Without a lot of fanfare, the Smithsonian American Art Museum last year acquired a truckload of paintings by Cuban-born painter Emilio Sánchez, all donated to the SAAM by The Emilio Sánchez Foundation.
See and judge them here.
My favorite Smithsonian acquisition of 2011? So far these three by local DMV artist and metal wizard Chris Shea.
The ones that leave the least impression for me? These three gifts to the SAAM by Sean Scully.
Of course, a lot of that is informed by the fact that the SAAM probably wouldn't take any gifts of my own artwork, were I to offer it to them as a gift.
Just sayin' ...
Sunday, January 29, 2012
There will be a book signing for my 100 Artists of Washington, DC book on February 16 from 6:30 - 8:30PM at the gorgeous BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.
Bring your own book (buy it at Amazon here) or get a copy from me at the Center (it will be cheaper at Amazon).
Many of the artists in the book will be there, so this is also a good opportunity to get your copy signed by them as well.
I will also be giving a talk about how this book came to be, and the selection process (an update) for the next two volumes.
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
301.528.2260 (administrative offices)
See ya there!