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WHAT:

Art Exhibit: “Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School”

WHEN:

Friday, March 21, through Saturday, April 12

WHERE:

The Catholic University of America
Salve Regina Gallery
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Victor L. Selman Community Gallery at Brookland Artspace Lofts
3305 8th St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:

The Catholic University of America Department of Art hosts an exhibit in two venues examining the different ways that eight contemporary Washington, D.C., artists engage with the legacy of the Washington Color School. Curated by senior art history majors Kaitlin Filley and Ashley Wilson, “Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School,” features the work of Jeffry Cudlin, Bill Hill, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Ryan Carr Johnson, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Meg Mitchell, Robin Rose, and Samuel Scharf.

Opening receptions will be held March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Salve Regina Gallery on campus, and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victor L. Selman Community Gallery in neighboring Brookland. A Curators’ Tour will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Salve Regina Gallery.

The Washington Color School is arguably the only art movement from D.C. to be nationally recognized and its legacy continues to have a prevailing effect on the D.C. art world. The Washington Color School was a loosely affiliated group of artists working in D.C. in the 1950s and 1960s. Its members included Kenneth Noland, a Catholic University art professor for nearly a decade in the 1950s. At CUA, he taught and became a mentor to Howard Mehring and Thomas Downing, also members of the Washington Color School. Noland curated several significant exhibitions at Salve Regina Gallery.

The exhibit is available for viewing at the Salve Regina Gallery Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., and at the Victor L. Selman Community Gallery Thursday and Friday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5282. 

SPONSOR: Department of Art

 

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