a few excerpts in September...
"Carol Goldberg: Listening to Ivy," large-scale paintings, at the American University Museum. Through Oct. 21.
"Keiko Hara: Topophilia Imbuing," the artist's take on Monet's "Water Lilies," incorporates cloth, text and calligraphy, at the American University Museum. Through Oct. 21.
"Black Maps: Photographs by David Maisel," large-scale aerial images exposing humanity's impact on the American environment, at the National Academy of Sciences. Through Dec. 5.
The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards," an exhibition of the 11 finalists for this local honor, at Creative Partners Gallery. Through Sept. 28.
"The Freedom Place Collection," rarely seen paintings by Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas and others exploring the African American experience, at Zenith Gallery. Through Sept. 30.
11 -- "A Quest for Fabulous: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977--2007," highlighting acquisitions made since the opening of Marjorie Merriweather Post's grand residence as a public museum, at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Through Dec.
13 -- "The Kimberly Collection: Four Decades After the Muralists," painting, sculpture and photographs, at the Cultural Institute of Mexico. Through Nov. 21
13 -- "Jenny Holzer: Projections for D.C.," a site-specific project in which the artist projects light and text from the Kennedy Center onto the Potomac River and Roosevelt Island. Late evenings only through Sept. 16.
13 -- "Options 2007," the latest edition of this survey of emerging local talent organized by the Washington Project for the Arts, at Edison Place Gallery. Through Oct. 26.
15 -- "Chuck Close: New Work," portraits in various media including tapestries, pulp paper, prints and photographs, at Adamson Gallery. Through Oct. 20.
15 -- "Jiha Moon: Line Tripping," drawings from the Korean-born artist, at Curator's Office. Through Oct. 27.
15 -- "Renee Stout: Journal, Book One," diary-like paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings, at Hemphill Fine Arts. Through Oct. 27.
20 -- "Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited," a retrospective of the founder of the Washington Color School, at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum. Through Jan. 6.
21 -- "Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution," an international survey exploring the impact of feminism on contemporary art from 1965 to 1980, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Dec. 16.
28 -- "Flow: The Landscape of Migration," an interactive installation by Foon Sham that visitors help construct, at the Greater Reston Arts Center. Through Nov. 10.
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