East City Art News Briefs

By East City Art Editorial Team on July 8, 2024

VisArts Announces 2024 Mentoring Curator, Mehveş Lelic, and 2024 Emerging Curator, Jordan Horton

VisArts is pleased to announce our 2024 Mentoring Curator, Mehveş Lelic, and our 2024 Emerging Curator, Jordan Horton. VisArts’ one-year Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to assist with the presentation of the mentor's exhibition and to develop...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on July 8, 2024

Art at Amtrak: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann Potomac River Shen Series

Art at Amtrak, Debra Simon Art Consulting and Morton Fine Art have announced the Potomac River Shen Series (2024), an installation of three new murals by artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann at Washington Union Station. A continuation of Amtrak’s celebrated Art at Amtrak public art program, each mural displays slight differences...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on July 2, 2024

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Earliest Known Photograph of a US First Lady

  The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced today that it has acquired the earliest known photograph of a U.S. First Lady for its permanent collection. Likely dating from 1846, the recently rediscovered photograph of former First Lady Dolley Madison is a unique quarter-plate daguerreotype by John Plumbe Jr. The new...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 26, 2024

James Renwick Alliance for Craft Announces Jennifer Scanlan as New Executive Director

The James Renwick Alliance for Craft (JRACraft) welcomes curator and veteran arts professional Jennifer Scanlan as the new Executive Director. She is set to begin her role on July 8, 2024. This news comes after a months-long search by the board of directors spearheaded by board president, Rebecca Ravenal. Scanlan...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 26, 2024

Workhouse Arts Foundation Appoints Keith Gordon as New President and CEO

The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Workhouse Arts Center, has appointed Keith Gordon as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for leading the Workhouse into its next phase of growth. Keith brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and private sectors. He begins...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 26, 2024

Jaynelle Hazard Appointed Director of Georgetown University Art Galleries

The Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences is excited to announce the appointment of Jaynelle Hazard as the new director and chief curator of the Georgetown University Art Galleries. “We are delighted that Ms. Hazard will be joining us on the Hilltop,” said Ian Bourland, incoming chair of the...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 26, 2024

Maryland State Arts Council Awards Over $700,000 in Public Art Grants

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today that $734,282 in grants have been awarded through the Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) program, highlighting the agency’s continued investment in public art projects across the state by funding 36 projects in 16 counties. The PAAM program is recognized for promoting and...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 10, 2024

Winners Named for 20th Annual Bethesda Painting Awards

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announced the winners of the 20th annual Bethesda Painting Awards on Wednesday evening at the opening of the exhibition at Gallery B. Sanah Brown-Bowers from Baltimore, MD, received the "Best in Show" award along with a $10,000 prize. J. Jordan Bruns from Silver Spring,...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 10, 2024

Workers at Glenstone Museum Vote to Join Teamsters

  Workers at the Glenstone Museum, a private contemporary art museum in Potomac, Maryland, have joined Teamsters Local 639. The group of 89 workers includes all hourly guides, café workers, registration, grounds, engineering and maintenance, community engagement, and housekeeping staff. “I was proud to vote yes in this election because...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 10, 2024

Monumental Installation Paying Tribute to US Olympian Tommie Smith On View in DC Ahead of 2024 Paris Olympic Games

In anticipation of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) will unveil a long-term installation by artist Glenn Kaino that pays tribute to Olympian Tommie Smith’s historic 1968 protest. Upon being awarded a gold medal at the Mexico City Olympic Games, Smith raised his black-gloved fist...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 5, 2024

ArtsFairfax Launches Fairfax Regional Artist Survey

ArtsFairfax launched a survey tool to assess the opportunities and resources local artists need to thrive. The Fairfax Regional Artist Survey is the first study of its kind and is designed to identify the needs and obstacles for artists across all art forms living and working in Fairfax County, the...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on June 5, 2024

Temporary Art Installation Featuring Local Artists on View at Rosslyn Metro Station

A new pop-up exhibit launched at the Rosslyn Metrorail Station, where customers and the community can enjoy the vibrant colors and creations of eight local artists. Today, Metro’s Art in Transit Program in partnership with Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), revealed the temporary new exhibit during a ribbon cutting celebration....

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 29, 2024

National Portrait Gallery Announces Michael S. Hollander as New Board Chair

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced Michael S. Hollander of Chicago as the new chair of its 25-person commission, effective immediately. Hollander will lead the commission in its support of the Portrait Gallery’s mission of narrating the multifaceted story of the United States through the individuals who have shaped...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 21, 2024

Arlington Public Library Launches New Art Program: “The Incubator”

  Arlington Public Library Launches New Community Arts Program, "The Incubator".  Artists are invited to apply for space to showcase their art at a library for free. Arlington Public Library launched a new art program—The Incubator—to provide opportunities and space for artists to showcase their work in a public setting....

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 16, 2024

Amtrak x Art Enables, Forward: A Group Exhibition at Union Station

Art Enables has partnered with Amtrak through its Art at Amtrak public art program at Washington, DC's Union Station, for an exhibition that will offer travelers a window into an exciting part of the District’s rich arts community. Now on view, “Forward: A Group Exhibition” showcases the remarkable talent of...

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