K@20 Kreeger Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Back in 1994, I covered the opening of The Kreeger Museum and the transition from the Philip Johnson-designed estate from residence to institution. Twenty years later, I served as guest curator for K@20, an exhibition marking this milestone. Featuring the work of 14 DC-area artists, K@20 attests to the strength and diversity of our arts community and to David and Carmen Kreeger’s legacy and vision.
Brochure for my 33rd exhibition at the American Center for Physics

It's hard to believe it's been 33 years. Not only has the exhibition series put me in touch with the latest in theoretical physics but it also has led me to discover artists who explore the intersection between art and

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art
Lured by the thrill of the unknown and the beauty of maps, 38 artists create their own maps that bear the imprint of personal histories as well as actual sites. Ranging from the celestial and the terrestrial to the subatomic, the works explore such themes as borders, identity, and travel—both real and imagined, while charting fresh ways of locating our place in a world in flux. Katonah Museum of Art October 3, 2010 - January 9, 2011
Uncommon Beauty
Kay Chernush, Mary Coble, Frank Hallam Day, Jason Horowitz, Lucian Perkins, and Athena Tacha In contrast to the standards of the media and the fashion world, the exhibiting artists stake out alternative perspectives on feminine beauty. Their intent is to offer something different, unexpected, or ambivalent, something that problematizes the notion of beauty without merely bashing it. Ellipse Arts Center + Washington Project for the Arts October 2 - December 13, 2008
Taken For Looks
Imaging Food In Contemporary Photography Sarah Tanguy samples fine art, commercial and documentary photographs of food to mine the humorous, overlooked and avoided in our culture. Southeast Museum of Photography May 24 – September 1, 2006
In this all-media, juried exhibition inspired by Dada and David Byrne, Sarah Tanguy features fifteen emerging artists who explore the fluid state of the fragmented self, globalized culture, and the emperiled environment. Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, March 14 - May 6, 2006
Enchanting the Real
Sandy Skoglund Enchanting the Real In this 30-year survey, Sarah Tanguy explores the artist's pursuit of food as a subject and her experimentation with a cross-disciplinary approach. In addition to two installations, the exhibition presents a selection of eye-dazzling photographs from the late 70s to the present. COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, January 30 - April 12, 2004
Vanishing Boundaries
Six Studies in Contemporary Photography Nailya Alexander Gallery May 25 - July 1, 2006
Via Simbolica
Liset Castillo, Justine Reyes, and Jose Ruiz Join Sarah Tanguy in exploring the symbolic pathways of three artists, rich in personal and shared memory, and by turn, elegiac, critical humorous. Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of MD January 14 - February 15, 2008
Food Matters
Explorations in Contemporary Art Curated by Sarah Tanguy Food: it is life sustaining, a form of cultural expression, a part of big business, a challenge to dieters, a source of comfort, and a symbol of prosperity. As fast-food culture has taught us, the choices we make about food impact the health of individuals and the earth’s environment.
Sweet Tooth
COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts January 31 – May 12, 2003 What is it about sweets that keep us wanting more? Why is professing a sweet tooth a confession as much as a source of pride? In Sweet Tooth, 40 contemporary artists offer a variety of responses to these questions with artworks that play with ideas of sweetness, memory and obsession and experiment with unconventional materials. [...]
Tools as Art
Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection Katonah Museum of Art 2007 Read Article
The American Center for Physics
“The Square of the Hypothesis Equals Poetry.”—Anonymous Since the fall of 1997, the American Center for Physics has hosted two exhibitions a year at its headquarters located on 24-acre wooded site in College Park, Maryland. From Dark Matter to Chaos Theory, the program loosely explores topics related to current trends in science and mathematics. An illustrated brochure with an essay by consulting curator Sarah Tanguy documents each exhibition, which features sculpture, painting, photographs, and works on paper by regional artists.
The Progress of Big Man: A Conversation with Ron Mueck Reprinted from Sculpture magazine, July/August 2003 Australian-born, London-based Ron Mueck is as enigmatic as his sculptures—from a distended baby, which stuck to the wall crucifixion-style, bears a unnervingly intelligent demeanor far in excess of his age to a smaller-than-life, sick old woman, who inspired by a hospital visit to his wife’s grandmother, curls up in a fetal pose under a blanket. All of his works command an uncanny ability to [...]