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DC Art Gallery Openings This Week: May 22-28, 2023

Steam at Wolf Creek by Alan Sislen
Steam at Wolf Creek by Alan Sislen


A R T I S T  T A L K S

Matthew Russo at Hamiltonian Artists | Thursday, May 25 at 6pm

Baseera Khan at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Thursday, May 25 at 6pm

Javaid Nayyar ‘Welcome Home’ | Saturday, May 27 at 2pm

Dwayne Martin at Rhizome DC | Saturday, May 27 at 4:30pm


C L A S S E S —  W O R K S H O P S

Register for art classes, summer camps and workshops here:

Montpelier Arts Center Hosts Yoga & Jazz [FREE!] | Friday, May 26 at 7pm

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Discover Graphics Atelier
Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
McLean Project for the Arts
Montgomery College (Community Art Classes for Adults & Teens)
Montpelier Arts Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
Project Create
The Art League
The Studio Visit



Ongoing in May
May, June & July 2023 Programming at National Museum of Women in the Arts



Newly listed this week

Falls Church Arts | All Member Show L-K | May 27-June 25 | Reception: Saturday, May 27 from 7-9pm

Fenwick Gallery | James Rossant and Juliette ‘Rossant Cities and Memory’ | May 19-June 30

Multiple Exposures Gallery | Alan Sislen ‘Amazing Aspens’ | May 23-July 2 | Meet the artists on the following dates: May 27, 28 from 11am to 5pm

National Museum of the American Indian | Robert Houle ‘Red Is Beautiful’ | May 25, 2023-June 2, 2024

Nepenthe Gallery | Kim Yourick | May 25-June 7 | Thursday, May 25 from 6-7:30pm

Nepenthe Gallery | Original works from BRAZIL—Art that Stirs the Soul Group Exhibition | May 18-June 1

Renwick Gallery | ‘Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023’ | May 26-March 31

Reston Art Gallery and Studios | Jennifer ‘Duncan On The Plaza’ | May 21-May 30

VisArts | Olivia Tripp Morrow ‘Ordinary Sanctuary’ | May 23-August 6 | Reception: Tuesday, May 23 from 7-9pm


Chris Malone, But You Cannot Have My Power, 2022, Mixed media. Image courtesy the artist.  Currently on view at VisArts

Currently on View (Previously Listed Exhibitions)

Academy Art Museum | ‘In Praise of Shadows: Modern and Contemporary Dialogues’ with Jun’ichiro Tanizaki and LaToya Hobbs ‘Woodcuts’ | April 22-July 23

Addison/Ripley Fine Art | Trevor Young ‘Wastelands’ | April 22-June 3

Adkins Arboretum | Alonzo Davis ‘Navigating Climate Change’ | May 2-June 30

African Art Beats | ‘Elizabeth Martineau ‘Un Moment de Silence dans le Bruit des Couleurs’ (A moment of silence in the noise of colors) | May 12-June 30

Art Enables | Spring 2023 Exhibitions | Through June 10

Arts in Foggy Bottom | ‘Sites for Centering and Reflection’ | May 6-October 21 | Tours with Jacqui Maggi on June 10 at 11am & Paul Steinkoenig on July 8 at 11am and August 12

Art Roving | Nayyar Javaid گھر آنے پر خیر مقدم  ‘Home Welcome’ at Selina Union Market | April 22-June 3

Arundel Center | Sunhee Jung ‘Returned Heroes’ | March 1-June 30

Athenaeum Gallery | Kirsty Little, Donna McCullough and Kathryn McDonnell Women’s Work

Brentwood Arts Exchange | ‘LEVEL UP: A Juried Exhibition for Graduate Students’ | May 8-June 17 |  Artist and Curator Talk: Saturday, June 3 at 2pm

Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents What Does It Mean to Live in a Body | May 8-June 3  | Artist and Curator Talk: Saturday, June 3 at 2pm

Broadway Gallery | Megan Elizabeth | April 22-July 31

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and The Residents Collective | ‘Witching Hour’ | May 5-June 2

DC Arts Center | ‘A Shared Sense of Time’ | April 21-May 21

DC Arts Center’s Nano Gallery | Kelly Posey ‘Microdoses’ | April 21-June 25

Eaton DC | Seema Reza ‘Light Multiplies: Healing Upstream’ | April 28-May 31

Jo Fleming Contemporary Art | ‘Mayflowers’ | May 1-June 3

Fred Schnider Gallery of Art | Sean Dudley, Sharon Fishel and David Sturtevant ‘Sense of Place’ | April 29-June 25

Gallery B | The Black Art Today Foundation ‘Black Art: In the Presence of LIGHT’ | May 5-28

Gallery Underground | Anya Getter and AAA Members ‘Women x Women’ | May 1-26

Gaslight Gallery | Nora Maccoby ‘The Architecture of Transition’ | May 6-June 25 

George Mason University | Patricia Underwood ‘SIGNS & SYMBOLS’ | April 18-June 10

