“ART AT THE CENTER” 2013 QUARTERLY PUBLIC ART TOURS SHOWCASE $4 MILLION ART COLLECTION AT THE WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center presents quarterly free public art tours featuring Washingtonian and internationally recognized artists
WHAT: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to the best kept secret in the nation’s capital – “Art at the Center,” free curator-led art tours. The diverse $4 million art collection is the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in the District outside of a museum with more than 130 works of art. With works of art by both local and international artists, the collection of site-specific sculpture, painting and photography brings a sense of human scale to the Convention Center.
- Washington, DC’s sculptor Jim Sanborn – Lingua “Spoken Work” (2003)
- West Coast political artist and photographer, Carrie Wae Weems – “The Armstrong Triptych with Bugle Boys” (2002)
- Internationally acclaimed artist, Sol LeWitt – “Wall Drawing #1103 (2003)
- And don’t miss the “Shaw Wall” which celebrates the historic Shaw community, one of the District’s oldest African American neighborhoods and home to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
WHEN: Thursday, May 30 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 22 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 1 6:30 pm
WHERE: Grand Lobby – Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
*Use the 9th Street and Mount Vernon Place entrance
RSVP: Participants must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.249.3200