Curator Led Tour of Washington Sculptors Group RENEWAL

By Editorial Team on November 28, 2022
Photo credit George Washington University.
Talk: Thursday, December 1 from 12pm to 1pm

RENEWAL, at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, will be closing in December but there is still time to see the show and hear from one of the show curators.

On December 1 from noon to 1, curator Olivia Kohler-Maga will lead a tour of the show discussing the challenges of restoring a legendary artwork and creating a cohesive exhibit of work to display along with it. Some of the 23 artists with work in the exhibit will also be on hand to talk about their pieces.

At the center of the show is the sculpture Ghost Dance by famed sculptor Robert Stackhouse. Creating Ghost Dance played a pivotal role in Stackhouse’s development as an artist; but the large scale piece, originally created for an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery was dismantled and has been in storage for many years. This year, working with Stackhouse and his partner Carol Mickett, Corcoran School curators reassembled and restored the work in order to display it. They also invited artists from the Washington Sculptors Group to submit pieces addressing the themes of renewal and reuse, responding to Stackhouse’s work. The result is a show of art works of varied media in conversation with one another.

If you haven’t been to the Corcoran Flagg Building since George Washington University finished restoring it, this is a good chance to visit a beloved structure – as well as getting a mid-day break from your office, home, or home office for art. Reservations are not needed

RENEWAL is presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University

Juried by Olivia Kohler-Maga, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and Babette Pendleton, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, the exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the Washington Sculptors Group and funded by the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Director’s Discretionary Fund.

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at Corcoran Flagg Building is located at 500 17th St. NW.