A new exhibit showcasing works on paper and small paintings by GW Alumnus Michael Green (1944-1987; MFA 76). His colorful and intense portraits serve as a pendant to the current gallery exhibition, "Absence/Presence: Selected Contemporary Photography," and demonstrate the artists ability to work with a variety of media and to express deep emotion in his portraiture.
Through December 31, 2015
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A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection. Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia. Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.
GW Art & the Book Program's Visual Art Exhibition presents:
"Pressing Concerns: An Exhibition of Contemporary Issues Expressed in Print and Book Form"
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Exhibition Reception: Sunday, November 15 from 2-4 pm
Exhibition Run: November 1-30
ATHLETICAL is an exhibition featuring art that explores athletics and athletic motion. The theme is deliberately broad which allowed the artists freedom to explore. The artists featured include students from the Corcoran School of Arts and Design, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History.
This photographic exhibition offering an intimate perspective of socioeconomic conflicts and political pressures driving migration from contemporary Guatemala toward the U.S. The exhibition highlights the powerful work of award winning documentary photographers James Rodríguez, Rodrigo Abd, and William B. Plowman, who have an intimate working knowledge of the stories, landscapes, and human suffering illustrated.
Push Factors will immerse visitors in the realities of life in Guatemala during the post-war 2000’s. “Resource exploitation, genocide, poverty, drought, femicide, gangs, corruption, and racism have coalesced into an architecture of institutional violence in Guatemala, the framework of a failed state, and the push factors for migration,” said Heidi McKinnon, curator of the exhibition and Executive Director of Curators Without Borders. Through the use of powerful imagery and honest discussion on the root causes of migration, Push Factors asks visitors to rethink the popular discourse on migration in the media today and encourage tolerance of both documented and undocumented migrants who through hard labor and sacrifice sustain the economy of communities on both sides of the border.