Lou Stovall: A Curator’s Perspective
Guest curator Will Stovall discusses the legacy of the visionary printmaker and artists’ space.
In 1969, curator Walter Hopps and artist Lou Stovall established the Dupont Center, an innovative workshop and exhibition space in Washington, DC. Together, they reimagined one of the city’s leading contemporary art museums, the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, creating a meeting place for artists across cultures and generations to collaborate, experiment, and inspire one another. This first-of-its-kind institution both reflected and enhanced DC’s unique and vibrant creative community. The Center brought new national and international attention to the city, inspiring similar spaces in New York and beyond.
IMAGE: Lou Stovall, PEACE, 1968, Silkscreen print, Five-part protest poster, 35 x 23 in. (each), Courtesy of the Artist
About Will Stovall
Will Stovall is an artist and painter who has also worked in the book medium. He holds a Ph.D from Yale University with a dissertation on the institutional imagination of philosopher Jürgen Habermas. He is currently a candidate for the MFA in Painting at Bard College.
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