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Born to Far Rockaway, NY, Baltimore-based Kyrae Dawaun received a B.F.A. from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an...
05/24/2023

Born to Far Rockaway, NY, Baltimore-based Kyrae Dawaun received a B.F.A. from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an M.F.A. with a concentration of Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been invited to work, reside, and exhibit in Los Angeles, Italy, Toronto, and Berlin. Dawaun has been awarded Fellowships to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and Hamiltonian Artists. He has recently exhibited at Museum of Modern Art Arlington, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Hampton Roads, and Sculpture Center in Long Island City.

Dawaun’s “a confluence toward an ill Delta” can be viewed in “Doing The Work”, our collaborative exhibition with @ on view through August 5th.

Pictured: Kayrae Dawaun, “a confluence toward an ill Delta”, 2023.

Cover image by Vivian Marie Doering.

Through language and language-based works on paper, K. Lorraine Graham documents and reimagines the tasks and gestures r...
03/07/2023

Through language and language-based works on paper, K. Lorraine Graham documents and reimagines the tasks and gestures required to support and care for oneself and others. By creating poems and drawings that emerge from performances and processes exploring everyday life, she aims to offer new and strange strategies for material, emotional, intellectual and creative survival. Imbued with a sense of humor and sadness, her work points to the possibility of thriving despite the disembodied, frenetic, neoliberal demand for productivity.

Graham’s “Study”,  can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: K. Lorraine Graham, “Study”, 2023; Thomas Couture, “Seated N**e in a Landscape”, n.d.

Cover Image by Anne Kim.

Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter is a mixed media artist who combines painting, printmaking, collage, and assemblage in her...
03/04/2023

Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter is a mixed media artist who combines painting, printmaking, collage, and assemblage in her work. She investigates themes of identity, agency, spirituality, and memory using acrylic paint, ink, and colored pencil, and she is a cofounding member of Black Artists of DC. Gibson-Hunter began this project in 2019 and completed 111 gris gris in two years. A gris gris is a talisman that is filled with spiritual text. Each element was matched and titled with the name of a Black musician or tune. “After family, friends, and art making, it is the music of my people continues to sustain me,” says Gibson-Hunter. The gris gris were arranged as if they were attempting to leave a white room, which for this installation symbolized the extremely limited world of whiteness.

Gibson-Hunter’s “Gris Gris” series can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter, “Mary Lou Williams (Mary Lou Williams)”; “Yes. We Must Be Free (Pharoah Sanders”; “Mario Bouza’s Chucho (Mario Bouza)”; “Some Call Me Mr. Re (Sun Ra); Never Trapped (Terry Lyne Carrington), 2020.

Adrienne Gaither () is a visual artist whose abstract paintings explore a variety of topics including race, familial tie...
03/02/2023

Adrienne Gaither () is a visual artist whose abstract paintings explore a variety of topics including race, familial ties, emotional health, class, and the politics of geometric abstraction. Gaither states, “My personal experiences as a Black q***r masculine-presenting woman informs my art and practice. By using geometric abstraction, I deconstruct the world as I see it and reassemble it in a way that preserves and encodes the breadth of my perspective. I am aware of the tension between canonized geo-abstract movements such as Suprematism and Constructivism and their aesthetic origins, which are stolen interpretations of indigenous West African pattern making co-opted as tools of intellectual elitism and white supremacy.” Gaither’s art practice is an act of resistance against the constraining boundaries of the figure and whitewashed art history, providing the ability to produce emotionally meaningful and visually compelling works.

Gaither’s “This Won’t Save Me”, 2021 can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: Adrienne Gaither, “This Won’t Save Me”, 2021; Milton Avery, “Gaspé”, 1941.

Cover Image by Anne Kim.

Tim Doud’s paintings and drawings address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These ...
02/28/2023

Tim Doud’s paintings and drawings address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These bodies of works serve as a backdrop to broader discussions around constructed identities, branding, and commodity culture. Doud graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Doud is interested in the ways painting genres function as practice and cultural signifiers. He establishes perimeters -- rules and obstacles governing the craft and development of the work. He believes that the cultural referentiality and legibility of a work is key, and often well read by viewers.

Doud’s “PSK (Plank)”, 2023 can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: Gene Davis, “Untitled”, 1969; Tim Doud, “PSK (Plank)”, 2023.

Cover Image by Anne Kim.

