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Community in Focus

Our Community in Focus project captured the human emotions that connect us all—joy, suffering, resilience, and everything in between. 

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Conversations with Artists

The lively Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal setting. Nearly three dozen artists working in various media have participated since the inception of the program in 2006, including Amy Sherald, Wangechi Mutu, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Tehching Hsieh, and Wolfgang Laib. The conversations are cosponsored by the University of Maryland.

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For Diversity Leaders in the Arts, Getting Hired Is Just the First Step,” by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times

The Phillips' Exhibition Community in Focus is Cathartic After 2020,” by Jennifer Anne Mitchell, Washington City Paper

At 100, the Phillips Collection doesn't seem to have aged,” by Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post

The Hiring Practice That Stymies Equity in the Museum Workforce,” by Makeba Clay, American Alliance of Museums

There is a moral facet to caring about the arts.” Dorothy Kosinski in conversation with Jeffrey Gedmin for The American Interest

African American Artists Created Fruitful, But Fraught, Relations with European Modernism,” by Mackenzie Weigner, The Washington Diplomat

Playful & Philosophical: The Paintings of Moira Dryer,” by Barry Schwabsky, The New York Review of Books

This Art Museum Was Founded in Response to a Pandemic Death. It Has Much to Teach Us Now.” by Dorothy Kosinski, Op-Ed in ARTnews

We’re all alone. So let’s get lost in these paintings of parties.” by Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post

David Driskell, 1931-2020,” by Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

African American artists embraced modernism. But the art world didn’t embrace them.” by Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

Art is helping seniors piece together snippets of their past.” by Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post

The Transformative Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Museums,” by Makeba Clay, American Alliance of Museums

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