This House is not a Home — It’s an Art Gallery!

Craig Meklir Uncategorized

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.

Art historian Marsha Perry Mateyka established the museum in 1983, and through the years she has been rotating exhibits of the works of artists such as Gene Davis, Jae Ko and Kitty Klaidman.

Only a block away from the renowned Phillips Collection and Hillyer Art Space, you can make a day of absorbing some of the best and brightest in small spaces that the city has to offer.

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.