The 86th Annual Exhibition of
Fine Art in Miniature
Nov 16, 2019–Jan 5, 2020
Mansion at Strathmore
Active for over 85 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 aren’t just about making small art. They are about the ability of the miniaturist to create art that captivates, enchants, and invites you to move in for the closest possible look.
Opening Reception Sun, Nov 17, 2pm
Artists in Fiction Book Club Wed, Nov 20, 3 & 7pm
Kids Talk & Tour Sat, Nov 30, 10:15am
Recorrido de Arte para Niños en Español sáb, 30 de nov, 11:30am
Curator’s Tour Sat, Nov 30, 1pm
Visita del Curador en Español sáb, 30 de nov, 2pm
Banner Artwork L–R: Queensboro by Eva Marie Fitzsimmons; Looking Ahead by John Brennan, American Staffordshire Terrier with Mouse-Rat-Box by Cece Kemp; A Miniaturist by Irina Kouznetsova; On the Deck by Susan Hayes-Murani
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