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New Exhibition Celebrates 15 Years of International and Washington Artists Featured at GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Featured Artists include William Christenberry, Andy Warhol, Carol Brown Goldberg, Charles Demuth, Howard Hodgkin, Sam Gilliam, Fritz Scholder, Clarice Smith and more
September 06, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS
Brett Zongker: bzongker@gwu.edu, 202-994-6466
Maralee Csellar: csellar@gwu.edu, 202-994-7564
 
EVENT:  A new exhibition, “Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery,” at the George Washington University includes highlights from 15 years of exhibitions organized by GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature more than 60 works from such artists as Sean Scully, Sam Gilliam, May Wilson and Andy Warhol.

 
WHEN
Sept. 7 – Dec. 15, 2017
 
WHERE
The George Washington University 
School of Media and Public Affairs building 
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery (second floor) 
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
 
ADMISSION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information call the Brady Art Gallery at 202-994-1525 or visit http://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.
 
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Saturday-Monday
 
MULTIMEDIA
Images of selected works available upon request. 
 
BACKGROUND
GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has been showcasing art on the university’s Foggy Bottom campus for 15 years. The new exhibition, “Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery,” celebrates highlights from the gallery’s history, the university’s extensive art collection and new gifts of work by Howard Hodgkin and Holly Trostle Brigham. 
 
Past exhibitions highlighted in the new show fall into three categories: historical, thematic, and major modern and contemporary artists. Collaborations include an exhibition with the Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, followed by collaborations with the Reading Public Museum, Demuth Museum, Stetson University and New Art Centre in UK, among others that have extended the gallery’s ability to show artists of international scope. Beginning with “Epic Paintings” in 2002, ongoing relationships with New York institutions and major artists have brought the GW community into contact with art never before seen in Washington. By joining university-wide initiatives, such as in “Imagination and Knowledge: Centennial Celebration of Einstein’s Miraculous Year,” when Einstein’s personal effects were on view alongside photographs of the man, scientific input from the Physics Department enriched the educational impact of the initiative. Exhibitions such as “Enlightened Thinking, Lasting Appeal” responded to a citywide celebration of French culture and featured Henry Bacon’s “The Boston Boys and General Gage 1775,” a major work in the GW collection. 
 
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He also received the honorary degree of doctor of fine arts from GW in May 2004, has served as a member of the university's Board of Trustees and received the President’s Medal in 2015. Over the past 15 years, the gallery has created a niche in the community for its intimately scaled exhibition space and has raised the bar for the presentation of contemporary art on GW’s campus. 
 
This is a cumulative exhibition illustrating the past 15 years.
 
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