March 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
SPRING ARTS 2016: galleries
galleries, gay news, Washington Blade

A work from ‘Typecast,’ an LGBT-themed exhibit that runs all month at Hillyer Art Space. (Image courtesy Hillyer)

Gay curator Jarvis DuBois displays his exhibit “Typecast” at Hillyer Art Space (9 Hillyer Ct., N.W.) running from Friday, March 4 through Saturday, March 26. Work from 33 artists will be displayed that explore sexuality, gender, race, religion and more from local and national artists.

Hillyer Art Space will also display “Embracing Abstraction,” an abstract painting exhibit, by artist Lina Alattar. The exhibit focuses on rootlessness, belonging, identity and the shared human experience. The exhibit will also run Friday, March 4 through Saturday March 26. For more information, visit

“Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan” runs at the International Gallery at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1050 Independence Ave., S.W.) from Saturday, March 5 through early 2017. Turquoise Mountain is an organization dedicated to teaching Afghan artists in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics and more.The exhibit will feature Afghan artists from Kabul who will showcase their art.For more details, visit

Exposed D.C. presents its 10th annual Exposed D.C. Photography Show hosted by the Historical Society of Washington at Carnegie Library (801 K St., N.W.) from Thursday, March 10 through Friday, April 1. Forty-seven photographs were chosen from a contest presenting D.C. not as a tourist attraction but as a place people live, work and play. All photographs will be for sale.The exhibit will run Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 10 from 6-10 p.m. Awards will be given to photographers featured in the exhibit and there will be music by DJ Neville C. Advance adult tickets are $45, under 21 tickets are $20 and children 12 and under are free. Adult door tickets are $45, under 21 tickets are $30 and children under 12 are free. For more details,

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery also displays “Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater” from Saturday, March 19 through Sept. 18. Mater’s work chronicles the transformation economically and urbanely of Saudi Arabia. For more information, visit

The National Gallery of Art (6th and Constitution Ave., N.W.) presents “Three Centuries of American Prints” from Sunday, April 3 through July 24. Highlights from the Gallery’s collection of American prints from the early 18th century through the present. Some featured work will include John Simon’s “Four Indian Kings” and Karen Walker’s “no world.” For details, visit

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.) showcases “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World” from Friday, April 8 through July 31. Women photographers’s work will present their home regions in the Middle East in work ranging from fine art to photojournalism. For more information, visit

The National Building Museum presents “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse” from Saturday, May 21 through early 2017. The dollhouses come from the Victoria & Albert Museum and feature suburban villas, high-rise apartments, country mansions and more. Characters who inhabit the dollhouses will also describe their lives including a woman who runs a lodging house and a surgeon. For more details, visit

“Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions” runs at the American Art Museum (8th and F St., N.W.) from Friday, May 27-Sept. 5. The exhibit features work from Puryear and includes more than 50 drawings and prints and 12 sculptures. Puryear is a local artist who had his first solo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1977. For more details, visit

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