America Reel Cross History and Education Center

1730 17th Street. N.W, Washington, DC 20006 Tel: (202) 639-3330 Fax: (202) 628-1362 Internet Address: Curator of Collections: Ms. Vicki Watson Sopher Admission: open to public.

Established: 1995 Open: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.

Facilities: Exhibition Area.

Activities: Guided Tours (by reservation).

Publications: brochures.

The permanent holdings include an important collection of original poster art by such illustrators as Howard Chandler Christy. “Harrison Fisher, .James Montgomery Flagg. Norman Rockwell, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and N.C. Wyeth. Also of possible interest, the History and Education Center maintains a satellite gallery, the Gallery at Jefferson Park (located in the ARC Building at 811 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042 – (703) 206-8869).

America Reel Cross History and Education Center Photo Gallery

Howard Chandler Christy, Spirit of America

1919. poster. Photograph courtesy of American Red Cross History and Education Center. Washington, District of Columbia.

American University – Watkins Gallery

Established: 1945

Membership. N ADA Compliant: Y Parking: metered on street – limited.

Open: Monday to Friday. lOam-noon and lpm-5pm.

Facilities: Exhibition Area (700 square feet).

Activities: Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (16/year).

In addition to the various student exhibitions, which are part of American Universitys graduate and undergraduate studio art programs, the Gallery hosts five changing exhibitions each year, one of which is curated from the 4,000-piece Watkins Collection. The Watkins Collection began with the gift of a group of paintings by artist friends as a memorial to C. Law Watkins after his death in 1945. It has grown to include more than 450 paintings, and thousands of prints and drawings, with a focus primarily on 20th-century American art. Holdings include works by Karel Appel, Milton Avery. Pierre Bonnard,

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