You know what time it is! Art events in the District that you totally can’t miss. That’s right — we’re back in action after a brief hiatus and just as good as ever with one exception — no theater events!

Say wha!?

That’s right. I said it. NO THEATER EVENTS.


I literally have an entire post dedicated to theater events for the month of June. So rest assured all you theater junkies out there — you’ve all been well taken care of. You’re welcome.

So without further adieu — I bring you — the hottest arts events in the District. This event will be continually updated every week with additional events for your viewing pleasure. So Enjoy! You little art yuppie, you…

In the Tower: Anne Truitt
November 19, 2017 – July 8, 2018
National Gallery of Art

This exhibit features one of the leading figures associated with the rising trend in minimalisim in the 60s — Anne Truitt. Truitt (born Mawr) was born in Maryland but traveled throughout the states and even had a temporary stint in Tokyo before finally settling down in the District up until her death in 2004.

Truitt’s work is bold in comparison to her contemporaries and more organic in nature considering she remained a studio artist through and through during her life. Check out her awesome works  made available courtesy of the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

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It’s Complicated

June 2-July 21, 2018
Addison/Ripley Fine Art

It’s Complicated features a variety of images courtesy of artist E. Brady Robinson as she documents her life as a single woman in the 21st century. This Baltimore-based artist used her cell phone and other small format digital cameras to create provocative, honest and thoughtful works surrounding the ideas of relationships in contemporary America.

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Transient Identity: Figure & Form
June 16, 2018
Gateway Arts Center

This exhibition was created in collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange under the direction of Jason Kuo with the help of University of Maryland art students who were encouraged to “curate, design and produce an exhibition featuring the work of Lorenzo Cardim, Victor Ekpuk, and Wilfredo Valladares.”

The exhibition serves as an “exploration of the transnational elements” which are present within the processes and works of these three fine artists and is put on to celebrate both the artists featured, as well as the brilliant students responsible for it’s creation.

Jackson Pollock’s “Mural”
November 19, 2017 – October 28, 2018
National Gallery of Art

This exhibition features a special installation on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The Mural, originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim is an iconic work of the artist’s style  and penchant for oversized, bold pieces.

In fact, this particular piece is Pollock’s largest on record, coming in at an astounding 20 feet in length. It also maks a major turning point in both Pollock’s style and career.

The exhibit addition features various paintings and works on paper and is an absolute must-see for art lovers in the District.

First Friday Dupont
Dupont Circle Neighborhood

Okay, so if you’re an art junkie like myself, then you’re going to go absolutely gaga over this local favorite. First Friday at Dupont is a special little arts event hosted by the Dupont Circle Neighborhood which features awesome art exhibitions and events in the neighborhood from participating galleries.

Whose on the list? Alex Gallery on R Street, Art Jamz, Gallery 2000, Hillyer Art Space,  Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Picasso Gallery, Q Street Fine Art, R Space Collection on Dupont Circle, Studio Gallery, Swann Street Gallery, Toolbox and last but not least, Washington Studio School on S Street.

Phew! That was a doozy. I know it was long, but you’ll be thanking me come the next First Friday because they’re totally awesome. Free art and wine? You’re #winning in the summertime. 🙂

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Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon
June 12, 2018 – September 16, 2018
National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Check out this historical exhibition which features original mail sent and signed by President Hamilton himself. The exhibition shows a timeline of mail from  Hamilton during his years as the first Secretary of the Treasury and also includes portraits of himself and his fellow colleagues on stamps as well as interactive elements and various educational materials.

Even more interesting? The fact that the event also will coincide with Hamilton showings at the Kennedy Center from June 12 – September 16.


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