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Tomorrow: Last Chance for “Punball” at the American Art Museum

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Art museums don’t offer many chances to interact directly with artwork, so you might want to head to the American Art Museum tomorrow evening for your last chance to play artist William T. Wiley’s "Punball: Only One Earth." Part of the Wiley retrospective What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect, the pinball machine is available to play in the third floor exhibition gallery from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

While there, you should definitely check out the other works by Wiley, who is a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and musician. Eighty-eight of his irreverent works are on display, and it’s worth taking some time to sort through the layers of meaning he presents in his paintings and sculptures. Wiley has been painting for decades, and his works often reflect what was going on at the time he made them, so walking through the show is like a miniature history lesson. The exhibit runs through Jan. 24.

Full details after the jump:

PLAY "PUNBALL" FROM 5:30-6:30 P.M. AT THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM, 8TH AND F STS. NW. FREE. 202-633-7970.

Image courtesy of the American Art Museum

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