Sneak Peek: Man Ray–Human Equations

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(left) Mathematical Object: Algebraic Surface of Degree 4, c. 1900. Wood, 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. Made by Joseph Caron. The Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France. Photo: Elie Posner (middle) Man Ray, Mathematical Object, 1934-35. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Courtesy of Marion Meyer, Paris. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015 (right) Man Ray, Shakespearean Equation, All’s Well that Ends Well, 1948. Oil on canvas, 16 x 19 7/8 in. Courtesy of Marion Meyer, Paris. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015

Above is an example of what you’ll see in Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare, opening in less than two weeks. The exhibition centers on Man Ray’s (1890–1976) Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings inspired by photographs of mathematical models he made in Paris in the 1930s. Within the galleries, you’ll see the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and the corresponding Shakespearean Equation painting displayed side-by-side for the first time.

Storytelling Through Art: Pakistani Voices

In this video, Phillips Educator Rachel Goldberg explains how the exhibition Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series, which brings together work by Pakistani students, artists, and art educators with Jacob Lawrence’s epic series of panel paintings, came to be. 

Teachers Unite! Summer Institute 2013

On August 15th and 16th, seventeen teachers from our DCPS and DCPCS partner schools attended Art Links Summer Institute, a series of professional development workshops designed to gear up for the new school year. After two jam-packed days of arts-integrated workshops and conversations, we’re left with some awesome photographic evidence and excitement for the year to come!

During Summer Institute teachers participated in hands-on art making workshops, shared ideas about how to incorporate the arts into their classrooms, and explored the galleries. Photos: Natalie Mann

During Summer Institute teachers participated in hands-on art making workshops, shared ideas about how to incorporate the arts into their classrooms, and explored the galleries. Photos: Natalie Mann

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Teachers responded to The Migration Series using only colored pencils and collage materials. One teacher was particularly struck by all of the space in Lawrence’s Panel No. 47 while the other was intrigued by the hope represented in the blue outside the window. Photos: Rachel Goldberg

 

The program culminated with a supplies giveaway. Here you see the bounty of supplies offered, teachers eagerly selecting those that they need more for their classrooms, and the aftermath.  Photos: Natalie Mann

The program culminated with a supplies giveaway. Here you see the bounty of supplies offered, teachers eagerly selecting those that they need most for their classrooms, and the aftermath. Photos: Natalie Mann

Rachel Goldberg, Manager of School, Outreach and Family Programs

Natalie Mann, School, Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator