Art Seminar Group is devoted to the study and appreciation of the arts

Art Seminar Group (ASG) offers an extensive program of weekly lectures across a broad range of art and art history including the visual arts, theater, film, architecture, music and dance. Our lecturers include prominent art historians, curators, academics and other experts. In addition our members-only events include local excursions, East Coast and national trips, and one international experience each year.


Please click on the date to learn more about each ASG lecture or event. We welcome guests who’d like to learn more about ASG membership to attend up to three lectures before joining us. Guests pay a $15 door fee for lectures.






Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day, On view September 23, 2018 — March 3, 2019. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/tomorrowisanotherday

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics, BMA, On view July 15, 2018 — June 2, 2019. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/anti-aesthetics

Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things, BMA, On view July 18, 2018 — November 25, 2018. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/hassinger

*For weekly local gallery openings, lectures, and events visit Bmore Art's Picks: http://www.bmoreart.com/

Washington D.C.:

No spectators: the art of Burning Man, Renwick Gallery, On view March 30, 2018 - January 21, 2019. More information: https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/burning-man

Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge, Hirshhorn Museum, On view through November 12, 2018. More information: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/mark-bradford-picketts-charge/

Finding a Path Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation, Curated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine, The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, On view September 4 - December 16, 2018. Gallery talk September 15 at 3 pm. More information: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2018/finding-a-path.cfm 

What Absence is Made Of, Hirshhorn Museum, On view through Summer 2019. More information: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/bio/what-absence-is-made-of/

Intersections: Richard Tuttle: It Looks Like It's Going to Be, The Phillips Collection, On view September 13 - December 30, 2018. More information: http://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2018-09-13-intersections-richard-tuttle

Rachel Whiteread, The National Gallery of Art, On view September 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019. More information: https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2018/rachel-whiteread.html

See also:

PBS ART 21: Art in the 21st century: new season September 2018. More information: https://www.pbs.org/show/art-21/


Banner images courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art and Kirsten Walsh