Marsden Hartley, Lee Bontecou, Arthur Dove, and Jose de Rivera.

Linda has been a professional in the art museum world since the early '60s, when she worked at the Corcoran and National Trust for Historic Preservation. Kaplan served as the Head of PR and Special Events at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art for several years and then led a project to place contemporary art in public spaces with developers. In addition, she worked with the 1% for art project sponsored by the city as the Assistant Director of the gallery at the University of Maryland, bought the first corporate collection in Washington for the Cafritz Company and was the first curator for the Artery Organization. She is a board-certified appraiser of 20th century American Art (1900-1980).

MEMBERS ONLY

Tea and light snacks will be served.

Location will be sent to registrants one week prior.

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Mar
21
9:45 AM09:45

Curator tour of BETWEEN WORLDS: THE ART OF BILL TRAYLOR led by Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-taught Art

Bill Traylor’s (ca. 1853-1949) life bridged disparate worlds: rural and urban, black and white, old and new. Born in antebellum Alabama, Traylor’s experience spanned the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration—and though it all, the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. After seven decades of rural life and farm labor, Traylor moved into the cityscape of segregated Montgomery. In his last years, he began to draw and paint the stories and memories of his life. Traylor became an artist at a time and in a place where personal expression for black Americans posed great risk, yet the images he made boldly attest to his own existence and point of view.

When Traylor died, he left behind the only known body of drawn and painted work to chart this complex, drawn out moment between slavery and civil rights. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born enslaved, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date.

Those attending the tour will need to enter the museum through the doors at 8th and G Streets, NW, on the north side of the building. Meet in the lobby.

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Tour: "Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today" with Chief curator Brandon Brame Fortune

Join the National Portrait Gallery’s Chief Curator Brandon Brame Fortune for a tour of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, "Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today".

As people are confronted each day with “selfies” via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country’s history and culture.

The exhibition features more than 75 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Patricia Cronin, Imogen Cunningham, Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Joan Jonas, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Diego Rivera, Lucas Samaras, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Shahzia Sikander and Martin Wong.

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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Lise Dubé-Scherr

Join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Lise Dubé-Scherr, newly appointed President and CEO of International Arts & Artists.

With over 27 years of experience in Canadian and American art and historic house museums, in January 2019 Lise Dubé-Scherr was appointed President and CEO of International Arts & Artists, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public.

As the former Director of Museum Affairs at The Preservation Society of Newport County, Lise was responsible for the museum division including curatorial, exhibitions, conservation, collections, interpretation, and education at its eleven historic properties. From 2011-2017, Lise served as the Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, a decorative arts museum housed in a fully restored Gilded Age mansion in Chicago, IL. Lise leverages her extensive experience in audience development to create visitor-centered exhibitions and programs to foster increased visitor engagement and attendance. At both the Driehaus Museum and the Preservation Society, she developed and advanced ambitious new exhibition programs in unconventional settings to diversify and expand traditional historic house museum offerings.

A native of Canada, Lise has held positions at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Allentown Art Museum, and The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate & Gardens. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Calgary and a MA in Art Education from Concordia University in Montreal.

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro

Thank you to Allison Nance for organizing.

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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Private insider tour: "Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at"

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Private view of the Glenn Ligon exhibition at the de la Cruz Galleries at Georgetown University with talk by Albey Miner, Chief curator followed by a light breakfast.

"Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at", on view January 24 through April 7, includes selected works and accompanying labels from some of Ligon’s best-known series. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a group of five never-before-seen grey paintings from Ligon’s celebrated Hands series depicting the Million Man March, a large and controversial convening of African American men on the National Mall in 1995. The works are hung on top of a facsimile of Andy Warhol’s rarely shown Washington Monument wallpaper — a privilege granted to few artists.

We are planning to go for coffee to a nearby cafe after the visit.

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Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Behind the Scenes Art Tour at Eaton Workshop + Happy Hour

NEW DATE IS TUESDAY, FEB. 26

DROP IN AT EATON FOR COCKTAILS (DUTCH TREAT) BEGINNING AROUND 6:15 PM.

Join ArtTable DC for a special behind the scenes tour of the new Eaton Workshop hotel with their Director of Culture, Sheldon Scott.

After the tour, join us at the hotel bar for drinks to mingle with new and current AT members (dutch treat). DC-artist and Eaton DC's Director of Culture, Sheldon Scott, will lead us on a unique behind the scenes art tour of the new Eaton Workshop hotel. See large commissioned works created by local artists Zoe Charlton and Erik Thor Sandberg, and learn more about Eaton's multiple portals for engagement: a radio station, cinemas, artist and activist residencies, recording studios, wellness centers, music venues, speaker auditoriums, commissioned artwork, and more.

After the tour, meet us at the hotel bar for drinks (dutch treat) to catch up with members and talk about the tour.

Eaton Workshop is a purpose-driven company at the intersection of culture, media, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change. Founded by Katherine Lo, whose vision is to reimagine a hotel as a new inclusive gathering place for change-makers and creatives, Eaton consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, Wellness, and Impact. Collectively, the pillars will serve as an incubator for arts and culture, a beacon for sustainability, a hub for impact initiatives, a holistic healing center, and a global media presence. As a gathering place for change-makers and creatives, Eaton Workshop invites activists, artists and entrepreneurs from around the world to instigate meaningful and positive initiatives on both a local and macro scale, as well as to hang out, indulge and follow their bliss.

Email dc@arttable with questions.

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Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culure LLC

SOLD OUT

Join us for an informal conversation with Jessica.

