National Gallery of Art
Presented by Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
Featuring collaborative, participatory and social practice-based projects by artists from Latin America and the U.S. The show positions artists as architects of change building creative entry points into conversations on broad themes such as environmentalism, social justice, and immigration, while providing poetic and often concrete solutions. Pressing issues presented include illegal dumping, the social stratification of Washington, DC and the ongoing struggle against violence in Mexico.
Metro: Farragut West and walk toward The Mall, about 15 minutes south on 18th
|Photograph courtesty Joel Satore from |
American West Exhibit
From the serenity and awe-inspiring natural beauty of the national parks to the people who have lived and worked this frontier, this exhibit is a powerful and nuanced portrait of the American West captured in over a century of photography.
Artists Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran transform the Terrace Gallery into an immersive digital installation - using ideas and real-time information gathered from Artisphere visitors and the region at large - and multiple projections mapped specifically for the space.
|Photograph from "Desert Air"|
Adventure through the last great class of wilderness left on Earth--extreme deserts. Shot over 15 years, images from George Steinmetz, one of Nat. Geo's top expedition photographers, capture the otherworldly beauty of these remote, inhospitable places.