The 87th Annual International Exhibition of

Fine Art in Miniature

Nov 21, 2020–Jan 9, 2021
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.

Visiting the Mansion During This Time

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Explore the Exhibition from Home

Those unable to attend the exhibition in person can view the virtual gallery on MPSGS’ website. Works are sorted into sections by artists’ last names. Links to explore each section or to send a purchase request are at the top of the page.



Press Release (pdf)


Reporting for Duty by Beth de Loiselle

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