Gallery Openings and Events

“Art at the Center”–Walter E. Washington Convention Center Art Tour

Jim Sanborn, Lingua, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Jim Sanborn, Lingua, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Tours: Friday, July 31 at 6:30pm

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The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has the largest public art collection in the District outside of a museum.  With more than 130 works of art, the collection includes a 3-floor wall drawing by Sol LeWitt, an installation by Sarah Sze, a triptych by Carrie Mae Weems, a mixed media work by Radcliffe Bailey, as well as works by Sam Gilliam and many others.  More than half of the collection is comprised of work by regional artists.

The collection is accessible to the public only through scheduled free tours led by Managing Curator of the collection Joan Oshinsky.  Each tour lasts for approximately 90 minutes and covers important collection highlights, plus an additional selection of works that changes with each tour.

Participants must RSVP at [email protected], 202.249.3200, or 202.815.0301.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW.

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