Art Tours at the DC Convention Center

Art Tours at the DC Convention Center

Dena Crosson, an art historian, certified appraiser, and docent, and I are pleased to be co-Curators of the permanent collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC. The art collection, comprising more than 100 works, includes a variety of works in painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia, and installation art. Artists represented include Sol LeWitt, Sam Gilliam, Pat Steir, Jim Sanborn, Donald Lipski, Kendall Buster, and Carrie Mae Weems. There are several unique, epic, site specific works and some great selfie opportunities. We offer up to 8 tours a year, including tours for private groups on request. You can view a current schedule of the public tours, which are always free of charge, along with all details and registration information, here on Eventbrite.     The tour takes just under an hour, is convenient to the Metro (Green/Yellow line to Mt. Vernon Square), and there are many new places to grab a bite or cocktail before or after the tour. It’s also walkable from Gallery Place metro. We hope you can join us one evening soon! You can also find the events listed on Facebook, and follow these tags and accounts on Instagram: #artatthecenter @robinmo @eventsdc @crossonmoore_dmvart As curator, I am also in charge of maintenance and cataloging of the collection. No new acquisitions are planned. Questions? I’d love to hear from...
Event: Final Sale of Art from the Gallery K Estate

Event: Final Sale of Art from the Gallery K Estate

Folks in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) who are interested in buying art NEED to attend this sale, through this weekend. The collection, which originally included 1,500+ eclectic works, was built over many years by Komei Wachi and Marc Moyens, who together ran Gallery K, a wonderful gallery in Washington DC, and who died within a year of each other in the early 2000s. I was lucky to get a sneak preview earlier this week. It looked like there were at least 150 works for sale — something for everyone. I discovered some treasures such as two small geometric gouaches by Christian Gardair (no, I do not expect you to know that name! I didn’t! But the work is lovely) and a large Indian folk art painting, both illustrated in this post. There are many large paintings — suitable for commercial spaces — as well as framed work in all sizes, sculptures and objects, folk and ethnic art, and a group of contemporary Japanese ceramic pieces. The artists are eclectic and international — don’t expect to find many locals represented — and the prices are extremely reasonable. In fact, the promo postcard says, “Make an offer — we might not be able to resist!” Here are the details: Where: Security Storage / Secor, 1701 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20009 (at the foot of Adams Morgan) When: Friday 6/27, 10 – 5; Saturday 6/28, 10 – 5; Sunday 6/29, 11 – 3. The Gallery K Estate Final Sale is a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors or someone who’s just starting out — a real chance to find your passion, with...