Glen Echo Park Partnership | May 2023 Exhibitions

Glenstone Museum | ‘Ellsworth Kelly at 100’ | May 4-March 1, 2024

Hamiltonian Artists | Matthew Russo ‘Practiced Play’ | May 6-June 10

HEMPHILL | Anne Rowland ‘Pictures’ | May 20-July 1

Hera Hub DC | ‘Where the Light Enters’ | May 11-July 14

Hill Center | Capitol Hill Art League Juried Exhibition | May 17-September 10

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery | Mahjoubeh Kavian ‘The Clay Poet’ | May 13-27

Hunters Woods Gallery at Reston Community Center | Elizabeth Matthews ‘Traverse’ | May 1-31

IA&A at Hillyer | Newly Selected Artists: Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter, Amber Robles Gordon, and Zhenya Parish | May 6-28

Latela Curatorial | Joseph Shetler ‘In Consideration’ | February 20-June 11

MassoniArt | Marcy Dunn Ramsey ‘Inside/Outside’ | May 18-June 18

McLean Project for the Arts | ‘Spring Solos’ | April 13-June 10

Montgomery College’s King Street Gallery 2023 Annual Student Exhibition | May 18-September 8

Montpelier Arts Center | Sushama Parikh | May 20-July 2 | Reception: Saturday, June 10 from 2-4pm

Montpelier Arts Center | Spring 2023 | April 1-May 28

Montpelier Arts Center | Eleventh Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition | April 1-May 28

Morton Fine Art | Meron Engida Hawke ‘Hummingbird’ | May 16-June 9

National Gallery of Art | ‘Philip Guston Now’ | March 2-August 27

National Portrait Gallery | ‘Kinship’ Group Exhibition | October 28-January 7, 2024

National Portrait Gallery | ‘1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions’ | April 28, 2023-February 25, 2024

Nepenthe Gallery | ‘Plum Royale Portraits’ | May 4-31

Otis Street Arts Project | ‘ALBERTOPALOOZA: The Self-organizing Systems of Alberto Gaitán’ | April 1-May 6 extended to June 3

OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas | Dominique Paul ‘Silent Fall’

Pazo Fine Art | Max Estenger ‘New Paintings Part II’ | April 22-June 15

Publick Playhouse | Chris Combs ‘Refactoring’ | May 18-July 14

Studio Gallery | J.S. Herbert, Jo Levine, and Gary Anthes ‘Bridging the Disconnect’ at the Stimson Center | April 6-July 6

May 2023 Exhibitions at Studio Gallery

Montpelier Art Center | The 54th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition | May 6-June 4

Riverworks Art Center | Marcie Wolf-Hubbard ‘As I See It’ | May 17-July 2

Riverworks Art Center | The Storytellers Series: Connecting Creatives to the Community | Taina Litwak ‘The Personal is Political’

TAG/The Artists Gallery | Christine Stovall ‘Second Nature’ and Chris Eliff ‘Art Is the Gap’ | May 6-28

Terzo Piano | Reynier Leyva Novo ‘Democratic Memory. A Happy Day’ | April 14-May 31 

The Arts Club of Washington | Ronni Jolles and Tea Okropiridze | May 5-June 3

The Art League Gallery | Khalid Alaani ‘The Enemy’

The Kreeger Museum and Hamiltonian Artists | ‘Doing The Work’ | May 13-August 5

The Nicholson Project Presents Zachary Fabri Mourning Stutter | May 6-August 12 | Artist Talk: July 20th, 12pm (virtual) | Performance: August 5th, time TBA

The Peripoint | Michael Belisle ‘Millennium Circus Redux’ | May 8-June 3

Touchstone Gallery | Marcia Coppel & Jill Brantley

Transformer | Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi ‘Sticky Entanglements’ | May 6-June 17

VisArts | Chris Malone ‘GATHERING’ | Reception: Friday, May 19 from 7-9pm

VisArts | Bertrand Mao and Lin-Lin Mao ‘Traditional and Contemporary’ | May 19-June 14

Washington Printmakers Gallery | Catherine Small ‘Narrative Portraiture’ | May 5-28

Washington Studio School | Lee Butler ‘Shape Shifts’ | May 5-June 9

Waverly Street Gallery | Brian Truesdale ‘Architecture Has No Memory’ | April 30-May 27

Willow Street Gallery | Mei Mei Chang ‘NOISESCAPE II’ | May 19-June 18

Workhouse Arts Center | Sally Kauffman Irreplaceable | March 25-June 11

Zenith Gallery | Joan Konkel ‘Dimensional Dialogue’ | May 5-June 10

Zenith Gallery | Joan Konkel ‘Dimensional Dialogue’ | May 5-June 10