A Conversation with NGA Curator Shelley Langdale
Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 am to 12 noon (EST) for a virtual visit to the National Gallery of Art Modern Prints and Drawings Study Room. Shelley Langdale, Curator and Head of Modern Prints and Drawings, will share some recent acquisitions and other works on paper from the Gallery’s collection that she has been contemplating in light of recent events and current projects. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.
Among the works Shelley will be presenting about are Pool Lady, 1980 by Emma Amos,
Martin Luther King, Jr., 2002, by John Wilson,
Untitled, 1973 by Alma Thomas,
and Desert Plant, 1965 by Ruth Asawa.
Please register for this program through Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be emailed to you before November 17th. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please download the free app to your computer or tablet now and explore the tutorials that are on the Zoom website.
Art Events of Note
Sea Change, the Washington Printmakers Gallery, November 5, 2020 to January 3, 2021. The exhibition focuses on climate change and the present environment, whether political or sociological. The exhibition will include works by Washington Print Club members Jenny Freestone, Susan Pearcy, and Lila Oliver Asher.
The Frick Reflects: Looking Back, Looking Forward, at the Frick Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), November 8, 2020 to February 7, 2021. Prominently featured in this exhibition of works from the Frick’s permanent collection is WPC member Craig McPherson’s mezzotint ET2. This print is the featured on the Frick Museum website’s exhibition page.
Two of McPherson’s mezzotints, Yankee Stadium at Night (1983) and FDR Drive (1993), by McPherson are included in Doyle Galleries Prints & Multiples auction on November 11.
Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, Smithsonian American Art Museum, November 20, 2020 to August 8, 2021. In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. The exhibition explores the rise of Chicano graphics within early social movements, i.e., civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist and LGBTQ, and the ways in which Chicanx artists since have advanced innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice.
Stay healthy and safe!