Visual Arts

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Washington, DC Text and photos by Victoria Hutter This callbox honors Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) , an American painter--and DC hostess--known for her portraits. They seemed to pop up over night in Woodley Park. Three vintage fire and police call boxes, with their graceful?albeit rusting?wrought...
Group of people in a salon setting listening attentively
Town and Country has dubbed her “a champion of under-the-radar artists” while the Washington Post has called her “an arch-organizer of all things arty.” If you ask Philippa P.B. Hughes...
Close-up photo of Fed Joiner
Fred Joiner, a poet and visual artist, has called DC’s Anacostia neighborhood home for the past six years. We asked Joiner to give us his take on working and living...
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If you live or work in Washington, DC, chances are you pass by at least one work of public art every day. It could be the mural that replaced graffiti...
Two dancers in the studio with right right arms and legs extended out to side
Like many others across the country, each morning Mary Bischoff wakes up between 6:30 and 6:45 am. Bischoff frets over what to wear to work, makes lunch, plays with her...
Installation made of a staircase with many small objects on the steps
Broadcast on PBS since 2001, Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century features intimate profiles of contemporary visual artists. To date, more than 7,399 airings on 459 PBS stations have featured artists...
 Cover of the catalog, with a reproduction of Red Cascade by Pat Steir
When one thinks of legendary art collectors, one thinks of billionaires in their lofty mansions or the carefree eccentric with easy access to cash. One doesn't usually think of a...
 Close-up of a mural, with two figures in the foreground with a cityscape in the background and the word Wrecked on a mid-height banner
Given the relative fragility of the medium, conservation practices are essential for protecting and preserving the visual art of the present and the past for future generations. Two NEA-funded organizations,...
 Two artists talking in a studio
Located just a few blocks from Chicago's famous lakeshore, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a world-renowned teaching facility for the visual, museum, and literary arts...

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