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Convention Center’s Impressive Public Art Collection on View

Fri., Jul. 31 (6:30pm): The Walter E. Washington Convention Center across from the north side of Mt. Vernon Square (L St. bet. 7th & 9th Sts., NW) will be hosting another of its quarterly public art tours, led by independent curator Joan Oshinsky. This $4 million permanent collection, one of the city’s largest

Patrick M. Craig, “Round Up” (1992). This work can be viewed on Level 3 outside meeting room 305.

Patrick M. Craig, “Round Up” (1992). This work can be viewed on Level 3 outside meeting room 305.

non-museum art collections, features paintings, sculptures, photography, graphics and mixed-media works created by a carefully selected group of local, national and international artists. Of very special interest to the Convention center’s neighbors is the dramatic, 72-foot “Shaw Wall,” displaying works by local DC artists celebrating the historic Shaw area.

Larry Kirkland, “Capitol Stars” (2003). This suspended work can be viewed at street level.

Larry Kirkland, “Capitol Stars” (2003). This suspended work can be viewed at street level.

This no-charge tour does require that persons planning to participate RSVP either by email to community@eventsdc.com or calling the 24-hour WCCA Community Hotline at 249-3200. A public affairs office staff member will return calls to confirm reservation. Tour participants to gather inside the Center’s main lobby area.