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November 7-15 2015

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the winners of our Spring 2015 Competitions and don't forget to check out our Winner's Gallery.


#TheBeachDC at The National Building Museum: Funding Deadline July 3rd!

The most photogenic installation of the summer is here. With your generosity, the National Building Museum will be able to construct the BEACH, fill the “ocean” with nearly one million white plastic balls, and equip the “shoreline” with chairs, umbrellas, and beach games. If they surpass their goal, the Museum will be able to host many more public programs, family activities, and community outreach events in association with the BEACH.
Deadline for funding is July 3rd and the BEACH opens to public July 4th.

Perks include getting your name printed on a ball, taking balls home with you at the end of the summer.

  Louis Faurer: Broadway, New York, N.Y. (Between 1949 and 1950)

Louis Faurer: Broadway, New York, N.Y. (Between 1949 and 1950)

Show Us Your American Moment Contest:

The photographers featured in American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection captured the immediate and the transitory, distilling key narratives into evocative images of the American experience in the 20th century. What epitomizes an “American Moment” in the 21st century? Using images from the exhibition and your daily experiences as inspiration, show us your interpretation of an American Moment today.

Submissions are due by 5 pm EST on July 21, 2015. Winners announced July 27, 2015. Photos will be judged on composition and creative visual relationship to works in the exhibition.

 Three Gulls on Poles, Hood Canal by Harvey Kupferberg

Three Gulls on Poles, Hood Canal by Harvey Kupferberg

Touchstone Gallery July Exhibition - “Olympic Peninsula: From Coast to Ancient Forests” by Harvey Kupferberg: July 3rd- August 2nd

Gallery C                                                                                                 
New series of photographs of the parts of The Olympic Peninsula, large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle.

July 1-2: 11 am – 6 pm

Opening Reception 
July 10: 6-8:30 pm 

Encore Opening with Artist Talk
July 25: 12-5 pm (Artist Talk at 2 pm)

Touchstone Gallery
(901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001)


Upcoming Exhibition: Fragmentia by artist Nick Clifford Simko at Hillyer Art Space: July 6th- August 1st

Nick Clifford Simko’s work considers the parallels between the construction and destruction of visual culture.  Fragmentia explores the values of the past through the form of fragmentary pieces in the present. Using photographic composites to create tapestries, Simko’s torn and tattered compositions isolate specific moments from the larger scene. Once separated from the whole, individual figures and gestures become more open to interpretation outside of the narrative. For the artist, the process of collecting, collaging, tearing, and destroying historicized images is a way to dismantle received values and embed their raw materials into a belief system relevant to viewers in the twenty-first century.

Opening Reception
 July 10: 6-9pm

Hillyer Art Space
(9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC 20008)



2014-2015 Favorites at The Cross Mackenzie Gallery: July 18th- August

The gallery will be showing favorites from our 2014-2015 season in a summer show featuring David Favrod's photograph, "Vent Divin" and other gallery artists.

July 17th: 6pm-8pm

Cross Mackenzie Gallery
1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-7970

Workshops and Events at the Lomography Gallery Store NYC: July 2015

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 6pm - Artists Talk with Emily SotoFree    
Saturday, July 18th, 2015 @ 1pm - Business Class with the Lomo'Instant$15, includes one pack of Fuji Instax Mini Film   
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 @ 11am - Lomography Goes to Rockaway Beach! w/ Rockaway Summer Mag, Mono No Aware & The Phoblogapher$25 includes a loaner Lomography camera and roll of film. +$10 for La Fruteria picnic lunch. $135 Mono No Aware Underwater 16mmm Film Workshop (includes access to Bolex underwater housing and camera, 100' of 16mm film, Lab Processing, and HD Video transfer).
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 @ 6pm - REM PROJECTion Film ScreeningFree

Store Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00pm

Lomography Gallery Store NYC 
(41 W. 8th St. New York, New York 10011)

  Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection: June 6th- September 13th 

In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring more than 130 photographs that capture the changing landscape of America after World War I. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, including photographs by Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Louis Faurer, and Arnold Newman. From abstractions of buildings to intimate family memories, American Moments showcases the transformation of the country’s social landscape through images by key figures of American modernism. $12/ $10 for Students and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 12pm- 7pm
Thursday Extended Hours: 5pm- 8:30pm

The Phillips Collection
(1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20001)

  Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom: March 21st- January 3rd

In Scaling Washington, photographer Colin Winterbottom's debut museum exhibition, features stunning large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Winterbottom's images highlight the technical insights shared by the engineers and architects central to the restorations, giving visitors new perspectives on these symbolic icons. $8 for Adults/ $5 Children and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

The National Building Museum
(401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

 Olivia Alonso Gough from her series of photographs "I Shaved For Nothing"

Olivia Alonso Gough from her series of photographs "I Shaved For Nothing"

Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Hannah and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show: Now - August 23rd

The interns of Adah Rose Gallery will be curating our summer show incorporating photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and the best of young minds.  Photography includes polaroids, digital, black and white dark room and more. Photographers include Julie Wolsztynski, Laila Jadallah, Anne Chwatsky, Hannah Chartove, Olivia Olonso Gough, Regine Guillemin, Anna Hollande ,D.B. Stovall and an ever rotating roster of new artists. Free

Public Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 12pm- 6pm

Adah Rose Gallery
(3766 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895)

Future Perfect Project: Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere, Photography Documentation at the Goethe-Institut: May 6th- August 7th

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from around the world that are being featured on Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform which tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. Free

Public Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

Goethe-Insitut Washington
(812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)

That's it for July! Be sure to check for updates throughout the month!

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