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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, December 19

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Mary A. Stinson's 19th-century work, Crazy Quilt, is one of the pieces temporarily visiting D.C., courtesy of New York's Brooklyn Museum.
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Mary A. Stinson's 19th-century work, Crazy Quilt, is one of the pieces temporarily visiting D.C., courtesy of New York's Brooklyn Museum.

Dec. 20-Apr. 27, 2014: Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Is quilting a craft or a fine art? Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts through April 27. The exhibit examines quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory as it breaks down the cultural status of the art form and how it has evolved over the years. The show features more than 30 18th to 20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s decorative arts collection.

Dec. 19-Jan. 6, 2014: The Street Sense Project
You can see a series of charcoal works on canvas by Silver Spring-based artist Thien-Kim Pham at The Art League in Alexandria through January 6. The Street Sense Project includes large-scale portraits of people who live and work on the street. By featuring marginalized and often overlooked people, the artist encourages viewers to focus on the humanity of these individuals.

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