Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Show

Nov 25 – Dec 23, 2022

Treat everyone on your list to a one-of-a-kind gift, including jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – all created by local artists.

The Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Show will be open during museum hours, which will be temporarily extended from Nov 25 to Dec 23 to:

Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ARTINA 2022: A Space in Place

A cropped shot of the sculpture "Coextensive Coexistence" by Marc Robarge. 6 colorful hoops are suspended from a tree looping around the trunk.

ARTINA 2022: A Space in Place

The Washington Sculptors Group presents A Space in Place for an annual outdoor sculpture installation.  This year, artists respond to the theme of sculpture being out of place. 

For something to be out of place, one must question the relationship between the object and its surroundings. A Space in Place will be an immersive sculpture garden with site-specific sculptural disruptions on the museum grounds, for example, an oil rig amongst a rose garden or sculptures interrupting paved walkways.  ‘Out of place’ may also refer to the object being located out of context or the contrast between the topic of the artwork and the place in which it resides. Although the friction of opposition may also exist within the object itself. Sculptures may resemble functional objects defying their functionality.  

The dichotomy of space and place is presented for artists and viewers alike to engage with relationships to place. How might the placement and context of sculptures on the museum property effect our understanding of the sculptural work and the museum space? 

About the Juror

Natalie Fulgencio-Turner is a curator who develops multicultural and multilingual exhibitions and art experiences. Her practice is rooted in sustainable partnerships, which she maintains with the International Monetary Fund, community galleries of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and through local DC Metro artists affiliated with the Arlington Arts Center and Black Market Art/Common Collective DC initiative.

For more information about the Washington Sculptors Group please refer to the website below:

What is Ours?

September 7 – November 16, 2022

Get your free tickets for the opening reception on Sunday, September 25.

In a contemporary culture where womxn* artists are profoundly underrepresented in art institutions and women’s rights continue to be repealed, What is Ours? is an opportunity for womxn to reclaim space, authority and confidence in themselves, their communities and our collective future. This juried group exhibition by members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC is a culmination of artistic expressions devoted to individual and shared experiences in present-day society. 

*womxn is an inclusive term used to describe all people who identify as women.

Meet the juror:

Risikat ‘Kat’ Okedeyi is a curator, cultural architect, business owner, professor and connector. Her personal mission is to create and produce high-quality cultural events, digital media, and conversations on and around progressive global Black culture, identities and aesthetics. She has professional affiliations with Prince George’s Community College, Bowie State University, The Kennedy Center, The Reach, Pyramid Atlantic and STABLE Arts.

If you are interested in learning more about the local Women’s Caucus for Art, please see the link below:


A textured drawing of a bust, it is geometric and colorful, and the face looks rowards the upper right corner.

On exhibit June 17 – August 28, 2022

Opening Reception June 17, 4 pm – 6 pm

“Space” is a versatile word. It can mean an area, distance, time, or even the cosmos. Over the pandemic, the term “space” primarily referred to the physical distance between people. We have seen how physical space impacts the intangible areas of our lives, including our mental health, relationships, and connections to the world around us. Space has become a mandate, a personal preference, and a source of constant reevaluation. In this exhibit, artists from Studio In-Sight consider the idea of space in many contexts. They explore the concept of emotional and physical space through their lived experiences of isolation, quarantine, conflict, relationships, self-discovery, and nature.

Left: Artwork by Joanne Dvorsky

About Studio In-Sight

Established in 2006, Studio In-Sight is a shared studio program that provides space and inspiration to artists who create outside the mainstream. The studio is part of Cornerstone Montgomery, a psychiatric rehabilitation facility in Montgomery County, Maryland that serves those living with chronic and persistent mental health disorders. Studio In-Sight artists are encouraged to pursue their own interests – photography, painting, sculpture, wood work, etc. Some use their artistic expressions to work through emotional struggles, while others simply relish in the freedom that creation brings.

The artists of the Studio In-Sight program are a diverse group of creators who produce together through the Foundations Day Program at Cornerstone Montgomery. The shared studio, instruction, and program itself celebrate neurodiversity and support artists who live with mental illness. This unique community program looks at how artists can pursue art as a vocation, and how shows, exhibitions, and craft fairs can help unconventional artists participate in meaningful work.

Neurodiversity: Biodiversity

On exhibit March 21 – May 30

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. Greater biodiversity creates a stronger, healthier ecosystem. As more animal and plant species become extinct and disappear day by day, people are coming to appreciate the importance of diversity and the preservation of all life forms.

Within the human species is great biological diversity, especially in the human brain. The term neurodiversity encompasses the variation in the human brain regarding attention, learning, and mood. Just as society appreciates and celebrates biodiversity in an ecosystem, the concept of neurodiversity embraces individuals with neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions. It encourages us to see differences in the brain not as problems but as strengths and part of life.

In this exhibit, artist Trisha Gupta focuses on mental health conditions within neurodiversity. She argues that we must understand neurodiversity as we do biodiversity, where celebrating variety across the human brain can help us to build stronger and healthier communities.

Trisha Gupta’s work explores cultural biases, current treatment methods, and modern patient narratives, revealing the shortcomings of our mental health care system and society. This body of work asks how we can address, respect, and celebrate neurodiversity across our communities.