Tribe Gallery Talk
November 10, 5PM
Join Photo Editor Sueraya Shaheen, Curator Janet Bellotto, and co-curator Dr. Woodman Taylor in conversation with several artists featured in our late fall exhibition Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World. This talk will explore broad, culturally specific themes as well as innovation by the individual artists featured in the photography magazine Tribe. The talk is free and open to all, please RSVP here.
Late Fall Opening Reception
November 10, 6-9PM
Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at our opening reception. View our two new shows, Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems in the Alper space, and Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World. Then, take a second look at three ongoing exhibitions, Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski & Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation, Selections from the Artery Collection, and Jim Sanborn’s Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity. Free and open to all.
Sine Nomine and the Experiential Orchestra
November 17, 7:30PM
A concert of anonymous compositions paired with a contemporary Cambodian replica of ancient Khmer art, creating a dialogue about art and identity, maker and craft when confronted with creativity that bears no title.
In a singular collaboration with James Blachly’s Experiential Orchestra, audience members will be invited to experience the provocative art of Jim Sanborn through a curated soundscape that pairs the simulated antiquities in Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity with millennia-old musical compositions, all of which are “sine nomine,” or “without a name.” Tickets are $25 per person. Free for all students with valid ID. Register here.
November 18, 1-3PM
Join us for an age-appropriate tour and hands-on artmaking workshop inspired by the right-left brain synthesis in Ian Jehle’sDynamical Systems, which combines insightful portraiture with elements of mathematics and engineering. Recommended for ages 5-12. Cost is $10 per child. Free for up to 2 children for members at the Family Level & above. Registration and additional information here.
Free Parking: Ian Jehle
November 29, 5:30PM
Join us for a conversation with Ian Jehle and Curator Laura Roulet to discuss Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems, a site-specific installation that combines insightful portraits of DC art figures with elements of mechanical engineering. Free and open to all, please RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/AlperTickets
JRA Distinguished Artist Lecture with Bennett Bean
December 9, 2PM
Best known as a ceramic artist, Bennett Bean’s colorful, gilded pieces are widely admired. Much of the work in these pieces is done post-firing, when Bennett applies paint and metal leaf to the earthenware forms. Much like the layering on these pots, Bennett uses his accumulated experience in art and life to add depth, texture, and light to all his projects. This lecture is presented in partnership with the James Renwick Alliance as part of their Distinguished Artist Series. This lecture is free and open to the public. To register for Bennett Bean’s accompanying workshop on December 8th, click here.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information, call 202-885-1300.