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LAST CHANCE: (Art)Xiomas On view June 9th through August 7th
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents(Art)xiomas - CUBAAHORA: the Next Generation, a contemporary Cuban art exhibition organized with SPAIN Arts and Culture. This exhibition is curated by art historian Gabriela García Azcuy. (Art)xiomas is part of AMA’s celebration of the birth centennial of its founding director, Cuban-born José Gómez Sicre. With this project, Spain and the OAS AMA / Art Museum of the Americas aim to bring nations together through art and culture, beyond historical and political nuances, looking to a new horizon, as so many contemporary artists in Cuba are doing.
ART AS POLITICS- National Juried Show
August 5 - 25, 2016
ART AS POLITICS
Our shared reality of pressing social problems and divisive politics as reflected in the work of 90+ national artists.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 - 8:30pm
Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream
BE/Cause - Collaboration between Rossana Jeran and Martin Diggs : STEPHEN BORKO, JILL BRANTLEY, JOHN H. CLARKE, AMANDA MARIE HARNER, KRISTEN VICTORIA HARNER, LORRI HONEYCUTT, MICHAEL LANG, AMANI LEWIS, ASHLEY LLANES, PETE MCCUTCHEN, DAVID NELSON, SHAUN VAN STEYN,
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward: February 20 - September 5th: National Building Museum
Alan Ward, FASLA, occupies a unique position in landscape architecture. He is an award-winning practitioner of the craft, working as principle at the firm Sasaki Associates; he is also an accomplished photographer of the landscape. Working in black and white, Ward focuses on the fundamental materials that construct the visual landscape. By denying viewers familiar green lawns, lush foliage, and colored blooms, these large-format photographs challenge us to see the landscape with a new perspective.
LAST CHANCE: Nature's Best Photography: Best of the Best Exhibition: Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2016
The opening gala was a night to remember at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It was a wonderful celebration of nature through the art of photography. Photographers from near and far received awards as they shared their passion for the wild with guests, supporters, and sponsors. One of the largest Nature’s Best Photography exhibitions yet, the display has already become a huge success.
If you attended the event, Nature's Best appreciates your interest in their program and would enjoy your thoughts on the exhibition. If you would like to get involved in their Awards program and its future, please feel free to email Stephen Freligh directly at email@example.com.
To see the gallery of award-winning images visit facebook.com/naturesbestphotography.org
View the inspiring HD video created to accompany the exhibition: https://goo.gl/m7otWT
The Fall 20-year anniversary special edition of Nature's Best Photography makes a great holiday present for all photographers and nature lovers. On sale at the museum shops or order here.
Visit their website to find out about current photo competitions and get ready to enter the next Windland Awards opening in January 2016. www.naturesbestphotography.com
Public Exhibition Hours:
Free Admission. Open daily (except Dec. 25): 10 am–5:30 pm
National Museum of Natural History, 2nd Floor
10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560
Leica Store DC Gallery Exhibition Opening:"My American South West" Artist Louis Foubare:
There is a beautiful glow on the horizon, as Louis Foubare places himself in front of the natural world. Selecting the crepuscular rays of the sun, most prevalent at sunrise and sunset, along with traces of our natural geography Foubare explores “My American South West” through color and black and white imagery. Capturing dramatic color and plays of light with shadow in order to provoke emotion each image epitomizing his vision of the beauty of the world by freezing impactful moments. Allowing the human eye to begin to see how we feel. Transforming them into sights that truly are meant to be held.
"My American South West" Artist Louis Foubare
Leica Store DC
Friday, August 12, 2016
LAST CHANCE: The Vastness of Space
Photography from Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper
July 8 - August 14, 2016
Photography from John R. Cooper and Andrew Currie
John R. Cooper is a free-lance fine art photographer. Cooper's images of mountains, deserts, winter and ocean landscapes seek to capture the grandeur, vastness and human insignificance before the force of nature. Andrew Currie is a photographer whose images of space vehicles and observatories are taken from his "Rocketpunk" project -- an ongoing exploration of spaceflight history and of the "future that might have been." Currie's work is a tribute to those who look at the sky and dream of space as a true frontier.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Friday, July 8, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Photoworks Gallery at Historic Glen Echo Park
Saturdays 1-4 PM and Sundays 1-8 PM
(and any time when a class is underway)
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Carl Van Vechten began taking photographs in 1932 and made portraits of the writers, musicians, athletes, and other central figures in the Harlem Renaissance. In 1980, concerned that Van Vechten’s fragile negatives were deteriorating, photographer Richard Benson transformed fifty negatives into handmade gravure prints. This installation, celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from SAAM’s permanent collection. Many of these prints will be exhibited for the first time since they were acquired.
Visionary Wild Autumn Workshops
Travel and learn under the generous instruction of Frans Lanting, John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford and other masters, with Visionary Wild workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. This autumn, we visit Utah’s Capitol Reef, where we will help participants refine their personal creative vision, composition, technical skills, and digital workflow amid the splendid red rock landscape and golden aspens. Other upcoming opportunities include a unique expedition cruise in Greenland, close encounters with Polar Bears, Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, and Death Valley National Park. Join the adventure!
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This gallery explores the connections between the two newly joined photography collections. On view through January 2, 2017, the exhibition is organized around themes found in the work of the two pioneers of each collection: Eadweard Muybridge and Alfred Stieglitz. Inspired by these two seminal artists, Intersections brings together more than 100 highlights of the recently merged collections by a range of artists from the 1840s to today. Just as the nearly 700 photographs from Muybridge's groundbreaking publication Animal Locomotion, acquired by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1887, became the foundation for the institution's early interest in photography, the Key Set of more than 1,600 works by Stieglitz, donated by Georgia O'Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Estate, launched the photography collection at the National Gallery of Art in 1949. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, the exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund. Additional funding is kindly provided by Brian and Paula Ballo Dailey.
Hill Center Galleries hosts its 2016 Regional Juried Exhibition
The gallery is juried by Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer and Head of Adult Tours and Lectures at the National Gallery of Art. Featuring works from over 70 artists from throughout the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas, many photographers are included in the show including award winners Kay Springwater, Darren Smith and Martha Pope. Show runs through October 2, 2016.
Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – one block from Eastern Market Metro
Occasional closings for special events.
Call to confirm availability at (202) 549-4172.
National Gallery of Art Photography Lectures with Photoworks Faculty Member Sarah Gordon
This summer, Photoworks' own Sarah Gordon will be hosting gallery talks at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Talks are open to the public and will give participants an overview of the National Gallery of Art's photography collection. Visitors should plan to meet in the West Building Rotunda.Talks will be held on the following dates:
August 24, 2016 at 12 NOON
August 31, 2016 at 12 NOON
End of Summer Classes at Capital Photography Center!
Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find a comprehensive list of classes to inspire and excite! We have a great line-up to celebrate the end of the summer with shooting classes like 'Morning on the Meadows' and 'Butterflies at Brookside Gardens' and of course our classic offerings like iPhone Photography and DSLR Basics! Our small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means our students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our exciting classes today!
Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs
Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz, introduces young readers to the power and magic of photography through the work of master photographers such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt, and Walker Evans, among others. Meyerowitz explores how a photograph can freeze a moment in time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame, and create an illusion. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key concepts in photography such as light, gesture, composition, and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.
Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now
Don a pair of 3-D glasses provided by Mount Vernon and experience historic views of Washington’s estate recreated with today’s 3-D technology. In our newest exhibit, Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now, view photographs dating back to the 1850s at the place the photographer stood. Step back in time for a glimpse of Mount Vernon as it appeared in the 19th century. With twenty of these signs located around the estate, history will spring to life no matter where you roam!
George Washington's Mount Vernon
(3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway)
SAVE THE DATE: WiLDSPEAK will be November 15th - 16th 2016
Join the International League of Conservation Photographers for a one day symposium with presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration from some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, scientists, and conservation program implementers.
A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum
This gallery features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942 — the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. Interactive touch screens feature more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with the prize-winning photographers.
9am - 5pm
(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)