Inaugurated in 2011, Creative Voices DC brings together the local creative community of Washington, D.C., through panel discussions that include artists, collectors, curators, writers, and performers. Participants are encouraged to discuss works and projects in progress, exchange ideas, and share experiences.
The idea for Creative Voices DC aligns closely with what museum founder Duncan Phillips felt to be an important part of his own work as a museum director and the Phillips as an institution: the unwavering appreciation and support of living artists. Phillips believed that “artists speak not only for themselves but for those of us who are intensely interested in other ways of seeing than our own.”
September 20, 2012
A panel discussion in conjunction with two exhibitions of works by American abstract painter Jules Olitski on view in Washington, D.C., at American University’s Katzen Arts Center and the George Washington University’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. Panelists: E.A. Carmean Jr., Alison de Lima Greene, Lauren Olitski Poster, and Karen Wilkin. Moderated by Lenore Miller.
March 8, 2012
Changes in Photography over the Last 15 Years
Panelists: Frank Goodyear, National Portrait Gallery curator of photography; Kirsten Hoving, PhotoPlace Gallery director; Laura Katzman, associate professor of art history at James Madison University; and Dean Kessmann, Fine Arts and Art History Department chair at the George Washington University and artist. Moderated by Wendy Grossman, Phillips curatorial associate.
September 14, 2011
D.C.'s New International Contemporary Art Fair, (e)merge
Panelists: Veronica Jackson, principal at the Jackson Design Group and art collector, Washington, D.C.; Siobhan Rigg, artist exhibiting at (e)merge and associate professor of new media at the George Washington University; and Jamie Smith, cofounder of Conner Contemporary Art and co-director of (e)merge. Moderated by Klaus Ottmann, director of The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art and curator at large.
May 25, 2011
Washington-based Artists Discuss Their Creative Process and Current Work
Moderated by Phillips Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. Panelists: Carol Brown Goldberg, Jefferson Pinder, Janis Goodman, and Dan Steinhilber.
February 7, 2011
Contributions of African American Artists
Panelists: Adrienne Childs, art historian, University of Maryland; Billy Colbert, artist; Lisa Gold, executive director, Washington Project for the Arts; Judy A. Greenberg, director, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.; and Claudia Rousseau, critic, art historian, Montgomery College, Maryland. Moderated by Richard Long, cultural historian, and professor emeritus at the Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta. In collaboration with Millennium Arts Salon; sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities