Happy to announce that the newly built Eaton Hotel in Washington DC recently purchased 7 drawings (2018).

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John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration Explores American Storytelling with World-Renowned Artists and Engaging Free Programs, March 23–25About

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John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration Explores American Storytelling with World-Renowned Artists and Engaging Free Programs, March 23–25

Washington, DC—This spring welcomes the second annual John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration. Named for the Gallery's retired curator, deputy director, trustee, and chairman, as well as one of the nation's leading scholars in American art, the symposium and weekend celebration will explore the expanding and ever-changing stories of American art and the Gallery's dynamic role in sharing those stories. The symposium and community celebration are made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

All programs are free and open to the public. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 23 from 10:30–5:00 in the East Building Auditorium and the community celebration will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 from 12:00–5:00 across the entire East Building.

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Phillips Collection Contemporaries

January 27th, 2018

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The Phillips Collection Contemporaries Steering Committee and Mr. Ellington Robinson invite you to celebrate the work of David Ibata, an American painter from the Washington, DC area.

Mr. Ibata’s work consists of large scale figurative oil paintings and small scale intimate drawings that delve into the anxiety of pursuing a better future that all the while feels out of reach, exploring “the burning pursuit that being an underdog can produce in individuals who have to fight their way from the supposed bottoms of American society.” Ibata’s technical focus is portraiture and genre painting “because in constructing a scene or face, I find there to be a great sense of intimacy and confrontation with the human condition that I am challenged to navigate pictorially.”

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