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Change Artists

Every two years, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spotlights emerging and mid-career makers deserving wider national recognition.  “Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018,” on view from November […]

Total Immersion

The Washington area’s abundant arts scene got even richer with the October expansion of Glenstone Museum in Potomac. Five years and $200 million in the making, the addition of a boldly […]

Work of Art

A three-year, $10.4 million transformation, overseen by Marks, Thomas Architects for The Walters Art Museum has rejuvenated its nearby annex, a Greek Revival mansion at 1 West Mount Vernon Place. […]

Sleight of Hand

Delicate magnolia branches dance around a doorway in the sprightly hall mural of an Alexandria home. Beckoning through the open passageway, an elegant, faux-painted table repeats the palest gray-blue of […]

Street Art

Street Art An enormous, abstracted fox leaps across one building. A stylized girl enigmatically dangles a key in one hand and an open-mouthed metal fish in another. These are just […]

Full Circle

Full Circle Ben Marcin likes to tell the stories, real or imagined, behind each photograph he thoughtfully composes. Here’s one. Location: 4006 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore. Background: House once inhabited by […]

Creative Spirit

Creative SpiritEach summer, experimental art comes to northwest Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. A city of 75,000 people rises in this unlikely spot for Burning Man, a gathering of artists whose […]

Core Values

Core ValuesLeaving a stretch of farmland along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the car pulls up beside a workshop nestled beneath towering chestnut oaks. A frisky German Shepherd darts from the woodland […]

Circle of Life

Circle of Life Artist Linling Lu, who left China in 2006 to study painting at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, now lives and works in a townhouse a […]

Mixed Media

Whatever you see can be an inspiration,” artist Lisa Tureson says, and a tour of her home and studio in Oak Hill, Virginia, illustrates the point. Murals of outdoor scenes […]

All In The Details

All In The Details Of the 50,000 fabrics on the market today, each one may react differently when hung at a window—a fact noted with unruffled professionalism by Gretchen Everett, […]

Studio: Creative Dynamo

Taking a break from her busy schedule, Maggie O’Neill sits behind the desk in her second-floor studio overlooking DC’s fast-changing Shaw neighborhood. Along the walls, paintings and prints from her […]

Capturing the Light

The first time you see one of Loriann Signori’s landscapes in person, the contrast between vibrant color and soft shapes is riveting. The eye chases colors around the canvas, reimagining […]

Full Immersion

Now 87, Yayoi Kusama has been creating avant-garde art since the 1960s, when she staged her infamous underground polka dot “happenings” on the streets of New York. Opening at the […]

Shore Style Illuminating the Bay

Shore Style Illuminating the Bay In a tech-savvy world where GPS has made paper maps obsolete, Joseph Tarella has found a way to keep cartography alive. The New York-based artist […]

On Display

WASHINGTON, DC Porcelania: East Meets West  Cross MacKenzie Gallery, November 10 to December 8 Walter McConnell’s monumental assemblage of porcelain figurines—comprising Buddhas and more cast from molds found in hobby shops—is […]

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