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Artful Weekend At Home May 9-10

Circle and Lines I by Sharon Frey, Arrangement by Elise Schoux

Welcome to Artful Weekend At Home, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place. 

This weekend: Ikebana at The Art League, Latin American art online. a book on creativity, and more!




Ikebana 2020

“Little Bee Eaters” by Cecilia Capestany and Ikebana arrangement by Noreen Linnemann

Art and nature come together for our 18th Biennial Ikebana Show. This popular exhibit features fine art by League members paired with Ikebana floral arrangements created by students from the  Washington, D.C. branch of the Sogetsu Ikebana School. Sogetsu Ikebana, a modern take on the classic art form that was founded by acclaimed artist Sofu Teshigahara, is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container. Sogetsu promotes an Ikebana of no limits, in which plant materials of any type may be used and displayed anywhere and in any circumstance. See it at our online Gallery Shop starting tomorrow, May 10 through June 7.




Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

“Death of Rubén Salazar” by Frank Romero

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a 2014 exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Art, featured the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition presented works in all media by 72 leading modern and contemporary artists from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other parts of the Latin American diaspora. You can now see the exhibit, and listen to the exhibition talk “What Is Latin about American Art” with curator E. Carmen Ramos, at the online here.




In Their Own Words

“Possible Music #1 (feat. NESS & Shane Aspegren)’ by Samson Young

“Artist Profiles,” short interviews with contemporary artists from around the world, feature Samson Young, Simone Leigh,  Daun Jianyu, and others whose works have recently been featured in exhibitions at the Guggenheim. See these artists at work, and discussing their process, on the museum’s YouTube channel.




A Room With Art Views

“Like Eating a Ripe Banana” by Marcel Dzama

New York-based art dealer David Zwirner realized the value of online art experience long before the current pandemic forced galleries and museums to shutter. The gallery’s Viewing Room allows you to see what’s currently on view at his flagship gallery, and those in London, Paris, and Hong Kong.




No Experience Necessary

You may know creator, curator Sarah Urist Green from the The Art Assignment, an educational video series produced in partnership with PBS Digital Studios that focuses on the creative process and the act of making. For her new book You Are an Artist, Green has compiled more than 50 assignments from some of today’s most innovative creators—Michelle Grabner, Aliec Soth, Dread Scott, Sonya Clark, The Guerrilla Girls, and more—to inspire anyone who wants to make art, be you  a beginner or experienced. Listen to green discuss crafting through COVID on All of It with Alison Stewart.

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