Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place or practice social distancing.
This weekend: Prize-winning portraits, collage flags to make, the Baltimore Museum’s new streaming station, and more!
The National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus on, and develop, the theme of portraiture in their works. This year sixty-nine works were selected from 1,981 entries from artists around the globe. View the winning portraits, learn about the artists, and vote on you favorites in the museum’s virtual gallery.
Fashion Your Flag
In time for Independence day, Hirshorn Kids at Home challenges children (or anyone else who is game) to express what America means to them by designing their own collage flag based on Nam June Paik’s towering Video Flag in the Smithsonian’s collection. Kids can then proudly “wave” their flags on social media by tagging @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.
Conversations in Abstraction
Conversations in Abstraction presents sculptor Brendan Robinson, fiber artist Dale Ashera Davis, and painter Lucas Rougeux, whose artworks are inspired by different techniques and themes that speak to each other. View the exhibit and learn more about their approach to abstraction at Glen Echo Park Online Gallery.
The Baltimore Museum of Art Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the works of 50 video artists. Tune in to catch short films and videos created by Baltimore-based visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay.
The Tony Award-winning musical did not make it to The Kennedy Center this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw away your shot for seeing it. Here is what you need to know to stream the original cast production featuring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette, and Renee Elise Goldberry as Angelica Schuyler.
Have a safe July 4th and wear your mask.