Washington Sculptors Group and the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

March 21 - May 16, 2024

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 27, 6-8pm  RSVP

Artists’ Talk: Friday, April 26, 2024,  1:30 pm


Participating Artists:

Esperanza Alzona
Lynda Andrews-Barry
Donna Cameron
Chris Combs
Roger Cutler
Gayle Freidman
Doug Fuller
Howard Goldfarb
Judith Goodman
Dan Hiltd
Penny Jacoby
Ruth Lozner
Sharon Pierce McCullough
Eugene Provenzo
Steve Wanna

Art After Duchamp was designed and curated by students in art history, exhibition design, and museum studies in the graduate seminar: Marcel Duchamp: Dada Provocateur, taught by Dr. Lisa Lipinski, Associate Professor of Art History, in Spring 2024.

Rejecting the academic traditions set by the Beaux-Arts system of the nineteenth century, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) turned away from what he derided as “retinal art,” art pleasing to the eye. He strove to engage the intellect, prompting the invention of the readymade and works that prefigured conceptual art. Art after Duchamp features contemporary art inspired by specific works in Duchamp’s oeuvre, from the Bicycle Wheel to the Nude Descending a Staircase. Each work in the exhibition reflects the insight of the readymade: anything can be art. Viewers will find a variety of sculptural works mostly based on found objects that engage the mind. Bring a friend and stay for a game of chess. Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

Juried by Dr. Lisa Lipinski

About the Juror Dr. Lisa Lipinski is Associate Professor of Art History, in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, at The George Washington University. She teaches courses on special topics in modern and contemporary art, including the history of exhibitions, the Harlem Renaissance, art of Latin America, and Marcel Duchamp. She has curated exhibitions at local universities, including the Luther Brady Art Gallery, in collaboration with Corcoran students. Her first book, René Magritte and the Art of Thinking, (Routledge Press, 2019) focused on his paintings, both iconic and less well-known paintings from the 1940s and his writings. She is currently writing a history of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design. Lisa earned her doctorate in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin.

Wednesday - Saturday, 1- 5 pm

Gallery 102 is committed to the exhibiting of work derived from interdisciplinary projects cultivated between Corcoran faculty and students. The gallery also provides practical curatorial experience to the student body by way of collaborative projects supporting contemporary art of all mediums from D.C. area artists and beyond.

Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052