Spaces that showcase beauty and creativity
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to the best kept secret in the nation’s capital — “Art at the Center,” free curator-led public art tours. The diverse $4 million art collection is the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in the District outside of a museum with more than 130 works of art. With works of art by both local and international artists, the collection of site-specific sculpture, painting and photography brings a sense of human scale to the Convention Center.
Art at the Center - Free Public Art Tours
2017 PUBLIC ART TOUR DATES
Wednesday, March 22 (National Cherry Blossom Festival)
Monday, April 24 at 6:30 pm
Friday, September 29 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm
Additional 2016 tour dates to be announced soon.
Tour participants must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.249.3200
Art Highlights Include:
West Coast political artist and photographer, Carrie Mae Weems – “The Armstrong Triptych with Bugle Boys” (2002)
Washington, DC’s sculptor Jim Sanborn – Lingua “Spoken Word” (2003)
Internationally acclaimed artist, Sol LeWitt – “Wall Drawing #1103” (2003)
And don’t miss the “Shaw Wall” which celebrates the historic Shaw community, one of the District’s oldest African American neighborhoods and home to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.