First Friday, June 4, 2021

June is Pride Month here in Dupont Circle! While the Pride Parade has been postponed, come show your support for the art galleries virtually and in person this First Friday – June 4th!

Alex Gallery is a longtime art gallery on R Street, NW in greater Dupont Circle.  To view their 17 artists’ works online, visit: http://www.alexgalleries.com/alexgallery.php

 

Dupont Underground is showing its Pride with their new show, Consider Yourself Invited: DC Royals: a celebration of drag.  This event is a celebration of the drag community, specifically focusing on the drag culture in the DC area in recent years. Dupont Underground is located at 19 Dupont Circle, NW – entrance on 19th Street behind Starbuck – red staircase.  Visit www.dupontunderground.org.

 

Gallery A is a separate art gallery below Alex Gallery.  Check out their unique collections of artists http://www.alexgalleries.com/galleryA.php

 

Gallery 2112 is a post-modern gallery dedicated to fine art and decorative arts.  You can visit their collection online at https://www.1stdibs.com/dealers/gallery-2112/?utm_source=www.gallery2112.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=dealer&utm_content=dealer_badge_shop_dealer

The Heurich House Museum is a Victorian mansion dedicated to decorative arts and keeping the Heurich family history alive.  Happy hours have returned in the garden Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00-8:00!  Take a virtual: Kids in the Castle and Museum Tour here: https://heurichhouse.org/visithhm

 

IA&A at Hillyer is partnering with the Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC to present a six-week series of virtual artist talks and studio visits with Korean and Korean-American artists.  Get a behind-the-scenes look into their art practice and studios.  Visit: https://athillyer.org/kccdcxhillyer/

 

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly announces the fourth edition of Korean Art in the U.S., presenting an expert-led video tour of the Arts of Korea at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). This gallery features work drawn from the Museum’s collection of about 1,200 Korean objects, exploring a broad spectrum of magnificent works ranging from a Bronze Age dagger to contemporary ceramics and prints, highlighting the creative dialogue between artists and Korea’s unique traditions. The video tour of the Arts of Korea at the MFA will be available for free public viewing on June 4, 2021 at 6 p.m. on the KCCDC website (www.washingtondc.korean-culture.org) and social media channels (@Koreaculturedc) as well as the MFA website (mfa.org) and social media channels (@mfaboston).

Visit the Museum of the Palestinian People and their new show “Cities in the Heart.” Cities in the Heart is an intimate and emotional Arabic calligraphy journey through Palestinian cities. The gallery is open in person on Saturdays 12:00-6:00 and First Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00 at 1900 18th Street, NW. To experience their virtual gallery, click https://mpp-dc.org/TourSupport/

Marsha Mateyka Gallery is a museum quality art gallery located at 2012 R Street, NW since 1983.  This institution represents high-end fine artists. Visit www.marshamateykagallery.com

 

Q Street Gallery offers large, colorful canvases by Rafael Gallardo.  To view and purchase paintings by Rafael, visit https://www.gallardo.net/

 

Shop: Made in DC hosts 200 DC artists and makers in their shops around town, including Dupont Circle where they got their start.  Visit: https://www.shopmadeindc.com/s/shop

 

Studio Gallery is a cooperative art gallery featuring 40 members in their 2108 R Street NW location, allowing up to five visitors inside.  Studio Gallery will be open Friday until 6:00 p.m. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com