Current Exhibitions

The Collaborative | Still Something Singing

October 21, 2023 - January 27, 2024

Donna M. McCullough, Savannah, 2023, recycled copper with steel base.

“Even when silvery fish after fish comes back belly up, and the country plummets into a crepitating crater of hatred, isn’t there still something singing?”

--from “The Leash” by Ada Limón (The Leash by Ada Limón | Poetry Foundation)

The Kreeger Museum is pleased to present Still Something Singing, October 21, 2023 - January 27, 2024, with Washington Sculptors Group. Betsy Johnson, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, is the Juror for this exhibition of outdoor work that reflects the role of art in our contemporary moment.

Art can be many things–a message, a balm, an incantation, a game, an expression of emotion, or a manifestation of a system, to name but a few. Above all, art is an invitation to view things from another perspective, if only for a moment. Just as Ada Limón's poem encourages us to find glimmers of hope amidst despair, many artists continue their work in times of conflict, seizing upon the reaffirming act of creation to remind themselves and others that beauty still exists among us if we remember to look for it.

The eight artworks included in Still Something Singing are provocations to look closely and view our surroundings, and perhaps even ourselves, with new eyes. They function in various ways: encouraging us to shift our perspective, exercise compassion, locate beauty in dissonance, gather, and heal. And they encourage us to act because making art is an assertion that one human can create change, however small, in the fabric of our world. It is a belief that no matter how powerless you feel today, there are still things that you can do that will make tomorrow different from today.

Works by:
Adam Bradley
Donna Cameron
Roger Cutler
Hyunsuk Erickson
Donna McCullough
Barbara Liotta
Maryanne Pollock
Steve Wanna

This exhibition is presented under The Collaborative, a program developed by The Kreeger Museum in 2021 to support Washington-area artists.

Presented in collaboration with Washington Sculptors Group.
Curated by Betsy Johnson.

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