ECA Art News Briefs

ECA Art News Briefs
Smithsonian American Art Museum Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal

Smithsonian American Art Museum Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has surpassed its campaign goals for both financial gifts and significant art gifts, a combined total of $105 million, with more than one year remaining in the campaign. The $65 million cash goal was exceeded by $3 million, with approximately one-third going to support the renovation of the museum’s historic Renwick Gallery and the addition of (more…)

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Hirshhorn Elects Four New Trustees and Announces Record-Setting Fundraising Year

Hirshhorn Elects Four New Trustees and Announces Record-Setting Fundraising Year

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today the election of four new trustees, creating the largest and most international board in the Museum’s 42-year history. This milestone moment sees the addition of Danny Goldberg (Sydney), Isaac Lee (Miami), Juliana Terian (New York) and Xiang-Dong (X.D.) Yang (Hong Kong), whose election brings the total number of (more…)

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Lily Siegel appointed Executive Director and Curator of the Greater Reston Arts Center

Lily Siegel appointed Executive Director and Curator of the Greater Reston Arts Center

The Board of Directors for the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) today announced the appointment of Lily Siegel as the Center’s Executive Director and Curator. She will start on December 5. The appointment comes at an important time in the Center’s history, as it builds out its Destination GRACE vision of becoming an even more robust cultural institution in the DC metropolitan region, (more…)

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District Clay Starts IndieGogo Campaign To Fund DC’s First Clay Center

District Clay Starts IndieGogo Campaign To Fund DC’s First Clay Center

As part of its transition to become Washington DC first to first Clay Center, the District Clay Center started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $10,000.  District Clay will match each dollar that is raised with its own funds.

District Clay has also launched a non-profit arm to fund its new Community Clay! Program, which will offer free ceramic classes to underserved youth and free teacher training to public and charter school teachers.  This arm, called the District Clay Educational Fund, will also support our guest resident artist program and cultural and educational outreach regarding the ceramic arts and crafts.

The IndieGogo Campaign will help fund the following:

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens New Galleries for Folk and Self-Taught Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens New Galleries for Folk and Self-Taught Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of folk and self-taught art represents the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists. Represented in the museum’s collection are pieces that draw on tradition-such as quilts-and artworks that reveal a more personal vision. The museum has reimagined its permanent collection galleries to feature 59 (more…)

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Artists & Makers Studios Chosen to Breathe New Life into Wilkins Avenue Art Center

Artists & Makers Studios Chosen to Breathe New Life into Wilkins Avenue Art Center

Just before its second anniversary, Artists & Makers Studios founder and Executive Director Judith HeartSong is expanding operations into the art center at 12276 & 12280 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios will assume management and operations on November 1, 2016.

Following the departure of Washington Artworks, the landlord of 12276 & 12280 Wilkins Avenue (more…)

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Target Gallery Highlights the Work of the 2016 Post-Graduate Residents

Target Gallery Highlights the Work of the 2016 Post-Graduate Residents

Now in its second year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 22 – Sunday, November 27, 2016.

The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Master’s of Fine Arts Residency is a competitive program, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists had an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and network with other working artists.

“With this program, we are inviting emerging artists into our space and providing them with practical resources and professional development opportunities in that critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. (more…)

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Montgomery County Announces Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

Montgomery County Announces Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

The County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities are the most prestigious honors conferred by Montgomery County on individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.

Now in its 15th year, these Executive’s Awards allow us to pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a difference in Montgomery County through the arts and humanities.

Awards Conferred: (more…)

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