Georgetown faculty gets artsy

Georgetown’s faculty includes ex-presidents, foreign policy wonks, politicians … and artists. This fall, in fact, three D.C.-area shows feature work from the University’s very own art faculty. Below, we’ve compiled a run-down of the places to see their art.

  • The on-campus Spagnuolo Gallery, located in the Walsh Building, is exhibiting 25 works from 14 current Georgetown professors. The exhibition includes video installations, paintings, prints, and multi-media installations produced over the last two decades.  The exhibit, which closes on October 16, is open from 12 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Professor B.G. Muhn isn’t content with just one exhibition. In addition to work featured at the Spagnuolo Gallery, Muhn is also being honored with his own show, “Love Affair of the Empress,” at American University’s Katzen Arts Center. Open through October 17, Muhn’s first installation work displays imagined portraits of ancient Chinese empresses. (Unfortunately, however, Muhn is away on leave for the semester.)
  • Art faculty work will also be exhibited throughout the year in the ICC Conference Room. Currently the room features John Morrell’s “From the Ground Up,” a selection of forest-inspired drawings made by the Art History professor. The exhibition, which was previously shown at the Savannah College of Art and Design, encourages the viewer “to experience the scene from his vantage point, sitting on the ground observing the woods around him.”
  • At the National Gallery, professor Elizabeth Prelinger co-curated “Edvard Munch: Master Prints,” which features Munch’s iconic “The Scream.” Hurry though, because the show closes on October 31. (A discussion of the “Master Prints” is also available online.)

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