Presented in partnership with the World Bank Art Program.

Washington Project for the Arts and the World Bank Art Program co-presented Idylls, an exhibition of works by WPA member artists juried by curator and gallerist Andrea Pollan. Featuring work in a variety of media, Idylls explored the concept of utopia and the diversity of visions that word can represent. The World Bank aims to build better societies through lending funds for civic infrastructure, basic services, housing, and food programs. This is a critical yet utopian agenda that tries to take into account the needs of its constituents. The goal of this exhibition is to see how artists of this greater metropolitan area interpret the idea of an idyll or a utopian environment. - Andrea Pollan   

Juried by: Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office

Participating Artists: Joan Belmar, Christine Carr, Sara Clark, Benjamin Edwards, Amy Glengary Yang, Pat Goslee, Tom Greaves, Bridget Sue Lambert, Barbara Liotta, Isabel Manalo, Mark Parascandola, and Diane Szczepaniak



May 29 – July 3, 2009


The World Bank, Main Complex, Front Lobby Gallery, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

Opening reception

Friday, May 29, 2009, 6:oo - 8:00 pm