DC Arts Center

About

The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) serves the Washington, DC area by presenting high-caliber, challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange. DCAC was founded in 1989 as an alternative arts center for local artists in response to eroding support for local artists. Since then, our 800 square foot gallery and 42 seat black box theater have been a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts; receiving local, national, and international attention for its programming. Artists of all types, including poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors, and performance artists, have been drawn to DCAC from as close as around the corner and as far as other continents.

Programming

Sherman Fleming and Holly Bass return to DCAC for “Sherman Fleming: New Work,” an exhibition and a series of performances. In 1993, Bass witnessed Fleming’s iconic performance art work “Pretending to be a Rock” in DCAC’s black box theater. Bass will re-perform two of Fleming’s early performances, inverting the gender dynamic and exploring how the visual presence of a female body impacts the perception of masculine actions. The exhibition also includes Fleming’s recent projects “n00se,” a response to racially motivated violence in the U.S.

Satellite locations set their own dates and hours for their programming, and may not have the same dates or hours as official By The People events. If you have any questions about programming or accessibility, please contact satellite locations directly.