The new de la Cruz Gallery of Art will showcase the works of national and international artists as well as Georgetown University students.
The 2,500-square-foot gallery will be located in a former lecture hall and black box theater space in the university’s historic Walsh building, set in the southeast corner of the campus near the heart of the Georgetown community.
“One thing we see it doing is raising the profile of Georgetown as a visual arts center. No less important to us is what it’s going to mean for our students and the whole campus.”
Alfred Acres, Georgetown University Art History Department Chair
A DESTINATION FOR ART
The design of the new gallery includes both interior and exterior modifications to the university’s circa-1958 Walsh building, located near the Key Bridge along Georgetown’s western edge. A new glass entrance vestibule will anchor the building and orient visitors to the gallery. Working in collaboration with exhibit designers Howard+Revis, the design team is creating a dynamic gallery space that will host monographic and thematic art shows and support traveling collections. The renovation also includes support space for exhibit assembly, restrooms, and a catering kitchen.
“A Major Contemporary Art Space is Coming to Georgetown”
Washington City Paper, October 2, 2015