Posts Tagged ‘American University Museum’

Reviewed: Wayne Barrar at the American University Museum

Many of Wayne Barrar’s photographs seem utterly routine. A row of urinals. A cluster of cubicles. An office break room. But look closely and you’ll notice seemingly random eruptions of rock into the spaces he’s photographing, like melted marshmallow tumbling out of a S’more. There’s a reason for that: These mundane office spaces are all [...]

Reviewed: Marisa Baumgartner and Julie Linowes at the American University Museum

Rarely have exhibit and venue been as perfectly matched as Marisa Baumgartner and the American University Museum. Her exhibit “Grand Avenues” scrutinizes—to the point of obsession—the traffic circles of Washington, D.C., from the famous (Dupont) to the obscure (the one without a name at 16th Street  in Silver Spring). Not only is the exhibit space [...]

“You Have to Look!”: Elisabeth French on Her Massive Collection

"I never thought of myself as a collector" says Elisabeth French.
"Duncan Phillips was really what I would call a collector," she says. "Duncan had a real philosophy about art. I don't! I mean: Look!" She gestures to her collection, currently on exhibit in the American University Museum. Acquired over the last five decades, the collection [...]