Exhibits

“Unity,” an Adams Morgan mural painted in 1982.  Photo courtesy of Ligia Williams.

The Latino Murals of Washington, DC

Learn about Washington, DC’s Latino murals and meet artists behind some of the District’s best street art. Watch a short presentation about the important role mural making has played in the development of the District’s Latino community, and join in the discussion with artists, community activists and local scholars at this free event held with Hola Cultura, a nonprofit that celebrates the arts and contributions of Latinos in Washington, D.C.   
Picture of Chuck Brown

“Wind Me Up Chuck:” The Influence of Chuck Brown and Go-Go as D.C. History

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Museum of American History, please join us for this panel discussion, moderated by William Reynolds of the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, which will feature three speakers with a wealth of knowledge about Chuck Brown, go-go music and its narrative in the political and social history of D.C.
'Build A Better World' Graphic

Build a Better World: Community Volunteering Tabling

Looking for ways to help "Build a Better World" and give back to your community? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12 to meet representatives from local nonprofits Tudor Place and Dumbarton House and find out ways in which you can get involved with their volunteer programs. 
Image of The Peacock Room (1876-1877)

Coffee + Conversation Summer Sessions III: "The Peacock Room"

Join Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. This week: James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room (1876-1877), a London-commissioned dining room entirely of the artist's design which now resides in the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art.
Image of Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa Mandan (1861/1869)

Coffee + Conversation Summer Sessions I: "Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pah Mandan"

Join Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. This week: George Catlin's Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pah Mandan, based on the artist's own recollections of the time he spent painting a commissioned portrait of his friend, the second chief of the Mandan peoples.
Image of The County Election (1852)

Coffee + Conversation Summer Sessions II: "The County Election"

Join Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. This week: Missourian George Caleb Bingham's The County Election (1852), which vividly depicts the chaotic rituals of early democracy at the edge of the then-frontier.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist
Yellah Girl by Francine HaskinsImage by Carey Francis

Black Art by Black Artists

Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
King Mural detail

King Mural Discussion

During MLK Week 2017, DC Public Library will celebrate the King Mural by the late artist Don Miller. Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Graduate Dean Emeritus and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will discuss Don Miller’s body of work in the larger context of American Art.
Art Clip

Gallaudet University Art Student Show: Meet the Artists Program and Reception

In conjunction with the December 1 - 21, 2016 exhibition in the Great Hall featuring Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students, we invite you to a Meet-the-Artists program and reception.  5:30 p.m. - Great Hall - Gallaudet University art students talk about their artwork 6 p.m. - Center for Accessibility, room 215, reception courtesy of the Friends of the DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped   For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368

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