In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.
This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV and No. VI, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes in The Phillips Collection by her compatriots, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin.
With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.
The Phillips presents an exhibition in memory of Anita Reiner, one of DC's most active art collectors and a longtime friend of the museum. The selections from Reiner's wide-ranging and highly personal collection includes artists such as El Anatsui, Wangechi Mutu, Yayoi Kusama, and Fred Wilson.
This exhibition presents artwork by emerging artists, students, and educators created during a series of workshops in Bosnia and Herzegovina focused on the power of collaboration and storytelling through art.