The 5pm Post – Your Weekly Art Lens by Beth Shook

Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981, Cibachrome print, 30 x 40 in., Courtesy Bank of America Collection

Symposium on Caribbean Art at the Art Museum of the Americas: For those who are free Friday afternoon, the Art Museum of the Americas is hosting what promises to be an fascinating symposium on modern and contemporary Caribbean art. Complementing the museum’s ongoing exhibition Wrestling with the Image, the evening will feature talks by U.S.-based scholars on topics ranging from the Baroque in Cuban art and literature to Puerto Rican carnival folklore. March 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. Metro: Farragut West.

“!Women Art Revolution—A Secret History” at theNational Gallery of Art: Just in time for International Women’s Day next week, the National Gallery is screening Lynn Hershman Leeson’s new documentary on the rocky social history of feminist art from the past 50 years. Hershman Leeson’s video footage includes interviews with a wide array of big name art historians, curators and feminist artists, including Judy Chicago and the Guerrilla Girls. The artist herself will be present, although the NGA website does not make clear whether she’ll be taking questions. You can watch the “WAR” trailer here. March 6 at 4:30. Metro: Judiciary Square or Archives.

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Nicholas & Sheila Pye: Amend at Curator’s Office: This small exhibition of photographs by Canadian collaborative team/couple Nicholas and Sheila Pye chronicles stages in the deterioration of a relationship. While the Pyes use themselves as subjects in their large-format prints, according to the press release, the narrative they present is “emblematic of all things that can go wrong in a mutually dependent and suffocating relationship.” Yikes. On view until March 19. Metro: Dupont Circle or U Street.

Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection at National Museum for Women in the Arts:
Currently at the NMWA are works by female artists from Bank of America’s impressive photography collection. Those on view include Dorothea Lange’s iconic “Migrant Mother,” as well as “Revenge of the Goldfish” by Sandy Skoglund (above). On view until May 22. Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Square.

First Friday openings: Hillyer Art Space, Studio Gallery and Foundry Gallery.

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