Always one of the nicest arts events in town, a Katzen Center opening has become one of the signature evenings of The ArtHouse. We will gather first in the reception foyer there at 6, have some appetizers and a glass of wine or beer and socialize - it's all complimentary. Then at about 6:45, we'll head into the main gallery for perusing the three floors of excellent exhibits - starting at the top. The themes are sustainability, farming and Israel.
(For those interested, there is a gallery talk at 5 with Stefanie Fedor, executive director of Arlington Arts Center, about Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots. These are always enlightening.)
Parking is free at Katzen in an underground parking garage at the Museum. There are also buses and a shuttle from the Tenleytown Metro.
We'll head to Cafe Ole after for dinner, hopefully outside. It usually makes a nice follow-up.
Here are the new exhibits:
Patrick McDonough: brightveridiansentinelevents
The exhibition examines the relationship between sustainability, aesthetics, and free time, a timely and important topic in the face of environmental flux and increased interest in alternative energy, technologies, and economies. Utilizing our interior gallery space and outdoor sculpture garden, McDonough presents discrete objects, performance documentation, and solar sculptures that blend wit and insight, playfulness, and provocation. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.
Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields,
Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots
The American University Museum brings this major exhibition of contemporary art addressing ecological issues to the Washington region from the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show is in collaboration with the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Va, which is presenting its half of Green Acres June 28- Oct 13, 2013. Curated by Sue Spaid. Made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award.
Donald Rothfeld Collection
of Contemporary Israeli Art
This is the first exhibition of Donald Rothfeld's extraordinary gift of Israeli Art to the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in honor of H.E. Ambassador Michael B. Oren. Selections from the extensive collection chronicle Israel's history and include the work of numerous prominent and emerging Israeli artists, including Uri Aran, Yael Bartana, Tsibi Geva, Moshe Kupferman, Siglat Landau, Elad Lassry, and Michal Rovner. The exhibition is sponsored by American University's Center for Israel Studies.