Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries Presents 100 Years In The Present

By Editorial Team on May 10, 2021

Fri, 07 May 2021 - Sun, 30 May 2021

Work by Susan Sinclair Galego.
On View: May 7 – May 30, 2021

Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries presents a special exhibition in the Park’s Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery: 100 Years In The Present. The show celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Park’s iconic Dentzel carousel and honors the historic origins of Glen Echo Park as a theme park – exploring feelings of nostalgia, outdoor recreation, nature, and play.

A year unexpectedly spent indoors has reminded us all of what we miss about gathering, particularly outdoors, and how we’re looking forward to engaging when the time is right. This exhibition invites the audience to reminisce about childhood fun and outdoor play. It also invites viewers to ponder: How will we remember our present-day leisure in the future? What outdoor spaces do we miss the most? How can we ‘travel’ in our own city? How do we interact in the present as vessels of time and space? How do we honor symbols of memory and belonging? The work in this juried exhibition, featuring local Metro DC-based artists, explores these themes.

Juror Biography
Tiffany Williams is a full-time curator for a federal agency based in Washington, D.C. She has co-curated one international collection and curated over a dozen exhibitions abroad. An advocate for the arts, she believes art acts as a tool for cultural diplomacy and dialogue, critical thinking, and self-expression. Tiffany received her B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.A. from the Smithsonian-George Mason University partnership in the History of Decorative Arts. She has lived in the Washington D.C metro area for eleven years.

Featured Artists
Nancy Arons, Ken Bachman, Marilyn Banner, Ellen Broadman, Kimberley Bursic, Ramiro Camarillo, Chris Combs, Alex Curley, Sally Kauffman, Kimberly Keller, Christine Lee Tyler, Steven Mazer, Sharon Pierce McCullough, David Orloff, Felicia Reed, Brendan Robinson, Adi Segal, Meryl Silver, Susan Sinclair Galego, Shelby Swann, Hector Torres, Frank Van Riper

Gallery Hours:

  • Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm – 6pm

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD.