The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum The Kreeger Museum showcases David and Carmen Kreeger's permanent collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. The building, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, was formerly the Kreegers' residence.
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Imogen Blue Hinojosa Artist Talk
06/02/2021
Imogen Blue Hinojosa Artist Talk

Imogen Blue Hinojosa Artist Talk

Imogen-Blue Hinojosa performed Prologue: Invocation at The Kreeger Museum on March 18, 2021. Calling to mind the start of an epic poem, the work centers on t...

There's just over a week until Objects from the Studio: The Sculptor's Process opens on June 1st!Explore how outdoor scu...
05/21/2021

There's just over a week until Objects from the Studio: The Sculptor's Process opens on June 1st!

Explore how outdoor sculptures are made through maquettes, sketches, and other objects from sculptors’ studios. The show focuses on works from The Kreeger Museum’s Sculpture Garden, offering insight into the artistic process, from preliminary drawings to handcrafted models by Kendall Buster, Richard Deutsch, John L. Dreyfuss, Carol Brown Goldberg, Dalya Luttwak, and Foon Sham.

There's just over a week until Objects from the Studio: The Sculptor's Process opens on June 1st!

Explore how outdoor sculptures are made through maquettes, sketches, and other objects from sculptors’ studios. The show focuses on works from The Kreeger Museum’s Sculpture Garden, offering insight into the artistic process, from preliminary drawings to handcrafted models by Kendall Buster, Richard Deutsch, John L. Dreyfuss, Carol Brown Goldberg, Dalya Luttwak, and Foon Sham.

Tickets are now available for our next outdoor concert: Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers on May 29th! Tickets are $25 ...
05/20/2021

Tickets are now available for our next outdoor concert: Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers on May 29th!

Tickets are $25 each: https://bit.ly/3eAzn2a
Social distancing and masking will be in place. Audience size is limited to 20 people.

Tickets are now available for our next outdoor concert: Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers on May 29th!

Tickets are $25 each: https://bit.ly/3eAzn2a
Social distancing and masking will be in place. Audience size is limited to 20 people.

05/19/2021

We’ve got some exciting news! TRACES has just been extended through June 30!

Reserve your timed-entry passes today. New spots are released every Tuesday morning. https://bit.ly/3osOhLi

05/14/2021

Join members of the National Symphony Orchestra for Maurice Ravel's String Quartet in F Major filmed at The Kreeger Museum.

Musicians:
Wanzhen Li, violin
Peiming Lin, violin
Abigail Kreuzer, viola
Steven Honigberg, cello
During an extended period of pandemic lockdown and restrictions, this concert is dedicated to all those whose lives have been disrupted, who have been caring for others, who have experienced isolation, and who have suffered loss. We hope that this concert brings you solace and joy.

Our newly reinstalled Atrium Gallery brings a fresh splash of color to the main level galleries, bringing new context to...
05/12/2021

Our newly reinstalled Atrium Gallery brings a fresh splash of color to the main level galleries, bringing new context to works that have previously hung in our 20th Century Gallery.

In 1964, Josef Albers wrote on his iconic Homage to the Square series that his “choice of the colors used, as well as their order, is aimed at an interaction—influencing and changing each other forth and back.” The artworks installed in this room present five artists’ approaches to color across generations, from Odilon Redon’s dreamlike picture from 1905 to Joan Mitchell’s burst of gem-like tones from 1965.

Our newly reinstalled Atrium Gallery brings a fresh splash of color to the main level galleries, bringing new context to works that have previously hung in our 20th Century Gallery.

In 1964, Josef Albers wrote on his iconic Homage to the Square series that his “choice of the colors used, as well as their order, is aimed at an interaction—influencing and changing each other forth and back.” The artworks installed in this room present five artists’ approaches to color across generations, from Odilon Redon’s dreamlike picture from 1905 to Joan Mitchell’s burst of gem-like tones from 1965.

🎤 We're excited to announce our first IN-PERSON event of the year!🎤This Saturday, May 15th, Josanne Francis and Herman B...
05/10/2021

🎤 We're excited to announce our first IN-PERSON event of the year!🎤

This Saturday, May 15th, Josanne Francis and Herman Burney will perform on the Sculpture Terrace for a small audience!

Tickets are $25 each: https://bit.ly/3eAzn2a
Social distancing and masking will be in place. Audience size is limited to 20 people.

🎤 We're excited to announce our first IN-PERSON event of the year!🎤

This Saturday, May 15th, Josanne Francis and Herman Burney will perform on the Sculpture Terrace for a small audience!

Tickets are $25 each: https://bit.ly/3eAzn2a
Social distancing and masking will be in place. Audience size is limited to 20 people.

David and Carmen Kreeger firmly believed that art should be shared, and often loaned works from their collection to exhi...
05/06/2021

David and Carmen Kreeger firmly believed that art should be shared, and often loaned works from their collection to exhibitions worldwide. This vibrant work by Bischoff was the work loaned most often, travelling to a total of 29 venues in the United States between 1962 and 1986.

🎨 Elmer Bischoff, 'Bay,' 1960, Oil on canvas, 67 1/2 x 67 1/2 inches

David and Carmen Kreeger firmly believed that art should be shared, and often loaned works from their collection to exhibitions worldwide. This vibrant work by Bischoff was the work loaned most often, travelling to a total of 29 venues in the United States between 1962 and 1986.

🎨 Elmer Bischoff, 'Bay,' 1960, Oil on canvas, 67 1/2 x 67 1/2 inches

04/24/2021

Happy International Sculpture Day! How are you celebrating today?

"With longer and warmer days, we set out to revisit six sculpture gardens, all within an hour or so of Washington. We we...
04/22/2021
The best way to experience art right now is at one of these sculpture gardens

"With longer and warmer days, we set out to revisit six sculpture gardens, all within an hour or so of Washington. We were less concerned with who had the most Rodins on display than with soaking in the atmosphere of each destination, and which made us want to linger outdoors, enjoying the weather as well as the art."

Get outside and enjoy the fresh air — and some amazing works of art.

Avery's 'Gaspé' plays beautifully off Monet's 'Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles' in the Great Hall.Have you been to see our ...
04/13/2021

Avery's 'Gaspé' plays beautifully off Monet's 'Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles' in the Great Hall.

Have you been to see our newly reinstalled Atrium Gallery yet?

🖼 : Claude Monet, 'Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles,' 1884, Oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches & Milton Avery, 'Gaspé,' 1941, Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches

Avery's 'Gaspé' plays beautifully off Monet's 'Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles' in the Great Hall.

Have you been to see our newly reinstalled Atrium Gallery yet?

🖼 : Claude Monet, 'Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles,' 1884, Oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches & Milton Avery, 'Gaspé,' 1941, Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches

04/09/2021
Jazz at The Kreeger: Societal Regression

"Societal Regression" is the opening movement of The Karma Suite - a body of work written by Elijah between 2015-2020, which reflects on the social and political turmoil experienced in America during this time period. This was one of the first compositions Elijah wrote for The Karma Suite. Written in 2015, it portrayed what seemed to be the beginning of a dark and difficult time.

Leonardo Nierman' "Flame of Friendship" is looking radiant in the afternoon sun!
04/06/2021

Leonardo Nierman' "Flame of Friendship" is looking radiant in the afternoon sun!

Leonardo Nierman' "Flame of Friendship" is looking radiant in the afternoon sun!

We're open!We are so excited to welcome you back into the galleries. Go to kreegermuseum.org/visit to make reservations ...
04/01/2021

We're open!

We are so excited to welcome you back into the galleries. Go to kreegermuseum.org/visit to make reservations for timed-entry passes and read more about the health and safety precautions we have in place.

Photo by Ria Witteman

We're open!

We are so excited to welcome you back into the galleries. Go to kreegermuseum.org/visit to make reservations for timed-entry passes and read more about the health and safety precautions we have in place.

Photo by Ria Witteman

03/26/2021
Jazz at The Kreeger: "To Wisdom, The Prize"

Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix, the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet got together to make some music at The Kreeger Museum.

This third installment of Jazz at The Kreeger, features "To Wisdom, The Prize" a composition written by the late, great Larry Willis. Larry was a legendary pianist who performed with Jackie McLean, Charles Tolliver, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, and perhaps most notably Blood Sweat & Tears.

Washington-area artist Carol Brown Goldberg started this series of sculptures during the 2008 presidential election. To ...
03/23/2021

Washington-area artist Carol Brown Goldberg started this series of sculptures during the 2008 presidential election. To process watching the debates, the artist began making playful and absurd figures with found objects and bits of machinery. She describes the process of creating these works as entering “a meditative, rhythmic state.” Goldberg ended up producing 150 small sculptures within weeks. For RA 054, Goldberg fabricated two objects in bronze, transforming the figures on a monumental scale.

