Zenith Gallery. Go Now.

Zenith Gallery. Go. Now.

Updates:

  • Regular gallery hours at Zenith ceased this weekend, but you can still visit by appointment until the end of March (202-783-2963 or email).
  • Read “Goldberg: The Woman Behind the Flame at Zenith Gallery” by Rosetta DeBerardinis in Daily Campello Art News.

If you are anywhere near Washington, DC this month go to Zenith Gallery. Margery Goldberg is closing her brick-and-mortar operation on 7th Street on March 29th. The gallery was founded in 1978 as part of Zenith Square, a complex of 50 studios at 14th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW that offered DC artists a place to create art as well as show it.

The gallery moved to 413 7th Street NW twenty years ago, part of the city’s effort to create an Arts District. In another triumph of DC urban planning, the area is now characterized by chain restaurants, shopping mall retail, loitering teenagers, and bewildered tourists.

Ms. Goldberg describes the closing of Zenith’s brick-and-mortar facility as a “change of business model,” and pre-recession plans for a luxury hotel include a new Zenith Gallery location, but read Harry Jaffe’s Examiner column for an appreciation of what the city is losing.

Better yet: go to Zenith Gallery, while you still can.

 

Zenith Gallery, 413 7th St NW (Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial or Gallery Place/Chinatown).
Tuesday thru Friday 11am-6 pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

Photo: Downtown DC BID

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