Rex Delafkaran is an Iranian-American interdisciplinary artist and dancer from California, based in Washington, DC. Dela...
02/23/2023

Rex Delafkaran is an Iranian-American interdisciplinary artist and dancer from California, based in Washington, DC. Delafkaran holds a degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Using movement and objects she explores ideas of failure and hybridity among bodies, objects, identities and language. She is the co-founder and co-director of “but, also”, an artist-run space that sells artist made products, produces exhibitions and works with a mission of empowering artists to both self-sustain and experiment. Delafkaran makes her work at STABLE arts studio in Washington, and exhibits and performs nationally and internationally.

Delafakaran’s “Walkflag (Exarcheia, GR)” can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: Rex Delafkaran, “Walkflag (Exarcheia, GR)”, 2019.

Cover Image by Anne Kim.

Leigh Davis is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores grief, memory, and storytelling and how these universal e...
02/21/2023

Leigh Davis is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores grief, memory, and storytelling and how these universal experiences help define what it means to be human. Trained as a photographer, her work now ranges across media, from sculpture and installation to sound, performance, and video. In recent years, Davis has been producing a body of work about end-of-life experiences (ELEs)—in particular, how they help us understand the emotional intricacy of grief and the ways in which we construct our beliefs about human consciousness and a possible afterlife.

Leigh’s video installation “Workshops” can be viewed in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Pictured: Video still from Leigh Davis, “Workshops”, 2022.

Cover image by Anne Kim.

View Nancy Daly’s work, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack” in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with  on view throu...
02/17/2023

View Nancy Daly’s work, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack” in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Nancy Daly is a Washington, DC-based interdisciplinary artist whose work examines systems created and/or perpetuated by technology and the effects these systems have on identity and social behavior. By creating interactive machines reminiscent of outdated technology, prints, replicas and sculptures, she addresses the contradictions present in various technology that are at once ephemeral and entirely permanent and challenges the viewer to look beyond the user-friendliness of online technology and consider what their participation in these technologies mean.

Daly earned an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and holds a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design from James Madison University. She is an alum of the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship Program (2014-2016) and maintains a studio practice at STABLE.  Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Gallery 406 at Elon University (Elon, NC), New Image Gallery at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD).Daly is the co-founder of “but, also”, an artist-run space in Washington, DC dedicated to the sustaining of art practices, in a multitude of forms, through a series of short-term projects.

Pictured: Wassily Kandinsky, “Contrasts”, 1937; Nancy Daly, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack”, 2022.

Cover image by Anne Kim.

View Nancy Daly’s work, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack” in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with  on view throu...
02/17/2023

View Nancy Daly’s work, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack” in INTERLUDE, our collaborative exhibition with on view through March 25th.

Nancy Daly is a Washington, DC-based interdisciplinary artist whose work examines systems created and/or perpetuated by technology and the effects these systems have on identity and social behavior. By creating interactive machines reminiscent of outdated technology, prints, replicas and sculptures, she addresses the contradictions present in various technology that are at once ephemeral and entirely permanent and challenges the viewer to look beyond the user-friendliness of online technology and consider what their participation in these technologies mean.

Pictured: Wassily Kandinsky, “Contrasts”, 1937; Nancy Daly, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack”, 2022.

Cover image by Anne Kim.

 and  present INTERLUDE, an exhibition featuring fifteen artists of the STABLE studios whose works are in conversation w...
01/26/2023

and present INTERLUDE, an exhibition featuring fifteen artists of the STABLE studios whose works are in conversation with the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition spans media, engaging theories of color composition and spirituality, and broadening definitions of cultural iconography, portraiture, landscape, and performance. This exhibition is presented under The Collaborative, a program developed by The Kreeger Museum in 2021 to support Washington-area artists.

INTERLUDE expresses the poetics of relation as these artists work with common aesthetic and conceptual interests, reflecting and responding to precious environments of modernity. These artists meet through their approaches and applications to mirror, respond to, and complement each other. This interlude is the moment in-between collective past and future and the present moment of the artist's practice. 

Artists: , , , .doud, , , , , , , Gail Shaw-Clemons, , , , Ying Zhu.

Curated by STABLE, Executive Director, Maleke Glee.