Image: Carol Brown Goldberg, RA 054, 2011, bronze with granite base, Gift from an anonymous donor.
#5WomenArtists #WomentsHistoryMonth

Washington-area artist Carol Brown Goldberg started this series of sculptures during the 2008 presidential election. To process watching the debates, the artist began making playful and absurd figures with found objects and bits of machinery. She describes the process of creating these works as entering “a meditative, rhythmic state.” Goldberg ended up producing 150 small sculptures within weeks. For RA 054, Goldberg fabricated two objects in bronze, transforming the figures on a monumental scale.

Image: Carol Brown Goldberg, RA 054, 2011, bronze with granite base, Gift from an anonymous donor.
#5WomenArtists #WomentsHistoryMonth

Dalya Luttwak’s sculptures reimagine the root systems of plants on a large-than-life scale. For this sculpture, the Wash...
03/19/2021

Dalya Luttwak’s sculptures reimagine the root systems of plants on a large-than-life scale. For this sculpture, the Washington-based artist looked to poison ivy roots for inspiration. The sculpture climbs up and across a tree, mimicking and exaggerating the root’s behavior. Luttwak draws inspiration from her study of plants and her collection of roots found in her garden. “I wish to uncover the hidden beauty of roots,” the artist said. “My sculptures reveal what nature prefers to conceal.”

Image: Dalya Luttwak, 'Poison Ivy,' 2014, stainless steel and pigment, Gift of the artist.
#5WomenArtists #WomensHistoryMonth

Dalya Luttwak’s sculptures reimagine the root systems of plants on a large-than-life scale. For this sculpture, the Washington-based artist looked to poison ivy roots for inspiration. The sculpture climbs up and across a tree, mimicking and exaggerating the root’s behavior. Luttwak draws inspiration from her study of plants and her collection of roots found in her garden. “I wish to uncover the hidden beauty of roots,” the artist said. “My sculptures reveal what nature prefers to conceal.”

Image: Dalya Luttwak, 'Poison Ivy,' 2014, stainless steel and pigment, Gift of the artist.
#5WomenArtists #WomensHistoryMonth

Claude Monet painted this picture as part of a series called “Mornings on the Seine,” a study of the changing atmospheri...
03/16/2021

Claude Monet painted this picture as part of a series called “Mornings on the Seine,” a study of the changing atmospheric effects at dawn of this view of the river Seine, near his home in Giverny. While working on these paintings between 1896 and 1897, the French Impressionist artist woke up at 3:30 in the morning and boarded his small boat—his floating studio—to arrive at a particular spot to paint before sunrise. In this picture, the artist captures the misty, ethereal haze of dawn drenched in soft purples and blue hues, where there is almost no separation between the tall trees and sky and their reflections, creating a weightlessness in the composition. This series is one of several studies Monet conducted, where he would paint certain sites over and over again to capture the changing, fleeting effects of light and time through a rich patchwork of color and brushstrokes.

Claude Monet, ‘Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog,’ 1897, oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 35 inches

Claude Monet painted this picture as part of a series called “Mornings on the Seine,” a study of the changing atmospheric effects at dawn of this view of the river Seine, near his home in Giverny. While working on these paintings between 1896 and 1897, the French Impressionist artist woke up at 3:30 in the morning and boarded his small boat—his floating studio—to arrive at a particular spot to paint before sunrise. In this picture, the artist captures the misty, ethereal haze of dawn drenched in soft purples and blue hues, where there is almost no separation between the tall trees and sky and their reflections, creating a weightlessness in the composition. This series is one of several studies Monet conducted, where he would paint certain sites over and over again to capture the changing, fleeting effects of light and time through a rich patchwork of color and brushstrokes.

Claude Monet, ‘Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog,’ 1897, oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 35 inches

03/12/2021
Jazz at The Kreeger: EJB Quartet performs "In Nature, We Trust"

Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix, the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet got together to make some music at The Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC as a part of our new series - Jazz at The Kreeger!

"In Nature, We Trust" is the 3rd movement of The Karma Suite - a body of work written by Elijah between 2015-2020, which reflects on the social and political turmoil experienced in America during this time period. This movement is a high-energy, upbeat swing tune about taking better care of the environment.

Today, we are highlighting Carmen Kreeger, in honor of Women's History Month.In addition to being an equal partner with ...
03/11/2021

Today, we are highlighting Carmen Kreeger, in honor of Women's History Month.

In addition to being an equal partner with her husband, David, in building their collection, Carmen Kreeger took an active role in the design of their residence on Foxhall Road, which is now The Kreeger Museum. One of her biggest influences on the building was the inclusion of the Atrium Garden and she worked closely with landscape architect Louise Odiorne to select tropical plants for the space. She can be seen here showing the Atrium Garden to guests in 1969.

