The Art Gallery at Stanford in Washington

The Art Gallery features exhibits that range from 3 to 6 months in length and showcase artists of all mediums. It is open to the public daily.

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Stanford in Washington Gallery

Current Exhibit

The Traveler’s Eye, The Artist’s Touch: The Prints of Jörg Schmeisser

Curated by Eric Denker

October 4, 2023 through January 7, 2024

The German-Australian artist Jörg Schmeisser (1942-2012) was one of the great printmakers of his generation. During a career that spanned five decades, he turned his keen eye to observing the world around him, whether in his own backyard or in the many far-flung places to which he traveled. This selection of twenty-five prints from a Washington private collection reveals his unrivaled technical skill in creating enduring images of both the natural and the man-made world.

Past Exhibits


Two for the Road: Ernest Roth and André Smith in Europe, 1912-30

Curated by Eric Denker

April 1 through June 11

The exhibition is organized by the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College.

Image of a woman wearing a hard hat and a headlamp looking at the photographer with a serious expression on her face

Women at War

January 12, 2023 through March 19, 2023

Women at War features works by leading contemporary women artists working in Ukraine, and provides context for the current war. Several works in the exhibition were made after February 24, 2022, when Russia began the full-scale invasion of Ukraine; others date from the eight years of war following the annexation of Crimea and the creation of separatist Donetsk and Luhansk “People's Republics” in Donbas in 2014.

War is central to history. History has been written (and painted) by men. This exhibition provides a platform for women narrators of history and also examines gendered perspectives of war. Many artists in this exhibition struggle with the notion of victimhood and pose the question in what way women have agency during war.

The exhibition is curated by Monika Fabijanska and produced by Fridman Gallery, New York, in collaboration with Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv.


“The refusal of victimhood is the most pervasive idea uniting these works, even in images that deal directly with rape as a tool of war. This requires resistance not just to contemporary ideas and labels, but to narrative ideas and poetic images as old as civilization: that women are the vessels of wartime trauma and their bodies a canvas on which men write history with the lacerating quill of violence. Thus, Euripides in 415 B.C. in ‘The Trojan Women’: ‘And forth, lo, the women go,/The crown of War, the crown of Woe,/To bear the children of the foe …’”.

- Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

Read the Atlantic Council's review of Women at War here.


Wednesday, January 25, 12 pm: Conversation with artist Alevtina Kakhidze, who has served as the United Nations (UNDP) Tolerance Envoy in Ukraine – Zoom Recording is available here

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7 pm: Conversation with Dorothy Kosinski, Director Emerita, Phillips Collection and the Exhibition Curator Monika Fabijanska – in person

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12 pm: Screening of Letter to Turtledove by Dana Kavelina and a conversation with the artist – Zoom Recording is available here

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7 pm: Panel with Blair Ruble, a Distinguished Fellow at the Wilson Center, Marta Perez Garcia, a local artist, and Aneta Georgievska-Shine, an art historian at the University of Maryland, College Park, moderated by Sonya Michel, a professor emerita of history and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Maryland – Recording of the event is available here

More talks and panel discussions in conjunction with American Purpose are forthcoming. Please email Madison Kenney at mkenney4 [at] (mkenney4[at]stanford[dot]edu) to be placed on the notification list.

The recordings of a curatorial walkthrough and four conversations with the exhibition artists moderated by curator Monika Fabijanska are available online.

Exhibit catalogues are available for sale through the Fridman Gallery. 

The Unexpected Smile, 2022: Selected Photographs of Dario Zucchi

Imagine our good fortune in encountering Dario Zucchi’s work at the precise moment we needed to experience it!  His photographs not only draw us back into the museum after a seemingly endless hiatus, but also enable us to revel in what makes an afternoon in a gallery distinctive, the intertwining of art and viewer.  Zucchi may appear to be a surreptitious observer, but he is only seemingly hidden from view.  Through his playful imagination and patient surveillance, he manages to capture visitors reflecting the colors, textures and, even more astoundingly, the esprit of the works that engage them.  Zucchi does so with the observational powers of an anthropologist, the eye of an artist, and the wit of a world-class humorist.  His admiration for the artist and appreciation of the viewer are charmingly on display in each of these photographs.

It seems particularly fitting to re-open the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery with Dario Zucchi’s, The Unexpected Smile.  We are delighted to highlight Zucchi’s genius and bring smiles to the faces of all who encounter these engaging photographs. 

Adrienne M. Jamieson

Artists of Woodley Park

Artists of Woodley Park presents a creative arena for 33 local artists, recognizing their exceptional work and celebrating unique musings, methods, and media. Stanford in Washington is pleased to sponsor Woodley Park’s second exhibition, the first in 2012. This diverse collection of paintings, photographic prints, drawings, sculptures, and digital artworks—both representative and abstract—robustly represents the neighborhood’s creative talents.
The voices of community members often unseen and unheard feature prominently in this exhibition. Every work presents different subjects and themes, many revealing a deep fascination with the human, urban, and natural landscapes of Woodley Park and the wider District. Local artists have called upon both the familiar and unknown, the noticed and overlooked—offering new ways in which to encounter this community.
Each work tells a complex and compelling narrative from the perspective of an individual artist, finding common identity in the neighborhood they call home. Gallery visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the range of human experience and its manifestations at a community scale. 

Xiaoze Xie: Confrontation and Disruption

Born in China at the onset of the Cultural Revolution, Xie painted his earliest newspaper work in 1998. Twenty years later, the artist’s focus on media and dialogue in China and the United States is distinctly relevant.

For more than 65 years, Jack Boul has been one of the premiere artists in the Washington area, employing his exceptional talents in painting, monotype, and sculpture to convey a deeply poetic sensibility. With restrained eloquence, his small-scale works capture timeless elements of our visible world. Landscape fascinates him, from the bucolic cow pastures of Maryland to the beachscapes of North Carolina. Yet, he is as attracted by the inherent poetry of a gritty cityscape as he is to the countryspainting of Entrance to the El from 1988ide. He depicts such prosaic urban sights as back alleys, water tanks, and elevated trains with the same subtlety he demonstrates when rendering the charm of a Parisian cafe or a Venetian salone. Boul's artistic interests extend from barnyards to barbershops, from wheelbarrows to watering cans.

Painting of reclining woman

Hard Bargain Farm

“Hard Bargain Farm” explores the life of Alice Lescinska Lowe (1880-1951) and Henry Gardiner Ferguson (1882-1966), and their home at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland, directly across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The exhibit highlights many of Alice Ferguson’s paintings of Hard Bargain Farm, a passion she pursued throughout time on the farm.  Alice Ferguson also developed an interest in amateur archeology and helped unearth artifacts of the Piscataway tribe and other original Native American settlements along the Potomac. The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established by Henry Ferguson in 1954 to memorialize Alice and her dedication to Hard Bargain Farm and the preservation of the environment around it.