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: League exhibits, political art, outdoor installations by women artists, and more!
October Exhibitions at The Art League
October 2020 Open Exhibition
View a range of works created by our member artists in this open exhibit, not limited by theme, medium, process, or content. This month’s exhibit was juried by sculptor Raymond Padrón; View it in the Gallery through November 8, or online.
Steve Moen: Across the Gorge and Other Spaces Between
In his solo exhibition, painter Steve Moen ponders time and the human experience, depicting landscapes marked by passing millennia; on view through November 8.
Rosa Leff: Expectation/Reality
Papercut artist Rosa Leff contemplates the notion of “adulting,” and how the current pandemic has altered the routine stuff of life, in her solo exhibition; on view through November 8.
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.
Red, White & Blue for Who?
Using the American Flag as her canvass, Haitian-American artist and human rights lawyer Natacha Thys combines conceptual and mixed media elements to her signature abstract style to explore the collapse and rebirth of America after the 2016 presidential election. Red, White and Blue For Who? is on view at the Foundry Gallery through Sunday, November 1, or see it online here.
Monument & Marker
Monument and Marker, a year-long, two part outdoor installation along Connecticut Avenue, is the latest exhibition from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. Monument, an organic structure created by New York-based artist Maren Hassinger with the help of volunteers, honors the physical and social achievements of the community and celebrates the possibilities of humans working together. It is on view at the Connecticut Avenue overlook south of Dupont Circle.
Marker, by Washington, D.C. artist Rania Hassan and based on her love of knitting, is a monument to women’s histories and the fibers that connect us all. See it at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, NW.
First Peoples Tour
Kick off Native American Heritage Month with a virtual tour of the National Museum of the American Indian. This free Zoom event, hosted by Washington DC History & Culture, will highlight the museum’s architecture, exhibitions, programs, and more; Sunday, November 1 from 7:30 to 9:10 p.m.
Enjoy the weekend, wear your mask.