Images:
Left: Matthew Mann, “Moonlight Sinew”, 2022, oil, acrylic, and collage on canvas, Courtesy of the artist.
Right: David Urban, “Band of Hope”, 1996, oil on canvas, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Wishing a peaceful and joyful 2023 to all!The Kreeger Museum will be open on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31st) an...
12/30/2022

Wishing a peaceful and joyful 2023 to all!

The Kreeger Museum will be open on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31st) and will be closed on Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd. We look forward to sharing art and music with you in the new year.

12/15/2022
Share the joy of art this holiday season by helping us provide arts education for all and support DC-area artists. Your ...
12/09/2022

Share the joy of art this holiday season by helping us provide arts education for all and support DC-area artists. Your contribution is vital to sustain these quality programs and enables us to continue to provide engaging art experiences to those across the city.

Please consider sharing the joy of art through the link in our bio.

Image by Natalie Courtney.

The holiday season is the perfect season for jazz! Join the EJB Quartet for their Holiday Concert next Saturday, Decembe...
12/07/2022

The holiday season is the perfect season for jazz! Join the EJB Quartet for their Holiday Concert next Saturday, December 17th at 3:30pm. Click the link in our bio to purchase tickets!

Artists:
Elijah Jamal Balbed: Saxophone
Mark G. Meadows: Piano
Will Hazlehurst: Bass
Kelton Norris: Drums

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12/03/2022
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Gift a membership to The Kreeger Museum and continue to celebrate art ...
12/01/2022

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Gift a membership to The Kreeger Museum and continue to celebrate art throughout the year. Members receive unlimited free admission, invitations to exhibition openings and receptions, discounted tickets to select programs, and more!

Follow the link in our bio to learn more and gift a membership today.

Image: Steven A Jones

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for the DC community and the ability to share art and music with all. The Kreeger Mu...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for the DC community and the ability to share art and music with all.

The Kreeger Museum will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, but will be open on Saturday, November 26th.

Join the artists of “Perplexity” for an Artists in Conversation on Saturday, December 10th at 2pm! Curator Tomora Wright...
11/18/2022

Join the artists of “Perplexity” for an Artists in Conversation on Saturday, December 10th at 2pm! Curator Tomora Wright () will lead a conversation discussing the works included in the show. The talk will be followed by a walk-through of the galleries with the artists.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the link in our bio. Advanced registration is free and is encouraged.



Image: Vivian Marie Doering ()

Join the artists of “Perplexity” for an Artists in Conversation on Saturday, December 10th at 2pm! Curator Tomora Wright...
11/18/2022

Join the artists of “Perplexity” for an Artists in Conversation on Saturday, December 10th at 2pm! Curator Tomora Wright () will lead a conversation discussing the works included in the show. The talk will be followed by a walk-through of the galleries with the artists.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the link in our bio. Advanced registration is free and is encouraged.

Image Credit: Vivian Marie Doering ()

Pictured from left to right;
-Claude Monet, “The Pointe du Petit Ailly in Gray Weather”, 1897
-Brian Michael Dunn, “Deluge”, 2021
-Pierre Bonnard, “Seascape, Cannes”, 1931

Jerry Truong is an interdisciplinary artists whose work deals with history and memory as they relate to the exercise of ...
11/07/2022

Jerry Truong is an interdisciplinary artists whose work deals with history and memory as they relate to the exercise of power and the residuals of trauma. Truong received his B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine and his M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a recipient of the San Diego Fellowship.

He has had solo exhibitions at the Arlington Arts Center (VA), Northwestern University (IL), Hood College (MD), and Lycoming College (PA). His work has been shown at venues such as the VAALA Cultural Center (CA), American University Museum (DC), BlackRock Center for the Arts (MD), CUE Foundation (NY), and Flashpoint Gallery (DC). He was a fellow at Hamiltonian Artists from 2012-14 and a member of the Sparkplug Collective at the DC Arts Center from 2014-16.

Truong’s work is on view now through December 10th!

It’s a beautiful day to visit The Kreeger! Bring a blanket and relax in the Sculpture Garden or explore our permanent co...
11/05/2022

It’s a beautiful day to visit The Kreeger! Bring a blanket and relax in the Sculpture Garden or explore our permanent collection and special exhibition “Perplexity”!

Join us today from 10am-4pm.

Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance, and social engag...
11/01/2022

Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance, and social engagement. Her work integrates archives, somatic studies, and dialogical practices, narrating undertold stories that amplify BIPOC/femme bodies.

Recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2022); New York University's The Gallatin Galleries, New York, NY (2021); Michigan State University's Scene Metrospace Gallery, East Lansing, MI (2019); and Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (2017). She will present her work at the 2023 Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates. Metaferia's work is in the permanent collection of several institutions, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY.

Metaferia received her MFA from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2015) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016). Her work has been supported by residencies including MacDowell, Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Silver Art Projects at the World Trade Center. Her work has been written about in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Artsy, and The Art Newspaper. Metaferia is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Brown University, and lives and works in New York City.

Metaferia’s works, “Tapestry (The Griot)” and “The Willing” are on view now through December 10th!

Cover image by Vivian Marie Doering ().

We are taking advantage of the gorgeous fall weather to care for our outdoor sculptures! Sculpture conservator Gwynne Ry...
10/27/2022

We are taking advantage of the gorgeous fall weather to care for our outdoor sculptures! Sculpture conservator Gwynne Ryan and Collection Manager Joanna Baker perform conservation on artworks from John Dreyfuss’ “INVENTIONS” Series, featured on the Reflecting Pool Terrace.

10/27/2022
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is a visual artist that combines photography, sculpture, and interactive installation with social prac...
10/25/2022

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is a visual artist that combines photography, sculpture, and interactive installation with social practice and institutional critique. Her project about Internet censorship, “FIREWALL”, garnered backlash from Chinese state authorities in 2016 and has exhibited at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway, the Hong Kong Center for Community Cultural Development, and the Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ) in Vienna.

Joyce’s artwork has been written about in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Hong Kong Free Press, China Digital Times, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and has been featured by James Coomaraamy on BBC Radio. She is the recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts Mid-Hudson, Asian Women Giving Circle, Franklin Furnace Fund, Maryland State Arts Council, and The Walters Art Museum; fellowships at the Vernon’s Studio Center supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Studio at Bromo Seltzer Arts a tower and Hamiltonian Artists. “FIREWALL” is fiscally sponsored by NYFA. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Art & Digital Media at Marist College.

Lee’s work, “Reflections of Taha’a” is on view now through December 10th!

Cover image by Vivian Marie Doering.

Fall is in full bloom at The Kreeger! Spend an afternoon in our Sculpture Garden to soak in the fall foliage and enjoy t...
10/19/2022

Fall is in full bloom at The Kreeger! Spend an afternoon in our Sculpture Garden to soak in the fall foliage and enjoy the sunshine!

Introducing Sarah Knobel, Hamiltonian Artists Alum and featured artist in “Perplexity”!Sarah Knobel is a photographer, v...
10/18/2022

Introducing Sarah Knobel, Hamiltonian Artists Alum and featured artist in “Perplexity”!

Sarah Knobel is a photographer, video, and installation artist that works with everyday items to find new ways to identify our relationship with ideas of the natural, artificial, beautiful, and repulsive. Sarah was a Hamiltonian Fellow from 2010-2011. Her work has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally, in cities such as Miami, Seattle, Portland, Kansas City, Washington DC, Germany, Belgium, Korea, and Greece.

Sarah holds an MFA in Photography from the Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Program at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Studio Art from Texas State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Knobel’s work, “Untitled #1, from Trash #3” and “Untitled #4, from Trash #3” are on view now through December 10th!

Some favorite moments from our past Open Houses! See you this Sunday, October 16th from 10am-3pm for a free day of inter...
10/13/2022

Some favorite moments from our past Open Houses! See you this Sunday, October 16th from 10am-3pm for a free day of interactive art activities, live music, art exhibitions, and more! A full list of the day’s schedule is below.

Free parking is available at The Field School, located next door at 2301 Foxhall Road NW. Lunch and sweet treats will be available for purchase from food trucks on site.

Open House 2022 Schedule:

Djembe Drum Circle
10:30am-12:00pm

Winged Things Art Activity
11:00am-2:30pm

Read Aloud
11:30am

The Big Draw: Come Back to Color! Hands-on Drop-in Workshop 12:00pm-2:00pm

William “MoBetta” Ledbetter and Chris Ziemba
Live Jazz Performance
12:00pm-1:00pm

Read Aloud
1:30pm

Elijah Jamal Balbed & The Masters
Live Jazz Performance
2:00pm-3:00pm

Permanent Collection and “Perplexity”
On View all day!

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Photo credits: Mike Ferguson and Andreia Silver

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