Saturday 4, Wednesday 8, Tuesday 14, and Tuesday 21 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Twelve Years Tours to Treasure
Families can sign up for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963 – 1975. Kids then go on a self-guided treasure hunt with an exhibition family guide to test their knowledge. Kids receive a free gift after completing their treasure hunt. This program is offered at two times during the day, 11am and 2pm.
Saturday 11, 10:00 am
Artist Studio Tour to DC
Ride the museum shuttle and visit local artists in their homes and studios. Artists include J Gloria Chapa (mixed media and installation); Alma Selimovic (mixed media and steel); Sean Hennesy (mixed media and glass); and Jenna Rose North (mixed media, photography, video & performance art). $10 transportation fee.
Saturday 18, 11:00 am
Art Workshop: Color Field and the Washington Color School
Families learn about the color field style of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s, and its stylistic relationship to the later Washington Color School style of painting. Families then try their hand at creating their own painting on large poster board in the style of the Washington Color School. Workshop will be lead by artist and educator Deidra Bell and is limited to 25 participants, so register early. Twitter: #FamilyEvent
Saturday 18, 2:00 pm
Artist Talk with Lou and Di Stovall
Georgia natives and Cleveland Park residents, Lou and Di Stovall have lived and worked as artists in Washington, DC-based since the 1960s. Lou founded Workshop, Inc. in 1968, which has been influential in building unity among artists in the city. Both Lou and Di’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. This influential and highly regarded husband and wife team will show examples of their work (both historical and contemporary) and talk about their artistic process. Lou Stovall’s work is currently on display at the museum in conjunction with the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975.
Saturday 25, 2:00 pm
Tour the GW University Museum
The Anacostia Community Museum is collaborating with the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum to offer tours of their respective but related exhibitions.
First, join them at ACM for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963 – 1975 at 2pm. Afterwards, board the museum shuttle from the ACM parking lot at 3:15 p.m. to go to GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus for a tour of For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf. Spandorf was an artist, journalist, and entrepreneur who documented the changing face of Washington, DC neighborhoods and news events during the 1970s onward through her detailed sketches, paintings, and print media illustrations. Visitors will also have an opportunity to see a smaller exhibition, Expansive Visions: GW Collections Past, Present, and Future,featuring select works by Washington Color School artists Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, and Gene Davis.
After touring the exhibitions at GW, catch the 4:30 p.m. shuttle back to Anacostia.
Twitter: #DChistory #tours
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.