“The continuing evolution of the [Luther W. Brady Art] Gallery in making a very strong statement and a window to Washington not only to the students of George Washington University but also to the public in Washington in general”
- Luther W. Brady, M.D.
Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Steven Livick, Untitled (Single Mannequin), 1978, gelatin silver print, Gift of Lawrence Benenson, 1982
August 8 - October 27, 2019
Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Hattie Carnegie – you know their names, but do you know what they look like? Fashion designers and fashion purveyors can become synonymous with their designs: a little black dress, a handbag, or an scarf that everyone is suddenly wearing but the face of the designer who created that fashionable piece might never be known. A number of the photographs on view are portraits of well-known designers, models, or individuals in fashion. They counter the glamorous side of the fashion industry works by May Wilson and Jody Mussoff give the impression of constriction and anxiety while photographs by Steven Livick draw attention to the slim line between models and their inanimate foil: mannequins.
Organized as a companion to the exhibit, Fast Fashion/Slow Art (August 8 – December 15, 2019), this exhibition features works of drawing, sculpture, and numerous photographs from the GW Collection and will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM. Also on view will be three works from the Estate of Dr. Luther W. Brady, Jr.
Sean Scully, Yellow Yellow Yellow Triptych, 2009, oil on aluminum. Estate of Luther W. Brady, M.D., 2019.
Icons of Contemporary Art: Selections from the Luther W. Brady Collection
January 17 - March 20, 2020
Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM
Luther W. Brady, M.D. (1925-2018), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, was a world-renowned radiation oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the George Washington University (GW). He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and the President's Medal in 2015. In a lasting gift to the university, he left a number of works from his personal collection of artwork by renowned American and European artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Jules Olitski to the GW Collection.
Over 50 works will be on view.
Lenore D. Miller
Director, University Art Galleries, and Chief Curator
Gallery Assistant - Programming
Corcoran Flagg Building
500 17th Street, NW, Suite 142
Washington, DC 20006
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM