Curator’s Tour

Curator led tour for designers of “Shock of the News” at the National Gallery of Art

Join AIGA DC for a lunchtime break from your workday: we’ve arranged a curator-led tour of “Shock of the News” , a typographically-rich exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The show’s curator, Judith Brodie, will guide our members through the exhibit with a special focus on design. From the NGA:

“In 1909 F. T. Marinetti’s futurist manifesto appeared on the front page of Le Figaro, and less than four years later Pablo Picasso incorporated a fragment of real newspaper into a work of art. The modern mass-media newspaper had colonized fine art. The exhibition examines the many manifestations of the “newspaper phenomenon” from 1909 to 2009, a century during which major artists engaged in a vibrant and multifaceted relationship with the printed news by co-opting, mimicking, defusing, memorializing, and rewriting newspapers."

Judith Brodie is curator and head of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art. She has organized and collaborated on various exhibitions, most recently Shock of the News. Prior to coming to the Gallery, Brodie worked at the National Museum of American Art between 1985 and 1986 and the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1978 through 1985. She was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop in London from 1976 to 1977 and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A., 1976), Dartmouth College, and Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1974).

Free, please register online by midnight on January 23
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When & Where
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
National Gallery of Art, East Building
4th and Madison Drive NW, Washington, DC 20565
Meet at the entrance of the exhibit (second floor)
Washington, DC 20565