Past Exhibitions

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In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists

This exhibition was the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, bringing together of 20 established artists from the DC community, working in different styles and mediums to create 20 prints in the studios of George Mason University.

Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Spirit Bones II, 2010, Acrylic on oil base monotype, 30" x 22"



Kentridge and Kudryashov: Against the Grain

An exhibition of works by South African artist William Kentridge and Russian artist Oleg Kudryashov.

Oleg Kudryashov, Soldier with Doll, 1991. Drypoint, watercolor, gouache and charcoal, 41.2 x 56.3 inches. Collection of Garth and Nataliya Trinkl, Washington, DC. Photo by Greg Staley​

Sculpture on The Grounds, 2009 Invitational

Wendy Ross and Foon Sham were selected to install a piece in the Kreeger Sculpture Garden by co-curators Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum and Francoise Yohalem, Public Art Consultant.

Wendy Ross, Haiku II, 2007. 7' diameter, welded aluminum poweder coat. Photo by J.P. Beirne

Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art

Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art will showcased the relationship between art and architecture as seen through Philip Johnson's (1906-2005) late works. Johnson was the architect of The Kreeger Museum.

Philip Johnson, Da Monsta, designed 1993, New Canaan, Connecticut. Photo by Michael Moran

Gene Davis: Interval

A timely and extensive exhibition about Gene Davis’ use of interval in his stripe paintings, micro-paintings and works on paper. The exhibition is co-curated by Andrea Pollan and Jean Lawlor Cohen and includes a co-authored four-color catalog.

Gene Davis, Untitled Painting, 1969, Collection of The Kreeger Museum


On Music: Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

The Kreeger Museum joined with Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and FUSEBOX Gallery in a collaborative endeavor to bring the art and energy of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. to Washington, DC.

Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Cursing Despair, from The Creation (after Haydn), 2004. Watercolor, abaca paper, collage on music score, 10" x 7.75". Courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain

Works of outstanding Bay Area artf rom the di Rosa Preserve were exhibited at The Kreeger Museum, seen outside California for the first time since 1997.

Robert Hudon, E-Flat, 1986, Bronze and horn. Photo by Greg Staley




Kendall Buster: Inventory of Imagined Places

This exhibition showcased the extraordinary vision of innovative artist Kendall Buster and consisted of a major site-specific installation, drawings and models.

Kendall Buster, Portable Highrise, 2003, Photo by Erich Keel






William Christenberry: Changing Landscapes-The Source Revisited

William Christenberry is an exemplary artist whose poignant, sensitive works effectively communicate on a profound moral and poetic level.

William Christenberry, Rear of House after Removal of Kitchen; T.B. Hicks' Store; Red Building in Forest; South End of Palmist Building, 2001, Collection of the artist(clockwise, beginning in top left corner)

Remembering the Present

Fourteen artists from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area created monuments on 22” x 30” sheets of paper (two of the sculptors contributed models instead of works on paper) conveying the quality and relevance of the Present.

John Ruppert, Orb, 2000

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