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culure LLC. The Agora Culture LLC,(TAC) a national online multicultural arts platform that supports emerging artists of color and collectors through educational programming, art salons, and its annual Art On the Vine exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. One of the only contemporary African-American art fairs presenting critically-acclaimed, institutional-level work in the United States, Art On the Vine also features a four-week residency named for acclaimed visual artists, Augusta Savage, and Norman Lewis. Through the Savage-Lewis residency, selected artists are provided with an opportunity to collaborate and create new works as part of an effort to help them grow and explore their creative practices.

Ms. Stafford Davis's mission to highlight African-American artists extends into her special curatorial projects including her most recent exhibition of Jon-Serie Goff's work in collaboration with the Middleburg Film Festival. RECLAMATION, inspired by the history of Middleburg, Virginia was an exhibition that centered enslaved and free Black laborers whose presence and history had long been forgotten by the general public. She has also been announced as the curator for By the People, an arts and dialogue festival, slated for June 2019 in Washington D.C. and presented by Halcyon.

In addition, Ms. Stafford Davis is the 2018 and first recipient of the Arena Stage Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Art Advisory Board and is an ArtTable member. She has served as a board member of Washington Project for the Arts, The Smith Center for Healing in the Arts. She is a graduate of George Mason University and resides in McLean, Virginia with her two sons.


This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro, Valet

Thank you to Gay Hanna for organizing.

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Jan
4
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Monica O. Montgomery

Join us for an informal conversation with Monica, Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center.

Monica is an arts + culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, museum consultant and  keynote speaker, she uses her platforms to be in service to society. She is co founder and strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform advancing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives for people of color, in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. Her work with Museum Hue includes career coaching for emerging and established museum professionals, teaching artists and culture workers, executive coaching with arts leaders and museum and university trainings around strengthening diverse career pipelines, cultural sensitivity and moderating panels, mentorathons, and POC led tours and talks. She works internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America. 

Monica advocates globally for social justice and relevance embedded in museum practice. She is the founder and curator of Museum of Impact, a mobile social justice museum, having curated 40+ exhibits at the intersection of art, activism + society. Museum of Impact partners with local communities in everyday spaces to decolonize museums. By amplifying social movements, MOI is striving to create a more just, connected, and compassionate society, transforming audiences from bystanders to Upstanders! 

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Dupont Circle Metro

Thank you to Tiffany Williams for organizing.

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Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Holidays Party and collection visit

Join ArtTable DC chapter to celebrate the holidays with a special open house and tour with collectors Beverly and Chris With. Family and prospective members are welcome. 

Beverly and Chris With are pleased to open their home to ArtTable members for holiday cheer and a tour of their extensive collection of works on paper. They began collecting prints and drawings in the 1970s and what started as a tentative hobby has developed into a full blown passion. Works of art fill every space in their home, and yet they continue to grow their collection.

In general, there are three central focuses: German Expressionism, California modernism of the 1950s through the 70s, and works by contemporary Washington DC area artists. Simultaneously, they are intent upon finding good homes for their “children.” Much of the collection has been given or promised to the National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Georgetown University.



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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Fanna Gebreyesus

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Fanna Gebreyesus, Curatorial Associate at Glenstone Museum. 

Gebreyesus manages publications and art photography, and collaborates on exhibition planning and public programming. She joined Glenstone in 2016 in anticipation of the museum’s opening of the Pavilions this year. Before Glenstone, she worked on several projects for National Geographic Magazine ranging from infographics research to set design, and completed curatorial and education internships at The Philips Collection and the Freer | Sackler Museum. This year she was selected as a juror for The Art League’s 2020 Solo Exhibits. 

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in the D.C. metro area, she holds an MA in art history from American University, and a dual-BA in English and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Dupont Circle Metro

Thank you to Hilary-Morgan Watt for organizing.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Fall breakfast with Jessica Porter, the new executive director of ArtTable

Meet the new executive director and learn about her vision for ArtTable's future. Join us for an intimate gathering and fundraiser at the Georgetown home of cochair of the DC chapter Ruth Abrahams in support of the DC chapter.


This event will help support mentoring, the Faith Flanagan Fellows program, State of Art / DC, and other initiatives.

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

REMIX: Open house with ArtTable's new executive director, Jessica Porter

Join us at the annual REMIX party! Meet fellow members, new members, colleagues, and friends. Get an insider's peek at upcoming programs for 2019. Special guest Jessica Porter will be on hand to answer your questions and to share with us her vision for ArtTable's future.

Potential members and friends welcome. DC chapter's all volunteer executive committee will be on hand as well. Bring your ideas!

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Studio visit with Julie Wolfe

Join us for a morning visit with artist Julie Wolfe at her studio. The premise of Wolfe’s work is the interdependence found within systems of natural order and human interaction. It is conceived by gathering data relating to biological, social and cultural evolution and transformation found in the natural environment, social settings and scientific, technical and philosophical writing. Wolfe works with a myriad of materials including water, light, chemical and organic compounds, photographs, salvaged books and other found objects. She paints large abstract works, creates conceptual installations and renders detailed drawings evoking scientific textbooks, mapping patterns and geometric networks.

Julie Wolfe (American, born 1963) is a visual and conceptual artist living and working in Washington, DC. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has been featured in ARTnews, BBC America and Hyperallergic. In 2017, she exhibited at HEMPHILL Fine Arts in Washington, DC and at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. She recently completed a residency at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she fabricated the Landview Effect portfolio. Wolfe received a BFA in Painting and Art History from The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Location will sent with confirmation email when you register. Her studio is conveniently located in the District.

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