Fall Visual Art Preview

Sunday, September 9, 2007

CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS: Critic's recommendations are highlighted.

RECENTLY OPENED

"Portrait: Berlin -- Contemporary Photography and Video Art," works focusing on the aftermath of reunification by 11 artists living in Berlin, at the Goethe-Institut. Through Sept. 27.

"You Are Here: Maps Re-Defined by Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Artists," a group show of multimedia works, at the Ellipse Arts Center. Through Oct. 13.

"Arshile Gorky: Drawings, the Early Years," works by the pioneering abstract expressionist, at the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. Through Oct. 28.

"Highlights From the Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas," presenting 39 works by Latin American and Caribbean artists, at the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank. Through Oct. 26.

"The One Word Project," an exhibition of more than 30 artists' responses in various media to a word prompt, at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Sept. 29.

"Conscious Inaction," sculpture, photography, video and sound installation from local artists Paul Jeffreys, Benjamin Jurgensen and Isaac Maiselman, at Meat Market Gallery. Through Sept. 30.

"The European Landscape,"17th-to-19th-century landscape paintings by major artists from the museum's collection, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 10.

"Carol Goldberg: Listening to Ivy," large-scale paintings, at the American University Museum. Through Oct. 21.

"Keiko Hara: Topophilia Imbuing," the artist's take on Monet's "Water Lilies," incorporates cloth, text and calligraphy, at the American University Museum. Through Oct. 21.

"Song Without Words: The Photographs of Countess Sophia Tolstoy,"70 images by the Russian author's wife depicting the decline of the czarist regime, at the American University Museum. Through Oct. 21.

"Black Maps: Photographs by David Maisel," large-scale aerial images exposing humanity's impact on the American environment, at the National Academy of Sciences. Through Dec. 5.


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