What do you think of when you think “art museum”? Big spaces, towering ceilings and white, white, white?
The Marsha Mateyka Gallery in Dupont Circle is anything but. The unassuming facade of this brownstone rowhouse belies its wondrous contents — the works of 20 contemporary artists in paint, photos, sculpture and on paper.
Yes, the walls are white, but with dark brown woodwork, arched doorways and fireplaces, you might think you’d stumbled into the home of an art lover who eschews furniture, if it wasn’t for the spotlights.
Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St., NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-328-0088; Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment; free.