Spring and Summer 2015 Art Exhibits

Flashpoint DC Art Exhibit 2015

A lot of exciting art exhibits are happening near the Metro D.C. CCWB Chapter during summer 2015. Be sure to read this guide on all the places to go and visit with or without your babes.


Workhouse Arts Center

South County Pyramid Art Show

April 8, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, Vulcan Muse
The Workhouse Arts Center is hosts the annual South County Pyramid Art Show. Artists are from Halley Elementary, Laurel Hill Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, Silverbrook Elementary, South County Middle School, and South County High School.
April 11, 2015 to June 28, 2015
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Presented by Washington Sculptors Group. 
Juried by Jennie Shanker, Artist, Independent curator, Educator, Adjunct Labor and education activist.

George Mason University

May 4, 2015 – May 8, 2015
Reception:  May 8; 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Torpedo Factory

May 2015

Exhibit dates: May 6 – June 1
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Juror: Carole Garmon
Receiving: Monday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm & Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 am – 12:00
Bin Gallery is open in May.
June 2015
Exhibit dates: June 3 – July 6
Juror: Trevor Dunn
Online entry deadline: May 2
All-Media Exhibit
Exhibit dates: June 3 – July 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Receiving: Monday, June 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm & Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 am – 12:00
Bin Gallery is open in June.


Washington, D.C.:

National Building Museum

(Information from NBM)

Hot to Cold: Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
January 24 – August 30, 2015
The work of the BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Building Zone
Hands – on introduction to building arts for ages 2 – 6.
10:00 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 – 4:00 pm Sundays.
Designing for Disaster
May 11,  2014 – August 2, 2015
Exhibit that explores how design can reduce risk and increase resiliency during natural disasters.

Scaling Washington
March 21 – January 3, 2016
Photographer Colin Winterbottom’s debut museum exhibition. Large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral.

House and Home

Investigating Where We Live: DC Now and Next
August 2, 2014 – June 7, 2015
Local teens use photography, art, and writing to create an exhibition about their view of Washington, D.C. 

Play, Work, Build
An immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded blocks of foam for visitors and children to build and create. (This is really fun! I visited a couple of years ago.)

Phillips Collection

(information and images from Phillips Collection)

Julius Caesar by Man Ray
FEB 7 – MAY 10, 2015
A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare
 In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist’s inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Surface of Revolution with Constant Negative Curvature
FEB 7 – MAY 10, 2015
Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models
 This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV, 1930
SEP 11, 2014 – MAY 31, 2015
Dialogues with Nature
 Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV and No. VI, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes in The Phillips Collection by her compatriots, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin.

Flashpoint DC

(information and images from Flashpoint DC)
Flashpoint Gallery 916 G St NW, Washington DC
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
The Marginalia Archive is an interactive installation that explores the relationships between readers and texts. The source material – contemporary examples of marginalia – is re-purposed into a functioning archive viewers can contribute to during the course of the exhibition. A photocopier or scanner is made available in the space to facilitate participation. The marginalia is also used as a source material for drawings that blur boundaries between writing and drawing and reading and sleeping.
There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, May 1 from 6-8pm at Flashpoint Gallery. Open May 1 – May 30.



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