DC Arts Center Curatorial Initiative: Catalogue Collections Vol. 1 & 2 Book Release

By Editorial Team on November 15, 2021


DCAC in the mid-1990s. Image courtesy of DCAC.


Reception: Thursday, November 18 from 6pm to 8:30pm


Join DCAC for a reception celebrating the release of DCAC’s Curatorial Initiative Catalogue Collections Volumes 1 & 2.

DCAC’s mission is to encourage new, emerging and underserved artists, promote respect between artists and audiences, and encourage cross cultural exchange.

In its 15 year history, the Curatorial Initiative has given aspiring curators the opportunity to work with and be mentored by established and experienced curators. According to DCAC:

“Our intention was to show aspiring curators that curation as a practice can have a voice, take a position, and develop conversation relevant to them and their perspective. That freedom resulted in some of our most impactful shows covering a vast array of topics and an amazing array of artists. This focus has helped to foster some of the most dynamic and thought provoking exhibitions presented at DCAC. These bound volumes are a compilation of catalogues from previous exhibitions, covering a 12 year span (2006-2018). They feature work from over 100 artists, accompanied by curator commentary. We offer them as both a history of the program exhibitions, and a glimpse into the future of curation.”

Past participants will be on hand, including curators and artists, to reflect on the program, and review current works on display.

About DC Arts Center

The District of Columbia Arts Center is a nonprofit arts space dedicated to promoting the freshest, most under-recognized artists in the Washington metropolitan area. Comprised of a 750 square foot gallery and a 42 seat black box theater, DCAC has been in the heart of Adams Morgan since its founding in 1989. Its dynamic and eclectic visual arts exhibitions and performance events have received local, national and international attention. We encourage an ongoing dialogue between new artists and the greater arts community and assist artists in both the business and craft of art. Poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors, and performance artists from around the corner and around the world are drawn to DCAC and it remains a mainstay of the Washington, DC arts community.

DCAC is located at 2438 18th St. NW.