29 jan 1968 & smith-mason gallery take 2
#OTD Monday 29 January 1968 visitors to the Smith-Mason Gallery's exhibition, "Landscape Scenes," were enjoying the art work before it closed on Wednesday 31 January. The Smith-Mason Gallery (1207 Rhode Island Avenue, NW) was located on the first floor of the Victorian rowhouse near Logan Circle owned by Helen Smith Mason & James C. Mason.
This photo of artist & gallery Helen Smith Mason offers a rare view of the gallery interior and how the 1968 exhibition may have been arranged. Smith Mason took advantage of wall space and the floor to exhibit art work. The sculpture is by Raymond Spann, the painting above the mantel is by Nanno Lee and the painting near the sculpture is by Evelyn Ware.
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Photo source: Courtesy Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. 1971. Smith-Mason Gallery Papers, Paul Schmick, photographer.
Jacqueline Trescott, "Wrestling with a Dream in Washington Rowhouse," Washington Post 18 April 1971.