Visitors in the Gallery, many are darker silhouettes against the background of very colorful abstract paintings

Programs & Events

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The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery frequently offers public events in conjunction with their exhibitions and collections from gallery talks, public openings, and other activities.



Upcoming Events

DC Mondays: Three Points of Democratic Crisis
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Black and white print showing two men fighting with many angry men behind them.

A. Berghaus and C. Upham, “The attack on the President's life” (detail), Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1881, Library of Congress.

In this virtual talk, Smithsonian curator Jon Grinspan explores moments of crisis in American democracy that have unfolded in the streets, hotels and government buildings of Washington D.C. From the assassination of President Garfield in 1881 to Watergate in 1972 to the recent insurrection at the Capitol, Dr. Grinspan examines the ways that instability, division and violence in American politics manifest themselves physically in the nation’s capital.

This program is presented by the GW Museum in conjunction with the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery exhibition Echo of Watergate, featuring busts by sculptor Jane Mason.