“Jack Hornady: Road Trip” Exhibit



02/07/2023 12:00 am - 05/10/2023 12:00 am




421 7th Street NW

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Influenced by American Realism and mid-century modern graphic design, artist Jack Hornady fuses two timeless subjects in his colorful paintings: architecture and automobiles.

Hornady, a Connecticut native living in Maryland, is drawn to the past — memories from his childhood in the early 1970s, when minimalist roadside buildings still dotted the landscape and cruiser cars ruled the open roadways.

Step back in time with 21 dreamy scenes on view in “Jack Hornady: Road Trip” at the District Architecture Center. Reminisce about this bygone era with vintage roadside diners, retro motels, mid-century office buildings, and obscure strip malls. Imagine road trips in a 1963 Pontiac Catalina, 1956 Ford Fairlane, and other classic cars.

There will be an exhibition opening with the artist from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8.

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