Artwork is on view now through January 8, 2022
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(NORTH BETHESDA, MD) - See three new unique exhibitions featuring miniatures, tablescapes influenced by Spanish and Dutch masters, and watercolor illustrations at Strathmore’s historic Mansion now through January 8, 2022.
“The annual Miniatures exhibition is a Strathmore tradition, and we once again look forward to sharing some of our areas most compelling works of art,” said Lesley Morris, Director of Exhibitions at Strathmore. “Our other two artists on view will take our visitors on a tour around the world with a few familiar pieces that prompt us to slow down and enjoy our everyday lives.”
Active for over 87 years, The Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society (MPSGS) of Washington, DC was created by renowned miniaturist Alyn Williams. He first established the Royal Miniature Society in England in 1895 and came to Washington to teach at the Corcoran School of Art. Today more than 700 mini masterpieces in stone, oil, pastel, and print come from countries around the world for MPSGS’ prodigious juried exhibition. From the size of a postcard down to a postage stamp, portraits, still lifes, sculptures, and collages capture the world in miniature. These tiny marvels showcase the ability of the miniaturist to create art that invites viewers to move in for the closest possible look.
Begoña Morton’s work is informed by a classic art education in her native Barcelona. Inspired by the giants of Spanish painters such as Sorolla, Velazquez, and Picasso, Morton’s still life and tablescape paintings are a mix of angular and cubist forms alongside realistic depictions of fruits, decanters, and goblets. Whether she is exploring shadow, reflection, or surface, Morton creates a composition sensitively balanced between two distinct styles, centuries apart.
Elizabeth Graeber’s clients include Warby Parker, Whole Foods, and more. Graeber’s watercolor and gouache illustrations connect viewers to everyday delights and rituals, infusing scenes with warmth and objects with personalities. As she documents familiar shops, books, and encounters, the viewer is allowed time to focus on tiny details that their busy lives do not often allow.
Admission is free.
For full details about each exhibition, visit www.strathmore.org/exhibitions.
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.
All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.
Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, and facemasks are required to attend any performance or event inside any of its buildings.
For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.