Tonight’s Art Salon at White-Meyer House is not to be missed. Artists and art lovers are encouraged to participate in this unique event taking the DC arts community by storm. Sponsored by DCCAH, this is a monthly chance for artists, designers, art enthusiasts and educators to mingle in a relaxed setting. Come at 7pm to hear remarks by Regie Cabico, Poet & DCCAH Grantee; Dr. Curtis Sandberg, Curator of the White-Meyer House; and Yosi Sergant, Director of Communications for the NEA.
The monthly Art Salon series is modeled after the Parisian art salons of the 18th century, where artists of the academies could submit works to be on display in salons, or large rooms. The largest of these exhibitions took place in the Palais du Louvre, simply known as the Louvre today. This was a chance for young artists and established artists alike to discuss works with patrons of the arts or other enthusiasts. Artists such as Eduard Manet, Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix and Mary Cassatt got their start at these salons.
The Art Salon at White-Meyer House is designed to create the momentum for the new art era in DC, much like the salons of Paris launched many movements of the 18th and 19th century. Join us for a night of art, discussion and culture!