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: A conversation with the ArtCurious creator, virtual protest art, a new D.C. museum, and more!
September Shows at The Art League
This weekend is your last chance to see the September 2020 Exhibition! It features works by member artists that speaks to this period of pandemic and protests; on view through October 4 in the Gallery and online.
Tess Olson: Cultivating Imperfection
This solo exhibit by oil painter Tess Olson, is a collection of abstract work inspired by the subtle vibrations of the natural world. Waves of water, light, energy, and sound emerge in mysterious patterns on richly layered canvases and suggest secret shapes that hide and hum beneath the surface; on view through October 4. Read what the Washington Post says Olson’s show!
Noah Williams: Ancestral Calling
Mixed media artist Noah Williams celebrates the power and energy of African mask-making traditions in this solo exhibit of intricate, grand masks made with found materials, both organic and man-made; on view through October 4.
We’ve extended hours! The Art League Gallery is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Safety of our members and our staff is always our first priority, so we will still be doing temperature checks at the door, masks are required for entry, and we ask that you keep social distancing practices in mind.
Gallery 75 is Now Online!
Visit Gallery 75 online to view our monthly juried shows and other special exhibits. Purchased items can be scheduled for pick-up or shipped. Learn more and start browsing here.
Odd Art History
North Carolina Museum of Art curator Jennifer Dasal’s side hustle is the popular ArtCurious podcast where she delves into the juicier aspects of art history like, ‘Was a British painter actually Jack the Ripper?’ or ‘How did the CIA covertly support modern art?’ Tune in Saturday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m., for a discussion her new book ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History with Politics and Prose Bookstore; register here.
This virtual exhibit, presented by the University of Maryland Easter Shore’s Mosely Gallery, features works by 16 varied artists that celebrate the long and rich history—and current urgency—of Black activism; on view here through November 2.
Get an up-close look at the vibrant tags, splashy lettering, and monumental murals of pioneering and present-day D.C. street artists at the new 14th Street Graffiti Museum. Come for the grand opening celebration Saturday, October 3, where legendary artist SMK will be spinning tunes; 14th and Crittenden Streets NW.
Enjoy the weekend, wear your mask.