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Elyn Zimmerman’s MARABAR at National Geographic Society HQ Threatened with Demolition

Elyn Zimmerman’s MARABAR at National Geographic Society HQ Threatened with Demolition

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) released a letter written by Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, concerning the national importance of the New York-based artist Elyn Zimmerman’s site-specific installation MARABAR, located on the campus of the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC and threatened with demolition. In the letter, Treib said: “’Marabar’ is a key representative of American site-specific art,

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Hamiltonian Artists Opens Fellowship Applications and Jurors Announced

Hamiltonian Artists Opens Fellowship Applications and Jurors Announced

Washington, DC— Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce the jurors for the 2020 – 2022 Fellowship Program. For the first time in its history, the jury panel includes jurors from outside the region and is being announced publicly in advance of the jurying process. The jurors are Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, head of public programs with Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Larry Cook, former Hamiltonian fellow and assistant professor of photography at Howard University, Washington, DC; Hasan Elahi, professor and director of the School of Art at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Carl Gunhouse, co-founder and director of Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and Erin Jane Nelson, executive director of Burnaway, Atlanta.

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Wolf Kahn: (1927-2020)

Wolf Kahn: (1927-2020)

Gallery neptune and brown has announced the passing of artist Wolf Kahn (b. 1927).  The gallery was scheduled to host an opening reception of the artist’s work on March 21.  However, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic led the gallery to cancel the opening reception.  A full catalogue of the exhibition is available online HERE.

Gallery neptune and brown has issued the following statement:

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Jaynelle Hazard Appointed Executive Director & Curator of The Greater Reston Arts Center

Jaynelle Hazard Appointed Executive Director & Curator of The Greater Reston Arts Center

The Board of Directors of The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) announced the appointment of Jaynelle Hazard as the center’s Executive Director & Curator. She will start on April 13. The appointment comes at an important time in the center’s nearly five decades, as it carves an identity as a compelling cultural destination along Metro’s Silver Line and grows its voice in the DC metropolitan region’s cultural conversation and beyond.

 “I intend to expand GRACE’s already critically engaged practice by introducing new methods to advance scholarship; extend its reach in interdisciplinary experimentation of contemporary art and ideas; and engage audiences of all backgrounds and identities,” Hazard said. “With a curatorial foundation and leadership style rooted in care, I am excited to lead GRACE as a catalyst and generator by being the bridge between the public and the most innovative art of our time.”

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