May Events at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

By Editorial Team on May 4, 2016
Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.
Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.


Sunday 8, 2:00 pm
Capital C Is For Color: The Washington Color School
Art historian Lisa Lipinski talks about the art and artists involved in this Washington, DC centered art movement of the 1970s. Several influential and internationally recognized artists were part of the Washington Color School including Gene Davis, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Sam Gilliam, Thomas “Tom” Downing, Paul Reed, and Howard Mehring. Both Mehring and Gilliam have work featured in the Twelve Years exhibition. Dr. Lipinski teaches at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington, DC. Twitter: #ExhibitionTalk

Tuesday 10 and Sunday 22 11:00 am & 12:00 pm
Twelve Years to Treasure Tours
Families can sign up for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975. Kids then go on a self-guided treasure hunt with an exhibition family guide to test their knowledge. Kids receive a free gift after completing their treasure hunt. This program is offered at two times during the day, 11am and Noon. Twitter: #FamilyTours

Saturday 21, 10:00 am
Artist Studio Tour to DC
Ride the museum shuttle and visit local artists in their homes and studios. Artists include Jeffrey Ken (painter), and Galerie Myrtis. $10 transportation fee. Twitter: #ArtistTour

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.