Image: Photographer unknown, Archives of The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

Today, we are highlighting Carmen Kreeger, in honor of Women's History Month.

In addition to being an equal partner with her husband, David, in building their collection, Carmen Kreeger took an active role in the design of their residence on Foxhall Road, which is now The Kreeger Museum. One of her biggest influences on the building was the inclusion of the Atrium Garden and she worked closely with landscape architect Louise Odiorne to select tropical plants for the space. She can be seen here showing the Atrium Garden to guests in 1969.

Image: Photographer unknown, Archives of The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

Check out this video produced by one of our Teaching Artists, Manny Arciniega recently for Levine Music’s “Levine Presen...
03/11/2021
Modern Music Project Presents Piazzolla: A Musical Journey Through Tango

Check out this video produced by one of our Teaching Artists, Manny Arciniega recently for Levine Music’s “Levine Presents” series! The performance is a virtual tribute to composer Astor Piazzolla and reflects back on what a year through a Global Pandemic looks like and sounds like. Today is the 100th anniversary of Piazzolla’s birth, as well as the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s announcement classifying COVID-19 as a Global Pandemic.

Piazzolla: A Musical Journey Through TangoThe Modern Music Project presents a journey through the life and work of composer Astor Piazzolla delivered against...

We are delighted to welcome visitors back into the galleries, beginning on April 1st!The safety and well being of our v...
03/10/2021

We are delighted to welcome visitors back into the galleries, beginning on April 1st!

The safety and well being of our visitors and staff is our top priority. In order to maintain a safe capacity, advanced reservations are required to visit the Museum.

Timed-Entry Passes will be released on March 24.

We are delighted to welcome visitors back into the galleries, beginning on April 1st!

The safety and well being of our visitors and staff is our top priority. In order to maintain a safe capacity, advanced reservations are required to visit the Museum.

Timed-Entry Passes will be released on March 24.

02/26/2021
Jazz at The Kreeger: EJB Quartet performs "Corona Blues Part One: The Shock & The Struggle"

Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix, the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet got together to make some music at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC for the inaugural edition of a new series - Jazz at The Kreeger! Corona Blues Part One: The Shock & The Struggle is the first song Elijah wrote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The song was written to reflect the initial shock and struggles we all faced in March 2020, when things began to shut down. The song has a bluesy, and at points a cerebral feel; driven by a slow swinging groove and layered by emotional, high-energy improvised solos.

In 1949, at the age of 39, artist David Park famously piled his paintings into his car and drove them to the city dump i...
02/24/2021

In 1949, at the age of 39, artist David Park famously piled his paintings into his car and drove them to the city dump in Berkeley, California. Park had been working in an Abstract Expressionist style—the dominant mode of painting at that time—and disposed of his canvases to mark a dramatic shift away from abstraction and towards capturing the human form. Throughout the 1950s, Park painted figures he saw in his everyday life, from children playing and musicians performing to close-cropped portraits, such as ‘The Prophet.’ He once said: “I think of painting—in fact all the arts—as a sort of extension of human life. The very same things that we value most, the ideals of humanity, are the properties of the arts.” ‘The Prophet’ depicts a figure from the neck up, with their arm raised and mouth open, as if caught in the act of speaking. The subject is subsumed in deep fields of red and blue on a surface slathered with thick, luscious paint, which accumulates in the edges and corners of the work.

David Park, 'The Prophet,' 1959, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 25 1/8 in.

In 1949, at the age of 39, artist David Park famously piled his paintings into his car and drove them to the city dump in Berkeley, California. Park had been working in an Abstract Expressionist style—the dominant mode of painting at that time—and disposed of his canvases to mark a dramatic shift away from abstraction and towards capturing the human form. Throughout the 1950s, Park painted figures he saw in his everyday life, from children playing and musicians performing to close-cropped portraits, such as ‘The Prophet.’ He once said: “I think of painting—in fact all the arts—as a sort of extension of human life. The very same things that we value most, the ideals of humanity, are the properties of the arts.” ‘The Prophet’ depicts a figure from the neck up, with their arm raised and mouth open, as if caught in the act of speaking. The subject is subsumed in deep fields of red and blue on a surface slathered with thick, luscious paint, which accumulates in the edges and corners of the work.

David Park, 'The Prophet,' 1959, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 25 1/8 in.

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GWU students - We are just a short walk up the road from the Mount Vernon Campus and from where the 'Vern' drops off. AU students - We are just a walk away from where the AU Shuttle or M4 bus drops off. Recommend taxi or car.

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