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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Hosts Art for Mutual Aid DC Fundraiser

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Hosts Art for Mutual Aid DC Fundraiser

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts Art for Mutual Aid DC, a print sale fundraiser to benefit the DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network. DMV artists have donated digital images of their pieces for inclusion in the online sale which will run during the month of August. Prints of the artists’ works will be on sale for $50 for an 8”x10” piece. All sold images will be professionally printed and mailed in September with all proceeds going towards the critical work the Mutual Aid Network is doing. For more information and to view the images, please visit https://art-mutual-aid.chaw.org/.
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National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopens August 1, 2020

National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopens August 1, 2020

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) reopens to the public on Saturday, August 1. With guidance from the DC government, DC Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the museum has developed new cleaning, safety, health and operational protocols. A maximum of 200 visitors per day are allowed, and advance purchase of a timed ticket is strongly encouraged. On most days, the museum’s hours of operation remain unchanged. Extended hours are planned on select dates. Visitors should check https://nmwa.org/reopening for updated schedule information.

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Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Names Bradford Grant as Museum’s New Instagram Artist-in-Residence

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Names Bradford Grant as Museum’s New Instagram Artist-in-Residence

The National Portrait Gallery has named Howard University architecture professor and sketch artist Bradford Grant as the museum’s first Instagram artist-in-residence. During his residency, Grant will interpret and depict the museum’s programs, community and spaces through the lens of his sketch work and made-from-life drawings. His sketches will premiere on the museum’s Instagram and social media feeds @smithsoniannpg.
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National Gallery of Art Appoints Sheila McDaniel as Administrator

National Gallery of Art Appoints Sheila McDaniel as Administrator

The National Gallery of Art has announced the appointment of Sheila McDaniel as administrator. The Gallery’s administrator oversees the divisions of administrative support, architecture and capital improvement, facilities, horticulture, personnel, procurement, and security, which comprise more than one-third of the museum’s staff. Since 2004, McDaniel has been the deputy director of finance and operations at The Studio Museum in Harlem. When she begins her tenure on September 14, she will become the Gallery’s seventh administrator since the museum was founded in 1937 and will succeed Darrell Willson, who retired on July 3.

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Hirshhorn Announces Acquisition of Major Outdoor Sculptures by Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby

Hirshhorn Announces Acquisition of Major Outdoor Sculptures by Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby

Introduction of Two Contemporary Artists to the Sculpture Garden Expands Collection, Anticipates Reopening and Eventual Revitalization

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced significant acquisitions of new works by leading contemporary artists Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby. Through their respective practices, Bhabha and Ruby have worked for decades to create thought-provoking artwork that challenges viewers to understand sculpture in new ways.

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Record $8.87 Million Appropriation for the Arts and Humanities Approved by Montgomery County Council

Record $8.87 Million Appropriation for the Arts and Humanities Approved by Montgomery County Council

On July 16, 2020, The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) announced the approval of $5,623,159 FY21 annual budget appropriation for AHCMC grants and administration and an additional $3,250,000 special appropriation for COVID-19 Relief Funding by the Montgomery County, MD Council. The $5.6M appropriation represents the County Executive Marc Elrich’s recommendation of stable funding over the FY20 budget and the $3.25M supports creative and scholastic professionals and arts and humanities organizations struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) Announces Windows by Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) Announces Windows by Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) announces Windows by Golden Triangle, a new initiative that brings public art to windows and store fronts in DC’s central business district. Five artworks are currently on display and additional installations are planned for the coming months, injecting the neighborhood with artistry and creativity.

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