Congenial Spirits: Chagall and Bonnard (Off the Walls)

As the galleries are closed to the public today, curator Elsa Smithgall took the opportunity to bring out the Phillips’s monumental The Terrace (1918) by Pierre Bonnard alongside other paintings by the artist in our permanent collection. Bonnard’s work is presented in conversation with this dreamy painting by Marc Chagall. You can visit them beginning […]

Ink, Sand, and Ektacolor: Conversations in Christenberry

We posted earlier this week about a group of contemporary photographs now on view outside the Rothko Room. The presentation includes nine artists, including William Christenberry who is based in D.C. and has a show up through Oct. 27 at Hemphill Fine Arts. While the installation is focused on photography, Curator Elsa Smithgall saw an […]

Fall is for Photos

Beginning today, Curator Elsa Smithgall debuts a selection of recently acquired photographs outside the Rothko Room, in anticipation of citywide festival FotoWeekDC (Nov. 9-18). The works are by living artists and take viewers from the cool desert landscapes of John Divola to the magical library conjured by Lori Nix to the mysterious nocturnal landscape with […]