Washington’s Mosaics: Treasures in Unexpected Places
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wall mosaic of Minerva by Elihu Vedder, Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Like the myriad of small pieces of colored stone, tile, and glass that make up a mosaic, the Washington area contains a surprising number of mosaic works that together provide a rich picture of the styles and techniques that mark a form that’s been practiced since ancient times.
Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a variety of mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings that contain unexpected gems.
Tour highlights include the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world; a glass mosaic installation depicting the history of art in a school’s garden; and a chance to learn about mosaic-making from a local artist. Go behind the scenes at Off the Beaten Track, a warehouse in Northeast filled with artists’ studios and eclectic businesses, for a demonstration of ancient and modern mosaic tools and techniques.
Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit
Departs Mayflower Hotel, DeSales St side
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
No fringe stop on this tour