The fall season of GW’s Dimock Gallery displays something old, something new, something borrowed and something (buff and) blue.
The Gallery opens the season with the exhibition A Look Backward, A Look Forward: Selections from the George Washington University Permanent Collection in the lower level of Lisner Auditorium. Featured are works relating to George Washington and other presidents, as well as works by famous regional artists. The collection is made possible largely by donations from alumni, staff and local artists. The selected objects are meant to show the educational impact that the gallery has made in the past twenty years. A Look Backward, A Look Forward runs September 7 to October 25.
The Dimock Gallery will kick off its Annual Student Show with an opening reception November 1. It will showcase works by both graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History. A wide range of media will be presented, among them ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and visual communications. As always, many of the pieces featured in the exhibition will be for sale. The exhibition runs until November 21.
The third and final show of the season will be a showing of Goya’s Los Caprichos. The series was highly controversial when first produced due to its etchings, engravings and aquatints of witchcraft, misery and human depravation.
The Goya exhibit is going to be the most exciting thing we show this season, curator Cira Pascual said.
This will be the first time Los Caprichos, consisting of about 80 works, will be shown in its entirety in D.C. In fact, the series, which is on loan from the Diputaci?n General de Zaragoza in Spain, will make its only U.S. appearance at the Dimock Gallery.
After the Goya exhibit, the gallery will relocate to the new SMPA building from its current location. While gallery space will not increase largely, the location will be handicap accessible by elevator.
We will also have a study space where more works from the permanent collection will be held, Pascual said.
Admission to the gallery is free.