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).

Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.