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Thursday, March 21­­ – May 16;  Wed-Saturday 1– 5 pm

Art After Duchamp was designed and curated by students in art history, exhibition design, and museum studies in the graduate seminar: Marcel Duchamp: Dada Provocateur, taught by Dr. Lisa Lipinski, Associate Professor of Art History, in Spring 2024.

Rejecting the academic traditions set by the Beaux Art system of the nineteenth-century, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) turned away from what he derided as “retinal art,” art pleasing to the eye. He strove to engage the intellect, prompting the invention of the readymade and works that prefigured conceptual art.  Art after Duchamp features contemporary art inspired by specific works in Duchamp’s oeuvre, from the Bicycle Wheel to the Nude Descending a Staircase. Each work in the exhibition reflects the insight of the readymade: anything can be art. Viewers will find a variety of sculptural works mostly based on found objects that engage the mind. Bring a friend and stay for a game of chess. Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

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