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First Posted: July 13, 2012
Jan 31, 2015

Dupont Circle Art Galleries

Aaron Gallery (Short Walk from Dupont Circle)
2101 L Street, NW
Washington DC
By appointment only
"The Aaron Gallery is a contemporary art space committed to bringing the public the finest Abstract Expressionist painting and sculpture. It proudly represents many local and international artists who range from emerging to mid-career in addition to the wide variety in medium. The gallery was founded in 1974 by Consuelo Aaron in Washington D.C. and continues to be a prominent fixture of the D.C. art scene. ..."

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Alex Gallery and Gallery A
2106 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-1932
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm, and by appointment
"Founded in 1985 by Victor Gaetan, Alex Gallery is a leading commercial art gallery in Washington, D.C., featuring contemporary American and European painting, sculpture, and work on paper. The gallery represents artists who have exhibited abroad and sold at international auctions. In the Alex Gallery portfolio are also works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Norman Rockwell, and Kari Walden."

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Fonda Del Sol (Dupont Circle) (Free)
2112 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Hours: W/TR/F/Sat 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
"Fonda Del Sol is part of the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium, which promotes the 'off the mall' museums and their neighborhoods. ..."

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW
1st Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Hours: Wed-Fri 1-7 pm and Sat-Sun 1 -6 pm
The Foundry Gallery was established in 1971 by four students of well-known Washington, D.C. painter Gene Davis. Sharing space in the old Duvall Foundry building in Georgetown, the group grew to include more artists. The gallery remained in the foundry for many years. It moved to its present location in the Dupont Circle Historic District in 2004.

Gallery 10
"Formerly located in the heart of the Dupont Circle gallery district, Gallery 10 has been one of the earliest established galleries in the District of Columbia. Dating back to 1974, the exhibitions have featured all media as well as installations and video representations. The gallery group's stated goal has been the promotion of high quality art, and experimental and high risk work. Many artists who have shown with Gallery 10 continue to exhibit their work in wider venues. Gallery 10 participates in national and international exchange exhibitions which have included New York, Philadelphia, California, Vilnius, Lithuania and Venice, Prato and Florence, Italy." A Dupont Circle Gallery Member.

International Arts " Artists' Design Studio/Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW (Behind Cosmos Club)
Washington, DC 20009
Hours: Mon 12-5; Tues-Fri 12-6 ; Sat 12-5 and by appointment
"International Arts " Artists' Design Studio, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC, provides the full spectrum of print and web design." First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the first Friday of every month, galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. Come join us for exhibition openings, free food, and live music at the Hillyer Art Space on the first friday of each month.

Jane Haslem Gallery
2025 Hillyer Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Hours: Noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs; noon-7pm, Friday and by appointment
This gallery was established in 1960. It specializes in American art of the last half of the 20th century.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW (Behind Cosmos Club)
Washington, DC 20009
Hours: Mon 12-5; Tues-Fri 12-6 ; Sat 12-5 and by appointment
"International Arts " Artists' Design Studio, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC, provides the full spectrum of print and web design." First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the first Friday of every month, galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. Come join us for exhibition openings, free food, and live music at the Hillyer Art Space on the first friday of each month.

Marsha Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R Street, NW
Washington DC 20009
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; at other times by appointment.
"The Marsha Mateyka Gallery was established in 1983 in Washington, DC by Marsha Perry Mateyka, an art historian. It is one of the city's leading galleries of contemporary art; exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper. ..."

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The Phillips Collection (Dupont North) (Pay)
The Phillips Gallery Collection
Closed on Mondays
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Phillips was the grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker and co-founder of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. Among the artists represented in the collection are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, El Greco, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Klee, Arthur Dove, Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, Jacob Lawrence, Augustus Vincent Tack, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Mark Rothko. It is part of the Dupont Kalorama Consortium.

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Studio Gallery
2108 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7 pm and Saturday 1-6 pm
"Studio Gallery showcases contemporary art in a variety of mediums, including painting, installation, sculpture, mixed media, and video. We represent over 35 artists, both American and International, who live in the DC metropolitan area. Our artists exhibit in solo, duo, and group shows, as well as in special exhibitions at several local venues....we are a part of the Galleries of Dupont Circle, members of which participate in 'First Friday' openings. The openings are held throughout the year on the first Friday evening of every month, and allow the public to meet and speak with artists, curators, and other art enthusiasts in a single exciting night."

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Textile Museum

The Textile Museum (Located in Kalorama walking distance from Dupont Circle) (Pay)
The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Note: The Textile Museum and The George Washington University

The new museum facility on GW's Foggy Bottom's campus will open on March 21, 2015. The Textile Museum has suspended regular visiting hours until the reopening but is continuing to offer programs at its historic S Street location and other venues.

The Textile Museum is joining with The George Washington University, a leading university in Washington, D.C., to become the cornerstone of a new museum scheduled to open in mid-2014 on GW's main campus in Foggy Bottom. The affiliation positions The Textile Museum to educate the next generation and expand on its rich tradition of art, education, scholarship and cultural understanding.

New Address of the Textile Museum:
The George Washington University Museum
The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-5200

Note: The Textile Museum and The George Washington University
The new museum facility on GW's Foggy Bottom's campus will open on March 21, 2015. The Textile Museum has suspended regular visiting hours until the reopening but is continuing to offer programs at its historic S Street location and other venues.

"The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation-locally, nationally, and internationally-of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world's textiles.

In 1925 George Hewitt Myers founded The Textile Museum with a collection of 275 rugs and 60 related textiles. Myers collected actively for the Museum until his death in 1957, at which time the collection had grown to encompass the textile arts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Myers' time, the Museum was open by appointment only and received several hundred visitors annually. Today, The Textile Museum is one of the world's foremost specialized art museums and receives 25,000 to 35,000 visitors each year from around the world. It should be noted that there is some discussion underway that the Textile Museum many be moving to another location. Nothing definitive as of this writing. The mission of the Textile Museum is "...expands public knowledge and appreciation-locally, nationally, and internationally-of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world's textiles. ..." The Textile Museum is part of the Dupont Kalorama Consortium."

Family First Saturdays at the Textile Museum-The first Saturday of every month: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Drop in and explore The Textile Museum with your family during this new afternoon program, held the first Saturday of every month. Each session focuses on different objects and activities. Participants enjoy hands-on projects, visits with local artists, performances, and much more. An interactive docent-led tour will take place at 3:00 pm during each Family First Saturday. FREE; no reservations required.

Washington Studio School (Kalorama)
Washington Studio School
2129 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 234-3030
"Washington Studio School (WSS) is a community of artists and students dedicated to the practice of visual arts with conscious awareness of both historical traditions and contemporary experience. Our exceptional faculty, all practicing artists, teach high school and adult students the art of observation. Working from life, students at all levels learn the skills and visual language necessary to translate their observation into a personal vision." The School is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to building a vibrant community of artists and art instruction for adults and high-school teens.

For More Information:

Dupont Circle and DC Museums
Children's Corner in Washington, DC

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