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Watch the NextGen 2020 Virtual Reception

Our Galleries are open
Wednesday-Thursday: 12-4 PM
Friday: 12-8 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12-4 PM

All exhibitions are free and open to the public


The annual NextGen exhibition (this year will be NextGen 10.0) offers aspiring artists ages 17 -27 from the Washington, DC metro area, who have little to no exhibition record, the opportunity to bring their work to a wider audience.

A dedicated team of Gallery department interns and volunteers plan and realize the exhibition, with mentorship from Gallery staff.

According to Susan Main, VisArts’ Curatorial and Gallery Program Consultant, “In each iteration, the NextGen exhibition continues to impress and inspire. A rising generation is hard at work making powerful, thoughtful, and excellent artwork. Behind every aspect of this exhibition is a passionate team of interns and volunteers committed to bringing the work of promising artists into the light of the community.”

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