Dimock Gallery - George Washington University

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Editorial Review

The Dimock Gallery is a nonprofit, educational art exhibition space on the lower level of George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. According to gallery director Lenore Miller, its six to eight shows per year focus on "contemporary work and art historical subjects," as well as highlight aspects from the school's large, permanent collection featuring several well-known portraits of the university's namesake by Rembrandt Peale and Gilbert Stuart. There are also several pop-inspired portraits of our Founding Father by D.C. painter Michael Clark. These and some 60 other George Washington portraits, both new and old, were assembled in 1995 for a Dimock show honoring the university's 175th birthday.
The gallery's schedule varies from shows focusing on an individual artist (such as the Boston-based figurative sculptor Marianna Pineda) to theme exhibitions (such as a collection of landscapes painted on a recent field trip to the island of Corfu, Greece). Much of the new art is available for purchase, although the gallery takes no commission on sales. Every winter, there is a show of student artwork; in the spring, the university's senior art students and MFA candidates get to strut their stuff. One slot is reserved annually for an exhibition of work by the art department faculty. To keep the large university population (over 16,000) abreast of cultural news on campus, the Dimock Gallery distributes an inhouse-only e-mail newsletter called Artbytes, described by Miller as a "digital art 'zine."
– Michael O'Sullivan