Fall is for Photos

Preparator Tom Bunnell puts the finishing touches on the photo installation on the second floor. Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender

Preparator Tom Bunnell puts the finishing touches on the photo installation on the second floor. Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender

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 red shoes by Astrid Kruse Jensen. These works accompany another group of photos in a gallery just around the corner, Picturing the Sublime: Photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection.