The Visual Arts in Washington, D.C.

A History Since 1900

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About the Book

The first comprehensive book about the Washington, D.C. region’s art world, this study features humorous and unique stories about the artists and art districts of one of the U.S.’s most visited cities. Among the city’s many firsts are the first modern art museum, the first African-American gallery, and the first art fair. It was also witness to the feminist art movement’s beginnings, culminating in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ opening. Chapters are arranged by decade beginning with 1900, and highlight trends in portraits and landscapes, galleries and museums, non-profits, cooperatives, art fairs, family stories and the Artomatic experience.

About the Author(s)

Brett L. Abrams has written five books about sports, popular culture, and the Washington, D.C. region. He works as an electronic records archivist for the federal government in the nation’s capital.

Bibliographic Details

Brett L. Abrams
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos,notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8702-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4529-2
Imprint: McFarland