January 14, 2014

40 Years of Finding Your Artist at AAC

Happy New Year from AAC – We’re baaaack!

We are so excited to be kicking off 2014, but we have a little confession. We’re turning 40 this year (I know, we don’t look a day over 25!).

Yes, that’s right, we’ve been bringing you exhibitions for 40 years by the region’s best and brightest contemporary artists (not to mention emerging artists and art classes!)

Alex Podesta, Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists), 2011. various materials. 108 in x 32 in x 36 in
Alex Podesta, Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists), 2011. various materials. 108 in x 32 in x 36 in

To jump-start a year of 40th anniversary celebrations, guest curator and arts maven Laura Roulet is organizing CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art as our first show of the new year.

Laura sifted through our archives and identified five artists who got their start at AAC and invited them to show with us again. Then, those five artists aided Laura in selecting five emerging artists to represent the next generation, celebrating both our past and the future of art.

J.J. McCracken, Husk. Installation. 2014
J.J. McCracken, Husk. Installation. 2014

Artists featured in the show:

Upstairs in the Wyatt Gallery you’ll find art by all of AAC’s current residents in the show Here and Now.

The hip Sixties and groovy Seventies were a busy time for artists in the DC area. Several area organizations and collectives like the Torpedo Factory, Washington Project for the Arts and the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) incorporated during those years, along with AAC.

We need your help to celebrate this remarkable milestone! Please join us for the opening reception from 6-9pm on Saturday, January 25th . More info here (and on Facebook).

Global Spotlight: Video Art from Ukraine

March 16 - May 14, 2023

Experimental and Truland
Global Spotlight: Video Art from Ukraine introduces audiences to four of Ukraine’s leading contemporary artists, with a focus on recent video work.

Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View

February 11 - May 14, 2023

Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery
Grey View is MoCA Arlington resident artist Rebecca Rivas Rogers‘ exuberant love letter to the color gray, a record of the abstractions, colors and textures found in America’s constructed spaces and a snapshot of the artist’s creative process.

Adam Henry: Make Your Mark

January 12 - April 2, 2023

Front Lawn
Bright and eye-catching, Adam Henry’s Make Your Mark celebrates the Museum’s recent rebranding and brings energy and life to the lawn space in front of MoCA Arlington’s building.