Thursday, October 10, 2013

PAST: ARTIST EVENING: The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosts an Evening with Richard Estes, in celebration of the new exhibit on view, on FRI, Oct 10th at 6:00pm, Free

An Evening with Richard Estes at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Friday, October 10th
Can't make it in person? The event will also be webcast here

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Richard Estes’ Realism on view on the first floor of the American Art Museum from October 10, 2014 - February 8, 2015, exhibition curator Patterson Sims will discuss the life and work of Richard Estes, followed by a conversation with the artist this Friday, October 10th in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium.

Richard Estes is considered the foremost practitioner of the international group of artists known loosely as photorealists and has been celebrated for more than forty-five years as the premier painter of American cityscapes. Richard Estes’ Realism is the most comprehensive exhibition of Estes’ paintings ever organized. A master of contemporary realism, Estes is primarily known as a painter of urban scenes. The exhibition features forty-six paintings spanning a fifty-year career, including a number of works from private collections that are rarely seen publically. The exhibition also shows, for the first time, Estes’ panoramic landscape paintings and water scenes alongside his more famous cityscapes, offering new insights into Estes’ particular vision.

Smitshsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium
between 7th & 9th and F & G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown 

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