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DC’s 5x5 Project Named One of the Top 10 Exhibitions in the US

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Project recognized for allowing artists to create “memorable public art”

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is proud to announce that the 2014 edition of its signature public art exhibition, 5x5, was named as one of the top 10 art exhibitions in the United States for 2014.

Hyperallergic, a critically acclaimed art blog, praised 5x5 saying that the exhibition’s “open and multifaceted nature allowed participants to generate some truly memorable public art.” 5x5 is the only Washington, DC exhibit – and the only public art exhibition – on the blog’s top 10 list for 2014.

“It is truly an honor to have 5x5 gain this recognition,” said Edmund C. Fleet, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “We are pleased to see Washington, DC, receiving national attention for creating world-class art that is enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors of the District.”

“One of the goals of 5x5 is to create contemporary public art that is both memorable and innovative,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “Being listed as a top 10 exhibition by the acclaimed Hyperallergic blog is a testament to 5x5’s success and to the District of Columbia as a world cultural city.”

View here for Hyperallergic’s entire 2014 Top 10 list.

About the 5x5 Project: 5 Curators, 25 Artists, 16 Weeks, 8 Wards, 1 Cultural Capital

5x5, A Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, is the District's largest public art project. A District-wide program of contemporary, ephemeral public art, 5x5 is dedicated to exploring new perspectives on the District of Columbia through the lens of five curators and 25 artists. The 2014 project began in early September and closed in December.

Website: http://www.the5x5project.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the5x5project                                                                           

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5x5project

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.