Career-Spanning Exhibit Showcases Sam Gilliam in the Round

By Southwester Staff In the 60 years since Sam Gilliam moved to Washington from Tupelo, Mississippi, his large, color-stained manipulated unstretched canvases, in the tradition of the Washington Color School artists, have been featured in major museums all over the world.  Now at the Hirshhorn Museum, the retrospective exhibit Sam Giliam: Full Circle is a […]

Performance Art, Sculpture Sound Collective Call for Freedom 

 By Southwester Staff At sunrise on October 15 on the National Mall, Abigail DeVille’s new performance, WAKE UP: Liberation Call at Dawn, called citizens to attention through a procession rooted in drumming, referencing various cries of protest and action throughout American history, a narrative that includes lesser-known events such as the Stono Slave Rebellion of […]

Hirshhorn Hosts New Exhibitions Inside and Out

By Southwester Staff Art is everywhere —indoors and outdoors —at the Hirshhorn Museum.  The exterior of the cylindrical building is now the site of Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s “Draw the Curtain” (2021). The artwork wraps around the building a full 360 degrees, spanning a circumference of 829 feet.  The original pastel painting, digitally collaged and […]