The Catholic University of America

Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School

Under the Influence serves as a catalyst for the discussion and engagement with the legacy of the Washington Color School. The exhibition confronts the complex relationship between contemporary artists and their predecessors. The Washington Color School is arguably the only art movement from D.C. to be nationally recognized and its legacy continues to have a prevailing effect on the D.C. art world. As a result, its legacy has become both a source of inspiration and contention to local, contemporary artists.

Under the Influence includes the works of the Jeffry Cudlin, Bill Hill, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Ryan Carr Johnson, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Meg Mitchell, Robin Rose, and Samuel Scharf. Through the work of these eight artists, Under the Influence examines the variety of ways in which artists engage with the legacy of the Washington Color School.


For more information, please contact Kaitlin Filley & Ashley Wilson at or (202-319-5282).

The Catholic University of America
Salve Regina Art Gallery
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.

Brookland Artspace Lofts
Victor L. Selman Community Gallery
3305 8th Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

Gallery Hours:
By Appointment