Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One of Washington's best kept secrets

Art Tours at Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Book your tour now and walk through this magnifient space with extraordinary artwork!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12:00 noon

Tours of the Walter Washington Convention Center’s art collection, the largest collection in DC that is not in a museum, will be led by co-curator Vivienne Lassman. The $4 million permanent art installation features paintings, sculptures, photography, graphics, and mixed media works created by local, national, and international artists.

No charge, but space is limited

Advance reservations required
Call 202.249.3200 and leave a message
A staff member will call you to confirm your reservation

January through December 2008*

January 16, 2008
February 18, 2008
March 24, 2008
April 18, 2008
May 21, 2008
June 6, 2008
September 30, 2008
November 6, 2008
December 1, 2008
*All tours are scheduled at 12:00 Noon on the dates listed.

The diverse $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in Washington, DC outside of a museum. With 137 works art of by 93 artists, the collection of site-specific sculpture, painting, and photography brings a sense of human scale to the Convention Center. Washington area artists created more than half of the collection.

The Shaw Wall celebrates and honors the historic Shaw community, one of Washington's oldest African American neighborhoods and home to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. On the 72-foot long wall hang four monumental works by the team of Frank Smith and Arnetta Lee, Rik Freeman, Billy Colbert, and Deirdre Saunder.

Register for your tour of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection by calling the 24-hour Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA) Community Hotline at (202) 249-3200 and stating your name, telephone number and your preferred tour date (see schedule above). A WCCA staffperson will return your call to confirm your tour.

Reserve your space now! Each art tour is limited to a maximum of twenty-five participants. Walk-ups may participate in the art tours only if space is available.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC

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