This exhibition is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three curators, different from those who chose our first Washington Art Matters exhibition. Ninety artists will represent what was best of Washington art over those five decades. Curated by Benjamin Forgey, Andrea Pollan, and Jack Rasmussen.
Visual Analyses of Spring 2014 AU Museum Artworks
Students in my College Writing Seminar, “Creativity and Madness,” visited the American University Museum to choose a work of art that evoked a strong reaction in them. The end product of this relationship was a written Visual Analysis of the artwork. Presented here are four Visual Analyses of four different and fascinating works of art. Three are based on works from the Washington Art Matters exhibition. One argues for the validity of an architectural element of the museum as a work of contemporary art. I hope you are as excited and inspired by these papers as I am. Bravo to my students!