Saturday, November 06, 2010

Catalyst 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts

35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts
November 9 - December 19, 2010

Curated by J.W. Mahoney

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13, 6-9pm
with Special Performances by Leah Curran Moon & Friends
and Shannon Young & Jaimes Mayhew

Curator's Talk with J.W. Mahoney: Saturday, November 20, 4-6pm

Additional Programming and Events:
VIP Benefit Preview: November 9 at 6:30pm purchase tickets
Bookworks Show and Tell: November 21st at 2pm
Rogelio Maxwell presents City/ Things You Can Put In Your Mouth: November 17th
Holly Bass presents Race (Talc and Ash): November 21 at 4pm

Location: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

Visit the Catalyst exhibition website

Catalyst is a dynamic, narrative recollection of WPA's legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history. Featuring works by over 100 artists, the exhibition celebrates the catalytic power of the WPA and the artists who benefited from the organization's support and encouragement. Curated by J. W. Mahoney, Catalyst includes recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media and a series of related performances and public programs.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 100-page, fully illustrated color catalogue. With an introduction by American University Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen, the catalogue features essays by exhibition curator J.W. Mahoney, former WPA Executive Director Jock Reynolds, and former Bookworks Manager Robin Moore; an illustrated timeline of selected moments in WPA's history; and an illustrated exhibition checklist. The catalogue is available for the price of $35 through the WPA website and will be available at the American University Museum bookstore after the opening of the exhibition .

The exhibition website,, includes a timeline of events and exhibitions, images from the past 35 years, and a growing archive of stories from artists, curators and arts supporters about their involvement with WPA. Visit the submission page to send in your own story about the WPA or to submit photos to the archives.

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