Current Exhibits

Please Join Us at Our Next Free Gallery Event ... 

COMMUNITY ART DAY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | FREE

Drop in for hands-on activities, interactive performances, artist-led demonstrations and tours of the exhibitions Heloisa Escudero: Tools for the Mind and Cat Gunn: Pretty Boy. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Learn more ...

Heloisa Escudero - Composite Image

HELOISA ESCUDERO: TOOLS FOR THE MIND

Solo Exhibition of Interactive Installations Which Invite Audience Participation

EXHIBIT ON VIEW:
JANUARY 11 FEBRUARY 22, 2020

UPCOMING EVENT:
COMMUNITY ART DAY + INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1  |  11:00 AM 2:00 PM  |  FREE

In this special project exhibition which relies on audience participation, artist Heloisa Escudero presents interactive performances and conceptually based art installations. Focused on interaction, reaction, inclusiveness and participation by the audience in the site-specific installation, the Virginia-based artist imagines devices that can erase our phobias, remove our fears, and transform them into tangible art.
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Cat Gunn - Pretty Boy - Updated Composite Image

CAT GUNN: PRETTY BOY

Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings Explores Paint Alchemy and Notions of Identity

EXHIBIT ON VIEW:
JANUARY 11 FEBRUARY 22, 2020

UPCOMING EVENT:
COMMUNITY ART DAY + INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1  |  11:00 AM 2:00 PM  |  FREE

In this recent series of layered abstract paintings, artist Cat Gunn builds up then erases  layers, creating a back-and-forth of additive and subtractive, an accumulation and a diminishing. Hard edges flirt with expressive grounds and fields of color, creating an ambiguous space that is dizzying, strange, and dynamic in self-contained worlds made up of repeating stripes, gradated forms, twisted squiggles, and organic shapes. The quirky geometry and irregularity of patterns allow for vulnerable and imperfect moments, and are equally about sameness as they are about difference.
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Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday: Closed*

*Galleries are often open in the evening and on Sundays when performances are offered at BlackRock. Galleries are closed to the public on certain dates when private events are held or exhibits are being installed.

Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery open hours before your visit.

Galleries Closed:

The Galleries are sometimes closed to the public during private event rentals, when new exhibits are being installed, and when BlackRock is closed for holidays. 

GALLERIES CLOSED for HOLIDAY
Monday, January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

GALLERIES CLOSED for HOLIDAY
Monday, February 17, 2020

Presidents Day

GALLERIES CLOSED for ART INSTALLATION:
Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28, 2020