365 days around the world of art

Welcome to Head for Art. Here you’ll find Art 2010, a 365-day blog project with a simple start-point: each day I take one work from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and write about it in an unstuffy, eye-opening way.

I hail from London and originally started Art 2010 as a way to settle into a new home when I followed my American husband across the Pond. The project has since turned into my ultimate test for art: can it be a part of our day-to-day?

Head for Art can also take you On Tour! We’re up and running to exciting destinations. Whether it’s a weekend in Washington or a week in Italy, we can piece together a bespoke and unforgettable experience for you. Head for Art tours are about fresh and fun on-site experiences: let us take the headache out of the logistics and put the Head for Art onto your shoulders.

Here’s what people are saying about Head for Art:

“What a beautiful site… a gem for art lovers in the district. Head for Art is a hub of art activities that will keep creatives satisfied 365 days a year.” Angie Goff (broadcast journalist WUSA-TV / CBS 9)

“This supercool, new DC-based art site… rocks and is a refreshing new presence in the DMV’s art scene.” Lenny Campello (artist and art critic)

“What a great idea. I’ll look forward to reading this.” Francis Mayes (author)

“Art 2010 is a fresh new voice for DC, with a take on art that’s unpretentious and hugely enjoyable.” Philippa Hughes (chief creative contrarian – the Pink Line Project)

For a taste of the task in hand, check out my seven minute tour of the NGA collections.