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Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 2

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(Nov. 2-Dec. 4) VERY QUEER PORTRAITS Texan artist Heyd Fontenot uses the nude portrait as commentary on modern identity issues in The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot at the University of Maryland's Art Gallery in College Park for the next month. Human imperfections, comical innuendos, and the occasional goat assist the artist in getting to the core of what it means to be weird: It means you're normal.

(Nov. 2-Jan. 9) IN VIBRANT COLOR If something a little less sexual but way more colorful appeals to you, head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts sometime before January. A Life in Vibrant Color features a wealth of paintings, textiles, and sketches by pioneering African American artist Loïs Mailou Jones. Jones' work draws inspiration from the struggles she witnessed growing up in the United States as well as her time spent in Haiti, Africa, and Martha's Vineyard.

(Nov. 2-Dec. 26) OKLAHOMA! You may have heard that DC's Arena Stage is back and that she's had some work done. Her name got bigger, too. Roger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! celebrates all things America with song at dance at Arena Stage at The Mead Center through Christmas.

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