ECA News Briefs

Georgetown University Acquires Two Prints by Delita Martin, Let Me Breathe and Say Our Names

Georgetown's University Art Collection recently acquired two prints by artist Delita Martin, Let Me Breathe and Say Our Names, created in the aftermath of the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others at the hands of white police officers last summer. Art Curator LuLen Walker discovered...

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Announcing the Online DC Modernism Guide

Discover the city's rich modernist landscape architecture legacy in the new digital What’s Out There D.C. Modernism guide produced in partnership with the National Park Service. From the threatened Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden to Langston Terrace Dwellings, designed and built by African Americans, this richly illustrated guide features dozens of sites and...

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The Phillips Presents Works by Artists of the Greater DC Region that Reflect Resiliency in Response to the Pandemic and Recent Social Upheaval

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent social upheaval, The Phillips Collection presents Inside Outside, Upside Down, a juried invitational on view from July 17 to September 12, 2021. The museum invited artists of the greater Washington area to submit recent artwork that addresses the unprecedented events of the past year. As part...

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The Phillips Announces Its Centennial Campaign

The Phillips Collection is delighted to announce the ongoing success of its Centennial Campaign, a major fundraising initiative in conjunction with the museum’s 100th anniversary. The campaign has surpassed its initial goal of $50 million, and today has garnered over $59 million in commitments from more than 100 donors in celebration of...

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American University Museum Reopens with Limited Hours, Timed and Ticketed Entry

Patrons and university community members can now experience three shows on display at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, as the museum welcomes visitors back and reopened June 1. Continue reading American University Museum Reopens with Limited Hours, Timed and Ticketed Entry

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The Phillips Collection Announces Centennial Commissions by Wesley Clark, Nekisha Durrett, and Victor Ekpuk

As part of its centennial celebrations in 2021, The Phillips Collection is excited to announce site-specific commissions by three DC-based artists: Wesley Clark, Nekisha Durrett, and Victor Ekpuk. Clark’s project will be presented at Phillips@THEARC, the museum’s satellite campus at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus in Southeast DC (scheduled...

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Announces Comprehensive Renovation of the Museum’s Historic Building

The National Museum of Women in Arts (NMWA), the world’s only major museum solely dedicated to championing women artists, announces a plan for the comprehensive renovation of the museum’s historic building at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. State-of-the-art upgrades to the museum’s home, a 1908 Classical Revival...

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Rhizome DC and Guilded Freelancers Cooperative Announce the Inaugural Season of Community Supported Art

Rhizome DC and Guilded Freelancers Cooperative announce the Inaugural Season of Community Supported Art (CSA).  Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, we are pleased to...

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The Smithsonian Women’s Committee Announces 2021 Delphi Award Winners

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee Announces the 2021 Delphi Award Winners are Stephen Young Lee and Roberto Lugo. Continue reading The Smithsonian Women’s Committee Announces 2021 Delphi Award Winners

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Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture 100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture (the Partnership) has formed a collaboration with Future History Now (FHN) to bring to life a mural on the grounds of Glen Echo Park that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Park’s Dentzel carousel. The mural will depict and celebrate...

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Art Works Now Receives $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works Now has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support their Creative Aging program. This project will provide skills-based, sequential visual arts learning experiences to older adult learners at no cost. Art Works Now’s project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America...

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces the Inaugural Jury of the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced the members of the inaugural jury of the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Prize. The seven-member jury includes leading landscape architects, urban planners, architects, academics, and other experts from around the world. The Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Prize was established in 2019 by TCLF and is...

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Nekisha Durrett Joins Caitlin Berry Fine Art

Caitlin Berry Fine Art is proud to announce representation of Nekisha Durrett. Highly skilled in bringing the emotional complexities of multifaceted experiences to life, Durrett can move among various media with dexterity and intention. Often working in a large scale format, she compels audiences to experience her work intimately. However,...

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Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Receives $75,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) has been approved for a $75,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant to support 'Destination Prince George's: Telling Our Story'. This is one of only 63 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into...

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Tephra ICA Installs Gisela Colón Sculpture in Washington, DC

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents the Parabolic Monolith Iridium, a public sculpture by light and space artist Gisela Colón. The sculpture will be located at the top of James Monroe Park in Washington, DC, steps away from the National Mall, the White House, and the Renwick Gallery. It...

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