Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide for enjoying area art events in person or at home.
This weekend: Fascinating printmaking at the League, protests captured in photographs, an exhibit inspired by a renowned naturalist, and more!
November Exhibitions at The Art League
From festive and fanciful spreads to substantive staples, food is the focus of Feast!, the November 2020 group exhibition at The Art League Gallery. It is on view through Monday, November 30. You can also view and shop the show online.
Fairy Tails, Feathers, and Scales
With whimsy and wit, charm and charisma, printmaker Veronica Barker-Barzel brings to life creatures from beloved stories and new imaginings. Influenced by fairy tales, folklore, and mythology from around the world, her solo exhibit features magical beings with fins, fangs, fur, and everything in between. Fairy Tails, Feathers, and Scales is on view in the Gallery through December 6. Join us for a virtual artist talk with Barker-Barzel on Thursday, November 19 form 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; RSVP here.
The Impossible Dream
Zenith Gallery and Palestinian Museum US presents The Impossible Dream, a group exhibition featuring sculpture, paintings, photography, mixed media, and prints by noted artists of Palestinian descent; on view through November 21 at Eleven Eleven Sculpture Place, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (entrance on 12th Street).
Cheriss May: Beyond the Protest
In Beyond the Protest, D.C.-based photojournalist Cheriss May explores the intersection of race, politics and protest in the wake of the national reckoning on racial injustice. View it online through November 28 at the Black Rock Center for the Arts.
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century, shaped American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture places American art squarely in the center of a conversation about Humboldt’s lasting influence on the way we think about our relationship to the natural world. See it at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with timed-entry passes, or enjoy the exhibit and related virtual activities here.
Enjoy your weekend, wear your mask.