With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries to highlighting abstract work by Black artists.
Midwestern artist Jeanine Michna-Bales’ latest photo series, Through Darkness to Light, is the result of 14 years of research and 1,400 miles of travel along former routes of the Underground Railroad.
Kierkegaard has been a constant source of inspiration for the Cuban-born painter Enrique Martínez Celaya, one of a number of philosophers and writers whose work he has studied, absorbed, and responded to.
Whitfield Lovell reinterprets found imagery and references evocative cultural touchstones to add further layers and textures to his drawings and mixed media installations.
The Phillips Collection has discovered an earlier painting by Picasso underneath a 1901 work by the artist, BBC News reported.
Washington, DC is a great museum town. During my dozen or so trips over the years I have yet to see all the Smithsonian institutions so I didn’t feel the need to ventured far from The Mall for my art fix. This time I avoided the Smithsonian all together and headed for one situated in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of the city, The Phillips Collection. This jewel box of modern art — and not soo modern — avoids -isms so you ended up encountering the art of 19th C. America to 20th C. France or 17th C. Spain in just a few steps.